physical activity

Insufficient physical activity makes 80% adolescents prone to heart diseases: WHO

The study, based on data from 1.6 million people in 146 countries, says that there is an urgent need to increase physical activity levels and recommends to spend time in active play, recreation and sports, domestic chores, walking and cycling or other types of active transportation. These improve cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness, bone and cardiometabolic health, and positive effects on weight. 

Nov 22, 2019, 16:24 PM IST

Google Fit now track users' sleep patterns: Report

Users can also add and edit their sleep history if companion apps aren't providing a complete picture of the downtime.

Aug 05, 2019, 16:46 PM IST

Active girls have better lung function in adolescence: Study

Strategies for promoting physical activity in childhood could be highly beneficial for the respiratory health of the population.

Jul 31, 2019, 14:51 PM IST

Too much sitting may cause health risks: Scientists

The health risks of prolonged sitting are independent of whether the person participates in recommended physical activity, according to the study.

Sep 03, 2018, 17:43 PM IST

Physical activity at office reduces stress

Greater physical activity at the office can help reduce psychological stress during after work hours, a new study reveals.

Aug 23, 2018, 13:10 PM IST

Simple leg exercises can reduce negative effects on heart and blood vessels

A sedentary lifestyle can cause an impairment of transportation of blood in the body which in turn may increase the risk of diseases in the heart and blood vessels. 

Aug 23, 2018, 11:05 AM IST

Planning to stop your exercise? It could elevate depressive symptoms

There is limited research into what happens with depressive symptoms when exercise is stopped.

Mar 23, 2018, 14:08 PM IST

The fountain of youth? Regular exercise for life can slow down ageing, claims study

The study showed that loss of muscle mass and strength did not occur in those who exercise regularly.

Mar 09, 2018, 15:57 PM IST

Listening to music while working out may help you exercise longer

As per the study, music can have a powerful impact on our mood, signaling the brain to release feel-good and energy-boosting chemicals.

Mar 05, 2018, 11:30 AM IST

Walking the dog may help older adults live longer, suggests study

Clocking 150 minutes of weekly physical activity of any level, even if accumulated in short bouts, might be critical.

Feb 21, 2018, 11:26 AM IST

Exercise may lower Alzheimer's risk

The study suggests that the lower the fitness level, the faster the deterioration of vital nerve fibres in the brain.

Feb 15, 2018, 18:34 PM IST

Daily exercise may boost better lung function among smokers

For the study, published in the journal Thorax, researchers used information collected from a long-standing collaboration between 25 European research centres in 11 countries.

Feb 06, 2018, 19:13 PM IST

Aerobic exercises may boost cognitive skills, delay Alzheimer's

The WHO also suggested older adults perform muscle-strengthening exercises on at least two or more days a week.

Jan 27, 2018, 16:19 PM IST

Proper exercise may reverse damage to ageing heart

In an earlier study, researchers found that the exercise needs to be performed four-to-five times a week.

Jan 08, 2018, 18:50 PM IST

Your desk job may slowly be killing you – Here's what you can do

Continuous movement while sitting may increase metabolic rate more than standing at a desk, suggests a study.

Jan 05, 2018, 10:51 AM IST

Exercising twice a week may improve cognition, memory in elderly

The level of exertion should be enough to work up a bit of a sweat but doesn't need to be so rigorous that you can't hold a conversation. 

Dec 28, 2017, 14:38 PM IST

Moderate exercise and a Mediterranean diet helps reduce fat deposits: Study

The greatest fat deposit decreases were hepatic (minus 29 per cent), visceral (minus 22 per cent) and intra-pericardial (minus 11 per cent).

Dec 18, 2017, 17:24 PM IST

Vigorous exercise could delay Parkinson’s disease

Previously, it was thought high-intensity exercise was too physically stressful for individuals with Parkinson's disease.

Dec 12, 2017, 17:33 PM IST

Depend upon smartphone apps to track physical activity? They may be inaccurate

According to the study, people who use the apps to track their physical activity are probably more active than the apps show.

Dec 07, 2017, 19:28 PM IST

Physical fitness may boost kids' academic performance

The results showed that higher cardiorespiratory fitness was related to greater gray volumes, specifically in frontal regions, subcortical regions, temporal regions and the calcarine cortex region of the brain.

Nov 26, 2017, 19:47 PM IST