25 tips for finding fun on the run

Running is boring. It's hard. It hurts. It's lonely. And it doesn't give you immediate results. Right? While we don't think any of these are necessarily good excuses (or altogether true!), we do understand it's not always love at first run for anyone who ever decides to lace up and hit the pavement

25 tips for finding fun on the run1. Forget the past: Whatever feelings or fears you associate with running — leave them in your dust! “Forget about the coach who made you run as a punishment,” says Sara Johnson, a coach at Reality Running. “Forget about those childhood memories of not being ‘the athlete.’ Just because running wasn’t fun for you in […]

This is the reason why stretching is vital for your body

Stretching can act as a stress reliever by eliminating tension from various parts of the body. This simple form of exercise can be performed on a daily basis to ensure that your muscles are in a healthy condition

This is the reason why stretching is vital for your bodyStretching is best known as a part of the warm-up session preceding a workout. Experts note that you should not start with stretches first as your muscles are not warm enough, increasing the risk of injury. Instead, perform a small bout of physical activity such as a light jog or moving up and down the […]

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, […]

Heart patients advised to move around every 20 minutes to prolong life

Heart patients are being advised to move around every 20 minutes in a bid to prolong life following a study presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC) 2018

Heart patients advised to move around every 20 minutes to prolong lifeCCC 2018 is being held 20 to 23 October in Toronto, Canada. Visiting experts from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) will participate in joint scientific sessions with the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) as part of the ESC Global Activities programme. Heart patients spend most of their waking hours sitting, lying down, and watching television. […]

Why heart disease is not easily diagnosed in women

A survey conducted in India by a team of cardiologists reported that there has been a steady increase in heart disease (close to 16-20%) among women since 2009, especially among those in the reproductive age group.

Why heart disease is not easily diagnosed in womenWomen, especially home-makers, quite often tend to ignore health issues. Moreover, traditionally, rates of diagnosis of health conditions among women have been reported to be lower than in men due to variety of factors. Talking about heart disease, a staggering number of deaths in women occur due to various cardiac conditions, more even than breast […]

Habit change is key to success for weight loss, finds study

Can experts in behaviour change help boost weight loss for overweight people?

Habit change is key to success for weight loss, finds studyMcGill University researchers think so: they report significant results -up to 10% of body-mass loss with this approach. Bärbel Knäuper, Steven Grover and their team worked with nearly 200 overweight participants (both men and women) using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in a year-long program to achieve greater weight loss in a group setting. Their results […]

When heart disease runs in the family, what should one do?

Dr Narayan Gadkar, Consultant Cardiologist, Zen Multi-speciality Hospital, Chembur, shares about what one should do if there is a family history of Heart disease

When heart disease runs in the family, what should one do?As a family, we share happiness, difficult times, and a myriad of other aspects of life! However, we also share genes, behavioural and lifestyle traits, which are not just restricted to the present generation. Through our ancestors to our future generations, the genetic material is passed between families – so do many diseases that exist […]

Here’s how your office can play a role in influencing your health

The study found that workers in open bench seating arrangements were 32 per cent more physically active at the office than those in private offices and 20 per cent more active than those in cubicles

Here’s how your office can play a role in influencing your healthWorkers in open office seating had less daytime stress and greater daytime activity levels compared to workers in private offices and cubicles, according to new research led by the University of Arizona. That greater physical activity at the office was related to lower physiological stress during after-work hours outside the office, researchers said. This is […]

Google fit will now help you reach your desired fitness level

Through the Google Fit app, the World Health Organization (WHO) is looking to reach more people with its recommendations on physical activity, and showing why moving more is good for health

Google fit will now help you reach your desired fitness levelIn 2018, WHO launched Global action plan on physical activity to help make more people active for a healthier world. With this line of action WHO is also leading global agenda on digital health. In bringing both streams together, the WHO is working with Google to share health advice through new and innovative platforms. This […]

Prolonged sitting harms brain health, even if you exercise

Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) found that long stretches of sedentary behaviour- like spending all day in your desk chair - were linked to changes in a part of the adult brain that's critical for memory

Prolonged sitting harms brain health, even if you exerciseResearchers discovered that among 35 adults aged 45 to 75 without dementia, those who spent more time sitting in the day had greater thinning of the medial temporal lobe. This is an area of the brain that is important for making new memories. Even high levels of physical activity did not make a difference, the […]
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