Health  /  Published 01.07.20

Fun way to train muscles without visiting a gym

Now that stay-at-home restrictions are easing, those of us interested in strong, healthy muscles but wearied by burpees in the living room may want to consider heading to the nearest reopened park or ...
By Gretchen Reynolds 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 26.02.20

Battle of the bulge

I have tried all kinds of exercise to lose weight but to no avail.Maintaining correct weight is important. Excess weight and obesity eventually lead to a plethora of medical problems such as type 2 di...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Health  /  Published 18.01.20

Proof positive

Health and fitness today is a multibillion-dollar industry and it is not surprising that many people want to be part of it. There often seems to be a lot of opinions, myths and contradictions when it ...
By Kaushik Talukdar in

Health  /  Published 18.12.19

Weights to keep fit

The term weight training brings up visions of sweaty young men dedicating hours to replicating a body like that of Arnold Schwarzenegger. But sustained weight and strength training not only has myria...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Health  /  Published 19.11.19

Tremor in hands

Q I am 34 years old. My hands are not steady, particularly when I try to hold or lift something. I am worried that it may be due to a disease like Parkinson’s.All tremors are not due to Parkinson’...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Health  /  Published 19.11.19

Trim soda sales for trimmer waists

In recent years, hospitals and medical centres across the US have stopped selling sugar-sweetened beverages in an effort to reduce obesity and diabetes. Now a new study carried out at the University o...
By Anahad O’Connor/NYTNS in

Health  /  Published 01.10.19

Don’t panic

Once or twice a week, I suddenly can’t breathe. I choke, my heart beats fast and I feel I am going to die. I had extensive heart evaluation but they found nothing wrong. The medicine they gave me fo...
By Dr. Gita Mathai in

India  /  Published 29.08.19

Metro baggage rules

Metro train passengers in the country, excluding Calcutta, can now carry a heavier bag as the weight limit has been increased to 25 kg from 15 kg. According to new rules notified by the Union housing...
By PTI and Our Bureau in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 10.07.19

Dos and don’ts of a cheat meal

You may have cut down your calories drastically yet you still haven't been able to rein in on that recalcitrant flab. It may have reduced a bit, but you can’t go beyond a certain level. Now you are ...
By Sujata Mukherjee in


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