You are here

Secret to a long life? Eating cake and sweets like Masazo Nonaka, world’s oldest living man

Masazo Nonaka has enjoyed soaking in northern Japan’s hot springs for many years — probably longer than most people. The supercentenarian, whose family has run a hot springs inn for four generations, was certified Tuesday as the world’s oldest living man, at age 112 years, 259 days. Nonaka received the certificate from Guinness World Records in a ceremony at his home in Ashoro, on Japan’s northern main island of Hokkaido, and celebrated the recognition with a big cake. Born on July 25, 1905, Nonaka grew up in a large family…

Read More

Apply These 5 Secret Techniques to be More Productive in your Business

We all want to be more productive at work. Want being the key word. We all want to. It’s just that some days are much harder than others. But there are some things you can do to be increase your productivity at work – starting right now. How to Be More Productive at Work Whether you’re part of a team, or managing it, here are five research-backed secrets on how to increase your productivity. 1. Add an MVP to Your Team If you’re an NBA fan and the letters MVP are mentioned, you probably think of names like LeBron James and Stephen…

Read More

The secret to male birth control may lie in this poisonous herb extract

A plant extract, traditionally used by African warriors as a heart-stopping poison on their arrows, may be used to develop birth control pill for men, a study in mice suggests. Women have many options for oral contraceptives that are safe, effective and reversible, but despite decades of research, men have none. Two types of African plants make the poisonous compound called ouabain. Mammals also produce it in their bodies, though at lower levels that are thought to help control blood pressure; doctors sometimes prescribe small doses of the compound to…

Read More

The Secret to Sticking to a Healthy Diet Couldn’t Be Simpler

Think of it as the “carrot” approach to a healthy diet, as opposed to the “stick” approach—as long as you like carrots. New research in the journal Psychology & Marketing finds that people who focus on eating healthy foods they actually like (mmm avocados and poke bowls!) are more successful at revamping their eating patterns than people who fixate on the misery of avoiding unhealthy dishes they adore (cue bacon cravings and rocky road daydreams). “Focusing on what you can have, and can do, and should have more of is a better strategy,” says co-author Kelly Haws, PhD,…

Read More

Malaika Arora Khan and the fitness secret she swears by

Actress Malaika Arora Khanundeniably has one of the fittest bodies in the industry. While most people in the industry will credit their genes, her curvaceous frame is the result of her hard work and dedication. “My fitness regime is my way of life,” she adds. In a candid chat with TOI Health, she spoke about why she turned to Pilates and what keeps her fit. What made you turn to Pilates? It’s my way of life. It looks easier, but it requires sincerity, concentration and dedication to follow the routine…

Read More

Water might be the new secret to weight loss

Water can be the potential secret weapon in the fight against the ever-burgeoning waistline, finds a study. According to researchers, drinking water which contains no carbohydrates, fat or protein — key factors for obesity — may help avoid overeating and thus lead to a healthier weight. “Staying hydrated is good for you no matter what, and our study suggests it may also be linked to maintaining a healthy weight,” said lead author Tammy Chang, Assistant Professor at University of Michigan, in the US. “Our findings suggest that hydration may deserve…

Read More