4-Week 10K Training Plan for Beginners

Those who know me, know that I am part of a cycling club, The Bhubaneswar Cycling and Adventure Club (BCAC), and participate in many sports events with other co-members. Apart from cycling, many of the riders have been bitten by the running bug lately. We participate in marathons organized in the city. Many of the…

Product Review: Berries And Nuts Chia Seeds

Chia seeds have attained unprecedented attention is the last few years and have become a popular superfood that is both easily available and affordable. My tryst with chia seeds began a couple of months back and like always I did a thorough research on its benefits, drawbacks (if any) and usage, before including it in my nutrition.…

Fit by day, fat by night?

Being a ‘weight’ (not to be mistaken for fitness) obsessed society, the moment we embark on a healthy regime, or weight management routine, or join a gym, or adopt clean eating habits, the first thing that crosses our mind is to take record our pre-effort weight, and then what follows is pretty common – measure…

Is Depression Real, or is it Overrated?

Depression is still a “Western illness” for most of us and has come to light only after few celebrities opened up about suffering from it. We tend to even not acknowledge depression in ourselves and others. Our unwillingness to learn more about it, know its symptoms and be sensitive to observe and spot it timely,…

15 Etiquette Rules for Every Gym-Goer

Come January and the gyms and health clubs will be flooded with seasoned gym-goers who may have been on a break and many new enthusiasts who wait for the arrival of a new year to begin their fitness journeys.  This article cannot be more aptly timed. Here are a few etiquettes to be followed at the gym. Though unwritten or unspoken, these etiquettes are no less than RULES that if broken earn you a bad reputation among your gym folks.

How Much is TOO Much?

While for most people getting themselves motivated enough to hit the gym is a real challenge, for some the struggle is to drag themselves out of the gym. Believe me when I say this. Be it injury, fatigue, personal and social commitments, bad weather, ill health (of self or close ones), nothing can stop them from hitting the gym or going for that run. Instagram hashtags like #NoExcuses #TrainfortheKill #BeastMode seem exciting, cool and enviable, right? Hold your horses, I say.