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 – […]

Prolonged sitting may be harmful, even if you exercise regularly

Pooling results from more than 40 studies, researchers concluded that the more time people spend on their duffs -- whether at a desk, on the couch or in the car -- the greater their risk of premature death, cardiovascular disease, cancer and especially type 2 diabetes

Prolonged sitting may be harmful, even if you exercise regularlyThe damage from prolonged sitting is thought to be due to reduced muscle activity, especially in the large muscles of the legs and back, which can decrease the body’s ability to regulate blood sugar and remove harmful blood fats. Sitting for long periods may also adversely affect blood vessel function and increase food cravings, causing […]

Why kids shouldn’t sit still in class

A 2013 report from the Institute of Medicine concluded that children who are more active “show greater attention, have faster cognitive processing speed and perform better on standardized academic tests than children who are less active”

Why kids shouldn’t sit still in classSit still. It’s the mantra of every classroom. But that is changing as evidence builds that taking brief activity breaks during the day helps children learn and be more attentive in class, and a growing number of programs designed to promote movement are being adopted in schools. “We need to recognize that children are movement-based,” […]

Do you stand for longer period? You may suffer from varicose veins

A lot of people suffer from varicose veins and the number is continuously increasing. But there is a lack of awareness regarding the same. Owing to which, on September 23, Wockhardt hospital organised a free camp and a workshop to educate people about this neglected condition. More than 100 people from Mumbai and Navi Mumbai participated in this camp

Do you stand for longer period? You may suffer from varicose veinsVaricose veins are caused by standing for longer period or by standing and working continuously. To create awareness amongst the masses, Sterling Wockhardt hospital of Vashi organised a workshop. According to doctors, if one stands and works continuously on one place, then they suffer from varicose veins. Varicose veins are enlarged, swollen, and twisting veins, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sitting for hours every day speeds up ageing in women

As people age, their cells age, causing DNA protectors to shorten and fray. But health and lifestyle factors may speed up the process, researchers say

Sitting for hours every day speeds up ageing in womenWomen who lead a sedentary lifestyle have faster-ageing cells than those who exercise every day, research suggests. Research on 1,500 women aged 64 to 95 found those who spent many hours sitting and exercised for less than 40 minutes a day had cells that were biologically eight years older. As people age, their cells age, […]