8 science-backed benefits of doing yoga, you must know about

Doing a regular yoga practice will bring about positive changes in your life. This is a bold statement, yet yoga benefits are being researched by science and some of claims by yogis are being recognised as true.What is being found, through science, is that positive lifestyle changes are happening in people's lives and these are quantifiable

8 science-backed benefits of doing yoga, you must know aboutThe bendy benefits of yoga are obvious when you see the magic in action, but the perks of this ancient practice go far beyond the physical. Here are some of the best, science-backed results that come from doing yoga. Increase balance and flexibility Numerous studies have backed the ability of yoga to increase balance and […]

International Yoga Day: Benefits of yoga and pranayama

Yoga is an old discipline from India. It is both spiritual and physical. Yoga uses breathing techniques, exercise and meditation. It helps to improve health and happiness

International Yoga Day: Benefits of yoga and pranayamaBenefits of yoga Improves flexibility Corrects your posture Prevents joint pain Increases circulation Improves your overall happiness Improves your cardiovascular health Improves sleep Increases breathing and lung capacity Decreases pain Improve strength Improve balance Reduce stress and anxiety Pranayama Pranayama is a part of yoga system that teaches you the art of extending your breath […]

Here’s how you can tackle these 5 deadly monsoon related diseases

When the monsoons hit the country, a whiff of damp Earth engulfs our senses; we are often habituated to sipping on a cup of hot tea with a plate of our favourite comfort snacks, listening to 90’s retro music and enjoying the sound of raindrops. However, the reality of the seasonal situation is a bit different

Here’s how you can tackle these 5 deadly monsoon related diseasesMost common difficulties faced are seasonal illnesses, which are a package monsoon deal. Often caused due to environmental factors, here are the five most common monsoon diseases that you need to look out for. Preparing to tackle them effectively is half the battle won. Dengue A disease spread by mosquitoes that typically bite early in […]

Mangoes can help benefit our gut health and lower blood pressure

A new study conducted at the University of California, Davis found that two cups of mangos a day had beneficial effects on systolic blood pressure among healthy postmenopausal women. Mango consumption helped relax blood vessels in as little as two hours after intake

Mangoes can help benefit our gut health and lower blood pressureMangoes have been cultivated in South Asia for thousands of years, and they now find homes across many of the warmer regions of Earth. They are the national fruit of India, Pakistan, and the Philippines, and for good reason: they’re delicious. As far as nutrition goes, the mango contains a range of vitamins and minerals, […]

Leg exercises are crucial to maintain healthy brain and nervous system

In a new take on the exercise truism ‘use it, or lose it,’ researchers show neurological health is an interactive relationship with our muscles and our world. Groundbreaking research shows that neurological health depends as much on signals sent by the body's large, leg muscles to the brain as it does on directives from the brain to the muscles

Leg exercises are crucial to maintain healthy brain and nervous systemPublished today in Frontiers in Neuroscience, the study fundamentally alters brain and nervous system medicine – giving doctors new clues as to why patients with motor neuron disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal muscular atrophy and other neurological diseases often rapidly decline when their movement becomes limited. “Our study supports the notion that people who are unable […]

Boy who appeared for SSC exams from hospital, secures 76%

Ganesh Hake, a 15-year-old boy residing in Chakan, Pune had severely injured his leg in an accident, during his SSC boards exams. Dr Vijay Gokule had helped him appear for his board exam from the hospital itself. Ganesh has scored 76 % in his board exams, and wants to be a doctor one day

Boy who appeared for SSC exams from hospital, secures 76%“My son, Ganesh, had met with an accident during the board exams, I had thought, it’s all over, my son is going to lose his year now. But, all thanks to Dr Gokule sir. Because of his efforts, my son could appear for the exams. And how, I am very happy that he has passed […]

Diet chart: Choose the right food this monsoon

Preparation for monsoon not just about protecting oneself externally but it is also about changing ones diet to keep in tune with the new season. Experts say that monsoon brings many viral and infectious diseases along with it. It is therefore necessary to have a good immune system to fight such diseases

Diet chart: Choose the right food this monsoonWhile monsoon has already arrived in Mumbai, it will soon making its way across India country, people are gearing up their preparations for the season. While they are busy buying umbrella and repairing their house, hardly anyone is thinking about what diet should be followed in the monsoon season. Neeta Somkunwar, a nutritionist and dietician […]

Epilepsy Foundation organises personality development classes for patients

Normally there are many restrictions which are put on people who get seizures. But now, Image Management Professionals Association and Epilepsy Foundation’s President Dr Nirmal Surya, have started a new initiative to make these people independent. They are training epilepsy patients on personality development and confidence building measures

Epilepsy Foundation organises personality development classes for patientsThe special sessions were arranged from May 19 onwards. The sessions were held on every Wednesday and Saturday. Topics like communication skills, body language, eye contact and professionalism were taken during the workshop. Surya said, “This disease requires medicine, but it also requires personality development to secure future of such patients. Thing like personality development […]

World No Tobacco Day: Here’s what happens when you inhale second-hand smoke

Smoking in general is bad; this does not limit the risks for non-smokers. It is a well-known fact that when you inhale someone else’s smoke, you may be at the risk of lung cancer

World No Tobacco Day: Here’s what happens when you inhale second-hand smokeNonetheless, what is not identified and what not many people realise, is that second-hand smoke from cigarettes can also cause serious harm to your heart. Although smoking is banned at public spaces in the country, people are still exposed and inconvenienced, especially children living with smoker parents. Tobacco contains over 4,000 harmful chemical compounds; exposure […]

Alzheimer’s disease: Aerobic exercise can help slow down cognitive decline

Older adults who did aerobic exercise by itself experienced a three times greater level of improvement in cognitive function than those who participated in combined aerobic training and strength training exercises. The study suggested aerobic exercise may be more effective than other types, for Alzheimer’s patients in preserving the ability to think and make decisions

Alzheimer’s disease: Aerobic exercise can help slow down cognitive declineCardiovascular exercise training may help slow the decline in brain function seen in Alzheimer’s patients, a new review of past research suggests. Researchers assessed data from 19 studies conducted between 2002 and 2015 that examined the effects of exercise on cognitive ability in 1,145 people at risk of, or diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Nearly 90 […]
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