By Dhanusha Gokulan
After a two-year hiatus filled with prolonged episodes of procrastination, I finally jumped back on the ‘get fit’ wagon in the first week of February this year. A month into my new health routine, I’m glad to say I am growing stronger. I am beginning to enjoy my workouts — and my clothes fit better, too. Though I am a long way from hitting my fitness goals, I now have some hope.
Continue reading Armed with dumbbells, I’m trying to get smart with fitness
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
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
When Will Marston gets home from his job and he wants to unwind, it’s not highlights from last night’s game he turns to — it’s online food videos. “It’s kind of like a meditation or relaxation thing I do when I get off work,” says Marston, a 20-something from San Francisco.
Continue reading For starters, how about watching online food videos?
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).
Continue reading Attention. Why you need to be on your feet at work
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.
Continue reading When you’re unwell, alone, and can’t roll out of bed
By Kelly Clarke
An image of a roast dinner popped up on my phone a few weeks back. It’s the meal that adorns the plates of households across the UK on a Sunday afternoon; a kind of weekly ritual that can’t be missed.
Continue reading I don’t stand a chance with Dubai’s Fitness Challenge