Not exercising enough is worse for you than smoking and diabetes, finds study

We’ve all heard exercise helps you live longer. But a new study goes one step further, finding that a sedentary lifestyle is worse for your health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease

Not exercising enough is worse for you than smoking and diabetes, finds studyDon’t exercise enough? It might pose a greater risk to your health than smoking, diabetes or heart disease, a study suggests. Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic studied more than 122,000 patients who participated in treadmill testing between 1991 and 2014. Results showed better cardiorespiratory fitness was linked to living longer, while extreme aerobic fitness provided […]

Obesity and aesthetics: Risk factors of being overweight

Dr Sharad Sharma, a Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, shares the various risks of being overweight and how to identify the signs of obesity

Obesity and aesthetics: Risk factors of being overweightIn observance of World Obesity Day on October 11, 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 […]

Reduced age of patients with cardiac disorders: Reasons, impact and corrective action

Dr Hasmukh Ravat, a Senior Interventional Cardiologist and HOD-Cardiology, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, shares how significantly the life of the cardiac patients have reduced, which is a matter of concern for the people

Reduced age of patients with cardiac disorders: Reasons, impact and corrective actionCoronary artery disease is the most prevalent heart disease in India. Indians have increased incidences of Heart disease, especially, in younger age groups. It is estimated that Indians are nearly four times more susceptible to heart attacks, with 10-15 % of attacks happening to people under the age of 40; this is unheard of in […]

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 […]

Frequent bouts of activity can help reduce health risks of prolonged sitting

Sitting down for long periods of time is now the norm; at the office, watching television, playing video games, our lives are easily filled with physical inactivity. The negative health consequences of sedentary living are also growing clearer

Frequent bouts of activity can help reduce health risks of prolonged sittingThe researchers found that compared to prolonged sitting, taking regular breaks to perform short, repeated bouts of activity lowered concentrations of blood sugar and blood sugar in the bloodstream for up to nine hours after a meal. As Dr Meredith Peddie, co-author of the new study, explains, “Most of us spend about 75 per cent of our […]

Haven’t hit the gym since sometime? Here’s what you need to do

Within a week, your muscles lose some of their fat-burning potential and your metabolism slows down. Strength lingers longer than endurance once you stop training. But depending on just how slothful you’ve become, your quads and biceps may start to shrink soon after you leave the weight room

Haven’t hit the gym since sometime? Here’s what you need to doThink your body won’t notice that week off? Think again. Here’s what happens when you swap your regular sweat sessions for never-ending Netflix nights – and how long it takes to re-flip the fitness switch Just as a good training program builds you up, falling off the workout wagon can have the opposite effect – […]

Early baldness interlinked with higher heart disease risk in men

The research, to be presented at the CSI's 69th annual conference in Kolkata, studied 790 men under 40 who had coronary artery disease and 1,270 healthy men of a similar age, who acted as a control group.

Early baldness interlinked with higher heart disease risk in menMale pattern baldness and premature greying are more of a risk factor for heart disease than obesity in men under 40, new research suggests. A study of more than 2,000 young men in India showed more who had coronary artery disease were prematurely bald or grey than men with a full head of hair. The […]

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 […]

Just 21 minutes of less sitting improves health

In our modern daily life, office-based work has become more and more prevalent, and we spend an increasing amount of time being entertained by streaming services and social media

Just 21 minutes of less sitting improves healthIt might be worth coming up with creative solutions for reducing sedentary time at work, new research suggests. It is a known fact that prolonged sedentary time poses serious threats to our health. But what can we do about it? A new study investigates. This results in many of us spending too much time sitting […]

Being inactive interlinked with bladder problems in middle-aged men

Middle-aged men who spent at least 10 hours a day sedentary had a 15% increased risk of developing bladder problems, compared with those who spent less than five hours sitting daily, according to a study in BJU International

Being inactive interlinked with bladder problems in middle-aged menMiddle-aged men who are sedentary much of the day and don’t get a lot of exercise are more likely to develop bladder and urinary tract symptoms than their peers who sit less, a Korean study suggests. Researchers examined data on 69,795 men who were 40 years old on average and didn’t have a history of […]