With a change in weather, here are some important tips top avoid falling sick

While flu antiviral drugs can help in some cases, they are not meant to act as a substitute for the flu vaccine. Since flu season is right around the corner, it is important to start taking preventative measures. Here are five easy tips for avoiding the flu this year

With a change in weather, here are some important tips top avoid falling sickFlu vaccine The most significant preventative step you can take is to get a flu shot each year. Since the viruses keep evolving, the World Health Organization makes regular updates to their recommendations for vaccine compositions. Though influenza can affect people all year round, illnesses are particularly high during flu season. Keep your hands clean […]

Just 10 minutes of exercise per day can boost your memory

The findings could provide a simple and effective means of slowing down or staving off memory loss and cognitive decline in people who are elderly or have low levels of physical ability

Just 10 minutes of exercise per day can boost your memoryResearchers have shown that the brain’s ability to store memories improves after a short burst of exercise. Even ten minutes of light physical activity is enough to boost brain connectivity and help the brain to distinguish between similar memories, a new study suggests. Scientists at the University of California studying brain activity found connectivity between […]

#WorldAlzheimersDay: Aerobic exercise can help slow down cognitive decline

Older adults who did aerobic exercise by itself experienced a three times greater level of improvement in cognitive function than those who participated in combined aerobic training and strength training exercises. The study suggested aerobic exercise may be more effective than other types, for Alzheimer’s patients in preserving the ability to think and make decisions

#WorldAlzheimersDay: Aerobic exercise can help slow down cognitive declineCardiovascular exercise training may help slow the decline in brain function seen in Alzheimer’s patients, a new review of past research suggests. Researchers assessed data from 19 studies conducted between 2002 and 2015 that examined the effects of exercise on cognitive ability in 1,145 people at risk of, or diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Nearly 90 […]

When heart disease runs in the family, what should one do?

Dr Narayan Gadkar, Consultant Cardiologist, Zen Multi-speciality Hospital, Chembur, shares about what one should do if there is a family history of Heart disease

When heart disease runs in the family, what should one do?As a family, we share happiness, difficult times, and a myriad of other aspects of life! However, we also share genes, behavioural and lifestyle traits, which are not just restricted to the present generation. Through our ancestors to our future generations, the genetic material is passed between families – so do many diseases that exist […]

Playing outdoors can be beneficial to your child’s eyesight

More time outdoors had a protective effect and reduced the chances that a child would go on to need myopic refractive correction in the future. The size of the effect was impressive

Playing outdoors can be beneficial to your child’s eyesightThe ready availability of technology may make the children of today faster at configuring a new smartphone, but does all of that screen time affect the development of their eyes? While conventional wisdom dictates that children should do less up-close viewing, sit farther from the television and perhaps even wear their eyeglasses less, we have […]

8 no-equipment exercise you can do in 30 seconds

These eight compound moves use zero equipment and will fry and firm the flab – fast

8 no-equipment exercise you can do in 30 secondsThis is about as uncomplicated as it gets: These eight compound moves use zero equipment and will fry and firm the flab — fast. “Use the body you have to create the body you want,” says trainer Adam Rosante, a fitness ambassador for C9 by Champion and the author of The 30-Second Body. “You can […]

1.4 billion people at risk of diseases due to lack of exercise, says WHO

Around the globe, about one in three women and nearly one in four men does not exercise enough to avoid common diseases, a new report shows

1.4 billion people at risk of diseases due to lack of exercise, says WHOWHO report estimates that more than a quarter of people worldwide – 1.4 billion – are not doing enough physical exercise, a figure that has barely improved since 2001. Inactivity raises the risk of a raft of health problems, such as heart disease, type-2 diabetes and some cancers. High-income countries were among the least active. […]

Diabetes prevention tips for women

Diabetes management requires awareness. Know what makes your blood sugar level rise and fall, and how to control these day-to-day factors

Diabetes prevention tips for womenDiabetes is a disease in which blood sugar (glucose) levels in your body are too high. Diabetes can cause serious health problems, including heart attack or stroke, blindness, problems during pregnancy, and kidney failure. Diet plays an important role in fighting diabetes. Diet and exercise are both key components of a successful strategy to beat or manage diabetes: […]

Controlling your weight can help lower stroke risk

Strokes don't usually come out of the blue. It is true that nobody can predict the precise time when a stroke will strike. But even when an underlying medical condition puts you at risk, you might be able to do something about it. Small changes in lifestyle, such as keeping a check on your weight can prevent the risk of strokes

Controlling your weight can help lower stroke riskThere is a lot you can do to lower your chances of having a stroke. Even if you’ve already had a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), you can take steps to prevent another. Controlling your weight is an important way to lower stroke risk. Excess pounds strain the entire circulatory system and can lead […]

Debunking 5 commonly held misconceptions about ageing

Experts state that it is never too late to take up exercising to keep the body fit or learning new things to keep the mind sharp. While ageing is a natural process among all living organisms, many people fear the uncertainty of it. Being exposed to misconceptions about growing old certainly does not help either

Debunking 5 commonly held misconceptions about ageingHere are five such myths that you should stop believing: Older adults have no interest in sex Erectile dysfunction or vaginal dryness may occur due to age-related health problems and medication use, which can often reduce the frequency of sexual activity. Despite this, experience combined with increased intensity are possible factors that can increase sexual […]