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Brisk walking for 40 minutes daily is the best exercise for you. Here’s why

If you’ve been spending hours in the gym exercising to stay fit and lose weight, here’s one more exercise for you: Brisk walking. It is good for your heart. A three-year study done by the University of Ferrara shows that faster walking patients with heart disease are hospitalised less. The study was conducted on 1,078 hypertensive patients, of whom 85% also had coronary heart disease and 15% also had valve disease. A previous study had shown that walking for at least 40 minutes multiple times every week helps reduce the risk…

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One Or More Sweet Beverage Daily By Either Partner May Reduce Chances of Pregnancy

Those trying their chances at pregnancy take note. According to a latest study, one or more sugar sweetened beverage everyday by either partner may significantly bring down the couple’s chances of pregnancy. “We found positive associations between intake of sugar-sweetened beverages and lower fertility, which were consistent after controlling for many other factors, including obesity, caffeine intake, alcohol, smoking, and overall diet quality,” said Elizabeth Hatch, from Boston University in the US. “Couples planning a pregnancy might consider limiting their consumption of these beverages, especially because they are also related…

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Dear ladies, exercise daily. Survey finds 60% urban Indian women at risk of diabetes

Over 60% of urban Indian women do not follow a regular exercise regime, which puts them at increased risk of diabetes, according to the results of a new survey. Released on the occasion of World Diabetes Day, the survey conducted by diabetes care company Novo Nordisk India also showed that 73% of urban women in the country are unaware of gestational diabetes and its related health risks for the next generation. For the survey, over 1,000 women, belonging to the age group of 18-65 years were interviewed to draw insights…

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Say yes to bananas and avocados. Eating them daily may prevent heart disease

Banana is beneficial for the health in more ways than one, while avocado is a great choice for people on a diet. Now, researchers have found that eating one banana and an avocado a day may prevent hardening of the arteries that can result in heart disease and death. The study, conducted on mice, showed these foods that are rich in potassium reduces vascular calcification – common complication in both heart and kidney disease. Calcification happens when calcium builds up in body tissue, blood vessels, or organs. This buildup can harden and disrupt…

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How Much Water Should You Be Drinking Daily?

Much has been said about the magic elixir water. Covering 70 percent of our planet and 60 percent of our own body, water is one of the key reasons of human survival and civilization in general. Yet despite its abundance, why is there a constant fixation to stay hydrated at all times? Even when you aren’t particularly thirsty? That is because we keep losing water from our body, though urine and sweat. And also because water carries out many important jobs, crucial for smooth running of our essential body functions…

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Purple Foods: Why You Should Include Them in Your Daily Diet

A basket full of luscious, purple coloured foods that are the hottest food trend of 2017 does more good than just look beautiful on the plate. True to their colour, which has been long associated with power and luxury, purple foods are rich and powerful agents of health. Foods like prunes, eggplant, purple cabbage, black currants, blackberries, beetroot and concord grapes contain an antioxidant called anthocyanin, which gives these foods a natural purple hue as well as helps prevent various health risks. According to Dr. Sheela Krishnaswamy, a renowned Bengaluru-based…

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