why we don't exercise

You Know It, Yet You Suffer, Not Doing What You Know Is The Problem

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” Leo Tolstoy Lack of knowledge is not the right answer. Lack of immediate benefits might be.  There is enough awareness about the importance of exercise and eating the right diet. Blogs, TV shows, web shows, newspapers all are full of fitness-related stuff. Now the Govt of India has also woken up and initiated Fit India Movement. … Continue reading You Know It, Yet You Suffer, Not Doing What You Know Is The Problem

Exercise & Disease

If You Don’t Exercise Today, You Are Staring At A Painful Future

Chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes high blood pressure, arthritis, obesity, asthma are some of the draconian diseases many Indians are suffering from. Two things can easily save us from these diseases and resultant miserable life as we age. But we just don’t care. Don’t care about our body, suffer brutally, age as a pitiable person, & yet regular exercise and good nutritious diet both … Continue reading If You Don’t Exercise Today, You Are Staring At A Painful Future

9 Reasons You Are Aging Faster & How to Slowdown

The Captioned Photo is from the movie Paa in which Amitabh Bachchan was suffering from a disease called Progeria. The word progeria comes from the Greek words “pro”, meaning “before” or “premature”, and “gēras” , meaning “old age”.  This is a genetic disorder. We are not talking about genetic disorder in this post. We are discussing people aging faster even without the genetic disorder. Chronologically … Continue reading 9 Reasons You Are Aging Faster & How to Slowdown

Surya namaskar

How I did & You too Can do 108 Surya Namaskar? 

On the eve of 5th International Yoga Day, I am writing about How I practiced completing 108 Surya Namaskar. On 16th June I along with another 847 participants completed 108 Surya Namaskar. It was an exciting experience. It is heartening to note that out of the total 848 participants 95% were women. This shows women are now taking fitness seriously. If you are a woman … Continue reading How I did & You too Can do 108 Surya Namaskar? 

Health Insurance

The insurance policy no insurance company sells

“It’s not knowing what to do, it’s doing what you know.” Tony Robbins Lack of Fitness is not about lack of knowledge about the fitness. We all have enough or rather more knowledge about the fitness than we can use. Yoga, exercise, Gym, diet, walking and jogging and even more everything we know. With social media, we have more information than we can digest and … Continue reading The insurance policy no insurance company sells

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

Happines

How is your Happiness linked to your Fitness?

“The reason I exercise is for the quality of life I enjoy.” Kenneth H. Cooper, Age 87 who introduced the concept of aerobics. Fitness per se is not happiness, but all happiness requires us to be fit.  Think. You are sick, you are mentally disturbed, you have pain in the body, and you have a chronic disease. Can you be happy with these diseases? Can … Continue reading How is your Happiness linked to your Fitness?

Behaviour Change

Why changing unhealthy behaviour is difficult and what can be done about it.

“Behaviour is the end result of a prevailing story in one’s mind: change the story and the behaviour will change.” Jacent Mary Mpalyenkana It is now an established fact that most of the modern day diseases are the result of our sedentary lifestyle and poor food choices. In addition, we all know how smoking and alcohol affect our health badly. We all know, Obesity kills more … Continue reading Why changing unhealthy behaviour is difficult and what can be done about it.

Benefits of Exercise

A health advice from 70 year old lady to her 45 year old daughter

Creating awareness about the preventive health care measures is one of the prime objectives of this blog. Mostly what we write here is about our life experiences. Today I am writing what my 70-year-old client told her daughter. It is very basic and common sense, but; “There is nothing more uncommon than common sense. ” Frank Lloyd Wright I am coming to that wisdom in … Continue reading A health advice from 70 year old lady to her 45 year old daughter

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

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

Kareena Kapoor’s Dietician for You

This is a health and happiness blog. Our readers might not need an introduction to Rujuta Diwekar or her books. Yet, for the benefit of those who might not know her, here is a bouquet of books from her. Rujuta Diwekar perhaps is the leading Dietician in India. Winner of the ‘Nutrition Award’ from Asian Institute of Gastroenterology,  Rujuta is amongst the most qualified and … Continue reading Kareena Kapoor’s Dietician for You

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?

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

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?