This party season wear the right heels to protect your back

Doctors 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 […]

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

At 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,” […]

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

Dr 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 […]

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

Researchers 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 […]

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High-intensity step training boosts stroke survivors’ walking skills

Researchers 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, […]

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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 […]

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Just an hour of weekly walking can help reduce disability risk, finds study

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

Many 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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