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Playing basketball, soccer staves off Osteoporosis


May 7th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, May 7 (IANS) Young men who play load bearing games such as volleyball and basketball for four hours a week or more increase bone mass, which may ensure protection ... Read more...

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Rachael Ray: Nick Lachey of ‘The Sing Off’ Stars


October 4th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Rachael started today's episode of 'The Rachael Ray Show' off with a recipe for 'Italian Fundido' as a television watching snack, since this is 'Couch Potato Tuesday.” The ... Read more...

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Socialising with friends can help you slim


September 7th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) A busy social life with lots of friends could be helpful in being slimmer than spending hours on a treadmill, scientists have found.According to scientists, who ... Read more...

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Missing gene turns you into couch potato


September 6th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) Couch potatoes can't help being what they are -- a missing gene may explain why they are so lazy and inactive. Researchers rendered healthy mice slow ... Read more...

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Vitamin D pills advised for under-fives to avoid rickets


January 27th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) All children aged between six months and five years should be given vitamin D supplements to prevent rickets, especially during winter.Such children are at risk of developing the ... Read more...

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“Forever Lazy” Adult Wear Becomes A Craze For This Winter


December 5th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Since the winter season has already approached to snatch away the summery comfort of several people, two young entrepreneurs, Dave Hibler and Tyler Galanski decided to ... Read more...

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Study exhibits the ‘couch potato effect’ in mice


December 1st, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Scientists at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute have used a couch potato mouse model to study muscle function.Daniel Kelly and his colleagues found that these mice maintain normal activity ... Read more...

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Soon, pill to shake off lethargy may one day be a reality


September 4th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 4 (ANI): Why does it feel like the toughest thing in the world to get up on a Saturday and hit the gym or to get off the couch and ... Read more...

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Laziness may all be in the genes


September 4th, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 4 (ANI): Why does it feel like the toughest thing in the world to get up on a Saturday and hit the gym or to get off the couch and ... Read more...

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Exercise capacity is an inherited trait


September 2nd, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 2 (ANI): Voluntary activity, such as daily exercise, is a highly heritable trait that can be passed down genetically to successive generations, according to biologists at the University of California, ... Read more...

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Couch potato is dying as viewers watch TV online


September 1st, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 1 (IANS) More and more viewers are now watching TV shows online, heralding the death of the couch potato, reveals a new UK research. Actually more than a third of users ... Read more...

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Online viewing making the couch potato obsolete


September 1st, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 1 (ANI): It seems the days of the couch potato have come to an end, as large number of TV viewers are watching their favourite shows online.A study has found ... Read more...

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Walking, cycling linked to healthier weights


August 25th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): A new study has suggested that people are more likely to have healthy weights if they live in places where walking and cycling are more common.The research, however, ... Read more...

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Dogs affected by oil spill get new home


August 12th, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 12 (IANS) The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico had 94 unexpected victims. Most of the residents living along the US coast decided to give up their dogs ... Read more...

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Key to a longer life is a stroll


July 18th, 2010 - 3:38 am ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) There is no need to spend hours on a treadmill to become fit, as the key to a longer life could be as simple as taking a gentle ... Read more...

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Rohit Khurana Makes It To ‘Hate’ List


July 17th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
July 17, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Television! It can earn you extreme fanaticism as well as extreme criciticsm. The couch potato never shies from expressing the latter. Pooja Pihal of "Pavitra ... Read more...

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Taking a gentle stroll for just 30mins daily is the key to longer life


July 17th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, July17 (ANI): There is no need to spend hours on a treadmill at the gym to get fit, suggests a new study, which found that the key to a longer life ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Oz girls to watch more than 86hrs of soccer to break world record


June 12th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 12 (ANI): Five Australian girls will attempt to break a Guinness World Record by watching television continuously for more than 86 hours during the 2010 World Cup.Couch potato Efraim ... Read more...

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Next up, a ‘pill’ for couch potatoes who can’t exercise


April 23rd, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23 (ANI): Good news for couch potatoes: Researchers in Houston are testing a drug that mimics the effects of exercise.The 'exercise pill,' developed by Dr Vihang Narkar at the UTHealth ... Read more...

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Skinny people aren’t thought lazy but obese are


April 21st, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 21 (IANS) When people notice a thin person lying down and watching TV, they assume that he or she is resting. But when people find an overweight person relaxing, it's ... Read more...

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Resting fat people not lazier than skinnier counterparts


April 21st, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): When a slim person is seen laying down watching TV, people assume they're resting. But when people see a fat individual relaxing, it's automatically assumed they're lazy and ... Read more...

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K-Fed says divorce from Britney made him fat


March 31st, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 31 (ANI): Kevin Federline blames his divorce from pop star Britney Spears as the reason behind his weight gain.The former dancer, who recently appeared on Celebrity FIT club in ... Read more...

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Divorce from Britney made me fat: Kevin Federline


March 31st, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 31 (IANS) Reality TV star Kevin Federline blames his divorce from pop star Britney Spears as the reason for his weight gain. Federline says the end of his two-year marriage ... Read more...

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Wanted: Professional couch potato who’ll get paid to eat more!


March 15th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 15 (ANI): A company is looking to hire a "professional couch potato" who will be required to do nothing extra but eat more junk food - and get paid for ... Read more...

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Watching TV increases heart risk by 80%


January 13th, 2010 - 1:18 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Watching TV is dangerous for your heart. Because a study published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation suggests that watching TV can increase the risk ... Read more...

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Jessica Mosley is the Champion of the ESPN Couch Potato contest


January 6th, 2010 - 1:11 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Baltimore, Jan 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 27 year old Jessica Mosley has emerged as the Champion of the ESPN Couch Potato contest. And she successfully defended her couch potato champion title, which ... Read more...

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Jessica Mosley Emerges As The Champion Of ESPN Couch Potato Contest


January 5th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It would be wrong to think that the term Couch potato is applicable only for men. Jessica Mosley has proved that she can beat the lazy ... Read more...

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Manhattan man named ‘Ultimate Couch Potato’ after sitting for 48hrs straight


January 4th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan 4 (ANI): Jorge Cruz, from Washington Heights, Manhattan has won the title of 'Ultimate Couch Potato' after sitting for 48 hours straight.Cruz won the competition by sitting and snacking ... Read more...

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Upcoming Fiction shows in 2010


January 2nd, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
For the couch potato 2010 is sure to be a roller coaster ride with an entertaining line up of television programming all set to hit the sets. Along with the social ... Read more...

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Dine, lie back and watch a film at Big Cinemas’ Megaplex (With Images)


September 18th, 2009 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Ever thought of watching a movie on the big screen while dining in style or just lying back on an ultra comfortable 180-degree recliner? Well, Big Cinemas launched ... Read more...

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Weaklings’ sharper hearing sense helps them dodge danger


May 16th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 16 (ANI): Weaklings-people who are less physically fit-have a sharper sense of hearing which alerts them about approaching trouble in advance, says a new study.The study found that ... Read more...

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He needs to possess a very clean and pure heart - Shweta Keswani


April 29th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
By Jiya PanditQ. Her kind of guy would be... A. Definitely not from the (film) industry. I don't like men out here.Q. Any particular reason... A. It's too vain (laughs). Maybe I have ... Read more...

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It’s never too late to change bad habits


April 24th, 2009 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): Changing bad habits such as smoking, even at an older age, could positively impact a senior's health later in life, a new study has found.The research linking bad ... Read more...

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Glamorous Deepika Padukone and Mentor Shiamak Davar add Sparkle to Semi Finals of Knights and Angels


March 24th, 2009 - 8:05 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
As cricket fervor is gaining momentum across the country, Knights and Angels reaches its semi-final stage this week. With competition getting tougher, the girls are just one hurdle away to becoming ... Read more...

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NY man named Ultimate Couch Potato after spending 19hrs in front of TV!


January 3rd, 2009 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan 3 (ANI): A Manhattan man has won the title of Ultimate Couch Potato after spending 19 hours reclining in front of the TV.Stan Friedman, the 47-year-old research librarian ... Read more...

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