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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

Yoga doesn't belong to any religion, it is part of physical fitness: UP Dy CM Dinesh Sharma

With Yogi Adityanath-led government planning to make yoga compulsory in the educational institutions in Uttar Pradesh, Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma on Friday said that people should not try to draw parallel between yoga and religion, adding it doesn`t belong to any particular community but is a part of physical fitness.

Apr 07, 2017, 17:13 PM IST

Pokemon Go fails to boost physical activity levels; study terms benefits as 'short-lived'!

The game, which has been downloaded over 500 million times since its launch in July 2016, has just made its foray into India.

Dec 14, 2016, 20:47 PM IST

Work burdening you with stress? Staying fit can help you deal!

The findings showed that a high fitness level offers particularly effective protection for professionals who experience a high degree of stress in the workplace — known as psychosocial stress.

Nov 03, 2016, 20:40 PM IST

'2 out of 5 Indian kids don't have healthy body mass index'

The study highlights how Indian schools are lagging in adequate playtime and fitness regime.

Nov 26, 2015, 10:21 AM IST

Do workouts to keep your brain young

The secret to a younger brain may lie in exercising your body, according to recent research.

Oct 24, 2015, 09:15 AM IST

Fitness or weight loss: Which is better?

If there's one thing that everyone thinks about practically everyday, it's about how they can shed those extra kilos or lose that ever-persistent belly fat.

Sep 14, 2015, 18:37 PM IST

Is your expensive activity tracker fully reliable?

Your activity tracker may provide you a good overall estimate of calories burned, but it is less accurate when measuring certain activities such as strength training.

Aug 21, 2015, 13:49 PM IST

Physical fitness enhances math skills in kids

If you want your kids to shine in Maths, allow them play time as researchers have found that fitness enhances math skills by aiding the development of brain structures that contribute to mathematics achievement.

Aug 13, 2015, 13:21 PM IST

Exercise helps people overpower depression

Exercise has a positive effect on depression, a dissertation from Sweden's Sahlgrenska Academy has revealed.

Jun 14, 2015, 13:55 PM IST

Add 'aerobic exercise' in your routine to curb asthma severity

A new study has revealed that aerobic exercise helps in curbing asthma severity and ultimately improves quality of life.

Jun 11, 2015, 20:52 PM IST

Encourage your spouse to stay fit by hitting the gym yourself

 A new study has revealed that your spouse is likelier to increase exercise levels if you do.

Mar 15, 2015, 12:06 PM IST

How gender biases in media impact female athletes

 A new study has revealed that American female athletes still need to face the gender biasness as men still manages to gain all the attention in this sport in US.

Nov 21, 2014, 13:25 PM IST

Fitness sector witnesses growth in Manipur

The trend of working out in gyms is fast catching up with the people of Manipur. As people increasingly become aware of the need to lead a healthy life, large number of gyms are opening up across the state.

Nov 01, 2014, 11:15 AM IST

Physical fitness reduces effects of sedentary behavior

A new study has revealed that physical fitness may buffer some of the adverse health effects of too much sitting.

Jul 16, 2014, 21:27 PM IST

Physical fitness can help perk up academic performances

Researchers have suggested that physical fitness may play an important key role in improving brain health and academic performance of youngsters.

Jun 20, 2014, 16:47 PM IST

Self-rated physical fitness in midlife may reveal individuals` risk of dementia

A new collaborative study from Finland has found that a simple question about self-rated physical fitness in midlife may reveal individuals who are at an increased risk of developing dementia.

Feb 27, 2014, 15:12 PM IST

Physical fitness may be tied to slower memory decline

Being in good physical shape may help preserve people`s thinking and memory skills, suggests a new study.

Nov 22, 2013, 09:21 AM IST

Aerobic exercise boosts memory, brain function

Aerobic exercise can help healthy ageing adults improve their memory, brain health and physical fitness, a new study has found.

Nov 13, 2013, 14:46 PM IST

Aerobic exercise boosts memory in kids

A new study has revealed that physical fitness can boost learning and memory in 9-10-year-old kids, particularly when initial learning on a task is more challenging.

Sep 12, 2013, 14:56 PM IST