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 […]


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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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: […]


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 […]


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”. […]


How I lost 22 Kg in 10 months : A Tribute to Football

This post is a tribute to the game of Football, fascination of which changed myself in less than a year: The year was 2006. I dropped that year after class XII for preparation of IIT JEE exams. The early months (June-July) of my preparation coincided with the FIFA World Cup 2006 and since I had […]


Brown Rice vs White Rice (Your Guess is Wrong)

We have a face-off today. An old staple, White Rice, champion of our plates for thousands of years, is up against a new threat, Brown Rice in a battle of nutrition. For those of you who don’t know, brown rice basically contains an outer layer of bran which makes it different from white rice in […]


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 […]