Do you find yourself reaching out for junk food too often? Well, there is a scientific reason for the same. Scientists have revealed how magnetic stimulation of a brain area involved in 'executive function' affects cravings and consumption of calorie-dense snack foods. According to the study researchers at University of Waterloo, after stimulation of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC), …
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Soup is a quick, hot meal that offers plenty of health benefits. It is not too time-consuming to make nor does it require an expertise in culinary skills. All you have to do is add vegetables in a pressure cooker and enjoy a hot, delicious soup in minutes. Although soups are healthy, the ones which have too much cream, butter or preservatives should be avoided. Healthiest form of soup Dietician …
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Akshay Kumar is one actor who does not go the gym but is fit as a fiddle even at 47. His secret? A mix of martial arts, parkour, and other outdoor activities coupled with an extremely healthy diet and disciplined life. To take his love for martial arts to another level, the actor sponsors 5,000 kids who partake in a Kudo Championship which is essentially a mix of karate, judo, kick-boxing, Muay …
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Hollywood action legend, the Governator and the world’s most famous ex-bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger was recently in Chennai to watch a bodybuilding show presented at the launch of I. The actor was impressed with the talent and said: ‘It's great to see all this talent. It reminds me of my olden days. It's wonderful that Shankar has given them a chance to star in the movie.’ I, which …
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  Mediterranean diet is a healthy eating plan inspired by typical foods and recipes of the Mediterranean style cooking. It’s one of the most extensively studied diet plan and is known to be heart healthy as it is low in saturated fats and sugar. Perhaps the world’s healthiest diet, this diet features mostly fresh foods that have gone through minimum processing. Nutritionist Priya Kathpal …
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Do you think the smartphone is a source of undue stress? Try this app created by three students at the University of California-Berkeley that claims to make them a source of goodness. The 'Happyness' app is marketed as a tool to help you focus on what truly matters in life. By tracking your moods throughout the day, the app - available now for iOS devices - can help you extract the best parts of …
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Many people think that they need to be flexible to begin doing yoga. That’s like thinking that you will be able to swim without taking swimming classes. Most of us are not born flexible. But it is important to remember that each time you practise yoga poses, your flexibility is only going to increase. Yoga is a wonderful tool to improve joint flexibility. Regular practice of yoga can have …
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Akshay Kumar who is one of the fittest actors in Bollywood recently associated himself with 'Donate Your Calories To Help Nourish Children' campaign. This campaign is by brand Sugar Free, a sugar substitute brand, in partnership with NGO AkshayaPatraFoundation.  Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is also associated with the brand and will create nutritious recipes for people to help save calories. The idea of …
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Swiss balls commonly referred to as stability balls or exercise balls are one of the most versatile pieces of exercise equipment. Fitness balls are ideal for effective total body workouts as it has the ability to aid a person performing stretches, core, upper body and lower body exercises. Using a fitness ball has several advantages like improved flexibility, core stability, balance and …
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When you are eating fewer calories to lose weight, it is important to make sure that those calories are packed with nutrition. This is where chickpea stands out as a weight loss food. A healthy meal plan that helps weight loss is incomplete without chickpeas and their weight loss benefits. Chickpea is a nutrient-dense food providing high amounts of protein, fibre, iron, potassium, zinc, …
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A new study has revealed that weekly texts and email reminders can help improve the diet and health of people, as it would inform them about their calorie intake. Research by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health stated that, the 2,000-calorie benchmark was what the FDA considers a reasonable daily calorie intake for many adults. More importantly, nutrition labels on food products …
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Shirshasana is one of the most commonly practiced asanas and known as the king of all asanas due to its effect on the entire body. It is the first of the 12 basic postures of hatha yoga. Shirsh means head in Sanskrit and hence this pose is better known as the headstand. Benefits: The inverted pose of shirshasana helps in improving blood circulation to the brain and eyes increasing their …
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Toning your thighs is not as difficult as you think. It does not always mean spending hours at the gym working on fitness equipment. Most of these thigh exercises can be performed at home. Fitness expert Marika Johansson lists a few simple exercise that targets the thighs. Squats with or without Swiss Ball:  Toning your thighs can be done by adding squats to  your fitness routine. Squats …
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Weight loss comes down to more than just eating your veggies. Sure salad has nutritious vegetables that help you stay healthy and keep your diet on the right track, but if you are not careful about what dressing you put on the salad, you are undermining your diet. A lot of people do not like the bland taste of vegetables so they add dressing to their salads. While you are on a weight loss plan …
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