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While it's usually under-training that people suffer from, for some health buffs, overtraining is a real danger. Overtraining is increasingly affecting more and more people who have realized the importance of fitness. If you've decided to make health and fitness a priority, you must know that sometimes too much heavy physical activity can be even worse for your body than no activity at all. Here are the signs to look out for to find out if you are overtraining or not... Continue Reading »
The Pro Kabaddi wave that is sweeping across India is making for a pleasant change from the usual cricket and football obsession that we tend to have. If you haven’t started watching already, you should start immediately. The demanding sport is a great way to stay healthy and just by watching a couple matches of the Pro Kabaddi League you will find yourself eager to try it out for yourself. Here are some of the fitness benefits that you could achieve if you were to start playing kabaddi Continue Reading »
We all hate to work; why? Because we are usually too tired from the previous day’s work or because each work day leaves us with little to no energy for a fun evening. Well, we give you 10 foods that will boost your energy in an instant, guaranteed. Firstly, to pump up your energy you need foods that provide sufficient calories and stimulants. Secondly, you need foods that will increase your metabolism. So pull up your socks, stop making excuses and get ready to do the locomotion. *Images courtesy: © Thinkstock photos/ Getty Images View Slideshow »
We’ve all been there at some point or the other when it comes to dealing with post-workout pain. Starting a new exercise routine, hitting a gym for the first time, or re-joining after a long break, the repercussions are always the same: Your muscles, used to the comforts of no exercise, suddenly begin to complain. The soreness usually starts about a day after the actual workout. Health experts calls this post-workout pain - DOMS, short for 'Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness'. Continue Reading »
Starting a new fitness programme this month? How about measuring your fitness levels first? We all have some sort of an idea about our fitness levels. But do we really know how to measure fitness levels? Why is that important? For starters, it's a great way to keep a tab on your progress levels and set short term practical fitness goals. So if you're game to kick start a new fitness program, then size up your fitness level by taking this simple fitness test expanded across four steps. Continue Reading »
We have our woes of not making it to our gyms amidst the rainy season chaos, but fret not. Here's a short 15 minute home workout that will tide you over, so that your 2014 fitness resolve doesn't melt away. This workout is based on the simple principle of boot camp calisthenics with short, intense segments of 30 seconds to 1 minute with at least 10 seconds rest between exercises. Let's get started! View Slideshow »
These grab-and-go foods work best when you are short on time. Not only does the protein content in these foods helps you last longer, it also helps build your muscles. Proteins are an important capsule for a better body. In addition to this, proteins aid in rebuilding your muscles and help in recovering after a workout. The thing is nobody has the time (even if we have the inclination) to pocket a grilled chicken breast or meat. So we wondered and came up with 6 convenient and quick ways of eating portable proteins. Continue Reading »
We have heard this like a zillion times – that exercise helps to boost your mood, jumpstart your sex life and improve your overall health. Mike Jackson - Nutritional Consultant and Physique Transformation Specialist, shares a sexy way to burn those calories without any extra efforts, whilst having a great time on bed. These sexy alternative workouts will not only improve your health but also make you more receptive to sex. View Slideshow »
If smooth, glowing skin has evaded you all your life, then you're in luck. Geetha G H, Consultant Registered Dietician, Certified Diabetes Educator and Exercise & Sports Nutritionist of over 10 years, tells you how super foods can give you gorgeous skin. Intrigued? Let's begin... Continue Reading »
Picking breakfast cereals may look like an easy task, but when you're in that supermarket it can get quite confusing. You're faced with the dilemma of either following a healthy friend's advice or what the celebrities are endorsing this season. Some breakfast cereals guarantee more energy, others more nutrition, and all this while the ingredients list sound similar and just as inviting. But look closely and you spot high amounts of sugar and no nutrition. Here are 7 handy tips that'll help you pick a healthy breakfast cereal today: Continue Reading »
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