6 Tips on Writing a Training Log Book
Mar06

6 Tips on Writing a Training Log Book

A training log book is a very important weapon in the arsenal of any endurance athlete. Training for any kind of an endurance event is a long, arduous journey of several months of hardships. In case the athlete, is self coached, which most of us are, doesn’t record his day to day training somewhere, he is likely to end up being overtrained or injured. A training log book serves many purposes. For example it aids as a tracking...

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Salad Days : Adventure In Salads
Oct11

Salad Days : Adventure In Salads

Since the time I have started to run, I am learning a lot of things. I am learning about different kinds of run, recovery techniques, cross training, rehab exercises, nutrition, blogging, SEO, You Tube etc. But nutrition has been a weakest subject because of the effort in its effective implementation. So, I started reading up a few nutrition books and blog posts but all I got was food names which were not available in India. I mean,...

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Get Back In Shape Diet
Jun27

Get Back In Shape Diet

A friend of mine, Rohit, has one thing in common with me – we both are fitness freaks. I love running but he is into weight training and yoga(what a combo). He recently has revamped his life. He has done courses of meditation from Brahma Kumaris and can sit still for atleast an hour. He recently attended an instructor course on Pilates in Mumbai. He has become a vegetarian and changed his food habits entirely. One day while...

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How to Burn Fat Using a Heart Rate Monitor
Mar10

How to Burn Fat Using a Heart Rate Monitor

I was not a techno savvy runner till I bought my first Heart Rate Monitor(HRM). For few years prior to buying a HRM, I read up a lot on HRM training and how it is useful for runners to improve aerobic levels, use fat as main source of energy and reduce injuries. It was a time of awakening to this sport of obsessive repetition of a single movement of putting one feet in front of other. I could not buy it until recently after buying...

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Is Boredom and Long Hours At Office Making You Fat?
Feb26

Is Boredom and Long Hours At Office Making You Fat?

According to a latest study(published in The Hindu dated 26 Feb 2014), it is found out that long hours at work and boredom could result in increase in weight. Research showed that workplace is the worst place to indulge in unhealthy snacks. Also over a quarter of diets fail due to unhealthy snacking al desko(while sitting at desk), as published in  the Daily Star. 30-40% of people in UK admitted their biggest weakness as cookies,...

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Why Running Didn’t Help Me Lose Weight?
Feb24

Why Running Didn’t Help Me Lose Weight?

Does running help lose weight? No, it didn’t for me. Why? I will tell you but let me give you a brief history. When I started running marathons two years back, I thought I should be losing weight but I didn’t. I was surprised like hell as I was running a lot. Then next year when I prepared for a half marathon, I was conscious about losing weight. But the inset shows otherwise. It got me into thinking as to what I was doing...

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10 Tips to Lose Weight Easily
Feb15

10 Tips to Lose Weight Easily

  I have been reading up books and blog posts on how to lose weight for many years. Sometimes I was successful and sometimes not. Mostly they were all willpower methods in which when a delectable and mouth watering food item came in front of me, I used to forget all the resolutions and promises to myself. Now, in the last month i.e January 2014, in which I lost 5 kgs, I learnt the basics of losing weight. And it’s not...

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Why I Lost 5 Kgs in a Month
Feb07

Why I Lost 5 Kgs in a Month

Psst…I have got this embarrassing health issue because of which I lost 5 kgs in a month. The problem is pretty ugly and a very painful. I have developed an acute case of fissures. For those who don’t know what a fissure is – it is tear or an ulcer formed in the anal tract due to excess straining while pooping, excessive diarrhea, or during childbirth. It is very common in children and young people. Well, to put it...

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