If you think taking bigger leaps of 2-3 steps at a time makes you exert more energy and hence would make you lose weight faster, think again. A new study suggests that the more effective way to lose weight is in fact by ascending one step at a time. Even though more energy is spent while taking multiple leaps initially, taking one step at a time burns more calories over time, the research suggests.
Now that the festive season is here, everybody wants to look their best and shed off those unwanted extra pounds at the earliest. While crash dieting and similar options are always available, there is nothing more effective than moving your body to some good beats. A new research suggests that aerobic training is the best mode of exercise for burning fat. The study by Duke researchers compared aerobic training, resistance training, and a combination of the two before concluding their study.
In the wake of recent reports about alarming rates of teenagers and school children picking up smoking, a new study suggests that the problem can perhaps be dealt with if strong school smoking-prevention programs and high cigarette prices are introduced. Smoking among high school students is getting more and more common and repeated health warnings issued by the government do not seem to make any difference. Although recent research reports have suggested that banning smoking in public places and restaurants in some countries do reflect some improvements in the number of lung cancer patients, there is still need for a stricter or a more effective way to deal with the problem.
While we read and hear almost every day that exercising is the best way to stay healthy and also the best approach to get a fabulous body worth flaunting, very few of us successfully end up motivating ourselves for the hard work. While for a lot of us beginning is the problem, many of us struggle to keep it going after a certain point. A new research suggests that in order to extend the duration of exercising, one can perhaps try exercising with a virtual partner. Apparently, the results for an increased duration of exercising are even better with a moderately superior partner.
A new study suggests a significant link between excessive daytime sleepiness and deficiency of vitamin D. The report further says that the race of the people also plays a significant role. The findings of the study reveal that patients who have normal levels of vitamin D and progressively higher levels of daytime sleepiness lose vitamin D progressively. Among patients with vitamin D deficiency, sleepiness and vitamin D levels were associated only among black people, Medical Xpress reported.
A new study suggests that low back pain is the most common reason behind disability in the world. The international study published by The Lancet in the latest Global Burden of Disease Study reveals that lower back pain and osteoarthritis rank second to cancer as a leading cause of disease burden in Australasia, Medical Xpress reports.
The number of obese people is rapidly increasing and more and more research work is done to find a solution for the epidemic that entails many health problems along with it. Obesity is a problem not only in adults but in children as well. From junk food to video games, many factors have been blamed on the additional pounds that people are increasingly adding to their frames. According to a new report, obesity has now become a bigger health crisis globally than hunger. It is also the leading cause of disabilities around the world, the report says.
A new study suggests that people who are 65 and above increase their risk of stroke when they go through a phase of psychosocial distress. According to the study, psychosocial distress could include depression, stress, dissatisfaction or negative outlook toward life. For the study, the researchers followed-up with 4,120 people for 10 years and studied the rates of death and stroke incidents. All the participants were aged 65 and above.
Quoting the example of a 35-year-old patient who suffers from severe excessive day time sleep disorder, researchers in Belgium suggest that dogs can be helpful for patients with severe sleep problems. The patient who they quote the example of suffered sleep attacks up to six times in a day and would sleep for 16 hours straight in one day.
While more and more people are choosing to live independently and not take up the responsibilities that marriage entails, researchers have found new evidence on the benefits of married life. A study suggests that women who are married tend to be safer in terms of suffering partner abuse or substance abuse. Also, married women are apparently less likely to suffer post-postpartum depression around the time of pregnancy compared to those who live with a partner. The study revealed that unmarried women who lived with a partner for less than two years were more likely to experience at least one of the three problems. However, the occurrence of these problems apparently came down as the time period of staying together with the partner increased.
Scientists from the University of Montreal in a new study suggest that those who let go of a high-fat diet are more likely to be vulnerable to a cycle of bingeing and fasting, due to chemical changes caused in the brain. The researchers suggest that going on a diet could have similar effects on the brain as drug withdrawal.
A new study by a researcher from Massey University suggests that consumption of alcohol after suffering an injury can extend the healing time of the wound. According to the study by lecturer Dr. Matt Barnes, who graduated with a PhD in Palmerston North, drinking alcohol when one has a soft tissue injury significantly increases recovery time. Barnes carried out several studies to investigate the link between alcohol and muscle recovery.
A new study suggests that apart from all the leadership qualities that one may possess like right attitude, planning and implementation and an ability to motivate a team to work, it may also be helpful if he/she had a masculine voice. According to the study, people prefer male and female leaders with masculine voices. However, even in leadership roles that are typically held by women, both sexes prefer a woman leader with a low-pitched voice, the study suggests.
While many of us think that bullying is something only school children deal with, the reality is that bullying can take place practically anywhere, at any age. It could be your colleague or boss bullying you at the workplace and unlike children who physically abuse their classmates, words and actions may be used against one to intimidate their victims. But let it be a colleague or a boss, no one should be making you uncomfortable at the workplace. Working in such a kind of environment or suffering through such a situation increases one's risk of being prescribed antidepressants, sleeping pills and tranquilizers, finds a new study.
Soon after reports that sex addiction has not been included as a mental disorder in DSM-5, here comes a report on similar grounds from a leading expert which suggests that many teenagers are suffering from sex addiction, and easy access to online pornography and poor sex education are to be blamed for the same.
Researchers from the University of Sheffield School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) are today making a series of recommendations for NHS mental health trusts to change the way they collect and use patient feedback to improve the quality of care for inpatients.