Frisky and fighting fit: Yes that’s Dr Sanjay Borude for you

At the age of 58, when most of the people look for retirement plans and opt for a leisurely life, Dr Sanjay Borude, takes up new ventures and keeps giving various exams- all to keep himself mentally and physically fit. This week in Fitness Mantra, let’s have a look at what this award-winning bariatric surgery does to keep himself fit

Frisky and fighting fit: Yes that’s Dr Sanjay Borude for youLook at Dr Borude from behind, and you would be muddled to know that it’s the silhouette of a 58-year-old man! He’s frisky and fighting fit. With a genetic heart ailment that came along his way when he was just 40 years of age, he still exercises his way to glory. “I was always a […]

Study links being underweight to early menopause

In the study, women with a body mass index (BMI) below 18.5 kilograms per square meter — at any age — were 30 per cent more likely to experience early menopause compared with women whose BMI was between 18.5 and 22.4 kilograms per square metre

Study links being underweight to early menopauseA large study of almost 80,000 women concludes that being underweight poses a risk of experiencing early menopause The researchers were led by Dr Kathleen Szegda — who, at the time of the study, was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst — and the findings were published in the journal […]

Can marital up and downs affect heart health?

Researchers examined data on 620 married fathers to see what they thought of their relationship when their child was almost 3 years old and again when their child was 9. The study team also assessed risk factors for heart disease like blood pressure, cholesterol, weight and blood sugar

Can marital up and downs affect heart health?Married men who see their relationship with their spouse improve over the years may also experience positive changes in their health that can lower the risk of heart disease, a recent U.K. study suggests. Researchers examined data on 620 married fathers to see what they thought of their relationship when their child was almost 3 […]

Consistent weight loss in the first few weeks of dieting may help to achieve long-term weight loss, according to researchers

Adopting a healthful, balanced diet is considered one of the best strategies for weight loss, but - as many dieters will know - it is not as easy as it sounds

Consistent weight loss in the first few weeks of dieting may help to achieve long-term weight loss, according to researchers    If you’re looking to lose weight and keep it off, a new study may help you to reach your goal. Researchers have now found that consistently losing weight in the early days of a new diet plan – even small amounts – may increase the chances of achieving long-term weight loss. It is […]

Calories burned in 30 minutes for people of three different weights groups

The table below lists the calories burned by doing dozens of activities listed by category (such as gym activities, training and sports activities, home repair, etc.) for 30 minutes.

Calories burned in 30 minutes for people of three different weights groupsActivities and exercises include walking, swimming, jogging, yoga and even watching TV and sleeping. In each category, activities are listed from least to most calories burned. Calories burned in 30-minute activities Gym Activities 125-pound person 155-pound person 185-pound person Weight Lifting: general 90 112 133 Aerobics: water 120 149 178 Stretching, Hatha Yoga 120 149 […]

7 easy ways to live diabetes-free life

A large proportion of diabetes cases are preventable. Simple lifestyle chabnges have been be effective in preventing or delaying the onset of type 2 diabetes. Maintaining normal body weight, engaging in regular physical activity, and eating a healthy diet can reduce the risk of diabetes

7 easy ways to live diabetes-free lifeDiabetes is one of the most common lifestyle diseases in the world. India is among the top three countries with about 64.5 million people affected by diabetes till last year. Moreover, it has been predicted that diabetes will be the 7th largest killer in the world by 2030. A large proportion of diabetes cases are […]

Having a healthy diet trumps exercise when it comes to weight loss

Diet is a major factor in weight control; portion sizes and what we're eating is crucial to maintaining a healthy body weight. To lose weight and improve health, we need to both eat well and find the time to exercise

Having a healthy diet trumps exercise when it comes to weight lossWe’ve all heard that to lose weight we need to do two things: eat less, exercise more. This makes sense: Burning more calories than we consume will lead to weight loss. But this exercise-based approach provides only short-term results. Now, researchers at Loyola University of Chicago confirm that a healthy diet, not exercise, is the […]

Complex heart surgery performed on woman weighing just 35 kilo by Asian Heart doctors

Dr Ramakanta Panda said this is one of the most challenging surgeries; as there was a 90 per cent risk as the heart's pumping capacity was 25 per cent only

Complex heart surgery performed on woman weighing just 35 kilo by Asian Heart doctorsA 69-year-old Mumbai woman weighing 35kg got a new lease of life after she underwent a successful complex valve replacement and bypass surgery at Asian Heart Institute (AHI). Renowned Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgeon and Padma Bhushan Dr Ramakanta Panda operated on Asha Phatak, a retired bank manager. However, when Phatak had first approached Panda, he had […]

Eating your meals on time everyday helps against heart disease

Meal timing and frequency have been linked to heart disease and stroke risk factors, which include high blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood glucose levels, as well as obesity, insulin resistance, and insulin sensitivity

Eating your meals on time everyday helps against heart diseaseThe new statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) provides an overview of current scientific evidence suggesting that when and how often individuals eat may affect their risk factors for heart attack and stroke, as well as other cardiac and blood vessel conditions. Research has shown that adult behavioural patterns of eating meals and snacks […]

How this surgery helps in bearing weight on your knees safely

People with damaged cartilage in their knees can undergo so-called matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation, or MACI, surgery to fix the defects that cause pain and swelling

How this surgery helps in bearing weight on your knees safelyPeople receiving a graft of their own knee cartilage cells may be better off returning to full weight bearing after six weeks instead of the standard eight, a small study suggests. Knee surgery patients put on a six-week recovery track were able to get back to work and other activities like sports more quickly, and […]