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Every breath you take...

INHALE EXHALE: Right breathing for good health. Breath is our initiator, our propeller and our oxygenator. The main job of our respiratory system is to take oxygen from atmosphere through nostril into our air sacs, the alveolar system. The air... »
Always wash you face after getting to work if you have been outdoors.

Beauty from the deep

Manisha Chopra of SeaSoul on how to keep your skin glowing »
We think that health and fitness are critical only when it is absolutely necessary Photo: Thakur Ajaypal Singh Eat. Train. Repeat.

Don’t forget the big picture

An effective nutrition and fitness plan can be difficult, but here’s why you should stick to it »
Vyaghrasana (Tiger Pose).
September 19, 2014
Yoga on the Move

Get a leg up

Sciatica is the debilitating and shooting pain that travels down the length of an inflamed sciatic nerve. It originates in the lower back and extends to the feet. Sciatica sufferers also com... »
GETTING INTO THEIR STRIDE Runners practising before a half marathon
Chennai, September 14, 2014
Road Runner

Running your first half marathon

If you ever go to one of our beaches or parks early in the morning, you’ll see how running is taking the city by storm. Once you start running, you tend to get hooked. Many runners soon start think... »
Most believe that it is impossible to
start running after reaching a certain
age… but I am evidence to the contrary, says Geetha Abraham
COIMBATORE, September 10, 2014

Going the distance

All through my schooling in Madras, I was an athlete first, a student second. During my years at medical college I was a Tamil Nadu State and Madras University basketball player, and constantly ac... »
A diet rich in fruits and vegetables is
beneficial for eyesight.
New Delhi, September 10, 2014

The eyes have it

Eyesight turning weak and wearing spectacles is a pretty common thing and generally no cause for alarm. However, if the same number changes every six months or even earlier, then this ca... »
The disease is a physical manifestation of their response to strong emotional stimuli like anger, helplessness, sadness and restrictions on freedom.
September 5, 2014

Yoga on the move: breathe easy

Take a moment to think about this: Right now, without your conscious control, air is entering your body. Your organs are filtering dirt and non-essential gases from that air and infusing your body... »
Participants are given a pedometer
they can clip on; readings are converted into distance at
Chennai, September 3, 2014

A movement for movement

He looks at the pager-like instrument the moment he steps into his house. “16,313” he announces gleefully. It’s the number of steps he took over the day — the pedometer tells him this. Suddenly, th... »
September 2, 2014

The girl who goes with her gut

Deto Mantra: A Sindura Borra. Photo: K. Ramesh Babu As an engineering student in California eating healthy was the last thing on city-based entrepreneur Sindura Borra’s mind. From late night treats to a hastily grabbed burger or sandwich anything wo... »
The good old cuppa
September 1, 2014

Tea for a healthy heart

If you have to choose between tea or coffee, it is probably better to drink tea for its antioxidant benefits. According to a large study, drinking tea reduces non-cardiovascular (CV) mortality by... »
Combination of exercise and diet can reduce fat all over the body. Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy
COIMBATORE, August 31, 2014

Out damned spot!

I’ve been involved in the fitness industry for 10 years as a Personal Trainer. In all my years of teaching classes and training clients, the most frequently-asked question I hear is, “What exercis... »
Asanas are about the alignment of the body.
August 24, 2014

Urban Yoga: Be aware of the moment

When I was a kid, I could not figure out my left hand from my right. Being a good South Indian girl, I was supposed to only give and take things with my right hand. I kept forgetting and kept gett... »

It is okay if you bunked exercise

Mind, body and science

Health beyond yoga

Race day nutrition

Put your hands together to destress

Wellness on the fast lane

Power in you

The doctor is on court

The heart of yoga

Get off your chair and walk around: Long hours in a chair can result in muscle amnesia Photo: S. Siva Saravanan
COIMBATORE, September 14, 2014

You got to move it, move it…

Do you sit all day at a desk? If yes, then you’re encouraging muscle stiffness, poor balance and mobility, and lower-back, neck and hip pain. But to understand why, you’ll need to know what happen... »
September 12, 2014

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

We are all, without exception, emotional beings. We may learn to control how and when we express what we feel, but it remains that all of us experience the world through our emotions. We may tend t... »
Mother of two kids, this Bengali beauty, who turned up in the Capital to promote her movie, gave tips on how she maintains her attractive looks and shapely figure. Photo: R. V. Moorthy
New Delhi, September 10, 2014
Star Track

Eat well, stay healthy

Noted Bengali actress Rituparna Sengupta is ecstatic that she will soon be seen by Hindi cinema lovers in Agnidev Chatterjee’s maiden Bollywood film Tere Ane Se. Mother of two kids,... »
As you continue judging the other students and their practice, your mind swings
from negative to positive thoughts. Photo: Specia arrangement
September 7, 2014

On and off the mat

Imagine you are in yoga class, gazing through your legs in Adho Mukha Swanasana (down dog). You are at the front of the class so between your legs you can see everyone behind you. “Wow, her... »
Keep fit with yoga: The asanas when practised regularly facilitate proper blood circulation to all parts of the body. Photo: S. James
September 4, 2014

Yoga, a holistic cure

Sowmya, a primary-school teacher is surprised how her acute shoulder pain vanished overnight after she started taking yoga classes. “I can’t believe that the pain hasn’t returned even once in the l... »
OPTIMAL HEALTH A woman in meditation
New Delhi, September 3, 2014

Happy thoughts for happy living

Wellness is a state of mind, body and soul where a person experiences total happiness. In other words, where this thought and the environment feel same, a state of oneness. A journey to total welln... »
At 54, Nina Reddy is busier than ever. Photo: R. Ravindran
September 2, 2014

Living life, queen size

It’s a Saturday afternoon in Hyderabad and the sun isn’t being particularly kind. There are lessons to do and chores to finish, but for the 25 children who live in the majestic white house in Bark... »
We find ourselves in an environment that doesn’t promote health.
August 31, 2014
eat. train. repeat

Surround yourself with health

You are a result of the things around you. Whether it is by choice or force, the things that surround you have a huge impact on who you are and what you do. We’re all familiar with this concept whe... »
August 27, 2014

Greeting to health

The outbreak of Ebola in four countries in West Africa has claimed at least 1,350 people, according to the World Health Organisation’s recent announcement. The WHO has already declared the... »
ATLAS SHRUGGED There is no place for good food in the life of a champion, says Siddiq Photo: Sampath Kumar G.P
Bangalore, August 24, 2014

The champion quest

It is hard to miss Syed Siddiq. As he strolls down the road, passersby stop and stare. It would take a brave man, however, to pass a smart-aleck comment in his direction, or to antagonise him in an... »

Yoga’s pet posture

The helping hand

Living it up

Four tough health tips

Why foot care is crucial for diabetics

Run woman run

Fat does not cut it

Move beyond the asana

If there was just one posture I could pick that worked as an instant pick-me-up for the mind, it would bethe downward facing dog. A whole body stretch and a quick rejuvenator, the posture basical... »