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Kids watching TV for more than 2 hours at greater risk of blood pressure

A new study has demonstrated that children are likelier to have a higher risk of high blood pressure if they watch more than 2 hours of TV a day.

Follow these 9-steps to ensure a healthier heart

 Scientist at the Vanderbilt University has compiled a list, the acts on which if followed can ensure a healthier heart.

Type 2 diabetes drug may protect against low blood sugar

A group of drugs called DPP-4 used for treating type 2 diabetes are also found to be effective against low blood sugar levels by stimulating insulin production in the body, new research shows.

Exercise lessens heart problems in the elderly

Every minute of physical activity contributes to reducing risk of heart attack and coronary death in older adults with limited mobility, says a study.

Smartphone health apps quite accurate: Study

You can trust your smartphone app to track your physical activity, says a new study.

Apps as good as wearable devices to track physical activity
Apps as good as wearable devices to track physical activity

Smartphone apps can track an individual's physical activity just as accurately as wearable devices, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found.

Blame big box retailers and restaurants for obesity epidemic

A new study has claimed that it's the big-box retailers like Costco, Sam's Club, BJ's Wholesale and Walmart, and fast-food restaurants, which are responsible for rise in obesity amongst people.

Online dieters who make more 'connections' lose more weight

A new study has recently revealed that people who make more connections while using an online weight management program lose around more than 8 percent of their body weight in six months.

Avoid excess alcohol, heavy workout during winter

 Following the drop in temperature during winter, health experts have urged people to avoid excess alcohol intake and heavy physical activity to keep the body warm, as it can lead to heart attack.

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.

Latest wearable tracking devices alone can't change health behaviour

A new research has suggested that the latest wearable tracking devices alone can't change behaviour and improve health for those that need it most.

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.

Staying couch bound for 5 continuous days can harm your health

Being couch bound and inactive for five days in a row can be harmful for your health, claims a new study.

Reducing physical activity hampers vascular function

A new research shows that reducing daily physical activity for even a few days leads to decrease in the functioning of inner lining of blood vessels in legs of young people.

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.

Less exercise led to fragile bones

Lack of physical activity has resulted in fragile bones among modern races compared to early human species, researchers have found.

'Laziness' has made modern humans' bones brittle

 A new study has revealed that the shift to farming and more sedentary lifestyles over the time has resulted in modern humans having more fragile bones.

Occupational sitting among women linked to obesity

Occupational sitting is associated with an increased likelihood of obesity among black women, independent of occupational and leisure time physical activity, according to a new study.

Lesser the physical activity, poorer the academic performance in kids

 In a new study scientists have claimed that decreased physical activity during childhood lead to poor academic performance.