joint health


Enthusiastic about Yoga? Why You Should’t Start with Suryanamaskars

Happy International Yoga Day! You may have read many posts on Yoga today or be inspired by PM Modi and be all fired up to try it out yourself. If your enthusiasm could last beyond this day and you actually try yoga, you’d inadvertently hear about Suryanamaskars. So, read on: As I write this post […]

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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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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 […]


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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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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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]