Even 1 extra kilo of deep belly fat can increase diabetes risk in women, reveals study

Though excess body fat is a known risk for many metabolic conditions, including type 2 diabetes, recent research has been gathering evidence to show that the amount of body fat is not the only factor that contributes to risk

Even 1 extra kilo of deep belly fat can increase diabetes risk in women, reveals studyResearchers already know that excess body fat can increase the risk of diabetes, but a new study shows that one form of fat, in particular – the ‘invisible’ one that accumulates around organs and intestines – can heighten this risk more than seven times, at least in women. Now, research from Uppsala University in Sweden […]

Standing burns more calories than sitting or lying down, finds study

Compared with sitting or lying down for the same amount of time, standing uses more energy. This could help to burn calories that would otherwise end up in fat storage

Standing burns more calories than sitting or lying down, finds studyNew research supports the idea that spending more time standing during waking hours can help to counteract some of the negative consequences of sedentary lifestyles. These are among the findings and conclusions of a recent PLOS One study from the University of Granada (UGR), in Spain. Many scientists believe that lying, sitting, and standing use […]

Muscle-building protein shakes may threaten health, finds study

The protein shakes that health supplement stores sell, which people sometimes buy as a dietary aid to build muscle mass, may not actually be safe for health in the long run according to a new study in mice

Muscle-building protein shakes may threaten health, finds studyMany fitness protein powders that are commercially available consist primarily of whey proteins, which contain high levels of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs). BCAAs, which are three essential amino acids called leucine, valine, and isoleucine, are meant to help increase muscle mass in people who are interested in bodybuilding, though some scientists believe this claim to […]

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 […]

#FitIndiaMovement: Fitness icon Mandira Bedi’s workout and diet plan

Mandira Bedi grabbed the eyeballs with TV shows like ‘Shanti’, ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’, for playing Preeti in 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge' and for proving that women can host cricket matches too. She has tried everything from acting to anchoring and even fashion designing and aced it all. In the recent years, we’ve also come to remember and admire her for being a fitness icon. Here, the 45-year-old yummy mummy, who is committed to her fitness routine, reveals what keeps her looking super svelte and fit!

#FitIndiaMovement: Fitness icon Mandira Bedi’s workout and diet planKnown for her fit frame and vivacious personality and having won a stunt show on television, Mandira Bedi is considered an epitome of fitness. Mandira who has the most captivating and fit body is very much disciplined about her workout and her diet plan. “I work out for five days a week. Along with cardio, I […]

Being easily fatigued may signal future heart problems, suggests study

People who are easily winded by very light exercise could be at more of a risk for heart disease than others who do not experience the same level of tiredness, recent research finds

Being easily fatigued may signal future heart problems, suggests studyThe study, appearing in the Journal of the American Heart Association, looked at a participant pool of 625 individuals with an average age of 68 years. The study team found that those who tired easily had an overall higher chance of developing cardiovascular disease. First, the researchers calculated each person’s 10-year risk of heart disease […]

High-fat diet and gut bacteria interlinked to insulin resistance: Reveals study

Researchers have discovered how our choice of diet can weaken our gut immune system and lead to the development of diabetes

High-fat diet and gut bacteria interlinked to insulin resistance: Reveals studyInsulin resistance occurs when the body stops responding normally to insulin, a hormone that helps the body process sugar. Developing insulin resistance can lead to type 2 diabetes, which is a metabolic condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Obesity is a significant risk factor for insulin resistance and diabetes. But how and why does […]

Physical fitness may help prevent depression, anxiety: New studies offers insights

Although there is evidence that exercise can boost mental health, scientists know less about whether physical fitness can prevent the onset of mental health conditions. A recent systematic review and meta-analysis take a closer look

Physical fitness may help prevent depression, anxiety: New studies offers insightsCommon mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety, are a growing global issue. They reduce overall wellbeing and life satisfaction, but they may also increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and increase mortality risk. Although talking therapies and medication can help in many instances, they do not help everyone. An issue as substantial as […]

Obesity may put young people at risk of anxiety, depression

Researchers have recently examined the link between mental health conditions and obesity in over 12,000 children and teenagers. The results show that obesity raises the risk of anxiety and depression, which is something that physicians and healthcare professionals should be ‘vigilant about’

Obesity may put young people at risk of anxiety, depressionA new study connects obesity and anxiety among young people, finding that obesity is an independent risk factor for anxiety and depression among children and teenagers. Louise Lindberg, from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, is the lead researcher of the new study. She and her colleagues presented their findings at the European Congress on […]

Know about the unexpected health benefits of sex

You don't really need a reason to have it, but there are many benefits of sex you might not know about it. Here, the hidden health perks of great sex

Know about the unexpected health benefits of sexSex is not only pleasurable, did you know it’s also good for you? It’s true. The benefits of sex range from slashing stress levels to lowering your risk of cancer and heart attacks. Sex facilitates bonding and feelings of intimacy with your partner. This kind of connectedness does more than make you feel warm and fuzzy, it […]
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