The Do’s & Don’ts of Treating a Sports Injury

The Do’s; If you suffer an injury such as a sprain, strain, muscle pull, or tear, immediate first aid treatment can prevent complications and help you heal faster. How we manage an injury, be it a sprain or a fracture in the acute or the first 72 hours plays a major role in the recovery time. The commonly used practices are rubbing, pulling, and applying heat to the injured area. This unfortunately, doesn’t hasten the recovery. The following are the scientifically proven methods on how to treat an acute injury and are widely accepted across the globe. (more…)

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Realistic expectations

AS YOU MOVE ALONG THE PATH to fitness, it is important to remember that your personal physique will respond to exercise in its own unique way. In truth, there is only so much you can do to change what you are born with; your body type, your VO2max to some extent  and of course, gender are some things that are impossible to change through exercise. Keep in mind the limitations imposed by nature as you begin exercising as well once you have been exercising regularly (more…)

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The heart of the matter


ITS IMPOSSIBLE TO TALK
about fitness and exercise without mentioning the heart and the cardiovascular system. Aerobic exercise(exercise that gets your heart pumping and your blood moving) is one of the best ways to improve cardiovascular health. Since heart disease claims many lives each year, improving your heart health can help you lead a long, healthy life. (more…)

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Keep a fitness diary

KEEPING A FITNESS DIARY is an effective way to keep track of your goals and stick to your fitness routine. This can be a plain notebook or diary or an actual “Fitness journal” that has lines for weight, goals, calorie counting and so forth.

What goes into the diary?

To start with, you could note down the results of the fitness assessment given earlier. Then, any kind of physical evaluation- one you do at home or a professionally done evaluation should go into the fitness diary to record your progress. (more…)

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Exercise: Good Vs Bad Pain?

A LITTLE SORENESS, technically called as Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) can be expected when participating in an exercise programme. There are some pains, though, that could indicate an injury that need to be treated.  Muscle soreness is okay, but a pulled muscle is not. Knowing the difference can save you a lot of pain and recovery time. Catching an injury in the early stages can help to keep the damage to a minimum. (more…)

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EXERCISE FOR HAPPINESS!!!!

Beyond having a swimsuit-ready body, developing grapefruit-sized muscles, or even having a happy heart, being physically active improves your psychological health.  Regular exercise improves your mood and makes you less likely to get depressed. It can also help you handle stressful situations calmly. (more…)

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Know your Endurance

The VO2 Max is a measure of aerobics fitness. The definition of VO2 max is the maximal rate at which oxygen can be consumed per minute. VO2 max is the maximum ability of the body to transport oxygen from the air to the muscles for energy generation. It involves the heart’s capacity to pump oxygen- rich blood to the muscles, as well as the muscles’ efficiency in extracting and utilizing the oxygen. (more…)

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Gym VS Out Door

I was going for a walk the other day, and i twisted my ankle on a pot hole. given the mindless traffic, pollution and the heat, shrinking play grounds, how safe are out door exercises??

Gyms are climate, traffic & pollution free. The environment is pretty safe. Gyms provide variety in all aspects of fitness. In Cardio respiratory exercise itself you have plenty to choose from like treadmills, virtual bikes, e-spinners, Cross trainers, Rowers, climbers etc., besides there is a group exercise options like the aerobics, aqua aerobics, dance etc. Strength equipments to tone, define and build each every major muscles of the body. Core and flexibility exercise like pilates and yoga, all under one roof – GYM! (more…)

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