Why cycling to work is a good idea to beat stress

Compared with employees who travelled to work by car, those who cycled to work reported much lower stress levels within 45 minutes of arrival

Why cycling to work is a good idea to beat stressResearchers from Concordia University in Canada found that individuals who cycled to work reported feeling less stressed, compared with people who travelled to work by car. Lead study author Stéphane Brutus, of the John Molson School of Business at Concordia, and colleagues recently reported their findings in the International Journal of Workplace Health Management. Excessive […]

Flying frequently? Keep yourself active during flights

Maintaining the schedules for back to back flights can be hectic. And some people opt this on an everyday basis as a part of their routine. One such frequent flyer landed in trouble as little did he knew, that one such flight could nearly cost him his life. Doctors say he developed a pulmonary embolism in his lower part of his leg, which broke off and had reached his heart and lungs. Doctors add though there are many factors that lead to pulmonary embolism, immobilization associated with frequent flying is a rare one

Flying frequently? Keep yourself active during flightsWith global connectivity, aeroplanes have made the global travel so easy and with elegance. But, on the other hand, frequent flying can take a toll on one’s health without being known. Such is the case of a 49-year-old Lars Meijar, a Dutch national, who is a typical multi-national executive and often travels across the world […]

10 reasons why belly fat is the most stubborn fat on our body

Your body does have some built in protections and an inclination to preserve energy levels at all times.  If you lose a lot of weight quickly, your body will respond by slowing down your resting energy use and make less energy available for you to use for extra activities

10 reasons why belly fat is the most stubborn fat on our bodyWhy is belly fat the most difficult, and last, fat to go? Belly fat is not necessarily the most difficult and last fat to burn on the body – it depends on the person. Generally speaking, it’s not usually more difficult to get rid of, it just seems that way because it takes so long. […]

The hazardous risk of a sedentary lifestyle

First and foremost, sitting curves your spine as you slouch, putting strain on your spinal cord and ultimately preventing your lungs from getting enough space to expand fully. With your lungs not breathing in completely, you have less oxygen being distributed throughout your body, which is exacerbated due to less circulation when you’re not moving

The hazardous risk of a sedentary lifestyleUsually, sitting down feels good — such as after a hike, a long walk, or an eight-hour shift as a waitress. Sometimes, sitting feels good even after we do it all day long, mostly because we’re used to it (and let’s admit it, a little lazy). But at a certain point, sitting no longer feels […]

Physical activity can reduce weight gain from obesity-causing gene variant

In the study, accounting for physical activity also enabled the researchers to identify 11 novel genetic variants linked to obesity, suggesting that physical activity and other relevant environmental factors should be considered when looking for novel genes

Physical activity can reduce weight gain from obesity-causing gene variantMariaelisa Graff of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Tuomas Kilpeläinen of University of Copenhagen and colleagues report, dated April 27 in PLOS Genetics, physical activity can help reduce the weight-gaining effects of genetic variant that carries tremendous risk of obesity. The world has witnessed an obesity epidemic with people consuming more calories […]