#FitIndiaMovement: Simple living and healthy eating is Dr TP Lahane’s fitness mantra

It is doctor’s responsibility to taking care of patients. Sometimes doctors tend to ignore their health. But, Padma Shri Awardee Dr TP Lahane is an exception. Dr Lahane is a go getter, fitness enthusiast and a discipline eater who never gives his workout a miss. According to him, staying fit; can only pave a way towards a healthy life. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Lahane revealed his stay-fit formulas

#FitIndiaMovement: Simple living and healthy eating is Dr TP Lahane’s fitness mantraDr TP Lahane, the Joint director of Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), needs no introduction. He is a ray of hope for many patients and a perfect role model for the budding doctors. Dr Lahane believes in simple living and healthy eating and makes sure that he practises what he preaches. Dr Lahane […]

Eating nuts linked with reduced heart disease risk for diabetic patients 

People with diabetes who regularly eat nuts may be less likely to develop heart disease than their counterparts who rarely, if ever, consume nuts, a U.S. study suggests

Eating nuts linked with reduced heart disease risk for diabetic patients Diabetics who ate at least five 28-gram (one-ounce) servings of nuts a week were 17 percent less likely to develop heart disease than people with diabetes who had no more than one serving of nuts weekly, the study found. Even just one serving of nuts might still be good for the heart, however. For people […]

Habit change is key to success for weight loss, finds study

Can experts in behaviour change help boost weight loss for overweight people?

Habit change is key to success for weight loss, finds studyMcGill University researchers think so: they report significant results -up to 10% of body-mass loss with this approach. Bärbel Knäuper, Steven Grover and their team worked with nearly 200 overweight participants (both men and women) using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in a year-long program to achieve greater weight loss in a group setting. Their results […]

Double your portion size to eat healthy

It’s well known that portion size affects food intake, so could doubling portion sizes facilitate a healthy diet?

Double your portion size to eat healthyAccording to a recent study, larger portions of food might not be so bad for us after all. The findings add to our understanding of the psychology of healthful eating. Scientists have studied the so-called portion size effect in some depth. One review of the research found that when a portion size is doubled, people […]

High-fat diets impairs brains ability to control appetite response

Obesity, researchers point out, is frequently characterised by leptin resistance, which means that the body is unable to ‘read’ the signals sent by the hormone that typically curbs appetite

High-fat diets impairs brains ability to control appetite responseHow do we know when to eat, and when to stop eating? Easy: we feel hungry, so we know it’s time for a meal. Then, when we feel full, we know it’s time to put down the cutlery and get on with our day. These states of hunger and satiety occur due to the brain’s […]

Just one high-fat meal can set the stage for heart disease

A single high-fat milkshake, with a fat and calorie content similar to some enticing restaurant fare, can quickly transform our healthy red blood cells into small, spiky cells that wreak havoc inside our blood vessels and help set the perfect stage for cardiovascular disease, scientists report

Just one high-fat meal can set the stage for heart diseaseJust four hours after consuming a milkshake made with whole milk, heavy whipping cream and ice cream, healthy young men also had blood vessels less able to relax and an immune response similar to one provoked by an infection, the team of researchers reported. While the dramatic, unhealthy shift was likely temporary in these healthy […]

Yoga helped me to get ‘back’ on track

Dr Apratim Goel, Dermatologist and laser surgeon of Cutis Skin Studio, who is a fitness enthusiast, reveals her keep-fit formulas

Yoga helped me to get ‘back’ on trackIf you happen to meet Dr Apratim Goel, you will be pleased with her enigmatic smile and flawless skin. She swears by her fitness regime and informed, “I grew up seeing my mom doing yoga every day. Later, I suffered from lower back pain and decided to opt for yoga.” She added, “I have a […]

How to juggle fasting, feasting and yet manage diabetes this festive season

During the festive season, we tend to forget all the cares and worries of life and along with this we may also forget our usual diet which we follow. Unfortunately, during this time we not only witness an increase in newly detected cases of type 2 diabetes and other lifestyle disorders, but also the worsening of blood of people with diabetes

How to juggle fasting, feasting and yet manage diabetes this festive seasonFestivals in India are mostly associated with fasts and feasts whether it is Navaratri followed by Dussehra and Diwali or Ramzan followed by Eid. Festivals include rituals which involve fasting, as well as visiting friends and relatives which involve feasts. Markets are filled with sweets, and other food items which are rich in fat, sugar […]