8 Types Of Morning Walkers

All health conscious people , in fact even those who are health unconscious … know that morning walk or taking a walk for minimum 30 minutes each day is the simplest form of exercise that anyone can do.  Despite, it’s simplicity, it’s a great exercise for loosing those extra pounds of weight, plus, the fresh morning air helps you take in some pure oxygen laden breaths. Thus, strengthening the bodies immune system and improving our overall health.  Well, I myself am an avid morning walker and I love my energy packed strolls. But what actually doubles the fun of the experience is observing the kind of fellow walkers, I get to see on my daily bustle. My observation has helped me categorise these early risers into the below mentioned  types. I bet, you will be able to see a similarity if you are a walker too …. So, here are the 8 types of people, one gets to see on a morning walk: 1. Noses Noses are a highly competitive variety of walkers. When I say Competitive, I really mean competitive.                                       A Nose can be spotted very easily. Whenever while having your brisk walk session, you feel that somebody is constantly chasing you and trying to outwalk you…. Bang On!! That’s the Nose !! These beings are definitely one of the best brisky people on a morning walk. They walk fast. So fast, that somebody else trying to take them over becomes an issue of dignity for them. And then they walk...
Get Set Go !!!

Get Set Go !!!

A candid account on how you can set health goals and plan to achieve them.  A lanky guy, aspiring to gain weight and then doing intense cardio – running for 30 minutes on the treadmill, jumping ropes, climbing stairs and so on… A first timer in the gym, who directly gets on to lifting 50kgs – 60kgs, as a result of which gets  injured, right on the first day and takes a break for the next 15 days… Does that sound familiar ??  I am sure, it does. Similar things have happened with me, indeed. We end up committing mistakes, some of which might turn into blunders if we start working out without prior preparation and planning. In my last article (First day at Gym), I shared with you a few aspects of gymming, especially when you are a first timer. This article is in an obvious succession to my first article and focuses on, how you can set health goals for yourself and get on to achieving them. So, lets start Smart!! Remember always ! Achieving fitness isn’t any magic but a combination of all the things done right – Right Exercises and the Right Diet. I emphasise on setting Smarter goals and for that you need to follow 5 simple rules : Understanding your body type Knowing your medical conditions Setting Achievable targets Planning you diet. Regularity Understanding your body type Many of us do not know which body type we belong to, hence, we get confused with the diet and the exercises, we need to choose. Majorly there are 3 body types – Ectomorph, Mesomorph and...
Ghee means Great !!!!

Ghee means Great !!!!

Amazing Benefits of Ghee ( Clarified Butter ) for your Body Ohh, I remember my granny, churning out that delicious curd and handling me out that fistful ball of white creamy mushy super soft butter that I would lick and lick before it streamed down to my elbow. It had a special taste that is pretty difficult to find these days. And the remaining butter in that huge pitcher would go for preparing the Ghyo (as called in Punjabi) or the much tastier Ghee. Walking down the memory’s lane at times is soo refreshing!! Many of us consider Ghee or Clarified Butter, as something that tastes great, helps in making lip smacking dishes, smells just alright, increases body’s cholesterol levels, makes us fat and what not. But do you know that actually thats not true and infact, if administered in adequate quantities, it has so many positives that outnumber its negatives !!! Lets have a look at a few : Benefits For Skin Natural Moisturiser : In case, you have an extremely dry skin, ghee can do wonders for you. Just before taking bath, massage the entire body with luke warm ghee and then wash off. You will be amazed by its super nourishing abilities, when you will see your super soft and glowing skin. Anti Aging Agent : Massaging ghee onto your skin on a daily basis ensures that your skin is going to be in great form throughout, without any wrinkles and even freckles. To treat freckles, mix some turmeric and ghee and apply once or twice daily on the affected area. This combo gives you a...
Exercise – The Kick Ass Stress Buster

Exercise – The Kick Ass Stress Buster

Regular Exercising can really make your Blue Mornings and Dull Brown Evenings shiny and vibrant, all you need to do is have some time dedicated to yourself.   5:30 a.m. : Trinnnnnnnnnnnnngggggggggggg ……….. spuckkkkk !!!! 10 more minutes .. 6:00 a.m. : Trinnnnnnnnnnnnggggggggg ………… spuckkkkk !!!!! 5 more minutes and then I am getting up…… 6:30 a.m. : Oh Dear God, I am late !!!!! That is how, most of our mornings are. We hit the snooze button till the time, we finally realise that we are going to have a late start for the day. And for many of us, it happens almost everyday ….. Isn’t it ? Then we rush to get ready – brushing, bathing, breakfast and there, we hit the road. We dodge through the traffic to reach our places of work, study etc. Then we spend our next 7-8 hours, juggling around with the work, people, deadlines, meetings, studies …… phewwww….. and then dodging again through the same traffic, same chaos, we get back home. Once at home, we cook ,clean and get back to our beds to sleep. A vicious, never ending, daily routine of relevant, irrelevant, customary or unusual tasks keeps us engrossed, hardly giving us any time to ourselves and that is when we start feeling stressed. Stress is great, if it motivates, encourages and helps us achieve (called Positive Stress) but if it makes us feel dull, down, overwhelmed and anxious, it can be notorious (Negative Stress). Stress, according to dictionary,  is a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances. No doubt, we...
Toasting to Good Health

Toasting to Good Health

How Alcohol which is otherwise considered notorious can help you be Healthy and Happy …   Booze, Juice, Hooch, Sura , Madira etc…….. all these are just a few references to what is popularly known as Alcohol. Since times immemorial, alcoholic beverages have existed and been used for both, pleasure and treatment of diseases. Even Ayurveda, the ancient science of medicine in the indian subcontinent, praises alcohol for its medicinal uses. However, it very clearly says that Moderation is the key when it comes to alcohol consumption and should be done keeping in view one’s age, medical conditions, seasons etc. In India, despite the growing numbers of alcohol takers, it is still considered a taboo and drinking at home, in front of the family still raises many eyebrows. Probably, thats why it’s more of an outdoor sport !!!! Well, without getting into the complicated Indian scenario of alcohol consumption and keeping in mind the approaching celebration period ( Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !!! ), let’s have a look at how alcohol helps health positively.   1) It keeps the heart, Hearty and Healthy The primary reason for cardiovascular diseases and strokes is the accumulation of a layer of cholesterol inside the arteries that block the flow of blood to and from the heart. Moderate alcohol consumption helps in increasing the HDL ( High Density Lipoproteins ) levels that are good for the heart and reduce the risk of LDLs ( Low Density Lipoproteins ) and Triglycerides that are a menace to proper heart functioning.   2) Its a Stress Reliever Taking moderate amounts can help one feel...
Pollution – Beating us Black and Blue !!!

Pollution – Beating us Black and Blue !!!

Every average Indian office goer has a typical routine. The moment we get ready and out of our homes towards our places of work, each one of us have these experiences typically. We pass through that corner vacant plot that’s piled with the ever growing, incessant heaps of garbage (most of which is non recyclable), emanating stench that’s hard to bear. We move a little ahead and come across a municipal corporation worker sweeping the street and burning a big pile of accumulated garbage releasing the choking smoke and fumes. And once we are out on the main road, we get welcomed by the never ending traffic jams . A few minutes into the jam offer a nice cocktail of the best available poisonous gases that can kill !!!! And not to forget the once favourite lake everybody liked to go to, for a stroll on the banks that has turned now black and dirty. Pollution has been the buzz word doing rounds in the tabloids, primetime, conferences – national and international. Despite so much hue and cry on all available media actually and apparently, very little seems to be have been accomplished in controlling it. At least that is what the latest study from the Lancet, a reputed medical journal suggests. According to this study, in 2015, pollution led to 2.5 million premature deaths in India – the highest in the world, followed by China. If the statistics are to be believed, pollution caused more deaths as compared to smoking and thrice the number killed by AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. It killed more than the number killed...
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