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: Gender Equality: The media, for example, present sports as if there are masculine (e.g., football and ice hockey) and feminine (e.g., gymnastics and figure […]

Yoga & Pregnancy

Pregnant woman performing yoga pose on mat, promoting healthy exercise and relaxation for both mother and baby.

Why you should practise yoga during pregnancy?  Yoga is union of Mind & Body. During pregnancy mother & baby lives and breathes together. By the practice of asana (poses), pranayama (breathing techniques), affirmation, meditation helps you to connect with your baby through your mind, body and breath. It can help to enhance your awareness of […]

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 […]

Insulin Response and The Food Insulin Index

With respect to the development of obesity and type-2 diabetes (T2DM), it is important to consider individual effects of different nutrients on insulin secretion and examine the interplay between glucose metabolism and that of the two other primary nutrients such as proteins and fats. It is this mixed nutrient sensing that generates the signalling for […]

National Nutrition Week

In India, the National Nutrition Week is observed every year from September 1 to September 7. The day was launched by Ministry of Women and Child Development’s Food and Nutrition Board in 1982 to raise awareness on the importance of nutrition for human body. The need for spreading awareness of nutrition arose because a large […]

Guidelines for Exercise in Hypertensive Patients

Exercise has beneficial effects on blood pressure. The exercise prescription for extremely overweight/hypertensive patients is best formulated by an exercise specialist who is qualified to manage this population. Normal blood pressure (BP) is 120/80 mm Hg. High blood pressure is defined by a level greater than 130/80 mm Hg or 140/90 mm Hg in some […]

Stress Eating

Stress Eating

‘Stress eating’ is a phrase with a lot of truth behind it. The effects of sugary ‘comfort foods’, and stress and the hormones released by it, cause people to overeat. Roughly 1 in every 4 people have rated his/her level of stress as at least 8, on a scale of 10, according to a survey […]

Nutritional Management for Kidney Stone

World Kidney Day

Kidney stone disease (nephrolithiasis) is extremely common, causing substantial pain and a large economic cost. It can cause post-renal acute kidney injury (AKI) via obstruction of urinary outflow, often associated with rapid deterioration in kidney function. Dietary risk factors  Several dietary factors can increase risk of the stone formation, eg sodium, purines, alcohol, calcium.  These […]