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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Dip and Rise

#Picture courtesy Pinterest (FitnessMagazine.com) One of the major problem areas for women, especially post-partum, is the tricep area, which is a group of three short muscles at the back of the upper limb. Often times, the mass in the tricep region hangs lose and I too have struggled to tone it up for the longest time. One exercise that I find really effective for working t...
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The Punishment that was a Blessing in Disguise

Squats, or Uthak Baithak, as they are called in India, are a wonderful way to workout, especially if you are someone who has never lifted weights but would still like to tone up your large muscles. Squats incorporate full body balance, lower back stretching, abs crunching as well as training of the thigh and leg muscles in order to strengthen them up.While most fitness ...
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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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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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The reason why I became a health freak

I have struggled with weight issues for over 15 years now. That amounts to half my time spent on this planet! As a child, owing to my excess weight, I dealt with health issues, self-image issues, fat-shaming, fad-diets and torturous gym routines over many years. It isn't easy for a high-schooler in India (or rather anywhere) to have a successful teen-age with the pressure o...
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