An apple a day, keeps osteoporosis away


Its World Osteoporosis Day. This year, it’s all about awareness towards the condition. Osteoporosis affects the bones, they become weak and fragile, making them snap easily. According to International Osteoporosis Foundation, women are more susceptible to this problem. One in three women and one in five men aged above fifty have greater changes of getting …


Osteoporosis: Prevention and Treatment


Living with osteoporosis can be very limiting. It is important to ensure a strong, healthy framework well in advance, as it is difficult to alter the fate of our bones as our age advances. Irrespective of your age, what measures you adopt can decide the health of your bones for the rest of your life. …


Are your Bones Prone to Fractures as you Age?


As a baby learns to walk, it bumps and falls innumerable times before it takes a few clumsy steps. In contrast, older people may find themselves in excruciating pain and unable to move after a minor trauma or a tumble. Is it always a part of regular ageing, or could it signify an abnormal issue? …


How Regular Exercise Can Reduce Lower Back Pain?

lower back pain

Lower-back pain is a common health concern, worldwide. It can have considerable impact on well-being and finances as it can create disabilities amongst patients, leading them to take time off work. Lack of activity can be a direct cause of back pain. Sedentary lifestyle can cause certain muscles to shut down, and when that happens – …


Demystifying Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis

What happens when the body’s immune system attacks normal joint tissues? It could be an autoimmune disease, known as Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) that causes joint inflammation. The symptoms of RA can appear in spells, with flares and remission appearing alternately.Inflammation can lead to other problems like stiffness, pain, redness and swelling and can even result …


Why Should You Spend 15 Minutes Everyday in the Sun?

Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for all of us, and the best source for it is right under the sun. A combined study at the Boston Medical Centre and Mahidol University has shown that 70% of South Asians show a vitamin D deficiency. Researchers suggested that this deficiency is becoming a bigger problem for …


Can Exercise Reduce Lower Back Pain?

lower back pain

Got a throbbing pain in your back? Not to worry, just put on your sports shoes and head for a jog! According to National Health Service UK (NHS), studies have found that exercise could alleviate lower back pain by up to 35% and reduce the risk of taking time off work due to it, by …


Foods to Lay Off When You Have Arthritis

arthritis diet

Arthritis makes your body susceptible to inflammation, therefore watching your diet can aid in controlling the inflammation. Here’s a list of foods to keep away from if you are arthritic: Sugar As much as those cookies, pastries and chocolates call out to you, it’s time to limit their intake. Sugar releases inflammatory catalysts called cytokines. …


Why Exercise Means Stronger Bones?

Exercise Bones

Who knew that the merits of exercise never end? In a new study, men who engage in high-intensity workouts, when they’re in their teens or young adulthood, benefit from a greater bone density by the time they reach middle age. Vigorous activities such as jogging and high-energy sports can boost bone mass in the hip …