This is how your smartphone is making you gain weight

Gained weight lately? Your smartphone might be behind it. Here’s why

This is how your smartphone is making you gain weightWe’ve all heard of the dangers of relying too much on your smartphone to pass the time and get through boredom, and just your day in general. There’s the one that says it can damage our eyes permanently, one that can turn our real-life relationships into nothing more than a friend request, and even one […]

5 factors that can affect your weight loss rate

The reason behind people losing weight varies. Some simply want to feel better and more confident, while some are doing it to become healthier and to lessen the risk of potential health problems

5 factors that can affect your weight loss rateWhatever the reason may be, the principles of losing weight is more or less the same, which is basically consuming fewer calories than you burn on a daily basis. This becomes what’s called as a weight loss rate, and you must keep it healthy to keep yourself on track. But unbeknownst to many, there are […]

Sugary drinks and fruit juice may increase risk of early death, says study

Most people know that sugary drinks aren’t healthy, but a new study finds fruit juices are not much better

Sugary drinks and fruit juice may increase risk of early death, says studyIn fact, consuming them regularly may help shorten your life, researchers say. “Older adults who drink more sugary beverages, which include fruit juice as well as sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages, may be at risk of dying earlier,” said study author Jean Welsh. She is an associate professor at Emory University School of Medicine in […]

Self-monitoring what you eat can help you lose weight, proves study

If you want to lose weight, research shows, the single best predictor of success is monitoring and recording calorie and fat intake throughout the day - to ‘write it when you bite it’

Self-monitoring what you eat can help you lose weight, proves studyBut dietary self-monitoring is widely viewed as so unpleasant and time-consuming; many would-be weight-losers can’t muster the will power to do it. New research to be published in the March issue of Obesity suggests that the reality of dietary self-monitoring may be far less disagreeable than the perception. After six months of monitoring their dietary […]

Mangoes: Not a no-no on dialysis, says expert

Mrinal Pundit, a Dietician, NephroPlus, shares how a person on dialysis can enjoy Mangoes and maintain potassium levels of the body this summer. Also, she shares what type of Mango contain how much potassium, for choosing a healthy variant of Mango

Mangoes: Not a no-no on dialysis, says expertIt’s that time of the year again when one cannot resist the fruity aroma of mangoes walking by the market. The best thing about the otherwise blistering summers is the arrival of the King of Fruits – Mango. Relished by people of all ages, this fruit brings the spirit of summer with it with its […]

What is a calorie and why does it matter to your diet?

The concept is often spoken of as if calories are a measure of an amount of food, but of course they are not — two portions of food that take up the same space could have different calorie counts

What is a calorie and why does it matter to your diet?When people talk about dieting and healthy eating, they usually talk about calories: how many you should have in one day, or with each meal, or for every hour of exercise. But what are calories really? The concept is often spoken of as if calories are a measure of an amount of food, but of […]

Diet sodas inadvertently cause weight gain, finds study

Scientists found new evidence that linked diet sodas to weight gain. A new study has found that those who drink low-calorie beverages have more calorie intakes than those who only drink water

Diet sodas inadvertently cause weight gain, finds studyFlavoured sparkling water with 100 per cent fruit juice and pure water were suggested to be better alternatives to sweetened drinks. The study published in Pediatric Obesity observed 7,026 children and teenagers enrolled in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and assessed their calorie intake per day and whether or not diet sodas helped […]

Children who turn to sugary drinks instead of water at risk of obesity

A new study has found that children who do not drink water often choose to drink sugary beverages instead, increasing their calorie intake and risk of obesity

Children who turn to sugary drinks instead of water at risk of obesityThe research, which was recently published in JAMA Pediatrics, analysed data collected between 2011 and 2016 from 8,400 children between the ages of 2 to 19. The data was part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), which is carried out every year by the CDC. As part of this survey, parents were […]

Mediterranean diet protects against overeating and obesity, finds study

Eat as much as you want and not gain weight? Sounds too good to be true

Mediterranean diet protects against overeating and obesity, finds studyBut in a study published in the April 23 issue of the journal Obesity, scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine found that non-human primates on a Mediterranean diet chose not to eat all the food available to them and maintained a normal weight. “By comparison, the animals on a Western diet ate far more […]

How accurate are fitness tracking devices?

Dr Zakia Khan, an Interventional Cardiologist, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, shares her views on the modern fitness devices and talks about how precise these devices and its data are

How accurate are fitness tracking devices?Whether you’re a gym nut or just enjoy a casual run around your local park on a Saturday morning, everyone wants a fitness tracker.With new fitness trends emerging almost every day, the one that dominantly stands out is the tracking devices that monitor total burnt calories as well as one’s heart rate. A heart rate […]
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