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 […]

7 easy ways to live diabetes-free life

A large proportion of diabetes cases are preventable. Simple lifestyle chabnges have been be effective in preventing or delaying the onset of type 2 diabetes. Maintaining normal body weight, engaging in regular physical activity, and eating a healthy diet can reduce the risk of diabetes

7 easy ways to live diabetes-free lifeDiabetes is one of the most common lifestyle diseases in the world. India is among the top three countries with about 64.5 million people affected by diabetes till last year. Moreover, it has been predicted that diabetes will be the 7th largest killer in the world by 2030. A large proportion of diabetes cases are […]

10 reasons why belly fat is the most stubborn fat on our body

Your body does have some built in protections and an inclination to preserve energy levels at all times.  If you lose a lot of weight quickly, your body will respond by slowing down your resting energy use and make less energy available for you to use for extra activities

10 reasons why belly fat is the most stubborn fat on our bodyWhy is belly fat the most difficult, and last, fat to go? Belly fat is not necessarily the most difficult and last fat to burn on the body – it depends on the person. Generally speaking, it’s not usually more difficult to get rid of, it just seems that way because it takes so long. […]

Protein released from fat in after exercise plays vital role in improving health

Exercise training causes dramatic changes to fat. Additionally, this ‘trained’ fat releases beneficial factors into the bloodstream

Protein released from fat in after exercise plays vital role in improving healthAfter performing experiments in both humans and mice, the researchers found that exercise training causes dramatic changes to fat. Additionally, they discovered that this ‘trained’ fat releases factors into the bloodstream that can have positive effects on health. The study was published online February 11, 2019, in Nature Metabolism. It’s known that fat cells secrete […]

Haven’t hit the gym since sometime? Here’s what you need to do

Within a week, your muscles lose some of their fat-burning potential and your metabolism slows down. Strength lingers longer than endurance once you stop training. But depending on just how slothful you’ve become, your quads and biceps may start to shrink soon after you leave the weight room

Haven’t hit the gym since sometime? Here’s what you need to doThink your body won’t notice that week off? Think again. Here’s what happens when you swap your regular sweat sessions for never-ending Netflix nights – and how long it takes to re-flip the fitness switch Just as a good training program builds you up, falling off the workout wagon can have the opposite effect – […]

Rapid weight gain in childhood can affects heart health in teenagers, finds study

Obesity and cardiovascular risk factors in childhood and adolescence are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease in adulthood

Rapid weight gain in childhood can affects heart health in teenagers, finds studyExcessive weight gain in children under two years can lead to cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in teenage years including increased cholesterol, being overweight and having fat around the middle, finds new research from the University of Sydney. Obesity and cardiovascular risk factors in childhood and adolescence are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease […]

Exercise is your best defence against deep abdominal fat, suggest new American study

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center analysed two types of interventions—lifestyle modification (exercise) and pharmacological (medicine) - to learn how best to defeat fat lying deep in the belly. The study is published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Exercise is your best defence against deep abdominal fat, suggest new American studyScientists know that the type of fat you can measure with a tape isn’t the most dangerous. But what is the most effective way to fight internal, visceral fat that you cannot see or feel? The answer: exercise. “Visceral fat can affect local organs or the entire body system. Systemically it can affect your heart […]

Frequent bouts of activity can help reduce health risks of prolonged sitting

Sitting down for long periods of time is now the norm; at the office, watching television, playing video games, our lives are easily filled with physical inactivity. The negative health consequences of sedentary living are also growing clearer

Frequent bouts of activity can help reduce health risks of prolonged sittingThe researchers found that compared to prolonged sitting, taking regular breaks to perform short, repeated bouts of activity lowered concentrations of blood sugar and blood sugar in the bloodstream for up to nine hours after a meal. As Dr Meredith Peddie, co-author of the new study, explains, “Most of us spend about 75 per cent of our […]

Pizza: Nutritionally decent or diet disaster?

A recent study concluded that pizza consumption among kids and adolescents was associated with higher daily calorie intake, saturated fat and sodium. It also found that pizza eaten as a snack or from fast-food restaurants had greatest negative impact on calorie intake

Pizza: Nutritionally decent or diet disaster?Yes, pizza is healthy, yet it isn’t. You pizza can turn from nutritionally decent to diet disaster and it all depends on the type of crust, amount of cheese and toppings used. Healthy pizzas can deliver a good amount of sodium from tomato sauce and cheese, which means if you are watching your salt intake, […]

Only fat consumption causes weight gain, suggests new study

Researchers say dietary fats, not sugars or proteins, are the only cause of weight gain. They found that carbohydrate and protein intake had no effect on body weight

Only fat consumption causes weight gain, suggests new studyScientists from the University of Aberdeen and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have undertaken the largest study of its kind looking at what components of diet – fat, carbohydrates or protein – caused mice to gain weight. Since food consists of fat, protein and carbs, it has proven difficult to pinpoint exactly what aspect of […]
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