8 Types Of Morning Walkers

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...
Be your own Sunshine – Practice Positivity !!!

Be your own Sunshine – Practice Positivity !!!

Do you ever find yourself hopping and juggling between endless thoughts that refuse to die? Ohh !! Need to send that crucial file to the manager, today’s the deadline. Got to attend the parents teacher meeting at 10, time for complaints, hmmm. Relatives are visiting, lots to do….. What to cook now !!!! How’s my career proceeding !!! I am not satisfied, what should I do…. Need to get things ready for tomorrow, when will I start ???? …………. …….. …. Etc…. Etc …….. That’s how, our Monkey mind is ….. it keeps hopping from one branch to another – from one thought to another, screaming, searching, chattering endlessly. The research says that an average person has 50,000 to 70,000 thoughts in a day. And do you know what these thoughts are prominently about ?   Majority of our thoughts revolve around our Fears, Worries, Complaints, Unpleasant Feelings, Anger, Guilt – All things negative. The reason for our inner dialogue is towards negativity since we are designed to be like that, we have evolved like that. Our (Great)n Grand Ancestors had just one priority – Existence. Existence in Harsh situations, in the wild and making a kill, to get food. The same thought process has been passed to us. We are the most evolved, most intelligent and advanced of the human species, yet we still have the same thought process. We fear and worry about our future, our past, our professional lives as well as our personal lives. This fear and worry further gives way to regrets, resentment, complaints, criticism etc. – again all things negative. Harbouring negative thoughts...
14 Menswear Fashion Trends for 2018

14 Menswear Fashion Trends for 2018

Looking great is a wonderful way of feeling great. And when it comes to fashion, you need not be it’s slave or a blind follower of the current trends. A mindful selection of garment pieces can take you a long way and make you look like a million dollar. The advice that comes from the experts is that you should be aware of your style, what suits your personality and then choose clothes accordingly. It’s good to have certain pieces that are trendy and majority those that are evergreen and seldom go out of fashion so that you can mix and match and play. Cues can be taken from collections showcased on the ramps. Let’s have a look at what major fashion shows around the world had in store for male fashion followers : 1. Pastels The Spring/Summer collections of most brands and designers across the runways had lots of outfits in pastels. The pastel pink came in as a fresh breather, a hue that was originally seen adorning polos and formal shirts has now moved on to full suits. Others included minty greens, peaches, tans, violets burgundys and many more. So, take your pick, these are a must have this season. 2. Brightness Assured Whereas the emphasis in Spring/Summer collections was pastels and light colours, the fall collections were vibrant with bright hues like those of Reds, Oranges, Yellows, Cobalt Blues … the list is endless. Well, talking in the Indian context, we love colours and it’s time to move from the usual blue, black, brown to some electric hues. 3. Ultraviolet It’s been named the Color of...
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...
12 Womenswear Fashion Trends for 2018

12 Womenswear Fashion Trends for 2018

One thing that’s certain about Fashion is that it’s going to Change …. Now, that’s a piece of Wisdom !!!! Jokes Apart, a new year is always a great time to ponder on the changes happening in the fashion world and accordingly, have a wardrobe that helps you leash out the fashionista in you. From vibrant colours to all over prints, big voluminous sleeves to gleaming fabrics, we bring to you insights into the fashion trends of 2018 from the designers and brands across the world. Let’s have a look at the trends that are going to rock in the year 2018 : 1. Ultraviolet Ultraviolet, a bright and vibrant shade of Violet has been named the Colour of the Year by Pantone Color Institute. So, get ready to see more of this hue incorporated into fashion wear and accessories, on the runways and even into home decor and electronics. Now, Having a colour of the year doesn’t mean that we will stop wearing the rest. Be geared to have garment pieces in different hues of tans, soft and neon yellows, military and metallic greens, saffrons, oranges and REDs !!! 2.  Sleeve Exaggeration The sleeves underwent  a hell lot of transformation during 2017. The trend is going to continue this year as well. We are going to see more of voluminous sleeves like The Bishop, The Balloon, The Flares, circular flounce, the trumpet and so on ….. 3. Ruffles Ruffles will get on stronger this year, we will see a lot of designs and garment pieces incorporating them to suit every size and shape. 4. Camouflage This trend is...
Into The Clarity

Into The Clarity

A life audit exercise to help you steer through the everyday chaos and tangled threads of life.   Year after year, the time passes ….. We transform from kids to teenagers to adults to elders ….. Seasons come and go, months fly by as weeks become days and hours turn into moments …….. At the start of every year, we make resolutions, most of which never get achieved. we over promise and under deliver. We forget that in order to achieve something we need to act, rather we confine ourselves to our comfort zones and hinder ourselves to take the first step. Honestly, how many times did it ever happen that you sat back and looked into the yesteryears, just to check how far you have come, How many valuable and reliable relationships you made, how many you lost ? Were you able to achieve what you dreamt of ? Have you become better or worse ? What matters the most to you ? Are you satisfied with the way life turned out for you or otherwise ? Are you HAPPY ??? As a matter of fact, we as individuals try our best to keep ourselves acquainted with the latest happenings of the market, industry, technology, government, trends, even neighbours etc but we choose to ignore ourselves. Even a mere attempt at understanding ourselves and what goes inside us, doesn’t ever take place. So, standing at the edge of the year, let’s romance ourselves and take a peek into the time gone by to understand ourselves better before we take a plunge into the new year and start afresh....
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...

Party this Diwali in Style !!

The countdown to Diwali has finally begun !!! With just a few more days to go, have you decided which outfit you are going to wear on the year’s most awaited festival ? Diwali parties are surely a time to enjoy, have fun and look good. Traditional clothing is often a preference. However, you can get a little creative, twist, tweak and be the shining Diva this Diwali. Here are a few ideas to make you look elegant yet stylish and trendy. 1. The Elegant Saree Sarees are the staple for every Indian household and with a wide variety to avail they are a default choice for every Indian occasion and celebrate. This Diwali give your traditional 6 yards a twist. Pair them up with a Corset styled blouse instead of a regular one and see the difference it brings  about in your entire persona. 2. Cropped Top with Saree Team up your favourite crop top with a matching saree to create a fusion of Indian and western. One can use t-shirts, shirts , kurtas as well if not a cropped top. 3. Harem Pants with Shirt These are extremely comfortable and look great. For your Diwali party, choose pants in bright colours and pair them up with a blouse, shirt or crop top and matching accessories for a different look. 4. Anarkali Suits Anarkalis have been dominating the Indian ramps for quite some time now. They are available in different lengths and suit almost all body shapes. If you are planning to wear an Anarkali for your Diwali party then give the usual ensemble a twist by pairing...
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