Top health news of the week: 5 study results that help you fight asthma, breathe easy

Top health news of the week: 5 study results that help you fight asthma, breathe easy

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways in the lungs. Symptoms include coughing, shortness of breath and chest tightness. That it is a significant problem in India is evident from the statistics: The sales of anti-asthma medicines in India went up 43% over the past four years, shows market data, with 2016 marking a 15% growth in anti-asthma prescriptions across children and adults. Despite the statistics, there are ways to prevent asthma and certain things can help you cope better. Here’s a round-up of research…

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The Quick And Easy Guide To Keeping Your Heart Healthy

The Quick And Easy Guide To Keeping Your Heart Healthy

All your vital organs are important – the clue is in the name – but if there’s one part of the body you really want to work properly, it’s your heart. Cardiovascular disease is the second biggest cause of premature death in England and the leading cause of death overall for men, so it’s wise to adopt a lifestyle that keeps it in good nick. Smoking, drinking too much alcohol, not doing enough exercise and being overweight all increase the risk of developing heart disease, as does having high LDL…

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5 Easy Resistance Band Exercises: Tone Up At Home

5 Easy Resistance Band Exercises: Tone Up At Home

Trying to get fit can be a challenge and is more of a daily struggle. You need to achieve a perfect balance between your diet, sleep pattern and of course, the amount of calories you are consuming and burning every day. By burning calories, we don’t only mean sweating it out by doing cardio, but also by lifting weights and undertaking strength training. It is this perfect blend of cardio and weight training that will take you forward in your fitness journey. While cardio exercises can mostly be done without…

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3 Easy Chest Exercises That Anyone Can Do

3 Easy Chest Exercises That Anyone Can Do

In today’s time where everybody is turning out to be a fitness fanatic, some people don’t even have the time to see gym. If you’d like to have an intensified chest, we’ll show you how. Not only men, women can also benefit from these easy exercises and get a curvy figure. Chest exercises usually target the pectoralis major and the pectoralis minor muscles. It mostly involves weight training. If you don’t have the time or are too lazy to hit the gym, you can now strengthen your chest at home. A stronger chest…

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4 Ridiculously Easy Diet Changes to Help Kickstart Your Weight Loss

4 Ridiculously Easy Diet Changes to Help Kickstart Your Weight Loss

If you want to shed some pounds, but you’re not into the idea of a complicated diet with hard-to-remember rules, you’ve come to the right place. These four simple changes will help you lose weight fast, and get you back into your favorite jeans in no time. The best part: there’s no “cleansing” required. Make veggies the star of your meals Time to load up on those vegetables. I’m talking at least one to two cups (a cup is the size of a tennis ball) at each meal, even breakfast. In addition to…

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5 Easy Lifehacks to Help You Keep New Year Resolutions

5 Easy Lifehacks to Help You Keep New Year Resolutions

At the start of every year, we make our set of resolutions to work smarter, exercise more, eat better and so on. But come February and the gym card will lie unused, the fruit juicer will collect dust  and we will most likely be back to eating all the junk food we had sworn off. This year, let us resolve to find ways to make our new year resolutions work for us! Here are some of my easiest life-hacks to help you keep your healthy new year resolutions: Hack #1: Cut…

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7 easy ways nutritionists avoid gaining weight during winter

7 easy ways nutritionists avoid gaining weight during winter

As much as we’d all love to write winter weight gain off as one of those annoying health myths (an apple a day, the two-second food rule, et cetera) it’s unfortunately 100 percent real, as a large international study recently proved. You’re likelier to gain the most weight of the year during the holiday season, and it can take up to five months to lose. Say it with me: Ughhh. So, because I’m really not very good at giving up the things that help me deal with my Seasonal Affective…

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Mouth Ulcers: Causes, Prevention and Easy Home Remedies

Mouth Ulcers: Causes, Prevention and Easy Home Remedies

We have all suffered from ulcers in the mouth at some time or another. Mouth ulcers or canker sores are small, painful legions that are usually harmless and clear up on their own. However, they can be painful and extremely troublesome as they interfere with your eating habits. They are round or oval with a white or yellow centre and a red rim. Ulcers of the mouth can be found inside the cheeks, on the tongue or below it, on the gums, or the lips. Sometimes, these ulcers may even…

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10 Easy Ways to Eat Healthy in College

10 Easy Ways to Eat Healthy in College

Eating well as a co-ed is hard. And why wouldn’t it be? “College is a place where you’re often set up for food failure,” says Atlanta-based health coach Chelsea Hunter. For the first time in your life, you’re on your own, making decisions about what you should and shouldn’t eat. You’re surrounded by salty snacks and sweets, you’re almost always in a rush, and controlling what you consume without a kitchen at your disposal can be majorly challenging. But college is also the place where you can start establishing good…

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5 Easy Stretching Exercises to Improve Your Flexibility

5 Easy Stretching Exercises to Improve Your Flexibility

We’ve often been told to begin our workout with stretches but do we know if we need them at all? Why, yes! Stretching imparts flexibility which helps you zip through your training sessions. But stretching has a lot to offer and not just when it comes to exercise. Stretching can have wonderful calming effects – it energizes and relaxes. Here’s your ultimate guide to stretching. Before or after the workout? We’d say both. It’s good to stretch before your workout as it allows your body to warm up. It encourages…

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