Poor posture can interfere with an active life

Most people are familiar with the telltale look of aging — the slouching posture that makes men look small and feeble. Age can wear down the discs in your spine, which causes them to compress. Moreover, posture can worsen with age and cause back, neck, and shoulder pain. Adopting corrective lifestyle habits can help you stand up straighter

Poor posture can interfere with an active lifeChanges in posture are a result of bad habits, such as sitting hunched over and not standing correctly. “Over time, these habits can create muscle weakness and imbalances that trigger spasms and place stress on your neck, low back, and shoulders, says Dr David Binder of the Orthopaedic Spine Center at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital. Poor […]

To prevent muscle soreness, follow these recovery tips

You may feel like you never want to go to the gym again. But exercise-induced muscle damage, and the steps you take to recover, are all part of becoming a better athlete, as long as you know your limits. Knowing the right steps to take for recovery is essential to repair muscle. Taking the right steps will also prevent injury. And the good news is, recovering and preventing injuries are easier than you think

To prevent muscle soreness, follow these recovery tipsSome people call it “good” pain, but the truth is that no one really enjoys getting out of bed the morning after an intense workout. Your body is tense, your muscles feel weak and swollen, and you are ferociously hungry. First things first — stop overtraining: There is a growing amount of evidence that suggests […]

‘Physical fitness is linked to mental health’

Fitness is synonymous to Dr Nirmal Surya, a senior consultant neuro-physician at Bombay hospital and the founder trustee and chairman of Epilepsy Foundation. Along with the patient’s health Dr Surya equally takes care of his wellbeing

‘Physical fitness is linked to mental health’Dr Nirmal Surya, a senior consultant neuro-physician at Bombay hospital and the founder trustee and chairman of Epilepsy Foundation, never compromises with his fitness routine. Dr Surya said, one needs mental energy to stay fit. Our brain should indicate that ‘We are fit’. Dr Surya is an early riser. “I go for a walk at 6:30 am […]

PM Modi advocates ‘Fit India’ movement

In 42nd Mann ki Baat, PM Modi exhorted the importance of fitness and health, owing to requests and recommendations he received over letters and e-mails from the public. Yoga guarantees fitness as well as wellness, it has become a global mass movement today, said PM Modi, while introducing the 'Fit India' movement

PM Modi advocates ‘Fit India’ movementIn his monthly radio programme “Mann Ki Baat”, the Prime Minister said: Preventive healthcare is most cheap and easy. As much as we are conscious about preventive healthcare, it will be beneficial for the person, his family and society. A healthy India is vital as a clean India. In case of health, the country has […]

Exercise following a learning session improves memory in young women, says study

Whether you are cramming for an exam or simply want to give your memory a boost, doing some physical exercise straight after a learning session may be of great help - if you are a woman

Exercise following a learning session improves memory in young women, says studyA new study published in the journal Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications shows that just 5 minutes of light physical exercise following a learning session improves memory in young women. The study’s first author is Dr. Steven Most, of the School of Psychology at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He and his team conducted four […]

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!

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. “I work out for five days a week. Along with cardio, I swim and run. I […]

Exercise to keep your joints flexible and strong

Physical exercise is any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness. Exercise improves improve joint strength. It can also help you lose weight, which takes pressure off aching joints. If you have any joint issues, ask your doctor before you start a new exercise program so you know what you can do safely

Exercise to keep your joints flexible and strongSwimming, walking, cycling, jogging, running and weight training can help. If you have some mild muscle soreness after you start a new exercise, that’s normal. In case of lasting pain, see your doctor. “It is recommended that 30-45 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic exercise must be undertaken 5-6 days per week to stay healthy. This […]

Team India’s opening batsman Punam Raut shares her keep-fit secrets

Punam Raut has earned plenty of praise for her batting in the ICC Women’s World Cup. Raut set a world record opening partnership of 320 runs with Deepti Sharma, contributing 109, On 15 May 2017, in a WODI verses Ireland. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Punam shared her fitness formulas

Team India’s opening batsman Punam Raut shares her keep-fit secretsIn any sport, fitness is of great importance. Power, speed, stamina, energy levels and concentration matters. Not only physically an athlete is required to be fit mentally as well. To stay mentally fit, Punam emphasises on meditation. Along with all this, running between the wickets is equally important. Punam Raut, who is an icon, unravels […]

Veteran actor Dalip Tahil unravels his fitness mantras

Speaking to My Medical Mantra, actor Dalip Tahil, spills the beans about his fitness goals, know- how’s of yoga and diet - all of which is his secret for his emotional, physical and mental well-being!

Veteran actor Dalip Tahil unravels his fitness mantrasPower pact performer Dalip Tahil, who has displayed impeccable acting skills in movies like ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’, ‘Baazigar’, ‘Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke’, ‘Ishq’, ‘’Bhag Milkha Bhaag’ and so on, reveals  his keep-fit formulas. Now, he will also be seen in Sudhir Mishra’s ‘Daasdev’. Fitness freak and a yoga lover, Bollywood’s versatile actor says […]

Exercise and cognitive behavioral therapy beneficial to regain fitness lost to cancer fatigue

Fatigue is the most common side effect for patients being treated for cancer, apart from tiredness and lack of energy. Cancer-related fatigue may cause confusion, irritability, poor memory, and depression

Exercise and cognitive behavioral therapy beneficial to regain fitness lost to cancer fatigueFor patients with cancer-related fatigue, exercise is likely to be last on the list of appealing activities. According to a new study, however, physical activity is the best way to combat this common side effect. Researchers compared a variety of treatments for cancer-related fatigue to find that exercise or psychological interventions fared best, while drug […]
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