Women In Sport
The presence of women participating in competitive sports is steadily growing. Women in sport defy gender stereotypes and social norms, make inspiring role models, and show men and women as equals. Some challenges female athletes face: Management: Body image issues often lead to maladaptive eating, excessive exercise and substance use behaviors. In addition there could be anabolic steroid and […]
WHO Recommendation For Artificial Sweeteners
Recently the World Health Organisation (WHO) released a guideline on the use of non sugar sweeteners (NSS), recommending complete avoidance or reducing their use. This was based on the review of studies showing undesirable effects with long-term use of NSS although they showed beneficial effects in short-term studies. The objective is to provide guidance on […]
Exercise More: Sleep Better
Exercise and sleep have a robust relationship. Exercise improves sleep, while better sleep makes it easier to stick with an exercise program. If you don’t get the proper amount of sleep, how are you supposed to find the time, energy, and motivation to exercise? The solution is to use one to fix the other. Ideally, […]
Does the Ketogenic Diet affect Thyroid function?
The ketogenic diet has been used popularly for weight loss. Although fat burning is the main effect, it also provides multiple health benefits like lowering inflammation, improving immunity, insulin resistance and energy levels to name a few. That a ketogenic diet is bad for thyroid health is not supported by research. There is some evidence […]
Strength training To Combat Migraine
Introduction Symptoms Diagnosis and Treatment How can exercise help? Training recommendations Modifications may be needed during a migraine episode. It is preferable to keep the intensity light and exercise in open spaces. If the attack is severe, exercise can be kept on hold until advised further. References Dr. Bhakti Salgaonkar Neuro Rehab Physiotherapist, Mind Your […]
Erythritol and High Fat Diets : Do they “cause” heart disease ?
Two articles were reported by the media recently that received much attention regarding their causal association with heart disease. When studies like these are reported, media thrives on it. Such reporting in the name of public health awareness creates a sense of panic. Even those who are experiencing positive changes in their body fat, blood […]
Anger is a normal emotion which gives rise to a sense of antagonism towards someone when you feel they are trying to do you wrong. Very often anger is an automatic response to either physical or emotional pain; for example, you could get angry if don’t feel well, feel rejected, experience betrayal, feel threatened or when an underlying need […]
Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction
Pelvic pain during pregnancy is also referred to as Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) or pelvic girdle pain. The pelvic girdle consists of two hip bones which come together and form a joint called as pubis symphysis. SPD can cause pain and discomfort in the pelvic region. It is mostly common during pregnancy but can also […]
Intra Training Hydration Guidelines
Prolong exercise leads to a lot of sweating, you need to drink fluid during exercise to replace the fluids you lose when you sweat. That way, you’ll reduce the risk of heat stress, maintain normal body function, and maintain performance levels. The general rule is: if you’re sweating, you need to be drinking fluids. Water […]
World Arthritis Day
When we talk about arthritis, we generally mean the most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis. It’s a condition that involves the wearing away of cartilage that protects our bones where they meet our joints; it causes pain, swelling, and stiffness. Rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease in which the synovial membrane that protects and lubricates joints […]
Chronic Exercise Deficiency: Risk for Heart Failure?
Heart failure (HF) known as congestive heart failure occurs when the heart muscle does not pump blood as well as it should. When this happens, blood often backs up and fluid can build up in the lungs, causing shortness of breath. The burden of HF in India appears high, and estimates of prevalence range from […]