11 heath benefits of coconut oil and its versatile uses

Here are some unexpected uses for coconut oil, which can improve your physical health, help you lose weight and improve your mood

11 heath benefits of coconut oil and its versatile usesCoconut oil is a clean eating staple, and doubles as a must-have for people who use organic products and live an all-natural lifestyle. We’ve listed some unexpected uses for coconut oil, which can improve your physical health, help you drop pounds, and improve your mood. And in even better news, it can be used in […]

After you lose weight, where does it go?

It turns out all that panting through your workout is actually good for a reason

After you lose weight, where does it go?Wobbly and out of breath, you jab at the button on the treadmill that makes the machine come to a stop. Finally, it’s over. You completed your workout and can now go home to grab a shower and complete the ritual of stepping onto the bathroom scale — your fate, all but sealed in the […]

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 […]

Fat cells fact: They never really go away when you lose weight

The skinny on fat cells is they never really go away — they can grow and shrink, depending on whether we're gaining or losing weight, which is a good thing. This tissue plays an important role in our anatomy

Fat cells fact: They never really go away when you lose weightWeight loss is among the top New Year’s resolutions on everyone’s list. We usually think of burning fat when it comes to losing weight. A healthy diet and exercise are key essentials to dropping the pounds, but what happens to those fat-storing cells? In SciShow’s video, “Do Fat Cells Ever Really Go Away?” host Michael […]

6 reasons why drinking warm water is good for your health

Regularly drinking very warm water, especially in the morning, can heal our bodies, providing digestive power and reducing metabolic waste built up in our immune system

6 reasons why drinking warm water is good for your healthMost of us start our mornings with a fresh, hot cup of coffee or tea to warm our bodies after getting out of bed. When we drink water, we tend to prefer it cold, but according to Ayurvedic medicine, we have it all wrong. Regularly drinking very warm water, especially in the morning, can heal […]

One weight-loss approach fits all? No, not even close

Two people can have same amount of excess weight; they can be same age, same socioeconomic class, same race, same gender. And yet a treatment that works for one will do nothing for the other

One weight-loss approach fits all? No, not even closeDr Frank Sacks, a professor of nutrition at Harvard, likes to challenge his audience when he gives lectures on obesity. “If you want to make a great discovery,” he tells them, figure out this: Why do some people lose 50 pounds on a diet while others on the same diet gain a few pounds? Then […]

Skipping breakfast? Beware!

The practice of skipping breakfast is pretty common, and this is particularly true for adolescent girls. A cross sectional study done in urban slums of Pune highlighted how adolescent girls are found to be skipping the breakfast in order to cut those extra kilos. Even doctors say that skipping breakfast is not limited to urban slums but a dangerous phenomenon which is prevalent, not only amongst the adolescent girls but a across the strata of society like working and older adults

Skipping breakfast? Beware!Breakfast is quite literally the meal meant to “break the fast” from all the hours you spend sleeping, and skipping it is known to cause a slew of bad chain reactions throughout the body.  Even doctors say that skipping breakfast is not limited to urban slums but a dangerous phenomenon which is prevalent, not only  amongst the adolescent girls […]

Eman Ahmed, world’s heaviest woman, to fly back home with a new lease of life

Doctors say post successful bariatric surgery, 36-year-old Egyptian national Eman Ahmed, who was considered to be the world’s heaviest woman, is all set to return to Egypt within a month

Eman Ahmed, world’s heaviest woman, to fly back home with a new lease of lifePost successful bariatric surgery, Eman Ahmed (36) the Egyptian national who was considered to be the world’s heaviest woman, is all set to return home within a month, say doctors treating her at Saifee Hospital. Doctors, however say, she will take almost a year to start walking independently and will need heavy physiotherapy. “Eman may […]

7 weight-loss tips from a coach who preps celebs for the red carpet

So how can you drop pounds on a tight deadline without crashing afterward? Here, a celebrity trainer and nutrition coach runs through his top weight-loss tips for the stars

7 weight-loss tips from a coach who preps celebs for the red carpetNo matter how much we hear that losing weight and getting healthy is a lifestyle, not a destination, we’ve all got deadlines. Who hasn’t set out to get in shape in hopes of showing up at their high school reunion with zero excess baby weight or going on their dream vacay with their most rockin’ […]

World’s heaviest woman undergoes surgery, sheds 100 kilos

At the beginning of the treatment, doctors had targetted a weight loss of 50kg. Doctors said they were surprised that she managed to lose 100kg in less than a months’ time

World’s heaviest woman undergoes surgery, sheds 100 kilosOn December 8, 2016, Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj helped world’s heaviest woman, Eman Ahmed from Egypt, get a medical visa for Mumbai to treat her obesity. On February 11, 2017, she landed in Mumbai. On March 7, she underwent her first surgery as part of her weight loss treatment. Eman, who once weighed […]