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Sunglasses are not just a fashion statement in summer. They offer some real health benefits too

Sunglasses and summers go hand-in-hand. Apart from being a summer fashion statement; sunglasses also help in protecting our eyes from various eye problems. Here are a few reasons why sunglasses are your best friend this summer: Blocks UV Rays You must always look for sunglasses that give you 100% UVA and UVB protection. This provides full protection against the sun’s ... Read More »

How many drinks do you have in a week? It can predict how soon you will die

Here’s some sobering news. A large international study says adults should average no more than one alcoholic drink per day, and that means drinking guidelines in many countries may be far too loose. The study found that people who down more than seven drinks a week can expect to die sooner than those who drink less. “What this is saying ... Read More »

Do you lead a sedentary lifestyle? Counter diseases through wellness activities

Sixty one percent of the deaths in India in the age group of 30 to 70 are due to non-communicable diseases such as heart disorders, diabetes, and cancer, according to a WHO report published in September 2017. Most of these are preventable deaths since they are associated with lifestyle choices made by individuals from early on in their lives. The ... Read More »

Sports can play a role in weight management

Uday Jhala at a football game. Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint Football Uday Jhala, 36, hates working out and loves his junk food and drinks. Yet, he weighs a healthy 67kg—the ideal weight for a man 5ft, 9 inches tall. “Given the amount of trash I eat and drink, I should be thrice my size. Thanks to football, I am fairly fit ... Read More »

Dog helpers are giving a new lease of life to disabled owners in Britain

Alongside well-groomed canines taking part in beauty contests this week at Britain’s Crufts dog show, specially trained labradors, poodles and cocker spaniels showed off a different set of skills that can save the lives of their disabled owners. These four-legged helpers are trained not just to help the blind or partially sighted but also to recognise a variety of sounds ... Read More »

Suffering from Type 2 diabetes? Go on a high-fibre diet for relief

Eating more of dietary fibres that promote a type of gut bacteria may help in the fight against Type 2 diabetes, researchers suggest. Research findings showed that a diversified high fibre diet can promote 15 strains of gut bacteria that produce short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), which provide energy to gut cells, reduce inflammation and help regulate hunger. Previous research had ... Read More »

Teenagers are fueling a competitive gaming tidal wave

“Kungfufruitcup” sits at her desk where she engages with other video gamers on the website Twitch. (Photo by Timothy C. Wright/For The Washington Post.) Video games have come a long way since the days of Atari and Sega. Instead of pulling up a beanbag chair up to the tube TV in your parents’ basement, now there are worldwide competitions among ... Read More »

How Digital Gaming In India Is Growing Up Into A Billion-Dollar Market

Participants at the 2018 DreamHack video gaming festival in Leipzig, Germany. India is one of the top five countries for mobile gaming in the world, and online gamers base in the country is estimated to become 310 million by 2021. (Photo credit by Getty Images) The Indian digital gaming industry is growing rapidly, with behemoths like Alibaba backed-Paytm, Tencent, Youzu and Nazara investing in ... Read More »

Brisk walking, squatting, planks: These five exercises are perfect for a total body workout

We all know that exercise plays an important role in our general health. If you’re someone who enjoys training at home, full body workouts make for a good option. Here are some full body exercises as suggested by Puneet Rehani, physiotherapist at AktivHealth: – Brisk Walking: Brisk walking is simple yet powerful. It can help to improve cholesterol levels, strengthen bones, ... Read More »

Age is just a number: Having a positive attitude towards growing old can reduce risk of dementia

Older persons who have acquired positive beliefs about old age from their surrounding culture are less likely to develop dementia, a study has found. The research, published in the journal PLOS ONE, examined whether culture-based age beliefs influence the risk of developing dementia among older people, including those who carry the high-risk gene variant. “We found that positive age beliefs ... Read More »