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Delivery by caesarean section raises kid’s obesity risk

September 7, 2016 6:49:53 pm

Although C-section deliveries are a necessary lifesaving procedure in many cases, they also include known risks to mothers and newborns, says study.

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Smoking may reduce your calorie intake: study

September 5, 2016 7:16:54 pm

The researchers found that smoking had an acute effect on dietary intake, reducing it by 152 calories - a statistically significant result.

Need motivation to hit the gym? Michelle Obama is here to help!

September 1, 2016 8:10:22 pm

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.

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Stopping exercise even for 10 days can decrease your brain blood flow

August 30, 2016 2:38:52 pm

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.

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Learn how much exercise you need to prevent death

August 28, 2016 8:02:57 pm

A tracker developed by Norwegian researchers tells you how much exercise you need based on your heart rate.

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Pregnant women consider weight gain as baby weight, reveals study

August 26, 2016 1:21:25 pm

Most of the women in the study said that the first trimester was the most physically taxing part of the pregnancy.

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Standing desks may help reduce weight in kids

August 24, 2016 4:23:06 pm

Findings showed that the students who had the stand-biased desks for two years averaged a three per cent drop in BMI.

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Severe obesity alone can increase heart failure risk: Study

August 23, 2016 4:51:07 pm

Morbidly obese individuals are over two times more likely to have heart failure than people with a normal BMI, says study.

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Say bye to boring conventional workouts

August 15, 2016 5:26:39 pm

Kiran Krishnakumar, a Delhi-based fitness trainer, has shared some tips to make exercising more fun.

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Replace sugary drink with water to cut obesity

August 15, 2016 5:19:45 pm

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.

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Exercise has more benefits if you believe it will, suggests Study

August 14, 2016 7:13:39 pm

According to the study, test subjects derived more neurophysiological and psychological benefits from exercise if they already have positive mindsets about sports.

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Junk food commercials trigger unhealthy choices among kids: Study

August 14, 2016 11:52:39 am

Watching food commercials on television or elsewhere may change the way children value taste, leading to more impulsive food choices, finds a new research.

Virtual reality, treadmill training may prevent falls in elderly

August 12, 2016 5:18:16 pm

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.

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More exercise needed to cut chronic disease risk: study

August 10, 2016 8:48:25 pm

"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.

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Will power and Yoga made Sharmila survive for 16 years

August 10, 2016 1:29:49 pm

Manipur's 'Iron Lady' Irom Sharmila learnt Yoga in 1998, which helped keep her physically fit through the ordeal of the 16-year fast.

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Leg movement while sitting may prevent arterial disease

August 8, 2016 4:13:36 pm

The researchers cautioned that fidgeting is not a substitute for walking and exercise, which produce more overall cardiovascular benefits.

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Women less concerned about weight than men

August 7, 2016 9:49:30 pm

Men reported more body dissatisfaction than women when it came to muscularity.

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Weight loss in elderly linked with a ‘feeling full’ hormone

August 7, 2016 3:58:20 pm

"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.

VJ Bani breaks stereotypes, lifts weight in the gym like a boss: Here’s how it can help women

July 30, 2016 8:15:28 pm

Here's how defying stereotypes in the gym can sometimes work out for the better.

Why obese women have uncontrollable urge to eat, study reveals

July 24, 2016 1:25:58 pm

"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.

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