Fitness Mantras

Lot of people ask how to approach running. Most people set out on unplanned jogs. Many start to get injuries or pain and leave it. Running is a wonderful form of sport and I started late in my life around 15 months back. Here are some of the things that…
Last year, I read an interesting book “Exercised” by Daniel Lieberman. A fascinating book and I highly recommend to all. Our ancestors never exercised but were physically more active than we are today. Through physically active tasks like hunting, foraging and other tasks for survival, they were reasonably strong and…
You are under stress all the time. Too much stress will make you feel overwhelmed, and this is when you’ll start to forget your healthy eating strategy and fitness regime. The result is likely to be weight gain. But, high levels of stress can also lead to other issues: High…
Stressful living can be a big factor when it comes to your weight loss efforts, so learning how to manage stress will give you an advantage on your journey. Work on your stress to reduce weight. Chronic stress is the stress you feel from things like your job, family responsibilities,…
Weight loss is not a linear process. You will lose weight and then plateau as your body is constantly adapting to the new eating habits and activities. You didn’t become overweight overnight. It was a process of gradual increase over years, maybe. Weight loss and gain share the same path.…
There is a lot of confusion about the right ‘intensity’ for fat burning. Some claim that low intensity is better, others swear by high intensity, commonly known as HIIT. Science has the answer. There are two main fuel sources for your muscles: Fatty acids and Glucose. Fatty acids are predominantly…
No matter what type of exercise you prefer, make sure that you observe your breath and become aware of your inner body. Bring your entire attention from your mind into your body. Move with every cell of your body, from the top of your head to the tips of your…
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When you work out, your body's sympathetic nervous system spikes hormones that increases heart rate, quickens breathing, blood flow to the muscles increase and mobilizes glucose or energy. Your body is in a fight mode. After you finish your workout, it takes your body, some time, to recover to its…
Muscle mass begins to decline after thirty and most of us, lose 30% of our muscles during a lifetime. Engaging in strength training or resistance training will help preserve muscle mass. Skeletal muscles are made up of individual muscle fibres. And like muscles themselves, not all muscle fibres are the…
Resistance Bands for Strength Training Now that we are in the peak of Covid second wave and restricted within home, Resistance bands have become a hot commodity, the go-to- equipment for the house bound lifters. They can be useful for strength training later also when traveling and need some resistance…

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