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Online fitness challenges are community-based programs designed to help individuals improve their physical health and wellness through regular exercise and healthy lifestyle habits. Alpha Coach has recently launched a brand-new platform called AlphaCoach Challenges on the AlphaCoach Evolve app. The app gives you access to some of India’s top fitness coaches. In an online fitness challenge, participants are given goals or tasks to complete within a specified period. It could include exercising for a certain number of minutes each day, drinking a certain amount of water, or eating a specific number of fruits and vegetables. Participants can track their progress, receive support and encouragement from others, and compete with others to see who can achieve the most progress. One of the key benefits of online fitness challenges is their accessibility. They can be done from anywhere, making participation easier for people with busy schedules. They also offer a…

There is something wonderful about Christmas. If you haven’t realised already, Christmas is just around the corner. However, staying fit over Christmas and New Year might be challenging! Especially if you’ve been working out for months. It makes you panic just thinking about all the food and drinks. Also, the prospect of your hard work being undone in a few days is unsettling. So how do you stop that from happening and stay fit for Christmas? Are you able to enjoy the holiday period without completely trashing your diet? Could you eat all that good food with everyone else instead of eating out of Tupperware and reheating your chicken and rice? The answer is YES. ” I’ll resume my routine in January.” During the holidays, it’s common to fall off the health and fitness wagon. Between Christmas and New Year’s Day, there’s an abundance of food, festivities, and alcohol that…

Sometimes, it may seem that the only way to lose weight is to adopt a super-strict diet or spend every waking moment at the gym. Fortunately, that’s not the case. “Making small changes to your lifestyle is the best way to achieve healthy and sustainable weight loss,” says Alpha Coach co-founder and product head Vishnu Venugopalan. Losing weight is not a sprint. It’s a marathon. Even though fad diets seem to be the most effective method of losing weight, they are doomed to fail over time. “A person may lose weight quickly, but they’ll also gain it back, often with some added pounds,” says Ketan Mevinkurve, founder and CEO of Alpha Coach.  Rather than punishing your body to lose weight, try these 14 tips to get healthier overall. There are many benefits to this besides possible weight loss! 1. Be mindful of how much you eat. Vishnu points out that…

In fitness, fat loss has always been a hot topic that never fails to top the list. We often hear a few arguments regarding what could be the ultimate sorcerer’s stone to remove unwanted fat from our bodies. But unfortunately, a common myth prevails that if you sweat more, you will burn more fat. It is only sometimes valid if there are the right processes involved. But why do people have such illusions, and does it have a scientific reason? Let’s dig deeper and find out what’s cooking! Why Do We Sweat? Everybody sweats. It’s essential to your body’s cooling system and keeps you from overheating. Sweating is not directly proportionate to fat loss. Sweating more after a workout or sweating a lot generally has nothing to do with fat loss. Although if you work out right, you will sweat. There could be many reasons you are sweating, and that…

We all understand that there are different ways to achieve a set outcome. However, the paths become more complex in the context of a fitness goal. Thanks to various dogmas available to us through people and social media. So how does one draw the line between what works and what doesn’t? The answer lies in creating a program that leans more towards SMART WORK than HARD WORK. Hard work entails putting in “strenuous hours” to complete a task. On the other hand, an innovative job entails creating “efficient hours” to complete a task. Logic dictates going the intelligent way than the hard way, especially in today’s time, when time and energy are limited. So here are my two cents to help you build a result-oriented plan: THE SMART WAY: – BUILDING A SET OF HABITS THAT HELP LAY A FOUNDATION FOR SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE PRACTISES HABITS MAKETH MAN If you’ve watched…

We are bombarded with new health information every day. Information about nutrition seems to change constantly – what we knew about nutrition a decade ago is very different from what we know today. When it comes to health news, how can you determine what to believe and whom to trust? Though digital media has improved our understanding of ‘healthy eating’, brands still rely on marketing gimmicks and myths, which lead us to believe destructive eating habits are in fact healthy. Aside from nutrition myths, convenience, lifestyle choices, and stress also influence our eating habits. Using this blog post, we will help you understand how to eat mindfully and achieve your weight loss goals #AtYourOwnPace despite all the health news, myths, and marketing gimmicks. What is mindful eating? In the past few hours, you probably ate something. You may not fully realize what you’ve eaten because, like many of us, we…

Nowadays, fitness is more than just losing weight, building muscles, and looking good; it’s also not just about outperforming others. It’s about changing your lifestyle. Keep your body and mind strong by eating nutritious foods, exercising regularly, and adopting healthy habits. “Fitness today is about being better than you used to be. Feeling better than you used to feel.” If you are just starting to create your own workouts and exercise on your own, or if you aren’t seeing results with your current routine, you may push yourself to exercise more and diet, but still not see results. Without guidance, going to extremes can damage your health and mental wellbeing. It may be best for you to hire a personal trainer online in this case. In order to achieve effective results, you need a guide, a coach, an expert who knows what you should be eating, how much you should…

The world is completely online now. Based on today’s uncertainty, working out from the internet or some app is the easiest thing to do currently. But why are so many people falling off the fitness trend when the accessibility to above-average fitness is so easy? The obvious answer is that being consistent with a fitness and nutrition journey is really tough. Plus, it takes a lot of time and patience to see any type of results/progress. There’s also a major reason why you can’t see changes in your fitness levels or body composition/physique and that is : ‘Structure’ It’s relatively easy to figure out random movement patterns/exercises and just blindly follow some routine you see online uploaded by coaches like myself or some fitness influencer. It can seem like an interesting change in your fitness programming and that could be beneficial for having more options. But is this new routine…

Before you start the journey in building a better you, make sure you start for the right reasons. For setting goals is very easy. It’s being consistent enough to achieve them is where the true gold lies. Here are my two cents to help you not only define your fitness goals, but also build consistency to make them a part of your lifestyle than see them another task or deadline: 1. INTROSPECT AND BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF Don’t limit your goal setting purely for that aesthetic appeal. Fitness is more than just looks and body image When you set goals also keeping in mind your health, getting fit and lean is a by product. For when you are truly healthy, you are at your best, mentally & physically. That’s when age jus becomes a number. 2. DON’T SET SUPERFICIAL GOALS THAT ARE TOO OVERWHELMING TO BEGIN WITH. Depending on where…

If you’re one of those looking to get in shape, then you have an understanding that there needs to be a change in your lifestyle status quo Diet and exercise are the most prominent elements of change that people focus their attention on However, there’s another element that holds a significant value in this journey. And that’s: SLEEP Without an adequate Quality Sleep (not disturbed), you can forget about your fat loss goals (Not to mention general well-being & performance, which is another topic of discussion on its own). So here’s why you should focus on getting at least 7-8 hours of quality sleep: 1. YOUR BODY REPAIRS & RECOVERS The act of exercising and going about our routine activities of the day, involve a lot of wear and tear in our cells. Apart from feeding our body with good nutrition, it needs a good period of rest to make…