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Yoga Makes Jail Inmates Better Dads Later

A Washington State University researcher has found that yoga can help fathers in jail be better dads. The study by WSU Extension educator Jennifer Crawford found that yoga, which can improve physical and mental health, may also help incarcerated fathers improve their parenting skills. “We would have a class on a specific topic, like child development or setting limits,” Crawford said. ...

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Vigorous physical exercise can lower lymphoma cancer risk

Not mere exercise but vigorous physical exercise can keep the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) at bay during one’s lifetime, said a new study. “Our findings suggest that people who do vigorous physical activity may also have a lower risk for NHL,” said Terry Boyle of the University of British Columbia. “We found that vigorous-intensity physical activity, such as activities ...

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Chinese ready to embrace yoga, ahead of Modi’s visit

The Chinese are taking to yoga in a big way, if what their officials here say are an indication. Of late, yoga has been gaining ground in China despite its traditional tai chi fitness practice. Even First Lady Peng Liyuan is said to be learning and practising yoga. More and more officials and their families in the Chinese embassy here ...

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Vitamin E deficiency can damage brain: Study

Eating diets rich in vitamin E can help you stay sharp as researchers have found that deficiency of this vitamin may cause damage to brain cells. Vitamin E deficiency may interrupt a supply line of specific nutrients and rob the brain of the “building blocks” it needs to maintain neuronal health, the findings showed. “This research showed that vitamin E ...

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World Health Day: Regular exercise can keep lifestyle diseases away

As the World Health Day is observed on April 7, focus is on cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis, which Indians face burdened with a slew of lifestyle diseases. But instead of expensive medication and therapy, the cure lies in making exercise a compulsory part of everyday life, health experts say. “Indians are increasingly leading a sedentary and machine-dependent life, which ...

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Practice of Yoga best for health: Minister

MoS PMO Dr. Jitendra Singh said that Yoga is the best way to keep ourselves healthy while addressing a workshop on “Self-Management of Excessive Tension” for the officers of different Ministries and their families. Organized by the Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India in association with Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, in New Delhi on Sunday, about 40 officers ...

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Walking, Exercise Helps Elderly to Keep Motor Activity in Tact: Study

For the elderly people, even mild exercises like morning walks and yoga would protect them from the effects of small areas of brain damage that can affect their movement and balancing abilities. Many older people have small areas of damage in their brains seen on magnetic resonance imaging as white matter hyperintensities and higher levels of such damage have been ...

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Yoga helps to lower depression or mood swings in pregnant women: Study

A study of 34 pregnant women has found that yoga can help them reduce depression or severe mood swings in them just before giving birth and that yoga is a feasible, acceptable, safe and effective method for them. “This is really about trying to develop a wider range of options that suit women who are experiencing these kind of symptoms during ...

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Yoga guru Ramdev to be Haryana’s brand ambassador to promote ayurveda

Chandigarh: The Haryana government has announced that yoga guru Ramdev will be the state’s brand ambassador to promote yoga and ayurveda. Health Minister Anil Vij, who met Ramdev at his ashram in Haridwar Thursday, said the state government had urged Ramdev to be brand ambassador for Haryana and he had agreed. Vij said that gymnasiums and yogshalas (yoga centres) would be ...

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Yoga helps as therapy to cure BP, heart diseases: Study

A new study of andomised controlled trials has concluded that the popular mind-body practice of yoga can be a potential therapy for cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome. Out of 1,404 records, 37 randomised controlled trials were included in the systematic review and 32 in the meta-analysis. Compared to non-exercise participants, yoga showed significant improvement for body mass index, systolic blood ...

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Yoga Otgrows India in US as $27 billion industry

From tired housewives to stressed executives, Hollywood stars to US First Lady Michelle Obama, they all do it, with yoga studios mushrooming in every large city from San Francisco to New York and capital Washington. With the world recognising the health benefits of yoga, the ancient Indian art of keeping fit is going places fuelling a $27 billion industry in ...

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Yoga-centric ‘MORE’ Exercise Helps Chronic Patients Dependent on Drugs: Study

To reduce the dependence on drugs among chronic patients, a new program called MORE or Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE) has beem devised to help them make less depedent on drugs by visualising more meaningful life and bear the pain. The program decreases the chronic patients’ addiction for drugs by helping them gain a sense of meaning and fulfilment in life ...

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Modi Triggers New Hindu Wave Invoking Ganesh from Mythology

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself subscribes to rhetoric and adherence to “Great Hindu Mythology”, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, BJP MP from Haridwar and former Uttarakhand chief minister, has gone wild to claim everything under the sun as invented by ancient Hindu sages, including a nuclear test. Ironic but India conducted nuclear tests in 1971 and again in 1998 and faced ...

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Ancient Science in Mythology Baffles Modern Day Indians

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi blended mythology with ancient science by mentioning Ganesh surgery weeks ago, BJP MP Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Thursday came up with another interesting comment, claiming astrology is far ahead of science, calling it a “pygmy” compared to astrology. Not relenting, the MP further put his foot in his mouth saying “All streams of science are ...

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