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Parental neglect turns kids into couch potatoes


June 24th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 24 (IANS) Parental neglect is turning kids into couch potatoes, rather than the much maligned TV, say two new studies. Oregon State University researchers examined how parenting style ... Read more...

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Parental neglect turning children into couch potatoes


June 24th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 24 (IANS) Parental neglect is turning children into couch potatoes, two new studies say. Researchers at the Oregon State University in the US examined how parenting style was ... Read more...

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Desk job is injurious to health


January 15th, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 15 (IANS) A British study has said people in desk jobs could be compromising with their health as it often perpetrates a sedentary lifestyle.According to the research, sitting ... Read more...

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Sitting down makes your bum bigger


December 5th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) If you happen to sit more often you are more likely to have a bigger bottom. Experts say that the pressure put on areas of the ... 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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Britain nurturing kids into becoming ‘couch potatoes’


May 4th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4 (ANI): A new study conducted by steel firm Tata Steel has come out with a startling revelation which states that Britain is raising a 'generation of couch potatoes' who ... Read more...

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Study finds that most adults in UK have trouble with stairs & are ‘unfit’


April 1st, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A study has found that most Brit adults could be described as “unfit” because they can barely make it up the stairs.The study aimed at finding how ... Read more...

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Small screen’s controversy queens


February 21st, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Controversy queens Veena Malik and Rakhi Sawant have been the talk of the town ever since they came together for a cricket-based show on India TV. ... Read more...

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Oprah Winfrey Gets Another Set Of Delight Through oprah.com/12days


November 30th, 2010 - 2:36 am ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Oprah Winfrey never comes without surprises. In fact, whenever, there is Oprah Winfrey, there has to be surprises. These surprises are not just meant for mere ... Read more...

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Desk jobs ‘can kill you’


October 27th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct 27 (ANI): For those with desk jobs, doing exercises while sitting can make a lot of difference, suggests a new study.The research reported in Men's Health cautioned that those ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fitness fanatics are aggressive


October 17th, 2010 - 4:03 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 17 (IANS) Fitness fanatics are more likely to be aggressive, dominant and highly sexed, according to scientists who have identified a link between exercise and personality.Their findings confirm the old ... Read more...

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Personality linked to exercise levels


October 14th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): A new study has suggested that there may be a link between aspects of an individual's personality and their capacity to exercise or generate energy.Humans are not the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Your personality type makes you docile or aggressive


October 11th, 2010 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 11 (IANS) Are you docile or aggressive? Well, that depends on your personality type, says a new research."Some of us are couch potatoes while others are drawn to sport and ... Read more...

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Sitting too can damage your health


July 24th, 2010 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) People who spend their working day at a desk are more likely to die young - irrespective of the exercise they take, experts have found. Women who sat for ... Read more...

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Harshad Chopda’s True Confession


June 28th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
June 28, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):Life presents you with very few opportunities. For some, it comes only once. Thus it's imperative that one seizes it the moment it arrives. Television heartthrob, Harshad ... Read more...

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R. Madhavan tipped to host Imagine quiz show


May 25th, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
May 25, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):Dance, singing, comedy, acting, locked-in-a-house, and desi touch. Television channels have exploited all genres essential for a reality show. The one genre that has a great history, ... 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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Beware girls! Rapist Rohilla is out to get you


April 12th, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
April 12, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):As evil a sin it is but somehow rape scenes have always aroused interests among viewers especially the couch potatoes. Rape scenes are far and few on ... Read more...

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Too much TV leads to early death


January 12th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Here's a news flash for couch potatoes everywhere: every hour of television watched per day is linked to an increased risk of early death from cardiovascular disease.Published in ... Read more...

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Theme parties, cosy dinners on Delhi’s New Year menu


December 30th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee and Nakshab Khan New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) The capital is hotting up to the year-end mood and money is no object.While the party-hoppers are checking out the Page 3 ... Read more...

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How US troops’ dealt with Mortaritaville and Bombaconda in Iraq, Afghanistan


December 15th, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec. 14 (ANI): American solders deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq have formulated a language of their own, filled with black humor, cultural references and even the occasional crudity.The Department of Veterans ... Read more...

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Brits are a nation of burping, nose-picking couch potatoes


September 15th, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep.15 (ANI): Britain is a nation of burping, nose-picking couch potatoes, a survey of 3, 000 people has revealed.According to a survey conducted by beauty face mask firm Montagne ­Jeunesse ... Read more...

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Gargantuan dinos the ‘couch potatoes’ of prehistoric world


July 7th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 7 (ANI): A new research has determined that due to their huge sizes, dinosaurs were the 'couch potatoes' of the prehistoric world.According to a report in the Telegraph, the ... Read more...

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22 new channels to spice up TV menu


June 26th, 2009 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) As many as 22 new TV channels are set to spice up the menu of couch potatoes in India, with Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni ... Read more...

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Like the pizza ad? Your telly can order it too


June 14th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Pupul Dutta New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) You have always watched the latest pizza or cola ad on the telly. Now make the idiot box do something intelligent: Like placing home ... Read more...

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‘Meetings on the Move’ spark workplace productivity, fights obesity


April 12th, 2009 - 10:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): For those wondering how to improve their employees' productivity, 'Meetings on Move' concept might do the needful.Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis have revealed that implementing ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

UKs National Trust sets up campaign to make couch potatoes get dirty


February 22nd, 2009 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, February 22 (ANI): Brit National Trust has set up a campaign to encourage TV-stricken kids to play outdoors and ''get dirty''.The trust is set to teach children about native wildlife ... Read more...

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Now, a TV that switches itself off when no ones watching!


January 9th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 9 (ANI): Lazy couch potatoes wish has been granted: a fairy in the form of Sony company has developed a TV that keeps an eye on viewers and turns ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Couch potatoes have bigger appetites than brisk walkers!


September 26th, 2008 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 26 (ANI): Sitting around all morning on the couch, not a brisk walk or a jog, is the best way to work up an appetite for a big meal, ... Read more...

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Online gamers are no ”couch potatoes”, claim US researchers


September 18th, 2008 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 18 (ANI): The stereotype of computer gamers being ''couch potatoes,'' is completely baseless, claim US researchers, who say that many people fond of gaming are in much better shape ... Read more...

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Beijing Olympics turned Chinese citizens into an army of couch potatoes


August 11th, 2008 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 10 (ANI): Despite hopes that the 2008 Olympics would instill a healthy new appetite for sport lovers, the event has been able to inspire only one form of exercise ... Read more...

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Exercise ineffective in making obese kids slim


June 30th, 2008 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 30 (ANI): Pushing your overweight child to exercise might be of no use, for a new study has revealed that exercising does not prevent childhood obesity.Experts believe that children ... Read more...

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Active men less likely to die from cancer


May 28th, 2008 - 2:26 pm ICT by admin
London, May 28 (ANI): Men who take regular moderate exercise are at a reduced risk of dying from cancer than couch potatoes, according to a new study by Swedish researchers.The team ... Read more...

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Computer calls deliver the push couch potatoes need to exercise


December 5th, 2007 - 12:44 pm ICT by admin
Washington Dec 5 (ANI): Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have found a new way to encourage sedentary adults to exercise - Computer-generated phone calls.According to the researchers, the new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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