Archive for April 2nd, 2013

Benefits of cycling as an exercise

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Cycling is one of the best forms of simple, low-cost exercises available out there. Let’s find out more about its advantages and disadvantages.

As a kid, all one ever wants is a cycle! Many even used it to go to the school and the pride of owning a cycle was clear for everyone to see. But things change with time and now most people prefer bikes and cars. But let’s not forget that even today, cycling still continues to be one of the best forms of exercise.

Benefits of cycling as an exercise

Builds strength – Cycling is not just an exercise for the legs. Contrary to general perceptions, cycling helps in building strength in a holistic manner

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Exercises for your mind and body

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

You might exercise, jog, walk or may hit the gym to keep yourself fit. But exercising first thing in the morning will not just help you keep your body fit but also your mind.

Here are few early morning moves which will keep your body and mind active all day long!

Stretching

Stretching is a great way to wake up your muscles first thing in the morning. It loosens your body and increases blood flow to your muscles, getting them ready for an active, productive day. Making stretching a part of your daily routine will help you begin your day on a positive note.

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Eating in front of TV can make you put on weight

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Eating while watching television or working at a desk could lead to excess weight gain, according to a new study, because people are not aware of how much they have eaten.

By contrast, researchers found that remembering previous meals that were delicious and filling can lead to us eating smaller portions and ultimately enjoying trimmer waistlines.

Techniques such as writing down previous meals and using visual reminders of previous meals, such as keeping food wrappers were found to help with awareness of comsumption and lead to a reduction in meal sizes.

Lead researcher Dr Eric Robinson, from the Institute of Psychology, Health and Society based at Liverpool University, said if people recalled their last meal as being filling and satisfying then they ate less during their next meal, the Telegraph reported.

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The myths about autism

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

World Autism Awareness Day is observed on 2nd April.

Aman, a 4 yr old male child usually spins around himself and around the furniture. When on bed he rocks himself to sleep. His interaction with his parents is less for his age. He is unable to follow simple commands at home and at play school. He occasionally gets aggressive with peers and screams without any clear reason. To an outsider, Aman looks like a typical overactive child full of energy.

Simran is 6 years old and is a very quiet child. Her mother says that she is a very shy child and still hides behind her mother if an outsider comes to her house. At school she follows instructions and is doing well. She does not participate in group activity at school and has no friends. During her visit to the doctor she had poor eye contact and demonstrated minimal interaction.

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