6 reasons why you must do SQUATS

Have you ever noticed toddlers play? They instantly drop into perfect squats every now and then to pick up toys and can sit in a squat position for what seems like ages. Despite raising twins, this simple physical behavior made an immense impact on me only when I started doing squats.

We are all born with the flexibility and agility to our muscles optimally, but as we grow up we use this skill less and less and eventually find the once easy and normal activity, to be difficult and draining.

Women and Weight Training: Myth Vs Fact

Fitness marketers, gym trainers, and less-enlightened-self-taught fitness enthusiasts have long propagated to strengthen the notion that women are better off with cardio. It suits their body type and energy level. It is not uncommon to see men sneer at women who lift heavy. Women, over time, have found comfort in being assumed as “physically weaker”…

Cardio Vs Weight Training: Which is Better?

In the fat loss and health arena, one of the oldest and most wrongly understood paradigms remains, Cardio or Weight Training, which is better? Both the schools have ardent followers with sufficient evidence backed arguments to support their beliefs. However, most of these arguments are not backed by science. At most they are hearsay. The…

Product Review: Stevi0cal

I gave up sugar in my tea/coffee a year ago and I haven’t regretted it. Not having a major sweet-tooth has been an advantage. I replaced sugar with honey. However, soon I learned that honey has about 12-17 grams carbs per teaspoon, and when you are trying to restrict carb intake that really adds up…

10 Life Lessons That Cycling Taught Me

As a prelude, I’d like to mention that I have struggled with weight and body image issues for a sizable part of my adult life. But this blog is not about weight loss/obesity. I will reserve that topic for another time. I took up cycling as means to shed some extra pounds sitting on my…

8 Tips for Women Cyclists  

Cycling is the pathway that has led me to a world of inner peace, physical strength and a positive shift in self-worth and appreciation. I am sure it has done the same wonders to many. Riding is addictive, an almost out-of-body experience when done with the good company, on beautiful trails, in comfy clothing and…