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Of monsoon lows and running highs

The rains that battered the city may have affected their training but it hasn’t dampened their enthusiasm. The four runners talk about their fourth week of training. »
Body building only focuses on the muscles. Photo: special arrangement

The body beautiful

Regular weight training will NOT make look like a body builder, says fitness trainer R. Linga Bhaskar. There is a difference between a keep-fit regimen and one that bulks up your muscles, he says. »

The greatest gift of yoga

It’s not what you do on the mat, but what you take with you off the mat »
Illustration: Sreejith R. Kumar
Thiruvananthapuram, October 17, 2014

Inside view: Take a stand

‘Sitting is the new smoking.’ Holy smoke! I said to myself the first time I read this news item that has been doing the rounds for a while now. I instinctively sat up; then hastily stood up to rea... »
Owner of Green Box, Gaurav Sharma. Photo: Nagara Gopal
October 16, 2014

Health in a box

Gaurav Sharma’s quest for healthy food began when he couldn’t give the same to his mother who was ill and was asked to be fed with food low in calories and high in nutrients. As a novice in kitche... »
The most important part of the human body is the latent divine energy which lies between our skins to inner conscience, the potential energy or Shakti
October 15, 2014

Wellness: Channelling divine energy

Modern science has given us methods to examine bodies, treat diseases but nothing is there to improve our goodness or ability to improve empathy. The most important part of the human body is the la... »
October 12, 2014

Eat big, stay fit

Have you seen the movie School Of Rock? There’s a scene where a kid asks Jack Black why he won’t lose weight and Jack Black says, “I like to eat! Is that such a big crime?” Well, not at all. »
This yoga posture releases soreness by stretching the muscles of the lower back and the back of the legs. The forward bending action refreshes the brain with freshly oxygenated blood.
October 10, 2014

Yoga on the move: stretch away the soreness

Sitting is now considered the new smoking. More and more adults and children are making sedentary lifestyle choices that leave their bodies and mind deprived of the benefits of motion. Movement is... »
WORTH THE TRY It may help
October 5, 2014

Press the pressure point

Recently I had an opportunity to attend a workshop on acupressure conducted by Dr. Radha Thambirajah, specialised in acupuncture from the Shanghai Medical College. What got me interested was how ac... »
Partha Pratim Bose is a senior consultant, National heart Institute, Founder, SAANS Foundation.
October 1, 2014

Wellness: Breathe like a tortoise, live like a king

More breathe per breath…. Tortoise breathingRight breathing techniques are for optimum health. We breathe 20 per cent less oxygen as we grow older or when we are sedentary in our act... »
IN THEIR GRASP- To register a win at the prestigious Dasara Naada Kushti is a matter of immense pride Photo: M. A. Sriram
September 30, 2014

The fading zest for brawny points

They call it ‘old school’ and old it is. You step into the near-century old Ustad Pehlwan Kale Bhai ‘garadi’ and you have scenes of a bunch of wrestling enthusiasts warming up with push ups and oth... »
COIMBATORE, September 29, 2014

Stay fit, stay safe

Marathon inspires and encourages people to stay fit and active, and enjoy life. However, one must guard oneself against the injuries. There are two kinds of injuries; one that results from acute t... »
September 28, 2014

Marathon exercises

Here are a few exercises to prepare your body for a marathon and prevent injuries, while you are running one. Every athlete must do a specific warm-up before his/her sports. Runners should do exerc... »

Get, set, go

Keep up the water level

Triumph of spirit

And this party rocked

Get a leg up

Beauty from the deep

You got to move it, move it…

Yoga on the move: Can’t keep calm? This should help

Eat well, stay healthy

Apana Mudra
October 17, 2014
Yoga on the move

The dos for digestion

Belching, gas, heartburn, heaviness, indigestion and acidity are some of the things that happen to a large number of people after a meal. Logically, food ought to be eaten for the pleasure of it, t... »
Photo: R. Ravindran
October 15, 2014

Park is the new gym

Sandeep Kumar Ambalavanan, a professional motor racer was religiously going to the gym for six years. However, work and college didn’t allow him much time on the treadmill. Since motorsports re... »
October 13, 2014

Rejuvenate that face

There are times when you feel you have to cleanse your body and start to consume anti-oxidants just to get rid of all that unwanted chemicals, right? Well, did you know that your face also needs to... »
A kickboxing class in progress. Photo: Thulasi Kakkat
October 10, 2014

A leg up to shape up

Conversation overheard during an office tea break after a co-worker experienced a mild health scare: “It was only a slight variation, nothing to worry about,” said the visibly relieved colleague, s... »
Comfort foods that we turn to in times of emotional upheaval, boredom or loneliness
October 8, 2014

The truth about comfort foods

What do ice-cream, pasta, chocolate, cookies, bread, chips, cheese and crackers have in common?They’re all comfort foods that we turn to in times of emotional upheaval, boredom or loneliness... »
HARMONY OF BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT Through the practice of yoga
October 5, 2014

The power of yoga

Last year, I was gifted a Kindle for my birthday. I fell in love with it instantly. Sure, I love the idea of a book, holding it, turning pages, the feel of paper… But then I think of trees being cu... »
Follow some rules before running the marathon. Photo: J Manoharan
September 30, 2014

The countdown begins

On Thursday, October 2, run as little as possible. Make sure you do your stretches. Check your body for any nagging issues that could bother you on race day. If anything concerns you, consult a doc... »
COIMBATORE, September 29, 2014

Fat and figures

A large percentage of those who work out regularly and maintain a healthy eating plan are doing so because they want to lose weight. Research says that 70 per cent of members who sign up at a gym... »
Vivekanand Palaniappan at the Kilpauk branch of Fitness One. Photo: R. Ragu
September 28, 2014

Fitness takes a front seat

Hips don’t lie,” trills singer-songwriter Shakira, rather aptly, as I enter the Fitness One, Kilpauk Gym where Vivekanand Palaniappan its founder and managing director, waits to meet me. Ten... »
Janu Sirasana (Seated Head to Knee Posture)
September 26, 2014

Get back in form

Over the years, I’ve noticed one particular ailment stand out due to its frequency and intensity — lower back pain in women. They usually manifest in mothers with young children who have had C-sect... »

Explore your body

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Break your bad habits

Every breath you take...

Don’t forget the big picture

Running your first half marathon

Going the distance

The life of yoga guru BKS Iyengar is an inspiration for all yogis »