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Yoga Makes Jail Inmates Better Dads Later

A Washington State University researcher has found that yoga can help fathers in jail be better dads. The study by WSU Extension educator Jennifer Crawford found that yoga, which can improve physical and mental health, may also help incarcerated fathers improve their parenting skills. “We would have a class on a specific topic, like child development or setting limits,” Crawford said. ...

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Vigorous physical exercise can lower lymphoma cancer risk

Not mere exercise but vigorous physical exercise can keep the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) at bay during one’s lifetime, said a new study. “Our findings suggest that people who do vigorous physical activity may also have a lower risk for NHL,” said Terry Boyle of the University of British Columbia. “We found that vigorous-intensity physical activity, such as activities ...

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Vitamin E deficiency can damage brain: Study

Eating diets rich in vitamin E can help you stay sharp as researchers have found that deficiency of this vitamin may cause damage to brain cells. Vitamin E deficiency may interrupt a supply line of specific nutrients and rob the brain of the “building blocks” it needs to maintain neuronal health, the findings showed. “This research showed that vitamin E ...

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World Health Day: Regular exercise can keep lifestyle diseases away

As the World Health Day is observed on April 7, focus is on cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis, which Indians face burdened with a slew of lifestyle diseases. But instead of expensive medication and therapy, the cure lies in making exercise a compulsory part of everyday life, health experts say. “Indians are increasingly leading a sedentary and machine-dependent life, which ...

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Practice of Yoga best for health: Minister

MoS PMO Dr. Jitendra Singh said that Yoga is the best way to keep ourselves healthy while addressing a workshop on “Self-Management of Excessive Tension” for the officers of different Ministries and their families. Organized by the Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India in association with Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, in New Delhi on Sunday, about 40 officers ...

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Walking, Exercise Helps Elderly to Keep Motor Activity in Tact: Study

For the elderly people, even mild exercises like morning walks and yoga would protect them from the effects of small areas of brain damage that can affect their movement and balancing abilities. Many older people have small areas of damage in their brains seen on magnetic resonance imaging as white matter hyperintensities and higher levels of such damage have been ...

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Yoga guru Ramdev to be Haryana’s brand ambassador to promote ayurveda

Chandigarh: The Haryana government has announced that yoga guru Ramdev will be the state’s brand ambassador to promote yoga and ayurveda. Health Minister Anil Vij, who met Ramdev at his ashram in Haridwar Thursday, said the state government had urged Ramdev to be brand ambassador for Haryana and he had agreed. Vij said that gymnasiums and yogshalas (yoga centres) would be ...

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