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Skipping rope is the best full-body workout

It turned out that jumping up and down is a more efficient workout than hitting the pavement. If you are looking for an uncomplicated full-body workout, which literally takes minutes, then the skipping rope is your best friend. It targets all your muscles while not being too tiring or time consuming. According to the Daily Star, a new study has ... Read More »

Top 5 health concerns for men revealed

A new study has revealed the five most common health issues in men and how to prevent them. Kevin Polsley of Loyola University said that a lot of men think going to the doctor is just one more thing on a seemingly endless “to do” list, but to get all those other “to dos” done men need to starting thinking ... Read More »

Exercise to live longer

Having unhealthy cholesterol numbers, elevated blood pressure or an expanding waistline substantially increases your chances of developing heart disease. But an encouraging new study finds that exercise may slash that risk, even if your other risk factors stay high. Decades ago, scientists first began linking certain health conditions with heart disease. In the famous Framingham Heart Study, for instance, researchers ... Read More »

Exercise to live four years longer

New research gathered studies on the question of whether physical activityincreases life expectancy.The studies offered a range of answers, but among the results, the median increase in life expectancy of both men and women came to 3.7 years each.The German researchers also discovered that getting your exercise as leisure, rather than, as part of your work may be more beneficial, ... Read More »

Fidgeting could add years to your life

‘Fidgeting’ may include activities that are unlike exercise, such as standing up and bouncing on your heels, wiggling your hips to some music or sauntering around the house during a TV commercial break.Although doctors still recommend more than 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise weekly to keep fit, they said less strenuous activities could also be beneficial, the Telegraph ... Read More »

Do not starve yourself to lose weight: researcher

Starvation should not be adopted as a means to tackle obesity. A lot of lifestyle factors, including proper diet, exercise and good sleep are very important in the management of obesity as ‘vaata’, ‘pitha’ and ‘kapha’ considered to be the basic elements in one’s constitution in Ayurveda, should be in perfect balance, said C.R. Agnives, Ayurveda researcher and winner of ... Read More »

Sitting for long hours ups death risk

A new study has revealed that sitting for more than six hours daily could raise risk of early death and cannot be reversed by exercise. The study said women who sit for more than six hours daily are around 40 per cent more likely to die than those sitting for less than three hours a day, reports the Daily Mail ... Read More »

Even video games can make children lose weight

Interactive video games that require high-energy movement raised middle school children’s metabolisms to levels typically seen with moderate or vigorous exercise. Researchers evaluated the effect of six forms of so-called “exergaming” on energy expenditure in 39 children of various body-mass indexes (BMIs) at a youth fitness research and training centre in America. The children, whose average age was between 11 ... Read More »