4 TIPS TO GET IN SHAPE THIS SEASON

4 TIPS TO GET IN SHAPE THIS SEASON

Be Active Always You should walk wherever and whenever possible. Pick weekend activities like bike rides, hikes, or any other physical activity Don’t take a lift or escalator, take the stairs always. Choose active recreational activities on vacation like hiking, kayaking, skiing, swimming, biking etc Get enough sleep everyday One must sleep at least 7-8 hours each night. Sleep gives your body the energy needed to workout daily. It also helps regulate your metabolism, repair your muscles and makes you healthier, fitter and…

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Common myths about weight loss

Common myths about weight loss

In the present era, most of us are health conscious. It’s a good evolution that is taking place in our society—many more people are aiming to get fit and are concerned about their eating and lifestyle habits. Nonetheless, there is also another group of people who are in a hurry to get instant results, and thus choose to follow fad diet regimes. Some common myths in relation to weight loss are as follows: STARVING YOURSELF IS THE BEST WAY TO…

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Muscle Building- Endurance vs Strength

Muscle Building- Endurance vs Strength

We hear this statement often: Use heavy weights with low repetitions to bulk you up, but use light weights with high repetitions to get toned. So there is a difference in these 2 types of training and it’s about different muscle functions. Basically these two tasks are the difference between Muscle Strength and Muscle Endurance. To go by definition Muscular Endurance is a health-related component of physical fitness that relates to the ability of muscle groups to exert external force…

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An interview with Dr Ajay Bakshi

An interview with Dr Ajay Bakshi

“Bad nutrition – specifically addiction to carbs and sugars is self-inflicted harm,” says Dr. Ajay Bakshi, the Managing Director & CEO of Manipal Health Enterprises (Manipal Hospitals), calling for the scientific community to better engage with the public to share scientific facts (on nutrition) proven through rigorous research studies – rather than anecdotal evidence that seems to drive a lot of fads. Grow Fit: How do you think the way medial science has viewed nutrition has changed over the years? Dr. Ajay Bakshi: The medical…

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How essential is eating at the right time

How essential is eating at the right time

With all the emphasis we put on healthy eating, we often overlook one of the most important factors:  When we eat our meals of the day! Eating right foods may sound very simple in itself but it is the simple mistakes we make that make a huge difference. It is important to know that when it comes to eating, the timing of meals is the key to healthy life. So there are certain questions we need to ask ourselves. How often do…

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Weight Gain: It’s fit, not fat

Weight Gain: It’s fit, not fat

Weight Gain, is something that we all feel is very easy to achieve by just binging on food. But the fact is, weight gain does not mean becoming fat, it means to have correct food & correct exercise to achieve your healthy weight, by not looking FAT, but looking FIT Make your journey to weight gain simpler by using these simple guidelines. 1. Have Healthy calories. Foods like Cheese, Almonds, Sunflower seeds etc. are high in calories. So include them…

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FOODS YOU MUST TRY THIS MONSOON

FOODS YOU MUST TRY THIS MONSOON

We are ready to welcome the monsoon after this miserable summer heat. But monsoons bring health risks. Our body is more susceptible to health issues in rainy season. Our body gets easily affected with allergies, infections, indigestion problems so here are some healthy foods you must try this monsoon. Tea (herbal) Monsoons bring bacterial and fungal infections, it’s best to consume herbal hot tea with ginger, lemon, cardamom etc as these ingredients can help prevent infections. You can now try…

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Is low fat actually good for you?

Is low fat actually good for you?

Fats are an important and essential part of our diet. They provide energy, and are an essential constituent of every cell membrane. Some fats are good while some are bad. Bad fats are trans fats and saturated fats that causes cardiac problems while good fats are unsaturated fats that play a vital role in performing many important functions of body, like: Provides Energy: One gram of fat in our diet provides 9 kcal. Fats are the primary source of energy….

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Best exercises to help lose weight

Best exercises to help lose weight

Exercise is any movement that works your body at a greater intensity than your usual level of daily activity. Exercise raises your heart rate and works your muscles and is most commonly undertaken to achieve the aim of physical fitness. An ideal exercise schedule should include a combination of cardio and strengthening exercises. Cardio exercises are the ones which pump up your heart rate and enhance your blood circulation. Strengthening exercises are the ones which work on your muscles, breaking…

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