Stories in Smartlife from The Malayala Manorama Group

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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Body Weight Training

Do you want to build your muscles and core strength but have no equipment? Do you loathe going to the gym? Well if you answered yes to either of these queries, fret not you can actually use your own body weight to work out and come up with a body that is well toned. Yes, body weight training is the buzz word that does the trick. The Basics So what is body weight training? Simply put this is a training

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Interview with Celebrity Trainer Ramona Braganza

What is common between Jessica Alba, Halle Berry, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Biel, Kate Beckinsale, Amanda Seyfried, Ashlee Simpson, Eva Mendez, Jaime King, Dania Ramirez, Zac Effron, Ryan Reynolds, Tom Welling, Michael Weatherly, Shiloh Fernandez and Max Irons? Well all these big names have been trained by Hollywood’s Hottest Celebrity Trainer Ramona Braganza. Widely acknowledged as one of the top personal trainers in the world among the entertainment industry, Ramona has worked as Jessica Alba’s personal trainer for the last 12

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