Start your day with cold water, nuts and stretching exercises to stay in the pink of health, says an expert. Chirag Sethi, founder of fitness consulting company Battle of Bulges, shares tips to live a healthy life: * Drink half a litre of cool water. Drinking cold water on an empty stomach helps you raise your metabolism since your body needs to maintain a neutral temperature at the core. So, …
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This interesting study published in the Journal of Food Science, shows that okra or bhindi, as it is popularly called in India, can help you store ice-cream for a longer time. According to the study, water extracts of the vegetable acts like a stabiliser, helping ice-cream to last longer. (Read: 8 reasons you should eat bhindi or lady’s finger (Gallery))   Here’s how it works: …
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Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has paid rich tributes to late yoga guru BKS Iyengar, saying that practising his asanas helped him a lot in his glorious career. Iyengar, who was credited for taking the ancient practice to the West, died in a hospital in Pune on Wednesday morning at the age of 95 following kidney failure. In his condolence message, Tendulkar recollected his first …
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Oysters are a true delicacy for seafood lovers due to their unique taste because of which this shell fish acquired a place in the American diet. They not only score well on the taste quotient but are also nutrient-rich making them a perfect food for good health. Oysters are loaded with essential nutrients, minerals and vitamins in addition to being low in fats and calories. Here are top 7 reasons …
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Motivation and support coming from a close friend (or not so close!) to exercise your way to fitness, not only takes your relationship to another level, but helps your friend achieve a goal he/she never thought he/she would. In addition to the satisfaction that comes from helping a friend, there are other perks to strengthening the bond of friendship for those who are less selfless! Here is how …
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Yoga is a wonderful way to stay healthy and fit. It not only helps you stay fit, but it also helps relieve the symptoms of various diseases like joint pain, arthritis, cervical spondylitis, breathing disorders and even some mental ailments. While the various forms of yoga can be performed according to your fitness levels, the time at which you practice also matters. Here are 6 rules on picking …
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As a youngster, BKS Iyengar suffered from tuberculosis, malaria and typhoid. He was a sickly kid but yoga helped him to such an extent that he was healthier than most people at ripe-old age of 95. That’s why his passing is even more shocking. The message on his website read: ‘I always tell people, live happily and die majestically.’ He had been admitted to the hospital after he faced …
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By now you must have seen endless videos of celebs and even commoners taking up the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and posting videos of them, or friends pouring buckets of ice water over their heads. While this is still on, a new challenge called the push-up challenge is also doing the rounds. Started by people from the fitness and bodybuilding circuit, the challenge is essentially for raising funds …
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After appearing stark naked on the posters of PK, Aamir Khan has asked his good friend Salman Khan to do the same. He said: ‘Salman wore the Dhoom 3 hat for me in Big Boss, so now I want to see if he does this. Let's see if he can do this...he has removed his shirt, now can he remove his pants. I want to test Salman's friendship,’ Aamir said. When asked whether he would go nude for a movie, …
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Want to try a sure-shot way of losing extra flab? Leave your car at home and try public transport instead. Commuting to work by active (walking or cycling) and public modes of transport is linked to lower body weight and body fat composition compared with those using cars, suggests a British study. Active commuters are at lower risk of being overweight but there was a lack of good evidence …
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Belly fat is probably the toughest and biggest weight problem that most people have. It is difficult to melt fat from this area and you need to exercise to tone it. However, eating certain foods can also help you shrink your belly fat. Nutritionist Farzana Chauhan lists a few such food items. Egg white An egg a day can keep health problems away! According to Farzana, ‘Egg whites contain good …
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Today BKS iyengar, the man who brought Iyengar yoga to the world passed away and has left behind a wonderful legacy – Iyengar yoga. While, there are a number of people who do follow this type of yoga, there are still some who do not understand the exact principles of the practice. In this post we bring you 10 reasons you should try Iyengar yoga. Makes you more flexible: When you practice …
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We swoon over celebrities and their desirable figures. There is a lot that goes behind looking that stunning at red carpet events or even otherwise. An ideal diet requires eating right, following afitness regime and a healthy diet overall, to show results. Having said this, not all diets laid out are suitable and show expected results and some may turn out to be complete disasters. We list out 5 …
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The world mourns the death of one of India’s legendary yoga gurus, BKS Iyengar. The man put yoga on the international map, thanks to which several people, including renowned celebrities incorporated it in their daily lives. We take a look at some popular Indian and international celebs who owe their fit bodies to Iyengar Yoga. Sachin Tendulkar The legendary cricketer had tailor-made yoga …
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