How to lose weight for Endomorphs

No matter what you do, you are still the heaviest one in the group photo. Round seems to be your bodies favourite shape. You seem to gain weight on mere air you breathe. Does this ring a bell to you? Doing the right thing and not getting the desired results can be quite frustrating. You don’t feel like sweating in the gym any more and why on earth should you eat the crapy diet if there is no outcome? Right! We all have been there. But wait, have you ever considered that maybe you have a different body type? Yes,…

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Steady State Cardio vs HIIT

Which do you root for? Which is the more effective workout when it comes to fat loss? Steady State Cardio seems to be losing its hold among the new age fans of the HIIT. Although there are many who are happy sticking to the former for fat burning and weight loss. Every fitness enthusiast seems to have a theory supporting the merits of one over the other. I am sure you have a winner in your head too. But, hang on. This article might change your views or atleast stoke second thoughts. Here, we discuss the effectiveness of both the…

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Starch in the diet – bad or good?

Do you love potato fries? How about bananas? Well, there is a lot we do and don’t know when it comes to starch in the food we love. Starch might have been given a bad name when you talk about a clean diet. Moreover, there are a lot of starches that should be excluded from food if you want a healthy self. This article explains the role of starch and the do’s and don’ts of including the right type of starchy food in your diet.   What is Starch? Starch is complex sugar. A polysaccharide containing long chains of glucose…

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Best Warm-Up : Dynamic Stretching

How do you start your workout session? If you are one of those people who shirk away from a warm-up then you are missing the essential prep the muscles and joints need for the exercise. The body needs to be made ready for a workout. A sudden push or pull can damage the muscle tissues and lead to long term injuries. When your body is at rest the muscles are in the idle state. When they are subjected to a hard workout like weight lifting without a warm-up the muscles tend to stress under pressure and even put the tendon…

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Take a Guilt-Free Afternoon Nap at work !

Taking an afternoon nap at your work may get you into trouble. But did you know there are multinational companies developing policies to let the employees doze off for a while during working hours? If you think nap time is for the lazy and unproductive. Think again. The drowsy feeling in the afternoon may be a sign that the body needs some time off. A good night sleep has several pros for a healthy body and mind. It is the most basic activity that helps to revive you from a hectic day. Similarly squeezing in a short afternoon nap in the busy schedule can…

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Are you getting enough sleep for muscle growth?

A bad night sleep may ruin the entire next day. We all have been through those cranky and stressful times that can be traced back to an unkempt sleeping schedule. A lot more happens in the body when it is deprived of quality sleep than just feeling sleepy, tired and disoriented in the gym. Sleeping is the most basic activity that sustains growth and development process in living beings. It also revives and rejuvenates us. Muscle growth similar to the synthesis and repair of all the other cells in the body is facilitated when the body is in the resting phase. Everybody has different patterns…

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How To Lose Body Fat

Aesthetics have never been as significant in our lives as in today’s world. With the advent of the fitness fad, a body with a low fat percentage is deemed fitter and superior. However, fitness and health must go hand in hand. It may not be certainly said that a body with low fat percentage is apparently as healthy. The body has a natural tendency to store fat which is essential for it to function properly. Hence a certain amount of fat is always required to keep it thriving in the day to day life. However, a body with a high amount of fat may as well…

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Whey Protein Supplements – All You Need To Know

  What exactly is Whey? Whey is the name given to the watery substance that is left as a byproduct when milk is coagulated to form cheese. Milk consists of two types of protein Casein and Whey. Casein protein is present in the solid mass of milk, that is, the curd or cheese when milk is processed while the leftover part consists of the Whey protein.   Uses of Whey Whey has a number of uses besides being widely used as protein supplements all over the world. There are two forms of whey that can be extracted from milk by processing…

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How bad is SUGAR for you ?

Who does not love sugar? A sweet tooth is something which is really hard to ditch sometimes. People today are obsessed with sugar-free meals. Restaurants and cafes have a whole separate menu for the ‘fitness freaks’ who dig the sugar-free stuff. Why shouldn’t we enjoy those chocolate shakes, mouth-watering pastries and amazing soft drinks? To understand this, we need to get into the science, what is sugar and how it interacts with our body?   So what is Sugar? Sugar is produced by all green plants through photosynthesis. The sugar that we consume in food products is mostly extracted from sugar…

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