Health  /  Published 22.06.22

No, that child is not cute

India has progressed from being a country with frequent famines and malnourished children to a superpower with 14.5 million unhealthy and obese children. About 35-40 per cent of children studying in p...
By Dr Gita Mathai

Opinion  /  Published 12.05.22

Thinning India

India is getting fatter. According to the National Family Health Survey 2019-20, the percentage of obese women increased to 24% from 20.6% in 2015-16, while the percentage for obese men rose to 22.9% ...
By Punarjit Roychowdhury

Health  /  Published 02.02.22

Just Stretch - Daily Workout for Your Brain

Heard about brain gym? The concept that compares brain function with that of muscles. Just as regular systematic exercise and supervised training can lead to six packs and a sound physique, keeping on...
By Dr Debanjan Banerjee

Health  /  Published 04.11.21

Obesity and Covid

Comorbidity was a rarely known term, but it has become a buzzword thanks to Covid. Did you know that obesity is a comorbidity? Yes, you heard right. Obesity not only increases your chance of infection...
By Mayukh Banerjee

Health  /  Published 27.10.21

Weight Watchers’ Guide

An interesting new review of the relationships between fitness, weight, heart health and longevity, which analysed the results of hundreds of previous studies of weight loss and workouts in men and wo...
By Gretchen Reynolds


Health  /  Published 02.09.21

In your footsteps

I often ask myself this question – is obesity in children the new normal? Both as a parent and fitness consultant, I feel this issue needs urgent addressing. Much thought is going into the re-op...
By Mayukh Banerjee

Opinion  /  Published 16.07.21

Covid: Go to war armed with data

The death toll in the second wave of the Covid crisis in India has garnered international attention because of its sheer number. In spite of the paucity of Covid-19-related data in India, even a curso...
By Sabir Ahamed

Health  /  Published 24.03.21

Heavy weight lessons from the Amazon

When children gain excess weight, the culprit is more likely to be eating too much than moving too little, according to a new study of children in Ecuador. The study compared the lifestyles, diets and...
By Gretchen Reynolds

Health  /  Published 06.01.21

Are you snacking because of stress?

Not long ago, Stephen Loy had a lot of healthy habits. He exercised four times a week, cooked nutritious dinners for his family and snacked on healthy food such as hummus and bell peppers. But all th...
By Anahad O’Connor

World  /  Published 28.07.20

Boris urges Britons to ‘lose a little weight’

Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged Britain to lose “a little bit of weight” on Monday, using his own struggle with his weight before he contracted the novel coronavirus to encourage people...
By Reuters in London


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