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Now into the last leg

As D-day draws closer, the runners get into their groove and start planning for their final run. Preeti Zachariah reports »
Ramona Braganza

Love your body

Ramona Braganza describes the key to looking and staying fit in her new book »
Quiet and undulating roads with scenic views are a highlight of the brevet in Thiruvananthapuram, say members of Trivandrum Bikers Club

Here come the randonneurs

Cycling enthusiasts kick off Thiruvananthapuram’s first ever randonneuring event on November 29, which will see them cycling 200 km around the district and back, within a specified time limit »
November 23, 2014

Don’t sweat the small stuff

What does sweating have to do with weight loss? Nothing much and definitely nothing permanent. Sweat is basically water mixed with electrolytes, mostly sodium. Sweating is a way for t... »
Real yoga doesn’t happen on a beach against a sunset.
November 16, 2014
Urban Yoga

Yoga in the age of the “selfie”

I love Instagram and my feed is filled with pictures and videos posted by yoga teachers from across the world. I usually scroll through Instagram whilst sipping my morning pre-yoga coffee. I gasp a... »
Dr. Partha Pratim Bose
November 12, 2014

Nasal breathing a panacea

There was a 45-year-old chronic moderately persistent asthmatic on preventive inhalers. Despite being on inhalation therapy, she was getting seasonal aggravations. She was otherwise active and wel... »
November 9, 2014

Diets don’t work

When a dish looks tempting, there is no stopping a foodie, especially when it comes to desserts. To first gobble and then feel guilty is common and completely human. So when experts like lifestyle... »
November 9, 2014
Eat. Train. Repeat

Don’t let labels limit you

For the longest time I termed myself “not a morning person”. Like a lot of you, I liked staying up late at night and disliked waking up early. But the fact that I labelled myself as not a morning p... »
Srinidhi Chidambaram
November 7, 2014

Steps to health

It’s not true that when it comes to fitness, dancers can always put their best foot forward. “Yes. It is a high-energy cardio workout, and has become a go-to exercise for the fitness-conscious. Peo... »
November 7, 2014
Tech away

Handling stress, the smartphone way

 While a lot of us love to work hard and play harder, this kind of lifestyle takes its toll on our bodies, not to mention our mental health. Stress, anxiety, even ennui are the most common ‘ailment... »
The problem of obesity. Photo: Nagara Gopal
November 5, 2014

Getting rid of diabesity

Obesity has intimate relationship with diabetes. Obesity is a serious disease with associated symptoms like high blood sugar, high blood pressure, intermittent stoppage of breathing while asleep,... »
Chennai, October 31, 2014
Yoga on the move

Building a solid base

When a piece of land is readied for a structure to be built upon it, hundreds of hours are spent in laying the foundation. The earth dug up will be proportionate to the height of the building, and... »
A Yoga practitioner at the Lodhi gardens in the Capital. Photo: V.V.Krishnan
October 29, 2014

Wellness: From illness to good health

This is a case of a 49-year-old senior corporate lady executive of a multinational firm suffering from severe primary hypothyroidism with peri-menopausal symptoms, an endocrine disease which slows... »

Four-step fitness test

Yoga on the move: the strength from the core

The body beautiful

Inside view: Take a stand

Health in a box

Wellness: Channelling divine energy

Eat big, stay fit

Yoga on the move: stretch away the soreness

Press the pressure point

November 21, 2014

Find ebullience in exercise

Feeling down and in the dumps is a phase that all of us go through at some point of time in our lives. There are also those who live with chronic depression and need medical assistance to help them... »
Actor Tia Bajpai
November 12, 2014

Cardio girl

Singer-turned-actor Tia Bajpai has definitely come a long way. The ravishing actor is seen in Identity Card and her confidence can easily be seen in her body language. She looks supremely f... »
It is important to encourage a fitness regimen in children Photo: K.R. Deepak
COIMBATORE, November 10, 2014

Never too early to start

There is a staggering increase in childhood obesity that only grows year by year. And, it is the parents and caregivers who have to play an active and effective role in preventing this. W... »
Road runner
November 9, 2014

Running fast to run longer

Last week’s edition of Road Runner focused on the importance regular runners have to give the area of strength training. This week, we will look into the other important pillar that supports the ab... »
Dr. Rashmi Shetty - Celeb Cosmetic Physician 3
November 9, 2014

Skin clear

Rashmi Shetty had finished her medical studies and was training to be a plastic surgeon when life took a new turn. “I got married and moved to Mumbai from Bangalore. I didn’t find suitable postings... »
November 7, 2014
Yoga on the move

Sound mind, sound body

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... »
Unnikrishanan keeps fit by playing tennis, badminton and cricket. Photo: M.Vedhan
November 7, 2014

Raga fitness

There’s never a dull moment. They swing, stretch and swirl swaras. They hop across ragas. They leap back and forth over scales. They pull out a plaintive note even as they ascend the octave only t... »
November 3, 2014

Letting go to find freedom

You must have heard the story of the monkey who reached for the nuts inside a jar, only to find that he couldn’t remove his fist from the jar. The monkey twisted, screamed and danced around doing e... »
A vegan spread
October 31, 2014

Deprived? Not the vegans

Today, on World Vegan Day, a spirited group of Hyderabad Vegans will march from 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m., from People’s Plaza, Necklace Road, to raise awareness towards veganism. A few years ago, ve... »
October 29, 2014
Star track

In the pink of health

Veejay Andy Television personality veejay Andy, who has hosted the shows Get Gorgeous and Dare 2 Date , has genuine reasons for being completely dedicated to fitness. The busy artist has to multi... »

Break the monotony

Of monsoon lows and running highs

The greatest gift of yoga

The dos for digestion

Park is the new gym

Rejuvenate that face

A leg up to shape up

The truth about comfort foods

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... »