Haven’t hit the gym since sometime? Here’s what you need to do

Within a week, your muscles lose some of their fat-burning potential and your metabolism slows down. Strength lingers longer than endurance once you stop training. But depending on just how slothful you’ve become, your quads and biceps may start to shrink soon after you leave the weight room

Haven’t hit the gym since sometime? Here’s what you need to doThink your body won’t notice that week off? Think again. Here’s what happens when you swap your regular sweat sessions for never-ending Netflix nights – and how long it takes to re-flip the fitness switch Just as a good training program builds you up, falling off the workout wagon can have the opposite effect – […]

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 […]

Hormone supplement’s overdose could affect the body hazardously

In this age of fitness, Dr Altamash Shaikh a Consultant Endocrinologist, Diabetologist and Metabolic Physician, at S.L Raheja Hospital, speaks to My Medical Mantra about testosterone and hormone overdose amongst gym goers

Hormone supplement’s overdose could affect the body hazardouslyTestosterone is the primary hormone in the male body helps in increasing muscle mass and body strength, boosting libido, virility and decreasing the risk of illness. It is also a drug, used for treating delayed puberty (a medical condition) amongst adolescent males. Sport supplements are becoming highly popular amongst the gym goers, not only those […]

Here’s how you can avoid workout related injuries

There are no shortcuts. Both the young and old are now appreciating the need for fitness and making a beeline to the nearest gym in full earnest. Age plays a vital role in determining one’s response to exercise and also propensity towards injuries.

Here’s how you can avoid workout related injuriesConcepts about fitness are constantly evolving over time. I still remember my first gym workout which was way back in 1990. It was a modest set up where I used to do a 2-3 hour whole body workout as many days a week as possible. This was followed by drinking ‘nimbu paani’ before going to […]

Vasai woman dies of heart attack at the gym

Fitness has no relation with having a heart attack. There are many reasons for it and the most common one is rapid heart beating. Other factors like stress levels, work and life relationship, family history also needs to be taken into consideration in such cases

Vasai woman dies of heart attack at the gymAt 11.30 am, Jeninda Carvalho, a 30-year-old from Vasai died on Tuesday while working out at a gym. Carvalho was a resident of Madhuban Heights who was declared dead on reaching the hospital. Earlier this month, Ajinkya Lolage, a 19-year-old engineering student from Uttamnagar area in Nashik died while working out at the gym. In […]

Indoors or outdoors: Which exercise is better for you

Check out the perks and pitfalls of both, indoor and outdoor exercise so you can get exactly what you want from your workout

Indoors or outdoors: Which exercise is better for youThis time of year, debating between hitting the gym and kicking it outside can be as tricky as choosing between hot or iced coffee. Here to make your life easier? Research. Check out the perks and pitfalls of both, so you can get exactly what you want from your workout. Indoors Perk: More Intensity. Without […]

Beware! Your bacteria-ridden gym equipment is hundreds time worse than a toilet seat

Treadmills have 74 times more bacteria than a water faucet and exercise bikes 39 times more than a reusable tray

Beware! Your bacteria-ridden gym equipment is hundreds time worse than a toilet seatHitting the gym is supposed to be good for us, and in many ways it is. We’re improving cardiovascular health, shedding dangerous belly fat, and basically just extending our lives when we exercise regularly. Working out still comes with a few pitfalls such as injuries and soreness, but the scariest of all may be the […]