Obesity and aesthetics: Risk factors of being overweight

Today, the prevalence of obesity has substantially increased, and it is significantly important to raise awareness on this issue now before it is too late. There are several risk factors associated when a person is overweight or obese

Obesity and aesthetics: Risk factors of being overweightIt is crucial to understand the rising cause of obesity, and how important it is to get oneself checked in time to avoid increasing morbidity in the future. Obesity can be divided into three categories, i.e., overweight, obese, and morbid obesity. As the number of overweight and obese Indians are surging, so are the numbers […]

How work stress impacts your health

Work pressure or stress is emerging as one of the main reasons for the increasing incidence of type 2 diabetes, says Dr Roshani Gadge, a diabetologist, consultant, Gadge Diabetes Centre, Mumbai

How work stress impacts your healthWe live in a stressful society which always puts us under pressure. We often compete against each other, and most of us want to climb the corporate ladder fast. What this leads to is stress and the feeling of being burnt out. In fact, it has become such a common complaint that it is no […]

5 simple tips to improve your health if you sit in the office all day

Combined with stress, sedentary behaviour and unhealthy habits, sitting for the majority of the day whether at home or in a corporate cubicle could significantly affect health

5 simple tips to improve your health if you sit in the office all dayBecause of the numerous reports highlighting the negative effects of sitting all day, it is possible that most people today have an idea about it. Long hours of sitting have been linked to joint pain, poor posture and more serious health risks, such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Health concerns are commonly raised […]

#WorldSpineDay: Sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise to blame for spinal problems

Our spines are the structure that surrounds the spinal cord, and is extremely important as the spinal cord connects to the brain and is the pathway that allows our brain to interact with the entire rest of the body i.e. all the muscles in the body, organs, and all other systems within the body, and this is the reason, why it is so important to maintain a healthy spine

#WorldSpineDay: Sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise to blame for spinal problemsAn unhealthy spine can interfere with the entire central nervous system and can also cause a host of unwelcome health issues such as pain, numbness, and weakness in the arms and legs, impaired breathing and digestion and impaired control of the bowel and bladder. On the occasion of World Spine Day, doctors informed that around […]

Know about the 4 downsides of a lack of playtime in children

Playtime offers a number of benefits to children. Various studies suggested that spontaneous, fun and meaningful play can significantly contribute to a child’s development

Know about the 4 downsides of a lack of playtime in childrenDiscouraging children to spend time with friends or to get outside of the house to enjoy have been found to have negative effects on their growth, according to WellnessMama.com. Lack of playtime in children has been linked to the following: excessive anxiety, over-reaction to innocent social interactions, trouble coordinating movements with peers and reduced ability […]

More time spent standing helps combat effects of sedentary lifestyle

A study conducted by researchers from the University of Granada (UGR) recommends spending more time standing to increase energy expenditure and combat the negative health effects of a sedentary lifestyle

More time spent standing helps combat effects of sedentary lifestyleThe research has also quantified exactly how many extra calories we burn when we remain standing: 45 kilocalories more, per six-hour period, than when lying or sitting. One of the applications of the study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, could be the use of adjustable-height tables that enable people to work standing up—already a […]

64% of Indians say they don’t exercise, reveals shocking study

While many Indian consumers intend to lead a healthy lifestyle, lack of motivation and time make it difficult for them to do so. New research from the world’s leading market intelligence agency Mintel reveals that almost two-thirds (64%) of Indians say that they don’t exercise

64% of Indians say they don’t exercise, reveals shocking studyAnd while nearly half (46%) of consumers say that leading a healthy lifestyle is their top priority, only 37% of them actually exercise. Mintel research reveals that lack of time is the top barrier for exercising among Indian consumers; almost a third (31%) of consumers say that they don’t have time to exercise. Nidhi Sinha, […]

Simple and effective tips to improve liver function

Simple and effective tips to improve liver functionLiver plays a number of important roles to help keep the body running. It helps in removing toxins, keeping a proper metabolism, promoting circulation and balancing hormones, among others. Keeping a healthy liver also leads to increased energy levels, clear skin, stronger immunity, less digestive problems, less infections and even fresh breath, according to Dr […]

A risky combination: Healthy weight but unhealthy activity level

Many people think the only reason for regular exercise is that it helps you maintain a healthy weight. Not true. A sedentary lifestyle can cancel the potential heart benefits of weight control, according to a study published online by the American Journal of Cardiology

A risky combination: Healthy weight but unhealthy activity levelResearchers looked at five years’ worth of health survey responses and weight calculations from thousands of overweight and normal-weight people ages 40 to 79 who’d never had heart disease. Scientists noted the participants’ amount of abdominal fat, waist size, and self-reported amounts of physical activity, then calculated everyone’s cardiovascular disease risk. The results: 30% of […]

Physical activity may eliminate mortality risk caused by too much sitting

Recent studies have determined that high levels of sedentary behaviour are associated with adverse health outcomes. However, the link between sedentary behaviour, mortality and heart disease are not always well understood

Physical activity may eliminate mortality risk caused by too much sittingFor less active adults, the amount of time spent sitting may be associated with an increased risk of death; however, increasing physical activity to recommended levels may eliminate this association in some, according to a study published today in the annual cardiovascular health promotion issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. In […]
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