5 reasons why yoga is good for your heart

With International Yoga Day just around the corner approaching soon, Dr Santosh Kumar Dora, senior Cardiologist at Asian Heart Institute, informs us how yoga can have a positive impact on heart health

5 reasons why yoga is good for your heartMany studies have shown tremendous health benefits of yoga including that of cardiac health.  Yoga is a body-mind activity which helps in flexibility, muscle strengthening, balance, relaxation and concentration. Followings are the cardiac benefits of yoga: Decreases stress Stress leads to increase in stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline which increase heart rate and blood […]

Yoga can be beneficial to ease chronic depression, finds study

Levels of depression, anxiety, stress, rumination, and worry were assessed before and just after the yoga program, as well as 4 months later. The researchers found that levels of depression, anxiety, and stress decreased throughout the course of the yoga program, and these results remained 4 months after the program ceased

Yoga can be beneficial to ease chronic depression, finds studyAntidepressants remain the primary treatment for depression, but they may not benefit all patients. It is estimated that around 10 to 30 per cent of patients with depression either fail to respond to antidepressants or experience only mild improvements paired with severe side effects. With this in mind, researchers are on the hunt for new […]

Yoga can help prevent urinary incontinence in elderly women

Yoga can help older women who fight frequent bouts of urinary incontinence, new research suggests. The finding stems from a small study of participants in yoga classes specifically designed to help older women with urinary incontinence. They were between the ages of 55 and 83 (average age: 66), and none practiced yoga before joining the study

Yoga can help prevent urinary incontinence in elderly women“In spite of their age, the frequency of their incontinence and their lack of experience with yoga, these women were able to learn to practice yoga effectively through a three-month yoga program that involved twice weekly group classes with six to 10 other incontinent women,” said study author Dr Alison Huang. “And by the end […]

International Yoga Day: Benefits of yoga and pranayama

Yoga is an old discipline from India. It is both spiritual and physical. Yoga uses breathing techniques, exercise and meditation. It helps to improve health and happiness

International Yoga Day: Benefits of yoga and pranayamaBenefits of yoga Improves flexibility Corrects your posture Prevents joint pain Increases circulation Improves your overall happiness Improves your cardiovascular health Improves sleep Increases breathing and lung capacity Decreases pain Improve strength Improve balance Reduce stress and anxiety Pranayama Pranayama is a part of yoga system that teaches you the art of extending your breath […]

Tips to stay stress-free at work

Stress is something that can hit someone irrespective of the level in the business and research depicts that it is widespread and is not confined to any particular job or industry. If stress becomes extreme or is prolonged for a period of time, it can lead to a physical or mental illness

Tips to stay stress-free at workStress occurs when you cannot cope and you do not know how and what to focus on. Stress at work can increase chances of sickness, absence from work, staff turnover and other issues such as errors. Understanding how to spot the signs of stress in your team, and then know what to do to reduce stress, […]

Scientists reveal the real reason behind why people feel ‘hangry’

What makes someone go from simply being hungry to full-on ‘hangry’? More than just a simple drop in blood sugar, this combination of hunger and anger may be a complicated emotional response involving an interplay of biology, personality and environmental cues, according to research published by the American Psychological Association

Scientists reveal the real reason behind why people feel ‘hangry’There’s a difference between being hungry—a feeling we all get between meals – and being ‘hangry’. If you get hangry, you probably already know it: your hunger pangs put you in a very bad mood that you (and your family and friends) have a hard time ignoring. But is being hangry a real thing, or […]

Job strain linked to higher risk of premature death in men, finds study

Doctors found that men with diabetes, heart disease, or who had previously suffered a stroke, were 68% more likely to die over the course of the study if they had demanding jobs with little control over their workload

Job strain linked to higher risk of premature death in men, finds studyRecently published research in The Lancet, has found that, having a demanding job and little control over it is associated with an increased risk of premature death in men with coronary heart disease, stroke, or diabetes. This is one of the first large scale study; done with sample size of 1lakh people and recommends stress […]

Mumbai: 65 % transgenders consume tobacco, finds survey 

A survey conducted by the Cancer Patients Aid Association, in Mumbai, in September last year and April 2018, revealed 60 to 65 per cent of the transgenders consume some or the other kind of tobacco. Of which, as much as 35 per cent were found to be in pre-cancerous condition

Mumbai: 65 % transgenders consume tobacco, finds survey Among them, as high as 90 per cent of them consume tobacco due to various kinds of mental stress. The prevalence of tobacco consumption is rising not only in youths but also in the transgenders. A survey conducted by the Cancer Patients Aid Association, has revealed these shocking details. Seventy-five per cent of the transgenders, […]

Pump up: 5 healthy heart tips

Lack of exercise, a poor diet and other unhealthy habits can take their toll over the years. Dr Nihar Mehta, consultant cardiologist at Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, gives 5 simple steps to look after your heart

Pump up: 5 healthy heart tipsIndia has rapidly become the capital of metabolic diseases over the globe.This term encompasses a combination of ‘high’ – body weight, blood pressure, blood sugars and blood cholesterol, a disease of excess. These metabolic diseases lead to heart diseases like heart attacks, heart failure and fluctuations in heart rate (arrhythmia), said Dr Nihar Mehta, consultant […]

Losing a spouse late in life linked to cognitive decline, reveals study

Older adults who lose a spouse may be more vulnerable to cognitive decline in subsequent years and require extra support and monitoring, researchers suggest

Losing a spouse late in life linked to cognitive decline, reveals studyIn the study of nearly 7,000 middle aged and older men and women, cognitive functioning declined over time for everyone, but it degraded slightly more and slightly faster for those who had been widowed, regardless of whether they remarried. At the same time, having a high level of education or at least one living sibling […]
1 2 3 9