• Fri, Jun 22, 2018
  • How to buy the right yoga mat?

    Updated: Jun, 21, 201808:03 PM

    Just like buying the right pair of running shoes is important to avoid injuries, its equally important to identify the right mat to suit your workout style.
    How to buy the right yoga mat?
    Krishna Chandak, co-founder of TEGO and Anushka Parwani, Celebrity Trainer and Founder of Anshuka Yoga Classes and Yogalates, share some points to look out for before choosing a mat.Identify a mat that suits your body size, ensure you check for length and width. A mat too thick could make you unstable, making it difficult to hold a pose, while a mat too thin can be an issue if you have a high concern for knees or elbow joint pain. Thicker mats tend to be heavier and can affect portability. Thickness is important because the yoga mat has a lot to do with the comfort. If it is too thin then your knees get banged to the ground and it will hurt your knees but also if it is too thick then it is very hard to find that grounding from the ground level. The one advantage that thin mats have over thicker mats is that they are extremely portable...
  • How your toothpaste can contribute to antibiotic resistance How your toothpaste can contribute to antibiotic resistance
    Updated: Jun, 21, 201812:53 PM

    A common ingredient found in toothpaste and hand wash may contribute to antibiotic resistance in body, warns a new study.

  • How psychological stress affects vision How psychological stress affects vision
    Updated: Jun, 20, 201802:47 PM

    Persistent psychological stress which is widely recognised as a consequence of vision loss is also a major contributor to its development and progression, a new study has warned.

  • These new centres give fitness a leg-up These new centres give fitness a leg-up
    Updated: Jun, 19, 201807:00 AM

    Two venues that encourage alternative workouts such as trampolining and rock climbing have opened in the city

  • Do not ignore if you cannot control your urinary bladder, stress doctors Do not ignore if you cannot control your urinary bladder, stress doctors
    Updated: Jun, 19, 201806:45 AM

    The lack of awareness, not knowing whom to go to and the fear that something drastic will be done to treat the problem, are a few reasons why many tend to refrain from visiting a doctor when suffering...

  • Consultancy Corner: ‘Meditation and relaxation can reduce asthma attacks’ Consultancy Corner: ‘Meditation and relaxation can reduce asthma attacks’
    Updated: Jun, 19, 201806:15 AM

    Asthma is generally triggered due to allergens in the environment, physical exertion, infections or due to changes in weather, temperature, or mental stress.

  • Get well soon: E-cigarettes are equally harmful to you Get well soon: E-cigarettes are equally harmful to you
    Updated: Jun, 19, 201806:00 AM

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

  • How gut bacteria leads to depression, anxiety How gut bacteria leads to depression, anxiety
    Updated: Jun, 18, 201804:44 PM

    Gut bacteria plays a key role in infusing negative feelings in the brains of obese people, causing depression and anxiety, researchers say.

  • High Vitamin D linked with strong muscles in girls High Vitamin D linked with strong muscles in girls
    Updated: Jun, 17, 201804:44 PM

    Girls with high levels of vitamin D levels are likely to have strong muscle strength than their counterparts with low levels of the sunshine vitamin, which may prevent osteoporosis, finds a study.

  • Childhood stress makes your brain mature faster: Study Childhood stress makes your brain mature faster: Study
    Updated: Jun, 16, 201802:20 PM

    Stress in early childhood due to negative experiences such as illness or divorce of parents may lead to faster maturation of certain brain regions during adolescence, a new study suggests.