Muscle & Metabolism

Metabolic rate is the rate at which your body burns calories. The metabolic rate is partially determined by the amount of muscle we have - more the muscle mass, higher the metabolism and vice versa. That is why men have a higher metabolic rate as compared to women. It is also dependant on age; an 18 year old will have a high metabolic rate due to more muscle-mass, compared to an 80 year old.

Let's understand PCOD/PCOS

A lot of our body functions are determined by tiny secretions called hormones , a bit of imbalance and it manifests in different ways .

Let's understand PCOD/PCOS today

Static & Dynamic Stretching

Are you STRETCHING right? Stretching is vital for any kind of workout/run for enhancing performance and most importantly, avoiding injury! Stretching exercises may fall into two categories- Static and Dynamic. Read on to find out more them.

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)

There are several reasons for post-exercise muscle soreness (or “Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness”). One of the reasons is Hydroxyproline – a type of non-essential amino acid (i.e amino acid that is created by the human body itself) that spills into interstitial space (i.e the space between connective tissues, also known as tissue space.) It is also a structural protein – that is fundamental to building muscle tissues.

Ergonomic Tips

Quite a few of my clients have a 9 to 5 desk jobs; Prolonged sitting with improper ergonomics over the years have resulted in lower back pain, neck pain and body strain in many of them.
Sitting at the right angle is imperative. According to ergonomics experts, sitting at an angle of 110-130 degrees is optimal for spine comfort, while leaning back at 135 degrees is ideal for preventing back strain.

A few ergonomic tips - 

Omega-3 fatty acids

If you ever thought that ‘fat’ and ‘good for you’ are two phrases you won’t find in a single sentence, omega 3 fatty acids are here to contradict you. So what exactly are omega 3 fatty acids, and why are they so good for us? Let’s find out.

The two primary omega-3 fatty acids -- EPA and DHA -- are mostly found in certain kinds of fish. ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), another omega-3 fatty acid, is found in plant sources such as nuts and seeds. 

Myth:- Steam and sauna helps in losing weight

Steam and sauna are good rest and relaxation methods. However, it has nothing to do with fat loss; body looses fat only when it is used as energy source. The only weight loss, if any is the water loss happened due to excessive sweating! Steam and sauna helps in improving blood circulation & also for cleansing the skin. It is recommended to drink lot of water after taking steam to keep body hydrated enough.