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Moderation is the key

Gautami Kapoor reveals the secret behind her good health »
Students of St. Mary's School, Pattom, have a bit of fun with HEALS

Live life active

HEALS (Health, Exercise and Active Living through Sports), a pilot fitness programme by the Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs, aims to promote active lifestyles »
Make it an integral part of your life. Photo: Jean Henrique Wichinoski Urban yoga

How to make yoga a habit

Moving on from asanas that give bragging rights to the intangible and internal changes only a yogi can discern »
In general, as with T-shirts, shorts, and socks, the moisture-wicking materials are better for runners as compared to cotton.
March 1, 2015
Road runner

What women want

One of the charms of running as a hobby is that it requires so little equipment. Shoes, shorts, T-shirt and you are good to go, right? Of course, some of us like to carry a small towel, or wear a b... »
Listen to your body and give it a break
February 22, 2015
Eat. Train. Repeat

Beating bad days

Even the most committed among us can feel demotivated at times to do what we need to do. Running feels long and boring, weights feel heavier than usual, your muscles don’t seem to want to stretch a... »
February 20, 2015
Yoga on the move

Hair today, gone tomorrow?

Sometimes, in my classes, I ask my students what they fear as the worst thing that could happen to their bodies. One would think it would be dying of a strange disease or gaining excessive amounts... »
February 18, 2015

Wellness: Relaxes spine; improves breathing

This is about a 62-year-old lady, a patient of chronic airflow limitation with progressive kyphoscoliosis (forward bending of spine), who was subjected to Bidalasana – Cat Pose Breathing. »
February 15, 2015
Road runner

Running Shoes - Traditional Vs Minimalist

In our last article, we discussed ‘Choosing the right running gear’, in which we looked at various options available for T-Shirts, shorts, socks and the likes. In this article we will discuss shoes... »
Morning walkers with the fog. Photo: A. Muralitharan
February 11, 2015

Striking in the middle

Thyroid eye disorder is a condition in which our own immune cells attack the thyroid gland which results in either over or under production of thyroid hormones. In such case, the soft tissues surr... »
An ideal fitness routine It should enable us to function well outside the gym too
February 8, 2015

Fitness for real life

Yesterday you had a great workout at the gym, where you bench-pressed more weight than ever before, and pulled enough weight on the seated rowing machine. Today, you lifted a 60-pound suitcase to... »
A visitor shoots his selfie as Bollywood Star Anil Kapoor takes a round to witness the International Bicycle and Fitness Expo in New Delhi. Photo: S. Subramanium
February 4, 2015

Taking a hike

For the first time ever, Delhi saw a bicycle expo recently. Having hosted a mobile expo as well as an automobile fair in a big way, Delhi hosted the first edition of International Bicycle & Fit... »
Two couples enjoying their morning walk. Photo: Aruangsu Roy Chowdhury
February 4, 2015

Safe beat this winter

Winters cause everyone to shiver. In the past few decades, a rise in the quantum of patients reporting to cardiology OPD, Emergency admission and invasive procedure has been observed due to the... »
January 30, 2015
Yoga on the move

A matter of balance

Most of us spend a significant amount of time commuting to work on two-wheelers. We may seem to be just seated through the course of the journey, but the body needs to put in a whole load of work t... »

Doing the right thing

Fitness is all about posing

Star Track: Sporty girl

It’s all in the eyes

For the tough times

A puzzle on two wheels

The man behind those famous packs

Confessions of a walkaholic

Beware of Tendinosis

February 25, 2015

Walk healthy, walk strong

Walking the correct way helps us to avoid injuries and improves our health and fitness levels. Walking is a great stress-buster and can be very therapeutic, but have you ever asked yourself. “Do I... »
Being glued to your desk
February 20, 2015

An outstanding work dynamic

My daily dose of news and entertainment starts at ten every night soon after my husband returns from work. While most people would be tired, irritable and grumpy after a twelve-hour workday, my man... »
Hrithik Roshan's personal fitness trainer Kris Gethin. Photo: G.Ramakrishna
February 18, 2015
Star Track

Body to ponder over

In today’s times great importance is attached to health and fitness. The girl next door wants to slim down. The guy next door wants to bulk up. Neither is able to get the desired result. Bu... »
February 15, 2015

What Yoga teaches us about love

When I was in college, the phrase “being in love” seemed too small to hold the vast amounts of emotion that it was supposed to represent. For me, being in love was the greatest roller coaster ride... »
February 13, 2015
Yoga on the move

Sit back, breathe and say Eee

Remember how they depict angry characters in cartoons: body shaking, red in the face and steam pouring out of their ears? Funny and exaggerated as that is, the imagery aptly depicts what the body,... »
A group exercising at the Marina. Photo: S.R. Raghunathan
February 9, 2015

Sprightly at 60

Comedian George Burns, probably got it right when he said that, “You can’t help getting older but you don’t have to get old.” And while science hasn’t yet come up with an elixir to reverse aging, w... »
Zumba trainer Deepa Deval at a Zumba workshop Photo: K.R. Deepak
February 6, 2015

More like a dance party!

Last week when the creator of the fitness programme – Zumba – Alberto Beto Perez came to India to host Asia’s largest masterclass and an instructor training programme, the craze for this eclectic f... »
Bollywood Actor Anil Kapoor. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt
February 4, 2015
Star track

Paddling to glory

Unlike his contemporaries who flaunt their bulging biceps and washboard abs, Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor has never shown any inclination for building a muscular body and showing off a Samson-like... »
PLAN AHEAD: If you want to participate in international events, start saving.
HYDERABAD, February 3, 2015

Higher goals? Be prepared to spend

Have feet, will run. Have good running shoes, will run. But how far can you go? A runner begins with a 5k, works his/her way up to a 10k run and then trains for half and full marathons. On complet... »
January 28, 2015

Cosmic energy for inner cleansing

This column is about the condition of a 55-year-old man suffering from insomnia, depression and negative thoughts leading to low esteem. It is important to remember that Sun is our wellness.... »

Relax your spine

Of body and mind

A new height

Calm mind; good digestion

It is not war

Wellness: Humming bee; normal breathing

A holistic approach

Beyond just diet and exercise

When you worry intensely about anything, your thoughts raceand weave around each other. They replay scenarios over and over as if trying to force reality to bend the way you want it to. These thou... »