Weight training and PCOD

Hyperandrogenism (increased testosterone) enhances muscle strength after progressive resistance training in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Studies show progressive resistance training (3/week for 16 weeks consistently) produced an increase in maximum strength. Conversely, concentration of testosterone decreased. Thus weight training promoted increases in muscle strength in those with PCOS and improved hyperandrogenism and body composition…

Keto Crackers

#RecipeOfTheWeek: We love our crackers and here’s the guilt free option… Ingredients: 6 servings • ¼ cups almond flour • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper • ½ teaspoon salt • ½ teaspoon baking powder • ¼ teaspoon dried basil • Pinch of cayenne pepper • 1 clove garlic, pressed • 2 tablespoons basil pesto •…

STRAIN OR SPRAIN? Hard to tell…..

You have just sustained an injury while playing and you have swelling and pain in your foot. But you are not sure whether it’s a sprain or strain as you can’t quite identify the difference between the two. Don’t worry you’re not alone! Strains & sprains, are two very common sports injuries related to the…

Keeping Your Feet in Shape When You Cycle

In India,increasing number of people, are participating in the Cycling sport making it a popular recreational and competitive sport. India is pedalling its way to the cycling culture! People are taking up cycling as part of their daily fitness routine while some to find adventure and fun. It’s important to keep your feet, ankles, and…

Men and Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is often considered a disease of women, but it actually has a major impact on men too. After the age of 70 years, both seem to be at equal risk. All men 85 years and older should be screened for osteoporosis, and men as young as 65 years should be tested if they have…

When Do You Worry About Your Children’s Foot Condition?

Children’s FEET are the FOUNDATION of their body and when this FOUNDATION is solid and healthy………. Mountains can be conquered Hurdles can be overcome Mental toughness can be achieved Physicalwell-being is enhanced Parents are the major curators of this FOUNDATION by inculcating in their young minds,sense of values, discipline and dedication. Education is considered a…

Sitting and its effects on Brain Health!

Prolonged periods of sitting in middle age is tied to brain atrophy, new research shows. Sedentary behavior is a significant predictor of cognitive decline and merely exercising even at high intensitiy, does not offset the harmful effects of sitting for extended periods. The atrophy associated with cognitive decline are thought to begin in the medial…

Why Do My Heels Hurt in the Morning?

  The alarm buzzes. It’s time to wake up, you have a busy day ahead, make breakfast, pack off the children to school and go to the office yourself but you dread those first few steps in the morning!  It’s hard enough to drag yourself out of bed in the morning even when your feet…

Risks that Diabetics maybe faced with during fasting

        Major risks associated with fasting in patients with diabetes: Hypoglycemia Hyperglycemia Diabetic ketoacidosis Dehydration and thrombosis All patients with diabetes (especially those with type 1 diabetes) who wish to fast during Ramadan should prepare by undergoing a medical assessment and engaging in a structured education program to undertake the fast as…

The Truth about E Cigarettes

  The adverse effects of conventional cigarettes are well known, but little is known about electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) that are getting popular among smokers who have tried to quit numerous other ways. Early opinions about e-cigarettes were negative, because they contain nicotine as well cancer-causing chemicals in the aerosol emitted.  However e-cigarettes are now marketed…