Do you use a pedometer while walking? Chances are you have an active, healthy lifestyle

LONDON: Researchers have found that people who use pedometers to count their steps as part of a 12-week walking programme, can have a healthier, more active lifestyle later. According to the researchers, brisk walking for 30 minutes or more daily on most days of the week can help adultsand older adults achieve important health benefits. “We knew that pedometers could improve physical activity levels in the population in the short-term, but long-term health benefits require sustained increases in physical activity levels,” said co-author of the study, Tess Harris, Professor of Primary Care Research at St George’s, University…

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What kind of bread do you associate with?

1. Breads and related personality traits We all love bread, but have you ever thought that the kind of bread you love the most somewhere also reflects the kind of person you are? Sounds interesting? Well, the good news is, it does and today we are going to disclose it. According to personality grooming experts, the way your gestures and hand movements speak about your personality, similarly your liking towards a particular food item also reflects the kind of person you are. Here are the 8 most popular types of…

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Do you know how eggs are prepared in different states?

1. Egg mania! Eggs are a staple diet throughout our country and have always proved to be a winner whenever we need a quick breakfast or a snack. With time they have been experimented and used in various recipes and travelled across the country acquiring different forms, flavours and taste. Recall the time when our moms tried to induce eggs in our diet as half boiled or full boiled but the young and stupid us were completely oblivious of its presence in other delicious forms and flavours. With time we…

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Do you know banana and pumpkin are berries and strawberry is not! Here’s why!

1. Why are bananas berries, but strawberry aren’t? Despite its name, strawberry isn’t a true berry. Its strange that so many fruits which actually have berry in their names are actually not berries. A berry is a simple fruit formed from one flower which has many seeds loosely embedded on the inside of the flesh. Scroll down to know more about foods that are technically berries: 2. Banana is a berry and a fruit Banana is both a berry and a fruit, which grows on large herbs and they are…

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There are 10 different names for pani puri. How many do you know?

1. Pani puri and its regional varieties! Do you know you there are 12 different varieties of pani puri in India? Pani puri, India’s all time favourite street food, is called by different names in different parts of the country. Although in most cases the recipe is almost the same, there might be quite a lot of difference in their tastes. Precisely the reason why the gupchup and phuckha eating people cannot adjust to the taste of golgappa and the paani puri eating people wonder why paani ke batashe are…

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From wearables to AI-based diet app: What entrepreneurs can do for a healthy lifestyle

Entrepreneurs should focus on their diet and exercise. In India, with so many options for delicious food, entrepreneurs tend to blame stress for their poor food habits, but won’t make active lifestyle changes. The entrepreneurs who take pride in their health and wellness, ensure that they get enough exercise and have fruits, salads regularly. It is with this same passion and conviction that Vishal Gondal started GOQii, which is a wearable device that helps people stay fit. One of his prized accomplishments is completing the 100 km Oxfam Trailwalk in…

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10 best bread recipes that prove why we cannot do without the good old double roti!

Bread is a staple for most people around the world. Breads are basically made with grains. Every country has its own history, tradition and method of making breads. Be it bruschetta, roti, naan, pita, focaccia or baguette, each country makes its own special bread! Indeed, it is your favourite companion when you don’t have anything else in your refrigerator. Is brown bread healthier than white bread? – White bread is made up of bleached flour that makes it lighter in color whereas brown bread is made of whole wheat flour…

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Do you know how eggs are prepared in different states?

1. Egg mania! Eggs are a staple diet throughout our country and have always proved to be a winner whenever we need a quick breakfast or a snack. With time they have been experimented and used in various recipes and travelled across the country acquiring different forms, flavours and taste. Recall the time when our moms tried to induce eggs in our diet as half boiled or full boiled but the young and stupid us were completely oblivious of its presence in other delicious forms and flavours. With time we…

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Basant Panchami 2018: Why Do Bengalis Refrain From Eating Ber (Jujube) Fruit Before Saraswati Puja

It is that time of the year again. The biting cold weather is slowly giving way to the beauteous and bountiful spring. The blossoming flowers, the ripened fruits and the lush green fields, there is a reason why Spring is also dubbed as the King of all seasons. Various communities and countries across the world have different ways to celebrate the shift in seasons. In India, which also happens to be an agro-based economy, spring season plays a huge role in the agricultural and harvesting calendar and naturally then the…

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Winter Warmers: Do You Know The Difference Between Stew, Soup, Stock and Broths?

Winter is finally here and we can’t express the amount of delight we get out of curling up inside our blanket and slurping on some heartwarming soup. While the world of winter warmers may swing between broths, stews, chowder and soups, it is good to know what makes each one of them different from the other. But, why exactly should we take the pain to differentiate between them? Well, if you think there is a world of a difference between pilafs, biryani, fried rice and pulao, then trust us, this would be an equally enlightening…

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