एक नए अध्ययन से पता चला है कि कोविड-19 महामारी के दौरान बच्चों का वजन अधिक बढ़ गया, खासकर 5 से 11 साल की उम्र के बच्चों का। जर्नल ऑफ द अमेरिकन मेडिकल एसोसिएशन में प्रकाशित निष्कर्षों ने संकेत दिया कि कोविड -19 महामारी के दौरान शरीर के वजन में वृद्धि और मोटापे की व्यापकता थी, खासकर 5 से 11 वर्ष के बच्चों के लिए।
यह निर्धारित करने के लिए कि क्या महामारी के दौरान बच्चों ने अतिरिक्त वजन उठाया, शोधकर्ताओं ने 1,91,509 बच्चों के इलेक्ट्रॉनिक स्वास्थ्य रिकॉर्ड का विश्लेषण किया, जिनकी आयु 1 मार्च, 2019 से 31 जनवरी, 2021 तक 5 से 17 वर्ष थी।
शोधकर्ताओं ने कहा कि 5 से 11 साल के बच्चों ने कोविड -19 से पहले की समान अवधि की तुलना में कोविड -19 के दौरान 5.07 पाउंड अधिक प्राप्त किए, जबकि 12 से 15 वर्ष के बच्चों और 16 से 17 वर्ष के बच्चों ने 5.1 पाउंड और 2.26 पाउंड से अधिक प्राप्त किया।
5 से 11 साल के बच्चों में, वजन बढ़ने के कारण लगभग 9 प्रतिशत अधिक बच्चे अधिक वजन वाले या मोटे हो गए, जबकि 12 से 15 साल के युवाओं में 5 प्रतिशत और 16 से 17 साल की उम्र में 3 प्रतिशत बच्चे थे।
5-11 और 12-15 वर्ष के समूहों में अधिकांश वृद्धि मोटापे में वृद्धि के कारण हुई।
कोएबनिक ने कहा, हमें बिगड़ते मोटापे की महामारी की निगरानी में तुरंत निवेश करना शुरू करना होगा और बच्चों को स्वस्थ वजन हासिल करने और बनाए रखने में मदद करने के लिए आहार और गतिविधि हस्तक्षेप विकसित करना होगा।
यह भी पढ़े► कैंसर से पीड़ित बच्चों में और गंभीर हो सकता कोविड संक्रमण : लैंसेट
Lifestyle plays a huge role in your fitness and health. Often a sedentary lifestyle along with unhealthy eating habits contribute to weight gain or other lifestyle diseases. With discipline and patience, you can work on your lifestyle to reach a fitness level you have always desired. Always remember that whatever changes you implement should not be focused on temporary results, but rather on a long and sustainable lifestyle.
A good fitness level is more important than just fat loss. However, you can lose fat by practising these things:
1. Make Your Diet A Lifestyle:
Most people tend to focus on diet as a destination, rather than a journey. Your nutrition should not be a trend or a plan for short-term results, but rather a lifestyle that you can follow effortlessly. Although easier said than done, implementing a positive lifestyle can have tremendous long-term results. Tweaking your food habits and incorporating essential macro and micronutrients can aid your fat-loss journey. A good way to include the right food components in your diet is through a good diet plan which you must follow with discipline. Eat good food every day. It's as simple as that. Don't divert even if you have to eat the same food every day, you can always innovate your dishes with the help of spices and other preparation methods.
2. Workout Regime To Increase Activity:
Even if you can't do a heavy workout every day, it is essential to include some kind of activity in your lifestyle. Find a physical activity that suits you. Some people despise gyms, but love jogging or playing a sport. Some like strength training and lifting weights. Whatever you choose, follow through without any excuses. Your daily physical activity plays a huge role in your metabolism and fitness level. It's not just about burning calories; it's about setting a pattern for your body to undergo positive stress. When you exercise, your body is already doing half the work required for losing weight and becoming fit.
3. Don't Compromise on Your Sleep and Hydration:
People underrate the importance of a good night's sleep. Your body requires sleep to recover, to balance the cortisol hormone level which is responsible for your binge eating. Sleeping is our body's natural way of balancing the stress level and rectifying any errors in its system. Fix a sleeping time and don't change it no matter what. This is one of the most important changes you must incorporate. The other being hydration water is extremely important for your system. Not only does it help in passing the nutrients throughout your system, but it also helps the body detox and shed the pesky water retention habit. You'll be surprised by the number of times your body confuses thirst for hunger, so always drink adequate water. Set a reminder through a phone app, it can be helpful.
(The author Pranit Shilimkar is a Health and Fitness Entrepreneur, Digital Content Creator and Founder of Fitnesstalks)
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Ghee is a pure clarified fat made from milk and milk products. Ghee is essential in some cultures, especially in the Indian diet. It is known as 'samna' as in Egypt, 'Samn' as in the Middle East, 'Rogan' in Iran, 'Samuli' in Uganda.
Ghee Nutrition Profile:
Calories/5gm 44.8kcal Ghee
Protein/5gm 0g Ghee
Carbs/5gm 0g Ghee
Fats/5gm 4.9g Ghee
Ghee is rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins minerals such as Vitamin A, E, K2, D, calcium, CLA and Omega-3.
There are 3 types of Ghee:
Regular ghee: Ghee is made by melting regular butter from cow or buffalo.
A2 ghee: Made from desi Indian cows like Gir cow and red Sindhi
Bilona Ghee: The most traditional way to make ghee. It is the purest ghee made from desi cow milk.
* A spoon of Ghee with a glass of milk and turmeric with black pepper cleanses the digestive system of its toxins. This helps with constipation and gives a much-needed boost to your immune system.
* One of the most significant ayurvedic benefits of ghee is it helps in improving metabolism. This will greatly improve your mood while also adding to your energy levels and helping you lose weight.
* Ghee is a rich source of butyric acid. It works as probiotic food for the bacteria in the gut.
* Ghee has Vitamin K2, which helps the bones in absorbing the calcium and helps in joint pain.
* Ghee with turmeric and black pepper reduces inflammation as well as stress -- which may help in better sound sleep.
* Ghee is unctuous in nature and brings glow on the skin.
* CLA in ghee reduces tumours, lower cholesterol and stabilizes blood sugars. It also helps in stimulating appetite.
* 1 spoon or 5gm of ghee is high in calories and fat. Cooking food in ghee is one of the best methods of cooking curries, sabzi, dals etc. But few people with health conditions such as Diabetes, Obesity, high cholesterol, heart patients and PCOS should be cautious about the quantity of ghee.
How much to add:
* 3-4 spoons a day of ghee can be added with individuals who lead a healthy active sedentary lifestyle. With increased daily calories, you can increase the ghee intake accordingly.
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New York, Aug 18 (IANS) Rates of physical and psychological aggression among couples increased six to eight-fold at the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic in the US, according to a new study.The study led by Georgia State University (GSU) researchers showed that physical aggression increased from two acts per year before the pandemic to 15 acts per year after lockdowns were imposed due to Covid-19. Psychological aggression increased from 16 acts per year to 96 acts per year.The findings indicate that stress related to the pandemic was strongly associated with perpetration of intimate partner aggression.While rates of intimate partner aggression remained high among heavy drinkers, it was non-heavy drinkers who were most affected by Covid-related stress. The association between physical aggression after the onset of the pandemic and Covid-19 stress was apparent only in people who consumed fewer drinks per day."If you think about it, that (increase) represents an enormous shift in people's day-to-day lives," said lead author Dominic Parrott, Professor of Psychology and Director of the GSU's Center for Research on Interpersonal Violence."It's the difference between having a bad fight with your partner once a month versus twice a week," Parrott added.The study published in the journal Psychology of Violence recruited 510 participants in April 2020 -- during the height of shelter-in-place restrictions across the US -- and asked them questions related to the period prior to and after the onset of Covid-19 in their community."There's data showing that after natural disasters, for example, when basic resources are lost and people have to live in close proximity, intimate partner violence goes up. Our fundamental aim was to document what was happening as a result of the pandemic," Parrott said.Policies designed to alleviate negative impacts of the pandemic -- such as economic relief packages or policies that provide increased access to childcare and healthcare -- may in turn reduce stress and perpetration of intimate partner aggression.In addition, broad implementation of public health policies aimed at mitigating the spread of the virus may also mitigate physical and psychological aggression, the researchers said.--IANSrvt/khz/bg
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Patients with Long Covid syndrome continue to have higher measures of blood clotting, which may help explain their persistent symptoms, such as reduced physical fitness and fatigue, finds a research.
While the dangerous clotting has been observed in patients with severe acute Covid-19, far less is known about Long Covid syndrome, where symptoms can last weeks to months after the initial infection has resolved and is estimated to affect millions of people worldwide.
Researchers from RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences in Ireland, examined 50 patients with symptoms of Long Covid syndrome to better understand if abnormal blood clotting is involved.
They discovered that clotting markers were significantly elevated in the blood of patients with Long Covid syndrome compared with healthy controls. These clotting markers were higher in patients who required hospitalisation with their initial Covid-19 infection, but they also found that even those who were able to manage their illness at home still had persistently high clotting markers.
In the study, published in the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, the team observed that higher clotting was directly related to other symptoms of Long Covid syndrome, such as reduced physical fitness and fatigue. Even though markers of inflammation had all returned to normal levels, this increased clotting potential was still present in the Long Covid patients.
"Because clotting markers were elevated while inflammation markers had returned to normal, our results suggest that the clotting system may be involved in the root cause of Long Covid syndrome," said lead author Dr Helen Fogarty, doctoral student at the Irish Centre for Vascular Biology in the RCSI School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences.
In a separate study, a team from the University of Cambridge, in the UK, found that small protein molecules called cytokines could have a link to the Long Covid condition, the Daily Mail reported.
Cytokines, which are produced by the body in response to infections, are often found to be lingering in a person's body for months after infection.
They developed a simple new blood test that may determine whether or not Covid-19 survivors will experience long-term symptoms.
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Researchers at University College London conducted a study of people with cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) following Covid-19 vaccination, to provide a clearer guide for clinicians trying to diagnose and treat such patients.The research, published in The Lancet, is the most detailed account of the characteristics of CVT, when it is caused by the novel condition vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT).VITT is a condition characterised by a blockage of the veins and a marked reduction of platelets, blood components which are an important part of the blood clotting system. The commonest and severest manifestation of VITT is CVT, in which veins draining blood from the brain become blocked.The study looks in detail at 70 patients with VITT-associated CVT following vaccination, who were then compared to 25 patients with CVT but without the evidence of VITT.The study provides support for the three principles of treatment established so far by the Expert Hematology Panel, based on early work at UCL and two other European sites.The use of non-heparin-based anticoagulation; give treatments to try to reduce the level of the abnormal antibody that is implicated in this condition; and avoid the strategy of trying to bring the platelet count back up to normal levels by giving platelet transfusions."We found that those patients who were given intravenous immunoglobulin -- the treatment in which the body is flooded with normal antibodies to try to reduce the effects of the abnormal one -- were more likely to leave hospital alive and able to live an independent life rather than depending on carers or family to look after them," Dr Alastair Webb, consultant neurologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford said.On the other hand, platelet transfusions were associated with a worse outcome in patients with VITT-associated CVT. Although observational data cannot prove harm from this treatment approach, the study provides support for the concern that has already been raised about the potential harm of platelet transfusions.However, the researchers also suggest that some treatments such as intravenous immunoglobulin seem to be associated with better outcomes but caution against reading too much into the findings of the observational study, saying that reliable evidence about treatments can only be obtained in a randomised clinical trial.--IANSrvt/skp/
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