Health & Fitness

Cheers to a good heart!

Drinking one pint a day has been linked to reduced risk of developing several serious heart conditions in new large-scale study. Moderate drinking, usually defined as no more than 14 units of alcohol a week – equivalent to around one and a half bottles of wine or seven pints of regularstrength lager – is associated with a lower risk of ... Read More »

Shield your body from monsoon woes

The much awaited rains have arrived but they have brought along with them infections and illnesses. Hospitals report increased cases of itching, rashes, skin infection, throat infection, stomach infection, bloating and other ailments. Temperature fluctuation, pollution, water contamination, wrong food and lifestyle habits contribute to diseases in this weather. The worse thing is that during this season intestinal functions, immune ... Read More »

Control migraine with yoga

Migraine, a primary headache disorder characterised by recurrent headaches that are moderate to severe, can be controlled with the help of yoga, feel a group of medical professionals. The doctors pointed out that around 20 to 30 per cent people suffer from migraine in the country. Typically a person with migraine will experience pain on one side of his head, ... Read More »

“Triphala is one of the most effective Ayurvedic herbs”

In India, for the launch of the world’s first ever Genomeceuticals range of products, Dr Dan Gubler, chief scientific officer, Unicity, feels good health is the right combination of nutrition, exercise and science-based supplementation. Diet Modern diet is bad. It is loaded with processed and fast food. When it comes to diet, one should steer clear of simple sugar. A healthy diet is ... Read More »

The best mental strategies to power through pain

YOUR QUADS SCREAM as you power uphill during a Tough Mudder. Your traps quiver in the last minute of today’s AMRAP. You deadlift to the point of passing out. And, let’s face it: If you’re not at least mildly uncomfortable during your workout, well, why’d you bother showing up? Pain is impossible to ignore—as soon as we feel something hurt we’re wired ... Read More »

Comedy is the new coffee for many Indians

Wondering what a growing number of Indians are doing at seven every morning, apart from getting ready for work? They are trying to have a good laugh. With rising stress levels, comedy is the new coffee for many Indians, who are hooked on to their smart devices. “Our viewers in India (61%) are the most likely to watch comedy ahead of their ... Read More »

Hope floats- ‘Tailor-made cancer vaccines prove safe’

Two experimental treatments for skin cancer, tailor-made to target a particular patient’s tumours, proved safe in small-scale trials, their developers reported on Wednesday. The vaccines also triggered an immune response to tumour cells, they said, although this does not necessarily equate to a cure. These are the first drug trials in humans with personalised vaccines directed at neoantigens -molecules, caused by ... Read More »

Shilpa Shetty yoga

The Bollywood diva, Shilpa Shetty, is among those who have mastered the yogatechniques aesthetically. While her fans are going gaga over her fit and curvaceous body, the fitness icon is quite active in endorsing the benefits of yoga. “Yoga did not just help me with my body, I became fitter from within. It helped me to focus better. In the movies, we may look very ... Read More »

Air Pollution Could Be Ruining Your Sleep

The list of health problems linked to air pollution is long and disturbing, and it seems to grow a little longer every week. Studies have previously connected air pollution with an increased risk of lung and heart disease, type 2 diabetes and premature death, and this week there’s news that air pollution is screwing with your sleep – which in ... Read More »

The 7 Rules Of Weight Loss

To transform your brain as well as your body, we’ve compiled a guide to everything you need to know to build a lean, defined body. 1. Think Process, Not Outcome According to the science of habit change, goals should be quantifiable. That means “Lose weight” or “Look good with my shirt off” is less likely to pay off than “Lose ... Read More »