This Computer Game Can Help Your Kids Eat Healthy

Kids can be picky eaters and getting them to like healthy foods can be quite a challenging task. But a new computer game, developed by a group of researchers from the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom can help solve your problem.This simple seven-minute brain boosting computer can actually help your kids choose healthier foods over junk eats like candies and other sweets. The game is very easy to understand and play. It involves reacting to images of healthy food by pressing a button, and doing nothing when unhealthy foods…

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Quiz: Are you healthy?

Quiz: Are you healthy? According to WHO, more than 90 per cent of people die of preventable diseases. These diseases can be prevented simply by modifying our lifestyle. Take this quiz to know things you are doing right and where you are going wrong. 1. How often do you smoke? Everyday (Score = (-10)) Sometimes (Score = (-7)) Rarely (Score = (-2)) Never (Score = (3)) 2. How often do you drink? Everyday (-10) Sometimes (-7) Rarely (-2) Never (3) 3. How much sugar do you eat? A lot (-10)…

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Deep slumber can keep the aged healthy & wise

Ageing typically brings on a decline in deep non-rapid eye movement or “slow wave sleep”. (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) Loss of sleep in the elderly may increase the risk of developing a wide range of mental and physical disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, say scientists who claim that deep slumber can act as a fountain of youth in old age. As we grow old, our nights are frequently plagued by bouts of wakefulness, bathroom trips and other nuisances as we lose our ability to generate the deep, restorative slumber we enjoyed…

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How to Make Healthy Carbonara Pizza

Cream sauce. Prosciutto. Cheese. Carbonara’s staple ingredients aren’t exactly health foods. But there are ways to update the indulgent Italian recipe so you can enjoy your favorite comfort food and still feel energized afterward. We transformed the classic dish by placing its signature flavors on top of whole-wheat pizza dough, instead of mixing them into pasta. Whole grains like whole wheat offer a long list of health perks: They provide fiber, plant-based protein, and vitamins that can help lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Next, we didn’t go as…

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39% cancers could be prevented by healthy lifestyle: DAK

ctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today said that more than a third of all cancers could be prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle. President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement said that choosing a healthy lifestyle could help in lowering the risk of various types of cancers. A major study from “World Cancer Research Fund” found that 39% of 12 major cancers could be avoided by adopting a healthy lifestyle. There is a growing body of evidence that physical activity helps to maintain a healthy weight that would assist…

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Smartphones can prompt healthy lifestyle changes

Using internet, smartphones and other devices can better encourage people to adopt healthy behaviours such as improving diet, increasing physical activity, and reducing tobacco or alcohol use, new research has found. “Both Internet-based and mobile-based programmes can help people become more physically active, eat better and achieve modest weight loss over 3-12 months,” said lead study author Ashkan Afshin, from the University of Washington in the US. Researchers reviewed 224 studies conducted on generally healthy adults, published between 1990 and 2013. The studies evaluated the effect of using Internet, mobile…

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Can Internet influence a healthy lifestyle?

NEW DELHI: We see hundreds of health and fashion-centric videos on social media every day that are liked and shared by millions. Surprisingly, these people not just share these videos but also try to learn and implement them in real life, says a study. According to 23 years of research reviewed in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, “People are more likely to adopt heart healthy behaviors when guided and encouraged via the Internet, their cell phones or other…

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Fibre-Rich Diet Key to Long, Healthy Life: Study

            Fibre is an important part of a healthy balanced diet. It can help prevent heart disease, diabetes, weight gain and some cancers, and can also improve digestive health. It comes exclusively from plants and is not present in meat, fish or animal products (including dairy). Fibre is a complex carbohydrate (type of sugar) which cannot be digested by the human body unlike other carbohydrates, which are broken down by the body to provide fuel in the form of glucose. Researchers from The Westmead Institute…

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