This party season wear the right heels to protect your back

The season to let your hair down is here - most of us would want to wear a dazzling outfit and pair them with stylish high heels. Not to mention Deepika Padukone, who just set the trend meter right by ditching her heels for sneakers at her post-wedding dance party

This party season wear the right heels to protect your backDoctors and spine specialists decode what this means. “Deepika’s sneaker-dance is the sensible fashion moment of 2018. Stilettos affect your body more than just causing sore feet. The pain that you feel in your feet can travel way up to your knees, hips, back, and neck, which means your entire spine gets affected. If you […]

Walking after a meal can improve digestion and help manage blood sugar

It’s well documented that exercise can help improve your digestion, but, contrary to belief, you don’t have to be out of breath and sweaty to do so. One of the best exercises for digestion is right under our noses (read: a few feet beneath our noses): walking

Walking after a meal can improve digestion and help manage blood sugarAt the end of a long day, it’s tempting to dive into your social feeds or Netflix queue the minute you’ve finished eating. But back before screens bogarted all our free time, an after-dinner stroll was a popular activity and one associated with improved health and digestion. “Italians have been walking after meals for centuries,” […]

Slow walkers are at a higher risk of ageing faster

The walking speed of 45-year-olds, particularly their fastest walking speed without running, can be used as a marker of their ageing brains and bodies

Slow walkers are at a higher risk of ageing fasterHow fast people walk in their 40s is a sign of how much their brains, as well as their bodies, are ageing, scientists have suggested. Using a simple test of gait speed, researchers were able to measure the ageing process. Not only were slower walkers’ bodies ageing more quickly – their faces looked older and […]

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 […]

Exercise: Know what level of intensity suits you, according to you age limit

These days, with increasing awareness about exercise, people have started making it habit to exercise daily. But, experts say that there is not enough awareness on how much exercise should one do, according to their age and capability

Exercise: Know what level of intensity suits you, according to you age limitDr Vivek Tadwalkar, general physician (GP) from Pune, said, “Those who want to reduce their weight are blindly following any exercise pattern. There are certain scientific norms on how much exercise a person can in a particular age group, and when one does not follow that, there are chances of a person becoming ill.” While […]

Using pedometers to count your steps could help make you healthier, study finds

People who track their daily steps may not only be more active, they may also be less likely to develop health problems that lead to events like heart attacks or broken bones, a new study suggests

Using pedometers to count your steps could help make you healthier, study findsResearchers examined data on 1,297 participants from clinical trials that randomly assigned half of the people to track steps with pedometers over 12 weeks while the rest of them did no tracking at all. When they joined the trial, people took about 7,500 steps a day and got 90 minutes a week of moderate to […]

High-intensity step training boosts stroke survivors’ walking skills

High-intensity step training that mimics real-world conditions may better improve walking ability in stroke survivors compared to traditional, low-impact training, according to new research published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke

High-intensity step training boosts stroke survivors’ walking skillsResearchers evaluated 90 people, 18- to 85-years-old with weakness on one side of the body who had survived a stroke at least six months prior. Participants received training of either high-intensity stepping performing variable, difficult tasks; high-intensity stepping performing only forward walking; or low-intensity stepping of variable tasks. Variable tasks included walking on uneven surfaces, […]

Five of the best exercises that you can do daily

Just having to walk by treadmills, stationary bikes, and weight machines can be enough to make you head straight back home to the couch. Yet some of the best physical activities for your body don’t require the gym or ask you to get fit enough to run a marathon. These workouts can do wonders for your health

Five of the best exercises that you can do dailyIf you’re not an athlete or serious exerciser – and you just want to work out for your health or to fit in your clothes better – the gym scene can be intimidating and overwhelming. What are the best exercises for me? How will I find the time? They’ll help keep your weight under control, […]

Driving to work may increase the risk of premature death by 32%

Adults who are obese and commute by car are at a 32% increased risk of death from any cause, compared with normal-weight peers who walk or cycle to work, report researchers

Driving to work may increase the risk of premature death by 32%The finding, which was recently presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity, was based on an analysis of more than 160,000 British individuals. For the study, researchers from the British Heart Foundation examined data from 163,149 people (aged between 37 and 73 years) who provided information about whether they drove to work, walked and […]

You don’t need to walk 10,000 steps a day to improve lifespan, reveal researchers

Fitness trackers have been programmed to deliver fireworks and streamers when a user hits 10,000 steps in a day, but people may not need to walk that far to see benefits, a new study has found

You don’t need to walk 10,000 steps a day to improve lifespan, reveal researchersMany people want to have a healthy life, but majority of them don’t have it, and the one reason is because of unhealthy daily routine they follow. Many people think walking 10,000 steps a day will keep them healthy and will increase their lifespan. But a new health study done by a group of researchers […]
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