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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Household items that should be cleaned DAILY!

Household items that should be cleaned DAILY!

What are the daily chores that you consider mandatory when it comes to basic hygiene? Vacuuming the floor, washing your utensils and dusting the furniture. Well, if your list looks similar to this, you are ignoring some important areas, which, if left ignored can make you and your family seriously ill. We have listed few such household items that need attention, on a daily basis (along with a few others that SHOULD be cleaned in a week or at least once in 15 days). (Image: Shutterstock) Microwave: Often used to…

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Have you tried this superdrink yet? 6 reasons why you must have more green tea daily

Have you tried this superdrink yet? 6 reasons why you must have more green tea daily

Coffee and black tea have long featured as preferred beverage options for a lot of people. However, rising awareness about the need to improve lifestyles has led to increased consumption of healthier alternatives such as green tea. The antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant properties of this variety of tea address several health issues — ranging from bad breath to blood pressure. In fact, given our sedentary lifestyle and increased intake of fast foods, green tea is today more important than ever. A recent study published online in The FASEB Journal suggests that green tea could help alleviate…

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Dear senior citizens, eat an avocado daily to strengthen eyes and improve memory

Dear senior citizens, eat an avocado daily to strengthen eyes and improve memory

Consuming one avocado daily may significantly improve the working memory and problem-solving skills in older adults, according to a study. In the study, 40 healthy adults aged 50 and over, who ate one fresh avocado a day for six months, experienced a 25% increase in lutein levels in their eyes and improved cognitive function. Lutein is a pigment commonly found in fruits and vegetables that accumulates in the blood, eye and brain and may act as an anti-inflammatory agent and an antioxidant. Researchers from Tufts University in the US monitored…

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CBSE Class 12 Board results: Son scores 82% in school where father worked on daily wages

CBSE Class 12 Board results: Son scores 82% in school where father worked on daily wages

LUCKNOW: The story of daily wager’s son, Ashok Yadav, is a tale of human grit, determination, sweat and glory. Ashok’s father, Rajesh, works as a marble mason on daily wages. The young man has secured 82% aggregate and 93% in a much-loved subject, physics, in the CBSE Class 12 Board Exams. Destiny took Yadav to St Anjani’s Public School in Rajajipuram, Lucknow, where he studied in a one-room house without electricity, which till sometime back had no drinking water facility. He was admitted to the school after its founder-director MD…

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Reliance Jio JioFi Offers, WhatsApp Video Calling in India, Android O Beta, and More: Your 360 Daily

Reliance Jio JioFi Offers, WhatsApp Video Calling in India, Android O Beta, and More: Your 360 Daily

Reliance Jio has introduced new offers to ensure customers to buy new JioFi routers. A Jio exchange offer gives JioFi buyers 100 percent cashback with benefits worth Rs. 2,010 (ten Rs. 201 booster packs); Without exchange, Reliance Jio is offering a 50 percent cashback with benefits worth Rs. 1,005 (five Rs. 201 booster packs). It appears to be another tactic from the company to ensure that the huge user base built up over the past few months doesn’t entirely abandon the company after its free period. In related news, telecom…

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Daily dose of vitamin B can help you fight air pollution

Daily dose of vitamin B can help you fight air pollution

Vitamin B supplement can potentially reduce the harmful impact of particulate matter on human body, claim researchers.(Images: Shutterstock) Taking a vitamin B supplement everyday can help mitigate the effects of the most dangerous type of air pollution, claims a new study. Published on Monday, the research suggests that vitamin B supplement could potentially reduce the impact of the tiny particles on the human body, although they stressed that research was in its early stages and the sample size was small. Particulate matter, or PM, is a type of air pollutant…

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What’s Your Daily Salt Intake? Even 5 Gram Can Put You at Risk of Heart Attack

What’s Your Daily Salt Intake? Even 5 Gram Can Put You at Risk of Heart Attack

No other ingredient is as basic but as important as salt in the culinary world. Without it, it is almost impossible to hit the right flavour note and make all the ingredients come together into a gastronomic joyride. A little sprinkling of the white crystals into a bowl of salad, steaks, omelette, stir-fries, soups, etc is customary. Now, coming to Indians, the love affair with salt goes another level. It is almost like a compulsory side that has to accompany every meal. Even our snacks and small bites come smeared…

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Why Your Skin Needs Cleansing,Toning and Moisturizing Daily

Why Your Skin Needs Cleansing,Toning and Moisturizing Daily

Your skin has a thin protective layer called the acid mantle that’s made up of amino and lactic acids that mix easily with fatty acids (oils) from the sebaceous glands. These glands secrete oil that protects your skin. The pH level of the acid mantle on our skin is about 5.5 which is slightly acidic. The pH scale ranges from 1-14, with 7 being neutral, 1 being acidic, and 14 being alkaline. The sebaceous glands are concentrated mostly on the face and scalp, where the skin is delicate and exposed….

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6 Excellent Sources of Vegetarian Protein for Your Daily Diet

6 Excellent Sources of Vegetarian Protein for Your Daily Diet

I’m going to begin with a boring, but necessary, scientific survey that was published in the Indian Medical Gazette in April 2015. The study was conducted across seven Indian cities (Ahmedabad, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai and Vijaywada) with 1,260 respondents, and took a look at protein consumption in our daily diet. The not-so-shocking conclusion was that almost 9 out of 10 consumers had a protein-deficient diet, regardless of gender or socio-economic status. Perhaps unsurprisingly, vegetarians had a higher protein deficit than non-vegetarians. Why Do We Need Protein? We all…

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