Fitness and health 23.2.2018 04:17 pm

Watching too much TV can kill you

New research has found that hours spent in front of the television could increase the chance of developing potentially fatal blood clots.

Following recent research which has shown too much time spent sitting down at work is bad for our health, a new US study has now found that hours spent in front of the television could also have a negative impact on health outcomes, by increasing the chance of developing potentially fatal blood clots.

Watching too much TV can kill you
Watching too much TV can kill you

Watching too much TV can kill you

New research has found that hours spent in front of the television could increase the chance of developing potentially fatal blood clots.

10 reasons you should be eating tomatoes
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10 reasons you should be eating tomatoes

Tomatoes have incredible health benefits, which is why you should add them to your diet.
Physical exercise reduces risk of developing diabetes
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Physical exercise reduces risk of developing diabetes

Even low levels of physical activity can have benefits, which could be particularly important for older adults.
Emotional eating is a habit that can start in childhood
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Emotional eating is a habit that can start in childhood

New research has revealed how like adults, children can also engage in emotional eating which influences their food choices.
Dementia clearly linked to chronic boozing: study
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Dementia clearly linked to chronic boozing: study

Chronic heavy drinking is a major risk factor for all types of dementia, especially early onset of the disease, according to a study published Wednesday in The Lancet Public Health.
In dieting, low-fat or low-carb are the same: study
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In dieting, low-fat or low-carb are the same: study

Common dieting advice urges people to either eat fewer carbohydrates or less fat in order to shed weight. But a study Tuesday found neither approach is better than the other.
Swedish ‘plogging’ could help you get fit in 2018
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Swedish ‘plogging’ could help you get fit in 2018

Plogging is quickly spreading to other European countries, and even as far as Mexico and India
No-sweat exercise may prolong life for the elderly: study
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No-sweat exercise may prolong life for the elderly: study

A few hours a week of light exercise — walking the dog, puttering about in the garden — lowers the risk of death in older men, even if workouts are brief, researchers said Tuesday.
Hormone changes could increase asthma risk in women
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Hormone changes could increase asthma risk in women

Although girls have a lower risk of asthma than boys in early childhood, new research suggests that female sex hormones could increase the risk of developing the condition later in life.
Cleaning products can affect lung health in women but not men
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Cleaning products can affect lung health in women but not men

The decline in lung function could be caused by chemicals in cleaning products irritating the mucous membranes.
How man’s best friend could improve your health in the Year of the Dog
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How man’s best friend could improve your health in the Year of the Dog

Despite a dog’s snoring, sleeping with your pooch could actually help you get a better night’s sleep.
Weekly dose of yoghurt may lower risk of heart disease
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Weekly dose of yoghurt may lower risk of heart disease

Long-term yoghurt intake might reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems,
Being a single dad can shorten your life
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Being a single dad can shorten your life

Single-parent households have become more common across the world in recent decades.
One soft drink a day could lower chances of getting pregnant
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One soft drink a day could lower chances of getting pregnant

Drinking one or more sugar-sweetened drink a day – by either partner – could reduce the chance of getting pregnant by 20%, on average.
How perfectionism became a hidden epidemic among young people
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How perfectionism became a hidden epidemic among young people

There is enormous pressure on young people to strive, perform and achieve. And the data indicates that many are struggling to cope.
5 stress-busting workouts
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5 stress-busting workouts

Stress-buster workouts that will get rid of the office blues.
Environmental chemicals may boost body weight: study
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Environmental chemicals may boost body weight: study

Chemicals used in food wrappers, non-stick pan coatings and clothing may boost body weight by interfering with metabolism, especially in women, US researchers said Tuesday.
Eating slowly could help you lose weight
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Eating slowly could help you lose weight

People who wolf down their food could lose weight simply by chewing longer and pausing between bites.
Four ways having a pet increases your lifespan
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Four ways having a pet increases your lifespan

Waking up to this every morning would surely give you more will to live.
International Condom Day: ‘Condoms are always in fashion’
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International Condom Day: ‘Condoms are always in fashion’

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but International Condom Day is also another important day to take note of.
Why experts recommend rooibos for better health
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Why experts recommend rooibos for better health

For optimal health benefits, drink between five and six cups of rooibos tea throughout the day.
The low-down on autism
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The low-down on autism

What exactly is autism, and what should you be looking out for?
Don’t waste your time taking antioxidant supplements after exercise
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Don’t waste your time taking antioxidant supplements after exercise

Taking antioxidant supplements after exercise doesn’t do much to help reduce muscle soreness.
How your relationship affects your contraception choice
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How your relationship affects your contraception choice

The status and dynamics of a couple’s relationship can play a role in young adults’ decisions about contraception.
Positive thinking about ageing may lower dementia risk
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Positive thinking about ageing may lower dementia risk

Older people who have positive beliefs about old age may be less likely to develop dementia.
How virtual reality can make you feel better
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How virtual reality can make you feel better

Research shows that virtual reality experiences can help social disconnection and improve wellness – by inspiring awe.

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