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Partha Pratim Bose is a senior consultant, National heart Institute, Founder, SAANS Foundation.
Special Arrangement Partha Pratim Bose is a senior consultant, National heart Institute, Founder, SAANS Foundation.

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... »

Fat and figures

Our goal for fitness should be about losing fat, not losing weight, says fitness trainer R. Linga Bhaskar »
Vivekanand Palaniappan at the Kilpauk branch of Fitness One. Photo: R. Ragu

Fitness takes a front seat

As Fitness One turns 10, Vivekanand Palaniappan, founder and managing director tells Preeti Zachariah about the growing importance of the wellness industry »
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

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... »
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... »
BioDigital Human is especially designed for those who have a difficult time
picturing the two-dimensional pictures in a book in three dimensions.
September 23, 2014

Explore your body

Experts of medical informatics are always looking forward to a digital revolution in studying the human anatomy. The BioDigital Human is a three-dimensional, fully interactive visualisation program... »
Today doctors try to slow or stop metastasis with chemotherapy, but these treatments are unfortunately not very effective and have severe side effects.
September 22, 2014

Protein to fight cancer

A protein therapy may soon offer a safe and effective alternative to chemotherapy that doctors today apply to try to slow or stop cancer from spreading. The experimental therapy has been shown to... »
Deepa Bharathkumar, Hussain Surti, Sachin Krishna Rao and Arun Krishnan. Photo: R. Ravidran
September 22, 2014

Two wheels and the will

Thulp. Thadak. Thump. He’s slumped against the handle bar, acutely aware of every little bump on the road. He’s stretching his back more than he should and at 65, that could be quite a strain. He’... »
It is better to let go of negative habits or better still transform them into positive habits.
September 21, 2014
Urban yoga

Break your bad habits

So you slept in again and didn’t make it to the morning yoga class. You tell yourself it is okay and decide to go for the evening class. Then your colleagues make a dinner plan and you skip the ev... »
New Delhi, September 17, 2014
Wellness

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... »
We think that health and fitness are critical only when it is absolutely necessary Photo: Thakur Ajaypal Singh
Chennai, September 14, 2014
Eat. Train. Repeat.

Don’t forget the big picture

There are thousands of gyms, diet plans and weight loss products out there in the market today. Yet, we see people struggling to lead healthy and fit lives. Obviously, there are multiple reasons fo... »
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... »

Going the distance

The eyes have it

Yoga on the move: breathe easy

A movement for movement

The girl who goes with her gut

Tea for a healthy heart

Out damned spot!

Urban Yoga: Be aware of the moment

It is okay if you bunked exercise

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... »
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... »
A SPRIGHTLY LOT Members of Soles of Cochin in action
September 24, 2014

Get, set, go

Come November 16, Kochi will witness its first full marathon, an event the organisers claim to be ‘by runners, for runners’. The Spice Coast Marathon, an initiative taken up by Soles of Cochin, a... »
September 22, 2014

Keep up the water level

Gearing up for a marathon? Are you keeping track of your body’s water content? Keeping yourself hydrated is a crucial part of marathon training, especially during a warm weather race like the Coim... »
On the drill: The Quad’s sports day held at Montfort School, Santhome. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
September 22, 2014

Triumph of spirit

It is a muggy Sunday afternoon; the sort of day you want to spend curled up in bed with a nice book or a good movie, with the air-conditioning on full blast.  Exercise is the last thing on your min... »
Pratibha vouches for a healthy life
Hyderabad, September 21, 2014

And this party rocked

If it is happening in Mumbai, Goa, Pune and Bangalore, why should Hyderabad lag behind. For once, it’s not about infrastructure, rock concert or a Hollywood actor’s visit. Giving a break to the r... »
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... »
Always wash you face after getting to work if you have been outdoors.
Chennai, September 16, 2014

Beauty from the deep

The Queen of Sheba and Cleopatra loved The Dead Sea — more for its minerals, we are assuming. Because of its healing properties, the minerals apparently became part of their beauty regime. Cleopat... »
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... »

Eat well, stay healthy

On and off the mat

Yoga, a holistic cure

Happy thoughts for happy living

Living life, queen size

Surround yourself with health

Greeting to health

The champion quest

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... »