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Kareena Kapoor Likes Arjun’s Confidence on Ramp

Arjun and Kareena Kapoor photographed during the Lakme Fashion Week. “Since this was the first time I saw him (Arjun Kapoor) walking the ramp, I think he did the catwalk quite well. He was quite confident and that’s what I liked,” said Kareena Kapoor. Arjun turned showstopper for Manish Malhotra at the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai. Kareena and ... Read More »

High Levels of Insulin Affect Lungs: Study

High levels of insulin are bad for lungs and for Indians who have the lowest lung function, the focus should be on improving diet and lifestyle to tackle pre-diabetes and diabetes, according to a study. In the study, a team of experts from India, Europe and the US looked into the connection between insulin levels and impaired lung structure & ... Read More »

Yoga Alone May Not Improve Mental Health After Trauma: Study

While there are many promising benefits of practicing yoga, there is not yet enough evidence to support the practice as a standalone solution for improving mental health and well-being, says a study. “I really wanted to know if yoga is something we should be suggesting to people who have post-traumatic stress disorder, or depression, or anxiety or various traumas. What ... Read More »

Making a Lunchtime Workout Work

Image via iStock It can be one of the most exhilarating things you do during the workday, but nailing the lunchtime workout can be tricky. Should you eat before or after? How much should you pack? Shower? No shower? And most important, how much exercise can you pack in during a lunch hour? The good news is that there are ... Read More »

Yoga for Back Pain: 4 Poses That Have a Healing Effect

You’ll have to agree, back pain is one of the most common health complaints. If you look at how most of us spend our day, it is easy to see why. We’re spend our time sitting at home, in the car or at work with minimal physical activity. Sitting or sleeping in the wrong posture, improper distribution of body weight ... Read More »

Why Some People are More Prone to Anxiety

                  People suffering from anxiety perceive the world in a fundamentally different way than others, a finding that may help explain why certain people are more prone to anxiety. The research shows that people diagnosed with anxiety are less able to distinguish between a neutral, “safe” stimulus (in this case, the sound ... Read More »

Scientists Find ‘Good’ Cholesterol Can Sometimes Be Bad

                  Image via iStock So-called “good” cholesterol may actually increase heart attack risks in some people, researchers said on Thursday, a discovery that casts fresh doubt on drugs designed to raise it. High density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol is generally associated with reduced heart risks, since it usually offsets the artery-clogging effects of ... Read More »

‘Good’ Fat May Keep Your Blood Sugar Stable

                  A team of Australian scientists has shown that brown fat — a special type of fat that burns energy to produce heat — may also help to keep blood sugar stable in adults. “Brown fat takes up so much glucose that we wondered whether brown fat could affect the concentration of ... Read More »

Daily Exercise Can Cut Alzheimer’s Risk

Older adults who burn calories in moderate physical activities like jogging, swimming, gardening and dancing are likely to have lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, says a study. Exercise-associated calorie-burn can increase the level of grey matter volume in key brain areas which are responsible for memory, enabling the active adults to protect their brain from cognitive decline. “Grey matter ... Read More »

Yoga Could Make Life Better for People with Abnormal Heart Rhythm

      Yoga may improve quality of life in patients suffering from abnormal heart rhythm because it gives them a method to gain some self control over their symptoms instead of feeling helpless, says a new study. The researchers examined the effects of yoga on patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) in which faulty electrical signals and rapid heart rate begin ... Read More »