If 2012 is the year you plan to shed those extra kilos, then it’s time to take a look at the 10 golden rules for weight loss – 10 rules that mark the foundation of how you can lose weight the healthy way. We’re not talking about crash diets or over-exercising, but we are talking about clever planning and understanding your body and mind. Let’s begin! #1: Be proactive about diet selection. Nothing fades faster than a weight loss crash diet. Day one will see you fantasizing about fatty foods, and day two will have you queuing up at the … Click here to continue…..
It shows in women quite easily and the causes of cellulite vary from a poor diet to fad dieting, slow metabolism to hormonal changes and even thickness and colour of the skin. It starts getting accumulated in girls in their teens mostly and is simply old-fashioned fat. It just looks different because of how it’s arranged. The hardest part of the story is to get rid of it. There are many products and treatments that promise to get rid of cellulite on thighs and buttocks. But there is little evidence that shows that many of them work well or for … Click here to continue…..
“A woman can exercise throughout pregnancy, right up to labour. But before starting on any regimen, it is necessary to take a clearance from your obstetrician. In early pregnancy, the safest and simplest option is walking,” says gynaecologist Dr Suman Bijlani. Adds Dr Parul R Sheth, a health consultant specializing in reproductive biology, “Pregnancy is a good time to get active. Exercise can help you prepare for delivery and keep you in shape post delivery. You can include low-impact exercises throughout your pregnancy. Avoid bouncing, leaping or running during the last three months.” What to do Walking, swimming, aerobics, Pilates, … Click here to continue…..
With the winter season in full swing, are you feeling too cold or lazy to head to the gym and workout on the treadmill? Here are some simple home exercises that will not only help you beat the winter blues but also keep your waistline in check. Chair squats: Chairs at home can make up for gym equipments and can also help keep your knee joints healthy in this season. Stand behind a sturdy chair. Hold onto its back with your legs spread little wider. With your arms straight ahead, squat just like you would if you had to sit … Click here to continue…..
Here are some of the sure shot exercises that will help you tone your lower body. Uphill Walking or Running Walking and running are not only good for the lower body, but also for your heart, lungs, and bones. These cardio exercises also trim fat from your legs and butt. Add the intensity of an uphill climb with gravity pulling against you, and you will see the results dramatically. If you’re not ready for the uphill challenges, walking or running on a flat surface also strengthens lower body muscles. However, the more intense the workout, the faster you get results. … Click here to continue…..
Leg cramps start during the second trimester and as the baby develops in the womb. It is not clear why pregnant women experience cramps, but it may be linked to carrying excess weight. Consult your doctor if you want to follow certain exercise; exercise can help prevent muscle cramps. Water and a good massage can help prevent muscle cramps too. But beware of getting massaged by a non-qualified massage therapist. Wrong massage technique can cause worse problems than muscle cramps.
With age, blood circulation slows down while you are asleep. This can cause cramps and disturb your sleep. Inactivity and lack of exercise are to be blamed too. But nocturnal cramps can also strike anyone; if you are seated at your chair for long hours or standing in one position for a long time, you may suffer from nocturnal cramps too. Even the wrong chair for you can result in spasms.
Stretching, warm up exercises and post workout exercises can help prevent muscle cramps. If you are going to undertake strenuous activity, hydrate yourself. Electrolytes are the key especially when you perspire excessively.