Information on how much exercise do different members of your family need, how to get there and other relevant topics.
Strength training workout plan to exercise at home
Exercise, for a lot of us, begins and stops at walking or jogging! Walking and jogging are aerobic exercises, and we associate strength training with bodybuilding!
How to measure/estimate the intensity of exercise?
Measuring the intensity of aerobic exercise, such as walking, is important to reach adequate level of exercise volume (product of duration and intensity) which will help you reap the myriad benefits of exercise.
Aerobic exercise for beginners
Exercise recommendations are that adults should do at least 150 minutes/week of moderate intensity aerobic exercise, in order to stay fit and reduce the risks of various lifestyle diseases.
Lifestyle physical activity: does it help ?
Lifestyle physical activity is defined as any activity other than structured exercise, sleeping and eating. It includes low intensity walking, household work etc.
Pedometer: how good a measure of exercise is it?
The pedometer is an instrument for estimating the distance traveled on foot by recording the number of steps taken. In fact, pedometers can give you not only your step count, but also the distance walked in kilometers and the calories burned by walking.
‘7 minute’ workout: what, why and how to do it?
7 minute workout or ‘High-intensity Circuit Training’ (HICT) is a relatively new exercise program which is gaining popularity, especially among the office going, city dwelling people, who are hard pressed for time and can not give an hour a day at the gym
Exercise for seniors: what are the recommendations?
The risks of sudden and unaccustomed exercise are higher in elderly people. Therefore it is important for people above 65 years (may be even 55-60 years of age) to start with caution or seek medical help, if they have
Diabetes and exercise risks: how to mitigate or manage them
This article will discuss exercise risks for people with type 2 diabetes. Not all diabetics need to undergo extensive evaluation before beginning exercise. Read below to find out about all precautions that you may need to take before beginning exercise
Diabetes and exercise guidelines: which exercises are good?
Exercise is the most potent insulin sensitizer; exercise makes the insulin work better on the blood glucose and thus helps in better control of diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, the adult form of diabetes, body’s reduced sensitivity to insulin is the most important factor
Diabetes and exercise benefits: get motivated by knowledge
Knowing about benefits of exercise in diabetics would help you pursue exercise with more zeal. Find below detailed information on this topic
Exercise for weight loss: how much and what type?
Exercise or any form of physical activity is good for obese or overweight people; even exercise below the recommended levels and household work is good!
Are you fit to exercise or should you see a doctor before starting exercise?
People who have not been exercising for a long time (or ever), are clouded with the uncertainty of whether it is safe to begin exercise, especially if they have some health condition such as high BP or diabetes.
Benefits of exercise: why exercise everyday?
Chances are you already are aware of the importance of exercise and ‘staying fit’ for keeping your weight in control. But the benefits of exercise are far more than this!
Is your workout routine complete?
Experts in the field say that any exercise is good, but more is better! Health benefits and fitness levels increase with increasing volume (a function of how hard you exercise and for how long).
Exercise for kids: benefits and recommendations
Most Indian parents keep a regular tab on the studies of their children, but when it comes to exercise, we think the evening play time with friends and sorts period at school are enough.
Exercise during pregnancy
Indian women seldom keep up their exercise while expecting a baby. But total lack of exercise not only increases your chances of gaining too much weight but also hampers your preparedness for childbirth