Beat exam stress and perform well by following these 4 health tips

Beat exam stress and perform well by following these 4 health tips

It’s that time of the year when both students and parents feel “exam pressure”. Students are under pressure to perform their best, but doing so requires a balanced approach to health, in addition to consistent studying. This balanced approach helps students boost their memory and remember what they have studied. Dr Hariprasad, an Ayurveda expert at The Himalaya Drug Company, recommends the following tips to maintain a healthy lifestyle during the upcoming exams: * Exercise regularly: Physical activity is an effective tool to improve academic performance. Studies conducted at the University…

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Bilingual Children May Perform Better at Recognizing Voices

Bilingual Children May Perform Better at Recognizing Voices

Learning multiple languages is a good thing for your child. It can help them understand different cultures, make them more aware and confident, develop their communication skills and boost creativity. But did you also know that bilingual kids may be better at recognizing and processing different voices? According to a new study, published in the journal Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, kids who speak several languages are more capable of recognizing voices than those who are monolingual. According to researchers children who can speak and understand more than one language have better…

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Want to Perform Better at Sports? Eat More Spinach

Want to Perform Better at Sports? Eat More Spinach

A new study has found that spinach which is rich in nitrates can boost sports performance particularly at high altitudes with low oxygen conditions. Nitrate, commonly found in green leafy vegetables like spinach, is important for the functioning of the human body, especially during exercise. The study showed that nitrate supplementation in conjunction with sprint interval training (SIT) – short, high intensity exercise – in low oxygen conditions could enhance sport performance. For the study, a research team from the University of Leuven in Belgium examined 27 moderately trained participants. They were…

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Want to Perform Better at Sports? Eat More Spinach

Want to Perform Better at Sports? Eat More Spinach

A new study has found that spinach which is rich in nitrates can boost sports performance particularly at high altitudes with low oxygen conditions. Nitrate, commonly found in green leafy vegetables like spinach, is important for the functioning of the human body, especially during exercise. The study showed that nitrate supplementation in conjunction with sprint interval training (SIT) – short, high intensity exercise – in low oxygen conditions could enhance sport performance. For the study, a research team from the University of Leuven in Belgium examined 27 moderately trained participants. They were…

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Easy Aerobic Exercises You Can Perform at Home

Easy Aerobic Exercises You Can Perform at Home

The word ‘aerobic’ means ‘with oxygen’. So any physical activity that makes you move your major muscle groups(legs), in a rhythmic, systematic manner, elevates your heart rate and creates a demand for oxygen for a sustained period( at least 20 minutes), is called an aerobic activity. The benefits of aerobics are plenty. Studies have found that it lowers the risk of heart disease, and regulates blood pressure and cholesterol levels. For diabetics, it has an insulin-like effect, and hence keeps a check on blood sugar. Regular aerobics improves your respiratory…

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Easy Aerobic Exercises You Can Perform at Home

Easy Aerobic Exercises You Can Perform at Home

The word ‘aerobic’ means ‘with oxygen’. So any physical activity that makes you move your major muscle groups(legs), in a rhythmic, systematic manner, elevates your heart rate and creates a demand for oxygen for a sustained period( at least 20 minutes), is called an aerobic activity. The benefits of aerobics are plenty. Studies have found that it lowers the risk of heart disease, and regulates blood pressure and cholesterol levels. For diabetics, it has an insulin-like effect, and hence keeps a check on blood sugar. Regular aerobics improves your respiratory…

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5 Effective Warm Up Exercises You Should Perform Before Your Workout

5 Effective Warm Up Exercises You Should Perform Before Your Workout

We all know that a warm up is an essential and integral component of a workout regime. But how do you know if your warm up is appropriate and when to move on to the next phase of the workout?A warm up serves not one, but many purposes: to elevate your core temperature, to lubricate your joints, to gradually increase the range of motion in your joints in all planes of movement, to increase your heart rate in preparation of the more vigorous activity to follow, to establish the neural…

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Exam Tips: How to Help Your Child Perform Better, Diet and Other Factors

Exam Tips: How to Help Your Child Perform Better, Diet and Other Factors

It’s that time of the year again. Yes, we all have gone through the much dreaded board examinations and somehow managed to wade and lurch our way through the month-long ordeal. When I think about them, I still have shivers running down my spine. I was always unsure of my preparation till the very last. I would unfortunately take on a lot of stress and as a result, would end up feeling anxious, nauseated and unwell before my papers. Exam time is extremely crucial for every child; and even more…

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