Long hours at work, sedentary lifestyles and lack of exercise have led to various health problems. Add to this a host of employees suffering from health problems due to improper ergonomics. Ergonomics consists of one’s work
An estimated 61.3 million people in India suffer from diabetes, Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Friday. According to World Health Organisation (WHO), factors responsible for the increase in non-communicable
Sitting for more than four hours daily makes people vulnerable to diabetes and hypertension, says a new study. Emma George from the University of Western Sydney (UWS) School of Science and Health conducted the study with Gregory
Have you always laughed off your extra girth by saying it’s genetic? Turns out, it’s not just your diet and exercise regime that determines how much you weigh. Genes are also largely to be blamed, claim
Experts suggest that sitting for long periods increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease and death.
Scientists from Leicester and Loughborough universities say harm is done even if people also exercise, the BBC reported
About 80 percent of urban Indian working women in the 25-45 age group are fat because of sedentary lifestyle and changing food habits, a survey by a health organisation has revealed. "Most of the women who were obese said they
There is an alarming increase in obesity and diabetes due to growing prosperity and the changing lifestyle of urban Indians, Ramji Singh, general secretary of the Association of Physiologists and Pharmacologists of India, said on
Urban India is moving towards obesity-related lifestyle diseases like diabetes and hypertension from infectious diseases due to a sedentary life, poor eating habits and lack of physical activity, Apollo Hospitals cardiologist
Senior citizens beware! Being glued to TV for four hours daily could boost the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The study, led by Paul Gardiner from The University of Queensland School of Population Health, was one of the
That nagging pain in your chest might not be something to ignore. It is estimated that almost 6.4 crore Indians will suffer from coronary artery disease by 2015. Angina or 'angina pectoris' (Latin for squeezing of the chest)
Sedentary routine of young officegoers may be doubling their risk of suffering from a dangerous blood clot, according to a new survey.
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), linked to cramped long-haul flights, can affect anyone who sits
One way to achieve fitness is by exercising, but long sedentary periods can also be risky, healthwise, in spite of physical activity. When the muscles are inactive for long periods, the fat metabolism, for example, can change
Sedentary life is not only an invitation to obesity, but is also linked with something much worse - heart diseases and cancers, research said.
Particularly overweight office workers, drivers and call centre staff, who sit for