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Less exercise deactivates a vital protein causing inactivity and making workout more difficult: Study

Less exercise deactivates a vital protein causing inactivity and making workout more difficult: Study

University of Leeds scientists discovered that deactivating the Piezo1 protein, a blood flow sensor, reduces the density of capillaries carrying blood to the muscles. This restricted blood flow means that activity becomes more difficult and can lead to a reduction in how much exercise is possible. The results helped in explaining the biology of why exercise becomes harder the less one does it.

Lung cancer is the most common cancer in men in India and the second most common overall

World Cancer Day: First signs of lung cancer, prevention tips by expert

Lung cancer cases have been on rise in India in smokers as well as those who are exposed to passive smoking. However, it could also affect those who have never smoked. The most common cancer in men in India, most of the patients with lung cancer have a history of cigarette smoking. Smoking damages the cells that line the lungs. While initially your body tries to repair the damages, with time the cells start to act abnormally and cancer is developed. Most of the lung cancers do not show early symptoms, but some individuals do show some symptoms.

At its core, impostor syndrome is a psychological phenomenon that leads individuals to question their abilities, skills, and accomplishments.

How to deal with impostor syndrome

Have you ever felt like a fraud in your own life? Like you don't deserve the success and recognition that's come your way? If so, you're not alone. Impostor syndrome is a common feeling among high-achievers, and it's estimated that 70% of people will experience it at some point in their lives. The crushing weight of self-doubt and insecurity can be overwhelming, but the good news is that it's treatable.

Imagine having a wardrobe filled with pieces that you love, that make you feel confident, and that you can effortlessly put together to create stylish and practical outfits

How to create a personal fashion style? Check out tips and tricks

Have you ever looked in your wardrobe and felt like you have nothing to wear? Do you find yourself constantly drawn to the same pieces, unable to branch out and try something new? It's time to change that! By taking the time to understand your body type, determine your style personality, experiment with different styles, invest in quality pieces, and accessorize wisely, you can develop a personal fashion style that is unique, stylish, and truly reflective of who you are.

Almonds with milk become very important in winter when our immune system is already affected.

5 amazing health benefits of eating almonds with milk in winter

Remember during our early teenage, elders used to tell us to eat almonds with a glass of milk? Even though some of us hated it, we all knew this combination was extremely healthy. Almonds and milk separately have their own benefits. This nutritious duo provides a comforting and warming experience, while also delivering numerous health benefits. Almonds are rich in healthy fats, protein, and fibre, while milk is a good source of calcium, vitamins, and minerals. They not only help us fulfil our nutrient requirements but also repairs any external issues like skin problems. Almonds with milk become very important in winter when our immune system is already affected.

During the US invasion of Iraq, a publicity-conscious American restaurateur decided not to use the name French Fries

5 side effects of eating too much salt

Salt is needed by our body in small amounts but many of us inadvertently consume way higher amounts of salt than needed. A high-salt diet over a period of time can silently damage many of our organs and body functions. You can see immediate impact of eating too much salt in the form of dehydration that's a common side effect of a high sodium diet. One tends to feel bloated and swelling can be spotted in legs and feet. Too much salt over a period of time can also lead to high blood pressure, osteoporosis and increase our risk of heart attack and strokes.

See how some style icons worldwide have aced this fashion for different occasions.

From Alia Bhatt to Angelina Jolie: Celebrities who aced the Kaftan look and proved that it is the most versatile outfit

Since Kaftans have made a comeback, it’s hard to think of any other outfit as comfortable and elegant as this. The free-flowing attire has now become a universal favourite and is no longer limited to the beach or casual daytime outings. Whether daytime or nighttime, it is possible to elevate your look in no time with the right choice of fabric and accessories. From baby showers to destination weddings and receptions to leisure vacations, Kaftans populated most celebrities’ wardrobes throughout 2022. Don’t believe us? See how some style icons worldwide have aced this fashion for different occasions. Beware – their glamorous looks instantly make you want to go on a Kaftan shopping spree!

Layoff season: How losing a job impacts one's mental health

Layoff season: How losing a job impacts one's mental health

Losing a job can be stressful in many ways and can impact several aspects of life. It not only leads to uncertainty, financial loss, job search stress but also impacts self-esteem negatively and in many cases trigger identity crisis. Such can be the impact that a person may feel uncomfortable mingling with other people, attending social events or even talking to their family members fearing judgment from them. Prolonged unemployment can even be more devastating as after remaining jobless for a considerable period of time, a person becomes hopeless, pessimistic and demotivated which over a period of time can affect their personality.

From hill stations surrounded by coffee plantations to serene beaches and backwaters, South India has something to offer everyone.

Discover the hidden gems of South India: 7 off-beat destinations you must visit in February

South India is a land of diverse cultures, rich heritage, and breathtaking natural beauty. While popular destinations such as Goa, Mysore, and Ooty are well-known, there are many off-beat destinations that are just as stunning, but less crowded. These destinations offer a unique blend of scenic beauty, culture, and adventure, making them perfect for travellers looking for an off-the-beaten-path experience. From hill stations surrounded by coffee plantations to serene beaches and backwaters, South India has something to offer everyone. In this article, we will explore some of the most enchanting off-beat destinations in South India that you must visit.

How to stop cheating on your partner; expert suggests 5 ways

How to stop cheating on your partner; expert suggests 5 ways

Tristan Thompson cheated on Khloe Kardashian with multiple women while the TV star and model was pregnant with their daughter. Aditya Pancholi was married to Zarina Wahab when he had an affair with Kangana Ranaut. Extra-marital relationships are becoming more common and multiple studies say that there are many reasons people cheat on their partners and they range from lack of love, need for variety, low commitment, sexual desire, circumstances to even ease of meeting new people in the internet age.

Kiara Advani and Sidharth Malhotra's wedding: See 5 wedding-ready looks of Kiara

Kiara Advani and Sidharth Malhotra's wedding: 5 wedding-ready looks of Kiara that prove she will be most gorgeous bride

Actor Kiara Advani and Sidharth Malhotra are getting married! According to the paparazzi account of Viral Bhayani, the wedding will take place at Suryagarh Palace in Jaisalmer, and the festivities will begin from February 4 to February 6. With the couple's wedding just a few days away, we decided to look back at all the bridal lehengas Kiara Advani donned on various occasions and proved she will be the most gorgeous bride ever.

Things we need for our emotional health: Therapist explains

Things we need for our emotional health: Therapist explains

In order to keep a stable emotional health, we need to have a regular practice of putting ourselves first and maintaining relationships that create healthy spaces for us to grow. Addressing this, therapist Emily H Sanders wrote, “Things that help us thrive and contribute to our resilience. Best part? They are free.”

8 steps to avoid getting 'breadcrumbed' in your relationships

8 steps to avoid getting 'breadcrumbed' in your relationships

Breadcrumbing is a relationship pattern that involves sending sporadic and vague messages to keep someone interested without any real commitment. It is the act of showing small, inconsistent displays of interest in order to maintain attention from someone when you have no intention of being in a relationship with that person. It can be confusing and emotionally draining for the recipient. Whether you're in a new relationship or have been with someone for a while, it's crucial to set boundaries, communicate openly, and trust your instincts to ensure a healthy and fulfilling relationship.

Yoga asanas to combat headache: Malaika Arora’s trainer shares tips

Yoga asanas to combat headache: Malaika Arora’s trainer shares tips

“One of the causes of headaches, which are the most prevalent issue, is having a lot of stress in the muscles in your neck and shoulders. Yoga can benefit those who suffer from headaches by providing additional alleviation, according to research,” read an excerpt of Sarvesh Shashi’s recent Instagram post.

From empathy and compassion to emotional intelligence, having a pet at home can also help mould your child into a kind human being.

5 benefits of having pets for your child's development

If you have a kid and you are considering adopting a pet, it's probably not a bad idea. Kids connect instinctively with pets and there may be many reasons behind it. Your canine or feline friends love unconditionally and give all their attention to the little one making them feel special. Pets are the perfect companions for your kids and they are unlikely to feel lonely in their presence. Studies show that pets can reduce cortisol levels, combat loneliness, improve mood, and increase feelings of social support. Apart from mental health, there are also several physical health benefits for your child to have a pet at home from improved immunity to increased activity levels.

Those with HIV have a compromised immunity which makes them even more susceptible to TB. (HT FILE PHOTO)

HIV treatment still undermined by stigma

The treatment for HIV is a combination of drugs taken daily called antiretroviral therapy (ART). ART was first introduced in many developed countries in the mid-1990s, but only became available in developing countries around 2003, when international funding lowered distribution costs.

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