Insomnia can make you fat. Here are 12 science-backed ways to sleep better

Insomnia can make you fat. Here are 12 science-backed ways to sleep better

One of the biggest casualties of a hectic lifestyle is usually your sleep. While you may stick to eating superfoods, or doing some form of exercise regularly, you often sleep less on busy days, or stay up nights battling stress and anxiety. But by sleeping less, you are harming your health in more ways than one. “Sleep is a biological process driven by hormones and plays a crucial role in the maintenance of a healthy body,” says Dr Deepti Bagree, head of department-Healthcare, Reset- Holistic Living Concepts. Along with your…

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Strike a balance with calorie-restricted diet

Strike a balance with calorie-restricted diet

According to a recent study published in the journal Cell Metabolism, those following a calorie-restricted diet not only burned fat but also underwent reduced cell damage — a crucial part of minimising the ageing process. The study has also reignited interest in the term ‘calorie-restricted’ with many wanting to know how it can be adapted for health benefits. Researchers define caloric restriction (CR) as reducing food intake while avoiding malnutrition. This usually means consuming 30-40% fewer calories than the standard daily requirement. That’s the equivalent of limiting daily intake to…

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Brisk walking for 40 minutes daily is the best exercise for you. Here’s why

Brisk walking for 40 minutes daily is the best exercise for you. Here’s why

If you’ve been spending hours in the gym exercising to stay fit and lose weight, here’s one more exercise for you: Brisk walking. It is good for your heart. A three-year study done by the University of Ferrara shows that faster walking patients with heart disease are hospitalised less. The study was conducted on 1,078 hypertensive patients, of whom 85% also had coronary heart disease and 15% also had valve disease. A previous study had shown that walking for at least 40 minutes multiple times every week helps reduce the risk…

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This method can ensure higher rates of cure for hepatitis C infection

This method can ensure higher rates of cure for hepatitis C infection

Mass treatment of a population with chronic hepatitis C infection has produced high rates of cure, according to a study. The research, conducted in Punjab, evaluated the feasibility of decentralised care and the provision of free direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) among a population of almost 20,000 individuals. It validated the efficacy and safety of generic all-oral DAA regimens delivered using a decentralised algorithm-based public health model. “We have shown in our study that it is possible to cure more than 90% of individuals with HCV infection in a highly dispersed…

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7 ways to lose weight, stay healthy. Think dark chocolate, honey, more

7 ways to lose weight, stay healthy. Think dark chocolate, honey, more

If losing weight is the biggest reason you are enrolling yourself to a gym, here’s something you need to do before introducing yourself to exercises or dumbbells. Remember, before you think of building those biceps or calf muscles, it is imperative that you right all the wrongs in your lifestyle. Inculcating healthy habits, such as eating right and leading a disciplined life is a must so that our body functions at its optimum level. This does not, however, mean that you go the extreme way and give up on all…

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Nanorobots developed at IISC Bangalore hold promise for cancer treatment

Nanorobots developed at IISC Bangalore hold promise for cancer treatment

Researchers at Indian Institute of Science Bangalore have developed a method of using nanorobots to deliver payloads to specific parts of a living cell–a breakthrough that could transform cancer treatment. “We can now very precisely move it from point A and B, that too inside a living cell,” Malay Pal, a co-author of the paper published in the journal Advanced Materials, said. The breakthrough for the Bangalore team is the use of rotating magnetic fields to guide the probes instead of using more conventional tools such as ultrasound or chemicals. The…

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5 ways to master sustainable fashion without compromising on style, by Rebecca Corbin-Murray

5 ways to master sustainable fashion without compromising on style, by Rebecca Corbin-Murray

Rebecca Corbin-Murray, stylist to the likes of Lily James, Naomie Harris and Jenna Coleman, is big on sustainable fashion. Fed up with the misconception that shopping ethically means knitting your own clothes or shapeless hemp sacks, she set about dressing her celebrity clientele in cruelty-free, eco-friendly brands. The stylist has also launched an Instagram account dedicated to profiling chic, yet sustainable labels, @the.ecoiste. If the statistics are anything to go by, Corbin-Murray is more than right to be beating her eco drum; the fashion industry has a huge impact on the…

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Behind the Scenes at Inaugural Greenville Fashion Week

Behind the Scenes at Inaugural Greenville Fashion Week

GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) – Inspired by fashion weeks in New York and Charleston, the first ever Greenville Fashion Week is kicking off with big dreams. “Greenville’s known for being a foodie town, but we want it to be on the  map for being a fashion town as well,” co-producer Sarah Houston said. “We’re bringing people from New York, Miami, California.” The three day affair is bringing designers in town from all over the country to show off their collections. Fourteen shows will feature all the latest fashions Friday and Saturday…

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How Puerto Rico’s Fashion Industry Is Reinventing Itself After Hurricane María

How Puerto Rico’s Fashion Industry Is Reinventing Itself After Hurricane María

I can’t pinpoint exactly when I knew that I wanted to work in the fashion industry. Maybe it was when I refused to wear the outfits my mom chose for me, or when I started collecting Teen Vogue and whatever other magazines I could procure in Quebradillas, the town in northwest Puerto Rico where I grew up. Other than what I could distill from those glossy pages (and, later, the style blogs I’d devour online), though, there wasn’t much in my immediate surroundings I could immerse myself in. It wasn’t until I…

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Do you fall asleep while binging on Netflix? You could be getting old

Do you fall asleep while binging on Netflix? You could be getting old

If it is common place for you to fall asleep while watching TV, or to groan while bending to pick up a magazine from the floor or forgetting people’s names quite often, then these are tell tale signs that you’re getting old. According to a research, choosing comfort over style and struggling to learn latest technology are a few indicators that you are ageing. In a research conducted by Future You, it was found that people consider joint pains and stiffness as one of the major signs of growing old….

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