Instructional Design Strategies to boost eLearning

Be it any game, you need a right game plan or a strategy to succeed. And the same applies to eLearning design for corporate training. “eLearning when designed correctly with sound instructional design strategy has the potential to bring organizational excellence with a positive eLearning ROI. ” An instructional strategy is an action plan or a method to help people learn. It defines the approach to achieve learning objectives using various learning devices, techniques, resources, and various learning theories. Note: You need to analyze the learning needs, learner profile and…

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Just a minute’s running daily may boost bone health

Want to improve your bone health? Running — a high-intensity and weight-bearing physical activity — for just one to two minutes each day may help you, new research shows. The findings showed that women who on an average did 60-120 seconds of running per day had four per cent better bone health than those who did less than a minute, while those who ran for more than two minutes a day, had six per cent better bone health. “We don’t yet know whether it’s better to accumulate this small amount…

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Anti-gravity treadmill may boost confidence post knee surgery

Using space age technology, a British scientist has developed an anti-gravity treadmill that can help people reduce their fears of re-injury as well as boost their confidence after knee operations. “The anti-gravity treadmill could provide a great environment for healing and help restore the belief that injured people could make a successful return to any sport they love,” said Karen Hambly, senior lecturer at the University of Kent and an international expert on knee rehabilitation. When people run, the load on their knee joints could be up to five times…

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Love to sweat it out in the gym? Lifting heavy weights can boost your muscle strength

Love lifting heavy weights in the gym? A new study says that lifting heavy weights may help you enhance your muscle strength more than light weight training as the nervous system facilitates improvements in strength during high-load training. The study aimed to find out how the brain and motor neurons — cells that send electrical signals to muscle — adapt to high versus low-load weight training. The findings showed that despite similar increases in muscle thickness, high-load training may be superior for enhancing muscle strength than low-load training. The nervous system activates more of…

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Anti-gravity treadmill reduces load on knee joints, may boost recovery post surgery

Using space-age technology, a British scientist has developed an anti-gravity treadmill that can help people reduce their fears of re-injury as well as boost their confidence after knee operations. The anti-gravity treadmill could provide a great environment for healing and help restore the belief that injured people could make a successful return to any sport they love, said Karen Hambly, senior lecturer at the University of Kent and an international expert on knee rehabilitation. When people run, the load on their knee joints could be up to five times greater…

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Yoga Asanas That Can Boost Heart Health

With more and more people adopting yoga as a way of life, the ancient Indian practice of physical exercise is gaining popularity across the globe. It not only works to stretch your muscles, but also boosts mental health as well as the functions of the heart, stomach and other internal organs. According to a study conducted by Harvard experts, yoga can be as effective as cycling or brisk walking in reducing the risk of a heart attack or stroke. It has been found to be beneficial in managing and improving…

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Higher Childhood IQ Linked to Longer Life: Top 5 Foods to Boost Brain Power

While a range of lifestyle factors have been linked to triggering ailments like cancer, diabetes, hypertension among others, experts have now established an unusual link between IQ level and a range of diseases. Experts at the University of Edinburgh in the UK have found that kids with higher intelligence have a lower risk of major causes of death, including heart disease, stroke, and smoking related cancers. The findings also suggested lifestyle factors, especially tobacco smoking, as an important component in the effect of intelligence on differences in mortality. Close to…

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Love Beer? Experts Have Created A Type That Can Boost Immunity

Beer lovers, time to rejoice! Experts at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have created a probiotic sour beer can also boost immunity. The beer is believed to be created with a probiotic strain of Lactobacillus paracasei L26. This probiotic strain is known to have been first isolated from human intestines with an ability to neutralise toxins and viruses. It is also known to regulate the immune system. Probiotics have long been touted as gut benefiting agents that are also beneficial for the overall health. Consuming food items rich in…

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