The Truth About Health Drinks – Is The Promise Real?

The truth is, there is more harm than good in the so-called health drinks. Let’s try and list the good stuff first. The box for your drink will likely tell you that your drink has some vitamins and minerals. If the box can be believed, those are good for you. BUT wait, what about the […]

Which Celebrity Fitness Plan is Right for You?

We’re caught in a conundrum as to who and what to follow – the celebrity who promises 6 pack in 6 weeks or the one who achieved a size 0 body in 4 weeks or the one whose 10 min training programme is ridiculously easy to follow and sustain all the while helping you look […]

5 Training Myths About Women That Need To Be Shattered Today

Lifting weights will make you big Lifting heavy weights won’t make you the ‘She-Hulk’. Why not? Testosterone is the primary muscle-building hormone. Since women don’t have as much testosterone in their bodies as men, they can never get as big. Strength training makes you stronger, not necessarily bigger. It also burns fat and helps you […]

Do Athletes Need to Strength Train?

Let’s say you can run the 100m in 15 seconds. Where does your speed come from? From the push into the floor in every step. While genetics, neuromuscular co-ordination, running technique and skill will play a role, the biggest controllable is how much force you can put into the floor. A well-designed strength programme will […]

Mobility vs. Flexibility – What’s The Difference?

Before we get to that, let’s first take a quick look at what we learned of the musculoskeletal system in school. Recap of the musculoskeletal system The structure of the human body come from our bones, they are what give us form to our body. Attached to the skeletal system we have ligaments, tendons, muscles […]

The Importance of Free Play for Kids

Put a bunch of kids together in a room, ground or any space with or without toys and they will find ways to entertain themselves. They might prance around, run and catch, jump for no reason or come up with a hopping game that other kids slowly participate in. Child development experts call these kinds […]

Learn How To Track Your Progress And Fast Track Your Fat Loss

Does this sound familiar? You have an inspirational ‘moment’ and decide you want to get in shape You go for walks, runs, exercise most days for a full week and try to eat less food You step on the scale multiple times every day and the numbers seem to go down. You have a social […]

The Strength Training Primer For Women You’ve Been Waiting For

Written by Kanchana Paromita Venkatesh for The Quad And we have to deal with all those Cosmo posts featuring suspiciously sweat-free models, waving around 2 lb pink dumbbells (why are they always pink?!). Before we go further, understand that as a woman who is interested in strength training, you are in the minority and you […]

Obesity: A Serious Problem Among Kids Today

The truth is that we, as a population, are becoming heavier but weaker and unhealthier. We knew this about adults. We see more overweight adults today than we ever have. And we even know why. But kids? Why is this happening to kids?  Not enough movement Kids, more than adults, need movement. They need to […]