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

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

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

What is keto really about?

This is the second article in my series on the ketogenic diet. There are fad diets and then there are research-backed, scientifically-proven diets that tick the boxes of clean eating, whole foods and gut-friendly ingredients. Like Keto. In my 7 months on not-so-strict Keto (since mid-March 2017) I have come to think of it more … Continue reading What is keto really about?

Strong is the new sexy

Doing weight training has a host of gains you can't get from cardio. Time to do some heavy lifting, ladies. Next time you are in the gym, don't restrict yourself to the treadmill and cross trainer. In fact, head over to the weight room and invest as much (or more) of your workout hours to … Continue reading Strong is the new sexy

Calisthenics: The no-gym workout you can do anywhere

Want to avoid the gym but look and feel like Tarzan? Hang upside down poles (instead of trees) in the park and breathe fresh air into your lungs with Calisthenics. Calisthenics is an exercise form that is being practised the world over, and has found its way into India in the recent past thanks to … Continue reading Calisthenics: The no-gym workout you can do anywhere

Get faster and stronger with correct running form

You've bought the expensive kicks and landed on a scenic route for your morning run and soon you'll be ready for your first racing experience. Don't expect Rocky levels just yet. There's more to running than hitting the road, however; one of the most important factors being running form. Research says that proper running form … Continue reading Get faster and stronger with correct running form