If you want to lose weight, stand for at least six hours daily. Top doctors from Mayo Clinic in the USA and Spain's Gregorio Maranon University hospital have recommended the additional muscle activity on the basis of a metaanalysis of 46 studies that measured the difference between energy expenditure in sitting and standing. They found that standing burned 0.5 kilo calorie (kcal) per minute more than sitting. Assuming no increase in food intake, it equates to 2.5kg in a year and 10kg in four years.
MUMBAI - In a rare and complicated surgery, doctors at a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) hospital have successfully extricated a brain tumour from a 31-year-old blind man from Uttar Pradesh. The tumour, weighing a whopping 1.873 kg, is the largest of its kind to be excised successfully anywhere in the world, said Professor and Head of Neurosurgery at BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, Dr Trimurti D. Nadkarni. The patient, Santlal Pal, 31, hailing from Pali village in Bhadohi in Uttar Pradesh,
LONDON - A group of female protesters wearing 'Time's Up' T-shirts invaded the red carpet at the 71st British Academy Film Awards organised by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), here. The women were dressed in black as part of the 'BAFTA blackout', chanting "sisters, united, we'll never be defeated" outside London's Royal Albert Hall where the gala was held on Sunday night, reports dailymail.co.uk. They hijacked the Time's Up movement - which came to the fore in the wake of the...
MUMBAI - Indian film and television personality Ekta Kapoor says there are powerful producers who use their position to exploit aspirants in showbiz, but then there are also actors who use their sexuality to get work. Ekta made the comment amid the hullabaloo over sexual harassment allegations that emerged across showbiz globally after several names in Hollywood came out against producer Harvey Weinstein, followed by complaints against a slew of actors and filmmakers.
NEW DELHI - Winter is approaching and with this comes the task to make your skin look flawless even in thechilly season. The right make-up trick like opting for creamy blushers and choosing matte lipsticks can do the trick, say experts. Vandana Luthra, founder of VLCC Group doles out make-up tips which would simplify your life in winter. * Use foundation which are liquid in nature. Those who have dry skin should avoid powder foundation in the winters while oily skin can still use creamy to powder foundation.
MUMBAI - Gauri Khan has designed her first collection of rugs, which she will launch in Paris next year. "Designed my first collection for Jaipur Rugs that I'll be launching in Maison Objet, Paris, January 2018," tweeted the celebrity interior designer, entrepreneur and wife of superstar Shah Rukh Khan. Gauri also shared a photograph of herself sitting along with rural women artisans. "Hand knotted by rural women artisans using wool and silk yarn, inspired by the rustic countryside of India," she captioned the image.
LONDON - Struggling to gain efficiency in foreign language? According to a study, drinking a pint of beer may help you learn the new tongue much better. Researchers said it was well known that alcohol impairs cognitive, motor functions as well as executive mental functions, which include the ability to remember, pay attention and inhibit inappropriate behaviours. Executive functions are also important when speaking a second, non-native language, so alcohol was expected to reduce the ability to speak a second language.
NEW YORK - Facing smell loss may be an important early sign marking older adults at higher risk of cognitive decline which leads to dementia, a finding that may help develop new treatments and preventative interventions for the neurodegenerative disease, researchers say. "Loss of the sense of smell is a strong signal that something has gone wrong and significant damage has been done," said lead author Jayant M. Pinto, Professor at the University of Chicago. For the study, published in the Journal...
MUMBAI - Raheja Group's multi-brand fashion retailer Shoppers Stop Ltd on Saturday announced selling 5 per cent of its equity share (43.96 lakh shares) of Rs 5 face value to e-tail giant Amazon.com at Rs 407.78 per share, aggregating to Rs 179.26 crore on a preferential basis. "The Board of Directors approved a proposal to issue 5 per cent or 43,95,925 equity shares on preferential basis to Amazon.com NV Investment Holdings LLC at Rs 407.78 per share aggregating to Rs.179.26 crore," said the company in...
Millions of wild birds are killed each year flying into windows, including private homes. Birds face other dangers, too, in your yard, whether they are migrating or flying locally. Everyone, but especially those who enjoy having birds visit their yards and gardens, should take steps to make their homes a safer place for birds. Birds are part of a healthy ecosystem. Turning your home into a refuge for birds is good for the environment, saves lives and can add beauty to your garden.