physical exercise

‘Hunter-gatherers, modern men use same energy levels’


July 26th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) Surprisingly, hunter gatherers and their current day counterparts expend the same energy levels, says a new finding, upsetting one of the most entrenched popular notions that ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Athens and two modern Olympic Games


July 18th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, July 18 (IANS) The year was 1896. The Panathinaiko Stadium, in central Athens, reconstructed from the ruins of an ancient venue, is hosting the first ever modern Olympics, a ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Avoid extreme exercises - they may kill


June 4th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 4 (IANS) Avoid extreme exercises - they can kill.Micah True, a legendary marathon runner, died suddenly while on a routine 12-mile training run in March.The pathological changes ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Computer-exercise combo prevents memory loss


May 2nd, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) The time that you spend on your computer and moderate exercise seems to prevent memory loss more than carrying on with either of these activities alone, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Srinagar to get its first joggers park


April 17th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 17 (IANS) Musical fountains, a modern gymnasium, jogging tracks, lawn tennis and basket ball courts, multi-cuisine continental restaurant, library and a swimming pool -- the scenic Srinagar city ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Exercise can also trigger female ‘coregasms’


March 19th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 19 (IANS) Surprisingly, sex may not be the only way to an orgasm. Something as unconnected with bedroom as biking, spinning, abdominal exercises or rope climbing could also ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Aging, obesity no bar to happiness


March 9th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 9 (IANS) Here's a piece of good news for the elderly and the plump -- gathering years and obesity are no bar to happiness or well-being, says a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

AIRE mask turns breath into electricity


March 1st, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new invention turns the human breath to electricity. The mask, called AIRE, uses tiny wind turbines to convert the breath to electricity which can be ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Bollywood choreographers and their weighty issues (With Images)


January 22nd, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) They have made several Bollywood stars lose inches with their dance moves. But ever wondered why the industry's top-notch choreographers - be it Saroj ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Mumbai marks World Diabetes Day


November 13th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 13 (IANS) A walkathon, street play and several other events were held in the city Sunday on the eve of World Diabetes Day, with experts advising people to ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Soccer halves risk of early death among homeless


October 3rd, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 3 (IANS) Playing soccer on the streets twice or thrice a week could halve the risk of early death in homeless men.Research led by the Universities of Exeter ... Read more...

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I don’t blindly follow a fitness routine: Gul Panag (Interview)


September 18th, 2011 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Former Miss India and Bollywood actress Gul Panag, who is known to be a fitness enthusiast, believes in having a robust lifestyle but maintains that she ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Venezuelan president says he needs more chemotherapy


September 14th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Sep 14 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Tuesday that he will probably have to undergo a fourth cycle of chemotherapy for cancer, but insisted that he will campaign ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

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...

Posted in Uncategorized |

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...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Exercise protects heart via nitric oxide


May 5th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 5 (IANS) Exercise both reduces the risk of a heart attack and protects it from injury if a heart attack has occurred, researchers say. For years, doctors have ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Exercise protects heart from injury through nitric oxide


May 5th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): A study has found new evidence that the nitric oxide generated during physical exercise protects the heart from injury.Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have identified the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

US wants restaurants to show calorie content on menus


April 3rd, 2011 - 10:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS/EFE) The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will require, starting in 2012, that restaurants list the amount of calories contained in their menu items as ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Constable dies during endurance test


February 13th, 2011 - 1:47 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 13 (IANS) A 50-year-old police constable died Saturday while running as part of an endurance test in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.Special Director General of Police Brij Lal said: "Constable Mahabir ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Acupuncture and exercise benefit women with PCOS


February 8th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): New research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has revealed that acupuncture and physical exercise improve hormone levels and menstrual bleeding pattern in women with polycystic ovary syndrome ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Moderate physical exercise in older adults shown to improve memory


February 1st, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): A new study-conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, University of Illinois, Rice University, and Ohio State University-shows that one year of moderate physical exercise can increase ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Thinking about workout makes you eat more


January 16th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 16 (IANS) Thinking about a workout makes you eat 50 percent more food. Researchers link it with a subconscious reward theory, which suggests that when physical or mental effort is ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

How laughter can make you snooze 100 times a day!


December 27th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 27 (ANI): Laughter may be the best medicine, but for some, it's nothing less than a disorder - a sleep disorder called narcolepsy can send a person into an instant ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Average UK male gains 16lb in15 yrs- more calories, less workout


December 27th, 2010 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 27 (ANI): An Oxford University study has found that the average man in Britain was more than a stone heavier in 2000 than he was in 1986.Scientists put the average ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tweaking DNA can counteract heart injury


December 24th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 24 (IANS) Tweaking the DNA can counteract heart injury and mimic the effects of two weeks of endurance training. The experiment was carried out on mice but researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Staying fit sharpens brain


December 24th, 2010 - 6:53 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 24 (IANS) Physical exercise may be the best way to keep your brain sharp in old age, says a study.In recent years there has been a sales boom in so-called ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Physical exercise ‘keeps your brain sharp’


December 23rd, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): Experts at the University of Florence suggest that physical exercise may be the best way to keep your brain sharp in old age.They say that keeping physically fit ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Starting school earlier lowers obesity risk: Study


December 15th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Scientists have found an effective way to fight the epidemic of childhood and adolescent obesity.They suggest a simple step that might help cut the problem down to size: ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

5-minute fitness drill to replace PE lessons in UK schools?


November 27th, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 27 (ANI): Sports doctors in Britain have designed a radical programme for youngsters from the age of five that will replace their PE lessons with a five-minute fitness drill.Doctors from ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Every third Pakistani woman has osteoporosis


November 15th, 2010 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 15 (IANS) One out of every three women over the age of 50 in Pakistan is suffering from osteoporosis, health experts have said.This was announced at a symposium titled "Osteoporosis, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

How laughter can make some snooze 100 times a day!


November 7th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 7 (ANI): Laughter may be the best medicine, but for some, it's nothing less than a disorder - a sleep disorder called narcolepsy can send a person into an instant ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Positive social traits ‘good for your health’


October 23rd, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): A new study has suggested that with positive social traits, declines in health could be delayed by up to a decade.Many studies have documented the dangers of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

A hormone to help you live longer, but only if you are rich!


October 21st, 2010 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
London, Oct 21 (ANI): If a new study is to be believed, a hormone called DHEAS makes you live longer - but only if you are wealthy enough.In the meantime, leading a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Yoga may have the power to fight fibromyalgia


October 14th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): Yoga exercises may have the power to combat fibromyalgia - a medical disorder characterized by chronic widespread pain, according to new research conducted at Oregon Health & Science ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Walking at least 6 miles per week ‘can reduce Alzheimer’s risk’


October 14th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): Want to keep your brain sharp in old age? Well, go for a stroll then, for a new study suggests that walking at least six miles per week ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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