Better designed mobile phone app boosts physical activity in women

Activity trackers and mobile phone apps are all the rage, but do they really help users increase and maintain physical activity? A new study has found that one mobile phone app designed for inactive women did help when combined with an activity tracker and personal counseling. Researchers said the findings offer important clues about how … Read more

Obese people can reduce risk of atrial fibrillation with exercise

Obesity is known to increase the risk of heart failure, but new results indicate that physical activity can reduce the risk. Atrial fibrillation is an irregular and often rapid heart rate that can increase the risk of stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. It’s more common in older people, and as it happens, in … Read more

5 healthy lifestyle habits may add 10 years more

Maintaining five healthy habits — (1) eating a healthy diet, (2) exercising regularly, (3) keeping a healthy body weight, (4) not drinking too much alcohol, and (5) not smoking–during adulthood may add more than a decade to life expectancy, revealed by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Researchers also found that U.S. … Read more

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3 lifestyle changes may slow onset of dementia

Evidence supporting three interventions that might slow cognitive decline and the onset of dementia is encouraging — Cognitive training, blood pressure management for people with hypertension, and increased physical activity all show modest evidence that they can help prevent cognitive decline and dementia. ‚ÄúThere is good cause for hope that in the next several years … Read more

10 hours weekly activity lowers risk of 5 chronic diseases

Higher levels of total physical activity are strongly associated with lower risk of five common chronic diseases – breast and bowel cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke, finds a study in The BMJ today. The study emphasise that daily activity levels need to be several times higher than recommended minimum. Many studies have shown the … Read more

Heart disease patients should move every 30 minutes to improve health

Heart disease patients who sit a lot have worse health even if they exercise. Patients with heart disease who sit a lot have worse health even if they exercise, reveals research from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, and published today in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention. “Get up and move every 30 minutes … Read more

Tresiba & Ryzodeg – long-acting insulins approved in US

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Tresiba (insulin degludec injection) and Ryzodeg 70/30 (insulin degludec/insulin aspart injection) to improve blood sugar (glucose) control in adults with diabetes mellitus. Tresiba and Ryzodeg are long-acting insulins. Long-acting insulins play an essential role in the treatment of patients with type-1 diabetes and in patients with type-2 diabetes … Read more

High dose Vitamin D supplementation provides no benefits to postmenopausal women

High-dose vitamin D supplementation in postmenopausal women was not associated with beneficial effects on bone mineral density, muscle function, muscle mass or falls. Low levels of vitamin D contribute to osteoporosis because of decreased total fractional calcium absorption (TFCA) and nearly half of postmenopausal women sustain an osteoporotic fracture. However, experts disagree on the optimal … Read more

Yoga as an integral part of Health and Physical Education in schools

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has informed that the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) 2005 which is a policy document for the country, recommended Yoga as an integral part of Health and Physical Education. The Ministry of Human Resource Development has further informed that there are 15,962 schools affiliated to the Central Board of … Read more

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