Weight loss exercise routine, 5 exercises to shed the flab

The secret to steady weight loss is not necessarily to pound the treadmill or eat nothing. The right way to lose weight is to eat a healthy dietand exercise at least a few times a week. Some exercises have been proven to be more effective as well, such as skipping rope, swimming ,walking and doing squats. Also read: Weight loss tips, stay away from these 5 foods…

Can yoga replace exercise to control diabetes? Not yet

Can people with diabetes replace physical activity with yoga to improve glycaemic (sugar) control and lower heart disease risk? A systematic review of eight international studies involving 842 patients between the ages of 30 and 78 years showed yoga brought short-term improvements in glycaemic control (fasting plasma glucose) but had inconclusive effects on longer-term endpoints, such as HbA1c…

Weight loss diet, whey protein supplements help women get lean muscles

If you are looking for the best weight loss diet that includes supplements, you need not worry about bulking up. According to a study conducted by the Purdue University, whey protein supplements and exercise help women improve body composition and lose weight easily. “There is a public perception that whey protein supplementation will lead to bulkiness in women,…

Right workout gear is as important as finding the right exercise for you

Want to become fit for that trek your friends are planning or to attain a summer body for the beach parties? Invest in the right kind of gear for a more comfortable workout session and keep yourself hydrated, suggest experts. Shivoham, fitness trainer and brand ambassador at Avvatar Whey Protein, and Rahul Vira, chief executive…

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…

Healthy diet, exercise key to keeping your stroke risk low, say experts

Every year, about 5 million people die of stroke, says the World Heart Federation. Some risk factors such as age or having a parent or sibling who had a stroke is not in your control. Stroke is 80% preventable by addressing lifestyle factors such as eating habits and getting regular exercise in your schedule. According…