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Community fitness groups, Instagram challenges & live exercise sessions – how Indians are staying fit under lockdown

With gyms, yoga studios and health clubs across India shut due to the coronavirus pandemic, many Indians are devising creative ways to stay fit and keep others fit as well.
PM Modi addresses during the launch of Fit India Movement on National Sports Day, at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi | PTI

PM Modi launches ‘Fit India Movement’ as he calls for more focus on health and fitness

PM Modi said fitness has always been an integral part of India's culture, but the advent of technology has led to an indifference towards it.
Rajasthan couple Aditya and Gayathri Sharma started their weightloss program in 2015.

How WhatsApp is helping Indians lose weight, gain abs, and make money

WhatsApp, an app primarily used for chatting, is helping a growing number of people hone their entrepreneurial skills.
A woman running

Serious running is on a decline & data says marathons aren’t cool anymore

Researchers have in recent years noted a downward trend in the number of people participating in events like marathons and community 5 km races.
Exercise

Here’s a guide to smart workouts and good health

You can't beat ageing, but you can beat bad health.
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Rahul Gandhi runs 12 km every other day. And he isn’t the only politician working out hard

Gym at midnight or stroll on their lawns, politicians — from Rahul Gandhi to Rajnath Singh — are not letting busy schedules get in the way of a healthy life.

Stop measuring obesity with a ruler: We’ve discovered a far better predictor of health

Measuring metabolites in a drop of blood can predict health outcomes, including heart disease, diabetes, kidney problems, visceral fat and biological age.
Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri

Who decided YoYo test is final measure of cricket fitness? Even the BCCI wants to know

Asks who supervises, records, ensures fairness. And who authorised the test after team was selected.

On Camera

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How Spain tragically bungled its response to coronavirus

Spain ignored the health crisis unfolding in Italy & dithered before imposing draconian lockdown measures that could have saved thousands of lives.

How is Modi’s BJP different from the one founded by Advani-Vajpayee 40 years ago?

Forty years ago, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and L.K. Advani founded BJP. Today it's led by Narendra Modi-Amit Shah duo, who have won two general elections with full majority.

Defence

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5 Special Forces men, 5 terrorists: How a deadly hand-to-hand fight at the LoC unfolded

Five commandos of the elite 4 Para were killed in action after they eliminated 5 terrorists from Pakistan in close combat in J&K’s Keran sector.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.