Here’s why orthopaedic shoes may not really be good for our feet

New research has made a surprising finding about the function and effects of foot calluses, leading investigators to question how good orthopaedic shoes really are for foot health

Here’s why orthopaedic shoes may not really be good for our feetHumans – that is to say, our modern ancestors, Homo sapiens – have been around for at least 195,000 years. Yet, it was only maybe 40,000 years ago that our species invented footwear. Anthropologists understand that, up until that point, humans and their predecessors had no way of protecting their feet, other than naturally formed […]

Know about the surprising health benefits of whistling

Did you know that you carry a wonderful tiny musical instrument with you always? Whenever you wish to engage it, all you have to do is pucker your lips and force air through them. Whistling is something that you can do all the time, unlike singing that is off-limits at times, such as when you have a sore throat or hoarse voice

Know about the surprising health benefits of whistling  Whistling not only lets you create a tune or mimic bird sounds, but also enables you to enjoy a number of benefits, from reduced stress levels to delayed ageing signs. If you like to know what sort of perks you can get by whistling, continue reading. Below you will come across some of the […]

Know about the health benefits of paneer

Cottage cheese is a regular low-calorie cheese derived from milk. It is formed when acid is put in curd and left to curdle. The cheese has a mild flavour and also a smooth feeling to it, which makes it tasty. Filled with protein, B vitamins and calcium, cottage cheese is a nutritious addition to any diet, especially for people aiming for weight loss and building muscle

Know about the health benefits of paneerCottage cheese should not be confused with cheddar cheese that is hard to bite into and is yellowish-white. It is a healthy option for people who want to diet. This is unlike cheddar, which increases the amount of calories consumed. In India, cottage cheese is called paneer, which is used in various authentic Indian dishes. […]

Here’s all you need to know about this diabetic-friendly vegetable

What is your favourite vegetable? Pumpkin, spinach, broccoli, green beans or else? Well, perhaps it is time for you to a bit broadening your knowledge about types of vegetables. Have you given a bite to tindora? Tindora is one of the vegetable commonly found as part of Indian cuisine but unfortunately, the health benefits of ivy gourd also known as tindora or tendli vegetable is not a piece of common knowledge yet

Here’s all you need to know about this diabetic-friendly vegetableIvy gourd is a plant grown in tropical climates that are used for food and medicinal purposes. There are different species of ivy gourd, including Coccinia indica, Coccinia cordifolia, and Coccinia grandis, which are often compared to bitter melon. In addition to being a staple of Indian, Indonesian, and Thai cuisines, the fruit is believed […]

What are the unknown dangers of intermittent fasting?

Intermittent fasting is all the rage these days when it comes to the weight loss and fitness community. Given the large number of people including celebrities who swear by it, it’s not surprising why this diet is getting a lot of attention

What are the unknown dangers of intermittent fasting?The practice of intermittent fasting strictly follows an eating cycle that involves a phase of fasting and non-fasting over a defined period. During the fasting phase, the dieter purposely rejects food to ensure the body can adapt and benefit from this period of no food intake. Intermittent fasting is actually an umbrella term much like […]

Exercise: Know what level of intensity suits you, according to you age limit

These days, with increasing awareness about exercise, people have started making it habit to exercise daily. But, experts say that there is not enough awareness on how much exercise should one do, according to their age and capability

Exercise: Know what level of intensity suits you, according to you age limitDr Vivek Tadwalkar, general physician (GP) from Pune, said, “Those who want to reduce their weight are blindly following any exercise pattern. There are certain scientific norms on how much exercise a person can in a particular age group, and when one does not follow that, there are chances of a person becoming ill.” While […]

Does consuming beetroot juice help in muscle recovery post-workout?

Beetroot juice can be consumed either prior to the workout or post-workout, according to many studies

Does consuming beetroot juice help in muscle recovery post-workout?Beetroot juice is a nutritious energy drink that can either be consumed before or after workouts, and as simply part of the regular diet. The juice serves many purposes for it has plenty of iron, magnesium and folate, among antioxidant properties. Ray Bass, certified fitness trainer and wellness editor at mindbodygreen, pondered over when exactly […]

Want to boost your sperm quality? Try tomato puree 

A compound found in tomatoes could help tackle fertility problems in men, scientists say. A dietary supplement containing lycopene - a pigment that gives tomatoes their red colour - has been shown to boost overall sperm quality with improvements to their size and shape and swimming capabilities

Want to boost your sperm quality? Try tomato puree Healthy men who took the equivalent of two tablespoons of (concentrated) tomato puree a day as a supplement were found to have better quality sperm. Male infertility affects up to half of the couples who cannot conceive. Fertility experts said more studies were needed involving men known to have fertility problems. National Health Service (NHS) […]

Even naturally sweet drinks may increase diabetes risk, reveals study

Research has shown that drinking soft drinks with added sugar can increase a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes by affecting subtle metabolic mechanisms. But are ‘diet’ soda and 100% fruit juices that contain a natural level of fructose but no added sugar any healthier?

Even naturally sweet drinks may increase diabetes risk, reveals studyWhile researchers already knew that drinks with added sugar could increase a person’s risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests that the same may be true for naturally sweet drinks, such as 100% fruit juices, as well as artificially sweetened beverages, such as ‘diet’ soft drinks. The evidence surrounding diet soda and its […]

#CoffeeDay: Four cups of coffee might have a protective effect on your heart

Researchers found that consuming the amount of caffeine that is equivalent to four cups of coffee might be enough to set off a cellular chain of events that protects the cells of our hearts

#CoffeeDay: Four cups of coffee might have a protective effect on your heartAccording to a new study four cups of strong coffee might be the amount that would keep the hearts of older adults healthy. The latest study titled, “CDKN1B/p27 is localized in mitochondria and improves respiration-dependent processes in the cardiovascular system – New mode of action for caffeine,” was published on 21st of June 2018 in […]
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