Driving to work may increase the risk of premature death by 32%

Adults who are obese and commute by car are at a 32% increased risk of death from any cause, compared with normal-weight peers who walk or cycle to work, report researchers

Driving to work may increase the risk of premature death by 32%The finding, which was recently presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity, was based on an analysis of more than 160,000 British individuals. For the study, researchers from the British Heart Foundation examined data from 163,149 people (aged between 37 and 73 years) who provided information about whether they drove to work, walked and […]

Regular walking may increase longevity

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity, or 75 minutes of intense physical activity, each week to reap "substantial" health benefits

Regular walking may increase longevityA new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine suggests that even a little walking can significantly reduce mortality risk, compared with inactivity. Some of these benefits include a reduced risk of premature death, cardiovascular diseases such as coronary heart disease and stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and osteoporosis. Mental health is also believed to benefit from a more active lifestyle, as exercise improves […]

Feeding pigeons in Pune to be banned?

Pigeon droppings and feathers pose a health hazard to human lungs, causing lung fibrosis and other respiratory ailments. Now, corporators from Pune demand the Pune Municipal Corporation to formulate rules regarding feeding of pigeons in public places  

Feeding pigeons in Pune to be banned?Corporators from Pune have requested the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) to ask citizens not to feed birds as they pose a risk in spreading many respiratory diseases. The issue was discussed in the general body meeting on Wednesday and PMC is now mulling over the idea to make new rules regarding the same. Studies conducted […]