Understanding the science behind the role of exercise in blood sugar control.

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We cannot overstate the benefits of exercise. With progress in transportation, easy access to food and growing number of desk jobs, our lifestyles have become sedentary.

The COVID-19 pandemic has further reduced our physical activity. A recent analysis of smartphone data on step count suggested that in some nations physical activity dropped by nearly 50% .

Hence, it is crucial to highlight the importance of exercise. Scientists recommend exercise for all. But diabetics should not skip exercising for more than two consecutive days .

This is an important suggestion because we seldom give such an emphasis on exercise for other health conditions. Diabetics have difficulty in maintaining a normal blood sugar level. …


Marketers must pay attention to the growth of Telegram and Signal as users continue to abandon WhatsApp

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WhatsApp users received a pop up informing them about the new privacy policy. While changes in privacy policies are common in the tech world, this one left users in shock. The new policy stated:

“By tapping agree, you accept the new terms and privacy policy which take effect on February 8, 2021. After this date, you’ll need to accept these updates to continue using WhatsApp.”

This new policy allows Facebook, which owns WhatsApp to have access to your data and share it.

According to the policy:

“We may use the information we receive from them, and they may use the information we share with them, to help operate, provide, improve, understand, customize, support, and market our Services and their offerings.” …


Lessons from three craftsmen which will help you succeed as a writer

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I am sure you have come across books, blogs and courses dedicated to teaching the “Art of Writing”. But can we can call writing an art? Is writing unstructured, like art? Can you create something out of nothing, the way a painter paints? Or can it be learnt by sharpening the skills like a craft? The answer lies somewhere between. Yet, writers will benefit from treating their profession like a craft than art.

Seldom have prominent writers waited for their “Eureka” moment to pen their thoughts. …


Eggs offer us a lot more than protein

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Eggs are an excellent source of protein. Eggs provide several vital micronutrients which are essential for a healthy body function.

Because of misinformation, there is stigma involving consumption of the egg yolk. Yet the yolk contains most of the micronutrients. They are beneficial for a wide range of body functions such as DNA synthesis, optimal functioning of the nervous system, fat metabolism, production of thyroid hormone, eye, hair and bone health.

Let us take a look at some of the impressive health benefits of eggs.

Eggs are an excellent source of Omega-3


Social media can learn from Medium and incentivize content creation

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Social media is free to use. Or is it?

We have seen a drop in content quality thanks to trolling, sketchy adverts, and hacking of profiles.

Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram may be the go-to tools for marketing, but they are not platforms for quality original content.

Unlike Medium!

A monetized platform with paid membership and incentives for the content creators can solve this issue.

Social media is not free


A comprehensive guide to existing and upcoming nutrition myths

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As the countdown to 2021 has begun, the wellness industry is gearing up for a massive marketing campaign.

In January every year we come across weight loss pills, detoxes, immune boosting supplements and fad diets. They seldom work but are yet popular.
Social media amplifies nutritional misinformation.

Hence, we need to identify and debunk such nutrition myths rooted deep in pseudoscience.

This year, let me help you stay away from the scaremongering by identifying the top 21 nutrition myths to watch out for in 2021.

1. Carbohydrates make you fat.


Should you attend Graduate School during a recession?

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, graduate schools across the world have witnessed an increase in enrollment. Individuals who are interested in upskilling, or wanted to fulfil their higher education goals are looking at Graduate School during a bleak job market.

According to a survey by CareerBuilder, 32% of employers require higher qualifications for jobs, out of which 27% prefer a Master’s degree.

That is approximately a third of employers.

The Master’s degree could be the new bachelor’s soon. …


You can integrate these evidence based changes to give your weight loss a boost

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Losing weight is a challenge.

It is frustrating when you are following the advice of your personal trainer and nutritionist, yet the scale seems to be moving slow. The inches are unwilling to go away!

It becomes a constant struggle. So can you speed up weight loss? Should you?

Though it depends on your goals, sustained weight loss is advisable rather than trying to speed up weight loss.

However, there are a few changes which you can make to your approach to weight loss without compromising on sustenance.

The results will take time, but these changes can help boost the process safely. …


I had received seven admission offers with no scholarship, yet I started anyway and secured full funding for my Master's degree

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Securing funding for your graduate studies is challenging. Universities have tight budgets and qualified candidates may not receive a fellowship offer.

Don’t let a scholarship rejection discourage you from pursuing your dream of graduate studies. There are ways to get other sources of funding, and if you are persistent, you can eventually land them. Though I didn’t initially get funding for my studies, I was eventually able to do so and graduated debt-free.

I had received seven letters of acceptance for my master’s application from these universities:

  • Purdue University
  • The University of Florida
  • SUNY, Buffalo
  • Rutgers University
  • The Pennsylvania State…


Our gut plays a crucial role in the development of obesity

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The double burden of malnutrition has emerged as a major roadblock to human progress. With increasing rates of obesity, diabetes and undernourished individuals, the world is facing a challenge to tackle the double burden of malnutrition.

Double burden of malnutrition may be defined as poor nutrition in terms of either undernutrition (resulting in stunted growth, undernourishment, low body weight, micronutrient associated deficiencies such as anemia) or over nutrition (resulting in a rise of childhood obesity, early onset of diabetes and chronic diseases associated with it such as increased risk of cardiovascular diseases and cancer).

While undernutrition affects the low and middle-income countries, over nutrition affects the developed and richer nations. …

About

Prateek Dasgupta, MS

Founder: https://myrebelnutrition.com . Penn State alumnus.I write on health and nutrition, science, higher education and social media.

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