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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…

You’ve probably heard that “you cannot out-exercise a bad diet” While this saying has some merit, you may wonder whether diet or exercise is more important for health goals like weight loss or improved heart health. To lose weight you must be in a calorie deficit, meaning your body expends more calories than you consume. This can be achieved by eating and drinking fewer calories, burning more calories from physical activity, or a combination of the two. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5579698/ Eg. It is easier to consume 500 calories less than your daily intake than it is to burn off an excess of 500 calories as a lot of time and effort goes into doing the latter. The latter is extremely taxing on the body and not sustainable. One would have to spend an hour cycling to burn 525 calories. But if the calorie deficit could be obtained by just cutting out the 1 Veg…

All big cities in the country are teeming with young and ambitious professionals prospering year after year in their life and career by following a relentless routine of hard work involving little physical work. Some of them sit before their computers for 12 hours and more each working day. They are aware that the pressure of this relentless routine is taking a heavy toll on their physical health. Some of them join a local gym and also follow certain dietary plans thinking they have now tackled their problem. They weave a few visits to the gym into their week’s routine and also are particular about their salads and cucumbers. As a fitness coach for more than a decade in a metropolis, one has noticed that, in most cases, their resolute attention to their overall fitness lasts only four days a week. The remaining three days of the week, they tend…

When your diet becomes a gourmet’s delight A good appetite is a blessing, isn’t it? The good appetite some of us are blessed with also urges us to eat more than our fill at each meal, our intake always tipping beyond the point we are truly satiated. They call us gourmets.  We simply eat more than what is essential for us to be at the peak of our health. We tend to be generously proportioned. Looking at it closely, isn’t it a fact that the problem of overeating happens because we don’t know the point at which we are fully satiated? We ignore altogether that signal from the abdomen.  A large chunk of the fitness trainees I had worked with over the last decade or so as a coach had this issue of overeating as the main problem. One would like to discuss whether there is a way to look…

Yug, SME and Nutrition & Fitness Coach, Alpha Coach explains about eating disorders and highlights the possible solutions to treat it We are all familiar with the story of David and Goliath ; the victory of a valiant warrior over that of a behemoth. Today, we face another Goliath of an even greater magnitude Eating Disorders (EDs) History The first distress call regarding eating disorders was recorded during the 17th century – termed ‘Holy Anorexia’. This later fanned out into various versions that we’re plagued with today. The most striking observation here is the disparity between the time lapsed since eating disorders first surfaced and present day predicament we face with their treatment The reach Within the current Indian demographics, 35 per cent of adolescents are developing deviant eating behavior. This then stems down to 25 per cent of working adults showing deeper rooted symptoms. If left untreated, the deviant…

The first distress call regarding eating disorders was recorded during the 17th century, termed Holy Anorexia. This later fanned out into various versions that we’re plagued with today. So what are eating disorders? Have you ever wondered to what extent can they torment human lives? As the country marks the National Eating Disorders Awareness Week till February 27, DT Next talks to health experts in the city, and gives you a lowdown on what the thing is all about The first distress call regarding eating disorders was recorded during the 17th century, termed Holy Anorexia. This later fanned out into various versions that we’re plagued with today. So what are eating disorders? Have you ever wondered to what extent can they torment human lives? “Eating disorders are a state of psychological and physiological distress in the brain that result in an array of eating behaviors. Currently, 35 per cent of…

Do you feel yourself getting tired and lethargic as the days start getting hotter? If the summer sun is draining the energy out of you, it is because of the sudden rise in the atmospheric temperature which causes dehydration. This dehydration reduces the ability to convert food into usable energy in the cells of our bodies. This is why you feel mental and physical fatigue in the summer months, affecting not just your exercise regime, but also your mood. A well-hydrated body is able to achieve all fitness goals easily and optimally. We are all aware of the amount of water we need to drink per day to keep ourselves hydrated. However, to optimize the functions of water in your body, you need to maintain the electrolyte balance. An important electrolyte is a potassium, which is responsible for assimilating the proteins in our muscles and converting carbs into usable energy.…

This is probably the most common question asked by the trainees who choose the road to fitness, and unfortunately, it doesn’t have a definite answer. So the best choice that we can make is to stop worrying about the outcome from the very beginning of the process and rather focus on the process or behaviour that would lead to your desired outcome. You cannot command your body to lose 20 pounds of fat or gain 20 pounds of muscle, heal from an injury, or improve your cholesterol numbers on command or on a specific timeline. In other words, you can’t control your outcome, but what you can do is control the behaviors that lead to an outcome you want. Outcomes are what you want, but they don’t tell you what to do. Behaviours are the way to get there, these goals help you make an action plan that you can…

Here’s how to manage your fitness goals while having a whole-hearted Diwali celebration What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about Diwali? Quality time with family, great food, sweets, Diwali parties… amidst the joy, we often hear jokes on how Diwali season is a culprit for weight gain. Statements like ‘now it’s Diwali and soon it will be Christmas holidays—so I might as well get back on track with my fitness post New Year celebrations’ are very common around this time. If you are thinking along the same lines, think again! You are procrastinating or rather putting a pause on healthy eating and exercising for 2 months. That is 16% of a year. But is it possible to balance out healthy lifestyle strategies with festivals? While dealing with such questions, remind yourself that the key to long-term success is adopting a healthy mindset. This is…