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  • No play makes your son a dull boy: Study

    London: Is your son in primary school showing poor reading and maths skills? Blame it on the sedentary lifestyle, suggests a study. The study showed that adolescent boys spending less time in physical activity and more hours in sitting idle are prone to show poor academic skills, says IANS.

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    20 per cent Indian youth suffer from hypertension

    New Delhi: Over 20 per cent of Indian youth suffer from hypertension problems due to their sedentary lifestyle, experts have said. The experts warned that hypertension and other complications were also leading to brain haemorrhage, reports IANS.

  • Sedentary lifestyle making youth vulnerable to high BP

    New Delhi: Consumption of fast foods and lack of physical activity are making the youngsters more vulnerable to high blood pressure today, says a doctor who took part in the World Hypertension Day activities in the city. Yashoda Super Specilaity Hospital Ghaziabad initiated the “BP check programme” throughout the National Capital Region on Tuesday. The progaramme saw the participation of over 3,000 people.

  • Exercise regularly to undo a life spent sitting down

    Washington D.C : Couch potato-ness is the new smoking, we are being told and now, a team of researchers has found that a daily bout of exercise can help us cancel out the health risks of a sedentary lifestyle. Being physically active may offset some of the deleterious consequences of spending large amounts of time not being active, the University of Leicester paper revealed.

  • How drugs can help ‘lazy’ people exercise

    London: Some psychoactive drugs dubbed as “doping for lazy people” can encourage sedentary people to exercise, experts suggest. Physical exertion, along with excuses like lack of time, are some of the main perceived barriers to exercise. This is not surprising because humans are evolved to be “lazy”.

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    Climbing stairs boosts healthy lifestyle and lessens diseases

    Washington DC, Simple tasks such as taking stairs can make a big difference in the sedentary lifestyle that has increased the death rates due to health problems. But the question arises that whether pedestrians can be convinced to make healthy choices when an escalator seems so much faster and more convenient than a staircase?