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History lesson: Couch potatoes have weaker bones

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 22:56

If you want stronger bones, get on with some intense physical activity as a relaxed lifestyle weakens bones, a study finds.

Obese kids likelier to have slower cognitive function

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 00:35

Researchers have found that obese children are slower than healthy-weight children to recognize when they have erred and correct it.

Running too much could shorten your lifespan

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 00:32

Despite running regularly being linked to a host of health benefits, including weight control, stress reduction, better blood pressure and cholesterol, a new study suggests that running may not be all that beneficial.

How good sleep can help chronic pain sufferers

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 14:00

Researchers have suggested that chronic pain sufferers could be kept physically active by improving the quality of their sleep.

Regular physical activity lowers breast cancer risk

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 18:50

A new study has revealed that practicing sport for more than an hour day reduces the risk of contracting breast cancer in women of all ages.

How do people stay slim despite eating `fat` food?

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 15:44

Your closest pal or colleague may eat the same high-calorie food that you gulp down but know how he/she stays slim and trim while you keep on adding extra kilos around your waist?

Remain physically active before heart transplant

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 18:55

Many patients who need heart transplant to survive lose the battle midway as the waiting period for a donor heart often gets prolonged. But those who remain physically active have greater chances of surviving the period, a study said.

Obesity epidemic in Europe fuelled by lack of exercise and high fat diet

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 00:20

Obesity epidemic is slowly taking over the world. The fast paced lifestyle and careless way of living has further pushed up this epidemic. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that lack of physical inactivity and diets high in fats, salts and sugars has led to obesity and overweight is becoming "the new norm" throughout Europe.

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