Six effective tips for safe stretches

Know how to prevent a build-up of lactic acid in muscles

Do you know that strange tingling sensation in your legs after you lift weights at the gym and stretch your muscles beyond the breaking point? Well, this is nothing other than the body converting carbohydrates into lactic acid for energy due to the drop in oxygen levels. Some of the symptoms are rapid breathing, confusion, […]

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5 exercises to improve hand mobility

Therapists usually suggest specific exercises depending on the condition. Some help increase a joint’s range of motion or lengthen the muscle and tendons via stretching. These exercises are helpful for osteoarthritis as well as tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow—but not when the joints are inflamed or painful. Other exercises strengthen muscles around a joint to […]

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Eating disorders in teenage boys may focus on muscles, not weight loss

Many people may mistakenly assume teen boys are not prone to eating disorders because their symptoms are different from what’s typically seen in girls and their focus is on building muscle rather than becoming impossibly thin, doctors warn. What many parents and paediatricians consider classic symptoms of adolescent eating disorders, like calorie restriction and purging, […]

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Consuming foods rich in potassium can help prevent heart disease

Consuming foods rich in potassium can help prevent heart disease

Researchers have found that mice with low dietary potassium are more likely to experience vascular calcification, which is characteristic of atherosclerosis. This is major risk factor for heart disease. Increasing dietary potassium, however, was found to reduce vascular calcification in the rodents, suggesting that a diet rich in potassium could help to prevent heart disease. […]

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Haven’t hit the gym since sometime? Here’s what you need to do

Haven’t hit the gym since sometime? Here’s what you need to do

Think your body won’t notice that week off? Think again. Here’s what happens when you swap your regular sweat sessions for never-ending Netflix nights – and how long it takes to re-flip the fitness switch Just as a good training program builds you up, falling off the workout wagon can have the opposite effect – […]

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