Health and Fitness

Physical exercise is any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness. It is performed for various reasons including strengthening muscles and the cardiovascular system, honing athletic skills, weight loss or maintenance, as well as for the purpose of enjoyment. Frequent and regular physical exercise boosts the immune system, and helps prevent the "diseases of affluence" such as heart disease, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and obesity. It also improves mental health, helps prevent depression, helps to promote or maintain positive self esteem, and can even augment an individual's sex appeal or body image, which is also found to be linked with higher levels of self esteem. Childhood obesity is a growing global concern and physical exercise may help decrease some of the effects of childhood and adult obesity. Health care providers often call exercise the "miracle" or "wonder" drug—alluding to the wide variety of proven benefits...
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Arorav
Arorav commented on the blog by Madhavi Jain
on Apr 05, 2014 , 08:38 pm
Madhavi Jain - How to get size zero figure
Getting that size zero figure is on every young women’s mind but starving yourself to death isn’t a good idea at all. Here’s how you can get that fabulous figure without putting your health at stake. It is important to eat 500 calories in a day. Make sure you drink right amount of water everyday. You can also have coconut water as it is vital to stay well hydrated. Eat whole grains and cereals as they have less calories and fat. Include whole grains like oats, barley flakes, whea more »
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Vini Preet
Vini Preet commented on the blog by Mishka Mahajan
on Mar 21, 2014 , 02:49 pm
Mishka Mahajan - Diet plan for diabetics
A healthy diet can help you control diabetes, so it is really important that you have a planned diet.   Start eating food that is rich in fibres like whole grains, oats, channa atta, millets. If one feels like consuming pasta or noodles it should be had with vegetable /sprouts.   High fiber vegetables such as peas, beans, broccoli and spinach /leafy vegetables should also be included in your daily diet plan. It is important for diabetics to take 25gms of fibre in a day more »
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Yadu Vijayan Kurukshetra
Yadu Vijayan Kurukshetra commented on the poll by Ravi Dhamapurkar
on Mar 01, 2014 , 10:33 pm
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Kanika Yadav
Kanika Yadav updated the Blog
on Feb 28, 2014 , 04:05 pm
Go FIT this weekend
Over the past 2 years, I have piled on a lot of weight, all thanks to a sit-on-the-desk job which requires no movement whatsoever. And also, having colleagues who were equally fond of good food was of NO HELP at all! SO here I was, a 27-year-old fat career woman who was so unfit that even climbing two floors was enough to give her a heart attack. Sigh! The weight that I piled on over the years was all thanks to my carelessness. My ‘don’t care’ attitude has now given me 30 extra kilos th more »
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Harpreet Kaur
Harpreet Kaur posted the Blog
on Feb 27, 2014 , 02:58 pm
How TV is making you FAT?
Yes, I am not kidding, watching TV can make you fat. And if the idiot box is your best friend then you need to read further to know how it will make you a very unhealthy person eventually. Come to think of it, there must be a reason why television is called the idiot box and people who watch it are called couch potatoes. Doesn’t that name trigger doubts in your mind as such? Or is it just me? IDIOT box as the name suggests will make one!! Recent studies have revealed that an hour of more »
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Subhajit Ghosh
Subhajit Ghosh and 5 more took the poll by Ravi Dhamapurkar
on Feb 13, 2014 , 09:46 pm
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