Many people who want to lose weight know that going to the gym and following a proper diet will help them reach their goals. Still, they do not do anything due to laziness, work pressure or lack of motivation. Even people who are determined and join a gym, often leave it after a few days citing tiredness, fatigue or distractions. In this mega guide, we give such people an overview of alternate …
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Actor Matthew McConaughey, who lost a lot of weight for his film Dallas Buyers Club, says he is finding it tougher to gain the pounds back. The actor has already gained 45 pounds (20 kg) of the 50 pounds (22 kg) which he lost for the film. But he says it's been trickier to regain the weight. 'I gained 45 (pounds) of them back. The gaining was trickier than the losing,' Hollyscoop quoted …
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A new study has revealed that a protein in the brain helps regulate food intake and body weight. The findings reveal a potential new avenue for the treatment of obesity and may help explain why medications that are prescribed for epilepsy and other conditions that interfere with this protein, such as gabapentin and pregabalin, can cause weight gain. The protein – alpha2/delta-1 – has not …
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Researchers have suggested that a specific gene regulating our body clock could be playing a crucial role in determining how fat we become. Evolution has preserved the ‘neuropeptide Y (NPY) system’, as it is known, in most species. In man, the neurotransmitter NPY communicates with four well-known ‘cell surface receptors’ in the brain (Y1, Y2, Y4 and Y5), which in turn trigger the …
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A sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) tax can help reduce the rise in obesity and type 2 diabetes rates in India, a new study has suggested. Sanjay Basu and colleagues, from Stanford University, USA, estimated that a 20 per cent SSB tax across India could avert 11.2 million cases of overweight/obesity and 400,000 cases of type 2 diabetes between 2014 and 2023, based on the current rate of increases …
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Here comes a good news for people at risk for heart disease - and diabetes. They just need to switch to a Mediterranean diet to prevent diabetes even if they do not lose weight or even do daily exercise, claims a new study. Researchers have found that those following a Mediterranean diet - fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish and fats from either extra-virgin olive oil or nuts - were about 30 …
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Try changing the colour of the plate you eat from to lose weight, a new study says. It helps in cutting the portion size of your diet if you change the colour of your eating plate from white to some brighter shades, reports femalefirst.co.uk. A study published in the Journal of Consumer Research reveals that the more significant the contrast between the colour of the food on the plate and the …
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What is the one solution to all problems? Tea. Long day at work; nothing beats it like a cutting chai on the way back home. Sick day blues; what better than cozying up on the couch with a good book and a steaming cuppa? Stuck at home while it pours cats and dogs outside? Chai and bhajiyas, isn’t it obvious? As Willian Ewart Gladstone succinctly puts it, ‘If you are cold, tea will warm you; …
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Whether you are trying to control alcohol consumption or forcing yourself every morning to jog, apps like iBeer and Zombies Run can motivate you. Here are some fun apps to help you to focus on fitness: Gympact - Most people do not go to the gym because they feel lazy, but what if skipping gym meant losing money! Gympact is an app that allows you to set a goal each week, and if you don't meet …
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Socialite Kim Kardashian is planning to stay healthy and get in better shape in 2014. The Keeping up with the Kardashians star gave birth to her first daughter, North, last June and despite successfully following a strict diet and exercise regime and getting her bikini body back before the end of 2013, she plans to get even fitter this year, reports contactmusic.com. Responding to a fan's …
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Scientists have discovered that exercising could make low-calorie food appear more appetizing. Scans taken after volunteers jogged for an hour showed that the brain’s 'reward centres' lit up when they were shown images of low-fat diet foods. But the same brain regions showed reduced activity when volunteers looked at pictures of calorie-dense fatty food, News.com.au reported. The findings, …
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Finger millet, more commonly known as ragi or nachani, is a cereal widely grown in the African and Asian continents. Native to the Ethiopian highlands, this crop is quite easy to grow at altitudes higher than usual. The state of Karnataka is the highest producer of ragi in India, contributing to 58% of the country’s production. It is one of the few cereals that needn’t be polished making it …
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