Although C-section deliveries are a necessary lifesaving procedure in many cases, they also include known risks to mothers and newborns, says study.
The researchers found that smoking had an acute effect on dietary intake, reducing it by 152 calories - a statistically significant result.
Building on the First Lady's anti-childhood-obesity campaign 'Lets Move!', the video 'The History of Exercise' showcases the evolution of workouts through the decades.
According to a study, people who stopped exercising for only 10 days showed a decrease in brain blood flow in brain regions that are important for maintaining brain health.
A tracker developed by Norwegian researchers tells you how much exercise you need based on your heart rate.
Most of the women in the study said that the first trimester was the most physically taxing part of the pregnancy.
Findings showed that the students who had the stand-biased desks for two years averaged a three per cent drop in BMI.
Morbidly obese individuals are over two times more likely to have heart failure than people with a normal BMI, says study.
Kiran Krishnakumar, a Delhi-based fitness trainer, has shared some tips to make exercising more fun.
Swapping one 8-ounce sugar-sweetened beverage with an 8-ounce serving of water could reduce daily calories and the prevalence of obesity in populations that consume sugary beverages.
According to the study, test subjects derived more neurophysiological and psychological benefits from exercise if they already have positive mindsets about sports.
Watching food commercials on television or elsewhere may change the way children value taste, leading to more impulsive food choices, finds a new research.
The intervention consists of a camera that captures the movement of participants' feet and projects it onto a screen allowing the participants 'see' their feet walking in real time.
"WHO advises a minimum total physical activity level of 10 metabolic equivalent of tasks (MET) hours a week, but the study found health gains accumulated up to levels of 50 to 70 MET-hours a week," said Lennert Veerman.
Manipur's 'Iron Lady' Irom Sharmila learnt Yoga in 1998, which helped keep her physically fit through the ordeal of the 16-year fast.
The researchers cautioned that fidgeting is not a substitute for walking and exercise, which produce more overall cardiovascular benefits.
Men reported more body dissatisfaction than women when it came to muscularity.
"With ageing there is frequently a loss of appetite, termed anorexia of ageing, which can result in under-nutrition," said Mary Hickson, Professor at Plymouth University in Britain.
Here's how defying stereotypes in the gym can sometimes work out for the better.
"Lean women when full will either stop eating or just sample a food they crave. It's harder for some people to maintain a healthy weight than others," said Nancy Puzziferri.