Sunday, 29 May, 2022

Topic: fitness

Artificial sweeteners can increase chances of getting cancer, new US study says

Aspartame and acesulfame K were associated with increased cancer risk – especially breast and obesity-related ones. It's time to reduce their intake.

Gone are laughter clubs & pranayam, Indian parents are now kickboxing, running marathons

Coordinating workouts on WhatsApp groups to weekend runs, an older generation of Indians are putting their best foot forward to prioritise fitness.

Creating awareness about fitness among youngsters in India is Virender Pahal’s first priority

The celebrity fitness and nutrition trainer is on a mission to help people stay fit. Modern lifestyle and changing parent-child relations may be making children obese, he says.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Representational image of the seat of the Indian government on Raisina Hill, New Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

IAS couple with dog is already UPSC case study. But don’t miss modus operandi behind transfers

‘Punishment’ postings are not new. If you want to punish an IAS officer through transfer, which has been the practice in several states and now Centre, there is no need to search for ‘hard areas.’
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What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.


NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.