Age is just a number. Elderly people can exercise and socialise to stay fit and prevent weakness

Age is just a number. Elderly people can exercise and socialise to stay fit and prevent weakness

Age-related frailty may be a treatable and preventable health problem, just like obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, according to a recent study. “Societies are not aware of frailty as an avoidable health problem and most people usually resign themselves to this condition,” said Jerzy Sacha from the University Hospital in Opole, Poland. “Fortunately, by opting for a proper lifestyle and adequate physical, mental, and social activities, one may prevent or delay the frailty state.” The research team reviewed over one hundred publications on recognising, treating, and preventing frailty, with the aim of…

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20-minute exercise is all you need to be fit

20-minute exercise is all you need to be fit

If you can spare 20 minutes everyday for moderate exercise, it will stimulate your immune system and make you less prone to diseases like arthritis and fibromyalgia, a new research has found. Scientists at the University of California (UC) in San Diego found one session of moderate exercise can act as an anti-inflammatory. “Our study found one session of about 20 minutes of moderate treadmill exercise resulted in a five per cent decrease in the number of stimulated immune cells producing TNF,” said Suzi Hong from UC. Scientists noted that…

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How to Fit in Some Fitness Amid The Holiday Hustle

How to Fit in Some Fitness Amid The Holiday Hustle

The holidays – high on social and food festivities and low on work and working out – are soon upon us. But my wish, as a fitness trainer and general wellness enthusiast, is for you to exercise not less but, if anything, more, because you probably will consume greater-than-usual amounts of fat and sugar – great fuel for physical exertion. You might say: I will be out of my element, visiting family where there are no sidewalks and where I can’t go to my favorite class or run with my…

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Frequent Traveler? Expert Tips On How to Remain Fit On The Go

Frequent Traveler? Expert Tips On How to Remain Fit On The Go

Neil Hill, the founder of a world class fitness training programmes Y3T, has literally no time for rest. He keeps an extremely busy schedule, which involves a lot of traveling. Those of you who relentlessly live through the horrors of incessant traveling – and spend more days commuting than resting – would actually realise its aftermath on health. Not only does it mess around with your sleep cycle but also alters the appetite and takes away the time to exercise and remain fit. As Neil Hill got in conversation with…

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7 Fun Ways to Stay Fit This Monsoon

7 Fun Ways to Stay Fit This Monsoon

Summers and monsoons are seasons meant for sporting shorts, sarongs, flirty dresses and swimsuits to emerge from winter hibernation. As such, it is also the time when you need to work twice as harder to get back in shape. But when the heat and humidity arrive, how does one keep up with fitness routines? Thankfully, there are loads of ways to stay active and healthy, and most of them are a lot of fun. You can always mix and match more than one activity depending on the weather outside. Here’s…

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Akshay Kumar’s Diet and Formula for the Fit Life

Akshay Kumar’s Diet and Formula for the Fit Life

If there’s one actor who’s getting better with age, it’s Akshay Kumar. He is, arguably, the fittest Bollywood star and a source of inspiration for many. He is one of the few actors for whom fitness is a way of life. How does he do it? Let’s find out. Akshay Kumar was always a fitness freak, even before he entered Bollywood. A martial arts expert and the ‘Khiladi’ of Bollywood, he has been professionally trained in Taekwondo and Muay Thai. He is a black belt in Taekwondo and learnt Muay Thai…

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Less Than 8% Indian Engineers Fit For Core Engineering Roles: Report

Less Than 8% Indian Engineers Fit For Core Engineering Roles: Report

Employability in the domain specific roles is the highest for Electronics engineers at 7.07 per cent. New Delhi: Significant efforts need to be made to improve employability in the engineering sector as less than 8 per cent of Indian engineers are employable in core engineering roles, reveals an Aspiring Minds’ report. The National Employability Report for the first time this year looked into the employability of specialised and new careers, which are available to engineers, other than core IT and software roles. The nationwide analysis based on a sample of…

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Happy Birthday MS Dhoni: Here’s How Captain Cool Remains So Fit

Happy Birthday MS Dhoni: Here’s How Captain Cool Remains So Fit

On 7th July 2016, M.S.Dhoni turns 35 as he celebrates his birthday. But do you know the toil and the discipline that went into making him one of the greatest skippers of all times? Here is a glimpse into Dhoni, beyond the cricket pitch. M.S. Dhoni rose from a humble background to become one of the world’s most celebrated cricketers and arguably one of India’s best captains ever. Under his leadership, India won the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup amongst other series and championships (also the 2007 ICC World Twenty20,…

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