It isn’t just about that hour in the gym

Wouldn't it be lovely if there was just a single aspect to fitness that we could all aspire to? If hitting the gym for one hour, five days a week could take away all our health woes? After all, it does sound very intense. But it just doesn't work that way.Of course, if you have never worked out and you join a gym, or you start a diet (any diet), there is a huge possibil...
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Jump

I have heard many people say things like they want to lose weight and become fitter but they hate going to the gym or that they don't have a partner to play a sport with or that they don't have the budget to join a swimming class and so on. While the excuses are endless, the truth is, there are many simple, no-cost ways to start working out at home and to bring oneself out ...
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Stress, Cortisol and Testosterone – demystifying the relationship

Stress is bad for health. Who doesn't know that? But how exactly does is take a toll on our health? Stress leads people to overeat, indulge in smoking, drinking and other harmful habits, promotes diseases and be chronically fatigued. But on a cellular level, there is much more to understand about stress.Stress is our instinctive response to a fight-or-flight situation. ...
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Don’t Weight Up. It could give you a Headache!

There are plenty of studies published on WebMD and other medical sites online that highlight the relation between obesity and frequent headaches among children and adults alike. While I couldn't get my hands on to a study that provided a cause-and-effect relation between the two, there is no doubt that obese people are more likely to have episodic migraines and are at a ris...
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Why bother leaving the house?

Isn’t it a marvellous age that we live in? Ready access to information, technology and consumer- friendly services have truly made our worlds spin around us. One could spend a complete day (or even weeks or months) without as much as needing to step out of the house. You can work from home, order food at home, exercise at home by putting on a work-out video, get a massage a...
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The Weighty Issues

 When I look at my young son, I marvel at the beauty of nature and how proportionately our bodies are designed to not just look aesthetically pleasing but also to protect our various vital organs. If you observe young children, mostly all of them will have a few things in common – a big head, a small waist and lean legs. However, as we start to observe teenagers al...
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Changing your lifestyle – When dreams clash with reality

At some point in our lives, we have all wished for better circumstances – a better paycheque, a better body, a better relationship, a better lifestyle, or generally a better life-state. However, when it comes to doing something about it, often we feel incapable of taking steps in the direction of any improvement. The biggest reason that stops or demotivates us is the varied...
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The temple we have forgotten to pay homage to

Human body – a marvellous construction that can sustain itself and heal itself, one which runs non-stop for the lifetime of a human being. It signals itself for whatever it wants, and also rewards itself with good health when it gets it. Using the powers of human mind, the body has the ability to create wonderful, never-seen before marvels many times bigger than it’s own si...
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