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 […]

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. […]

Here’s how you can avoid workout related injuries

There are no shortcuts. Both the young and old are now appreciating the need for fitness and making a beeline to the nearest gym in full earnest. Age plays a vital role in determining one’s response to exercise and also propensity towards injuries.

Here’s how you can avoid workout related injuriesConcepts about fitness are constantly evolving over time. I still remember my first gym workout which was way back in 1990. It was a modest set up where I used to do a 2-3 hour whole body workout as many days a week as possible. This was followed by drinking ‘nimbu paani’ before going to […]

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 […]

Exercise best way to keep mind sharp for those over 50

Whilst every 10 minutes of exercise provides some benefit, doing 150 minutes a week cuts the chances of depression and dementia by a third, and boosts mental health at any age

Exercise best way to keep mind sharp for those over 50While regular exercising helps children, young adults and adults to remain physically fit, doing moderate exercise several times a week is the best way to keep the mind sharp for those who are above 50 years, finds a new research. Thinking and memory skills were most improved when people exercised the heart and muscles on […]

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 […]