• Mon, Apr 24, 2017
  • Opt for stairs, not soda, to feel more energised at work

    Updated: Apr, 23, 201707:22 PM

    Researchers have found that 10 minutes of walking up and down stairs at a regular pace is more likely to make you feel energised than ingesting 50 milligrams of caffeine -- about the equivalent to the...
    Opt for stairs, not soda, to feel more energised at work
    We found, in both the caffeine and the placebo conditions, that there was not much change in how they felt, said study co-author Patrick J. O'Connor, Professor at University of Georgia in the US. But with exercise they did feel more energetic and vigorous. It was a temporary feeling, felt immediately after the exercise, but with the 50 milligrams of caffeine, we didn't get as big an effect, O'Connor said.The study, published in the journal Physiology and Behavior, aimed to simulate the hurdles faced in a typical office setting, where workers spend hours sitting and staring at computer screens and do not have time for a longer bout of exercise during the day.For the study, participants on separate days either ingested capsules containing caffeine or a placebo, or spent 10 minutes walking up and down stairs -- about 30 floors total -- at...
  • Air pollution ups risk of chronic sinus problems Air pollution ups risk of chronic sinus problems
    Updated: Apr, 20, 201706:30 PM

    People living in places like New Delhi or Beijing may be at greater risk of developing chronic sinus problems due to high levels of air polution in these cities, say researchers.

  • Get Well Soon: Multiple benefits in breastfeeding babies Get Well Soon: Multiple benefits in breastfeeding babies
    Updated: Apr, 19, 201711:35 AM

    If you have any health queries, mail them to health.dtnext@dt.co.in, and we will get them answered by specialists

  • Every third Indian child suffers from micronutrient deficiency Every third Indian child suffers from micronutrient deficiency
    Updated: Apr, 19, 201711:05 AM

    An independent study has revealed the alarming problem of hidden hunger among children. A child may be eating the best of foods, but can still be malnourished.

  • Consultancy Corner: Insulin sensitivity key to managing fatty liver condition Consultancy Corner: Insulin sensitivity key to managing fatty liver condition
    Updated: Apr, 19, 201711:02 AM

    At least 30% of the Western population is estimated to have Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

  • Fitness Mantra: Common workout myths women need to stop believing Fitness Mantra: Common workout myths women need to stop believing
    Updated: Apr, 18, 201705:30 AM

    In the world of fitness, myths and halftruths abound — and some of them may be keeping you from getting the workout you need. While both men and women fall prey to these myths, the misconceptions...

  • Fitness Mantra: Plank position for beginners Fitness Mantra: Plank position for beginners
    Updated: Apr, 18, 201705:30 AM

    Plank position engages muscles throughout the body. It’s a great exercise, but if you’re a beginner you might need to work up to it.

  • Over-diagnosis behind thyroid cancer in Kerala? Over-diagnosis behind thyroid cancer in Kerala?
    Updated: Apr, 17, 201705:30 AM

    An upsurge of thyroid cancer cases in Kerala is causing angst among doctors.

  • Expressing gratitude may help boost your relationship, health Expressing gratitude may help boost your relationship, health
    Updated: Apr, 16, 201709:57 PM

    Struggling to save your relationship? Try and express gratitude, which may not only boost your relationship, but also enhance your psychological and physical well-being, a study has found.

  • Drinking iced tea linked to cholera risk: Study Drinking iced tea linked to cholera risk: Study
    Updated: Apr, 15, 201701:45 AM

    Drinking iced tea may increase risk of cholera in endemic countries because vibrio cholerae, the bacteria which spreads the disease, might be present in ice as well, suggests new research from...