Short sleep may harm bone health in older women, finds study

Getting five or fewer hours of sleep a night is associated with low bone mineral density and higher odds of osteoporosis, researchers report

Short sleep may harm bone health in older women, finds studyNew research in postmenopausal women has found that those who slept for no longer than 5 hours per night were most likely to have a lower bone mineral density (BMD) and osteoporosis. A team from the University at Buffalo, New York, led the study of 11,084 postmenopausal women, all of whom were participants in the […]

Maintaining physical fitness helps combat lung and bowel cancer

A new study claims maintaining physical fitness helps prevent lung and bowel cancers. The researchers also discovered that those who already were at risk of these diseases but were deemed physically fit had greater chances of survival

Maintaining physical fitness helps combat lung and bowel cancerThe paper published in the Wiley Online Library showcased a study done on 43,143 health system patients who engaged in exercise stress tests of fitness in a span of 18 years. Researchers found that physically fit persons were at a lower risk of developing lung and colorectal cancers. Those aged 40 to 70 years old […]

Four out of five adolescents don’t exercise enough, reveals WHO-led study

More than 80% of global teens don't get at least one hour of daily exercise, according to the UN health agency study. The findings have implications for physical and mental health as well as youth education

Four out of five adolescents don’t exercise enough, reveals WHO-led studyThe first-ever global trends for adolescent insufficient physical activity show that urgent action is needed to increase physical activity levels in girls and boys aged 11 to 17 years. The study, published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal and produced by researchers from the World Health Organization (WHO), finds that more than 80% […]

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

Lactic acid is produced after muscles are worn out from high-intensity exercises, resulting in muscle fatigue. Resting, hydrating and doing warm ups are effective in reducing muscle fatigue

Know how to prevent a build-up of lactic acid in musclesDo 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, […]

Late evening eating may put women’s heart health at risk

New research adds to mounting evidence and suggests that eating more calories in the evening may negatively affect women’s cardiovascular health

Late evening eating may put women’s heart health at riskEvidence is accumulating that mealtimes can impact cardiometabolic health. One recent study, for example, showed that eating meals earlier in the day can help people lose weight, while eating later in the day may promote weight gain and slow down metabolism. These studies also showed that later mealtimes raise inflammatory markers that are usually associated […]

4 ways to keep moving with joint pain

If you suffer from joint pain, exercise may seem like the last thing you want to do, or need to do. But the right exercises performed properly can be a long-lasting way to subdue ankle, knee, hip, or shoulder pain. For some people, the right exercise routine can even help delay or sidestep surgery

4 ways to keep moving with joint painWhile exercise is great medicine, it only works if you carve out time to do it regularly. And sometimes the hardest part of a workout is getting started. Here are four ways to help you get your dose of physical activity: Carve out the time. Skip several half-hour TV shows a week or work out […]

Exercising in the morning is the best time to burn calories

Exercising in the morning rather than in the evening may be more beneficial to health, according to a study led by researchers at the University of California. The authors say their study supports previous research suggesting that the circadian rhythm is important in dictating how the body responds to physical activity

Exercising in the morning is the best time to burn calories“Circadian rhythms dominate everything we do. Previous studies from our lab have suggested that at least 50% of our metabolism is circadian, and 50% of the metabolites in our body oscillate based on the circadian cycle. It makes sense that exercise would be one of the things that’s impacted,” says senior author Paolo Sassone-Corsi. Whilst […]

Regular exercise before breast cancer diagnosis linked to lower heart risk after treatment

Older breast cancer patients who exercised regularly before their cancer diagnosis may be better protected from the heart-harming effects of cancer treatment, a large U.S. study suggests

Regular exercise before breast cancer diagnosis linked to lower heart risk after treatmentAmong more than 4,000 women diagnosed with breast cancer when most were in their 60s or older, those who got regular exercise in the five years before diagnosis were up to 37% less likely than more sedentary women to develop and die of cardiovascular disease in the decade after diagnosis. And the more exercise they […]

World Stroke Day: Even light exercise might lessen severity of a future stroke

New research supports the idea that light to moderate physical activity, such as walking and swimming, could reduce the severity of strokes

World Stroke Day: Even light exercise might lessen severity of a future strokePeople who regularly engage in light to moderate physical activity – like walking four hours a week or swimming two hours weekly – might have less severe strokes than individuals who aren’t as active, a Swedish study suggests. Researchers examined data on 925 patients who were treated for strokes at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg, […]

Exercise: Know what level of intensity suits you, according to you age limit

These days, with increasing awareness about exercise, people have started making it habit to exercise daily. But, experts say that there is not enough awareness on how much exercise should one do, according to their age and capability

Exercise: Know what level of intensity suits you, according to you age limitDr Vivek Tadwalkar, general physician (GP) from Pune, said, “Those who want to reduce their weight are blindly following any exercise pattern. There are certain scientific norms on how much exercise a person can in a particular age group, and when one does not follow that, there are chances of a person becoming ill.” While […]
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