6 effective ways to become a morning person, if you aren’t already one

If you want to become a morning person, just telling yourself not to hit the snooze button isn't enough. Here's how to do it

6 effective ways to become a morning person, if you aren’t already onePeople love to brag about how early they wake up — to tell you, with the proudest smile, about how they ran a marathon at 4:30 this morning and made their breakfast and sip on their morning cuppa They can be an insufferable bunch, but you may also find yourself envying them. If that’s the […]

Best and worst foods for your thyroid health

The attention to food and nutrients to encourage proper functioning of the gland is often ignored. The nutrients that the thyroid gland needs are easily available in many food items. Ankita Ghag, clinical nutritionist, Co-founder and director, Vacchan Arogya lists out some food stuffs to consume and avoid, in order to boost the thyroid health

Best and worst foods for your thyroid healthYour thyroid is your body’s silent workhorse-most of the time; it functions so smoothly that we forget it’s there. But this little, butterfly-shaped gland that sits at the base of your neck helps regulate your metabolism, temperature, heartbeat, and more, and if it starts to go haywire, you’ll notice. Though the thyroid is small, it’s a major […]

Weight loss? A new reason to drink black tea

A new study indicates that black tea may be just as effective as green tea for losing the pounds but it just works in a different way. Overall the findings indicate that black tea may be just as beneficial for health as the widely acclaimed green tea

Weight loss? A new reason to drink black teaBlack tea is one of America’s best-loved beverages, accounting for around 80 per cent of all tea consumed in the country. When it comes to the health benefits, however, black tea is often overshadowed by green tea, which many studies have hailed for its ability to boost weight loss. But the new study indicates that […]

Smoking is injurious to your weight, warn experts

Mumbai doctors have recently completed a study titled ‘Choose Life’ that states how cigarette smoking can not only affect a person psychologically and physically but also can result in over-eating or under-eating

Smoking is injurious to your weight, warn expertsSmoking is injurious to health, is a warning that all of us have come across, at least once in our lifetime. In regards with this, city doctors have now completed a study ‘Choose Life’ released by leading pulmonologists and chest physicians from Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore, the study states how cigarette smoking can not only […]

Diet and exercise, the two pillars for losing weight

Diet and exercises remains the cornerstone of an attempt to lose weight. The successful outcome is largely based on long-term compliance with the same

Diet and exercise, the two pillars for losing weightHow diet and exercise play a role in weight loss? Obesity has become an Achilles heel for many. Most obese people realise, often late, that it is extremely difficult to lose and maintain weight. However, medical or surgical intervention cannot be the only answer for the millions of overweight individuals in the world. Diet The […]

Are you finding it hard to lose weight? Here’s how you can speed up your metabolism

The best way to protect yourself against these metabolism-slowing factors is to avoid quick weight loss and extended fasting or very low calorie diets. If you are losing weight, take your time, and be sure to consume sufficient protein, which helps to prevent the loss of muscle

Are you finding it hard to lose weight? Here’s how you can speed up your metabolism  If you are unhappy with your weight or frustrated by your inability to lose weight, you’ve probably wondered whether a slow metabolism may be to blame. Your suspicions may have been confirmed by all the diets, programs, and products out there that claim to “fix” a slow metabolism. Let’s take a closer look at […]

Scientists a step closer to capturing the benefits of exercise in a pill

Exercise provides health benefits that include improving insulin sensitivity and weight control. But not everyone is able to exercise

Scientists a step closer to capturing the benefits of exercise in a pillWith a series of new grants, Saint Louis University researchers will tackle the twin epidemics of diabetes and obesity by tapping into the potential of two nuclear receptors that control muscle metabolism. The scientists will optimize two promising drug compounds, moving a step closer toward capturing the benefits of exercise in pill form. Thomas Burris, […]

How much blood can your body afford to lose?

Without blood properly performing its duties, we are in trouble. Take a look at what happens when we lose blood, how we’re in danger of losing it fastest, and how much we can lose before damage is irreversible

How much blood can your body afford to lose?The sight of it causes anxiety, alarm, and sometimes even fainting. But without it, there would be no transport of oxygen, regulation of temperature, or metabolism. This substance plays a key role in our immune system, and supplies the tissues of our body with the nutrients they need. I’m talking, of course, about blood — […]

What is a calorie and why does it matter to your diet?

The concept is often spoken of as if calories are a measure of an amount of food, but of course they are not — two portions of food that take up the same space could have different calorie counts

What is a calorie and why does it matter to your diet?When people talk about dieting and healthy eating, they usually talk about calories: how many you should have in one day, or with each meal, or for every hour of exercise. But what are calories really? The concept is often spoken of as if calories are a measure of an amount of food, but of […]

Study identifies enzyme which causes obesity

German researchers have identified a particular enzyme found in immune cells that is responsible for triggering obesity’s negative effects on a person’s health. The enzyme is known simply as “Kit”

Study identifies enzyme which causes obesityAs obesity and its chronic complications continue to place a heavy burden on the health care system, researchers are trying to better understand the mechanisms behind it. In a new study, researchers from the German Cancer Research Center examined how the physiological effects of obesity cause diseases, and how to potentially curb them. The authors […]