Can heart patients run a marathon safely?

An Indian dies of a heart attack every 33 seconds. Surprisingly, in the last few years recreational running is gaining popularity. We are determined to make running more of a lifestyle improvement, in order to benefit not only our physical body but also our heart

Can heart patients run a marathon safely?“As every runner knows, running is about more than just putting one foot in front of the other; it is about our lifestyle and who we are.”- Joan Benoit In 2004, when Mumbai marathon first began, the bookings were open till the day before the event. This year, the spots were filled 6 months in […]

Simple and effective tips to avoid overeating

If you are bored and have nothing to do, do you look at what is in the fridge? If so, you are in good company. According to research mostly people eat out of boredom and not because they are hungry. Such behaviour soon shows up on the weighing scales. It is difficult but not impossible to break this habit

Simple and effective tips to avoid overeatingSelf-control is a struggle for many people, especially when it comes to food. Eating too much in one sitting or taking in too many calories throughout the day are common habits that can be hard to break. Over time, eating too much food can lead to weight gain and put you at risk of chronic […]

Physical activity of any type or amount can help cut health risk from sitting, finds study

A new study of around 8,000 middle-aged and older adults found that swapping a half-hour of sitting around with physical activity of any intensity or duration cut the risk of early death by as much as 35 per cent

Physical activity of any type or amount can help cut health risk from sitting, finds studyThe findings highlight the importance of movement, regardless of its intensity or amount of time spent moving, for better health. Don’t get too comfortable in that seat: Parking your body in a chair all day can be deadly, as plenty of ‘sitting is the new smoking’ research has found. But replacing 30 minutes of sitting […]

Sedentary lifestyle cancels out heart benefits of having a normal weight

Low levels of physical activity can put healthy weight adults at the same risk for cardiovascular diseases as those who are overweight, a study has found

Sedentary lifestyle cancels out heart benefits of having a normal weightResearchers have found that low levels of physical activity can put healthy weight adults at the same risk for cardiovascular disease as adults who are overweight. “Our study demonstrates that a sedentary lifestyle counters the benefit of being at a normal weight when it comes to heart disease risk,” said lead investigator Arch G. Mainous […]

Income volatility, unstable career taking a toll on youths

Instability in career and income affects the health of youngsters. Experts witness rising cases of heart-related and psychiatry related issues in the population facing income volatility

Income volatility, unstable career taking a toll on youthsAs all the sectors have become competitive, the pressure to be a better performer is also increasing. Till date, people were having office related issues, but these days, doctors are also witnessing cases where income volatility is affecting the health of the individuals. Dr Dnyaneshwar Gaware, a cardiologist from Pune, said, “Loss of job or […]

Infections could trigger cardiovascular disease, reveals new study

A new study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, zooms in on the link between infections and adverse cardiovascular disease (CVD).  The researchers looked for infections that these people developed up to 1–2 years before the cardiovascular event

Infections could trigger cardiovascular disease, reveals new studySeveral factors may raise the risk of cardiovascular conditions. Some of these factors are modifiable, such as smoking, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. Other factors, such as sex, race, age, and family history, cannot be modified. However, there are also a number of  ‘acute risk factors’, or triggers, that can lead to CVD. Some […]

Heart attacks more likely when weather is frigid, finds study

A new study confirms what doctors have long asserted — cold weather is a risk factor for heart attacks. But the risk doesn't stop with the cold. Low atmospheric pressure and the associated wind, rain and lack of sunshine also make heart attacks more likely, it seems

Heart attacks more likely when weather is frigid, finds studyBased on more than a decade and a half of medical and weather data, researchers linked an increased incidence of heart attacks to lower air temperatures, lower atmospheric pressure, higher wind velocity and shorter durations of sunshine, according to the report in JAMA Cardiology. What’s unique about the new study, said its senior author, is […]

Thailand becomes first country in Asia to introduce tobacco plain packaging

The World Health Organization (WHO) commended stronger tobacco control measures being adopted by Thailand which has become the first in Asia and the first low and middle-income country to adopt plain packaging for tobacco products

Thailand becomes first country in Asia to introduce tobacco plain packagingThe new legislative announcement on plain packaging is the latest effort of Thai government and adds to the Tobacco Control Act 2017 which enforces 20 years as the minimum age for purchasing tobacco, bans single stick sale and bans tobacco advertisement, promotion and sponsorship. Plain packaging of tobacco products restricts or prohibits the use of […]

Eating more vegetables interlinked with better artery health for older women

A new study of older women living in Australia finds that eating more vegetables - especially cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower - might help to prevent clogged arteries, a main cause of heart attack and stroke

Eating more vegetables interlinked with better artery health for older womenElderly women who eat more vegetables may be less likely to develop hardening of the arteries, an Australian study suggests. Researchers surveyed 954 women aged 70 and older. They also used ultrasound to assess the thickness of the walls of the carotid artery in the neck, and the extent of plaque accumulation. Thinner artery walls […]
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