IT'S ALL ABOUT HEALTH AND FITNESS LIFESTYLE

  • Breast Cancer on the Rise amongst South Asians

    Breast Cancer on the Rise amongst South Asians December 2011 - Breast cancer is a non-communicable disease which has tripled in the South Asian American community in the last 10 years. Asian women have traditionally had low breast cancer rates. However, their rates are rapidly rising.

  • Exercise Safely with Type 2 Diabetes

    Exercise Safely with Type 2 Diabetes November 2011 - The combination of both strength training and cardiovascular exercise delivers the best result in the prevention of diabetes and lowering glucose levels in diabetics. While yoga may provide health benefits, it is not the best exercise in the management of diabetes.

  • What South Asians can do to prevent diabetes

    What South Asians can do to prevent diabetes October 2011 - Diabetes is epidemic in the South Asian community. Emory University is working on a promising program (D-CLIP) to study the effects of a culturally specific and low cost lifestyle intervention for diabetes prevention.

  • No Need for Knee Pain

    No Need for Knee Pain September 2011 - Even though running provides tremendous health and cardiovascular fitness benefits, there are several things you should know and practice in order to run effectively and avoid knee injury.

  • Why more South Asian bone marrow donors are needed

    Why more South Asian bone marrow donors are needed August 2011 - Bone marrow donations can save lives, but there is a shortage of donors among South Asians. Myths about marrow donation often stop us from signing up, but registering and donating are simple.

  • Jump Start Your Weight Loss

    Jump Start Your Weight Loss July 2011 - If you’ve fallen short of your New Year’s goal to lose weight and get in the best physical shape, take another shot this summer. Here are some things that you might have overlooked.

  • No need for immunity envy

    No need for immunity envy June 2011 - The process of acquiring active immunity is like Russian roulette—if your body is able to sustain and overcome an infection, it builds immunity; but it could get cooked in the process! Infectious diseases are a major cause of infant and child mortality in India—far higher than in Western countries.

  • Make the shoe fit!

    Make the shoe fit! May 2011 - Often people consider the look and feel while buying atheltic shoes, and pay less attention to how appropriate that is. Here are some general guidelines on what to look for in purchasing appropriate shoes.

  • Ask the Doctor: Sacrifice Sleep for Sun Salutations?

    Ask the Doctor: Sacrifice Sleep for Sun Salutations? April 2011 - Sound sleep is a deeply restorative function that the body not only needs but demands. And according to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, sleep deficiency is at epidemic levels.

  • Working out at Work

    Working out at Work March 2011 - Sitting for a long period of time causes poor blood circulation, which reduces the flow of blood to muscles, and eventually leads to fatigue at the end of the day. A little exercise will make a difference.

 

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