Archive for November 15th, 2012

Top 10 fitness mistakes

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Training mistakes to avoid in your exercise

We all sometimes make mistakes in our fitness training but there are some that you should always try and avoid. Read this list of top ten fitness mistakes to make sure you’re training both properly and safely:

Fitness mistake 1: Not regularly changing your fitness regime

Getting stuck in a training rut is probably the most common training error of all. Yes, 20 minutes on the treadmill and three sets of 10 reps with 5kg weights might be fine when you start out – but if you fail to increase either the length or intensity of the run, and the weight or number of repetitions that you do, the improvements will plateau out. In fact, one study found that in beginners, aerobic fitness began to plateau in as little as three weeks when the training load was not increased. So, to continue making progress in fitness, you have to keep raising the bar every it gets close enough to touch – every six weeks at least, but ideally more often.

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Health tip of the day

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Complex carbohydrates are known to counter PMS symptoms. Include foods like vegetables, whole grain breads and cereals in your daily diet for best benefits.

Screen children too for diabetes

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

If you are under the impression that diabetes is an old man’s disease, you are wrong. More and more children are falling prey to this lifestyle disease and doctors say it is best to screen children too.

The theme of this year’s World Diabetes Day, being observed Wednesday, is: “Protect Our Future”.

“There has been an increase in the number of patients coming to clinics for diabetes screening in the last decade. The number of young people falling prey to the disease is also increasing,” said I.P.S. Kochar, paediatric and adolescent endocrinologist and diabetologist at Fortis Hospital here.

Type I diabetes, which is not lifestyle-induced, is more common among children. Doctors say the issue of concern, however, is the rising cases of Type II diabetes, which occurs due to lifestyle disorders.

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Diabetes? Yoga to the Rescue

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Know more about the important role of yoga practice in fighting a common condition called diabetes.

Diabetes is a name that is no longer foreign. These days, this condition can happen to anybody, irrespective of age, place, or genetic history. Yet, there’s nothing to fret about because the condition can be controlled with a little awareness and care. Good food, regular exercise, and a few minutes of yoga practice everyday – the three golden rules to remember if you are a diabetic.

But how to first find out whether you do have diabetes or not? Simple. Just look out for these common symptoms:

Are you unusually losing weight?

Do you need to pay frequent visits to the bathroom to urinate?

Do you feel hungry or thirsty too often?

If the answer to these is ‘yes’, it is quite likely that you have high blood sugar, either due to low production of insulin in the body, or lack of response from the blood cells to the insulin produced. In either case, it’s always good to consult a doctor at the earliest.

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