The amount of lean muscle a healthy person has in middle age is linked to their future risk of heart disease, say researchers in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. Muscular tissue volume starts to ebb away from the mid-thirties at a rate of around 3 per cent every decade. The researchers say regular physical activity, including resistance training, and a protein-rich diet may help preserve lean muscle mass as people age. They tracked the number of new cases of cardiovascular disease arising over a period of 10 years in 2020 Greek adults without heart disease. Just over half - 1019 - were aged 45 and above at the study's start in 2001/02. Participants provided lifestyle information, including on how closely they followed a Mediterranean diet, and how much they exercised, while blood pressure, BMI and skeletal muscle mass were also calculated. Some 272 fatal and non-fatal cases of cardiovascular disease, including stroke and minor stroke, arose among the 1019 middle-aged … [Read more...] about Middle-aged muscle ‘may lower health risk’
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'There is a point near the hill where you kill the engine and park your vehicle in neutral.'Rediff.com's Divya Nair travels to the land of gompas and lamas. PART 1: 12 days, 5 states, 1,800 km: A dream journey begins PART 2: Delhi to Manali: 17 hrs of driving, funny signs and a risky tunnel PART 3: Manali-Jispa: The magic of Nature PART 4: Jispa-Tso Moriri: Tipsy bridges, cute kids and a long lake PART 5: Pangong Tso: Where 3 Idiots ended Pangong Tso to Leh: 160 km IMAGE: The Thiksey monastery, situated at 11,800 feet, houses a 49 feet high Maitreya Buddha. All Photographs: Divya Nair/Rediff.com Post breakfast, we started for Pangong Tso. The drive wasn't leisurely, but the roads were definitely better in most places. We stopped for tea where we met up with Adventure 14 and 18. A teary eyed Roma shared their ordeal from the last 24 hours. The landslide had worsened things. At one point, Aiman and Diptiman's oxygen had dipped to 38 and 40 respectively. Roma said they were relieved that … [Read more...] about Monastries, Rancho school and a tragic loss
Celebrity or not, staying in shape is always glamorous. Whether 24 or 45, it is never too late to start working out, build up those muscles or sport a chiseled figure. Hollywood actress Halle Berry is not just famous for performing heavy-duty stunts and thrilling action sequences, what she also is doing is aging in reverse. At 53, she looks like she is in her 20s! The secret? Her love for working out! The actress recently stunned her fans with a photo of her sporting six-pack abs on Instagram. Needless to say, people were impressed. Sharing her big achievement on Instagram, the actress added that getting a ripped body was not an easy feat. In the post, she added: “There’s no better feeling than setting a goal and smashing it. One of my goals for #BruisedTheMovie Ripped Abs-and today I finally got them, and it feels unbelievable!” In another Instagram story, her trainer, Mubarak Malik also shared the efforts that went into sporting a mean and lean physique.n the … [Read more...] about Revealed: How Halle Berry achieved her six-pack abs!
By Dr Suhasini Inamdar It is usually assumed that the health of the mother is the key reason behind any miscarriage, with maternal abnormalities in the eggs or the way the cell division occurred in the early stages of conception being the key issues behind miscarriages. However, we often fail to realise that the man’s health is as equally important as that of the woman. Recent studies have found out that in case of recurrent miscarriages, the father is likely to have a high incidence of abnormal chromosomes in his sperm. Testing for sperm quality when other causes of miscarriages have been ruled out is becoming increasingly common in India, with unhealthy lifestyle among men being the key reason. Sperm count, motility and the amount of cellular fluid in the sperm head are equally important factors to be considered for a healthy pregnancy, as are the factors associated with the mother. Below are some unhealthy lifestyle choices by men that can lead to low sperm quality. A … [Read more...] about A man’s unhealthy lifestyle may also be responsible for a miscarriage
Vida Hamadani felt the impact of the wildfires in California when she had to flee her Brentwood home two weeks ago. Although she and her family escaped the Getty Fire and their house wasn't damaged, Hamadani is worried about a potential increase in home insurance premiums that could affect many homeowners, including an insurance agent such as herself. "Many policies have become twice as expensive, more than triple with the premium, and, of course, I see a lot of unhappy clients dealing with this high premium, and my understanding and belief is that due to this recent fire, it's going to make it even more expensive," said Hamadani, who owns a namesake insurance company in Los Angeles. Amid the growing frequency and severity of California's wildfires, insurance companies are facing huge payouts. To avoid catastrophic losses, some are increasing prices and canceling policies, especially in fire-prone areas, leaving many homeowners without adequate coverage. Thousands of people have been … [Read more...] about Wildfires reshape California’s market for home insurance