Yearly Archives: 2014


Lets Make It Happen in 2015

New year is round the corner and many of us take fitness related resolutions. Some of us are so enthusiastic that we buy year round gym memberships or invest in a costly cardio machine to workout at home. While the machines gather dust after a first few weeks, gym owners celebrate for clients who seldom […]

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Dear Santa, Here are 3 Fitness Tips for You

Dear Santa, You represent the spirit of the season; the joy, gratefulness and fun. But why such an overly fat physique? Aren’t you bored of getting stuck in chimneys? No, we aren’t suggesting that you jack up like some of the fan art which fitness enthusiasts make, that may scare the children away. But don’t […]


Why You Deserve Running Injuries

Yes, you. You with the Nike snickers and you with the Garmin Watch and you with your Justin Beiber Playlist (you specially) and you too, you showoff posting your every run on Facebook. You all deserve to get injured. You wanna know why? Read on.   You’re A Car That’s Misaligned If tyres of your […]

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Is Watching What You Eat Necessary At All If You Exercise?

“I don’t need to control my diet, I run every day!” “Oh, I couldn’t resist that dessert. Don’t worry, I’ll do some extra time on elliptical tomorrow.” “Do I really have to count calories? I am doing Yoga these days.” These lines are very common to hear in our daily lives. Since it is a […]


Electronic Muscle Stimulators: 20 Minutes Per Week to Complete Fitness? 1

This is the age of being fast. Fast cars, fast internet and even hopes of faster government processes (#Modi anyone?). So why should we devote same long hours in the gym for fitness. Shouldn’t science advance in such a way that fitness becomes convenient and fast for us? Lo and behold comes a revolutionary technology: […]

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Mirror Mirror On The Wall, Which Diet is Best of All? 1

Is it the Paleo or Mediterranean or The Zone Diet or some other low carb/low fat focused diet program which is going to help you lose weight? We have all read about many diets in magazines, on websites, through Facebook pages (often falling for cheesy headlines). We have also heard directly or through friends/relatives about […]


5 Fitness Factors Part 2: How Many Does Your Favorite Physical Activity Cover?

A couple of weeks back, we covered all the factors you need to work on for overall fitness development. If you haven’t read it yet, check the article out here . The prime takeaway of the article was that there are many critical aspects of fitness and unless you’re a professional athlete training for a […]

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4 Foods You Must Consume To Lose Weight

If you landed up here thinking about some exotic fruit or a new herb or a smoothie recipe with overpriced ingredients, perhaps you haven’t read enough of PSI Fitness yet. In case you want to, you can always find all the nutrition articles tagged here. We get questioned time and time again about it that what […]


5 Fitness Factors You Should Focus On | Part 1

Often times, we hear people comment that running or swimming or yoga or some sport is the best exercise and they don’t need to do anything else for fitness. This kind of approach leads to a very one-dimensional development (see pic on the right) for that person and is certainly not the best way to […]

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Quick Tips to Compensate for Diwali Binge Eating

“Gharwale mithai khilaye bina maante hi nahi” “What to do with all the chocolates that people bring!” “Ab guests aate hai to kuch to khana hi padta hai unke sath” “Diwali comes only once per year. Can’t we take a break from clean eating?” We get a lot of this from our clients. Going to […]


Great Technique to Assess Yourself

We often talk about the importance of assessing clients in order to make a customized program for them. While many clients require a full assessment by a physiotherapist, we also use some movement techniques to reveal a lot of issues which often go undiagnosed in some physio assessments. One of the primary technique which we […]

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Are Eggs Bad for Heart Health | A Battle of Dietitians vs Science

Eggs are awesome, taste great in a variety of recipes, are cheap, easy to cook and are one of the richest food sources of wholesome nutrition. Some of us even compromise our strict vegetarian beliefs and become an eggetarian. Being a rich (and extremely cheap) source of good quality protein as well as vitamins and […]


Best Shoes for Running

Many of us start our fitness journey by running and for many, fitness is limited to running itself. But for running, you need shoes. As for most first time runners, shoes are generally shopped on the basis of looks and popularity of brands. For those who are seasoned runners geek out over features like whether […]

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Do Microwaves Ruin Your Food | A Research Based Approach

As a science based fitness and nutrition blog, we get a lot of questions about what research has to say about cooking methods and often times people carry a perception that microwave cooking is not “natural” and causes damage at a “micro” level. So today from a neutral standpoint, we analyze what research studies and […]


Your Feet Tells A Story, Are You Listening?

We mostly associate feet with shoes and sandals. Sports shoes for jogging, heels/canvas for partying, leather ones as formals and so on. But what about our feet? With a notable exception of pedicures, we seldom pay attention to this body part especially when it comes to fitness and health. But someone’s feet tell a lot about […]

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Hyper on Ebola? Keep Calm and Read This

Recently there has been an outcry in India regarding the deadly virus Ebola with a lot of people sharing Whatsapp messages and Facebook posts on how we are all at risk if we don’t protect ourselves. For those of you who don’t know, Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever (EHF) is caused by an infection with a virus […]


Free Weights vs Machines: A Battle for Better Results

In India, people often judge gyms on the basis of newest machines available in the gym. Gym salesmen and often trainers also glorify this in front of potential clients. Women often rely on these machines for the entirety of their strength workouts (however small it typically is). But are machines like the Smith Machine or […]

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Quick Reads: No Pain, No Gain? You Gotta Be Kidding Me

Probably the most quoted catchphrase in the fitness community is “No Pain, No Gain“, a one-liner most often yelled by trainers, engraved in motivation pics on Pinterest/Instagram and also written in metallic design for Men’s fitness magazines with pumped up dudes in the background.  Another “Dark Knight” version of the same theme becoming popular is […]


Of Ramadan, Navratri & Lent: Researched Benefits of Fasting & Mistakes People Make

Fasting is often associated with sacrifice and religion; to submit your physical urges for a higher purpose. Most religions around the world have fasting rituals in some form or the other. Some are seasonal fasts like Ramadan in Islam, Navratri in Hinduism and Lent in Christianity, while others preach fasting on a regular basis like […]

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Primer on Gluten Free Diet | Does it work & Should you follow it?

Today we cover one of very popular diets which is quickly becoming common in India too: The Gluten Free diet. So before going deep into its effectiveness let us first understand what is gluten? Well, Gluten is a protein found in certain grains like wheat, barley and rye. Thus products made using these grains or […]