October 10th, 2015

Tweak Eating Habits to Fight Obesity

Be it a man or woman, or even a kid or a teen, weight loss is the daddy of all the resolutions. We all make it every time when we see ourselves in the mirror! However, the problem faced by most of us is that the lost weight has an uncanny ability to bounce back, hence we all are on the look out of a plan that’s foolproof. To break off this bounce we have brought for you the right eating habit with little twist in your existing plan. Follow this to lose weight forever. 5 Essential changes in your eating habits 1.Include fruits in your menu but have it in the morning or after breakfast. 2. Include more healthy fibre rich carbohydrates in your meal and keep processed foods like

April 7th, 2014

Exercising with Asthma

If you have asthma, weight bearing exercises like walking, jogging can be a wonderful ally. It can reduce the effort of breathing, alleviate stress, and improve overall immunity-all of which decrease the risk and severity of attacks But, to workout comfortably without wheezing, chest tightness, or breathlessness, one must try these tips: Ease into it. Buffer your workout with at least 10 minutes of warm-up and cool-down time because sudden changes in activity can trigger breathelessness. Stay hydrated. Dehydration impairs breathing, so drink plenty of water before, during, and after your workout. Watch the weather. During peak allergy seasons, extreme hot or cold, or when air quality is

January 30th, 2014

Exercise To Manage Post Cancer Stress

Surviving cancer and making it through cancer treatment is in itself a great accomplishment. But survivors get various new priorities in life to keep cancer from returning. The latest research suggests that exercise for cancer patients may help. If you’ve made it through the rough road of cancer diagnosis and treatment, you’re probably thinking about what you can do to stay healthy. But just what is the best way to get fit, and maximize your long-term health? Exercise can come from everyday activities such as housework, gardening and walking to the shops. Taking the stairs, stretching, dancing, playing with children and walking everywhere all build fitness and burn kilojoules.

May 2nd, 2013

Simple Exercises For Seniors

Exercise is important for good health. No matter what age you are, you can improve your strength, balance, flexibility and endurance. All you need initially is to talk to a doctor before you start any new exercise regimen, but once you get the all-clear, a low-impact exercise routine can benefit your health by stretching and strengthening your muscles, reducing stress, preventing injury and even helping to lower your blood pressure. Yes, don’t get astonished, here we share some simple exercises for those in the group of 50 plus. Read on… Build Your Muscle with Arm Raises How to do it: Sit in a chair with your back straight. Keep feet flat on the floor even with your shoulders. Hold

April 23rd, 2013

Exercise is Good to Boost Immunity

High stamina is what we all aspire for when we start up an exercise routine. The golden rule of exercise is to start gently, build up gradually and do it regularly. To be effective, most experts recommend two or three sessions per week of at least 20 minutes each time. Varying your activity helps keep you motivated and makes exercise more fun. Some Stamina Builder Exercises To build stamina you can run, swim, cycle as they raise your heart rate and breathing for extended periods of time. The Fartlek method helps in building stamina. To achieve this run for ten minutes, then walk for the same time. This work out does not let you rest when you are tired, instead you slow your pace. This

January 2nd, 2013

Follow 4 Fast Winter Workouts

Be it any season, you should never miss on your fitness routine. This winter Nisha Varma Delhi Based Reebok Certified Fitness Trainer shares with you 4 fast winter workout moves to help you build total body strength with an emphasis on improving balance, stability and flexibility in winters. Read on… 1. Chair Squat Stand in front of a chair with feet about shoulder-width apart. Sit down and, as soon as you make contact with the chair, stand back up and try to do so without rocking back or using momentum. You can place your hands on your thighs if you need to. Hold weights for added intensity. Repeat for 12 repetitions. 2. Step Ups You can do this exercise on a staircase with rails or on

December 10th, 2012

Twirl with a Hula Hoop

Hula hooping may seem rather childish, but there are actually a surprising number of benefits to an exercise involving hooping. If you’re interested about the fitness benefits of hula hooping, read on. We interview Nisha Verma Reebok certified fitness trainer to guide you through techniques of hula hooping. Step by Step guide – Labeled as an effective cardio workout routine, hula hooping has even been introduced as an exercise in gyms, and fitness centers. Take a look to understand how to use this prop as a ‘beginner’. 1. Locate enough space around. Spread feet apart approximately. Relax knees and body 2. Relax elbow and hold the hoop firmly against the back side of your waist. 3.

September 6th, 2012

Tone Your Tummy in 10 Minutes

If you want to get a flat belly in the least time possible, no more you need to punish yourself in the gym. You’ve come to the right place, as Guardian Health Chronicle brings to you the best tummy-trimming advice from Nisha Varma, the Reebok certified fitness trainer.  Stand with your legs slightly wider than shoulder-width apart and your arms down by your sides. Touch your right toe to the floor and twist your body slightly to the left while extending your left arm up. Do at least 10 – 15 reps. Swing your left arm across your body, keeping your left leg slightly bent and left toe on the ground. Bend your right leg, twist your torso to the right, and reach down until you touch the

August 23rd, 2012

Walk for Wellness

Walking is the easiest exercise. Almost everyone can walk, it is easy to do, feasible to maintain, and its benefits are proven beyond doubt! But just walking isn’t enough. You need to make it really effective. Priya Singh interviews Nisha Varma, Reebok certified fitness trainer, to know the right technique of walking and also brings to you what really walking does for your body. Keep reading… How to walk right • Walk with your chin up and your shoulders held slightly back • Walk so that the heel of your foot touches the ground first. Roll your weight forward Walk with your toes pointed forward Tighten your abdominal muscles and buttocks and fall into a natural stride. Swing

January 5th, 2012

Lose to Win Great Shape

Weight loss is the grand daddy of all resolutions. It makes sense too, after all those indulgences committed during relentless partying in the last month. Weight loss involves two steps: healthy eating and exercising. Hence any fad which claims to lose weight without exercise is sheer nonsense. Yes, there are ways by which you can lose weight without exercise, like falling ill with viral fever, getting infected with TB. But, would you like to try it? However, it’s quite easy to lose track of this goal and become de-motivated if results don’t show up fast. The Plan 1. Set realistic goals. Any goal in which you intend to lose more than a pound of weight in a week is unrealistic for your

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