Category: Fitness

Fitness Component
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Fitness Component

Aerobic Fitness: The aerobic test performed may depend on the starting fitness level of the players. A submaximal test of aerobic fitness may be suitable, such as a cycle test (Astrand test, Trilevel, PWC170), or the Cooper 12 minute run. For players used to some conditioning exercise, the maximum effort shuttle run (beep) test would...

Stretching and flexibility – the why and how!
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Stretching and flexibility – the why and how!

Stretching should be the mantra to recovery for a runner, a bodybuilder, a gym enthusiast, a sports player and a recreational walker. I have seen too many discrepancies in stretching which eventually lead to overuse injuries of muscles and joints. Either one doesn’t stretch at all, or not enough or stretches incorrectly. Often people ask...

Fit and healthy Pregnancy
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Fit and healthy Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a beautiful time for a woman. It is a moment she has waited for, a moment that will transform her into “mom”. Still, this beautiful period of her life is not without its own set of problems. Not only is her body changing in ways she couldn’t imagine possible but also there is...

Are you a weekend warrior?
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Are you a weekend warrior?

Do you sit on the couch all week and then go all out running or gymming on the weekend? Do you sit at your workstation all week and suddenly remember your fitness goals over the weekend? Do you find yourself getting excessively sore all week due to the intense running or workouts over the weekend?...

Corporate Women
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Corporate Women

Women all over the world are excelling and reaching top positions now more than ever especially in the corporate world. Indian women are not far behind. However, the fact that the corporate world is a man’s scent is not really up for debate. Pay scale differences, differential treatment, gender bias and the rate of promotions...

Should I take my Gym ball to work?
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Should I take my Gym ball to work?

Lately, everyone wants to swap their work chair for the gym ball. In the UK and US there had been a wave of chairs being replaced by exercise balls a few years back and now they are moving towards standing desks. India is now catching up with this trend. The gym ball is also called...

No Pain No Gain
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No Pain No Gain

Do you believe in the cliché No pain No gain? This probably depends on who you have heard this say or in what context. Pain means different things to different people. When I treat patients with spine or sports injuries in the clinic, I often ask what kind of pain they have. Yes – what...

How fit am I ?
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How fit am I ?

Fitness means different things to different people. For some it is the ability to fit into the new jeans, for some, it is the ability to do a hundred push-ups and for others, it may mean the ability to take a flight of stairs without getting exhausted. All of these are fine as long as...

Hitting the gym during pregnancy! Do or Don’t?
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Hitting the gym during pregnancy! Do or Don’t?

More and more women now understand the value of fitness and weight training. However, once they become pregnant they undergo a state of confusion whether to continue with their normal gym routine or not. Most pregnant women are fearful of exercising at all because of the conflicting information they get. And this is what I...

Work That Butt
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Work That Butt

Yes, you read that right! Work that butt that you sit on for a large portion of your day. You may wonder why you are reading this article. Well, let me tell you that you have made the right choice and that working your butt is an integral part of your health. Let me explain...