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HealthMeUp.com, India’s only contemporary health and fitness website, is about the health pursuits and fitness needs of modern day India. HealthMeUp’s content covers a wide range of concerns ranging from practical diet and fitness advice to workouts and weight loss, and serious issues of disease prevention, treatment and diagnosis. We've even got you covered for low-fat, quick and easy recipes - an essential step toward overall healthy living. HealthMeUp’s team of writers maintain its mantra of Get Fit Now through daily articles about unique and original health and fitness content. Whether it’s topical, seasonal, or community-led, all of HealthMeUp’s content aims to satisfy the growing Indian appetite for living a healthy life, and being fit.

 

Columnists:

Editor: S.George

After taking a fulfilling break from a conventional ‘career’ to pursue photography and mixed martial arts professionally, George returned to his biggest passion, writing. Replacing multiple trips to the doctor for assorted injuries with a desk job has been better for his health, and he makes sure to stay fit and keep the chocolate consumption (a.k.a bulkin’ mode) to a minimum. Writing for this site has combined his major interests: writing, nutrition and fitness, and he’s glad to be part of the team!

 

Staff writer: Vanessa Luis

An enthusiast of all things rustic, Vanessa cheers for the small joys in life. She believes that a good playlist and a long walk can do you more good than you think. Peace, positivity and tranquillity are her ideals of a perfect life. After all, isn’t it a healthy mind that ultimately leads to a healthy body!

 

Staff writer: Sanjana Gupta

Sanjana worked in the online journalism field for a year before joining HealthMeUp. While she spent her teenage years being the cookie monster and chocolate hog, it eventually started to dawn on her that she could not eat junk and escape exercise forever. She started exploring her passion for health and fitness – and here she is!

 

Staff writer: Romana D'Souza

Romana has always held a firm belief that life should be lived fully, but not at the expense of personal health. Her guilty pleasures are almost always culinary, but unfailingly absolved by swimming many laps in the pool. She believes that writing about health is nothing short of a good cause, and hopes to generate awareness, interest and motivation for others to adopt a healthy way of life.

 

HealthMeUp.com Experts

Malti Bhojwani

Malti Bhojwani is the founder of Multi Coaching International, a Professional Certified Life Coach, (ICF) NLP practitioner (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and an author. She has been involved in personal development and transformation for over 12 years, by life coaching using her empathetic enquiry which leads her clients to personal empowerment, fulfilled goals and consistent success.

 

Arnav Sarkar

Arnav is a strength and conditioning trainer based in Kolkata. His style of training depends on simplicity and sensibility over fad and short term methods. Having trained a variety of clients from competitive body builders to busy businesspersons, teachers and homemakers, he has the experience of helping and designing programs for people with highly varied goals and different time constraints.

 

Dr. Kersi Chavda

Dr Kersi Chavda is a Past President of the Bombay Psychiatric Society. He is on the Panel of the Child and Adolescent Chapter of the Indian Association of Private Psychiatry. He was on the Academic Council of the National Institute of the Mentally Handicapped. He was founder member of Prafulta, one of the biggest NGOs dealing with psychological problems in Mumbai. He is a Consultant Psychiatrist at the P.D. Hinduja National group of hospitals in Mumbai.

 

Dr. Dilip Nadkarni

Dr Dilip Nadkarni is an Orthopedic surgeon specialized in Arthroscopic or Key-hole surgery for the Knee Joint. His forte is treating sports or fitness related injuries. He is affiliated to Lilavati Hospital and has performed over 10000 knee operations. He believes in Holistic health and has authored books like Knee Problem No Problem, Real Fitness and Calm Sutra, the Art of Relaxation published by Times of India. He has scripted and anchored DVDs like Calm Sutra and Knee Problem No Problem, which emphasize on simple exercises to keep healthy and be happy. Dr Nadkarni is working towards popularizing the concept 'Vertical Yoga', which is a set of exercises that can be performed anywhere, anytime for mind and body bliss.

 

Mrs. Eileen Canday

Mrs Eileen Canday is presently working as Chief Dietician at The Breach Candy Hospital Trust. She is a Ph.D. Scholar and is registered with the University of Mumbai. Eileen is one of the few Registered Dieticians (RD) in the country and is also a certified Diabetes Educator from the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). She is an active Executive Committee Member of The Indian Dietetic Association. Eileen conducts lectures at the Renal Support group activity held at Breach Candy Hospital and also conducts lectures for ‘V Care’ organization for patients with breast cancer, and training for Dietetic Interns from various colleges at the Post-Graduate and Masters Level.

 

Mickey Mehta

Mickey Mehta is India’s leading Holistic Health Guru and has recently completed 30 successful years in the wellness industry. He as a philosopher, life coach, an author; a brand - an institution personified. He has interwoven the philosophies of Zen, Tao, Tantra and Ved, and blended the disciplines of exercises such as calisthenics, functional training, boot camp, agility drills, tai chi, pilates, yoga, swimming etc. Brand Mickey Mehta has revolutionized India’s approach to wellness and advocates its five dimensions: Physical Wellness, Physiological Wellness, Psychological Wellness, Emotional Wellness, and Spiritual Wellness.

 

Rashmi Ramesh

Rashmi Ramesh is a Dancer and Yoga-lates Exponent from Mumbai. She is a certified Yoga teacher with the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, Himalayas and the Art of Living (Sri Sri Yoga). Rashmi is Certified by I.S.T.D , London in Latin American Dance. She studied at Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, Bangalore where she did a diploma in Movement and Mixed Media, studying Pilates, Classical Ballet, Kalaripayettu, Pilates, Yoga, Bharatnatyam and Anatomy.With her training and practice of Yoga and Pilates, Rashmi has devised Yogalates which is a great combination of fitness,flexibility, strength and toning for your body that provides a calm and equanimous mind.

 

Sophia Yasmin

Master Fitness Trainer Sophia Yasmin has been teaching in the fitness industry worldwide for over 14 years. Sophia has developed a reputation among fitness enthusiasts in London, Melbourne, Singapore and now India as a high-energy and challenging instructor, who is always the inspiration of her incredible classes. Sophia Yasmin has received training from the YMCA Fitness Industry Training, Les Mills International and the Pilates Institute in the UK. She has also trained with the Australian Fitness Network in Melbourne. Sophia holds two degrees, one from the University of London and one from the University of Melbourne; and her specialty is exercise and science.

 

Sharath Raju

Sharath Raju is a barefoot running coach based in Bangalore. He is amongst the 30 trainers in the world and the only one in India to be a VIVOBAREFOOT Certified coach, licensed by Prof Daniel Lieberman of Harvard University and Lee Saxby, the British coach and Program director.He is also the first in India to professionally represent the ‘Barefoot’ concept, believed to be the future of an injury-free lifestyle and the way we will start to think about modern footwear.

 

Ishi Khosla

Ishi Khosla is a practicing clinical nutritionist, consultant, writer, columnist, researcher, author and an entrepreneur. She is actively involved in clinical practice at the Centre For Dietary Counseling in Delhi, where she deals with a wide range of nutrition related health problems including obesity, cardio-vascular disease, diabetes, gastro-intestinal problems, allergies etc. She has been conferred several awards and recognitions in her field and has also been listed among the 25 most powerful women in the Country by the India Today Group.

 

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