The hectic holiday guide to keeping your health goals through the silly season

Fitting fitness in is difficult at any time of the year. I’m a personal trainer, I teach group fitness classes, and I love working out. But still, I literally have to add my fitness plans to my weekly calendar, make certain that someone is around to watch the kids, and be ready to adjust if a work emergency pops up (and let’s be honest: those emergencies seem to manifest once a day). Add in holiday parties, end-of-year work deadlines, family visits, and travel, and it feels nearly impossible to make…

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Message on dangers of smoking not getting through: Cardiologist

The message about the dangers of smoking and its correlation with heart attacks is not getting through to the public strongly enough, a leading cardiologist has warned and added that younger smokers are at the greatest risk. While the government can resort to punitive methods or declare substances as illicit, the best strategy is to improve our health education, recommends Dr (Col) Anil Dhall, Director of Cardiovascular Sciences at Venkateshwar Hospital here. Awareness of the risks of smoking is undoubtedly an important public health message, because it potentially allows targeted…

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Message on Dangers of Smoking Not Getting Through: Cardiologist

The message about the dangers of smoking and its correlation with heart attacks is not getting through to the public strongly enough, a leading cardiologist has warned and added that younger smokers are at the greatest risk.While the government can resort to punitive methods or declare substances as illicit, the best strategy is to improve our health education, recommends Dr (Col) Anil Dhall, Director of Cardiovascular Sciences at Venkateshwar Hospital here. Awareness of the risks of smoking is undoubtedly an important public health message, because it potentially allows targeted intervention…

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Are you eating right? Find out through this guide

1 Smile. Be thankful and enjoy every meal that you eat. 2 Never skip breakfast. The most important meal of the day, activates brain cells and gives the much-needed energy to carry out daily tasks. Traditional parappu sadam (dal rice) with the right proportion of salt is extremely healthy besides the usual bread, dosa, idli, eggs, etc. Start the meal with a fruit because an empty stomach digests the fruit better than having it after a meal as the fruit becomes acidic. 3 Always eat when you are hungry. Never…

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Strategies for Getting Through the Holidays Without Weight Gain

Five years ago, I was working with a longtime client who was making phenomenal progress improving his health. At the end of a session in late October, as I was confirming our appointment for the following week, he said in a calm, matter-of-fact tone: “You know, the holidays are starting. Life is always crazy this time of year. I’m sure I will gain 10 pounds, so let’s meet in January to get back on the wagon. Sound like a plan?” What? No! That doesn’t sound like a plan. The holiday…

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Prostate cancer spread can be predicted through tumour cells in blood samples

Prostate cancer spread can be predicted through tumour cells in blood samples (Shutterstock Images) A new study says that researchers have found a group of circulating tumour cells in prostate cancer patient blood samples which are linked to the spread of the disease. This is the first time these cell types have been shown to be a promising marker for prostate cancer spread. In a study, presented at the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference in Liverpool, of around 80 samples from men with prostate cancer, scientists at the…

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