Daily meditation may alter the course of Alzheimer’s, reveals study

Recent research has found that short daily practice of mind-body therapy may help alleviate some of the signs and symptoms that often precede dementia

Daily meditation may alter the course of Alzheimer’s, reveals studyThe researchers behind the new study assessed a group of older adults experiencing memory difficulties who practiced 12 minutes per day of music listening or simple yoga meditation for 12 weeks. Samples of their blood from before and after the 3 months of therapy revealed changes in levels of certain markers with associations to cell […]

Practising yoga daily can help improve your sperm quality

For men struggling with infertility, the solution could be as simple as a daily yoga routine. A new study done by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) shows that such a routine can significantly improve sperm quality

Practising yoga daily can help improve your sperm qualityPractising yoga daily can help improve sperm quality in a significant way, according to a study conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). The major cause of defective sperm function is DNA damage. The quality of genetic components in sperm are vital for birth of a healthy offspring, said Dr Rima Dada, […]

Increased exam stress linked with eating poorer quality diet

Increased stress during university examinations is associated with eating a poorer quality diet including less fruit and vegetables and more fast food, according to an observational study being presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Glasgow, UK (28 April - 01 May)

Increased exam stress linked with eating poorer quality diet“Stress has long been implicated in poor diet. People tend to report overeating and comfort eating foods high in fat, sugar, and calories in times of stress. Our findings looking at the eating habits of students during exam periods confirm this stress-induced dietary deterioration hypothesis,” says Dr Nathalie Michels from Ghent University in Belgium who […]

Can stress cause cancer? What you need to know

Experts say there has been growing evidence that chronic stress can affect a person’s cancer risk and progression

Can stress cause cancer? What you need to knowChronic stress is known to negatively affect the body. It could trigger the development of inflammation and cardiometabolic disease. Stress can also contribute to the development of cancer. Previous studies showed that it can speed up the progression and worsen outcomes of the disease. But can stress be the main cause of cancer? The National […]

#HealthyNeta: Yoga is the secret to Urmila’s fitness on the campaign trail

Health and fitness is not new to Bollywood superstars and Urmila Matondkar has been blazing the campaign trail this election season

#HealthyNeta: Yoga is the secret to Urmila’s fitness on the campaign trailYesteryear star Urmila Matondkar joined the Congress in March to contest the Mumbai North seat. She has entered the political fray for the first time but she has been turning heads on the campaign trail. The general election is a key time for any politician. Apart from seeking votes, they focus on their health and […]

How yoga may enhance heart health

In addition to boosting fitness and easing stress, yoga may also help you embrace a healthier lifestyle

How yoga may enhance heart healthMany people think of yoga mainly as an activity that promotes flexibility and balance. But this ancient tradition also includes breathing exercises, relaxation, and meditation. Together, these practices can lead to measurable improvements in factors connected with cardiovascular health, such as lower blood pressure, better sleep, and less artery-damaging inflammation. “There are four distinct but […]

Try these six yoga poses to deal with prostate enlargement

Prostate enlargement or benign prostatic hyperplasia can cause problems with urination that many men find frustrating. Could yoga help manage the symptoms of this condition?

Try these six yoga poses to deal with prostate enlargementBenign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is caused by changes in hormone levels as a man gets older. It is a normal part of the aging process and is not dangerous. Even so, the problems an enlarged prostate can cause are irritating, and many men look for ways that they can improve their symptoms. This article explores […]

Is yoga heart-healthy? It’s no stretch to see benefits, science suggests

For years, aerobic exercise has been touted for its numerous health benefits, including improved cardiovascular health, better mood, increased energy, and stronger bones and muscles. But there’s another form of physical activity that’s grabbing headlines - yoga

Is yoga heart-healthy? It’s no stretch to see benefits, science suggestsSome studies suggest the mind-body practice may be good for heart health, from reducing blood pressure and cholesterol to lowering stress and body mass index. While yoga often is associated with images of limber practitioners, it is more than just stretching and handstands. Originated in India, yoga includes physical poses (asana), breathwork (pranayama) and meditation. […]

Pump up: 5 healthy heart tips

Lack of exercise, a poor diet and other unhealthy habits can take their toll over the years. Dr Nihar Mehta, consultant cardiologist at Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, gives 5 simple steps to look after your heart

Pump up: 5 healthy heart tipsIndia has rapidly become the capital of metabolic diseases over the globe.This term encompasses a combination of ‘high’ – body weight, blood pressure, blood sugars and blood cholesterol, a disease of excess. These metabolic diseases lead to heart diseases like heart attacks, heart failure and fluctuations in heart rate (arrhythmia), said Dr Nihar Mehta, consultant […]

Yoga may help ease mood disorders in Parkinson’s patients, finds study

People with Parkinson’s disease may have less anxiety and depression when they practice yoga focused on mindfulness and breathing exercises, a small experiment suggests

Yoga may help ease mood disorders in Parkinson’s patients, finds studyParkinson’s disease is one of the most common chronic neurodegenerative diseases. Classic motor symptoms include tremors, rigidity, slowed movements, and postural instability – but patients with Parkinson’s can also experience a variety of cognitive problems as well as psychiatric disorders like depression and anxiety, researchers note in JAMA Neurology. For the study, researchers randomly assigned […]
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