To rev up fitness, walking 15,000 steps a day should be new exercise target

Those mail carriers, who walked for more than three hours a day, covering at least 15,000 steps, which is about seven miles, generally had normal body mass indexes, waistlines and metabolic profiles

To rev up fitness, walking 15,000 steps a day should be new exercise targetTaking 10,000 steps per day is often suggested as a desirable exercise goal for people who wish to improve their health. But a new study of postal workers in Scotland suggests that that number could be too conservative and that, to best protect our hearts, many of us might want to start moving quite a […]

Simple tips for breaking bad habits

Habits, good or bad, follow a typical three-step pattern. One way to describe this is as three Rs: reminder, routine, and reward. By breaking down the cycle of a bad habit, you can identify what triggers the routine and begin to address what really needs to change. This way you can establish a pattern for new and healthier habits

Simple tips for breaking bad habits  Everyone has bad habits they want to break, but instead of scorning yourself for being helpless to break them, use the fundamentals of forming habits to your advantage. Engaging in habit changes for self-improvement is key to vitality and well-being at all ages, according to Margaret Moore, co-director of the Institute of Coaching at […]

76-year-old back on feet after being bedridden for 3 months

India is riddled with a severe problem of osteoporosis. According to estimates, as many as 25 million Indians are likely to be affected by osteoporosis in the coming years in India. Doctors say that if people implement all the preventive measures then osteoporosis can be prevented and if neglected it can land a person in major trouble

76-year-old back on feet after being bedridden for 3 monthsOsteoporosis is a condition of fragile bone with an increased susceptibility to fracture. It weakens bone and increases risk of bones breaking.  According to estimates, as many as 25 million Indians are likely to be affected by osteoporosis in the coming years in India. A 76-year-old woman was bedridden for three months because of severe back pain. […]

‘With age, one must have a strict exercise routine’

A bariatric surgeon’s life can be quite challenging. With most surgeries scheduled in the first half of the day and the second half in the Out Patient Department (OPD), taking care of oneself can be a task. However, at 58, Dr Ramen Goel manages everything while being a perfect example of being a super jock

‘With age, one must have a strict exercise routine’Toughness is a matter of the mind and not of the body, or so proves a gym-junkie doctor at the age of 58 in Mumbai. Tough, gym-freak and fiercely fit are the adjectives for Dr Ramen Goel, Senior Bariatric Surgeon, Director- Centre of Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery, Wockhardt Hospitals. His usual day starts by having lemonade […]

Did you know, each time you have sex, you use every single of the 657 muscles in your body

Anatomy expert Mike Aunger explains we use far more muscles than we realize, sex uses 657 muscles, dad dancing uses 85 muscles and texting uses 38 muscles

Did you know, each time you have sex, you use every single of the 657 muscles in your bodySometimes getting fit can seem like an uphill struggle. With the days short, the weather cold, and the comfort food tantalizing, we could find a million excuses to avoid the gym – before ourselves for letting New Year’s Resolutions slip. But anatomy expert Mike Aunger insists we mustn’t be disheartened: there are scores of everyday […]

Frisky and fighting fit: Yes that’s Dr Sanjay Borude for you

At the age of 58, when most of the people look for retirement plans and opt for a leisurely life, Dr Sanjay Borude, takes up new ventures and keeps giving various exams- all to keep himself mentally and physically fit. This week in Fitness Mantra, let’s have a look at what this award-winning bariatric surgery does to keep himself fit

Frisky and fighting fit: Yes that’s Dr Sanjay Borude for youLook at Dr Borude from behind, and you would be muddled to know that it’s the silhouette of a 58-year-old man! He’s frisky and fighting fit. With a genetic heart ailment that came along his way when he was just 40 years of age, he still exercises his way to glory. “I was always a […]

Exercise does not prevent blocked arteries, suggests study

The researchers found that the participants who had the highest levels of physical activity (trajectory three) were 27 per cent more likely to develop coronary artery calcification (CAC) by middle age, compared with people who exercised for under 2.5 hours per week. Although, the new findings should not be taken as a reason to stop exercising altogether

Exercise does not prevent blocked arteries, suggests studyCoronary artery calcification (CAC) is a condition characterized by a build-up of plaque in the main vessels that supply blood to the heart. This condition can lead to a wealth of cardiovascular problems, including the poor circulation of blood to and from the heart, depending on the severity of plaque build-up in the arteries. According […]

Exercise can increase your willpower, says study

Self-control is one of those concepts that we all recognize and applaud but do not necessarily practice. It requires forgoing things that entice us, which, let’s face it, is not fun. On the other hand, lack of self-control can be consequential for health and well-being, often contributing to problems like weight gain, depression or money woes

Exercise can increase your willpower, says studyFor most of us, temptations are everywhere, from the dessert buffet to the online shoe boutique. But a new study suggests that exercise might be a simple if unexpected way to increase our willpower and perhaps help us to avoid making impulsive choices that we will later regret. Given these impacts, scientists and therapists have […]

Difference between situational depression and clinical depression

Situational depression often goes away in time, and talking about the problem can ease recovery process. If recovery does not occur, more severe condition of clinical depression may develop

Difference between situational depression and clinical depressionEveryone feels sad from time to time and this is a natural human emotion. But depression is a serious condition that can affect every aspect of a person’s life. Situational and clinical depression are similar, but not the same. Recognizing the signs of situational and clinical depression is the first step towards getting appropriate help. […]

Diabetes tied to silent heart attacks

A silent heart attack can happen to anyone, but people with diabetes are more predisposed to experience silent heart attacks. Around 25 to 30 per cent of heart attacks in people with diabetes are silent, putting people with diabetes at significant risk

Diabetes tied to silent heart attacksPeople with diabetes are two to four times more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than those without the disease. There is no doubt that every heart attack is life threatening and requires immediate attention, says Dr JC Mohan, Director of Cardiology, Fortis Hospital, Delhi.  He added, “A heart attack in which a person […]
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