There are some foods that taste good and have high nutritional values but at the same time cause bloating, nausea, acid reflux and other stomach woes. A diverse diet is universally recommended but not all foods are preferred when it comes to easing digestion. The natural composition or preparation of some foods makes them difficult to digest. Nurtritionist Priya Kathpal gives us a checklist of …
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Though Salman Khan is the forerunner of Bollywood's bodybuilding craze, the recent clips of Shah Rukh Khan's chiselled 10-pack abs for Happy New Year have proven that he is more than just a romantic hero and even at 49 can get a body so ripped that can shame actors half his age. As both the Khans are constantly pitted together for every move they make in Bollywood, comparisons were rife about …
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Refined, processed or junk food may be cheap, easily available, faster to cook and tasty, but it is harmful for your health. It not only lacks essential nutrients but also contributes to lifestyle diseases that have become a pandemic these days. 'We truly need to go back to our roots and follow the traditional Indian diet that included more natural food options and was more healthy in nature,' …
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Setubandhasana or the bridge's pose is an excellent yoga pose for trimming belly fat and strengthening core muscles. Since it requires you to hold your core against gravitational force, the resulting force acts on the core muscles and burns belly fat. It also tones thighs, improves flexibility and strengthens the shoulders muscles. Steps to do this pose: Lie on your back, with bent knees and …
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 If you are on a weight loss plan, it is now time to bet on your childhood activity. The stationary bike is an excellent source to burn calories and get rid of fat. The benefits of using an exercise bike are numerous and diverse.  They are  easy-to-use, and a great way to exercise comfortably and conveniently.  It is the ideal fitness equipment for people who are not used to exercising or are …
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If you want to lose weight specifically around your waist then this yoga asana will help you the most. Vasisthasana is a yoga pose dedicated to the sage Vasistha, who practised several versions of this pose. It is also known as the side plank pose or the sage pose as well. It works extensively on the shoulder, arms and the core muscles. It also improves flexibility and sense of balance. But the …
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Singer-actress Shibani Kashyap concentrates a lot on her fitness and says that the best approach to a healthy lifestyle doesn't just involve focus on one's physical appearance but also on the well-being of the mind and soul. 'I follow a very strict fitness regime. I do yoga everyday because I feel fitness is not only about looking good, but also how you feel in your mind and soul,' Shibani told …
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The biggest reason why you should pick out the right sports bra is comfort. Wearing the right bra is important for one's physical health. Working out in an ill-fitted sports bra can cause damage and discomfort to your breasts. An ideal sports bra should be one that enables you to exercise comfortably with minimal injury. A poor-fitting sports bra can hinder  performance and ruin the entire …
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Spices are one of the most important ingredients that add taste, flavour and aroma to your food. They are not only popular in kitchen but they have many health benefits too. Many years ago, diseases were treated with the help of these spices. They have anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial effects and contain loads of antioxidants which boost the immune system. Like fruits and vegetables, spices are …
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All of Bollywood’s leading men seem to be getting fitter with age. After Shah Rukh Khan stole the show with his eight-pack (or is it 10-pack?) abs look in Happy New Year, it is Ajay Devgn whose chiselled physique has got heads turning. The poster shows a ripped Ajay Devgn and reports suggest that he will be performing some tough martial arts moves in the Prabhu Deva film. Here's a glimpse of …
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Junk food items are sold everywhere these days starting from the food court in malls, theaters and airports to the local vendors in the street. We find them appealing because they are delicious, affordable and readily available. But it is no secret that these foods bring with them a host of health problems. According to the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) 2010 report, the …
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Traditional Gujarati food is vegetarian and has high nutritional value. Thepla is a staple food of the Gujarati community. It is cooked using a combination of spices and flavour. It is mainly made of wheat flour, common kitchen masalas and fenugreek leaves. Theplas are healthy, filling and release energy slowly which is beneficial for health and performing daily tasks. They are also low in …
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Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter says following his treatment for alcohol and drug abuse, he's extra cautious about his health and fitness, especially because he feels accountable to his wife. Carter, who quit partying in 2008 after struggling with drug and alcohol abuse, credits his wife of one year, Lauren Kitt, for helping him become a 'completely different person', reports …
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Veerbhadrasana literally means 'the warrior pose' in Sanskrit. It can actually be performed in three sets of variations. But if you wish to burn calories, lose belly fat and tone your muscles effectively you should aim to achieve all the three poses flawlessly. Once you have achieved them perfectly, switch from one variation to another in continuation so that your muscles remain engaged for a …
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