KNOW YOUR FATS: Types of dietary fats & why your body needs them

Whether you’re a conscious eater, one with a regular palette or a complete foodie, you would have checked the ‘fat’ percentage on your food labels at least once. The four most celebrated ingredients of any dish are Carbohydrates, Protein, Sugar and Fat. Yet, very little is known about the truth on Fats and their positive health benefits.

Yes, you read that right. Fats ARE good for you! And you don’t really have to eliminate fats completely from your healthy diet. Today, let’s burst the myths surrounding fats – know which are the healthy fats and, why your body needs them. So before you pick up or discard that one food item, based on the label, from your shopping cart, know the truth –

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Sedentary Lifestyle: A Simple Desk Workout That Will Help You Stay Fitter

Everyone with a desk job has one common complaint. They say their jobs make it difficult for them to lead an active lifestyle. There is no time or energy left to exercise after office is what they say. I can understand how it can be hard, but don’t let yourself use it as an excuse. You can actually take a quick break from work and work out at your desk.

Not sure how you can exercise at your desk? Let me help you out with it. Here are some simple desk workouts that can help invigorate your sedentary lifestyle.

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Sedentary Lifestyle: A Quick Guide To Maintain Good Posture All Day

A sedentary lifestyle can adversely affect your muscles and have a bad impact on your overall posture. For a lot of us, sitting at office desks all day is something that we can’t help. It’s not really an option. So, do we have to accept the fact that our posture will suffer because we’re sitting all day? Absolutely NOT.

Whether you’re sitting at your desk or are cocooned in the comfort of your home, you can always make small changes in your routine to ensure you have a good posture. Here is a quick guide that will help you know everything you need to know about posture.

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Sedentary Lifestyle: How Sitting At A Desk All Day Is Affecting Your Muscles

A lot of my friends have a corporate 9-5 job. Most of them spend close to nine hours a day glued to their desks. It’s an extremely sedentary lifestyle. We haven’t even taken into consideration the fact that we are all lying down for 8-9 hours every day.

Let’s do some quick math. That’s 16-17 hours out of 24 without any physical activity for your body. Even when we’re at home, we spend at least another hour or two watching our favorite shows on TV or maybe reading a book. If that is similar to your daily routine, your body is inactive for 75% of the day!

I know it’s comfortable, but we gotta face it — it’s a life of laziness. All your muscles are at rest, but that’s not what our bodies were designed for. Sitting down for long periods of time can actually harm various organs of your body.

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Eating Right: What Are The Best Post Workout Snacks & Meal

While you’re working out, you are making muscles work really hard. You are stretching them to make sure you are reaching your fitness goals. Whether you’re up for strength and endurance training or cardio exercises,your body does use up all its energy during a workout. So, it’s important to nourish it with the right nutrition after a good workout.

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Aqua Workouts: Best Way To Sit Fit And Cool In Summer

Tired of sweating it out in the gym in this sweltering heat? Well, I understand. Summer has been harsh, but you can’t use that as an excuse to slow down on your fitness routine. Just tweak it a little. Opt for Aqua Zumba, Aqua Aerobics, Aqua Pilates, Aqua Yoga and other such water workouts to stay cool. The best part is that you don’t even need to know swimming for any of them. Continue reading “Aqua Workouts: Best Way To Sit Fit And Cool In Summer”

Proteins:Busting Myths & Ticking Facts

I’ve always stressed on the fact that keeping a close watch on your diet is equally important as making sure you are doing your crunches and lifting those weights. Getting enough of protein is especially important because it gives you the required energy that you need to function in your everyday lives. Continue reading “Proteins:Busting Myths & Ticking Facts”