General Health articles

Indians prefer toned look for a beach holiday

New Delhi, July 7: Almost half of Indians going on a beach holiday start working out to flaunt a toned body while about a quarter postpone their vacations to get in shape, revealed a survey report released Sunday. The ‘2013 Flip Flop Report’ was released by online travel portal after conducting a survey of


Look glamorous even at 50

Los Angeles, July 7: Being 50-year-old doesn’t mean women lose their right to dress up, says British media personality Carol Vorderman adding that fashion has no age limit. In a study conducted by online retailer,, it was discovered that eight out of 10 Britons think that women over 50 should start “dressing her age”


Yoga not just for body, but also brain

Los Angeles, June 6: The enormous benefit that regular practice of yoga yields in increasing the flexibility of the body is well known. Researchers now show that a 20-minute session of yoga significantly boosts brain activity immediately afterwards. A report in Science Daily showed that participants performed significantly better immediately after the yoga practice, than

Ten tips to be happy at work

There are other ways to put smiles on your employees’ faces besides giving them a raise. Trainer Sue Langley says there are many simple and free ways to make workplaces happier and, as a result, more productive. Langley, chief executive of consultancy group Emotional Intelligence Worldwide, is the brains behind Australia’s first government-accredited Diploma of

Movement is the key to a healthy body

YOU’VE read the news about how sitting all day long can impact negatively on your health. According to the Mayo Clinic, sitting for long periods of time is linked with a number of health concerns, including obesity and metabolic syndrome – a cluster of conditions that includes increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body

Adult obesity rates on the rise in Australia

  Adult obesity rates are on the rise and require urgent action from state and federal governments, the COAG Reform Council has warned. Governments are being urged to tackle the growing problem of obesity, as a new report finds increased number of Australian adults suffering from the condition. The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Reform

Delhi to install 120 machines for free dialysis

The Delhi government Monday decided to install 120 dialysis machines in six state-run hospitals to provide free dialysis and allied procedures to the poor and identified categories of patients. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. “The government while fulfilling its earlier assurance to provide free dialysis procedure

Dark choco a day, keeps doctor away

Craving for chocolates, but don’t want to gain those extra pounds? Worry not! Go for a dark chocolate, which contains a good amount of vitamins, minerals, iron, potassium and magnesium. Physicians suggest dark chocolates are good for the heart, and they help reduce cardiovascular ailments as they contain potassium and copper. High in iron content,

Mobile phone calls can cause blood pressure spikes

A study released Wednesday at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hypertension in San Francisco found that talking on a mobile phone causes systolic blood pressure – the higher number in a blood pressure reading and the number doctors pay more attention to as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease – to rise

No supplements for Bipasha’s fitness

Actress Bipasha Basu has flaunted her perfect curves in movies like “Jism”, “Dhoom 2” and “Players” but says she never takes help of supplements to keep herself toned. The 34-year-old follows a strict diet plan. “I love my food and get all the required nutrition from food only, no supplements. I am eating healthier stuff