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Vinyasa Yoga: All About the ‘Flow Yoga’ and Why You Must Give it a Try

Yoga is an age-old holistic practice, yet it has often meshed into newer forms. We’d like to throw the spotlight on an interesting form of yoga known as Vinyasa which involves the transition from one posture to another without resting or taking a break. The practice of breathing in and breathing out while getting into and out of a posture has great importance while practicing Vinyasa yoga. The term Vinyasa is derived from the words Vi and Nyasa which means, ‘to place in a special manner’. This denotes that the practice of Vinyasa yoga involves the body…

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Give up these habits

1. Drinking more than 8 glasses of water daily: Research has proven that it’s more beneficial to drink water only when you are thirsty. Excess intake of water can often result in obesity, bloating, problems in digestion and skin problems. 2. Drinking only bottled water:Be it in a restaurant or while travelling, we reach out for the bottle of mineral water. Guess what? Bottled water isn’t that healthy. It does not contain fluoride and deficiency of fluoride can cause tooth decay. You can drink water from a purifier. 3. Make up…

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Genetically-engineered mosquitoes give hope against dengue

In a first, researchers have genetically engineered mosquitoes that have an increased resistance to infection by the dengue virus. After decades of research and countless control attempts, dengue continues to infect an estimated 390 million people around the world each year. Now, researchers report that mosquitoes carrying dengue virus (DENV) can be genetically engineered, giving an increased resistance to infection by the virus. When a mosquito bites someone infected with DENV, the virus needs to complete its lifecycle in the mosquito’s gut, eventually infecting its salivary glands, before it can…

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How long will you live? Your blood test can give the answer

Believe it or not, scientists at Boston University claim to have discovered a game-changing blood test that could help predict lifespans. The study, published in the journal Aging Cell on Friday, used biomarker data collected from 5,000 blood samples and analysed it against the donors’ health developments over the subsequent eight years. Together, they identified patterns which indicated both good and bad futures. Specifically, their chances of getting age-related diseases, such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes. In all, the researchers generated 26 different predictive biomarker signatures. The breakthrough means…

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Here’s why overweight people give up easily on their workout routine

A study finds as to why losing weight is not easy for obesepeople as it states physical inactivity results from the altered dopamine receptors – decreased motivation to move – rather than excess body weight. The study, conducted on mice, has been published in the journal of Cell Metabolism. “We know that physical activity is linked to overall good health, but not much is known about why people or animals with obesity are less active,” said study’s senior author Alexxai V. Kravitz from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive…

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6 Home Remedies for Gas That Are Sure to Give Relief

A gassy stomach can strike anytime and can be very embarrassing, to say the least. It is actually quite a painful experience often leading to stomach cramps, bloating, heaviness and heartburn. Medically known as flatulence, it is a condition where excess gas gets collected in your digestive tract. But to deal with the problem, it’s first crucial to understand why it occurs. Gas can collect in your digestive system in two ways. While eating or drinking, you swallow the air that causes the oxygen and nitrogen to enter your body….

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