Knee Needs

Knee Needs Guest article by Yashmeen Chauhan Manak [FB page] The knee joint experiences a variety of forces and actions in sports and strength training and hence is vulnerable to wear & tear and thus various injuries. The sad reality is that despite all the sensible approach to knee protection, this joint can still succumb…

Encouraging fitness in kids

Encouraging Fitness in Kids Guest article by Yashmeen Chauhan Manak [FB page] Encouraging physical activity or exercise amongst kids is very important in today’s age where running around, playing in the parks, street games, cycling etc have taken a back seat because of television, video games and internet. To promote fitness for kids, it is…

The importance of mental strength

Mind it! Guest article by Yashmeen Chauhan Manak [FB page] Mental strength is one of the most important aspect of well-being, which most people are unaware of. Physical strength is often talked about but it is the mental strength which wins the battles, be it life or games. ‘Mind’ is the most powerful muscle which…

Workout Motivation

Workout Motivation Guest article by Shwetha Bhatia You know exercising is good… and you still don’t! You’re not alone. Try these really simple tips to get on the bandwagon. Stop thinking about the beginning- Anticipating a visit to the gym can feel like anticipating a root canal. Don’t just think about the painful beginning. That’s…

Fitness at the Desk

Fitness at the Desk Guest article by Shwetha Bhatia Sitting for too long at a stretch can be hazardous. It has numerous postural and metabolic effects eg., cervical, lower back issues, heightened risk for diabetes, heart disease to name a few. Bloating and constipation are common digestive issues observed in those who are desk bound.…

Rest intervals during weight training

Rest interval during weight training Guest article by Shwetha Bhatia I see a lot of people messing up the rest interval between their weight training sets on the gym floor. The importance of the interval rest period should not be taken lightly. Let’s touch the basics of why and how much.. – The inter set…

Sugar: The Bitter Truth

Sugar: The Bitter Truth Guest article by Shwetha Bhatia Too much “sugar” in the diet can be really damaging. Sugar is not only the white sweet stuff. Practically all starchy CARBOHYDRATES are converted into sugar (measured as blood glucose) once digested. Effects: – Risk of diabetes, heart disease, metabolic syndrome – Accelerates oxidative stress and…

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea Guest article by Shwetha Bhatia Do you feel low on energy, experience daytime sleepiness or have trouble concentrating? You might be suffering from sleep apnea; a condition I wish to bring up as it seems to be quite common among my clients- with serious health effects! Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized…

Arthi Kumar’s Transformation Story

Arthi Kumar’s Transformation Story Guest article by Shwetha Bhatia After trying everything under the sun to lose weight, a 40+ year old Arthi Kumar adopted lifestyle changes that not only helped her shed the extra fat and get sculpted, but also maintain the results. Let’s hear it from her.. 1. How did you manage to…

Probiotics Basics

Probiotics: Basics Guest article by Shwetha Bhatia Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts often called “good” bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy and boost the immune system. They are naturally found in your body. When you lose “good” bacteria (like after you take antibiotics), probiotics can help replace them. Lactobacillus & Bifidobacterium are…