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Beat exam stress and perform well by following these 4 health tips

It’s that time of the year when both students and parents feel “exam pressure”. Students are under pressure to perform their best, but doing so requires a balanced approach to health, in addition to consistent studying. This balanced approach helps students boost their memory and remember what they have studied. Dr Hariprasad, an Ayurveda expert at The Himalaya Drug Company, recommends the following tips to maintain a healthy lifestyle during the upcoming exams: * Exercise regularly: Physical activity is an effective tool to improve academic performance. Studies conducted at the University…

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Want to Perform Better at Sports? Eat More Spinach

A new study has found that spinach which is rich in nitrates can boost sports performance particularly at high altitudes with low oxygen conditions. Nitrate, commonly found in green leafy vegetables like spinach, is important for the functioning of the human body, especially during exercise. The study showed that nitrate supplementation in conjunction with sprint interval training (SIT) – short, high intensity exercise – in low oxygen conditions could enhance sport performance. For the study, a research team from the University of Leuven in Belgium examined 27 moderately trained participants. They were…

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Want to Perform Better at Sports? Eat More Spinach

A new study has found that spinach which is rich in nitrates can boost sports performance particularly at high altitudes with low oxygen conditions. Nitrate, commonly found in green leafy vegetables like spinach, is important for the functioning of the human body, especially during exercise. The study showed that nitrate supplementation in conjunction with sprint interval training (SIT) – short, high intensity exercise – in low oxygen conditions could enhance sport performance. For the study, a research team from the University of Leuven in Belgium examined 27 moderately trained participants. They were…

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Easy Aerobic Exercises You Can Perform at Home

The word ‘aerobic’ means ‘with oxygen’. So any physical activity that makes you move your major muscle groups(legs), in a rhythmic, systematic manner, elevates your heart rate and creates a demand for oxygen for a sustained period( at least 20 minutes), is called an aerobic activity. The benefits of aerobics are plenty. Studies have found that it lowers the risk of heart disease, and regulates blood pressure and cholesterol levels. For diabetics, it has an insulin-like effect, and hence keeps a check on blood sugar. Regular aerobics improves your respiratory…

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Easy Aerobic Exercises You Can Perform at Home

The word ‘aerobic’ means ‘with oxygen’. So any physical activity that makes you move your major muscle groups(legs), in a rhythmic, systematic manner, elevates your heart rate and creates a demand for oxygen for a sustained period( at least 20 minutes), is called an aerobic activity. The benefits of aerobics are plenty. Studies have found that it lowers the risk of heart disease, and regulates blood pressure and cholesterol levels. For diabetics, it has an insulin-like effect, and hence keeps a check on blood sugar. Regular aerobics improves your respiratory…

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5 Effective Warm Up Exercises You Should Perform Before Your Workout

We all know that a warm up is an essential and integral component of a workout regime. But how do you know if your warm up is appropriate and when to move on to the next phase of the workout?A warm up serves not one, but many purposes: to elevate your core temperature, to lubricate your joints, to gradually increase the range of motion in your joints in all planes of movement, to increase your heart rate in preparation of the more vigorous activity to follow, to establish the neural…

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