Pune: Fitness craze among youngsters taking a toll on their bodies

In the digital age of mobile phones, companies are using adults’ favourite devices to help motivate them to become active. It is an uphill and urgent battle: More than a quarter of adults worldwide are not getting enough exercise. As a result, thousands of fitness apps are available in the Play Store, ranging from run trackers through dieting and specific workouts to meditating

Pune: Fitness craze among youngsters taking a toll on their bodiesIt is extremely important to remember that over-doing your workout routine or religiously following the six pack diet because this can result in cramps, muscle sprain and strain, and bursitis – muscle injuries that could be dangerous. A 30-year-old youth from Pune fell prey to exercise applications available online. After following a rigorous exercise schedule […]

Maternal obesity linked to childhood cancer, reveals study

A new study from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and UPMC Hillman Cancer Center found that children born to obese mothers were more likely to develop cancer in early childhood

Maternal obesity linked to childhood cancer, reveals studyUsing Pennsylvania birth records, the researchers found a correlation between pre-pregnancy body-mass index (BMI) in mothers and subsequent cancer diagnosis in their offspring, even after correcting for known risk factors, such as newborn size and maternal age. The final version of the paper published online today in the American Journal of Epidemiology. “Right now, we […]

Weight loss in obese migraine sufferers can improve their quality of life

For migraine sufferers with obesity, losing weight can decrease headaches and improve quality of life, researchers from Italy and the United States report. The results of their meta-analysis will be presented Saturday, March 23 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana

Weight loss in obese migraine sufferers can improve their quality of life“If you suffer from migraine headaches and are obese, losing weight will ameliorate the quality of your family and social life as well as your work and school productivity. Your overall quality of life will greatly improve,” said lead study author Claudio Pagano, M.D., Ph.D., an associate professor of internal medicine at the University of […]

Poor sleep may prevent you from losing weight, shows study

As per a new study, our sleeping patterns greatly affect how much weight we lose

Poor sleep may prevent you from losing weight, shows studyA person’s weight is an important factor in their overall health. You don’t want to be too light, nor do you want to be too heavy, as both can pose a lot of health-related hazards. This is why malnourished people are told to gain weight, while obese people are encouraged to shed some of that […]

Exercise is more critical than diet to maintain weight loss, finds study 

A new study from the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus revealed physical activity does more to maintain substantial weight loss than diet

Exercise is more critical than diet to maintain weight loss, finds study The study, published in the March issue of Obesity, was selected as the Editor’s Choice article. “This study addresses the difficult question of why so many people struggle to keep weight off over a long period. By providing evidence that a group of successful weight-loss maintainers engages in high levels of physical activity to prevent […]

5 factors that can affect your weight loss rate

The reason behind people losing weight varies. Some simply want to feel better and more confident, while some are doing it to become healthier and to lessen the risk of potential health problems

5 factors that can affect your weight loss rateWhatever the reason may be, the principles of losing weight is more or less the same, which is basically consuming fewer calories than you burn on a daily basis. This becomes what’s called as a weight loss rate, and you must keep it healthy to keep yourself on track. But unbeknownst to many, there are […]

Low carb diet may reduce diabetes risk regardless of weight loss

A low-carb diet may have benefits for people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes even if they don't lose any weight, a new study suggests

Low carb diet may reduce diabetes risk regardless of weight lossA new study from Ohio State University has found that a low carb diet can help those at a higher risk of developing diabetes, even if they do not actually lose any weight. Researchers at The Ohio State University wanted to know what happens to obese people with metabolic syndrome, a precursor to diabetes, when […]

How diet changes the brain and promotes overeating

Obesity is a worldwide problem, with the World Health Organization (WHO) estimating that 650 million people across the globe were obese in 2016. Many experts point the finger at overeating and a sedentary lifestyle as the root causes of the obesity epidemic

How diet changes the brain and promotes overeatingHowever, any action that we take has consequences at the molecular level, and experts know little detail about how our brains behave as the readings on the scales slowly go up. Scientists have implicated specific neurons in the lateral hypothalamic area, a region involved in survival mechanisms such as food intake, in signaling to the […]

Coffee burns calories, promotes weight loss reveal researchers

Scientists from the University of Nottingham have discovered that drinking a cup of coffee can stimulate 'brown fat', the body's own fat-fighting defences, which could be the key to tackling obesity and diabetes

Coffee burns calories, promotes weight loss reveal researchersToday’s modern world has made us into coffee-crazed fanatics. With quick turnaround times, approaching deadlines and instantaneous results, getting left behind on the daily report is the last thing we want, and coffee is one of the few drinks that can help us stay awake long enough to send that email. But between all this […]

Cocoa shells may help prevent obesity-induced insulin resistance, finds study

Obesity alters cells in ways that can lead to long-term health problems. Examples of obesity-induced cell changes include inflammation and damage to metabolic functions, such as the ability to use insulin and make energy

Cocoa shells may help prevent obesity-induced insulin resistance, finds studyNow, new research from the University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign and other institutions has shown that extract of cocoa bean shells contains three compounds that could potentially reduce or prevent some of these cell changes. Cocoa, green tea, and coffee also contain the same three compounds, which are: protocatechuic acid, epicatechin, and procyanidin B2. A […]
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