• Mon, Jul 24, 2017
  • Tai chi may help prevent falls in elderly

    Updated: Jul, 24, 201701:56 PM

    Tai chi is an ancient Chinese practice focused on flexibility and whole body coordination that promotes harmonised motion in space.
    Tai chi may help prevent falls in elderly
    Practising tai chi one to three times per week may help reduce the number of falls in older adults -- a primary cause of traumatic death in the population, a study has showed.The study revealed high-quality evidence that tai chi significantly reduced the rate of falls by 43 per cent compared with other interventions at short-term follow-up (less than 12 months) and by 13 per cent at long-term follow-up (more than 12 months). Regarding injurious falls, there was some evidence that tai chi reduced risk by 50 per cent over the short term and by 28 per cent over the long term.  Tai chi practice may be recommended to prevent falls in at-risk adults and older adults. The findings offer a simple and holistic way to prevent injuries, said Rafael Lomas-Vega, from the University of Jaen in Spain. Tai chi has been previously proved to be an...
  • Now, Japanese matcha is a health choice Now, Japanese matcha is a health choice
    Updated: Jul, 23, 201702:00 PM

    With Indian consumers getting more aware and conscious of healthy eating, consumption of green tea, gluten-free products or super foods has seen a rise. Matcha, a green tea from Japan, is an...

  • Just a minute's running daily may boost bone health Just a minute's running daily may boost bone health
    Updated: Jul, 22, 201701:47 PM

    Want to improve your bone health? Running -- a high-intensity and weight-bearing physical activity -- for just one to two minutes each day may help you, new research shows.

  • Cut smoking, reduce stress to ward off dementia: Lancet Cut smoking, reduce stress to ward off dementia: Lancet
    Updated: Jul, 21, 201711:56 AM

    Managing lifestyle factors such as smoking, hypertension and depression could prevent one-third of the world's dementia cases, a Lancet study has claimed.

  • Binge drinking in adolescence may alter brain, affect memory Binge drinking in adolescence may alter brain, affect memory
    Updated: Jul, 20, 201711:25 AM

    Is your teenaged son a heavy alcohol user? Beware, he may be at risk of developing changes in brain structure and function which may further affect cognitive skills such as memory and attention, a...

  • Avoid offering ready-to-eat food to babies Avoid offering ready-to-eat food to babies
    Updated: Jul, 19, 201709:15 AM

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  • 103 per 1000 persons in Tamil Nadu have chronic diseases: Study 103 per 1000 persons in Tamil Nadu have chronic diseases: Study
    Updated: Jul, 19, 201709:01 AM

    Tamil Nadu has a much higher reporting of chronic ailments compared to the rest of India, found an IIT study released last month. Out of the total population, 103 per 1,000 persons reported chronic...

  • Consultancy corner: Adolescent, a transition phase Consultancy corner: Adolescent, a transition phase
    Updated: Jul, 19, 201708:56 AM

    Adolescence is a period of neither here nor there.

  • Fitness Mantra: Plus-size woman defies stereotypes through yoga Fitness Mantra: Plus-size woman defies stereotypes through yoga
    Updated: Jul, 18, 201706:15 AM

    A plus-sized Indian woman is challenging body stereotypes and defying internet trolls with a series of yoga videos that are proving to be a hit on social media.

  • Arya’s love affair with cycling Arya’s love affair with cycling
    Updated: Jul, 18, 201705:15 AM

    If Arya had to consider an alternative career option, we think he should become a fitness coach. Apart from the fact that the droolworthy actor’s body will be the sole reason for many women and quite...