physical activity

A rhythm awry means rolls of fat


August 30th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Circadian rhythms include the sleep-wake cycle. Rhythms in hormone release are controlled by a molecular clock present in every cell of the body, which has its own inbuilt, default rhythm of ... Read more...

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Athlete beau inspires Brook to workout


August 21st, 2012 - 3:56 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Model-actress Kelly Brook has started taking her fitness regime extremely seriously, thanks to her beau, a former rugby ace.The "Piranha 3D" star admits the recent London ... Read more...

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TV addiction boosts diabetes risk among elderly


July 31st, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 31 (IANS) Being glued to TV for four hours daily could boost the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, especially if you are aged 60 or above.The study, ... Read more...

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Cuba’s Olympic athletes declared free of doping


July 12th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 12 (IANS) The entire 110-member Cuban contingent of athletes heading to the 2012 London Olympic Games has been declared "free of illegal (performance-enhancing) substances" by Cuba's National Anti-Doping ... Read more...

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‘Women hunched over desks for long gain weight’


July 11th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 11 (IANS) Middle-aged working women who spend long hours hunched over their desks are more likely to gain greater weight, say Australian researchers.The study analysed the impact of ... Read more...

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Frequent tipple halves rheumatoid arthritis risk


July 11th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 11 (IANS) A pint of beer or a small glass of wine thrice a week halves risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, a painful condition of the joints.Researchers from ... Read more...

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Menopausal women could ‘work out’ hot flashes


June 29th, 2012 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) Menopausal women who exercise may experience fewer hot flashes, according to researchers.Women who are relatively inactive or are overweight tend to have a risk of increased ... Read more...

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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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Many British pupils cannot even catch a ball


May 31st, 2012 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
London, May 31 (IANS) A British expert has warned that over thousands of children in the country are unable to throw or catch a ball since schools and parents are ... Read more...

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Breast cancer survivors who set new goals are healthier


April 24th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 24 (IANS) Most people go through life setting goals for themselves. But what happens when a sudden hardship or illness throws their life into disarray?A new study by ... Read more...

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Sitting for long hours kills you fast


March 28th, 2012 - 9:38 am ICT by IANS
London, March 28 (IANS) Sitting for 11 hours or more in everyday life increases our chances of dying within three years, irrespective of whether we are physically active or not, ... Read more...

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Exercise won’t help you if you are sedentary


March 26th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, March 26 (IANS) One way to achieve fitness is by exercising, but long sedentary periods can also be risky, healthwise, in spite of physical activity. When the muscles are ... Read more...

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Depression peaks in those living alone


March 23rd, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, March 23 (IANS) The number of people living alone has not only doubled over the last three decades, thanks to the breakdown of the family system, but they are ... Read more...

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Motivation to exercise can fluctuate


February 14th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 14 (IANS) The motivation to exercise fluctuates from week to week, which can tell whether people will be physically active or not, suggests a report."Many of us set ... Read more...

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Does air pollution erode mental sharpness?


February 14th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 14 (IANS) Older women might wonder why they are unable to recall names or places or where they keep their things. Chronic exposure to particulate air pollution might ... Read more...

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Brisk walk cuts chocolate consumption by half


December 8th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 8 (IANS) A brisk 15-minute walk seems to be the easiest way to cut down chocolate consumption by half at the workplace.Even in stressful situations, office workers eat ... Read more...

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Burning more sugar drives super athleticism


December 1st, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) Muscle fitness drives super athleticism, especially when their cells efficiently utilise sugar as a fuel source, a study reveals. Conversely, exercising improves the muscle's ability to ... Read more...

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Forgetting to eat can thin out Alzheimer’s victims


November 22nd, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 22 (IANS) Old people afflicted with the Alzheimer's may forget to eat and eventually lose weight, a new study reveals.Being fat in middle age could bring on ... Read more...

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Surgeons conduct north India’s first cartilage transplant


November 13th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Vineet Tomar, a 21-year-old engineer from the capital, would now be able to walk again after doctors at a hospital here Sunday performed a cartilage ... Read more...

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Pakistan hit by haemorrhagic strokes


October 31st, 2011 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 31 (IANS) Haemorrhagic stroke is posing a serious challenge to Pakistani people's health and is one of the leading causes of death in the country, an expert has ... Read more...

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Exercise as good as drugs in staving off migraines


October 11th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 11 (IANS) The belief that exercise may be as good as drugs in staving off migraines -- the excruciating headaches -- seems to be validated by latest research.A ... Read more...

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Early to bed, early to rise makes you fit


September 30th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 30 (IANS) "Early to bed and early to rise" could be the key to staying lean and more active than night-owls during one's youth, even though both groups ... Read more...

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Exercise at work boosts output


September 8th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 8 (IANS) Devoting time to physical activity at the workplace seems to lead to higher productivity. A study shows that it is possible to use work time for ... Read more...

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Watching TV for long hours shortens life expectancy


August 16th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 16 (IANS) People sitting in front of TV for hours on end could shorten their life expectancy by almost five years, says an Australian study published Tuesday by ... Read more...

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Exercise can cut risk of cancer returning


August 8th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Regular exercise can cut by 40 percent the risk of cancer returning, say experts. Breast cancer patients who work out have more than a 40 percent ... Read more...

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Exercise helps cancer survivors keep ailment at bay


August 8th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Exercise may work as effectively as a "wonder drug" for cancer survivors by keeping the disease at bay. Such activity could also help cancer victims undergoing ... Read more...

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Kids develop comic book characters to fight flab


August 4th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) Looking to tackle ills like childhood obesity, researchers came up with the idea of asking children to create their own comic book characters on the theme ... Read more...

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Centenarians possess genes for a ripe age


August 4th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) The secret behind why some people live for 100 years may lie in their genes and not in a healthy lifestyle, a research says."Centenarians may ... Read more...

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Simple lifestyle changes can prevent Alzheimer’s


July 19th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) Over half of all Alzheimer's disease cases can be prevented through lifestyle changes and treatment or prevention of chronic medical conditions.The biggest risk factors for Alzheimer's ... Read more...

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Better body image helps weight loss


July 18th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) Improving body image helps in weight loss programs based on diet and exercise.Obesity is known to increase the risk of diabetes and heart disease and can ... Read more...

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Muscle flexing quells panic disorders


July 13th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 13 (IANS) Vigorous exercise might be an ideal way of quelling sudden panic attacks. People who experienced nausea, racing heart, dizziness and stomach aches that follow panic attacks, ... Read more...

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You can fidget your way to fitness


June 29th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 29 (IANS) Did you know that walking to the photocopier and fidgeting at your desk may not be entirely pointless?In fact, the intensity and the duration of such ... Read more...

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Prolonged sitting raises risk of death: Study


June 25th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 25 (IANS) People who sit for extended periods are more likely to die early than those who spend less time sitting. It raises the risk by 40 percent ... Read more...

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Olive oil cuts risk of stroke by 41 percent


June 16th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 16 (IANS) People who cook with olive oil are 41 percent less likely to suffer a stroke than those who never eat it, say experts.Older people will live ... Read more...

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