Practicing hatha yoga three times a week can improve sedentary adults' performance on cognitive tasks that are relevant to everyday life, a promising study indicates. The study involved 108 adults between ages 55 and 79 years; 61 of them attended hatha yoga classes. The others met for the same number and length of sessions and engaged in stretching and toning exercises instead of yoga. At the …
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If you want to build a strong body you need to work all the parts equally, including the legs. Sadly, most people tend to ignore the legs giving them a lop-sided physique. Not only that but doing weight training exercises for the legs ups our metabolism and helps us maintain a healthier physique. So if you want a well-balanced body, then you have to include these exercises in your overall regimen …
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There are so many ways to lose weight and walking is certainly one of them! It may not be as intense as, say weight training in a gym, but that does not mean it is not an effective weight loss method. All you need to do is be consistent with it and have patience, as it can take some time for you to see results. While its well worth the wait, walking can be monotonous to some, but you can keep the …
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The primary and the most inevitable ingredient of every dish that we cook on a daily basis is oil. It is always a juggling task for every woman to pick up the right cooking oil from the numerous types and brands of oil available in the market. Nowadays, there are numerous myths about cooking oil which are primarily related to detrimental effects of these oils on our health. It is very important …
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Update: Yoga legend BKS Iyengar passed away on August 20, 2014. Our condolences to his friends, family and followers.  Whether you are one of those people who has just opted to join a yoga class (whatever kind of yoga it might be), or are simply going to give it a go at home, you are probably wondering what the right clothes for the practice are. Yoga is definitely very different from other …
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Are you planning to join a gym or rather, refraining from doing so, because of hearsay that makes you believe it is bad for your health? You've got to read this, as we bust some of the most common myths surrounding gymming.  Myth: You will gain more weight once you stop gymming Have you been avoiding joining a gym because you are worried you will gain more weight once you quit? Many people are …
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Emperor of action Sylvester Stallone has revealed that he is preparing himself to begin shooting for Rambo 5. The 68-year-old Expendables ringleader says he's starting to work out to get ready for his return as John Rambo in the fifth film. The last Rambo film came out in 2008, reported Ace Showbiz. ‘I'm getting ready for Rambo 5. I'm starting to work out. I'm going to be appropriately vicious …
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Janmashtami is celebrated to mark the birth of Lord Krishna. People make special delicacies on this occasion and indulge in special treats such as sweets made of milk products. Here is the recipe of sweet coconut poha. This is on the healthier side as it is made using jaggery instead of sugar and poha is healthy too as it provides fibre and iron. Enjoy this dessert on …
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This might sound old school to you, but tracking yourself during your weight loss regime and filling in a chart would help you go places. Your goals may vary, depending on your age, the hours you put in for fitness, your working hours, your diet plan, eating habits, etc. and so would the results. You could slot all of these details down and keep filling them at the end of every day. As for the …
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Singer Taylor Swift likes to 'dress the part' when she leaves the gym, especially when she's in the fashion capital of the US. The 'I knew you were trouble' hitmaker has often been criticised for her glamorous image after a tough workout, and she joked it's how 'everyone looks' following a training session, reports femalefirst.co.uk. 'That's how everyone looks when they come out of the gym. I …
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Sherlyn Chopra made history when she became the first Indian to pose for men’s magazine Playboy a couple of years ago and the pics – many of them nudes and unsuitable for publication here – were released on 15th August. In an interview, with E! Online, she said: 'The experience of having shot for Playboy has been one of the most liberating ones that I've had so far,' she said in a …
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Do you always toss out the yolks when you make an omelette? If studies are to be believed, avoiding egg yolks could mean you are missing out on good nutrition. Whole eggs don't raise your risk of heart disease - in fact, according to nutrition coach Liz Wolfe, it may be worse for your health to not eat them, reports huffingtonpost.com. Egg yolks, along with other sources of saturated fat and …
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Sipping on a vinegar-infused drink every morning is the latest health food item endorsed by celebrities to lose weight and maintain a youthful glow. Actress Megan Fox has said that because of her 'really big sweet tooth', she'll sometimes cleanse with a combination of apple cider vinegar and water, claiming it 'cleans out your system'. Supermodel Miranda Kerr drizzles it on her salad, while …
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Yoga is a much loved fitness formula for international celebrities, but names like Gwyneth Paltrow, Mariah Carey, Natalie Portman and Pink have taken a special liking to aerial yoga. Aerial yoga involves the use of a suspended hammock to support your body and help you achieve traditional yoga poses. This also deepens the stretches without overstressing the joints. By using the hammock you can …
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