Ultimate running guide for beginners: What to eat, how to start, distance and more

Ultimate running guide for beginners: What to eat, how to start, distance and more

For gym-phobes and those who hate exercising, running can make for a perfect way to stay fit and healthy. Research shows that running can benefit the spine and reduce back pain, keep your knees healthy and ensure complete mind-body well being. Here is a guide of everything you need to know about it: * Who can run? Running is for everyone irrespective of your age, size or background. Start slow and gradually you will observe that you are able to run for a longer span of time. Don’t push yourself too hard in the…

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Gym rules for beginners

Gym rules for beginners

Finally decided to hit the gymafter months (or years) of procrastination? While you congratulate yourself on finally taking this big step, here are some things that you need to keep in mind when you start working out at a gym for the first time… Exercising cannot be done while you wear just about anything, so invest a bit in your gym wardrobe. You don’t have to stick to only black colours, rather purchase some gym clothes in funky neon colours. Make sure what you wear isn’t too tight or loose….

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How to Do Meditation: A Beginner’s Guide

How to Do Meditation: A Beginner’s Guide

When was the last time you sat down in a quiet corner with complete awareness of yourself, your breath and your immediate surroundings? Not in a really long time, isn’t it? We’re so used to ‘multi-tasking’ in our daily lives that being consumed with myriad thoughts, all at once, has become second nature to most of us. We’re zipping through meetings, taking work home, working while on vacation and thinking about the next break when at work. It’s a stressful life and we only have ourselves to blame for it….

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A Beginner’s Guide to Yoga: Tips and Easy Poses to Get You Started

A Beginner’s Guide to Yoga: Tips and Easy Poses to Get You Started

Yoga has something for everyone. It begins by making you focus on your breathing, which plays a crucial role in helping you cleanse the body, mind and soul. What work in tandem are the many flexibility-enhancing, muscle-building, fat-blasting postures that fortify the stamina and up your fitness level. Watching yoga gurus and experts performing some unnerving poses can get intimidating but the truth is that everybody starts from scratch. The basics are always of the utmost importance in order to master any art. If you have not been to a…

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Weightlifting for Women: The Ultimate Guide for Beginners

Weightlifting for Women: The Ultimate Guide for Beginners

When BodyPower’s editor, Helen Phillips, went to the gym for the first time, she observed that most men were taking to weights, but the women showed no enthusiasm for it. While women wish for washboard abs, toned thighs and tight glutes, many brush aside an important workout regime that can help them achieve their fitness goals – strength training.Cardio training is often the popular choice, which includes running, cycling, biking or resorting to the cross-trainer. These can help you lose calories and fat, but if you want a sculpted look,…

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