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Tired of moving from trainer to trainer only to find that your workout results pay the price? With very little agreement between different trainers even within the same gym, it's difficult to decide which trainer has your best interests in mind, and which trainer just plain doesn't. Strength and conditioning coach Arnav Sarkar breaks it down for us and tells us how to find a good trainer. Listen up! Continue Reading »
Home cooking is nice, but it's the street food we crave every now and then. Hot and spicy, usually fried, loved by one and all, and mostly just unhealthy; street food often lies on the unhealthy eating scale. But here's something you might not have considered - street food can be healthy. How? We take a look at some of the yummiest healthy street foods available to us in Indian towns and cities. *Images courtesy: © Thinkstock photos/ Getty Images View Slideshow »
A military approach to deciding which fitness routine to follow will be – decide what your body needs and then go find the most effective way to achieve it. In 8 out of 10 cases, the answer to most fitness requirements is a healthy mix of cardio and weight training. But we all know how we feel about pumping iron at the gym. That there are countless articles about how you can find ‘fun’ alternatives to ‘boring gym workouts’ is testament to the fact that gyms don't always meet the popular need to be enticed into a fitness routine each day. How, then, does a novice fitness enthusiast decide which routine to follow? Here’s looking at how you can arrive at that one fitness... View Slideshow »
Core power yoga is beyond developing six packs. There’s more to core power yoga than meets the eye. Plus it is not for amateur yoga enthusiasts. If you thought yoga was easy, then core power yoga will challenge you to the core – mentally and physically. So what is core power yoga? Continue Reading »
With a kid around, there are so many responsibilities that need to be prioritised that fitness eventually takes the back seat or is completely side-lined. If this is your story, stop feeling guilty about your health and try these fitness tips for busy moms to get back in shape. Continue Reading »
You may have seen pictures of children with abs and muscles and wondered, if that is the right way to keep your child fit. Arnav Sarkar, our fitness instructor from Kolkata advises us on the right age to begin gyming and if children should lift weights. Continue Reading »
Do you find your hand often reaching out for your upper back? Unconsciously wanting to soothe it and ease a slight, pulsating pain? You could be in the middle of a kitchen chore or bending over a colleague’s desk at work and are suddenly aware of a slight ache spreading over your lower back?rnrnYou might not have a chronic backache. Yet these once-in-a-blue-moon signs could be enough wake-up calls for us to sit up straight and invest 5 minutes every day to strengthen our back muscles by practicing simple yoga postures. Don’t wait until you get a backache. Start now and invest a few minutes daily – the returns are high – a healthy back is yours for keeps. Continue Reading »
Doing upper body exercises is the best way for one to develop one's shoulders, biceps and triceps. Fitness Expert Miihier Singh, of Eskay Resort, lists out the top six exercises we need to include in our exercise regimes in order to develop a well defined upper body. View Slideshow »
It’s a very common question gastroenterologists have to address. These two words differ by a letter, but they target similar benefits - improving overall health by improving digestive health through nourishing a healthy colon. “Our digestive system is the host to millions of bacteria, many of which play an important role in the breakdown of the foods you eat,” says Dr Philip Abraham, senior gastroenterologist and hepatologist, P D Hinduja National Hospital, Mumbai. Prebiotics and probiotics are interdependent, but different matters altogether. Continue Reading »
If your enthusiasm's gotten the better of you, and you are exercising without resting or eating right, you're inviting trouble through overtraining. Overtraining is a reality and a danger for those of us who love working out. Instead of ignoring signs of overtraining, it's best to learn how to read the signals. Here are some ways to deal with overtraining. But first, how do we avoid it all together? Continue Reading »
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