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Salt, sugar and stress: Important facts you should know about these 3 sins

Do you often give in to the temptations of your taste buds? Indulging in that extra slice of cake, another piece of sweet, sprinkling extra salt over your food can seem completely harmless at that time but can eventually lead to various health issues. “Lack of self control and poor lifestyle choices make us more susceptible to various life-threatening diseases. Consumed in the hustle-bustle of everyday life we hardly pay attention to our health. The pressure of maintaining balance between work, family and friends can take a huge toll on…

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Yoga may benefit people suffering from high blood pressure and sugar

Suffering from increased blood pressure and high blood sugar? One year of yoga training may help, a new study suggests. According to the researchers from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, one year of yoga training decreased pro-inflammatory adipokines – signalling proteins released by fat tissue – and increased an anti-inflammatory adipokine in adults with metabolic syndrome and high-normal blood pressure. The findings support the beneficial role of yoga in managing metabolic syndrome by favourably modulating adipokines, the researchers mentioned. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions – increased blood pressure,…

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5 surprising reasons you have dark circles and how you can deal with them

Dark circles beneath our eyes are a mood spoiler. They make us look old and tired. Usually, most of us believe that it’s because of lack of sleep we develop dark circles. While, this is true in most cases but it’s not the only reason why get dark circles. Here is a list of a few uncommon reasons why you could be suffering from dark circles. 1)Lack of iron- Iron deficiency is one of the reasons why you may have dark circles. Iron carries oxygen throughout the cells in our…

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Politics and medicine: Vaccine attitude rises and falls with ideology

Political views and a person’s trust in the government play a role in whether or not they get vaccinated, a study has found. A person’s ideology directly impacts who they trust, allowing the person to selectively credit information related to vaccine risks and benefits in ways that reflect their ideology, said researchers at the University of Idaho in the US. An individual with strong conservative political views is less likely to vaccinate than a person with strong liberal political views, according to the study, as is someone who holds lower…

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Ladies, do you have normal BMI and higher body fat levels? You are at risk of breast cancer

Postmenopausal women with normal body mass index (BMI), but with higher body fat levels are at an increased risk of developing breast cancer, a study warns. Body fat levels are typically measured via BMI, which is a ratio of weight to height. While BMI may be a convenient method to estimate body fat, it is not an exact way to determine whole body fat levels, as muscle mass and bone density cannot be distinguished from fat mass. The study included participants who had a normal BMI (between 18.5 to 25.0) and…

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Don’t Have Time? Here Are Some Quick Workout And Diet Tips To Lose Belly Fat!

With increasing workloads across industries and an almost 24×7 work schedule, people are finding less and less time available for exercise and fitness. A lot of people now have majorly sedentary lifestyles which translate to increasing waistlines, due to minimal physical activity and irregular diet patterns. Fat around the stomach and the waist is the easiest to gain and the most difficult to get rid of. Belly fat also shows more prominently in whatever you wear and make you conscious of your body and lose confidence. However, there are small…

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