North East  /  Published 07.04.20

Fitness mantra during lockdown ennui

Health is wealth and no one knows it better than Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga who on Sunday appealed to people to exercise in order to stay fit and make use of the lockdown period. While the nat...
By Henry L. Khojol in Aizawl

Health  /  Published 01.10.19

Any time is workout time

Fitness enthusiasts I come across often ask what the best time to work out is. They are also eager to know whether it’s better to schedule an exercise session before breakfast or an hour after the m...
By Sujata Mukherjee in

Health  /  Published 21.09.19

Being fit and active is a necessity

If four things are followed — having a great aim, acquiring knowledge, hard work and perseverance — then anything can be achieved.— A.P.J. Abdul KalamSurvival is of the fittest. Being fit and ac...
By Anwar Wahhab in

Health  /  Published 30.04.20

Tips to boost your immunity

On the whole our immune system does a great job of defending us against disease-causing microorganisms but sometimes it fails and we get sick when a germ invades successfully. With the ongoing pandemi...
By Smita Tripathi in

Health  /  Published 27.11.18

Paan caution to diabetes patients

A panel of physicians has recommended that persons with diabetes should be screened and advised against betel quid chewing, saying the habit long recognised as a risk factor for multiple cancers also ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 27.02.20

How much is too much?

Exercising is a healthy practice that releases endorphins, or happy hormones, leading to improvements in our body type, the way we look, and our psychological well-being. However, when we exercise mor...
By Prosenjit Biswas in

Health  /  Published 03.03.20

To stay in shape, exercise and lift weights

To stave off obesity, we might want to both stride and lift, according to an important, large-scale new study of how different types of exercise affect the incidence of obesity. The study, which invol...
By New York Times News Service in

Health  /  Published 01.05.19

Lessons from an akhara

He suffered from acute asthma till the age of 10. Playing with friends was a luxury; most days he couldn’t even make it to school. He remained cloistered at home, with a cylinder of oxygen ready at ...
By Sujata Mukherjee in

Opinion  /  Published 18.04.19

Dietary supplements may be useless – or worse

Sir — Leading a healthy life is important. But popping vitamin pills incessantly will not help. Researchers at the Tufts University have revealed that taking dietary supplements does not ensure a lo...
By The Telegraph in

Health  /  Published 07.03.19

Military stress

Military personnel (like Abhinandan Varthaman) are subjected to severe stress when they go on missions, especially if there is an adverse result. All over the world, many soldiers return with psycholo...
By Dr Gita Mathai in


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