Marathon training: The what, when and how much you must eat to prepare for a race

Marathon training: The what, when and how much you must eat to prepare for a race

Running a marathon is no small feat. Training for one is a process that requires time, dedication and proper nutrition. What you eat, in fact, plays the most important role in training for a race. Add to it when you eat — whether before or after the race. If you get it all right, breasting the tape on the finish line, in good time, would be one of your life’s most memorable feats. Simply put, watch out for what you eat in order to power through a long run. You…

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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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What All Small Businesses Can Learn From the Manufacturing Renaissance

What All Small Businesses Can Learn From the Manufacturing Renaissance

There’s a manufacturing boom happening in the U.S. And businesses like Thor Industries (NYSE:THO) are using unique selling points to capitalize on that growth. Thor Industries is the nation’s largest maker of recreational vehicles. The company has more than 200 factories in the U.S., mainly based in Indiana, Ohio, Oregon and Idaho. And it’s currently expanding some of those factories even more. Tips and Tricks of the Manufacturing Renaissance Brands like iconic hat maker Kangol have brought their manufacturing facilities back to the U.S., but success is sometimes a struggle. Thor…

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IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome): What to Eat and What to Avoid

IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome): What to Eat and What to Avoid

Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is a gastrointestinal disorder (functional disorder), the causes of which are unknown, but it is believed that it could be due to intestinal infection, bile acid malabsorption or sensitivity to a particular food item. IBS is a disorder not a disease so there is no cure in particular for it but there are certain treatments that can be carried out to suppress the effects of the disorder. Some of them are a strict controlled diet, medications (to relieve the pain and uneasiness), probiotics (to strengthen…

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From Alia Bhatt to Sridevi: Who wore what at Justin Bieber’s concert

From Alia Bhatt to Sridevi: Who wore what at Justin Bieber’s concert

Bollywood stars at Justin Bieber’s concert   Canadian pop-star, Justin Bieber landed in Mumbai on Wednesday to perform for the very first time in India. The 23-year-old singer took centre-stage at DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai, which saw a bunch of Bollywood stars to relish the event. From Alia Bhatt working denim on denim look to Sridevi keeping it chic in a flowy maxi dress, here are the best-dressed celebrities who stunned us at the concert. (Photograph by: Prathamesh Bandekar) Alia Bhatt   Alia Bhatt kept it cool in denim…

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Fashion week preview: What to expect as the runway rolls out in Delhi

Fashion week preview: What to expect as the runway rolls out in Delhi

For autumn/winter 2017, the Indian weaver’s prowess meets design and textile innovation at the fashion week which is ready to get underway in Delhi. And, the focus is also back on menswear as well as creations that celebrate gender fluidity. Fashion Week in Delhi kicks off on Wednesday. Madhu Jain’s creations (above) will take on the runway on the opening day too.(Avantika Meattle) Fashion week season is back, and autumn/winter 2017 looks all set for a designer makeover. Here’s what to expect from the four day showcase in the Capital…

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What is Epilepsy: Its Causes and Treatment

What is Epilepsy: Its Causes and Treatment

The word “epilepsy” comes from the Greek word, “epi” which means “upon” and “leptos” which means “seizure”. People with epilepsy tend to have recurrent seizures (fits). The seizures occur because of a sudden surge of electrical activity in the brain. This causes a temporary disturbance in the messaging systems between brain cells. During a seizure the patient’s brain becomes “halted” or “mixed up”. Every function in our body is triggered by messaging systems in our brain. What a patient with epilepsy experiences during a seizure will depend on what part…

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Ebola Strikes Again: What are the Causes, Symptoms and Prevention

Ebola Strikes Again: What are the Causes, Symptoms and Prevention

Ebola virus or Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a severe illness in humans caused by a virus which is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through human-to-human transmission. Fruit Bats of the Pteropodidae family are known to be natural Ebola virus hosts. Ebola virus disease outbreaks were first discovered to be occurring in remote villages in Central Africa around the rain forests while a later outbreak in West Africa. It involved major urban as well as rural areas. An Ebola patient suffers severe fever, muscle…

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What Is Lupus?

What Is Lupus?

Lupus is an autoimmune disease which is caused when our immune system does not function properly. It may have mild effects but in severe cases it can also become life threatening. It is not contagious.There are types of lupus that may affect a person. These include Discoid, Drug-Induced and Neonatal. According to the Lupus Foundation of India, about 5 million people worldwide suffer some from the disease. It further states that more than 90% of lupus sufferers are women. Doctors believe that it results from both genetic and environmental stimuli….

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What Is Gluten?

What Is Gluten?

What exactly is “gluten”? Gluten is a Latin word and it means glue, mixture of proteins found in wheat, rye, oats and barley and all the ancient and hybrid grains like Spelt, Khorasan and Triticale. Just like its name which means glue it works like glue and makes the dough of baked goods elastic and stretchable. Wheat flour contains two types of protein strands – Glutenin and Gliadin, wrapped around starch granules. When wheat flour is combined with water, the protein strands unwind and link together to form a membrane-like…

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