Stories in Health – The Week

Trampoline Fitness

A research by NASA has found that 10 minutes bouncing on a trampoline is a more efficient cardiovascular workout than over 30 minutes of running. The report states that “for similar levels of heart rate and oxygen consumption, the magnitude of the bio mechanical stimuli is greater with jumping on a trampoline than with running.” The concept of Trampoline Fitness may still be at a nascent stage in India but it is certainly gaining momentum. So what is Trampoline Fitness

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Subscription Boxes

“Brown paper packages tied up with strings, these are a few of my favourite things.” The lyrics of this famous song from the 1965 movie The Sound of Music seem to be inspiring a new trend of subscription boxes. If you are wondering what that is, we unbox the concept for you. The Concept Simply explained subscription boxes are an easy, convenient and economical way to try new things. A box of varied products is sent to you each month

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Online Fitness

The world is online – just look around and you will see that everyone is online whether on their phones, tablets, smart watches or laptops. With everything being online today – it is even easy to get fit online. Yes, you read that right, online fitness is a trend that is growing by the day. Choose Right To start with the basics, it is important to identify the online fitness option that works for you – whether it is an

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Jerusalem – A Spiritual Sojourn

Jerusalem is a place that evokes varied emotions and a sense of ethos like no other. Well, this place is holy not just to Jews but also Christians and Muslims. As outsiders, we may form so many opinions based on what we read and see, but I can tell you this is a place that is serene yet modern, spiritual yet contemporary. And yes, nothing can prepare you for the trip down history that you will get to experience in

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Foam Rollers & Flexibility

Today’s changing times demand new ways to exercise and foam rollers are one such form that are gaining popularity. Foam rollers are also said to improve flexibility. But what are foam rollers? How do they improve flexibility? And more importantly how must you use them in a manner that will benefit you? Well read on to find out answers to all these questions and more. Start Right A fitness analysis by a trained professional to see a person’s endurance and

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Cold Pressed Juices

Today everyone looks for convenience and juicing is being resorted to as it can give you the benefits of fruits and vegetables in one power dose.  Again while there are many who believe juices are not healthy when they are strained and sugar is added so the solution lies in cold pressed juices. The Concept Cold pressed juice uses a hydraulic press to extract juice from fruit and vegetables. There is no additional heat or oxygen (oxidation process) used in

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Making your home organic

While much is said about ecologically sensitive building materials and construction technologies there is so much you can do within your home as well that makes environmental sense. The depletion of natural resources and rise environmental alarms have been prevalent not only in India, but around the world. Every aspect of your home can be done up to ensure that it can be organic and ecological. We tell you how you can your green thumbs working. Furniture Furniture is an

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Apps to help you Sleep

Today there are apps for anything and everything. Yes, even to sleep! Well while it might sound bizarre, sleeping disorders can negatively impact your health and sleep apps can help you record your sleep pattern and also give you tips on how to sleep well. Here are some apps that will help you sleep tight, and yes sweet dreams! Name: SleepBot Availability: Android, iOS Price: Free Details: This is an app that tracks your sleep activity in order to help

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Understanding Rhabdomyolysis

Do you indulge in extensive and excessive exercises? Do you feel very tired after exercising? Are your muscles very sore and do you feel a lot of pain, fever and nausea after exercise? Well, if you answered yes to any of these, it is better to check if you have Rhabdomyolysis. The name might sound complex, but this is a real issue especially for those who do high-intensity interval training (HIIT). Time here is one of the key component which

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What to see and do in Sharjah

As I was reading a little book in the hotel lobby, my guide came up to me and said, “Sharjah is the city of museums. We have a museum dedicated to almost everything.” And indeed that was certainly true as the book I was reading has a listing of all the numerous museums in Sharjah. So I decided the best way to start my sojourn in Sharjah would be to visit the Sharjah heritage Museum. And while the United Arab

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