Body fat and other factors linked to diabetes also have a negative influence on life expectancy along with cigarette smoking and traits associated with lung cancer.
Burning fat is a more effective long-term fuel but is more complex to process and isn't as readily accessible for quick bursts of muscle activity as is a fuel like glucose.
Tai Chi is characterised by slow, rhythmic and meditative movements, which enables the performer to find peace and calm within the mind and heart.
Fitness buffs in Myanmar are taking the latest body-bending trend to whole new heights, pulling off yoga poses on a climbing wall. Poses that would make the couch potatoes of the world wince at just the thought.
Kareena Kapoor Khan, who is currently shooting for her upcoming film Veere Di Wedding has been exercising for 10 hours a day! Here are some videos from her training sessions.
Certain asanas of yoga involve direct bending of the spine in seated or long-standing position without bending of knees. This, in turn, puts a direct load on the spine and creating tension on ligaments leading to severe disc prolapses and hip joint disorders.
A fitness boot camp is a type of group physical training programme conducted by gyms and personal trainers designed to build strength and fitness through a variety of intense group intervals over one-hour period of time.
Smartphone apps are an effective treatment option for depression, a finding which may pave the way for safe and accessible interventions for the millions of people with the mental disorder, researchers have confirmed.
Fasting, if done for all nine days can detoxify the body, provided that good amount of fruits, vegetables, milk products and unsweetened beverages are included. It can also improve cardiovascular function, blood composition, and blood pressure, say, experts.
WHO recommends that adults aged 18-64 do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity through the week, as well as muscle strengthening exercises at least twice a week.
Are you tired of being on the diet and see no result? Apparently, a study proves that continuous dieting does not help in shedding off weight. However, a two-week break from fasting may help says, researchers.
Yasmin Karachiwala, who has A-list celebs like Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, and Katrina Kaif working out under her expert guidance has an extensive fitness regime for herself. Pilates, jack rabbit, pike and shoulder flexion are part of her everyday routine.
A study claims that running may help you get rid of the smoking addiction. the University of British Columbia (UBC), has initiated a national campaign 'Run to Quit' to help people who are seriously hooked on smoking through a group based running clinics.
Indian skipper and cricket team captain Virat Kohli seems to be in top form. Fit and fabulous, the 28-year-old has often confessed that his consistency on the field is a fruit of the dedication and determination for his fitness regime.
According to a study severe alcohol addiction and problems are often preceded by patterns of heavy drinking. Mindfulness teaches a heightened awareness of one's feelings and bodily sensations, so more attention is paid to cravings instead of forcefully suppressing them.
Not only is Soha Ali Khan, dressing up in beautiful maternity wear and enjoying every bit of her pregnancy, she is also showing others on how to stay fit during the nine months.
Yoga can help solve the suffering that women with severe menstrual pain go through. Known as dysmenorrhea, it includes sharp, throbbing, burning, or nauseating cramps in the lower abdomen and back. Lie on your back, and cross your left knee over to the right side.
Joining the likes Alia Bhatt, Kriti Sanon and Sunny Leone, Katrina Kaif's latest post is a video that shows her delving into Pilates fitness system, with Ann Toran, a Pilates trainer and celebrity trainer and Pilates master Yasmin Karachiwala.
Disrespectful treatment and medical fat shaming, in an attempt to motivate people to change their behaviour, is stressful and can cause patients to delay health care seeking or avoid interacting with providers. Research has shown that doctors repeatedly advise weight loss for fat patients while recommending CAT scans, blood work or physical therapy for other, average weight patient.
Sweeteners combined with a low carbohydrate diet can significantly increase the quantity of calories consumed. Switching to artificial sweeteners to boost the impact of a weight loss diet may be counterproductive because the sweeteners acutely suppress food intake, leading to a caloric debt.
A recent study emphasised that childhood and adolescence are periods of rapid bone growth and exercise during this period may ensure a healthy adulthood. This is because the bone has the capacity to retain "memory" of its effects long even after the exercise has stopped.
Exercises are important if you don't want to strain your muscles with a quick bit of running. It also helps loosen your muscles so that you can run longer and with much more ease.
For the blind tests, the researchers provided participants with an herbal tea with low, medium or high concentrations of a naturally occurring herb. During the testing, participants added their favoured levels of sweetness to bland concoctions.
Detoxification of the skin is essential during monsoon as it prevents allergies, puffiness and skin diseases. Add gram flour, lemon and green tea in your beauty essential list during the rainy season, say experts. These face packs will help you to keep your skin glowing during monsoon.
It is important to maintain a proper gym bag to help you carry out your exercise routine without any hassle and get closer to your fitness goal. Look for firm-gripped gloves that will wick the moisture efficiently and are perfect for your fingers to grip weights.
The researchers were surprised by the impact that the sugar-sweetened drinks had on metabolism when they were paired with higher-protein meals. This combination also increased study subjects' desire to eat savoury and salty foods for four hours after eating.
Get few simple exercising devices like dumbells, skipping rope, and resistance tubes at home and try hardcore floor exercises like planks, crunches and leg raises. You can start with a plank position for 30 seconds and repeat it again.
Being in the fitness industry for over two decades, Karachiwala has helped Bollywood big-wigs like Deepika, Katrina, Alia, Sonakshi Sinha, Malaika Arora Khan, Zareen Khan and more to achieve the perfect frame.
Alia Bhatt's fitness mantra is to eat everything in moderation and sweat it out at the gym. The Badrinath Ki Dulhania actress can often be seen sharing inspirational workout videos with her followers on Instagram.
This also points out to a key connection between the olfactory or smell system and regions of the brain that regulate metabolism, in particular the hypothalamus, though the neural circuits are still unknown, the researchers explained.
Ganesh Acharya's weight had touched 200kg when he decided he just had to lose all that weight. One and a half years and a lot of work later, the immensely talented Bollywood dance choreographer has reportedly lost 85kg, and he's logged it all on Instagram.
Sunny Leone strongly believes in being fit and follows it to a T. She visits the gym at least twice or thrice a week and on days when she is travelling for work, she practices pilates and yoga.
While publishers look to produce ever more colourful and exciting texts to entice buyers, University of Sussex in UK have shown that too many illustrations on a page results in poorer word learning among pre-schoolers.
It is extremely important for the young generation to realise that fitness is not just a goal for your body, rather it has to be a way of life," Bipasha Basu said in a statement. Bipasha was in Delhi on Sunday to launch Proquest Nutrition
The new data shows that the injury rate for those who practice yoga is almost 10 times higher than what has been previously reported. The expert believes that more interaction was needed between those in the yoga community and medical experts.
Zumba is for every age. There are no pre-skills required. Key for beginners is to keep their hands and feet moving until they get into the grove.