Category Archives: Health & Fitness

I don’t pop BP pills anymore, it pays to join a gym

By Sunil Vaidya

Life begins at 60. Well, at least I can say that about myself, thanks to my daughter and the wife. The two ladies of the house decided on a surprise gift for my 60th birthday. I wasn’t enthused about the surprise but had no choice, so I signed on the dotted line the day I completed a full cycle of life, according to Chinese belief. Continue reading I don’t pop BP pills anymore, it pays to join a gym

I have lost 10kg, but I’m still waiting for the applause

By Deepthi Nair

I have been on a weight loss journey since April 2018. It all started when I had to pick a dress for a formal party that I had to go to and none of my old clothes were flattering my body type. I was at my wits’ end and close to tears. That kickstarted a fitness journey, which is still ongoing and I intend to keep at it, not withstanding the fact that this year’s edition of Dubai Fitness Challenge is over. Continue reading I have lost 10kg, but I’m still waiting for the applause

Attention. Why you need to be on your feet at work

By Nivriti Butalia

Sitting is the new smoking! I keep reading this catchy if a tad dramatic phrase. Last year, when I first came across it, I perused articles in medical sites, in features sections and so on, with bleak quotes from doctors. All of them said the same thing: basically, get moving or die faster. By moving, you would cut your risk of heart disease in half. And if only you didn’t vegetate so much, even cancer could be pushed away (some of these claims are best taken not too seriously).

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When you’re unwell, alone, and can’t roll out of bed

By Sushmita Bose

In the everyday good-kilter context, I don’t fall ill too easily. Occasional bouts of coughing or feeling mildly feverish or nursing a nagging headache are all par for the course; all I need to do is call in sick for a day (if I can help it), pop a Panadol, put away the phone in a different room, and surrender to sleep.

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How I, a junk food lover, began to stock up on the healthy stuff

By Alvin R. Cabral

On the night before I conceived this topic, I was at a hypermarket happily stocking my cart with stuff to fill my stomach for the next couple of days: salmon fillets, low-fat cheese, grain-filled bread and freshly-squeezed juice were on their way to the checkout counter and straight to my kitchen.

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