Archive for June 21st, 2013

Yoga Q&A: Practice yoga 40 days post c-section

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Vipul Ijari, Director of Supreme Yoga, specializes in yoga education, philosophy and psychology.

Having mastered the therapeutic values of yoga at The Yoga Institute, he helps people manage weight loss issues, cardiovascular problems, respiratory, orthopaedic, gastrointestinal and diabetic disorders with yoga. He is also adept at handling stress with yoga.

Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page .

Dear Sir,

I am doing Anulom Vilom for 20 mins for the last one year.i also do some kapal bhanti for 5 mins.i am still not getting much benefit.Can Yoga cure Piles?


S K Sinha

Mr. S K Sinha,

It is difficult to suggest a yoga exercise plan , without knowing your routines, diet, lifestyle strengths and weakness.


Childhood obesity ‘a ticking time bomb’

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Tell-tale sign of cholesterol has been seen in kids as young as three to five, a new study has claimed.

According to experts, childhood obesity builds a ticking time bomb of sickness in later life – and action to avert ill health should start before the kids attain school going age, the Daily Express reported.

Researchers at St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Canada, studied the association between diet and non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels in 1,076 pre-school children.

The study has been published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Source: ANI
Image: Getty images

Ways to boost your self-esteem revealed

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Two Huffington Post contributors have brought out 11 ways in which people can boost their self confidence in one hour or less.

Firstly, people should sit up straight, as research has suggested that people having good posture have more confidence in their thoughts.

Secondly, people should wear a good perfume, as a study has found that women felt more confident in social, business and romantic situations when they wore a perfume, the Huffington Post reported.

Thirdly, people should carry good luck charms, as a study has shown that embracing superstitions and carrying good luck charms can help people perform tasks better.

Fourthly, people should nod their head while listening to someone, as research has shown that your belief in what you’re thinking is heightened.


Losing weight boosts memory in older women

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Weight loss could result in improved memory in older, overweight women, a new small study has suggested.

Additionally, the study also showed that the women’s brain activity actually changes in the regions of the brain vital for memory tasks after weight loss, the Huffington Post reported.

Lead author Andreas Pettersson, M.D., a Ph.D. student at Umea University in Sweden, said in a statement that their findings suggest that obesity-associated impairments in memory function are reversible, adding incentive for weight loss.

The researchers studied 20 overweight, post-menopausal women with an average age of 61, and randomly assigned them to one of two healthy diets for six months.

They measured their body mass index (BMI) before and after the diet, and tested their episodic memory by making them remember unknown pairs of faces and names, then recall which letter each person’s name began with.


Vegans are not prone to fragile bones: Dr. Niraj Vora

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Dr Niraj L Vora, a Bombay University Gold Medallist (in MS Orthopaedics), is an experienced Joint Replacement and Trauma Surgeon practising in Bombay.

Dr Vora has trained extensively in the UK, where he spent 15 years prior to his return to India in 2008. While in the UK, Dr Vora was also involved in the teaching and training of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

On his return, he joined the KDA Hospital in Bombay, where he set up the hip and knee replacement department and, in a short span of 3 years, carried out over 1000 joint replacement surgeries. This is in addition to the 2000 plus surgeries done while in the UK. (

Dr Niraj L Vora, answered Sify readers’ queries related to the above in an exclusive
chat. Read the transcript below.


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