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Twenty minutes of cycling a day keeps the heart doctor away

Cardiovascular diseases are responsible for more than 30 per cent of the deaths annually

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October 12, 2016: Just 20 minutes of cycling on a daily basis can reduce the risk of dying from a heart-related disease.
According to ANI “a study conducted by the Purdue University concluded that regular cycling can cut your risk of heart disease by a whopping 50 per cent.”

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Cardiovascular diseases are responsible for more than 30 per cent of the deaths annually.
In India, cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death.

However, 50 per cent of heart disease-related deaths can be easily prevented by only adopting healthy habits and by a hygienic lifestyle.

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Physical inactivity is one of the significant risk factors for heart disease.
In fact, the physical inactivity is the cause of numerous lifestyle diseases like obesity, diabetes, hypertension, cardiac ailments and even cancer.

According to World Health Organization, one of the ten leading risk factors for death worldwide is insufficient physical activity.

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As much as smoking is a serious health hazard, physical inactivity is equally life risky.
The WHO recommends, adults between the ages of 18 to 64 years should be involved in at least 150 minutes physical activity of moderate-intensity throughout the week.
Even a cycle ride of just 20 minutes daily is sufficient to achieve the target and be healthy.

-by NewsGram team with ANI inputs

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Aadhaar Helpline Mystery: French Security Expert Tweets of doing a Full Disclosure Tomorrow about Code of the Google SetUP Wizard App

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Google’s admission that it had in 2014 inadvertently coded the 112 distress number and the UIDAI helpline number into its setup wizard for Android devices triggered another controversy on Saturday as India’s telecom regulator had only recommended the use of 112 as an emergency number in April 2015.

After a large section of smartphone users in India saw a toll-free helpline number of UIDAI saved in their phone-books by default, Google issued a statement, saying its “internal review revealed that in 2014, the then UIDAI helpline number and the 112 distress helpline number were inadvertently coded into the SetUp wizard of the Android release given to OEMs for use in India and has remained there since”.

Aadhaar Helpline Number Mystery: French security expert tweets of doing a full disclosure tomorrow about Code of the Google SetUP Wizard App, Image: Wikimedia Commons.

However, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recommended only in April 2015 that the number 112 be adopted as the single emergency number for the country.

According to Google, “since the numbers get listed on a user’s contact list, these get  transferred accordingly to the contacts on any new device”.

Google was yet to comment on the new development.

Meanwhile, French security expert that goes by the name of Elliot Alderson and has been at the core of the entire Aadhaar controversy, tweeted on Saturday: “I just found something interesting. I will probably do full disclosure tomorrow”.

“I’m digging into the code of the @Google SetupWizard app and I found that”.

“As far as I can see this object is not used in the current code, so there is no implications. This is just a poor coding practice in term of security,” he further tweeted.

On Friday, both the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) as well as the telecom operators washed their hand of the issue.

While the telecom industry denied any role in the strange incident, the UIDAI said that he strange incident, the UIDAI said that some vested interests were trying to create “unwarranted confusion” in the public and clarified that it had not asked any manufacturer or telecom service provider to provide any such facility.

Twitter was abuzz with the new development after a huge uproar due to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman R.S. Sharma’s open Aadhaar challenge to critics and hackers.

Ethical hackers exposed at least 14 personal details of the TRAI Chairman, including mobile numbers, home address, date of birth, PAN number and voter ID among others. (IANS)

Also Read: Why India Is Still Nowhere Near Securing Its Citizens’ Data?