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Power up your day with breakfast

It isn’t called ‘the most important meal of the day’ for no reason. Beginning your day with a hearty breakfast plays a crucial role in keeping you fit and healthy. The right breakfast fuels your body, provides long-lasting energy and satiety, aides in weight control, and improves performance at work.In fact, ‘breaking the fast’ can be a ‘great nutrition strategy’ ...

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Playing excess video games may increase risk of Alzheimer’s disease

The risk of developing neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease is high when too much time is spent in playing video games.Playing too much video games could lower functional brain activity in the hippocampus that plays a major role in memory formation and spatial navigation, the researchers said.”People who spend a lot of time playing video games may have reduced ...

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Three types of perfectionists and their dark side

A new study says that perfectionists tend to be narcissistic, anti-social and to have an aggressive sense of humour.Also, the type of perfectionist who sets impossibly high standards for others, cares little about social norms and does not readily fit into the bigger social picture. Reminds you of someone?Joachim Stoeber of the University of Kent, England, compared the characteristics of ...

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Using phone on the treadmill not wise

Do you love to text or talk on the the phone while using the treadmill? The findings of a study reveal that using smartphones as you run or walk on the treadmill lowers the intensity of the exercise, resulting in overall less health benefits.Talking or texting while exercising is not a great idea.The findings are important because poor cardiorespiratory fitness ...

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Altitude sickness

Altitude sickness, or “acute mountain sickness”, is a condition caused as a result of the effect of atmospheric changes on the human body when ascending to a very high altitude. The condition is potentially fatal, but fatalities are easily avoidable. Lack of awareness of this condition, resulting in delayed or inadequate treatment, claims the lives of victims every year. The ...

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Cats Eye’s summer wardrobe

This summer, cotton, linen and georgette are in. The Cats Eye’s line for this season features bottoms with floral, zigzag and geometric prints along with bright and light-coloured tops. There is also an attractive range of PK Polo T-shirts. For men, there are both causal and formal outfits. You can check out their summer collection at its showrooms — in ...

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Dental hygiene problems you should avoid

The importance of dental hygiene has been taught to us right from school times. Good dental health not only makes your appearance pleasing but it also affects your overall health. Many people associate poor dental health with tooth loss or cavity problems. Stephen D’souza – Dental Practitioner and Student, Mumbai, says bacteria present in the mouth can lead to serious ...

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Exercise for elderly

According to a new study, modest exercise can reduce the risk of death among the elderly. 5 minutes of physical activity for five days a week would be a suitable first target for the elderly.The findings reveal that 15 minutes of physical activity for five days a week would be a suitable first target for the elderly.”The exercise could include ...

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Keep food safe, hygienic in summer

Take extra care to protect food in summer and keep bacteria at bay with these easy tips- * Maintain hygiene: Wash hands before cooking and after handling raw meat, fish and poultry. Dry hands with a clean towel. Make a habit of wearing an apron in the kitchen. Avoid cooking and touching food items if you have cold, runny nose ...

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Watch 3D films to boost your brain power

Watching 3D movies is beneficial for enhancing and boosting brain power, new research says. According to British researchers, watching 3D films helps improve cognitive abilities. The team led by neuroscientist Patrick Fagan from Goldsmiths University found a 23 percent increase in cognitive processing ability among participants after watching a 3D movie. The subjects’ reaction times were improved by 11 percent ...

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