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Road runner

What’s the correct ‘dose’ of running?

With road running becoming increasingly popular in Chennai and the rest of the country, individuals in all walks of life have been smitten by the desire to add the completion of at least one marat... »
Urban yoga

Connecting the body and mind

Ask yourself these questions every once in a while to see if your practice is on the right path »
Yoga on the move

Say hello to this hero

The march of civilisation has brought upon us a set of plagues. Yes, plagues. They are called lifestyle diseases; imbalances in the body brought on purely by the way we chose to live our lives. »
Vesna Pericevic
March 27, 2015

Making a difference

From Bosnia to New Delhi, Vesna Pericevic Jacob has carved out an identity for herself. Vesna is a trained nurse, physiotherapist, author and most importantly has turned her passion for fitness int... »
Move more because you are not meant to stay put in one place. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt
March 22, 2015
Eat. Train. Repeat.

Looking at the full picture

We tend to talk for hours and read articles about specifics on the nutrition front. Is this food good? Will that make me gain weight? Does this have a lot of vitamins? Is that protein rich? The fac... »
March 18, 2015
WELLNESS

Happy thoughts, happy minds

Obesity is a state of mind body illness. As with all chronic medical conditions, effective management based on partnership between a highly motivated patient and a committed team of health pr... »
STEP BY STEP If it is not your habit to get up every morning, work towards making it a habit. Photo: Tomas Sobek
March 15, 2015
Urban yoga

Making yoga a morning habit

So you have promised yourself that you will wake up and go for yoga and yet you find yourself hitting the snooze button — once, twice, thrice! All the excuses in your head seem legitimate: it’s too... »
Mansi introduced the audience to several poses to combat puffiness, dark circles, acne and double chin among other facial problems.
March 12, 2015

Put your best face forward

Mansi Gulati instructs the roomful of women and men to sit straight up, fold their hands, close their eyes, and take a deep breath. “Youthful vitality and great skin is literally at your fingertips... »
Your posture while driving can either contribute to or alleviate back discomfort.
March 11, 2015
Wellness

Healthy spine; healthy body

Travel has become an intrinsic part of our routine these days. Our lifestyle has undergone a tremendous change with driving becoming a primary means of transportation. Whether it is a daily commut... »
Simple Chandra Bedhana Pranayama.
Chennai, March 6, 2015

Yoga on the move: Chilling, the pranayama way

Human beings have an immense capacity to adapt and thrive under the most difficult of weather conditions. The innovation of the human mind, the will power of the human spirit and the adaptability o... »
Gautami Kapoor
March 4, 2015

Moderation is the key

Ever since her comeback to the small screen, veteran TV actor Gautami Kapoor has been complimented for her enviable figure even after so many years of leaving the film and television world. »
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... »
February 25, 2015
Wellness

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... »

An outstanding work dynamic

Body to ponder over

What Yoga teaches us about love

Sit back, breathe and say Eee

Sprightly at 60

More like a dance party!

Paddling to glory

Higher goals? Be prepared to spend

Goodbye to backpain with Valedo
March 24, 2015

A wearable solution

The stinging pain in your back is a horrible reminder of the heavy thing you lifted without bending your knees or of the chubby baby you pick up every now and then. You pop in a few painkillers and... »
Mihika Verma
March 18, 2015
STARTRACK

‘Listen to your body’

Soap operas might be keeping her busy but TV actor Mihika Verma still manages to take time out of her tight schedule to do marathon and stretching exercises. To realise that she has become a... »
Namita Jain
March 15, 2015

Regaining your bounce

Fitness author Namita Jain’s latest book, Post-Baby Bounce, focuses on new mothers and the aspects of wellness they should take care of. Excerpts from an e-mail interview: What pro... »
March 15, 2015
Road Runner

Running safely on Indian roads

Many, like me, find running on a treadmill terribly boring. The roads are full of interesting sights and sounds (and smells). There’s a lot of research that shows why you should be spending more t... »
Milind Soman promoting the all-women’s running event in the city. Photo: R Ravindran.
March 11, 2015

The cause behind the colour

“I used to hate running. The reason I started was because I always wanted to run a marathon. It was just a concept—a real man should run a marathon,” laughs Milind Soman, model, actor and creator... »
An extra helping can go a long way in contributing to your increasing weight.
March 8, 2015

How you got fat

A lot of us gain weight over the years. We were skinny and active as kids, but as life catches up, we lose the fitness battle, and one day, when we look at a photo of ourselves, we realise we have... »
Some of the members of Trivandrum Runners Club practising for the half marathon
Thiruvananthapuram, March 6, 2015

On your mark, get set, run

Get set to put on your running shoes as the city gears up to host its first ‘Half Marathon’ event this Sunday. Organised by Trivandrum Runners Club (TRaCs), the event will be held in categories bas... »
Students of St. Mary's School, Pattom, have a bit of fun with HEALS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 4, 2015

Live life active

The weekly P.T. [Physical Training] hour at St. Mary’s Higher Secondary School, Pattom, usually involves a quick game of footie or basketball, or if it’s too hot, just larking around on the cov... »

Make it an integral part of your life. Photo: Jean Henrique Wichinoski
March 1, 2015
Urban yoga

How to make yoga a habit

The first few months of yoga practice are the most fun. It’s all new and exciting. Last week, you couldn’t touch your toes and today you can. Last week, you could only balance for a few seconds be... »
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... »

Hair today, gone tomorrow?

Wellness: Relaxes spine; improves breathing

Running Shoes - Traditional Vs Minimalist

Striking in the middle

Fitness for real life

Taking a hike

Safe beat this winter

Counter the excuses in your mind and start your day with an amazing feeling »