Thursday, 28 January 2016

VICTORIA’S SECRET ANGELS


So here we are again talking about fitness, only this time we talk about a Bikini Dream Figure. Does that remind you of something? Victoria’s Secret Angels perhaps?! Let’s take a sneak peek at the hard work and drills that these beauties do to stay in perfect shape.

HYDRATION!
Keeping yourself hydrated is one of the major rules of losing weight. If your body is dehydrated, it is more difficult for your blood to circulate throughout the body. Keeping it to be another stress that can put a burden on weight loss. So! These Angels drink a lot of water...a lot of water!



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EXERCISE! 
It is a part of the entire picture! Exercising represents 20% of the entire equation as per studies. It is a huge component of staying healthy as also becoming an Angel while achieving a dream body.

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DIET! DIET! DIET!
Exercising or dieting alone, won’t do the needful. While we burn our calories with regular work outs, watching our calorie intake is also important. These two factors together consist of the major portion of the entire routine. To stay fit, we eat healthy, but to get that Angel figure, we need to eat with proper selection. We must imagine what these Angles have on their plates..
 
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It is not a piece of cake to maintain that VICTORIA’S SECRET ANGEL reputation. All the Angels do a lot to maintain that washboard abs.  Whether it is kick-boxing or cardio, pilates or weight training! To enhance the effects of the weight-loss routine one must be engaged with some kind of fitness drills!

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Sunday, 24 January 2016

Be a Better Runner

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You’ve got the fancy shoes, tracks and running apps on the phone, now what? Running is believed to be the best kind of cardio whether it is outside or on a treadmill. Although it is a strenuous activity, our goal is to advise you to not let it become stressful. 

> Slow Transition – The most important thing before you bring sprinting like a free spirit is to take the transition slowly. Try walking fast and running in intervals of 1 to 2 minutes each. This way you will build stamina for the long haul by not sending your body into a total surprise. 

> Track your running – Once you begin, keep at it consistently and track your progress. Either sign up for training or download an application that helps you achieve your running goals. 

> Proper posture – To avoid injuries while running make sure your posture is right i.e., relaxed shoulders, head stacked over the spine and relaxed facial muscles. To be able to run well you should softly land mid-foot not on the heels. When you gain momentum, running and landing should feel less and less of a strain. 

> Eat and drink right – Hydrate yourself well before you run so that you avoid cramps while running. As far as diet is concerned, opt for a small snack i.e., a mixture of carbohydrates, proteins and fats is ideal. Eat at least an hour or two before you run so you have plenty of time to digest your pre-workout meal. 
(Read our post on pre and post workout foods for more info.)

> Switch up  - Your running routine needs to be varied or you will soon find it boring and want to stop. Make it interesting by running in the park, treadmill, uneven terrains (with care though), along the river (if there is an option), with a friend etc.

Image source:
http://avianobeachrentals.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Better-Runner.jpg 
Content source:
http://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Running-Form-Tips-22781448 
http://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Tips-Becoming-Better-Runner-24425967
http://lifehacker.com/top-10-ways-to-be-a-better-runner-1658899075
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Monday, 18 January 2016

MAKE TIME FOR FITNESS..

Dear readers, for once more we are here to remind you.  Keeping fit is pretty easy! Time and again 
we all tend to get away with an excuse of time crunch whenever it comes to fitness. Guys! Let’s stop 
excusing ourselves to the accumulating fats and face the reality. We all love to eat and for a fact 
eating is more of a relaxation than a necessity.

  •  CHANGE YOUR CUP..

           Change you regular cup of tea or coffee to a cup of green tea. Green tea will definitely make 
           you lose weight, added to this it makes your body resistant to cancer cells. (source)




  •  HEALTHY SNACKING..

          While working on the desk you continuously want to munch on to something or the other. 
          Try and snack on healthy eatables like baked poha or pack yourself a fruit basket to munch 
          on. (source)



  •  GUMMING..

           Keep your mouth busy with a gum. When you continue chewing a gum although it is 
           psychological, but you tend to think less about snacking on some wafers or namkeen. (source)


           These can help you maintain your munchies, but what about losing that extra fat? 

  •  TAKE THE STAIRS

           When others opt for the lift, you must climb up the stairs. This strengthens your core and 
           your legs.

  •  STAND UP!

           While the website loads, stand up and go about the room. Sitting continuously while the 
           website buffers will add on to the lethargy for sure!

  •  BREATHE IN FRESH AIR

           Every couple of hours go for a walk outside, take a stroll or climb down stairs again climb 
           up. Be a little hyper-active throughout the day and shoo off the laziness!


One more reason that could possibly be the cause of weight-gain is insufficient sleep. Our body 
needs maintenance. 7 hours of sleep is the minimum that one can provide for energy restoration to 
resume the next day. No matter how stressful your day might be, shut out on your gadgets and lie 
down on your bed with your eyes closed. You are bound to fall asleep since you had a tired day.

You do need time to chill! Make the best out of your weekends and maintain throughout the 
weekdays!

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Thursday, 7 January 2016

Hello 2016!!!

The year has only just begun and before you think about slouching in your lazy couch, put on your gym shoes and hit the treadmill. You’ve got all that holiday weight to shed!


And if you are one of those people who draw up a list of resolutions each year, well we have got some suggestions for you:

> You will reduce your portion at lunch and dinner by at least half if not more.

> You will cut down on fried foods and delicacies to just once a week.(Hint : this could be your cheat day)

> You will set and meet weekly goals for yourself be it the number of sit-ups or the distance you ran on the treadmill.

> You will take the stairs and walk the distance whenever you can instead of calling for the lift or getting behind the wheel.

> You will try to enroll in at least one sport that you can play on the weekend. (Hint: Consider this as a catching up time with a friend.)

Not so hard is it?

Monday, 4 January 2016

YOU CAN CHEAT AND STILL LOSE WEIGHT!

Being a fitness buff and a foodie deep down is what we all love to do! But, to top our guilt trip, is the fitness accounts which we stalk and let’s say... try to understand the importance of being fit. Still we are absolutely lazy to get our bottoms off the couch because we all love that soft and cushiony surface too much.

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But for once, let us all get a quick reality check, if we love our bodies and want to live a healthy life, exercising is definitely required on daily basis. It doesn’t necessarily need to be intense work outs at the gym or rigorous yoga routines, exercising can be as easy as taking the stairs instead of elevators, walking short distances rather than taking your car or going for an evening stroll.

Here are 3 hacks that can help us lose a few pounds (if followed correctly):

- A glass of warm water after eating every meal won’t let your body absorb the ugly fat. Caution! We don’t want our bodies to go through extremity, so the water should be just warm, not too hot to 
burn your tongue.

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- Whenever you have a choice, always take stairs instead of the escalators while climbing up. Although when climbing down, take the escalator/elevator because our knees can be left corroded.

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- When we eat 3 meals in a day and all of them king sized, all the essentials of the food is well absorbed by our bodies. Thus, accumulating fats on our bodies. Having 5 to 6 short meals helps our body to distribute all those essentials in a balanced way, helping us to avoid the piling up of fats.


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