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 – […]

Chewing gum while walking could help you lose weight

Still looking for the secret to effortless weight loss? It may be as simple as chewing gum while walking, Japanese researchers suggest. Chewing gum could mean people burn more calories from exercise

Chewing gum while walking could help you lose weightResearch demonstrates that sugar-free gum, specifically, is actually good for your teeth, because it can prevent decay and plaque formation. One paper also found that munching on gum can help to alleviate stress, which, the study authors hypothesized, may be due to increased blood flow to the brain. But other studies, including one published in […]

‘Muscle strengthening is the key to prevent knee pain’

A study conducted on overweight women showed that a weight loss of merely 11 pounds reduced their risk of developing knee Osteoarthritis by half. Bone and muscle strengthening exercises can help to promote joint health. So, if your joints are still healthy, try this exercise to build strength: Walking, running, jogging, playing tennis, suggest experts

‘Muscle strengthening is the key to prevent knee pain’  Recently, Vispi Daruwla visited Global hospitals with a striking knee pain. He is a 32-year-old banker by profession. Vispi works almost 12 to 14 hours a day and has been complaining of knee pain since last 6 months. The pain had gradually worsened. “I did a thorough examination to rule out an inflammatory arthritic […]

Exercise to keep your joints flexible and strong

Physical exercise is any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness. Exercise improves improve joint strength. It can also help you lose weight, which takes pressure off aching joints. If you have any joint issues, ask your doctor before you start a new exercise program so you know what you can do safely

Exercise to keep your joints flexible and strongSwimming, walking, cycling, jogging, running and weight training can help. If you have some mild muscle soreness after you start a new exercise, that’s normal. In case of lasting pain, see your doctor. “It is recommended that 30-45 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic exercise must be undertaken 5-6 days per week to stay healthy. This […]

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 […]

#StressFreeExam: Know what to eat and avoid

SCC and HSC exams are round the corner. A long exam is like a mental marathon in which endurance is important. Students are gearing up for the same. Along with the studies following a healthy diet is equally important. Shilpa Joshi, Consultant Dietetian and Diabetes Educator, Mumbai Diet and Health Centre, Bandra, Mumbai, tells what to eat and what to avoid

#StressFreeExam: Know what to eat and avoidDuring examination, students shouldn’t follow irregular eating habits, as this can invite acidity. Maintain appropriate food timings which includes, breakfast, lunch and dinner). Follow these vital tips during examination: Along with tea, coffee or milk have dry fruits Before going for exams eat roti and subzi or dosa. Include proteins Maintain the same eating timings […]

Focus on the road, not on your phone says study

Injuries from falling over or bumping into things while using a mobile phone are on the rise: in the US at least 1,500 pedestrians were reported to have visited hospital in 2010 alone as a result of such accidents

Focus on the road, not on your phone says studyWhile researchers have previously looked at the impact of phone use while on a level surface, they have now explored how pedestrians cope while using their phone and negotiating that common trip-hazard: a step. Participants adopted “an increasingly cautious stepping strategy” when using the phone and deviated from a straight path more often. While the […]

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 […]

‘Music helps me to unwind’

Doctors are responsible for taking care of the patient’s well-being. Also, they often find it challenging to keep up with their fitness regime. But, Dr Rajshri Katke, medical superintendent and gynaecologist at Cama and Albless Hospital, who swears by her fitness routine, reveals that music is like a stress-buster for her

‘Music helps me to unwind’Dr Rajshri Katke, medical superintendent and gynaecologist at Cama and Albless Hospital said, “Music takes away all my stress. I love listening to music as it relaxes me. It heals me mentally and emotionally, as well as rejuvenates me.” Dr Katke’s fitness routine: She wakes up at 6:00 am Walks for 2 hours Practices yoga […]

Woke up with a stiff neck? Here’s what to do next

Waking up with a stiff neck is not really a great way to start your day, here’s what you can do to deal with this problem

Woke up with a stiff neck? Here’s what to do nextGive your neck a gentle stretch There are a number of neck exercises that can help to relieve the pain of a stiff neck. Shelly Coffman, at 360° Sports Medicine and Spine Therapy in Portland, Oregon, recommends the following to get blood flowing, move inflammation out and let nutrients in: Lie down flat, with a […]