In a country obsessed with cricket, often other sports and sportsmen are sidelined and not given the kind of honour they deserve. Rehan Poncha, an Olympian swimmer, started his career at the age of 7 and has won several accolades at national and international levels. We speak to him about his successful journey as a swimmer and how he continues to inspire others with his swimming knowledge and …
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Actor Rajeev Khandelwal, who loves eating, managed to lose some weight while filming his forthcoming movie 'Samrat & Co.'. Rajeev reportedly ate meals five times a day and still lost six kg for Kaushik Ghatak's directorial due to the scenes he had to perform - proving that eating small but more meals in a day along with a bit of physical activity is good to keep one fit. 'When you talk …
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Love massage? You now have a scientific reason to go for it now. Massage does improve vascular function in people who had not exercised, says research, suggesting that massage has benefits for people regardless of their level of physical activity. Massage therapy improves general blood flow and alleviates muscle soreness after exercise, according to researchers. 'Improved circulation and …
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Have you been hitting the gym for a long time without getting any results? Hitting a plateau is quite common for people who work out. There are many reasons for this – from not following a proper diet to not doing your exercises properly to not upping the intensity. Here are the five most common mistakes people make that results in them seeing no major gains: You don't have a specific goal A …
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You may also like to read the health benefits of these foods: 10 reasons to eat an orange a day! Go guavas – 10 reasons to eat this fruit! 10 health benefits of strawberries 11 health benefits of papayas 8 reasons why you should start eating pomegranates For more articles on healthy foods, check out our Healthy Food section. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for all the …
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Natural foods provide the best nutrition to the human body and there is no evidence to prove that vitamin supplements can better a person's health, medical experts have said. 'All kinds of natural food if taken in moderation are good for health. Nature is the best. It is better to have natural foods than tablets supplementing vitamins,' Seema Puri, associate professor at the Institute of Home …
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When you work out or exercise your body gets tired which makes the post workout recovery meal extremely important. It should pack a nutritional punch but not erode all the good stuff you just did. Here are 7 foods that are perfect for a post workout snack:  1.   Orange Fruits like oranges are great for you and much healthier than energy drinks. Not only will the high water content of oranges …
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Researchers have shown that consumers can improve their diets simply by enjoying white or brown rice as part of their daily meals. In a study, lead author Theresa Nicklas, DrPH, of Baylor College of Medicine, analyzed the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey datasets from 2005-2010 and evaluated the association of rice consumption with overall diet quality and key nutrient intakes in …
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A new study suggests that the way we chew and eat our food impact our overall consumption. According to the study, people perceive food that are either hard or have a rough texture to have fewer calories. 'We studied the link between how a food feels in your mouth and the amount we eat, the types of food we choose, and how many calories we think we are consuming,' authors Dipayan Biswas, Courtney …
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If you ever go to China and expect to find the kind of Chinese food we get in India, you will be highly disappointed. Authentic Chinese food is far more bland and healthier than its Indianised version. It consists of boiled or raw veggies, broth, soups along with different kinds of meat. Here, to suit our palate, it is made more spicy and it is quite popular as well. You can get it almost …
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Hrithik Roshan, who underwent a brain surgery last year has another problem in his body that he needs to address. According to a tweet made by the actor on 14th April, he has been  prone to shin splints all his life. Does anyone out there have a solution/cure for shin splints!!? Been battling it all my life. Maybe twitter has d answer! Let me know! — Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) April 15, …
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With inputs from IANS You may also like to read: Gallery: Say no to these fad diets! 8 vegetables you should eat to beat the summer heat! 7 diet tips to stay healthy in the summer (Gallery) For more articles on diet & fitness, visit our diet & fitness section. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest updates! For daily free health tips, sign up for …
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Ghee or clarified butter which was an essential part of the Indian cuisine has lost its sheen these days due to the advent of other substitutes. Many ‘health-conscious’ people dismiss adding ghee to food as an unhealthy practice and shy away from it completely. But truth be told, ghee is good for our body. Don’t believe this fact? See its various health benefits. Brain tonic: Ghee is good …
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