Beetroot juice boosts exercise function in heart patients

A small yet significant study shows that beetroot juice improves exercise function in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients.

Beetroot juice before exercise not as beneficial as previously believed

A new study has revealed that beetroot juice rich in nitrates does not enhance muscle blood flow or vascular dilation during exercise, but it did "de-stiffen" blood vessels under resting conditions, potentially easing the workload of the heart.

7 ways to avoid hypertension

Irengbam Jenny

Hypertension or high blood pressure is a chronic medical condition which increases the risk of developing many health related problems including heart disease, stroke and kidney diseases.

Eczema sufferers have higher risk of obesity, BP

People suffering from the chronic itchy skin disease eczema have higher rates of smoking, drinking and obesity, and are less likely to exercise than adults who do not have the disease, scientists report.

Deaths from lack of exercise double those due to obesity

A new study has demonstrated that lack of exercise is responsible for twice as many deaths as obesity.

Brisk walk a day cuts early death risk

Make sure to go for a brisk walk daily, for a new study says a brisk 20-minute walk each day can add years to your life.

Exercise could buy you extra years of healthy life

 Debunking the common assumption that ageing results in one becoming progressively frail, researchers have found that physical activity could help extend the strength and health of youth.

Exercising during pregnancy lowers high BP risk for kids in later life

Mothers can lower the chances of their offspring developing a high blood pressure problem as adults, by exercising while expecting, claims a new research.

Exercising three hours a week can help reduce arthritis pain

A new study has revealed that arthritis patients can beat their agonizing pain by exercising three hours a week.

Regular exercise may improve lives of people with Parkinson's disease

A new study has explored that exercise may help people with Parkinson's disease to improve their balance, ability to move around and quality of life.

Regular workouts reduce menopause symptoms

 Middle-aged women who exercise regularly report a higher quality of life and reduced symptoms of menopause, according to a new study.

How exercise has 'protective effects' on your body

 Just a session of the right kind of exercise, depending on your age, can have protective effects on the body, says a new research.

Even thinking about exercise makes your muscles stronger

Though exercise lovers would never believe this, according to researchers from Ohio University, just thinking about working out can make your muscles stronger.

Health motivates teenagers to lose weight

Overweight teenagers begin weight-loss exercises not to impress their friends or on parents' advice but for health reasons, finds a study.

20 minutes of weight training reduces belly fat

Just 20 minutes of weight training daily can reduce abdominal fat that a lot of men tend to gain as they age, research has suggested.

Self-reported daily exercise lowers blood sugar level in body

A new study has recently revealed that self-reported daily exercise helps in reducing blood pressure and blood glucose levels.

Keeping fit does help avoid developing hypertension

People who keep fit face lesser chance of developing hypertension, says a new research.

Simple breathing can help you shed extra kilos

To lose extra fat, all you have to do is breathe in and breathe out more during exercise or brisk walking, new research has revealed.

Soon, obesity pill to replace treadmill

If you don't like working out on the treadmill, you will soon be able to say goodbye to it.

Take vitamin C if exercise makes you cough

If you show symptoms of respiratory disorders such as cough or sore throat after a session of vigorous exercise, increasing your vitamin C intake could offer relief, says a study.