Men who have a resting heart rate of 75 bpm are twice as likely to die early

When was the last time you measured your resting heart rate? Having a resting heart rate of 75 beats per minute (bpm) during middle-age may double the risk for early death, according to new research published in the journal Open Heart

Men who have a resting heart rate of 75 bpm are twice as likely to die earlyThe study involved hundreds of men who had their resting rates measured on two occasions over the space of 10 years. A resting heart rate of 75-bpm (which is considered normal by the UK NHS) was shown to double the risk of early death. Men whose heart rate increased during their 50s were also more […]

Pump up: 5 healthy heart tips

Lack of exercise, a poor diet and other unhealthy habits can take their toll over the years. Dr Nihar Mehta, consultant cardiologist at Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, gives 5 simple steps to look after your heart

Pump up: 5 healthy heart tipsIndia has rapidly become the capital of metabolic diseases over the globe.This term encompasses a combination of ‘high’ – body weight, blood pressure, blood sugars and blood cholesterol, a disease of excess. These metabolic diseases lead to heart diseases like heart attacks, heart failure and fluctuations in heart rate (arrhythmia), said Dr Nihar Mehta, consultant […]

Yoga may help ease mood disorders in Parkinson’s patients, finds study

People with Parkinson’s disease may have less anxiety and depression when they practice yoga focused on mindfulness and breathing exercises, a small experiment suggests

Yoga may help ease mood disorders in Parkinson’s patients, finds studyParkinson’s disease is one of the most common chronic neurodegenerative diseases. Classic motor symptoms include tremors, rigidity, slowed movements, and postural instability – but patients with Parkinson’s can also experience a variety of cognitive problems as well as psychiatric disorders like depression and anxiety, researchers note in JAMA Neurology. For the study, researchers randomly assigned […]

#WorldSleepDay: Five steps to help you sleep better

The amount of sleep you need changes as you age, but generally, adults need between 7 and 9 hours of good quality sleep per day. Sleep plays a significant role in your health and well-being as well as protecting your physical health, mental health, quality of life, and safety

#WorldSleepDay: Five steps to help you sleep betterDo you have a hard time getting a good night’s sleep? You are not alone. In actual fact, two thirds of adults in the United States are also unable to clock up the recommended hours. Here are our top tips to help you to sleep well and feel wide awake the next day. Sleep can be […]

Regular yoga practice linked to reduced blood pressure, states research

Adults who practice yoga with breathing and relaxation exercises at least three times a week may have lower blood pressure than people who don’t, a research review suggests

Regular yoga practice linked to reduced blood pressure, states researchFor the study, researchers analysed data from 49 trials with a total of 3,517 participants who were typically middle-aged, overweight women and men who already had high blood pressure or were close to developing the condition. These smaller trials assessed blood pressure before and after participants were randomly assigned either to doing yoga or to […]

Yoga and meditation are beneficial for physical and mental well-being, says research

Yoga and meditation have both become increasingly popular in the Western world, and practitioners praise their psychological and physical benefits. Current research also suggests that meditating and doing yoga can boost overall well-being and resilience to stress factors

Yoga and meditation are beneficial for physical and mental well-being, says researchIncreasingly, yoga practice and meditation have been the focus of research aiming to test their benefits. Recently, Medical News Today have reported on a wealth of studies pointing to many different advantages of yoga and meditation, including countering cognitive decline, acting on genetic factors that predispose individuals to stress, improving lower back pain, and easing depression. A new paper published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience now shows […]

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 […]

Transcendental meditation can help treat PTSD, finds new study 

Interest in meditation’s potential as a tool for coping with various mental health symptoms has risen in recent years, and now, a new study suggests that one type of meditation, called transcendental meditation, can successfully counteract post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and lower depression

Transcendental meditation can help treat PTSD, finds new study Studies have shown that meditation practices can have a significant, positive effect on mental health and how well our bodies respond to stress. Existing research has also found that different types of meditation can even help boost a person’s emotional intelligence. Working with a cohort of young people with symptoms of PTSD and depression, researchers […]

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 […]

Spiritual beliefs play a protective role against depression, suggests study

Contrary to what many may think, spirituality is one of man’s most important qualities. In this context, research has shown that spiritual beliefs influence brain function and influence the way we deal with reality. According to researchers, having a spiritual belief can possibly be a form of protection against depression

Spiritual beliefs play a protective role against depression, suggests studyReligious beliefs, or a sense of spirituality, may cushion some people’s brains against depression, according to new research. A study has found a curious link between our personally held beliefs and the thickness of white matter in our brain. This study has been published in Brain and Behaviour. The idea is still very much in […]