Know your health and fitness levels before increasing workout sessions

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We all want to stay fit. However, sometimes, in our quest to be fit, we get over-ambitious and opt for a new workout routine or increase workout sessions without any guidance or testing. This could have serious repercussions on your health and could be counter- productive for fitness. For instance, it could lead to decrease in performance, fatigue, mood fluctuations, elevated resting heart rate, insomnia, diminished appetite, fat gain and a weakened immune system. If you already have a disease or are under medications, your situation might worsen. It is best to go for a Health and Fitness Test and get a workout schedule tailored for yourself based on your key biomarkers.

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Health Risks of a Sedentary Lifestyle

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The Millennial Generation spends a major chunk of their day sitting in front of screens. There is hardly any movement throughout the day. Inevitably, they  become victims of ‘The Sitting Disease’. This is not to be taken lightly. It is reported that approximately 2 million deaths per year are due to physical inactivity. WHO has issued a warning that a sedentary lifestyle could very well be among the 10 leading causes of death and disability in the world. Thus, it is crucial to be aware of the health risks posed by a Sedentary Lifestyle. Being aware of the risks would help us realize the seriousness of the lifestyle disorders it exposes us to and thereby make us take action to prevent them.

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Hepatitis C: Myths and Facts

Hepatitis C

A lot of misinformation and negative public opinion surround Hepatitis C. The virus is surrounded by so many misconceptions that it becomes extremely challenging to find the right treatment.  Here, we list down a number of myths that surround the virus and some facts about it so that you know what to believe and what to treat as pure fiction.

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5 Diseases that can attack you this monsoon season

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Monsoons is the time for colourful umbrellas, sipping on hot chai, going on long drives, relishing the petrichor and marveling at how clean and fresh everything in nature looks. However, monsoons also happen to be the time when we are most susceptible to diseases. The rainy season is most notorious for this very reason – for making a lot of us sick. Our White Blood Cells are not as strong during monsoons due to the constant fluctuations in temperature. This weakens our immunity, thus making our body a very good potential host of various viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites.
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Strategies for Coping with Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer

Cancer is always devastating, irrespective of which organ is affected. The treatments are equally excruciating and it takes a lot of determination to stay on track. Coping with ovarian cancer is tough but not impossible. It is not uncommon to feel numb or frightened when diagnosed with ovarian cancer, or for any malignant tumorous growth. Many women become despondent and pessimistic. A few are confused while guilt suppresses a few of the ill faithed. The emotional reactions can vary but the truth is that they are all negative and depressing.

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Let your health check-up chart out your fitness regime

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A few decades back, the need to go to a gym or a fitness center in order to stay healthy was given less attention. The era was full of physical activity, and only a very few focused on workouts to remain physically fit. For most others, the daily tasks assured them to stay physically active. But today, the sedentary and luxurious lifestyle demands people to engage in exercises and fitness programs outside their houses to keep away a series of lifestyle disorders. Also, with the advent of social media, everyone wants to attain that perfect body figure to show their best looking selves online.

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Higher Thyroid Levels pose a risk of irregular heartbeats

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Imbalance in thyroid levels can lead to various ailments. Medical science is evolving by each passing day – making it possible to acquire knowledge of the human body and of the multiple disorders that can affect it. Now, it has been found that high levels of thyroid can lead to an irregular heartbeat. The Journal Circulation has published this report, and this is yet another compelling reason for why a person should opt for a thyroid test on an yearly basis. The higher the thyroid hormones are in the blood, the higher the risk is for developing this condition. In the medical world, this condition is called the atrial fibrillation.

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5 signs you might be suffering from urinary tract infections

Urinary tract infections

Urinary tract infections, UTI in short, is majorly caused by bacteria (E.coli), and any part of the urinary system can get affected by it. This infection can occur in both men and women, but is very common in women. Around 3% of the men across the world are affected by UTI, while 1 in 2 women suffer from this infection in a lifetime, and the painful fact is that it may recur. UTI in women and men can be identified with a few signs.

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6 Tips to avoid infectious diseases this monsoon

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Monsoon is the time to enjoy the refreshing rains and fresh air with a plate of fried or crispy snacks and a cup of hot tea. But, it’s also the time when bacteria, fungus, and parasites thrive the most and if you are not careful, this can in fact become the time to take lots of pills and rest. Ironically, the awesome weather that makes you want to enjoy and make the most of it can also put you to bed with ailments due to multiple reasons. Follow the tips listed here and fight the monsoon diseases easily and comfortably.

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Why You Need a Blood Test Before Starting a New Fitness Regime

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If there’s one industry that keeps on growing without any hindrances, or does not lack customers across the globe, it’s the fitness industry. This is not only because of the figure consciousness that is gaining popularity worldwide but also because of of the expanding health awareness of the consumers across the world. Weight gain and obesity are claimed to be the most dangerous conditions in many countries of the world.

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