Obesity and aesthetics: Risk factors of being overweight

It 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 […]

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

Because 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 […]

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

An 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 […]

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

Discouraging 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 […]

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More time spent standing helps combat effects of sedentary lifestyle

The 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 […]

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

And 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, […]

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Simple and effective tips to improve liver function

Liver 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 […]

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A risky combination: Healthy weight but unhealthy activity level

Researchers 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 […]

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Physical activity may eliminate mortality risk caused by too much sitting

For 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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