Do you yoga? Go deeper with Progressive Yoga

Progressive yoga is a relatively new yet comparatively tried-and-tested enough form for a fitter body and relaxed mind. Based on the principles of ashtanga yoga, it improves the body's composition and increases focus and concentration. Hollywood celebrities Drew Barrymore, Mario Lopez and Andy Garcia are known to be followers. While there are progressive yoga classes running all … Continue reading Do you yoga? Go deeper with Progressive Yoga

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Transformation Tuesday: Vinayak Sinha, television star

The biggest misconception guys who want to get buff have is that it’s all about working out hard enough, and you can eat whatever you want. “The fact is, six packs are made in the kitchen, not the gym,” says actor Vinayak Sinha. He should know. This buff anchor on the Naaptol Shopping channel has … Continue reading Transformation Tuesday: Vinayak Sinha, television star

Motivation Monday: Have a positive body image

Love yourself unconditionally in the present. Good health isn't about fitting into a physical stereotype. Pop singer Kesha's shocking confession about her battle with eating disorders in the current issue of Rolling Stone magazine got me thinking: Why are women doing this to themselves? As if it's not enough that there is a war on … Continue reading Motivation Monday: Have a positive body image

Guest post: The feminist take on equal rights

All hell broke loose on Friday the 13th with #WomenBoycottTwitter. The account of a Hollywood actress (Rose McGowan) was temporarily suspended on Twitter. Women ironically decided to protest by going silent on social media for a day. This is one of many contradictions of the equal rights and feminist movements, which this guest post addresses.  … Continue reading Guest post: The feminist take on equal rights

Caturday chat with photographer Felicity Berkleef

Today's guest on Caturday Chat is a 22-year-young photographer from The Netherlands whose beautifully lit portraits of cats have caught the world's attention. Hers are the kind of kitty pictures that will amaze and inspire you, and leave you a happy soul. Felicity Berkleef grew up enjoying the outdoors Flevoland, a province of the Central … Continue reading Caturday chat with photographer Felicity Berkleef

Eat fat to burn fat

I have good news for foodies. Did you know that you can lose fat by eating fatty foods? Don't fall for that droll about fat-free, lite and skimmed products being the road to a fit body. In fact, health foods aren't all they are made out to be [more on that in another post]. Eating … Continue reading Eat fat to burn fat

Flex Friday: The building blocks of muscle gain

It's #flexfriday and what better day to start a conversation about muscling up. Before you start judging, this post is as much for girls as for guys [who doesn't want lean muscle mass!]. Girls who lift are smarter.  So, you've lost a substantial amount of body fat and have started pumping iron in the gym … Continue reading Flex Friday: The building blocks of muscle gain

Part II: Eating fat is healthy… and other nutrition truths

The second part of an enlightening interview with nutrition sensei Michael Joseph. "You don't need to eat X portions of fruit and vegetables each day. Don’t get me wrong, but making people believe they will be healthy if they hit a certain number of apples or oranges is silly," says Michael Joseph, founder and editor … Continue reading Part II: Eating fat is healthy… and other nutrition truths

Long distance runner Kavita Tungar at upcoming Goa River Marathon

I am training for my first race (never took part in any races, any) right now. It's a 10K race at the Customs Half Marathon this month-end. If you're a marathoner reading this, 10K isn't long by any stretch. For a beginner like me who started running only this year, 10 kilometres is the longest … Continue reading Long distance runner Kavita Tungar at upcoming Goa River Marathon

Detox water is the juice cleanse of 2017

It's no secret that drinking 6-8 glasses of water every day keeps the body cool and hydrated. In fact, water is your best ally in achieving your weight loss goals. Combine it with superfoods and you will have a fat-burning, detoxifying elixir. Believe me, I speak from experience. If you don't, would a celebrity transformation … Continue reading Detox water is the juice cleanse of 2017