Fitness first: These Swedish companies have made exercising in the office mandatory

Fitness first: These Swedish companies have made exercising in the office mandatory

Workers spending their lunch break at the gym may be commonplace in most Western countries, but in Sweden some employers are pushing the idea even further, making on-the-job exercise compulsory. Every Friday, employees of fashion and sportswear retailer Bjorn Borg leave their desks at the company’s Stockholm headquarters to get their weekly workout at a nearby gym. There is no getting out of it: for more than two years the company founded by the Swedish tennis legend has made on-the-job exercise mandatory at the initiative of chief executive Henrik Bunge,…

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Take these 6 easy fitness resolutions to make 2018 your healthiest year

Take these 6 easy fitness resolutions to make 2018 your healthiest year

A few basic lifestyle changes can bring a long-lasting desired difference for a healthier and happier you, suggest experts. Saumya Satakshi, Senior Wellness Consultant, Healthians, shared the following tips: * Eat a rainbow everyday: Opt for colours. Make sure you eat your greens, reds, whites, purples, and oranges because these coloured fruits and vegetables contain key chemicals. These help us to fight off diseases and strengthen the immune system and keep us in good shape. * Go vegetarian once a week: Going vegetarian for one day a week for dietary…

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This year, here’s how you can make your New Year’s fitness resolution and stick to it

This year, here’s how you can make your New Year’s fitness resolution and stick to it

It’s no surprise that many of us pick staying fit as a New Year’s resolution. Here are some simple tips by Arushi Verma, co-founder, FITPASS that will help you stay motivated. Be specific – Getting healthy and fit is a vague goal. So, in the coming year, be specific if you want to lose weight/ inches or you want to gain weight depending on your BMI or you want to bulk up i.e., strengthen your muscles and core. Measurable – Sometimes, adding a number is all you need to achieve your goal…

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The Surprising Fitness Tool That Ashley Graham Uses to Tone Her Thighs

The Surprising Fitness Tool That Ashley Graham Uses to Tone Her Thighs

One thing we admire about Ashley Graham is her commitment to fitness. The 29-year-old consistently posts her exercise exploits on Instagram—and we are here for all of it. We also love that when she’s getting her sweat on, she doesn’t always use “typical” gym equipment. (Remember that time she was slamming massive tires with sledge hammers?) Her latest get-fit tool of choice: the prowler, which Graham has been spotted using in her Stories. At first glance, this simple mass of metal, which typically weighs between 60 and 80 pounds before being loaded with weight…

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Not Just Mother’s But Father’s Diet Also Determines Child’s Mental Fitness

Not Just Mother’s But Father’s Diet Also Determines Child’s Mental Fitness

Mother’s diet has always been held crucial for the development and overall wellness of the child, however, a recent study suggests father’s dietary choices to be equally important for child’s cognitive development. A study published in the journal, Molecular Psychiatry, suggests father’s excessive consumption of energy drinks or folic pills detrimental to baby’s cognitive skills. “We were able to show that even a transient change in the paternal diet can cause impaired learning skills in offspring. This affected in particular the ability to properly learn a spatial navigation task,” said…

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Superstar Suriya’s Diet and Fitness Secrets Revealed

Superstar Suriya’s Diet and Fitness Secrets Revealed

Best known for Nandha, Kaakha Kaakha, Perazhagan, Ghajini, Vaaranam Aayiram, Ayan, Singam and Singam 2; Saravanan Sivakumar, aka Suriya, has won the hearts of millions not only by his acting skills but also because of his well-toned body. From losing ten kilos within a span of just twenty-two days to bulking up muscles for the third installment of the super hit Singham franchise, Saravanan never fails to keep up his fitness quotient. It’s not good genes but a whole lot of hard work – from insane workouts to biryani sacrifices…

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What’s the Best Fitness Routine for you? Consider Your Personality

What’s the Best Fitness Routine for you? Consider Your Personality

Are you super social? Which motivates you more – internal or external validation? Maybe you’re laid-back? Or keen on getting the biggest bang for your buck? (In fitness, this often translates to burning the most calories.) As 2017 rolls in and resolutions are being hammered out, fitness and health usually take center stage. But what exactly is the best fitness routine for you? Many instructors and trainers will say – irritatingly perhaps – that “the best fitness routine is the one you will do consistently.” Okay, if you say so….

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Malaika Arora Khan and the fitness secret she swears by

Malaika Arora Khan and the fitness secret she swears by

Actress Malaika Arora Khanundeniably has one of the fittest bodies in the industry. While most people in the industry will credit their genes, her curvaceous frame is the result of her hard work and dedication. “My fitness regime is my way of life,” she adds. In a candid chat with TOI Health, she spoke about why she turned to Pilates and what keeps her fit. What made you turn to Pilates? It’s my way of life. It looks easier, but it requires sincerity, concentration and dedication to follow the routine…

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Winter workout hacks by celebrity fitness expert, Neeraj Mehta

Winter workout hacks by celebrity fitness expert, Neeraj Mehta

Winter is that time of the year when you don’t feel like working out. Understandably so, the warmth of the blanket and the comfort of a high calorie mealare both more alluring. But would you just let go of the body you made in summer? Celebrity fitness expert, Neeraj Mehta has the perfect solution for you. “Don’t beat yourself up over guilty pleasures. Instead handle the weather and its nuances smartly. For example, instead of pushing yourself to do an hour long workout every day, include a simple circuit workout…

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Top 5 Fitness Trends of 2016: Towards a Fitter India

Top 5 Fitness Trends of 2016: Towards a Fitter India

Fitness is a dynamic industry. New techniques, variations and forms emerge every day. This borrows a great deal from our need to change our fitness regime periodically in order to stave off plateaus. The relentless want to keep oneself challenged and motivated gives rise to novel ideas. The world of fitness has received an overhaul – from some of the fanciest equipment to regimes which require no more but a mat – the contemporary domain of fitness has something to offer everyone. As we wrap up this year, it was…

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