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it is not possible to only exercise and become lean without cutting down food intake(Shutterstock)

Fit and fine by Kamal Singh CSCS: Can you out-train a bad diet?

By Kamal Singh CSCS | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON NOV 29, 2020 07:15 AM IST
You can’t only exercise and become lean without eating right
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For women looking to get back into shape post delivery, its best to start with easy exercises like band pull apart that works on upper body(Shutterstock)
For women looking to get back into shape post delivery, its best to start with easy exercises like band pull apart that works on upper body(Shutterstock)

Fit and fine: How to get back in shape after having a baby

By Kamal Singh CSCS | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 11:01 PM IST
The post-partum fitness plan – keep it slow and steady
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Katrina Kaif follows a strict diet to stay fit.(Instagram/KatrinaKaif)
Katrina Kaif follows a strict diet to stay fit.(Instagram/KatrinaKaif)

Katrina Kaif ditched these three things to get a flat belly. Read on

By Neharika Prakash | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 11:17 PM IST
More often than not, most of us wonder if it is possible to not put in much effort and still manage to have a flat belly. But you need to be dedicated and work hard, so let’s take inspiration from Katrina Kaif on how to get super fit!
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It is not easy for women to add muscles like their male counterparts(Shutterstock)
It is not easy for women to add muscles like their male counterparts(Shutterstock)

Fit and fine: Strong is the new skinny

By Kamal Singh CSCS | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 10:29 PM IST
Contrary to popular belief, strength training is not about bulging biceps but fitness
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Protein shakes consumed by gym-goers in an effort to boost muscle recovery and minimise post-workout muscle soreness.(Unsplash)
Protein shakes consumed by gym-goers in an effort to boost muscle recovery and minimise post-workout muscle soreness.(Unsplash)

Protein shakes not the answer for post-gym muscle pain, here’s why

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 06:13 PM IST
Protein shakes have long been touted as a gym bag essential, consumed by gym-goers in an effort to boost muscle recovery and minimise post-workout muscle soreness, but they may not be the most effective way to relieve aching muscles.
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Shop salesmen toss jargon at the gullible buyer and making him/her buy the most expensive shoe(Shutterstock)
Shop salesmen toss jargon at the gullible buyer and making him/her buy the most expensive shoe(Shutterstock)

Fit and fine: How to pick the right training shoes

By Kamal Singh CSCS | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2019 11:04 PM IST
Deciphering marketing jargons to help step up your shoe game
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Cycling is a great leisure activity, but if you are bike riding for weight loss you need to structure your workout differently than you would if you are just doing a casual ride with a friend.(©kramon)
Cycling is a great leisure activity, but if you are bike riding for weight loss you need to structure your workout differently than you would if you are just doing a casual ride with a friend.(©kramon)

World Health Day 2019: Bike your way to weight loss, a healthy mind and body

By Kiran Kumar Raju
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2019 10:56 AM IST
World Health Day 2019: Cycling is efficient, enjoyable, easy to slot into a busy day and, best of all, has emotional, mental and physical health benefits.
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Dino Morea loves eating I love eating butter chicken, tandoori chicken and shawarma.
Dino Morea loves eating I love eating butter chicken, tandoori chicken and shawarma.

I am into sports and play football like an 18 year old: Dino Morea

By Akshay Kaushal | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2019 06:28 PM IST
We got Dino Morea to reveal his grooming and fitness regime with us and dole out everything that makes him an utterly desirable man.
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Strength training might be a faster and more effective way of reducing the risk of fatty liver disease and diabetes in obese people.(Unsplash)
Strength training might be a faster and more effective way of reducing the risk of fatty liver disease and diabetes in obese people.(Unsplash)

Strength training reduces additional health risks associated with obesity: Study

By Asian News International | Asian News International, Washington D.c. [usa]
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2019 11:31 AM IST
A recent study reports that strength training for a short period of time was adequate to reduce the accumulation of liver fat and improve the regulation of blood glucose in obese mice, even without overall loss of body weight.
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The pain that Sunil was experiencing is known as Ilio-tibial Band Friction Syndrome or just ITBS, this syndrome is fairly common, accounting up to 22 per cent of overuse injuries in runners(Shuterstock)
The pain that Sunil was experiencing is known as Ilio-tibial Band Friction Syndrome or just ITBS, this syndrome is fairly common, accounting up to 22 per cent of overuse injuries in runners(Shuterstock)

Overzealous runners note: Rest is an important part of training else…

By Kamal Singh CSCS | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2019 01:22 AM IST
You might end up with Ilio-Tibial Band Syndrome or pain on the outer portion of the knee
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Runner’s knee pain makes the muscles around the knee really weak(Shutterstock)
Runner’s knee pain makes the muscles around the knee really weak(Shutterstock)

The woes of a runner’s painful knee

By Kamal Singh CSCS | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2019 02:26 PM IST
Runner’s knee pain, also known as Patello-Femoral Pain Syndrome, is an overuse injury where the tissues are overloaded beyond their ability to recover.
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Saiyami Kher talks about running and how it helps her stay fit.
Saiyami Kher talks about running and how it helps her stay fit.

Running keeps you fit, both physically and mentally: Saiyami Kher, adidas India athlete and Bollywood actor

By Saiyami Kher | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2019 06:17 PM IST
Actor Saiyami Kher, also an avid marathon runner talks about how she started running, what she does to lead a healthier lifestyle and how it keeps her physically and mentally fit.
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From boogie bounce workout to Dand or the Hindu pushup, here’s your fitness forecast for this year.
From boogie bounce workout to Dand or the Hindu pushup, here’s your fitness forecast for this year.

7 fitness trends to take to in 2019

By Abhinav Verma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2019 12:51 PM IST
Ahoy, those looking to finally get that transformation started, or up their fitness game — here is what is expected to grip fitness buffs’ minds (and bodies) this year.
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What one eats after a workout depends on the duration and intensity of their exercise.(Unsplash)
What one eats after a workout depends on the duration and intensity of their exercise.(Unsplash)

Here’s what you should eat after an intense workout

By Asian News International | Asian News International
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2019 01:37 PM IST
People should also include some healthy fats in their diet. What one eats after a workout depends on the duration and intensity of their exercise. The type of exercise is also important.
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Exercising to build muscle strength, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness is good for you most of the time, but it’s best to give it a break if you are recuperating from an illness, or if you develop a sudden sharp pain or dizziness while working out.(Shutterstock)
Exercising to build muscle strength, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness is good for you most of the time, but it’s best to give it a break if you are recuperating from an illness, or if you develop a sudden sharp pain or dizziness while working out.(Shutterstock)

When it’s okay to take a break from exercise

By Sanchita Sharma | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2018 12:36 PM IST
If the air pollution levels are high, as they are across most parts of north India, don’t exercise outdoors if the air quality index (AQI) is 300 or more and the air does your body more damage than good. Also, while exercising with a common cold is not detrimental to health, avoid exerting yourself if you have fever.
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While the popularity of MMA and boxing has been established abroad for a while; in India, it’s only this year that MMA and boxing made the breakthrough through mainstream fitness.(Getty Images)
While the popularity of MMA and boxing has been established abroad for a while; in India, it’s only this year that MMA and boxing made the breakthrough through mainstream fitness.(Getty Images)

7 most popular fitness trends of 2018

By Abhinav Verma | Hindustan Times, Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2018 12:59 PM IST
From BOSU ball workout to suspension training, here’s a list of fitness trends that made headlines this year.
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Much of the research on strength training till now has focused on bone health, physical function and quality of life in older adults.(Unsplash)
Much of the research on strength training till now has focused on bone health, physical function and quality of life in older adults.(Unsplash)

Weightlifting may lessen risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Washington
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2018 12:22 PM IST
The benefits of strength training are independent of running, walking or other aerobic activity. In other words, you do not have to meet the recommended guidelines for aerobic physical activity to lower your risk; weight training alone is enough.
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Add weight training to your exercise regime to cut the risk of a stroke(Photo by Victor Freitas on Unsplash)
Add weight training to your exercise regime to cut the risk of a stroke(Photo by Victor Freitas on Unsplash)

Weight training about an hour a week may cut stroke risk by 40 to 70 percent

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service, New York
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2018 04:58 PM IST
Less than an hour of weekly resistance exercise compared with no resistance exercise was associated with a 29 per cent lower risk of developing metabolic syndrome including diabetes.
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Getting your breathing right is half the battle won.(Shutterstock)
Getting your breathing right is half the battle won.(Shutterstock)

Exercise tips, here’s why breath is the most important thing during workout

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2018 09:16 AM IST
Breath is an important aspect of workout as it supports all the other functions. Here are some tips to get your breathing right based on the kind of exercise you are attempting.
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Different forms of physical activity, be it strength training or cardio exercise, affect the body differently.(Shutterstock)
Different forms of physical activity, be it strength training or cardio exercise, affect the body differently.(Shutterstock)

Cardio and strength training affect your hormones differently, here’s why

By HT Correspondent | Asian News International
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2018 10:45 AM IST
Cardio training on an exercise bike can cause three times increase in the production of the hormone FGF21 than strength training with weights. Here’s what latest research shows on the effect of exercise on your hormones.
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Kickboxing helps tone body parts that don’t usually get a workout when you run, walk or cycle. (Shutterstock)
Kickboxing helps tone body parts that don’t usually get a workout when you run, walk or cycle. (Shutterstock)

8 exercises that burn most calories, lose weight fast with kick-boxing, jumping rope, swimming

By Sanya Panwar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2018 04:56 PM IST
Best calorie-burning exercises: Do you know which workouts burns the most calories? You don’t have to spend hours exercising if you want to lose weight or get stronger. Choose the right exercise, and you could burn more calories.
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You need to give your body the right nutrition to notice the health benefits.(Shutterstock)
You need to give your body the right nutrition to notice the health benefits.(Shutterstock)

Power foods to eat before and after a workout for energy, weight loss

By Soma Das | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2018 01:19 PM IST
Do you exercise on an empty stomach? It won’t help you lose weight. Here’s what you should eat before, during and after the workout to lose the kilos in a sustained manner.
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Doing outdoor physical activities especially like walking-running helps you connect better with your own self.(Twitter)
Doing outdoor physical activities especially like walking-running helps you connect better with your own self.(Twitter)

When pollution level rises, focus on strength and conditioning

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
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Water workouts are the way to go this summer if you want to beat the heat and get in shape.(iStockphoto)
Water workouts are the way to go this summer if you want to beat the heat and get in shape.(iStockphoto)

Water workouts: The cool way to exercise this summer

By Etti Bali | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2018 04:30 PM IST
Water yoga and aerobics help improve stability, cool the body and are a fun way to workout this summer!
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Belly fat can be caused by calorific intake, a sedentary lifestyle, stress or hereditary factors.(Shutterstock)
Belly fat can be caused by calorific intake, a sedentary lifestyle, stress or hereditary factors.(Shutterstock)

How to lose belly fat, make these simple changes in your diet, workout plan

By Soma Das | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2018 09:06 AM IST
Want to lose belly fat? If you are struggling to burn your belly fat with exercises and a strict diet, here’s help from experts on what to eat and how to exercise for best results.
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Is CrossFit beneficial for people with Type II diabetes?(Shutterstock)
Is CrossFit beneficial for people with Type II diabetes?(Shutterstock)

CrossFit is not only beneficial for weight loss, but also helps manage diabetes

By Meenakshi Iyer | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 04:55 PM IST
People suffering with Type II diabetes can benefit from participating in CrossFit.
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For weight loss and stamina increase, eat foods that are simpler to digest if you are eating half an hour before starting the exercise.(Shutterstock)
For weight loss and stamina increase, eat foods that are simpler to digest if you are eating half an hour before starting the exercise.(Shutterstock)

Before and after your exercise, here’s what to eat for stamina, weight loss

By Soma Das | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2018 08:23 PM IST
If you want to lose weight and gain the benefits of exercise, don’t workout on an empty stomach. Here’s what experts recommend you eat before, during and after your workout.
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Are you at risk of rheumatoid arthritis.(Shutterstock)
Are you at risk of rheumatoid arthritis.(Shutterstock)

Lose weight by hitting the gym to avoid risk of arthritis

By HT Correspondent | Asian News International
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2018 05:20 PM IST
A University of Pennsylvania study revealed that the adults with rheumatoid arthritis and obesity experienced more rapid progression of disability than patients who were overweight.
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Sampanna Shelar during his swimming expedition from St Martin's Island to Teknaf Jetty in Bangladesh.(HT PHOTO)
Sampanna Shelar during his swimming expedition from St Martin's Island to Teknaf Jetty in Bangladesh.(HT PHOTO)

17-year-old Sampanna Shelar from Pune swims his way into history books, crosses Bangla Channel twice in a day

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Pune, Pune
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2018 02:54 PM IST
He completed the 32.2km-long expedition in nine hours and 10 minutes and became the first man to cross the Bangla Channel twice in a day. 
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Actor Yami Gautam’s Instagram is all about promoting a healthy lifestyle, making her a totally motivational source of fitness inspiration. (IANS File Photo)
Actor Yami Gautam’s Instagram is all about promoting a healthy lifestyle, making her a totally motivational source of fitness inspiration. (IANS File Photo)

Yami Gautam’s Instagram pics will wow you with her crazy flexibility and dedication

By Sanya Panwar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2018 06:38 PM IST
Vacations, busy schedules, and life in general getting in the way of your workouts? Let actor Yami Gautam take your fitness inspiration to the next level. Strength training, stretching, swimming and pole dancing — Yami does it all.
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