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 – […]

Five amazing benefits of exercise

While we've all heard that regular exercise can improve heart health and strengthen muscles, it can also enhance the quality of your life in a number of ways. Five such benefits may surprise you

Five amazing benefits of exerciseSounder sleep: The headline of a survey by the National Sleep Foundation said it best: “Exercise is good for sleep.” In the poll of 1,000 people, those who exercised the most vigorously reported the best sleep quality overall. And they were less likely than non-exercisers to say that in the past two weeks, they had […]

Regular walking may increase longevity

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity, or 75 minutes of intense physical activity, each week to reap "substantial" health benefits

Regular walking may increase longevityA new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine suggests that even a little walking can significantly reduce mortality risk, compared with inactivity. Some of these benefits include a reduced risk of premature death, cardiovascular diseases such as coronary heart disease and stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and osteoporosis. Mental health is also believed to benefit from a more active lifestyle, as exercise improves […]

Diwali: Special diet tips for diabetics

Diwali is a time when varieties of mithai, fried food is served and it becomes difficult for any individual especially a diabetic to take care of his/her diet. Food during Diwali is traditionally sweet. Sugar and ghee are present in many of the foods which means, they are often highly calorific and the sugar will raise blood glucose levels quickly. Diabetes is a lifestyle disease and it is very important to take care of the dietary intake to maintain good control

Diwali: Special diet tips for diabeticsThe results of a poor diet, sedentary lifestyle and long working hours have become worrisome. And diabetes, which is known as the silent killer, happens to be the most dangerous of them all, plaguing millions across the world. It not only puts people at the risk of obesity, heart disease and a stroke, but also triggers an […]

Fitness mantra: Dr Muffazal Lakdawala reveals how he keeps his weight in check

India's leading Bariatric Surgeon Dr Muffazal Lakdawala is the President of IFSO- Asia Pacific chapter. His clientele includes eminent personalities like India's Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Nitin Gadkari, Union water resources minister and Ganesh Acharya, choreographer. He has also operated the late Eman Ahmed and actor Hrithik Roshan’s sister, Sunaina Roshan. He is the author of ‘The Eat-Right Prescription’, book and he has worked with countless people helping them save their health by eating right. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Lakdawala spilled the beans on his keep-fit formulas

Fitness mantra: Dr Muffazal Lakdawala reveals how he keeps his weight in checkIf you happen to meet Dr Muffazal Lakdawala, you are sure to get mesmerise by his charming persona and his impeccable fitness. He is passionate about nutrition and wellness, both personally and professionally. Dr Lakdawala who helps people to lose weight is also a fitness enthusiast and swears by his fitness and diet routine. Dr Lakdawala […]

7 per cent of all heart attacks could have been averted by cycling, say experts

The Danish study tracked 45,000 people aged between 50 and 65 for over the next two decades and found that consistent exercise has a huge impact on health, especially done as part of a routine

7 per cent of all heart attacks could have been averted by cycling, say expertsCycling to work in middle age dramatically reduces the risk of suffering a heart attack in later life, a major study reveals. As little as 30 minutes a week has a marked effect on the chance of developing coronary heart disease over the next 20 years, researchers found. The Danish study, which recruited 45,000 people […]

Kabaddi pro Anup Kumar unravels his keep-fit strategies

‘Captain Cool’ Anup Kumar has been one of India’s marquee kabaddi exponents for nearly a decade now. He has led the Indian team to the World Cup and has been part of Asian Cup wins. He has also taken U-Mumba to one title in the Pro Kabaddi League, in the year 2015. Anup is one of the most successful raiders of Pro Kabaddi League and International Kabaddi

Kabaddi pro Anup Kumar unravels his keep-fit strategies  Arjuna Award winner Anup Kumar is known for his brilliant captaincy and sportsmanship. Due to his extraordinary skills of taking bonus points, he is famously known as ‘Bonus ka Badshah’. Here, the kabaddi king shares his fitness formulas. MMM: How is your fitness regime like? Anup: I do a mixture of skill sessions and […]

Fit at ’60’: Dr Utture reveals his fitness mantra

Renowned surgeon and professor, Dr Shivkumar Utture, who is also a finance secretary of IMA, Maharashtra state and elected member of Maharashtra medical council, is a fitness enthusiast. At the age of 60, he is active, energetic, and optimistic and gives priority to his fitness, regardless of his erratic schedule. Come what may, Dr Utture never misses his daily walks and gym workout. While talking to My Medical Mantra, the eminent doctor spilled the beans on what keeps him going

Fit at ’60’: Dr Utture reveals his fitness mantraYou will always spot Dr Shivkumar Utture welcoming you with a pleasant smile, on entering his cabin. He is always on his toes and the reason behind his activeness is his impeccable fitness level. Often, doctors find it difficult to stick to their routine, due to their busy schedule, but Dr Utture is an exception, […]

What makes you, 1 in 7.2 billion, apart from your fingerprints?

The general consensus is fingerprints are accurate tools to identify people, in most cases. But what about other parts of the body? Most of us like to believe in our individuality; surely there’s more to our bodies that make us one in 7.2 billion. Well, here are five things that are (most likely) especially you that you can be proud of

What makes you, 1 in 7.2 billion, apart from your fingerprints?Anyone who has known biology or has watched crime shows on TV will remember that a criminal is identified by his fingerprints, which are unique markers left by the ridges on everyone’s fingers. These impressions have been used as personal signatures for thousands of years, going as far back as 300 B.C. in China, where […]

Walking: The best way to protect your heart

If you've suffered a heart attack or been diagnosed with heart disease, walking is an ideal exercise because you can easily adapt your routine depending on your fitness level. If you have heart failure, ask your doctor to recommend a cardiac rehabilitation program so you can safely reap the benefits of exercise. This type of supervised exercise is particularly helpful if you haven't been active for a while

Walking: The best way to protect your heartTo start walking for exercise, all you really need is a comfortable pair of shoes (preferably sneakers). That’s just one reason that this low-impact, do-anywhere exercise is so popular. But the health benefits of walking are the real bonus. Brisk, regular walking is an effective way to lower blood pressure and stave off diabetes, both […]