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Stopping exercise for 10 days decreases brain blood flow

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 12:59
New York: Stopping exercise for just 10 days can lead to significant decrease in blood flow to several regions of the brain, including the hippocampus, new research has found."We know that the hippocampus plays an important role in learning and…

Want to impress spouse? Make a shopping list first

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 15:49
London: Do you often forget things and drag your feet in the grocery store thinking about the stuff you wanted to buy? Become smarter and make a to-do-list on your phone or carry a list along to reduce the chances…

Vitamin D pill may improve exercise performance

Monday, 02 November 2015 16:04
London: Taking vitamin D supplements can improve exercise performance and lower the risk of heart disease, said a new study.Vitamin D -- which is both a vitamin and a hormone -- helps control levels of calcium and phosphate in the…

Yoga improves lung function in patients with COPD

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 16:12
New Delhi: Yoga exercises provide improvements that are just as effective as traditional pulmonary rehabilitation methods in improving lung function of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), researchers from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here have found.COPD…

Diabetics find exercising more difficult

Thursday, 15 October 2015 17:56
New York: Women with Type 2 diabetes find physical activity more difficult than non-diabetic women, which in turn threatens to make them more sedentary and cause their health to worsen, according to a new study.In other words, the findings suggest,…

Diabetic? Daily glass of red wine can improve heart health

Tuesday, 13 October 2015 16:11
New York: A glass of red wine every night may help people with Type-2 diabetes manage their cholesterol and cardiac health, suggests new research.People with diabetes are more susceptible to developing cardiovascular diseases than the general population and have lower…

Exercise can keep post-heart attack depression away

Sunday, 11 October 2015 16:32
New York: Regular exercise and quitting smoking can stave off depression which is more common among people who had a heart attack, new research has found."Patients who are depressed after a heart attack have a two-fold risk of having another…

Just 30 minutes of daily exercise reduces asthma symptoms

Thursday, 08 October 2015 14:48
Toronto: Just 30 minutes of non-strenuous exercise such as walking or doing yoga can result in significant reduction of asthma symptoms, says a new study.The researchers analysed the exercise habits of 643 participants who had been diagnosed with asthma.Those who…

Swap the couch with treadmill to avoid dying early

Thursday, 01 October 2015 14:40
Sydney: Swapping just one hour of sitting with some physical activity such as walking each day, decreases your chance of an early death by 12 to 14 percent, said a new study that involved over 200,000 volunteers.The study found that…

Chinese Tai Chi exercise boosts health among elderly

Friday, 18 September 2015 15:51
London: Older people who regularly practice the traditional Chinese Tai Chi exercise technique are less likely to suffer high blood pressure and were physically stronger, a new study finds.Tai Chi consists of slow, gentle, flowing movements that aim to boost…