Let’s talk about the one thing almost everyone is obsessed with – HAIR! With a full industry thriving on treatments, procedures and external applications to treat hair fall, it is high time we realized that it is what we put in the hair that matters more than what we put on the hair. Today, let’s understand and tackle one of the most common problems, hair fall, and understand how our everyday life, diet and the lack of it affect our overall hair health.
One thing synonymous to healthy growth of a child is MILK. We’ve all grown up drinking milk throughout our early life and are still continuing to do so.
While I have already discussed about the need and negative impact of milk on an adult, let’s explore just how much milk is good milk even for a child. Especially when everyone around us advices to give the kid “THE HOLY WHOLE FOOD”.
As random as it may sound but yes, there IS an ideal room temperature for workout. As you would know, there are multiple factors that work in tandem to make a workout session successful. Room temperature being one of them. In outdoor workouts, temperature cannot be controlled and since it is natural with more air and usually sunlight, it does the body good.
But it becomes important when it comes to indoor / closed room workouts, such as in gym or fitness studios.
Girls! We know what a messy pain period can be. Regardless of how much or how less your period cramps hurt, there is no denying that the hormonal changes during PMS and periods can make us extremely moody. And it also tires us out mentally and physically. Resting is usually recommended as it helps us. But what we don’t realize is that working out during periods can be of an ever greater help. I’ll just say it – Workouts are a period’s best friend. Period.
Today, let’s understand why. Continue reading “Workouts – Period’s Best Friend”
A new trend in the fitness industry is Destination Workouts. What are they you ask? It’s about a fitness and travel enthusiast traveling to various locations all across and working out in a natural environment. It gives a raw feel when you work out amidst nature and with no gym equipment support.
The workout focuses on strength training as well as cardio, while using your body weight and what nature has to offer. Sometimes, a few people also include basic equipment if nothing is available in the surroundings. The impact is not only on your physical body but also your mental well-being as nature makes you happy!
As we are exploring the most famous diets, I have spoken about 4 diets in the Part 1 of this article.Now, let’s move on to the other diets and understand what is what and should we even be going ahead blindly with any diet that any one recommends. Know this – only because everyone does or knows it, does not make it right.
For a fit & healthy lifestyle, there are two most crucial elements – fitness and nutrition.
While you work out to maintain your fitness level, all fails if your nutrition isn’t proper and more importantly, right. Without the right nutrition/diet, all the intense workout that you may have done either reaps results really slowly or doesn’t have any effect at all.
So what kind of nutrition is right for you? While I have explained all about dieting and bad diets in my articles (DIETING – An introduction to mindful eating and Bad Weight Loss Diets to Avoid & Dieting-A Good Diet, , here we explore the famous diets, how to follow them, and how they affect your body.
What if I told you the best kept secret to weight loss? One that would not only make you lose weight but will also become a lifestyle that is easily adaptable and manageable? Everything that we do for our weight loss – be it nutrition or exercise, it all falls under the one big umbrella of ‘Calories.’ The one end goal of everything is to burn more calories than you eat. And that, dear reader, is the secret – CALORIE DEFICIT.
Today, let’s unravel this concept to understand what it is and how it helps us.
The Protein family is a big one with many varieties of proteins available in different forms, doing different work. So if you’re confused and wondering where to start, let me take you on this journey today to explore one of the easiest, simplest yet very essential member of the Protein family – BCAA (Branched Chain Amino Acids).
Hold on! I know what you’re thinking – “There’s a good time and a bad time to workout?” “Isn’t it already enough that I am working out?”
Well, the science behind exercise says that THERE IS a good time to workout. And since you already are working out, wouldn’t you want to actually reap all its benefits? Yes, you do! Today, let’s understand why choosing the right time to workout will take you one more step closer to your goals.
Appetite – we all know this word and what it means. But how familiar are you with the Appestat mechanism? Doesn’t sound familiar? Well, we tend to lose control over this monster and end up binge eating or under eating but do you know what in your body is responsible for regulating appetite? Today, we will explore the science behind this and get to know the driver of this appetite engine, THE APPESTAT – a mechanism that primarily drives your hunger! Why exactly do we need to know this? Well, to get a little more control over your body processes that will only take you closer to better health.
Any machine that works continuously is bound to heat up a lot, get over worked, under perform after a while until it finally wears out. And the human body is the most complex machine that was ever made. Your body does a lot all through the day, just to get you around and get your work done. If not rested well, the first symptoms that pop up are tiredness and fatigue, eventually leading to illness. Imagine the kind of ‘stress’ your exercise puts your entire body under. Hence, rest and recovery after your workouts are paramount not just to function normally but also to give time to the workout to show results. Today, let us understand what is ‘REST AND RECOVERY PERIOD’, and how & why we must do it.
We’re mostly unhealthy, lacking one thing or another from our body. Why? Well, it is a known fact that the food that we eat today is compromised. Either it lacks nutrients or it is mostly grown in an inorganic way. Let’s not blame just what we eat. How we eat, is also the culprit here. Given our current lifestyle, our concentration on food, it’s preparation and eating is becoming lesser by the day. Hence today, we lack nutrients from our bodies more than ever. Fast food, easy-to-cook, ready-made, home-delivered… all these options have made our eating easier but they have also snatched away all our essentials. This has led to numerous health problems and complications. Today, let’s understand how to tackle this problem by increasing our Vitamin intake. We will also see how these essential vitamins help us stay healthy and problem free.
“One size doesn’t fit all” Let me extend this adage and say – “There is no one secret formula to lose belly fat that will work for all!” There is a lot to be taken into account and the best solution to any problem is a Customized one – one that is tailor made exclusively for you. And this adage holds an even stronger ground when it comes to fitness. Just like one prescription from one doctor cannot cure everybody’s illness, even if the illness is same. Today, let’s explore this very common issue of “belly fat”, and how just one prescription cannot and will not work for all. We will also look into the best steps you can take and the mistakes to avoid, to reduce your belly problem.
We’re all breathing, no doubt. But have you ever stopped and wondered if you’re doing it right? Only because your body does it involuntarily, doesn’t mean you are doing it right.
Even in Indian culture, the importance of breathing has always been highlighted in terms of Pranayam –
“The way you breathe is the way you think”
Today, let’s understand the dynamics of breathing right (Deep Breathing), to make sure that we are taking in all the required oxygen and positivity and the same is supplied to our mind, body and soul.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or commonly known as PCOS, is a very common health concern but thankfully, we have enough awareness around this issue. Although the problem may seem overwhelming, it really can be handled very easily with a few changes in your lifestyle and eating habits, and of course, a positive approach where you accept your body and nurture it with love. While we have already discussed the syndrome in detail in our article – PCOS, today let’s explore the foods that we can and cannot eat to help cope with this situation better.