Poor grades tied to class times that don’t match our biological clocks

Poor grades tied to class times that don’t match our biological clocks

It may be time to tailor students’ class schedules to their natural biological rhythms, according to a new study from UC Berkeley and Northeastern Illinois University.   Students’ biological clocks often conflict with their class schedules, negatively impacting their academic performance. Researchers tracked the personal daily online activity profiles of nearly 15,000 college students as they logged into campus servers. After sorting the students into “night owls,” “daytime finches” and “morning larks” — based on their activities on days they were not in class — researchers compared their class times…

GETTING FIT UNDER WATER

GETTING FIT UNDER WATER

Swimming pool offers relief from summer heat, and makes for an excellent exercising ground. Picture underwater squats and lunges. Exercising in the pool is a good alternative to unload the body when it fatigues from intense land-based exercises. Aqua-jogging, flutter-kicking, leg-lifts, standing water push-ups and arm-curls are some easy to do water exercises. Many pools and gyms are offering regular batches in water-boxing, aqua-step as well as introducing specialised equipment that can be used for different exercises underwater. Underwater strength training is the newest to join the water workouts bandwagon….

Flu increases the risk of heart attack

Flu increases the risk of heart attack

(Reuters Health) – Influenza is already known to be deadly, but a new study suggests that the risk of heart attack is six times greater than normal while people are ill with the flu. “I was a little bit surprised by the strength of the association. It’s not every day you see a six-fold increase in the risk during the first seven days of lab-confirmed influenza,” chief author Dr. Jeffrey Kwong told Reuters Health in a telephone interview. “We were also surprised the risk dropped off to nothing by day…

KETTLEBELL WORKOUT

KETTLEBELL  WORKOUT

The kettlebell is a cast-iron or cast steel weight (resembling a cannonball with a handle) used to perform all types of exercises, including but not limited to ballistic exercises that combine cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training. They are also the primary equipment used in the weight lifting sport of kettlebell lifting.   The Russian girya (ги́ря, a loanword from Persian غران girān “heavy”) was a type of metal weight, primarily used to weigh crops, in the 18th century. The use of such weights by circus strongmen is recorded for the 19th century. They began to be used for recreational and competition strength athletics in Russia and Europe in the late 19th century. The birth…

Elimination diet

Elimination diet

An elimination diet, also known as exclusion diet is a diagnostic procedure used to identify foods that an individual cannot consume without adverse effects.[1] Adverse effects may be due to food allergy, food intolerance, other physiological mechanisms (such as metabolic or toxins),[2] or a combination of these. Elimination diets typically involve entirely removing a suspected food from the diet for a period of time from two weeks to two months, and waiting to determine whether symptoms resolve during that time period. In rare cases, a health professional may wish to use an oligoantigenic diet to relieve a patient of symptoms…

WHY HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING IS ALL THE RAGE IN FITNESS.

WHY HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING IS ALL THE RAGE IN FITNESS.

Do you have 7 minutes? You could spend them getting into shape. It may sound like hype, but working your body fast and hard for just a few minutes- interspersed with short periods of rest is an effective means of toning your muscles and improving your heart health. This type of exercise goes by a handful of names, including high intensity interval training, HIIT, and Tabatha, but the basic gist is the same. The science backed program essentially boils down the strength and heart benefits of a sweaty bike ride…

IMMUNITY BOOSTER

IMMUNITY BOOSTER

Garlic is grown in most parts of the world and is commonly used as a seasoning. It comes from the onion family and the allicin compound present in garlic gives it its distinct odour. It also contains sulphur compounds which have proven to have some astonishing medicinal properties. Why garlic should be a staple ingredient in meals- it has a plethora of anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. If there is one food that actually deserves the ‘detox’ tag, it has to be garlic. There are several research papers available…

Alkalize Your Body for Better Health

Alkalize Your Body for Better Health

It is easy to get lost in the whole health-food terminology and discourse on clean living. One can’t really tell where healthy stops and unhealthy begins. One major factor in determining the healthfulness of a food can be by looking at it from an alkaline or acidic point of view. The more alkaline it is the better. Alkaline diets have gained more importance from the cancer world, as many research studies are now showing an obvious connection between acidic diets and rise in cancers. Alkaline balance- In order for your…

Align Your Diet with Exercise Regimen for Best Results

Align Your Diet with Exercise Regimen for Best Results

Exercise and nutrition are twp peas in a pod. The quality of nutrition impacts performance, recovery, immunity, hormones and even the results we are striving for. The most common mistake people commit is considering food as a reward, forgetting that 70% results depend on nutrition and the remaining 30% on exercise, sleep or the lack of them and your level of stress. For example- while eating that cupcake might seems harmless, eating processed sugar post workout triggers somatostatin release that blocks the human growth hormone ( necessary for lean muscle),…

Community Health and Nutrition

Community Health and Nutrition

These two terms cannot really be defined separately since problems of nutrition and health co-exist in the community, where one influences the other. Therefore, general awareness has been provided by an elaboration of the concept of community nutrition. Community health- Community health is concerned with the health problems of population groups lead inevitably to a broad range of interests, i.e., from the cause, prevention and control of diseases, nutritional or otherwise. Thus community health includes both identification of nutritional health and health problems and causes and prevention as well as…