Saturday, 2 July, 2022

Topic: exercise

Do fitness trackers, smartwatches make people more active and healthier? Not really

Fitness trackers can help increase awareness of daily physical activity. But they are only facilitators, not drivers of behaviour change.

The route to a longer life? 30 minutes a week of muscle-strengthening exercises

Researchers in Japan have found that doing just 30 to 60 minutes a week of such activities is linked to a 10-20% fall in our mortality risk.

Exercise works, but see how changing your diet can add 10 years to your life

A study says that eating healthier could extend lifespan up to seven years in middle-aged adults, and in young adults, by about ten years.

Exercise can reduce students’ desire to drink alcohol – new research

After devising a five-minute exercise routine consisting of squats, push-ups, jumping jacks, we asked students to watch an alcohol video.

How often should we exercise to get in shape?

Weight training or running — improvements only happen with a combination of recovery and repetition.

Swimming is better for the brain than any other activity. But scientists still don’t know why

Scientists are still trying to unravel how and why swimming regularly, in particular, improves memory, cognitive function, immune response, and mood.

Stretching can increase your tolerance for pain

Back pain is one of the most prevalent health conditions in our society. Up to 80% of the population may suffer from it at least once in their lifetime.

30 minutes’ exercise won’t counteract sitting all day, but this can help

For many of us, our jobs require us to sit for eight hours or more a day. Just exercising for 30 minutes won’t reverse that.

Exercise boosts immunity and makes vaccines more effective

We found compelling evidence across six studies – 30 minutes of activity, five days a week reduces the risk of falling ill and dying of infectious diseases.

Jogging, cycling and brisk walks can make you more creative

Exercise is not only good for mental health, it also makes us more creative.

On Camera


PM Modi at the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP, Modi’s ‘total politics’ stems from insecurity. They still don’t rule the power elite

Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it's not the same in moral and intellectual spaces.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.