Monthly Archives: July 2014


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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]

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Why Fruit Juices are good, only in your Vodka

Who doesn’t love fruits? They are like candies from Nature and are great for health. But many fruits take effort to cut/peel and they often start perishing within 3-4 days. As modern age progressed, this was almost a no-brainer to produce something from fruits which can tackle these two situations. The solution invented was packaged […]


Quick Reads: An Open Letter to Curvy Feminists

“Real women have curves”, “Real men like curves” are phrases often shared on social media platforms often showing a skinny girl in comparison to someone with voluptuous curves with an obvious glorification of the second one. And it often happens that the person sharing herself is “curvy” (notice the deliberate attempt of avoiding the word […]


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Secret to Safer Pushups & Bench Press | Why Avatar’s Neytiri must be a Poor Archer in Reality

Many of us suffer from shoulder pain when we do pushups and bench press, especially while training hard. Today, we discuss a technique which helps us stay in a more stable position while doing any horizontal pressing exercise and thus prevent injuries. To understand it, first observe these images: Okay so first movement image is […]


Quick Reads: Humorous Conversation at a Celebrity Nutritionist’s Clinic 1

Got a call for a free diet consultation session from a famous Celebrity Nutritionist’s clinic near Powai. Following are few excerpts which made me think whether to laugh at the dietitian’s lack of knowledge or to feel sad about people who pay loads of money to such incompetent professionals and trust them with their health: […]

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Most Important Stretch for People with Desk Jobs (and Runners, Cyclists and Footballers)

As much as it is bad for health, we really can’t avoid sitting especially while working long hours in the office and this sitting behaviour leads to tightening of certain muscle groups often resulting in poor posture and joint pain. Today, we cover an important stretch for one of those muscle groups called hip flexors […]


Is Whey Protein Natural, Should you take it?

When it comes to whey protein supplements, people are often concerned whether they are “natural” and do they have a long term effect on their health. This is one of the most common questions asked during our workshops and it’s time we address questions on similar lines at length: Is Whey Protein Natural? Long story […]


Quick Reads: Practice makes Permanent, not Perfect

We often start out exercises by watching videos or people at the gym. Even the trainers just show it once and then let you exercise often commenting that “you will get better at it with time”. If this has been the case for you, you’re in trouble in the long run. Here’s why: When you […]