Whole-body vibration may be just as effective as regular exercise at combating some of the negative consequences of obesity and diabetes, according to a new study in mice. Whole-body vibration (WBV) consists of a person sitting, standing or lying on a machine with a vibrating platform. When the machine vibrates, it transmits energy to the body, and muscles contract and relax multiple times during each second. Many people find it challenging to exercise regularly and that is contributingScience and Tech | March 17, 2017
Walking or jogging either three times a week for 50 minutes or five times a week for 30 minutes may help patients with advanced gastrointestinal cancer to cope better with the side effects of chemotherapy, a study has showed. Side effects of the chemotherapy may include loss of sensation, weakness, exhaustion, infections or severe diarrhoea, which often causes patients to reduce or even discontinue the programme. The findings showed that as a result of the exercise, muscle massScience and Tech | March 13, 2017
A 14-day joint training exercise, AL NAGAH-II, of the Indian and the Royal Army of Oman commenced on Monday with the opening ceremony at Bakloh cantonment in Himachal Pradesh. Lt.Col.Maneesh Mehta, spokesman of the army, said here that the training contingents comprise of platoon strength from both the armies. Senior military observers of both the countries will be witnessing the validation phase of the exercise. The second edition of the joint exercise is in continuation of a series of joint exercises between the IndianIndia | March 6, 2017
The Amarnath Shrine Board has asked all pilgrims not to drink alcohol or caffeinated drink and to start physical exercise at least one month prior to the pilgrimage which begins June 29. In an advisory, the Shrine Board said the pilgrimage to the holy cave involves trekking at altitudes as high as 14,000 feet and the pilgrims may develop high altitude sickness. To avoid high altitude sickness, the Board advised the pilgrims to prepare for physical fitness by starting aIndia | March 6, 2017
India and Nepal will conduct the 11th Surya Kiran joint exercise from March 7 to March 20, focussing on counter-insurgency drills, an official said on Tuesday. The infantry battalion-level joint exercise will be conducted at Pithoragarh, in Uttarakhand, said an official statement here. The Surya Kiran exercise is an annual exercise, conducted alternately in India and Nepal. The statement said the exercise aims at promoting military relations and increasing interoperability in conducting joint counter-insurgency operations in mountainous terrain. "Both armies stand to benefit mutuallyIndia | March 1, 2017
A sedentary lifestyle can take a huge toll on your heart. Researchers have found that lack of exercise and excessive weight are strongly associated with a type of heart failure that is very hard to treat. Heart failure is a chronic condition in which the heart is unable to supply enough oxygenated blood to meet the demands of the body. "Previous studies have consistently found an association between low levels of physical activity, high BMI (body mass index),Science and Tech | February 28, 2017
The Indian Navy carried out a mega exercise which saw participation of its strategic assets including nuclear-powered submarine and aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, besides Su-30 and Jaguar fighter jets of IAF, officials said on Sunday. The Theatre-level Readiness and Operational Exercise (TROPEX) was conducted to test combat readiness of the combined fleets of the Navy, the Air Force, the Army and the Coast Guard. The aim of the month-long exercise, which was carried out across the vast expanse of the Arabian SeaIndia | February 26, 2017
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