|Daily dose of One Minute walk can be 'Lifesaving'|
Description: New Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): So it turns out the price of healthy living is really not that much, as a mere 60 seconds walk per day can help cut the risk of a heart attack or stroke. The recent study showed that people, who often do small doses of daily exercise combined with a healthy diet, cut their blood pressure and cholesterol and live a long and healthy life, a daily reported. The breakthrough comes after tests showed it is better to keep moving throughout the day rather than undertake an intense burst of exercise followed by rest.
|'Mindfulness Meditation' may improve sleep quality in older adults|
Description: New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): A new study has suggested that older adults may be able to sleep better with help of "mindfulness meditation." Sleep disturbances are a medical and public health concern the aging population. Moderate sleep disturbances in older adults are associated with higher levels of fatigue, disturbed mood, such as depressive symptoms, and a reduced quality of life, according to the study background. The mediation practices resulted in improved sleep quality for older adults with moderate sleep disturbance in a clinical trial comparing meditation to a more structured program focusing on changing poor sleep habits and establishing a bedtime routine. The study concluded that mindfulness meditation appeared to have a role in addressing the prevalent burden of sleep problems among older adults.
|Swap sweets for berries to cut down weight|
Description: New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): Munching on berries instead of sweets can help you lose weight, says a new research. The study claims that the change could make a person lose a pound a month, even if there was no physical exercise done, an online portal reported. 'Super berries' like acai and goji are already popular for their weight loss qualities, but researchers found a snack of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries cuts down calorie intake at the next meal. Researchers estimated that people switching from an afternoon confectionery snack to mixed berries might expect to reduce their energy intake by 938 calories a week on average. According to the study crazy diets for losing weight often demand huge sacrifices, but this study showed that by compromising on one snack and replacing it with delicious berries could help shed up to a stone in a year.
|Red Wine, peanuts may help prevent age related memory loss|
Description: New Delhi, Feb 6 (ANI): A new study has recently revealed that compound found in grapes, red wine and peanuts may help prevent age-related memory loss. Researchers has been studying the potential benefit of resveratrol, an antioxidant that is found in the skin of red grapes, as well as in red wine, peanuts and some berries. Resveratrol has been widely touted for its potential to prevent heart disease, but researchers believe it also has positive effects on the hippocampus, an area of the brain that was critical to functions such as memory, learning and mood. Resveratrol might even be able to help people afflicted with severe neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's disease.
|'Superfruit' Pomegranate has more 'health benefits' than any other fruit|
Description: New Delhi, Feb 5 (ANI): A new research has proved that pomegranates are super healthy as they have more health benefits than any other fruit. An analysis of the glut of global interest in the "superfruit" found it fights Type 2 diabetes, bowel and prostate cancers and improves athletic performance, a daily reported. Researchers added that the study has evidence that fruit juices and extracts have an impact on wellbeing. They further added that the accepted wisdom is that a superfruit is not a cure-all, but fruits can have beneficial health effects and pomegranates are an ancient fruit and have been thought to have health-giving properties for millennia.
|Light Jogging Help Accelerates Longevity|
Description: New Delhi, Feb 4 (ANI): A new study has revealed that light jogging is very effective for longevity. The research explained that jogging from 1 to 2.4 hours per week was associated with the lowest mortality and the optimal frequency of jogging was no more than three times per week. Researchers said that the pace of the slow joggers corresponds to vigorous exercise and strenuous jogging corresponds to very vigorous exercise, so when it's performed for decades, this activity level could pose health risks, especially to the cardiovascular system. If anyone wants to decrease the risk of death and improve life expectancy, than jogging a few times a week at a moderate pace would be a good strategy, as doing it more might be harmful to the health.
|Heavy drinking in mid age increases stroke risk|
Description: New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): A new research has found that
drinking more than two alcoholic beverages daily in
middle-age, raises heart risks more than traditional
factors. The study sorted out the data they collected
from hospitals based on stroke, high blood pressure,
diabetes and other cardiovascular incidences, and
compared them from alcohol and health risks like high
blood pressure, diabetes and smoking. The researchers
found that heavy drinkers had a 34 percent higher risk
of stroke compared to light drinkers, and mid-life
heavy drinkers were likely to have a stroke five years
earlier in life irrespective of genetic and early-life
factors.The team of researchers added to their findings
that heavy drinkers had increased stroke risk in their
mid-life compared to well-known risk factors like high
blood pressure and diabetes.
|Online dieters who make more 'connections' lose more weight|
Description: New Delhi, Jan 30 (ANI): A new study has recently revealed that people who make more connections while using an online weight management program lose around more than 8 percent of their body weight in six months. The study shows that online dieters with high social embeddedness, who logged in regularly, recorded their weigh-ins and "friended" other members can do very well at losing weight with minimal professional help.This study found that self-monitoring was associated with greater weight loss, too, but even greater weight loss was associated with being highly embedded in a network of other people trying to lose weight. For those lacking time or geographic proximity to attend in-person weight loss treatment, an online weight loss program seems to be a good alternative, particularly if people take advantage of the self-monitoring and social networking features.
|Want to quit smoking? Do it gradually|
Description: New Delhi, Jan 29 (ANI): If you made a new year resolution to no longer take those tobacco puffs, tweak your plans a bit as a new study says that it's better to quit smoking gradually rather than at once.Though smoking is harmful in almost every respect, and causes hoard of health related issues like cancer, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases, a new research suggests that smoking initially increases brain activity.Brain scans suggest that regular smokers experience an almost dementia-like condition in the early hours after quitting, which can be quite an unpleasant experience, and is probably one of the reasons why it can be very difficult to quit smoking once and for all.Habitual smokers seemingly need to continue smoking just to keep their brain functioning normally. With time, they may become less dependent on smoking, but the researchers still do not know how long it takes before the brain of a former smoker has regained its normal energy consumption and blood flow.
|How what you eat can impact your brain health|
Description: New Delhi, 27 Jan (ANI): A new study describes that what we eat are responsible for our gut bacteria which has a significant impact on behavior and brain health. The study presents the most up-to-date understanding of the relationship between the proteins produced by intestinal bacteria and the human central nervous system and explores the various mechanisms through which the microbiome can influence the brain: by stimulating and over-stimulating the immune system, releasing hormones identical to those made by the human body, or through stimulation that sends signals to the brain. The new study describes many ways gut bacteria could impact normal brain activity and development, affect sleep and stress responses, play a role in a variety of diseases, and be modified through diet for therapeutic use.