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Yoga has been proved to have tremendous health benefits – both mental and physical. Whether it comes to improving posture or strengthening flexibility, yoga, if made an inseparable part of your life, can bring a colossal amount of changes. Malaika Arora, a well-known fitness enthusiast, took to Instagram to talk about three yoga poses or asanas to awaken the ‘warrior’ inside you. According to the actor, “You are a warrior if you keep fighting when everything in you feels like giving up. Be a Warrior, not a Worrier.” Wondering what these poses are? They are- Adho Mukha Svanasana, Virabhadrasana II and Balasana.
Indian citizens and students travelling abroad can soon take the third precautionary dose of the vaccine against Covid-19 as per the travel guidelines of the destination country, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announced Thursday. At present, in India, the third precaution dose of Covid-19 vaccines has been made available to the 18+ population groups at private vaccination centres. However, according to the current guidelines, only those adults who have completed nine months after the administration of the second dose would be eligible for the precaution dose.
However, with Thursday’s decision, Indians travelling abroad don’t need to wait for nine months after the administration of the second dose to access the precautionary dose.
More news on the pandemic: Australia’s surge in COVID cases this year has seen many people looking for ways to protect themselves or boost their immunity and recovery. An upswing in sales of dietary supplements has followed. In Australia, the Therapeutic Goods Administration includes vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, plant extracts and microbiome supplements under the term “complementary medicine”. The supplement industry’s global estimated worth was about US$170 billion (A$239 billion) in 2020. Australian complementary medicines revenue was estimated at A$5.69 billion in 2021 – doubling in size over the past decade. The latest data shows 73% of Australians bought complementary medicines in the previous year, with vitamins featuring in more than half of purchases.
Dia Mirza has opened up about son Avyaan Azaad’s premature birth on his first birthday today. The former Miss Asia Pacific International revealed that her son suffered from a condition called necrotizing enterocolitis, which meant he had to go through a “life-saving surgery”. Thanking all the doctors and nurses, the 40-year-old mentioned, “Avyaan Azaad, you were ready to be home with us on day nine, our warrior. Your grace, your strength, your determination to fight the odds is so inspiring. Our son, you are now catching up on all your milestones, are happy, playful and loving. You fill our heart with joy and gratitude every single day. We are amazed and amused that your first spoken word is – Tiger!
Kriti Sanon is the latest celebrity to endorse the idea that a good workout session can happen even outside the gym, as long as one is dedicated and wishes to stick to their schedule. This is something that fitness enthusiasts have been insisting on for a while. The actor, who was last seen in the film Bachchhan Paandey, took to Instagram to share a video of herself working out in an outdoor setting, with mountains in the background. Amid hectic work schedule, Sanon — currently in Ladakh shooting for her upcoming film Ganapath — made sure to pump herself up by doing high-intensity squats using rocks.
Just like her husband Milind Soman, Ankita Konwar, too, leads and enjoys a healthy and active lifestyle. On Instagram, she keeps sharing posts and messages about fitness, health and well-being, and the need to stay active. One of her recent pictures puts the emphasis on yoga, of which she is an advocate. Konwar believes in stretching and doing yoga anywhere and everywhere, and in this particular post of hers, she was on a beach. The fitness enthusiast captioned it: “Ustrasana on the river bank. #camelpose #ustrasana #keepmoving #yogapractice #yogaeverywhere.”
Fitness is not only about weight loss, it is also about achieving the right body fat percentage. And it looks like fashion designer Masaba Gupta has been able to do that! Taking to Instagram recently, she announced: “Body fat percentage achieved. Now time to sculpt this machine. Can you tell me I’m obsessed?” as she shared a video in which she could be seen training her back. Experts say that the key to weight loss is to go on calorie deficit which means eating fewer calories than one expends. By doing so along with regular exercise, one can lose body fat as the body tends to burn fat reserves when it takes in fewer calories.
Sooraj Pancholi, who loves to work out, is back to the fitness grind after long. His fitness trainer, Pawan Jatwa, recently shared a video in which the Hero actor could be seen flexing his muscles. According to Bala Krishna Reddy Dabbedi, a fitness expert, and co-founder, director at Fittr, people usually think that they can pick up from where they left and that their original strength will be the same — “but that will not be the case”. “It’s easy to compare yourself to the times when you were training regularly. But, if there has been a gap in your gyming routine, it’s reasonable to see a decline in strength, endurance, and overall muscle,” he expressed.
Despite their best efforts, sleep remains elusive to a lot of people. Not getting enough sleep can cause sluggishness, mood swings, irritability, and it can affect the overall health of a person as well. If you are someone who struggles to fall asleep despite feeling tired, or are trying to improve the quality of your sleep, nutritionist Nmami Agarwal has some solutions. She took to Instagram to share in a video that two lifestyle habits can do wonders for better sleep. The first one, she says, is exercising. The second thing to know, according to Agarwal, is that you must take short naps instead of long ones.
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