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Now, blubber to shed blubber before bedtime

If a good nightly cry indeed burns calories, maybe health clubs can offer packages.

ET Bureau|
Aug 17, 2019, 09.34 AM IST
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Health clubs and gymnasiums could perhaps offer weepaway-weight packages.
English is a language of delightfully infuriating inconsistencies. No wonder the phrase ‘a good cry’ also has an alter ego in ‘a good laugh’ and novices could resort to both in the process of trying to understand the nuances of English.

Examining these phrases from a health perspective rather than a linguistic one also elicits equal validation, given recent research suggesting bawling before bedtime helps lose weight.

Common cathartic benefits of crying are well-known and the occasions that trigger it are also obvious. But the best time to cry — between 7pm and 10pm — has never been identified before, nor has a connection between shedding weight and shedding tears been sought to be causally linked before.

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That only ‘psychic’ tears (caused by genuine emotion, not glycerine or pollution) enhance production of cortisol that burns calories may disappoint some as crocodile tears will then not cut it. But for those not amused by the idea of sadness on tap, another oxymoronic English idiom may help: tears of happiness.

Indians, of course, are familiar with the benefits of hahas at dawn — given the increasing popularity of ‘morning laughers’ in city parks around the country — but boohoos at dusk is a new one. If calorie-conscious citizenry take to this idea, health clubs and gymnasiums could perhaps offer weepaway-weight packages.

Cut Down On Salt, Drink Fluids: Simple Diet Tips To Avoid Chronic Heart Failure

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Cardiac or heart failure is a clinical condition in which the heart loses the ability to eject blood to meet the requirements of the tissues of the body. Irrespective of the cause, nutritional concerns need to be addressed in this condition in order to prevent morbidity and mortality. Patients with chronic heart failure are at constant risk of losing weight due to the medical condition and also low dietary intake which is due poor appetite, depression or loss of appetite due to consumption of drugs.Dietary interventions to maintain and restore the nutritional balance are essential part of treatment therapy. These include a suitable change in calorie intake, reduction in sodium and fluid intake, maintenance of potassium and magnesium in the body, and appropriate supplementation with vitamins and minerals.Here are some simple tips by Dr Ritika Samaddar, Chief Nutritionist at Max Hospital, Saket.

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