Rajat Chauhan is a Sports-Exercise Medicine doctor
Articles by Rajat Chauhan
By Rajat Chauhan, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 25, 2021 08:56 AM IST
The writer, a runner, sports medicine doctor and ultramaraton organiser, on the inherent dangers of endurance races and the need for strict protocols.
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 11:19 AM IST
Even though the commonest pain areas amongst runners are heels, shins, calf and hamstring muscles, knees, glutes (buttocks), and lower back areas, you need to think of yourself as a whole, not just that painful part.
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2019 08:43 AM IST
Runners are more likely to live longer than non-runners and unlikely to succumb to the two dreaded disease families, namely heart conditions and cancers.
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2019 02:36 PM IST
It becomes important to have some sort of a plan to get back to being active rather than being head strong and leading to a permanent injury.
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2019 02:46 PM IST
Get running with training tips, race calendars, coaching secrets, injury management advice and runner’s stories.
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2019 11:18 PM IST
For those of you who still dream to run, here is your chance to make it happen.
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2019 10:33 PM IST
Similar thoughts were shared by 41-year-old Shailaz Nag, a father of two lovely girls aged 13 and 5, who also happens to be the co-founder and MD of PayU India, a payment gateway company.
Delhi | By Rajat Chauhan
PUBLISHED ON NOV 10, 2018 03:28 PM IST
Not surprisingly, a recently published study in Journal of Sports Science found that consciously focusing on running movement while running makes them less efficient.
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2018 09:31 AM IST
A recent WHO study has shown that in India 6.5% citizens suffer from serious mental disorders, including depression.
PUBLISHED ON SEP 08, 2018 08:57 AM IST
The trick is not to aggressively fight depression but to let it be. The more you resist it, the stronger depression becomes as you engage more of yourself to tackle it. Just don’t feed it. You need to focus on things you like, in this case running.
PUBLISHED ON AUG 18, 2018 08:43 AM IST
When you fail, it definitely hurts but it also makes you realise how much harder you need to work. It also makes you aware that your opponent isn’t out there to let you just win.
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2018 12:40 PM IST
Of course you can change the world, but it starts with changing yourself. By being a better you. By moving.
PUBLISHED ON JUL 14, 2018 10:16 AM IST
Most runners, both seasoned as well as new ones, have a lot to learn from that. Start enjoying the journey, rather than stressing too much about all kinds of numbers.
PUBLISHED ON JUL 07, 2018 06:32 PM IST
You keep the basics right and the rest will follow. Running will soon become therapeutic for even painful knees and possibly get you rid of your long-term knee pains
Gurgaon | By Rajat Chauhan
PUBLISHED ON JUN 30, 2018 12:48 PM IST
Why be content being where you are in life if you have the potential to do better. You should strive to be your best, better than what you were yesterday.
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2018 06:41 PM IST
In today’s society we are always connected with the whole world. Unfortunately, we forget to connect with our own selves. We feel scared to be alone.
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2018 05:57 PM IST
Outdoor activity is the best, but one should be sensible and take note of the fact that it is counterproductive working out when air quality is bad
PUBLISHED ON JUN 29, 2018 03:31 PM IST
Here’s a look at how we should do mindful breathing while running.
Hindustan Times | By Rajat Chauhan
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2018 03:30 PM IST
Move and run because that’s what makes you your best and you deserve no lesser. It’s about you and no one else.
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2018 02:26 PM IST
Movement is a very basic instinct, so move and run because that’s what makes you your best. Let go of competition and just enjoy the run
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2017 06:29 PM IST
The stoppage during the ongoing India vs Sri Lanka Test match in New Delhi was yet another example of how harmful the air quality is in the nation’s capital right now.
Hindustan Times | By Rajat Chauhan
PUBLISHED ON OCT 23, 2016 12:25 PM IST
Delhi half, Chennai and Mumbai marathons respectively, are now 4, 7 and 12 weeks away. High time you start taking your training seriously.
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2016 03:31 PM IST
Delhi Half Marathon is now only five weeks away. Mumbai and Chennai are also getting closer.
PUBLISHED ON OCT 09, 2016 01:43 PM IST
This is not a beginner’s plan. It is to help you get to run the half marathon (21km) in under two hours in three months or the full marathon in under four hours and 10 minutes in five months.
PUBLISHED ON OCT 02, 2016 01:19 PM IST
With seven weeks to go for the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon and about double that time for the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, it’s time for runners to step up their preparation.
By Dr Rajat Chauhan
PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2016 01:46 PM IST
This is no magic potion, but it might help you shave off even 15 minutes by making you more efficient.
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2015 01:51 PM IST
It’s our duty to first get ourselves back to be a fitter, healthier and happier nation, so we can show the rest of the world how it’s done. Governments should be very interested in long-term gains for society but even the best of them are too keen to impress their vote banks.
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2014 12:37 AM IST
With the young workforce susceptible to illnesses, the promotion of sport should not be done just to win medals but to encourage healthy lifestyle, writes Rajat Chauhan.
By Dr Rajat Chauhan
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2014 03:29 AM IST
The one thing that is confirmed in life is death. In sports, it's injury. The trick is to minimise injuries by being better prepared, writes sports-exercise and musculoskeletal medicine specialist Dr Rajat Chauhan.