Bhangracise fitness idea ‘works out’ with a bang amid pandemic gloom

by S NEERAJ KRISHNA BHANGRA in the time of coronavirus? Manchester-based journalist Rajeev Gupta has seen scepticism make way for optimism as his online “bhangra-plus-exercise” training sessions recently won him the Points of Light award for “lifting the bodies and souls of thousands”. When the UK government announced a lockdown in March, Gupta’s regular ‘bhangracise’ […]

How yoga can lower the lockdown stress

BHAVISHA PANKHANIA ON USING THE ANCIENT INDIAN PRACTICE TO HEAL by PRIYA MULJI MAINTAINING mental and physical health has been important during lockdown. The cross-generational exercise that has been helping people of all ages during self-isolation is yoga. Many have taken online yoga classes, while others have followed tutorials on video sharing sites or read up […]

Self-care advice to follow when confined indoors

AN A TO Z GUIDE TO KEEP MIND AND BODY FIT DURING THE COVID-19 LOCKDOWN by MITA MISTRY BEING indoors because of the coronavirus will likely lead to less activity, both physical and mental, which can have detrimental effects on health. If the lockdown goes on for a prolonged period, then this will not only […]

Helpful tips to keep kids busy at home

A GUIDE TO CHILDREN’S WELLBEING DURING SELF-ISOLATION by ASJAD NAZIR PERHAPS, the biggest challenge for parents during the coronavirus lockdown is keeping their children happy, healthy and engaged on a daily basis. There are multiple things that can be done and some important considerations that need to be taken into account during these uncertain times […]

How to stay connected while social distancing

THE DIVERSE INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES KEEPING PEOPLE ENGAGED DURING COVID-19 by ASJAD NAZIR VARIOUS individuals are demonstrating that self-isolation doesn’t mean solitary confinement by giving all those indoors during the lockdown ways to keep connected. From fitness and cooking classes to quizzes and Bollywood parties, technology is being used to keep those at home healthy, entertained […]

How the elderly can cope during Covid-19

A GUIDE TO KEEPING THE MIND AND BODY HEALTHY DURING SELF ISOLATION by ASJAD NAZIR THE global outbreak of coronavirus is affecting all areas of society and has brought the world to a literal standstill. The elderly are most susceptible to the killer disease and are having their lives disrupted, with government orders being planned […]

Exercise of varying intensities may influence brain function differently: Study

In a first, researchers have shown that low and high exercise intensities influence brain function differently, a finding that may pave the way for better clinical applications of physical activity in patients recovering from mental illness or brain injury. The study, published in the journal Brain Plasticity, used resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging (Rs-fMRI) […]

The A-Z guide to getting healthier

HOW TO STAY MOTIVATED AND GET MAXIMUM FITNESS RESULTS IN 2020 by ASJAD NAZIR THE most popular New Year’s resolution is perhaps to get in better shape, but it is also the one most likely to be broken. Many will start January in the gym and end the year regretting not sticking to a promise […]

Exercising before breakfast burns twice more fat than after: Study

People can have better control over their blood sugar levels by changing the timing of when they eat and exercise, according to a study which may help plan lifestyle interventions to counter diabetes and reduce body weight. The researchers, including those from the University of Bath in the UK, said that people who performed exercise […]

More Indians are becoming obese: UN report

MORE Indians are becoming obese while the number of undernourished people in the country have declined, according to a report by the UN that said that globally over 820 million people are suffering from hunger. The report titled the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019 was issued Monday (15) by United Nations’ […]