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.…

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…

Are you fit enough for these workouts?

Are you fit enough for these workouts? Guest article by Shwetha Bhatia There are a whole lot of unconventional workouts that are getting popular these days. Group classes are popular because of 2 things: they banish BOREDOM and promote BONDING! A beginner joining group classes from Zumba to CrossFit, can have his share of risks.…

Hypothyroidism: The Basics

Hypothyroidism Guest article by Shwetha Bhatia Hypothyroidism is a common disorder of the endocrine system in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Causes: Iodine deficiency Autoimmune condition called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Less common causes include: previous treatment with radioactive iodine, injury to the hypothalamus or the anterior pituitary gland, certain medications, a…