To prevent muscle soreness, follow these recovery tips

You may feel like you never want to go to the gym again. But exercise-induced muscle damage, and the steps you take to recover, are all part of becoming a better athlete, as long as you know your limits. Knowing the right steps to take for recovery is essential to repair muscle. Taking the right steps will also prevent injury. And the good news is, recovering and preventing injuries are easier than you think

To prevent muscle soreness, follow these recovery tipsSome people call it “good” pain, but the truth is that no one really enjoys getting out of bed the morning after an intense workout. Your body is tense, your muscles feel weak and swollen, and you are ferociously hungry. First things first — stop overtraining: There is a growing amount of evidence that suggests […]

Mumbai Marathon: ‘This will be my first dream run’

Tata Mumbai Marathon or the ‘dream run’ is all set to begin in the next five days. This year, many cardiac patients in the team under special supervision of doctors are participating. My Medical Mantra talks to one such patient who will run 10 kms after joining a cardiac rehab just 15 days after his surgery

Mumbai Marathon: ‘This will be my first dream run’Every adventure has someone’s story to tell and so are various unique stories of participants at the Mumbai Marathon this year. Scheduled on January 21, it has many patients who have undergone cardiac surgeries and are back to their routine. For an engineer working with an esteemed organisation realising that he suffered from an acute […]

‘Fitness is about loving oneself’: Dr Dalwai

Dr Samir Dalwai believes that being fit should go hand in hand with being happy. As it is easier to follow if the activity brings you joy. He says that any activity for fitness should make you excited and cut you off from your daily routine

‘Fitness is about loving oneself’: Dr DalwaiCan you believe that a music reviewer, anchor, drum player, salsa trainer and avid reader would find a perfect balance between all these activities and neurodevelopmental paediatrics? But, surprisingly, Dr Samir Dalwai can! And the best part about him is that he always makes time to maintain his fitness. Ask him what his fitness mantra […]

Exercise and cognitive behavioral therapy beneficial to regain fitness lost to cancer fatigue

Fatigue is the most common side effect for patients being treated for cancer, apart from tiredness and lack of energy. Cancer-related fatigue may cause confusion, irritability, poor memory, and depression

Exercise and cognitive behavioral therapy beneficial to regain fitness lost to cancer fatigueFor patients with cancer-related fatigue, exercise is likely to be last on the list of appealing activities. According to a new study, however, physical activity is the best way to combat this common side effect. Researchers compared a variety of treatments for cancer-related fatigue to find that exercise or psychological interventions fared best, while drug […]

‘Staying fit is not tough’

‘Fitness is a way of life,’ For Yogesh Bhateja, a celebrity fitness trainer, who is the man behind actor Sonu Sood's chiselled body, actress Neetu Kapoor, comedian Kapil Sharma and choreographer and director Farah Khan's fitness and Tamannaah Bhatia and Esha Gupta's envious figure. So, if you aspire to achieve a fitter body, follow these keep-fit mantras

‘Staying fit is not tough’Jim Rohn said, “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live in. So, exercise regularly and follow a well-balanced diet,” said Bhateja. He advised, “People who are physically fit are healthier and are less prone to health problems. Becoming physically fit requires a change in life style. You will have […]

Scientist develop skin patch to combat obesity

A research team in Singapore has successfully developed a skin patch made up of hundreds of micro-needles which will help people to lose lots of weight in a short time. The patch targets problem areas such as belly fat and is designed to cut down on adipose tissue formation toning down the stomach

Scientist develop skin patch to combat obesityScientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have created a skin patch that can convert potentially harmful white fat into energy-burning brown fat. In a recent study published in the journal Small Methods, the researchers reveal how the patch reduced fat mass and weight gain over 4 weeks in mice fed a high-fat diet. […]

‘Gymming and running are my two pillars of fitness’

Dr Aditya Kelkar is a phacoemulsification and vitreoretina surgeon at National Institute of Ophthalmology. He aspires to live a healthy life by following a strict fitness routine and never gives it a miss. He is also an avid marathon runner

‘Gymming and running are my two pillars of fitness’‘Consistency in the exercise helps you maintain both mental and physical health,’ says Dr Aditya Kelkar, phacoemulsification and vitreoretina surgeon at National Institute of Ophthalmology, who aspires to live a healthy life. He follows a strict fitness routine and never gives it a miss. His fitness schedule involves three days of gymming and three days […]

‘Exercise, diet and good sleep hygiene is a secret to healthy living’

Dr Vikas Agrawal, who is an ENT and sleep apnoea surgeon, believes in healthy eating and living a happy and an optimistic life. Despite of suffering from diabetes and hypertension, at 46, Dr Agrawal follows a strict fitness and diet routine and never give sit a miss

‘Exercise, diet and good sleep hygiene is a secret to healthy living’‘The greatest wealth is health’ says Dr Vikas Agrawal, ENT and sleep apnoea surgeon who aspires to lead a healthy life. Since last 20 years, Dr Agrawal weighs 67 kgs and has been successfully maintaining it. “I was never on a heavier side. And since last 10 years, I am suffering from diabetes and hypertension […]

Multiple health benefits of treadmill workouts

Treadmills are among the most effective types of exercise equipment — if you know how to use them

Multiple health benefits of treadmill workoutsCardio exercise is essential for all-around health, but many older men have trouble hitting the recommended 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week. And some people may have limitations that prevent them from doing traditional cardio workouts like walking, running, or swimming. But there may be another option: the standard gym treadmill. “While treadmills may […]
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