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Switch off the TV, too much screen time can cause heart disease and cancer

Spending too much time watching TV can be injurious to health. A new study done by the University of Glasgow and published in BMC Medicine reveals a link between higher risk of mortality and cardiovascular disease. The effect was more among those with low fitness, low muscle strength or physical activity levels. Previous studies linked increased screen time with bowel cancer for men as well as diabetes, obesity and a weak heart. Discretionary screen time, time spent watching TV or looking at a computer screen during leisure time, is an important contributor to…

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SBI, IFCI, United Bank scout for buyers to clear off Rs16,349 crore NPA

SBI has asked the bidders to submit expression of interest by 9 March 2018 and further to complete the due diligence by 22 March. Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/Mint New Delhi: State-owned State Bank of India (SBI), United Bank of India (UBI) and long-term infrastructure lender IFCI are looking for buyers to sell as many as 110 accounts that have turned dud to recover dues over Rs16,349 crore. All the three have invited bids today from eligible banks, financial institutions, asset reconstruction companies (ARCs) and non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) to prune such non-performing…

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Neymar: PSG boss Unai Emery shrugs off Brazil star’s party boy lifestyle

The Brazilian forward, 25, was photographed at a Paris nightclub in the early hours of Sunday morning. Emery, however, insists he is not concerned about Neymar’s lifestyle. The Spaniard said: “He is very responsible. In training, he is great.When he’s not on the pitch he can enjoy his time with his friends. He then comes back and plays well. “We have to give the players the flexibility of living their own lifestyle. He is young, and he also needs to go out, but he is still responsible. He will be…

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Do you put off exercise? Here are 5 surprising reasons to take up working out now

The aversion to exercising is so strong among so many people, that scientists are even working on a pill that mimics the positive health benefits of exercise without actually requiring to break a sweat. But until that happens, our daily routine must include one thing: Working out. While we’ve all heard that regular exercise can improve heart health, reduce risk of diabetes, and strengthen muscles, it can also enhance the quality of your life in a number of ways. Here are five such benefits, as reported by CNN, which may surprise you. 1)…

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The 15-Minute Guided Meditation Video to Start Your New Year Off Right

Holiday travel and time spent with family and friends can be amazing, but all the celebratory meals, drinks, and out-of-whack sleep schedules and air travel can take a toll. Your body is likely looking for a reset, and the stress of returning to work after all the festivities can be overwhelming. Repair your body and mind all at once with a simple routine of mindful meditation to get you back to your grounded, happy self. (Here’s why you should meditate, and how to start). This guided meditation can be done anywhere…

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Dancers from around the world show off at Irish Dancing Championships

Dancers from around the world will stomp the floorboards and leap into the air as they show off their best moves at Dublin’s World Irish Dancing Championships this week. The April 9-16 event draws some 5,000 performers from Ireland and overseas, including from both the Irish diaspora in places like the United States and Australia as well as less likely countries such as Russia and Japan. Contestants range in age from eight to 30, according to the organizers. Excitement was palpable backstage on Tuesday as performers warmed up for the…

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