Foam Rolling and it's benefits

What is a foam roller?

Foam roller is an exercise equipment which is used for self massage. It is a long cylindrical shaped tool, that comes in different sizes, shapes and texture. Massaging sore areas using a roller has many benefits. 

Benefits of foam rolling:

The process where we roll out tight muscles and relieves tension is called myofascial release. 

Hey, how do I lose these flabby arms?

If I got a cent every time I come across this question, I would be a millionaire by now. Have you ever wondered - "Rest of it looks good. If only I could get rid of these flabby arms".

Note to guys - No, we are not referring to the muscular, big arms. We are referring to the saggy, loose, fat laden arms.

Dieting while traveling /Vacation!

Being a fitness coach , I often get queries asking ,”What to eat when I am traveling?” , “How do I NOT gain weight while on a vacation ?”

How to Prevent Hair Loss When Losing Weight

Normally whenever you go for a fat-loss the more weight you lose, the more likely they you to experience some temporary hair loss.

 

This may happen because your body is stressed, and it's conserving energy and protein for other bodily functions. The condition resolves automatically for most when you go on a maintenance plan, if your diet has been nutritionally sufficient.

Whey vs Casein

Both whey and casein are derived from dairy (milk). Protein content in dairy products is 20 - 30 % whey and about 70 - 80 % casein protein.The main difference between both is the rate at which they are digested.

Alcohol in Diet ?

I need to start my diet, but will my social life take a hit? I mean, what about parties? Do I have to give up on alcohol completely? Lastly, what the heck are 'empty calories'?

Do these questions sound familiar? Are they true? Is there a silver lining here? Let's look at the science here:

You make the choice !!

“I have dieted hard for six days at a stretch, did not even give in to the Saturday night party! Today is the day I reward myself. That Oreo shake at my favorite café, I AM COMING to get you.”

Water retention / Fluid Retention / Edema

Water retention, also known as fluid retention refers to an excessive buildup of fluid in the circulatory system, body tissues, or cavities in the body.

Symptoms - Swelling of body parts (ankles, feet & hands), bloated tummy, feeling stiffness in joints or aching, weight fluctuations, pitting etc

Goitrogens and Hypothyroidism: Myth Debunked!

I have heard many people fearing cruciferous/green leafy vegetables due to presence of chemical named “Goitrogens”.

What are Goitrogens exactly?
Goitrogens are naturally occurring chemicals seen mostly in green leafy vegetables, soy , sweet potatoes etc. These are known to interfere with certain enzymes which supply iodine to our thyroid glands for their proper functioning.

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