Category Archives: Fitness

Yoga reduces falls among the elderly

People who do hatha yoga report improved balance, but only now has yoga’s impact on falls received rigorous study. Now, University of Wisconsin–Madison professor of family medicine Irene Hamrick reports…

Supplementing with Iron

It’s well-known that physical exercise can help reduce the symptoms that people with multiple sclerosis experience, such as fatigue, muscle weakness, and walking issues. A new study, however, has discovered…

Aging study focuses on midlife

MADISON  There are no shortcuts. To get to old age, one has to steer through midlife. Sometimes that path is filled with joys of family, friendships, good health and career…

Narcolepsy Drug Could Help Food Addicts Lose Weight

There are many factors that cause obesity but there is a growing weight of evidence that shows obesity is not just caused by a behavioural disorder, such as a lack of self-control, but that many overweight people are physically addicted to foods rich in fat and sugar.

Are you drinking enough water?

Water for body is one of the facts that almost everyone knows that how important it is for our body. Its benefits can be listed in numbers but it is…

Exercise May Stave Off Cognitive Decline by 10 Years

In a recent population-based observational study, researchers found that getting regular exercise of moderate to high intensity could be protective and help maintain cognitive abilities longer.

Voice-controlled calorie counter

This week, at the International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing in Shanghai, the MIT researchers are presenting a Web-based prototype of their speech-controlled nutrition-logging system.

Exercise During Youth Connected to Lower Risk of Death Later

Women who exercise as youths have less risk of death from cancer and all other causes later in life, according to a new study in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a…

Extreme Exercise Could Lead to Blood Poisoning

A new study reveals that extreme exercise could result in blood poisoning, related to the leakage of intestinal bacteria into the blood stream. The study, led by Dr. Ricardo Costa…

Orange Juice is Good for Brain

Drinking orange juice could help improve brain function in elderly people, according to new research from the University of Reading. The study saw a group of 37 healthy adults (mean…