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7 Good Reasons to Say ‘No’ to Junk Foods

7 Good Reasons to Say ‘No’ to Junk Foods

Junk foods refer to foods that are high in calories with little nutritional benefits in them. The chief ingredient that makes it so harmful is the high fat content. Another negative aspect of junk foods is that they are low in fiber content. Fiber content in food is important because they are able to provide [...]


Stoke Your Body’s Energy System

Stoke Your Body’s Energy System

The first thing that strikes the mind of a tired and rundown person is coffee or tea. They do give tired people some relief, but don’t forget it is for a short period. Its effect will fade away just as fast as it came in. Doctors and nutritionists don’t advice caffeine (found in coffee bean [...]


Sleeping Posture: The good, The avoidable and The worst

Sleeping Posture: The good, The avoidable and The worst

In the history of transferred epithets, the one word that’s most overused is perchance “sleepless night”. You toss and turn and wonder where did your sleep vanish until its 6 a.m- often the time when you are really sleepy! Believe it or not, your sleeping posture has a lot to do with it! On health [...]


Lower Back pain? Treat it effectively at home!

Lower Back pain? Treat it effectively at home!

Thousands of people worldwide suffer from lower back pain- the discomfort of it all is truly unbearable. Whether it’s from an injury, old age, a chronic illness- back pain can trigger from something as simple as a muscle pull or may indicate grave and rather serious illnesses which you wouldn’t want to ignore. A condition that hits [...]


Knees and Ankles- Protect to prevent

Knees and Ankles- Protect to prevent

For the longest time, from the time I have known her, I have seen my grandmother suffer from acute knee pain. Throbbing pain that came in waves and sometimes restricted her from walking even baby distances. She blamed a couple of nasty falls in her teenage for the same and her old age- according to [...]


The do’s and don’ts of workout

The do’s and don’ts of workout

This generation is a conscious generation. Or maybe the word generation would be typecasting it all as today, from a budding 6 year old to the ones reaching the realm of 60’s- everyone wants to look good! But therein lies a very vital concern that one often overlooks- believe it or not, this very intent [...]


Yoga and its benefits

Yoga and its benefits

Believe it or not, Yoga has been practiced for more than 5,000 years, and currently, 11 million Americans enjoy its health benefits. A technique for prevention, cure, healing and focus, Yoga involve “asanas” which enables you to develop flexibility, strength and balance and therefore a healthy body and mind. Here are some benefits of Yoga [...]


Are Daily Disposables Good For You?

Are Daily Disposables Good For You?

Not blessed with perfect 20-20 eyesight? Glasses and contact lenses are obviously your best buddies by now. Chances are, if you’ve used glasses your whole life and, at some point, in order to be better looking or more professional, you’ve decided to give contact lenses a whirl. Maybe you’ve tried monthly disposables. Maybe you’re brand [...]


Tone Your Arms!

Tone Your Arms!

Flabby arms are every man/ woman’s bane, especially those of us with desk jobs. You know it’s time to get them toned when people jiggle your arm fat to see how mobile it is! What’s that? You wish you had a few tips and tricks to get rid of them? Well, here you go! You [...]


Love Your Love Handles – Tone them up!

Love Your Love Handles – Tone them up!

Let’s face it – unless our full-time jobs involve dancing or instructing at a gym, we all have love handles. Our partners think they’re cute, until they blow up to Aunt Marge a la Harry Potter proportions, and then all hell breaks loose. Stop hell from breaking loose, lose your love handles with these simple [...]


Inspiring Transformations From The Worlds Biggest Losers

Inspiring Transformations From The Worlds Biggest Losers

The Biggest Loser has turned into a viral television phenomenon across the world capturing millions of viewers attention from Lebanon to Slovakia and just about every corner of the world. People have been glued to their screens as contestants fed up with their weight struggles go through a grueling several weeks of intense exercise, diet [...]


How To Exercise Upper Body On 5 Weight Machines

How To Exercise Upper Body On 5 Weight Machines

If you are always wondering which weight machine to ht at the gym and in what order, you are not alone. People, without an instructor, can easily get the exercise wrong, and worst, even injure themselves. Let’s take a look at some videos, explaining how to use these machines and the proper procedure. #1. Incline [...]


Easy Ideas For Pre- & Post-Run Foods

Easy Ideas For Pre- & Post-Run Foods

Studies suggest that about 60% of runners experience varying degrees of nausea and unpleasant stomach issues during or after a run. This is mostly caused by problems in Gastrointestinal (GI) tract; this can make completing the workout a painful process. The problem lies with the body where the blood is diverted from the GI tract [...]


Body Volume Index (BVI): Better Measure Of Obesity?

Body Volume Index (BVI): Better Measure Of Obesity?

Body Mass Index or BMI has been long used to identify body fat amount or rather obesity using a person’s weight and height. Also known as Quetelet Index, named after Belgian polymath Adolphe Quetelet, its inventor, BMI, doesn’t actually measure the percentage of body fat, but only gives the best proxy value for body fat [...]


7 Ingenious Excuses To Avoid A Gym

7 Ingenious Excuses To Avoid A Gym

Yes, don’t get shocked at the title of this post. We aren’t suggesting you to quit the gym by offering excuses, but have more ingenious ways to workout and not feel bad about skipping the gym. For many of us, affording a well-equipped gym or health club might be little difficult or location of it [...]


Say Hello To KettleBell: Easy Video Guide

Say Hello To KettleBell: Easy Video Guide

You are at your gym and always eye that interesting spherical thing people workout with. As a beginner, kettlebell can be fun to workout with and even help you shape up and sculpt muscles. Let’s see 5 easy kettlebell workout videos. Warm-up: Slingshot Target areas: Back, arms, abs, and obliques 1. In this simple warm-up [...]


7 Yoga Exercises For Osteoarthritis [Videos] — 2

7 Yoga Exercises For Osteoarthritis [Videos] — 2

Continued From: 7 Yoga Exercises For Osteoarthritis [Videos] — 1 4. Bridge Pose Purpose: To strengthen your back and spinal column and open up the chest and shoulders joints. 1. Lie on your back, bend your knees, keeping your feet about hip-width distance apart, parallel to each other, and approximately 6″ to 8″ away from [...]


7 Yoga Exercises For Osteoarthritis [Videos] — 1

7 Yoga Exercises For Osteoarthritis [Videos] — 1

Osteoarthritis, also known as ‘degenerative arthritis,’ contrary to popular belief, isn’t a disease that effects only older people. In our earlier post, “5 Myths About Osteoarthritis“, we mentioned the same and since it’s rapidly growing among the younger generation, it’s time to find a natural treatment, that makes our bodies fit to fight osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis, [...]


Exercise: The New Cancer Survival Mantra

Exercise: The New Cancer Survival Mantra

Who would have thought that a new cancer medicine would be the patient’s themselves? A new report from Macmillan Cancer Support sheds light on a finding that could help around 1.6 million cancer survivors in the UK and even more around the world. The report, called Move More, suggests that if cancer survivors don’t get [...]


5-Move Upper-Body Workout Routine

5-Move Upper-Body Workout Routine

With warm weather here, who wouldn’t want to show-off a nicely sculpted body out there. But going sleeveless or topless is not everyone’s cup of tea. Opt for strength training that works your upper body along with your lower body, making sure your body is in balance. When training your upper body with weights, you [...]


7 Running Essentials: Shoes, Apparel & Gear

7 Running Essentials: Shoes, Apparel & Gear

Running is a pretty low-maintenance sport. You don’t need a lot of fancy gear and equipment. But if you’re planning to start running on a regular basis, here are some items that will make your runs more comfortable and safer. 1. Running Shoes Wearing old running shoes or running shoes that aren’t right for your [...]


14 Foods Affecting Your Weight: Infographic

14 Foods Affecting Your Weight: Infographic

It’s not just an age-related slowdown in metabolism that adds a pound here or there. A new study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, followed the diets of over 120,000 non-obese participants over a 20-year span. The average participant gained 3.35 pounds every four years, for a total weight gain of 16.8 pounds [...]


Bookmark This Post: 4 Easy BMI Calculators

Bookmark This Post: 4 Easy BMI Calculators

Doctors use the body mass index (BMI) as a simple way of assessing whether a patient needs to lose weight. The calculation is based on comparing a person’s weight with their body height. It applies equally to men and women. You can quickly see the BMI assessment for your body on the chart above. Alternatively, [...]


McDonald’s Planning For Healthier Happy Meals?

McDonald's Planning For Healthier Happy Meals?

McDonald’s Corp., under pressure from health and children’s advocacy groups, will add a serving of fruit or vegetables to Happy Meals and shrink the portion of French fries included with the meals, the Los Angeles Times reports. McDonald’s will announce the changes Tuesday, but they will not take effect until September in some markets. The [...]

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