Walk the Talk: Benefits of Walking for All Age Groups
The ideal mindset to live life is usually summarized in a popular quote that reads - There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs. While this refers to the grind and hard work without which no...
Does weight training affect our joint health over time?
Weight training offers a myriad of health benefits - but there are concerns regarding the long-term effects of weight training on joint health. How valid are these concerns? We’ve taken it upon ourselves to look into the scientific findings around...
Can Free Radical Damage Help us Build Muscle?
Free-radicals are often made to be practically villainous when it comes to our health - and understandably so, with all the negative effects they have on our body over time. But have you ever considered the positive effects of free...
Why Do Beans Give Us Gas?
There’s a little poem you may have learnt as a kid and laughed as you did: “beans, beans, the musical fruit, the more you eat, the more you toot!” This is especially relatable for anyone who’s prone to the side...
PMS – Causes Of Premenstrual Syndrome And Tips For Relief!
PMS (premenstrual syndrome) has many symptoms - and each of these comes with its own potential causes! Although this makes it hard to pinpoint a singular reason behind why women get PMS in the first place, the good news is...
What Fitness Really Means & 5 Ways to Get There
Fitness, as a concept, means different things to different people. For some, it could be about gaining strength, while, for others, fitness could simply mean staying in shape. However, true fitness is much more than our physical appearance; it’s all...
Why do Women Get Periods Every Month? Evolution has the answer!
"Why do we have to go through this?" - a question every woman asks herself when it's time for the monthly menstrual period. There have been several theories around this, ranging from ‘cleaning our system every month’ to ‘getting rid...
How to Reach Your Health Goals: A 7-Step Blueprint
Building muscle, losing weight, improving performance – these goals may not all sound the same, but the path to each of them follows the same elementary structure, built on a fundamental understanding of the way nutrition affects the body. Grasping...
Vitamin D - A Quick Look at its Importance, Function, and Sources
Vitamin D is gaining more and more prominence for its health benefits and the role it plays in our body. It used to be primarily linked to bone health – but, as you’ve probably heard already, vitamin D’s effects go...
The Syndrome that is PCOS
You’ve probably already heard of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (or PCOS). It has a surprisingly high level of incidence, affecting close to 25% of Indian women between the ages of 18 and 44. PCOS is classified as a ‘syndrome’ because it’s...
Why The World Is Turning To Nutrition
The last few years have had a noticeably steady surge in articles, news reports, blogs and even social media accounts that focus on nutrition, across the world. Even closer home, in India, conversations seem to be slowly but certainly moving past extreme “celebrity weight-loss diets” and drastic “fat-burning tricks”, progressing towards credible...
Omega-6 To Omega-3: The Importance of This Ratio
As a species, humans can’t create certain fatty acids in the body. Called ‘essential’ fatty acids, these have to be obtained from our diet. Omega-6 and omega-3 are essential fatty acids. In the human body, they play several roles relating...
What You Need To Know About Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids are a class of polyunsaturated fatty acids that have been shown to have a wide range of biological functions. The three most nutritionally important omega-3 fatty acids are: alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)...