Stopping exercise can take a toll on your mental health, reveals study

Stopping exercise can take a toll on your mental health, reveals study

It’s long been understood that exercise is extremely beneficial for both one’s physical and mental health. However, the question of how a person’s mental state is affected when they give up exercise altogether is a topic that hasn’t been adequately explored. Julie Morgan, a PhD student from the Discipline of Psychiatry at the University of […]

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#WorldSpineDay: Sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise to blame for spinal problems

An unhealthy spine can interfere with the entire central nervous system and can also cause a host of unwelcome health issues such as pain, numbness, and weakness in the arms and legs, impaired breathing and digestion and impaired control of the bowel and bladder. On the occasion of World Spine Day, doctors informed that around […]

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#WorldKidneyDay: Kidney function worsens as people get more obese, reveals study

With or without existing kidney disease, kidney function is more likely to decline over time the more severely obese a person is, a large study suggests. “Excess weight, particularly around the belly, causes many adverse metabolic effects that impact the kidney,” said lead study author Dr Alex Chang of the Geisinger Health System in Danville, […]

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Reduced age of patients with cardiac disorders: Reasons, impact and corrective action

Coronary artery disease is the most prevalent heart disease in India. Indians have increased incidences of Heart disease, especially, in younger age groups. It is estimated that Indians are nearly four times more susceptible to heart attacks, with 10-15 % of attacks happening to people under the age of 40; this is unheard of in […]

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1.4 billion people at risk of diseases due to lack of exercise, says WHO

WHO report estimates that more than a quarter of people worldwide – 1.4 billion – are not doing enough physical exercise, a figure that has barely improved since 2001. Inactivity raises the risk of a raft of health problems, such as heart disease, type-2 diabetes and some cancers. High-income countries were among the least active. […]

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Obesity major contributor to liver failure disease

Obesity major contributor to liver failure disease

Obesity is a major contributor to liver failure disease, say experts. With majority of Mumbaikars following unhealthy lifestyle and having junk food eating habits, doctors say non-alcoholic fatty liver related liver failure is on a rise and obesity is the reason for it. Dr Samir Shah, Head of the Hepatology, Liver Intensive Care and Transplant […]

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