Are you postmenopausal? Just 30 min of exercise can greatly benefit you

Are you postmenopausal? Just 30 min of exercise can greatly benefit you

Women who are regularly active during menopause can significantly reduce their weight and BMI. However, it’s ideal to continue exercising even after menopause. Just 30 minutes of high intensity resistance and impact training – jumping jacks, push-ups and squats – twice a week may improve functional performance and bone density in postmenopausal women with low bone mass, reveals a recent study. Exercise is known to be beneficial to bone health but there is reluctance to use high intensity programs in older women with low bone mass because of the risk of fracture or other…

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Walk, do a household chore, hit the gym: Live long by being active for 30 min daily

Walk, do a household chore, hit the gym: Live long by being active for 30 min daily

How active are you in your everyday life? If you find that you are not even engaged in physical activity of any kind for even 30 minutes a day, it’s time to find time to exercise and change your lifestyle. The Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study involving more than 130,000 people from 17 countries, led by the Population Health Research Institute of McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences, showed that any activity is good for people to meet the current guideline of 30 minutes of activity a day, or 150 minutes a…

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Super 30 founder on KBC hotseat with Amitabh Bachchan on Friday

Super 30 founder on KBC hotseat with Amitabh Bachchan on Friday

Super 30 founder Anand Kumar will play the role of a student before Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan in the upcoming episode of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ season nine, to be telecast on Sony TV at 9 pm on Friday. The recording of the episode was completed a few days ago. Anand was invited as a special guest and he ended up winning Rs 25 lakh on the hot seat. He answered seven questions, and was assisted a couple of times by IIT student Anup Kumar in the audience gallery. Anand was…

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Dear women, here are 6 tests you must regularly undergo after turning 30

Dear women, here are 6 tests you must regularly undergo after turning 30

Age is just a number. When it comes to energy and enterprise, you are as young or old as you chose to be. But it is essential to look after your health and be prepared for the physical changes that accompany ageing. As you grow past 30, you may not feel or look very different from the way you did a few years ago, but your body is changing slowly. Bone loss begins in the 30s and can lead to bone-thinning later in life. Muscles start losing their ‘tone,’ affecting…

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Brown Rice Can Speed Up Weight Loss Just Like 30 Minutes of Brisk Walk

Brown Rice Can Speed Up Weight Loss Just Like 30 Minutes of Brisk Walk

How to lose weight is a constant thought in most of our minds. What we wouldn’t do to lose those flabs within a matter of days! We resort to extreme diets and intense workout sessions in the hope that we get back in shape at the earliest. But it’s never as simple as that. It is always such a struggle to stay dedicated and focused on your efforts. While there are no shortcuts to weight loss, paying close attention to your diet can at least help you speed up the…

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Over 30 mn diabetics in India in one decade: Experts

Over 30 mn diabetics in India in one decade: Experts

In the last one decade, the number of diabetes patients in India increased by over 30 million due to sedentary lifestyle and erratic schedule mostly common in the age group of 20-40 years, said the country’s leading diabetic experts on Monday . Their statistics stated that in the early 2000, there were around 31.7 million persons diagnosed with diabetes and by 2015, the figure increased to 62 million. “This change is due to the erratic food timings, sleep, unhealthy lifestyle, physical inactivity and other erratic patterns of lifestyle. Such changes…

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Over 30 Million Diabetics in India in One Decade: Experts

Over 30 Million Diabetics in India in One Decade: Experts

In the last one decade, the number of diabetes patients in India increased by over 30 million due to sedentary lifestyle and erratic schedule mostly common in the age group of 20-40 years, said the country’s leading diabetic experts on Monday. Their statistics stated that in the early 2000, there were around 31.7 million persons diagnosed with diabetes and by 2015, the figure increased to 62 million. “This change is due to the erratic food timings, sleep, unhealthy lifestyle, physical inactivity and other erratic patterns of lifestyle. Such changes in…

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30 Simple Diet and Fitness Tips

30 Simple Diet and Fitness Tips

Curb your sweet tooth Got a late-night sugar craving that just won’t quit? “To satisfy your sweet tooth without pushing yourself over the calorie edge, even in the late night hours, think ‘fruit first,’” says Jackie Newgent, RD, author of The Big Green Cookbook. So resist that chocolate cake siren, and instead enjoy a sliced apple with a tablespoon of nut butter (like peanut or almond) or fresh fig halves spread with ricotta. Then sleep sweet, knowing you’re still on the right, healthy track. Find the best fitness friend A…

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Smoking Impacts DNA Even 30 Years After Quitting

Smoking Impacts DNA Even 30 Years After Quitting

Smoking, a leading preventable cause of deaths worldwide, impacts the human DNA for more than 30 years even after one quits, a study has found. The findings showed that smoking leaves its “footprint” on the human genome in the form of DNA methylation — a process by which cells control gene activity. Methylation, one of the mechanisms of the regulation of gene expression, affects what genes are turned on, which has implications for the development of smoking-related diseases. “Our study has found compelling evidence that smoking has a long-lasting impact…

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Capacity of humans to reproduce beyond 30 is reducing

Capacity of humans to reproduce beyond 30 is reducing

Capacity of humans to reproduce beyond 30 is reducing (Getty Images) The capacity to reproduce both in males and females beyond the age of 30 has witnessed a steep decline due to lifestyle and environmental changes, fertility experts said. According to the experts, until two decades ago females could become pregnant even in their late 30s, but now the only option left for even younger women to conceive is through IVF. Women are born with with 1-2 million eggs, which is reduced to 100-200 thousand in the early 20s. As…

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