Health

Is your ‘healthy’ diet making you sick? Experts debunk 10 nutrition myths

While nutritional science offers a wealth of research on eating right, it can also confuse you with its contradictory findings. For instance — while some studies claim that wine can kill harmful bacteria in teeth and gums, another claims that it can give you skin cancer. Periodically, there are diets/foods that are touted as the “next best thing for your health” (be ... Read More »

10 exercise and weight loss myths you always thought were true. All of them debunked

We live in fitness-conscious times. Most people agree on the benefits of exercise and make sure to at least go for a walk or a run. Others hit the gym, pound the treadmill or incorporate activities like Zumba, yoga, or pilates in their fitness regime. Yet, there remains a lot of misconceptions about exercising, be it about the duration of ... Read More »

Turn to dairy for bone health: Milk, yoghurt, cheese boosts bone density among men

Turns out that higher intake of dairy products, including milk, yoghurt and cheese, is associated with higher volumetric bone mineral density and vertebral strength at the spine in men. A new study conducted by a group of researchers from Hebrew SeniorLife’s Institute for Aging Research (IFAR), Wageningen University, Tilburg University, University of Reading, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) ... Read More »

Starting early: Getting kids to a good weight by 13 may help avoid diabetes

There may be a critical window for overweight kids to get to a healthy level. Those who shed their extra pounds by age 13 had the same risk of developing diabetes in adulthood as others who had never weighed too much, a large study of Danish men found. Diabetes can develop when the body can’t properly use insulin to turn ... Read More »

Slow but effective: Tai Chi can boost respiratory function in COPD patients

Regularly practicing Tai Chi – an ancient Chinese martial art form – can help improve respiratory function in people with chronic breathing problems, according to a new study. It could be a low-cost and easily accessible option. Tai Chi involves significant levels of physical exertion with stretching, breathing, and coordinated movement but requires no special equipment. The researchers found that ... Read More »

4 Moves to Tone Your Whole Body, From Jillian Michaels

Break free of your workout rut with these go-to exercises by Jillian Michaels, Good Housekeeping‘s trainer on call. All you need is a mat and some light hand weights to start building up muscle and sculpting your core. Abs: Scissor Crunch What it works: abs and lower back 1. Lie flat on back; place hands under lower back for protection. 2. Slowly raise both legs until they are ... Read More »

Here’s why you MUST shower at night and NOT in the morning

Should you shower in the morning or at night?   Yes, you heard that right! Indeed, when you decide to take a shower is your personal preference but bathing in the night has more benefits than taking a morning shower. Wonder why? Read on to know. Why you should shower at night   WHY YOU SHOULD SHOWER AT NIGHT: If you ... Read More »

Doctors are saying that fish foot spa may spread HIV and hepatitis! Is it true?

Fish foot spa may spread HIV and hepatitis!   FISH FOOT SPA MAY SPREAD HIV AND HEPATITIS: The hard selling trend of fish foot spa, which has spread across the world now, has left the doctors warning us about its potential health risks. Fish foot spa/pedicures can spread infections such as HIV and hepatitis, warns government’s Health Protection Agency. According to ... Read More »

Know what the colour of your vaginal discharge says!

HERE’S WHAT THE COLOR OF YOUR VAGINAL DISCHARGE SAYS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH: Vaginal discharge – that’s a thing most women are uncomfortable with. Almost all of them think that if they are feeling anything gushing out down there, it is an indication of something unhealthy. However, it is not. Vaginal discharge upto a certain amount every day (mostly agreed at ... Read More »

Fitness Hacks To Stay In Shape On Your Holidays

No matter what your holiday plans are, your fitness regime always takes the back seat. Holidays are mostly about stepping outside of your life, letting everything go, where exercise is generally not on the priority list. Once you reach your destination, you tend to binge on fancy and delectable meals that are generally not good for your waistline. The idea of your ... Read More »