#FitIndiaMovement: How smartphones are ruining your child’s fitness

Our generation is addicted to smartphones, so much so that they have begun to rule our lives. These days, school-going children are also glued to mobile phones. It takes a toll on their health as well as it affects their academic performance. #NoMobileKnowFamily aims to reconnect you with family and also to a healthier life. Limiting cell phone use can be helpful for children. Continuous usage of cell phones can disconnect you from your relationships

#FitIndiaMovement: How smartphones are ruining your child’s fitnessIn order to promote fitness among youth, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the #FitIndiaMovement on the occasion of National Sports Day. The Prime Minister said, sports is directly related to fitness and fitness is not a word but a necessary condition of healthy and prosperous life. He said, fitness has been an integral part of […]

#FitIndiaMovement: How the idea of #NoMobileKnowFamily can play a role in fitness

These days the children don’t play at break time anymore, they are just in front of their smartphones. It adversely affects the child’s memory. Though, the children are being advised to avoid using cell phones; through various activities initiated by the schools. They end up using it. #NoMobileKnowFamily a campaign which was earlier initiated by My Medical Mantra with an appeal to people to opt for a ‘gadget-free’ family time

#FitIndiaMovement: How the idea of #NoMobileKnowFamily can play a role in fitnessIs your child spending more than five hours on digital devices such as tablets and smartphones? A new study warns that he or she may be 43 per cent more likely to be at risk of obesity. The study found that adolescents who spent more than five hours a day on screen devices were twice […]

PM Narendra Modi launches Fit India Movement

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the nation-wide ‘Fit India Movement’ on August 29 and appealed to every citizen to remain healthy and fit. The event was launched at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi

PM Narendra Modi launches Fit India MovementPrime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the Fit India Movement. PM Modi launched the fitness movement at the special programme at the Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex in New Delhi on Thursday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ‘Fit India’ Movement’ on Thursday, saying the initiative is the need of the hour and will take the […]

Badminton players at risk for eye injuries, suggests study

Badminton players may be at high risk for serious eye injuries, many of which can bring on permanent vision problems or blindness, according to a study of wounds treated at a Beijing hospital

Badminton players at risk for eye injuries, suggests studyWhether inflicted by an errant shuttlecock or someone else’s racket, the majority of eye injuries in the study occurred among doubles players and were mostly caused by the injured person’s partner, the authors report in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. “More and more lay players in the badminton practice have been found injured in […]

Participating in sports during childhood may have long-term benefits for bone health

Young adults who played in organised sports as children and teens have stronger bones than peers who were less active as kids, a new study suggests

Participating in sports during childhood may have long-term benefits for bone healthYoung adults who regularly participate in sport activities during their childhood and early teens are more likely to have stronger bone density in their early 20’s, new research led by Curtin University has found. The research, published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, examined data from The Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort (Raine) Study […]

Spinach extract improves athletic performance, shows study

According to a study conducted by a group of international researchers, including experts from Freie Universität Berlin, a chemical extract from spinach plants can be used to boost the performance of competitive athletes

Spinach extract improves athletic performance, shows studyThe World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) commissioned researchers to study the effects of ecdysterone, a kind of phytosteroid, on strength training. Their findings indicate that the substance greatly affects muscle cells. Among the researchers who suggested to consider adding ecdysterone to the list of prohibited substances was Maria Parr, a professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at Freie […]

Here is a women-only guide to running

A look at some of the biological differences that can work for and against female runners

Here is a women-only guide to runningWomen really do run the world. For nearly a decade, more women runners have been crossing the finish line than men. Globally, female race participation is up 25 percent, compared to 7 percent for men. That’s a lot of girl power, which is why we’ve created this women-only guide to running. Here you’ll find advice […]

How back pain impacts Indian sportspersons and their careers

Every year, India’s most promising athletes back out of sporting events citing back pain. There is now new data intelligence available that slots back pain into 100 different types, and offers a customised treatment plan. Will this change things for Indian sports?

How back pain impacts Indian sportspersons and their careersIndian sport is replete with stories of its women athletes who win laurels for the country. Unfortunately, due to lack of facilities and trainers, more often than not, they train under adverse conditions and suffer from injuries during crucial stages of their sporting pursuit. Case in point being World championship and Commonwealth Games gold medallist […]

Caffeine could boost exercise performance, suggests study

Taking caffeine before exercise could improve performance during a broad range of exercise tasks, according to a new review of past research

Caffeine could boost exercise performance, suggests studyIn particular, caffeine could help speed, power, strength and endurance, researchers wrote in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. “Supplementation with caffeine is highly prevalent among athletes, with one study from 2011 indicating that around 75 per cent of urine samples from athletes competing in the Olympic Games contain measurable levels of caffeine,” said lead […]

Star Japanese Olympic swimmer diagnosed with leukaemia

Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee has revealed she has been diagnosed with leukaemia. The 18-year-old broke the news on Tuesday on her Twitter account. The announcement from one of Japan’s strongest contenders for medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has shocked the country

Star Japanese Olympic swimmer diagnosed with leukaemiaRikako Ikee holds multiple national records, including the 100-meter butterfly. She won six gold medals at last year’s Asian Games and was named the meet’s best swimmer. She had been expected to do well at her home Olympics next year. Ikee returned home early from training in Australia. Around 2PM local time on Tuesday, she […]