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Diet plan for weight loss: Munch on these healthy snacks to reap health benefits

After an intense session at the gym, or a particularly rough day at work, it might be tempting to indulge in some chocolate, fries or junk food. But resist the urge. Unless you want all your hard work to go down the drain. Instead of turning to fast food, go for healthy snacks – foods […]

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Feeling lonely may be harmful for your heart in more ways than one

Loneliness is not just a state of mind. It also manifests itself physically and can take a toll on your health. A recent study by The Heart Centre, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark, shows that lonely people are twice as likely to die from heart problems. Feeling lonely was also a stronger predictor of poor outcomes […]

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Beware, weight loss may be good for your BMI but it can worsen bone density, bone architecture and bone strength

While weight loss is a goal for most people, there can be serious consequences to going on such a diet. A recent study shows that weight loss can result in worsening bone density, bone architecture and bone strength. The study used data on weight changes over 40 years in participants in the Framingham Study (a long-term, ongoing […]

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A new study reveals that women and men with higher BMI and body weight opt for a particular type of clothing

Your clothes say a lot about your personality, your state of mind…and even about your weight. According to a study done by the European Association for the Study of Obesity, the choice of garment colour is a predictor of body mass index (BMI). The findings reveal that darker and multicoloured clothes are preferred by women with […]

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Watching too much TV can cause heart disease and cancer

Discretionary screen time, time spent watching TV or looking at a computer screen during leisure time, is an important contributor to overall sedentary behaviour, which is associated with higher risk of mortality and cardiovascular disease. This is the largest single study to focus on this area. The researchers looked at 3,90,089 participants from the UK […]

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You can lose weight faster if you control stress and anxiety levels

A new study, published in the journal Cell Metabolism, shows how chronic exposure to stress is linked to obesity due to the relationship between fat cells and the timing of stress hormones. “…if you experience chronic, continuous stress or take glucocorticoids (drugs used by patients of arthritis and asthma) at night, the resulting loss of […]

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Lower back pain can be reduced by practicing certain exercises

  Lower back pain could be the result of an injury to a muscle (strain) or a ligament (sprain), improper lifting, poor posture, lack of regular exercise, fracture, a ruptured disc or arthritis. Have your friends and colleagues started noticing your presence due to the aroma of the excessive back pain cream or spray you […]

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Obsesity in children is a serious problem.

“Such features can also encourage children to ride bicycles, play outside, and engage in similar activities, all of which help them burn off energy,” said Tracie A Barnett, a professor at INRS. The study, published in the journal Preventive Medicine, also found that BMIs were lower in neighbourhoods with a convenience store. These results demonstrate the importance […]

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Weight loss with brown rice

  There are gloomy days which make you feel like you aren’t losing an inch despite all that effort and then there are days like today where we bring to you a MASSIVE transformation to ditch all that low feeling! Colin Dsouza, a food critic, was almost on his way to touch a double century […]

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How accurate and important is power measurement?Pedalling with power

  Early competitive cyclists trained with the Borg Scale, a system of measuring training intensity based on the Rate of Perceived Exertion. This was subjective and solely dependent on an individual’s perception of effort and intensity. With the advent of Heart Rate Monitors and Power Meters, riders and coaches can accurately measure the effects of […]