Monthly Archives: June 2014


Processed Food & Nutrition Labeling: How to Choose Healthier Options

Processed foods get a lot of hate these days as THE culprit for making people fat. But often they are the only option available to us, especially for people who can’t cook e.g. male bachelors. We know home cooked food is better but if we are going to eat processed foods out of choice or […]


Good Posture: Why it’s impractical in today’s world & 3 quick fixes

We have all heard and read about it, specially if we were tormented by back or neck pain in the past. Back straight, chest forward, tummy in: words often used to describe good posture. We give it a try for a couple of minutes and then slouch again in the comfort of our chairs. Some […]


Most important exercise benefit you don’t know about

Most trainers, fitness gurus, doctors and dieticians talk about how exercise benefits us in terms of losing some weight, protect us from heart diseases and make us look good and confident. But few understand that exercise acts like a time machine which lets us see our future self agonized in some joint pain or the […]


Green Tea: You’re drinking it for the wrong reason 4

During the great war of Kurukshetra, Dronacharya was wreaking havoc on the army of Pandavas. He had to be taken out if Pandavas were to win the war. A trick had to be played so Bhima killed an elephant named Ashwatthama (same name as Dronacharya’s son) and started celebrating on the name of “Killing Ashwatthama”. […]


Why not to fall for Facebook Fitness Challenges

More than 2.5 Mn people have joined an Ab challenge (See pic), including 20+ IITians in my friend list. Basically targeting the novice enthusiasts, the FB event promises results based on doing just 4 bodyweight ab exercises while increasing volume every time you do it. Although the intention is not just to target this specific […]