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.
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.
Without a plan, anything that you do can go haywire and has a good chance of failing. And having a plan is critical when it comes to workouts, because you are already investing so much time, money and effort. Today let’s understand why and how exactly you should be planning your workouts.
It’s never too early or too late to start working out. The agility, stamina, endurance, focus, will power and most importantly – the positive “can-do” attitude that comes as a result of workouts can benefit people of all ages. Even kids! But there’s a lot to consider before you let your kid into the field because the mind and body at a young age are highly impressionable. When done the right way, exercising / working out can form a strong foundation for the kids’ physical and mental future. Today let’s understand when is the right age for kids to start exercising and what precautions are to be practice.
A whole meal is one which has all the required components in appropriate amount for our body. And it is a well-known fact that the lack on any one nutrient/vitamin/mineral from our diet for a long period of time, causes its deficiency in the body. This leads to further health implications and complications. Each nutrient plays a vital role in our healthy functioning, be it protein, carbs, fats, sugar, or fiber.
Today, let’s talk about Fiber – an important and much needed nutrient we were all taught about in school but have somehow forgotten as we focused more on the others.