To prevent muscle soreness, follow these recovery tips

You may feel like you never want to go to the gym again. But exercise-induced muscle damage, and the steps you take to recover, are all part of becoming a better athlete, as long as you know your limits. Knowing the right steps to take for recovery is essential to repair muscle. Taking the right steps will also prevent injury. And the good news is, recovering and preventing injuries are easier than you think

To prevent muscle soreness, follow these recovery tipsSome people call it “good” pain, but the truth is that no one really enjoys getting out of bed the morning after an intense workout. Your body is tense, your muscles feel weak and swollen, and you are ferociously hungry. First things first — stop overtraining: There is a growing amount of evidence that suggests […]

How to relieve period bloating

Period bloating can be uncomfortable and may negatively affect self-confidence. Women may feel like they have gained weight or that their stomach is swollen and sticking out. Fortunately, there are changes women can make that may reduce these symptoms. This article offers tips that may help improve period bloating. It also explores what might be causing bloating during a period and when it is a good idea to see a doctor

How to relieve period bloatingMany women experience bloating before and at the start of their period. Can certain lifestyle changes offer some relief? Period bloating is when a woman feels her abdomen is heavy and swollen just before and at the start of her period. Bloating is also one of several premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms that can occur 1-2 […]

Did you know, each time you have sex, you use every single of the 657 muscles in your body

Anatomy expert Mike Aunger explains we use far more muscles than we realize, sex uses 657 muscles, dad dancing uses 85 muscles and texting uses 38 muscles

Did you know, each time you have sex, you use every single of the 657 muscles in your bodySometimes getting fit can seem like an uphill struggle. With the days short, the weather cold, and the comfort food tantalizing, we could find a million excuses to avoid the gym – before ourselves for letting New Year’s Resolutions slip. But anatomy expert Mike Aunger insists we mustn’t be disheartened: there are scores of everyday […]

Exercise can increase your willpower, says study

Self-control is one of those concepts that we all recognize and applaud but do not necessarily practice. It requires forgoing things that entice us, which, let’s face it, is not fun. On the other hand, lack of self-control can be consequential for health and well-being, often contributing to problems like weight gain, depression or money woes

Exercise can increase your willpower, says studyFor most of us, temptations are everywhere, from the dessert buffet to the online shoe boutique. But a new study suggests that exercise might be a simple if unexpected way to increase our willpower and perhaps help us to avoid making impulsive choices that we will later regret. Given these impacts, scientists and therapists have […]

‘Optimistic approach towards life is my fitness mantra’

Dr Mansing Pawar, Dean, Government Dental College and Hospital, who is 64-year-old, is a fitness enthusiast. Along with his responsibilities as a dean he equally takes care of his fitness routine without letting it go for a toss

‘Optimistic approach towards life is my fitness mantra’In the hectic schedule, people often give it a miss to their fitness routine. But Dr Mansing Pawar is an exception. He strikes a perfect balance between his work and fitness regime. “Instead of stressing over everything have an optimistic approach. Body gets energy due to positive attitude. I learnt this from my father,” said […]

Diwali: Special diet tips for diabetics

Diwali is a time when varieties of mithai, fried food is served and it becomes difficult for any individual especially a diabetic to take care of his/her diet. Food during Diwali is traditionally sweet. Sugar and ghee are present in many of the foods which means, they are often highly calorific and the sugar will raise blood glucose levels quickly. Diabetes is a lifestyle disease and it is very important to take care of the dietary intake to maintain good control

Diwali: Special diet tips for diabeticsThe results of a poor diet, sedentary lifestyle and long working hours have become worrisome. And diabetes, which is known as the silent killer, happens to be the most dangerous of them all, plaguing millions across the world. It not only puts people at the risk of obesity, heart disease and a stroke, but also triggers an […]

Top twelve health benefits of swimming

Swimming is safe for most people. As with any workout, there are certain risks associated with swimming. If you’re injured or have certain medical conditions, be sure to check with your doctor before swimming laps

Top twelve health benefits of swimmingYou may have heard that experts recommend adults get 150 minutes of moderate activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity each week. Swimming is an excellent way to work your entire body and cardiovascular system. An hour of swimming burns almost as many calories as running, without all the impact on your bones and joints. […]

Hormone supplement’s overdose could affect the body hazardously

In this age of fitness, Dr Altamash Shaikh a Consultant Endocrinologist, Diabetologist and Metabolic Physician, at S.L Raheja Hospital, speaks to My Medical Mantra about testosterone and hormone overdose amongst gym goers

Hormone supplement’s overdose could affect the body hazardouslyTestosterone is the primary hormone in the male body helps in increasing muscle mass and body strength, boosting libido, virility and decreasing the risk of illness. It is also a drug, used for treating delayed puberty (a medical condition) amongst adolescent males. Sport supplements are becoming highly popular amongst the gym goers, not only those […]

Regular physical activity can prevent depression

Depression is a very common disorder, affecting around 6.7 percent of adults in the United States per year. At a global level, the World Health Organization (WHO) calculate that more than 300 million people live with the disorder

Regular physical activity can prevent depressionA new study that examined data from almost 34,000 people has found that as little as 1 hour of exercise each week, regardless of intensity, can help to prevent depression. Treatments for depression usually involve medication, psychotherapy, or cognitive behavioral therapy, or a combination of these approaches. Recently, Australia-based not-for-profit group Black Dog Institute, who offer support to people […]

‘Be fit to be happy’

Says Dr Sargam Soni, Mumbai’s gynaecologist and fertility expert and the founder-head of Devdaan foundation. Discipline, Dedication and determination are the words synonymous to her. Dr Soni who is redefining fitness is a gym-junkie and also has also been a face of some brands. Come what may, she never compromises with her fitness routine. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Soni spills the beans on her fitness formulas

‘Be fit to be happy’If you happen to meet Dr Sargam Soni, there is no way that you wouldn’t be in awe of her toned body and beautiful smile. She swears by her fitness regime and says that, if you need to be happy- you need to be fit, by mind and soul. Her usual day starts at 6.30 am. She consumes 1 […]