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Feeling the blues, pick up a bicycle and pedal your worries away

Feeling the blues, pick up a bicycle and pedal your worries away

Turns out, cycling is the ideal mode of transport associated with the greatest health benefits, it improves self perceived general health, mental health and reduces the feelings of loneliness, a new study reveals. The study was led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health. It formed part of the EU funded PASTA project and was [...]

August 16, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Feeling the blues, pick up a bicycle and pedal your worries away

4 easy tricks to stay on track with your fitness goals and avoid bingeing this long weekend

4 easy tricks to stay on track with your fitness goals and avoid bingeing this long weekend

We work 5 days a week and live for the weekend. And if it’s a long weekend that you spot on the horizon, the dreaded week seems to pass quickly. But weekend also brings with it oodles of lazy mornings, weekend bingeing and of course, a break from routine. But should this change in routine [...]

August 16, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on 4 easy tricks to stay on track with your fitness goals and avoid bingeing this long weekend

Iron Deficiency: What Happens To Your Body When You Are Iron Deficient

Iron Deficiency: What Happens To Your Body When You Are Iron Deficient

Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies in a human body. Iron is the mineral that is vital for producing haemoglobin, a protein that helps red blood cells deliver oxygen around the body. So, if your body lacks haemoglobin, the tissues and muscles wouldn’t get enough oxygen, and further hamper the body [...]

August 14, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Iron Deficiency: What Happens To Your Body When You Are Iron Deficient

Do You Schedule Your Free Time? Don’t! Study Suggests It Could Make You Unhappy

Do You Schedule Your Free Time? Don’t! Study Suggests It Could Make You Unhappy

Your social calendar might be sucking the joy out of activities that are supposed to be fun or relaxing, according to an upcoming paper co-written by a professor who studies time management. The paper argues that when a leisure activity is planned rather than spontaneous, we enjoy it less. That’s because we tend to mentally [...]

August 10, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Do You Schedule Your Free Time? Don’t! Study Suggests It Could Make You Unhappy

Parenthood Is A Rollercoaster Ride, Prepare Yourself For It With Your Kids

Parenthood Is A Rollercoaster Ride, Prepare Yourself For It With Your Kids

Parenthood comes with countless surprises. Most involve bodily fluids. Like, for instance, the sudden lack of opportunities for Mom and Dad to sweat. “We both used to get up in the morning and just go exercise,” explains Amanda Holliday, a dance fitness teacher whose son was born in 2016. “That’s not happening anymore.” Even if [...]

August 5, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Parenthood Is A Rollercoaster Ride, Prepare Yourself For It With Your Kids

Wish To Keep Your Brain Healthy? Take Care Of Your Heart First

Wish To Keep Your Brain Healthy? Take Care Of Your Heart First

It turns out maintaining low blood pressure does not just help prevent heart attacks — it can also keep your mind sharp. Research presented Wednesday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Chicago found that at-risk people whose blood pressure was kept lower than the recommended level had a significant reduction in mild cognitive impairment [...]

August 5, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Wish To Keep Your Brain Healthy? Take Care Of Your Heart First

Another Reason To Control Your Blood Pressure Levels: Keeps Dementia Away

Another Reason To Control Your Blood Pressure Levels: Keeps Dementia Away

For the first time in history, researchers have found medicine that can reduce the risk of memory loss and dementia in your golden years. Even better, most forms of the treatment are available in safe, inexpensive generic formulations.The twist? These drugs have been around for decades, since they’re widely used to lower blood pressure and [...]

August 5, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Another Reason To Control Your Blood Pressure Levels: Keeps Dementia Away

How Can You Tell Whether Your Doctor Is Any Good?

How Can You Tell Whether Your Doctor Is Any Good?

On my last night of residency, a friend and I swapped our most memorable stories. We recalled the nights of panic and triumph caring for dozens of critically ill patients, about the day – OK, days – we fell asleep standing up, about the weeks subsisting on saltine crackers and ginger ale. The conversation turned [...]

July 31, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on How Can You Tell Whether Your Doctor Is Any Good?

Your chances of heart failure are higher if you suffer from depression, anxiety

Your chances of heart failure are higher if you suffer from depression, anxiety

Quite often experts from all over have said that there is a pathophysiological relationship between heart failure and depression and anxiety. A recent study by Harvard Review of Psychiatry says that around one-third of the people who are in depression or suffer from anxiety have higher chances of progressive heart diseases. Christopher Celano, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital and colleagues [...]

July 9, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Your chances of heart failure are higher if you suffer from depression, anxiety

Smoking cigarettes can affect your bone health, delay healing after injury

Smoking cigarettes can affect your bone health, delay healing after injury

Smoking is linked to delayed shinbone healing, finds a study. “We are all familiar with some of the more well-known negative health effects of smoking, but the influence on bone healing is less widely known outside the medical community,” said Hannah Dailey of Lehigh University. “Our study recommended that all fracture patients should be provided [...]

July 5, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Smoking cigarettes can affect your bone health, delay healing after injury

5 tips to give your home a travel-inspired makeover

5 tips to give your home a travel-inspired makeover

Astha Kethan, Founder-Director of House of Things, is no stranger to travel. She travels far and wide across the country and internationally to source stunning products for her home décor and accessories brand. In this month’s column on home décor trends, the design aficionado lists down 5 guidelines to decorate your house with travel-inspired décor [...]

June 30, 2018 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on 5 tips to give your home a travel-inspired makeover

Home Decor: Your guide to infusing wood into your home interiors

Home Decor: Your guide to infusing wood into your home interiors

Bring home the most versatile design element—wood. There are few things that deliver as much warm indulgence as wooden furniture—wood of any kind—mahogany, teak, sheesham, mango, oak… It can work in beautiful ways to create the feeling of a warm, cozy home. It can be moulded, contoured and customized to suit any personality. Pradeep James, [...]

June 26, 2018 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on Home Decor: Your guide to infusing wood into your home interiors