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Stuck in a 9-5 desk job? Beware, as sitting for too long can cancel out benefits of exercise

No matter how much you exercise, you definitely need to take a ‘movement break’ every half an hour. According to a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine, sitting for excessively long periods of time is a risk factor for early death. There’s a direct relationship between time spent sitting and your risk of early mortality of any cause, researchers said, based on a study of nearly 8,000 adults. As your total sitting time increases, so does your risk of an early death. The positive news: People who sat for…

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Kicking the butt: Running group can help you to quit smoking

Having difficulty in quitting smoking? Try running as it can help you refrain. As per a recent UCB report, almost half of the people who completed a 10-week program involving running were able to successfully quit smoking. Carly Priebe, postdoctoral fellow in UBC’s school of Kinesiology said, “This shows that physical activity can be a successful smoking-cessation aid and that a community-based program might offer that. Because doing it on your own is very difficult.” In Canada, 178 smokers registered for the 2016 ‘Run to Quit’ program at Running Room…

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Gut bacteria can hack into body clock to make you fat

In a study that may someday lead to new strategies to fight obesity, scientists have found that gut bacteria, or microbiome, regulates fat uptake and storage by hacking into and changing the function of the circadian clocks in the cells that line the gut. “Our work provides a deeper understanding of how the gut microbiota interacts with the circadian clock, and how this interaction impacts metabolism,” said Lora Hooper, Professor at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in the US. “It could also help to explain why people who work…

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Can Drinking Excess Tea Cause Bloating?

For most of us, our day cannot begin without a hot cup of tea. And then, there are some who can’t function without chugging down three to four cups of tea daily. While tea with its multiple antioxidants packs many benefits like boosting immunity, lowering cholesterol, and improving digestion, anything in excess is bound to have some side-effects and tea is no different. One such side effect of drinking too is that it can leave you bloated Bangalore-based nutritionist Dr. Anju Sood tells us, “Any form of tea – be it regular, green or herbal is a natural dehydrator. Our body is made of cells, and…

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These 15 weight loss drinks can help you like no other!

  When we start our weight loss journey, the first school of thought we are presented with is to be high on liquids. This is because they help eliminate fat and will also keep your water intake in check. While we may get bored with just drinking water all the time, here are some drinks and concoctions which will make weight loss fun and easy for you! LEMON AND HONEY WATER: The oldest trick in the book, lemon and honey water is concoction which never fails. Lemon with its acidic…

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Meat lovers, beware. Eating more red meat can increase chance of diabetes

Higher intake of lamb, beef, pork and poultry may significantly increase the risk of developing diabetes, warns a new study. Researchers from Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS) in Singapore found that a higher intake of red meat and poultry is associated with significantly increased risk of developing diabetes, which is partially attributed to their higher content of heme iron in these meats. Earlier research said that poultry could put you at risk of antibiotic resistance. Senior author Koh Woon Puay said, “We don’t need to remove meat from the diet entirely. We…

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