Fitness

Fat shaming doctors may harm obese people mentally, physically

September 11, 2017

Fat shaming done by health care providers can take a toll on overweight people’s physical health and well-being, according to a study. The findings showed that obese people often fall victims to medical discrimination by doctors in the form of disrespectful treatment, lectures about weight loss, embarrassing comments, and a less thorough examination. “Disrespectful treatment […]

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Exercise in childhood may cut obesity and cancer risk

September 11, 2017

Exercise during childhood and adolescence may thwart some of the damaging effects of a high-fat diet such as obesity, heart disease and cancer, researchers have claimed. The findings, based on the mouse study, revealed that the bone has the capacity to retain “memory” of its effects long even after the exercise has stopped. This bone […]

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Weak taste buds may lead to weight gain

September 11, 2017

People with a reduced ability to taste food choose sweeter and likely higher calorie fare, thereby paving the way for gaining unhealthy weight, says a study. “We found that the more people lost sensitivity to sweetness, the more sugar they wanted in their foods,” said lead author Robin Dando, Assistant Professor at Cornell University in […]

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Just 11 minutes of mindfulness training may cut alcoholism

September 11, 2017

Are you addicted to alcohol? Just 11 minutes of mindfulness strategies, which includes a combination of meditation, body awareness and yoga may help you start reducing alcohol consumption, researchers led by one of Indian-origin has showed. “We found that a very brief, simple exercise in mindfulness can help drinkers cut back, and the benefits can […]

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6 ways to beat period cramps with yoga

September 11, 2017

Yoga can help solve the suffering that women with severe menstrual pain go through. Known as dysmenorrhea, it includes sharp, throbbing, burning, or nauseating cramps in the lower abdomen and back. Experts have suggested few yoga asanas or poses that could be your best friend during the hour of need. Yoga expert Deepak Jha, Medanta […]

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Getting Physical With a Personal Trainer

September 9, 2017

  FRIDAY, Sept. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — You might think that hiring a personal trainer is a luxury reserved for the rich. But even just a few sessions can add up to big fitness gains and a great return on investment in yourself, according to the American Council on Exercise. The role of a […]

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The Ibiza yoga retreat that’s like the fitness Olympics

September 7, 2017

Iam struggling to do a burpee (a sort of supercharged squat thrust). I don’t usually find it this difficult – but then I don’t usually do it while balancing on a surfboard in a swimming pool. This is what you do in Floatfit, one of a whopping 93 classes on the programme of YogaFit, a […]

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UK families could get money off shopping bills if they hit exercise goals

September 6, 2017

Families could be offered discounts on their food shopping, cut-price sports gear and free cinema tickets for hitting exercise targets in a drive to reduce the burden of lifestyle-related illness on the NHS. The proposals, for residents to receive rewards if they walk a specified number of steps, form part of NHS England’s plans for 10 new […]

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