Healthy Aging

Healthy aging or painful aging, choice is yours

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hum Fit to India Fit campaign is a too late awakening of the Government. It should have been the priority number one in 1947 after the Independence. We as a nation are the capital of diabetes, heart disease, and many more lifestyle-related disease. In times like this healthy aging is not only our individual priority but the national priority. If your … Continue reading Healthy aging or painful aging, choice is yours

Yoga Day

Know how stretches can keep you fit and flexible

“Yoga stretches out your body and releases lactic acid. I do it four times a week, and my skin feels fantastic afterward. When I’m doing a film, I do it every day – I keep a yoga mat in my trailer. Sometimes I do it in front of the TV. The stretching makes me feel so good. It gets my heart going and helps me … Continue reading Know how stretches can keep you fit and flexible

Mental Fitness

What you need to know about your mental fitness

“Thinking is the toughest kind of work which is why so many people avoid it.” Orrin Woodward Thinking involves brain and fitness of our brain improves quality of our thinking. Exercise is good for physical fitness. But the majority of modern-day diseases are a psychosomatic disease.  This means connected with both – the mind and the body. We focus on our physical fitness (most are … Continue reading What you need to know about your mental fitness

Dental Care

Why going to the Gym is not enough for your fitness?

“Health is not valued till sickness comes.”Thomas Fuller Gym training, whether cardio or weight training is not enough to keep us healthy. There are areas of the body which escapes the exercise impact.  Let’s see. Eyes: The National Eye Institute recommends some ways to keep eyes fit. Have a comprehensive dilated eye exam. Many common eye diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, and age-related … Continue reading Why going to the Gym is not enough for your fitness?

Healthcare Exercise

How can YOU ease the pressure on the healthcare system?

Yes, you can and only you can because you are adding the pressure on the nation’s healthcare system by your reckless living/choices and misplaced priorities. What HT Youth Survey 2017, found is alarming. Most youngsters in India do not exercise regularly or monitor their diet. India’s ancient tradition of yoga also does not have many takers, the India Youth Survey 2017 reveals. Statistics point to … Continue reading How can YOU ease the pressure on the healthcare system?

Elderly People and Exercise

11 reasons elderly people MUST exercise regularly

“The wise mind mourns less for what age takes away than what it leaves behind.” Williams Wordsworth (1770 – 1850). We all are aging dally. We are not aware of it. Our deteriorating age-related symptoms send us signals. We realise we are aging when we are under the seize of many diseases. Gerry R. Boss, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, in his paper Age-Related Physiological Changes and … Continue reading 11 reasons elderly people MUST exercise regularly

Staircase Climbing Exercise

Staircase climbing exercise for better heart health

‘No time for fitness’ can no longer be an excuse if you are living in a multi-story building.  (Multi-storey means more than 1 floor so no excuse here too.) Just climb the stairs every time you go down. Or make it better by planning a staircase exercise. One study found that simply walking up 200 steps twice a day, five days a week, for eight … Continue reading Staircase climbing exercise for better heart health

Exercise and menopause

Why exercise is MUST post Menopause

Family first is the motto of most of the women. However, we don’t realise our fitness is the first requirement when we put the family first. Without focussing on our own fitness, family first is just a myopic and short-term view. Imagine as a wife or mother when we are sick. Everything comes to a halt. As a center of the family, it is the … Continue reading Why exercise is MUST post Menopause

Muscle Disuse Atrophy

Muscle Disuse Atrophy – A dangerous consequence of not exercising

If you don’t use it you lose it. This is called disuse Atrophy (waste away). Why all of us must know this important principle? It is because if we don’t use our body parts, they suffer from disuse atrophy over the period of time. Most of the time muscle atrophy is simply the result of disuse. This is not applicable only to people who are … Continue reading Muscle Disuse Atrophy – A dangerous consequence of not exercising

Working busy women

8 tips for busy women to find time for exercise

Apart from willingness, time is the biggest constraint for busy women to do any fitness activities. The irony is working and busy women have time for everything (including a beauty parlor, fashion designer, shopping, TV serials, What App chat, phone chat and what not) and everyone (including the boss, colleagues, husband, children and in-laws) but no time or the exercise. This is our social fabric or priority mismatch … Continue reading 8 tips for busy women to find time for exercise

18 fantastic health benefits of Aerobics

“Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.” Plato Aerobics is a form of physical exercise that combines rhythmic aerobic exercise with stretching and strength training routines with the goal of improving all elements of fitness (flexibility, muscular strength, and cardio-vascular fitness). It is usually performed to music and may be practiced in a group setting led by an instructor (fitness professional), although it can … Continue reading 18 fantastic health benefits of Aerobics

How exercise benefits in 6 health conditions?

To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise. Gene Tunney Exercises are said to cure every health problem in life. Be it Cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s and even depression. Today we will see how exercises address and help in six health issues. These are science supported facts. Cancer: Many studies have shown that women who exercise have a 30 percent to 40 percent … Continue reading How exercise benefits in 6 health conditions?

12 reasons to correct your body posture

“A good stance and posture reflect a proper state of mind.”  Morihei Ueshiba (A martial artist and founder of the Japanese martial art of Aikido.) Most of us are not aware of the importance of the right body postures. We never ever realised there is something like right and wrong postures and we can do something about the wrong postures to make it right. Posture … Continue reading 12 reasons to correct your body posture

15 ways to keep your Spine healthy

“You are the age of your spine. You are as flexible as your spine. That transfers to other areas of your life.” Diane Lane In the previous post “Why knowing about spine is so important“. we read about the importance of the Spinal Column and why it is important to keep the spine fit and healthy? In this post, we will check out some preventive measures … Continue reading 15 ways to keep your Spine healthy

Walking

6 things you MUST know about Walking

“Walking is an intrinsic part of my fitness regime. I strongly believe that walking is a great way to stay fit and encourage everyone to start walking since it is one of the easiest and most effective ways to get healthier.” Akshay Kumar, Bollywood Actor. We religiously follow our Heroes so we have started to walk. But we do not know anything about the frequency, duration, … Continue reading 6 things you MUST know about Walking

International Yoga Day

Are You Suffering From Fitness Misconceptions?

I am fit and fine. I am slim. I go for a walk and do jogging to remain fit.  I don’t have any health-related problems. Misconceptions: Slim means fit. No need for exercise. No disease NOW means no disease in FUTURE also. Walking keeps me fit, so I only do walking. Jogging is what I do regularly. I do Yoga and that is enough to … Continue reading Are You Suffering From Fitness Misconceptions?