Mothers who have a healthy lifestyle can lower obesity risk in kids

A mother’s example could be instrumental in a child maintaining a healthy weight, suggests new research published in The BMJ

Mothers who have a healthy lifestyle can lower obesity risk in kids“Living a healthy lifestyle can not only help adults to improve their health and reduce their risk of developing chronic diseases, but also can exert health benefits to their offspring,”said Dr Qi Sun from Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston. Mothers have a powerful influence over their children’s lifestyle choices, but it’s […]

Monsoon mantra: A nutritionist’s guide to a healthy monsoon

Many people are climate sensitive and often experience cold, cough, allergies, headache, joint pains and triggering of existing complaints. Following a healthy lifestyle can help you get rid of it

Monsoon mantra: A nutritionist’s guide to a healthy monsoonWe all enjoyed mangoes, jack fruit, ice apples (tadgolas) in summer and now the rains are here to give us respite from prickly heat. Fill in your plate with all seasonal greens and fruits. Some vegetables many of which you may not have even heard of should be the part of your meal, now, since […]

Yoga may benefit heart health as much as aerobics, finds study

Based on 37 clinical trials, researchers found that doing yoga lowered blood pressure, cholesterol, heart rate and other cardiovascular risk factors in increments comparable to those seen with aerobic exercise

Yoga may benefit heart health as much as aerobics, finds studyThose sun salutations and downward dogs could be as good for the heart as cycling or brisk walking, and easier to tolerate for older people and those with health challenges, according to a new review of existing research. “Taken together, these improvements could facilitate and complement a regimen toward better cardiovascular health,” said Paula Chu, […]

Can nutritional labelling influence your food consumption?

The Cochrane Library has recently conducted a survey. The objective of its survey was to inquire whether nutritional labelling affects people's choices while choosing healthy food options

Can nutritional labelling influence your food consumption?The recent survey underlined that nutritional labelling helps people in making informed food choices thereby making them eat healthy. It also suggests that nutritional labelling might be an option to prevent obesity. Nutritional labelling is advocated as a means to promote healthier food purchasing and consumption, including lower energy intake. Internationally, many different nutritional labelling […]

Busted: 5 myths of water

To remain healthy in many ways you should drink eight glasses of water every day - What if we tell you that this is a myth?

Busted: 5 myths of waterWhat if we also tell you that you’ve been misled all this while when it comes to water and general beliefs around it? While it is true that our body constitutes of around 70% water, excess intake of water can be fatal too. We bust common myths about water intake. Myth 1: Drinking 8 to […]

Mumbai Marathon: ‘This will be my first dream run’

Tata Mumbai Marathon or the ‘dream run’ is all set to begin in the next five days. This year, many cardiac patients in the team under special supervision of doctors are participating. My Medical Mantra talks to one such patient who will run 10 kms after joining a cardiac rehab just 15 days after his surgery

Mumbai Marathon: ‘This will be my first dream run’Every adventure has someone’s story to tell and so are various unique stories of participants at the Mumbai Marathon this year. Scheduled on January 21, it has many patients who have undergone cardiac surgeries and are back to their routine. For an engineer working with an esteemed organisation realising that he suffered from an acute […]

‘Gymming and running are my two pillars of fitness’

Dr Aditya Kelkar is a phacoemulsification and vitreoretina surgeon at National Institute of Ophthalmology. He aspires to live a healthy life by following a strict fitness routine and never gives it a miss. He is also an avid marathon runner

‘Gymming and running are my two pillars of fitness’‘Consistency in the exercise helps you maintain both mental and physical health,’ says Dr Aditya Kelkar, phacoemulsification and vitreoretina surgeon at National Institute of Ophthalmology, who aspires to live a healthy life. He follows a strict fitness routine and never gives it a miss. His fitness schedule involves three days of gymming and three days […]

What is dengue shock syndrome?

Dengue shock syndrome is one among the stages of dengue hemorrhagic fever, which is a fatal condition, usually occurs in extremes of ages as in young children and in elderly people

What is dengue shock syndrome?Who are more prone to dengue fever? It is believed that people with weak immune system and those who are developing a second dengue infection, are more vulnerable to dengue fever. The severity also depends on multiple reasons such as immunity, recurrent dengue infection, and multiple co morbidities and so on and also who are suffering […]

Caution: Bad lifestyle choices has put youngsters at an increasing risk for piles

Piles – a neglected condition about which people are often embarrassed to talk about. Today, a lot of youngsters are suffering from it. Here the doctors list out the major causes, symptoms, and effective treatments, to cure piles

Caution: Bad lifestyle choices has put youngsters at an increasing risk for pilesPiles (haemorrhoids) are swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum and anus that cause discomfort and bleeding. The size of piles can vary and are found inside or outside the anus, explained doctors. Usually the age group above 40 gets piles informed doctors. But “now-a-days, it is commonly seen in the youngsters, in the age […]

4 simple lifestyle choices that may prevent cancer

Inculcating healthy lifestyle choices like exercising regularly, not smoking, drinking in moderation and maintaining a healthy BMI can make a huge difference in lowering cancer risk

4 simple lifestyle choices that may prevent cancerThe authors of a new study suggest that 20% to 40% of cancer cases—and about 50% of all deaths from cancer—might be prevented if we all did these four things: exercise regularly, maintain a healthy BMI, give up smoking, and skip alcohol or drink only in moderation. That’s it—or, rather, that might be enough to […]