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Instagram six-pack influencers are ruining men’s self-esteem, promoting alpha-male culture

The furore over six-pack abs on Instagram is more than just a trend. It's undermining the essence of fitness and replacing it with an illusion.
Robbie Burke, owner of the much-talked-about Mindful Muscle fitness coaching and consulting business | By special arrangement

Do you want to ace your fitness game? Robbie Burke, fitness guru from the US, can show you how

Burke's 'Mindful Muscle' is focussed not just on physical fitness but a full transformation of the self. The focus is on developing positive thinking & creating an integrated platform for members to become their best versions.
A man wearing a face shield while working out at a gym in New Delhi | ANI Photo

SubscriberWrites: Gym in office, regular sports —  pandemic has shown India needs to get fit, and fast

Twenty years ago, during a visit to the US, a co-worker asked me what sports I played. Like most Indians, I had no answer, says Amit Arora.
Representational image. | File photo of a training camp at the Indian Naval Academy. | Photo: Twitter/@indiannavy

Navy personnel could now miss out on promotions and awards if they fail fitness tests

Navy has set new guidelines with revised fitness parameters for its personnel. It will be applicable to both male and female personnel from this month.

This is how much physical activity we need to do to stay healthy, according to WHO

Estimates indicate that over a quarter of adults and around 81 per cent of adolescents don’t meet the 2010 WHO recommendations.
GOQii Smart Vital. The fitness tracker monitors body temperature, blood oxygen saturation, heart rate and blood pressure.

After Micromax, GOQii answers Modi’s ‘Atmanirbhar’ call, looks to make wearables in India

Fitness tech firm GOQii plans to move manufacturing of its wearables out of China, at a time when Apple & other brands are seeking to make more in India.
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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.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.