• I Beleive I can Fly!
    The Pep Up Studio | 21-Aug-2019
    I believe I can fly! All my dreams would come true, If I had the wings, in the blue. Enthralling and engaging As the birds would do.. If you feel like this the new BUNGEE workout is what you should be doing, it will enthrall and engage you like a bird. No no it’s nothing like jumping off the cliff. Then what is it making it so popular among everyone? It has a unique system where you are attached to the ceiling with a harness around your pelvic region. The cord has resistance that keeps pulling you upward. In any normal cardio activity like running or jumping your knees and ankles are taking all the body weight and the impact. For some it isn’t an issue but for many with ankle or knee injury or with age and wear and tear of the joints any floor cardio becomes an uphill task, causing aversions and making one step on the weighing scale seeing numbers rise. Apart from water therapy you can hook up to this new adventure if you have or not have any joint issues as the average cardio burn out rec
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  • BEST TYPE OF TEAS FOR MONSOON
    Sonal yakkundi | 20-Jun-2019
    Various Types of Tea for Monsoon #MONSOONVIBES       Hello, all the chai lovers!     Rain and tea share a special bond. The spirit of rainy season drives even the non-tea drinkers to indulge in the ecstasy of flavoursome and aromatic blends of tea. To be true, for a tea lover, nothing could be as pleasurable as sipping his or her favourite tea relaxing on a window sill. Not only teas are tasty, but they are full of natural wonders that are good for your mind and body. So, when it comes to the ways to keep healthy during monsoons, why not discuss different herbal teas? After all, tea’s main constituents are polyphenols and phytochemicals and these are antioxidants that fight free-radicals to provide you with a world of health benefits.   Tulsi Green Tea Tulsi is a time-tested remedy for cold and cough, one of the most common health conditions that people catch during the rainy season. This miraculous leaf helps you fight infections. Tulsi Green tea. is also good
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  • Mental Health Today
    Vaidehi | 15-Jun-2019
    Unlike physical health, Mental health cannot be seen! It has to be spoken about! Health is a combination of Physical, emotional/mental, and social well being. Mental Health being one of the most neglected aspects of our country does not have enough awareness! The trend to have a picture perfect social media profile is quite demanding and stressful for every generation of today! Sometimes the people who seem the happiest are the most stressed ones!  With the rising pressure of social media, the pressure to look perfect, have a picture perfect family, perfect  pictures of  luxurious vacation , brightest and stylish looking children, amongst other things, hamper  the mental health of today’s generation.  There is a rising number of population visiting counsellors, psychologists as well as any centre that offers solutions on mental health.Moreover, surveys have shown that there is a constantly increasing number of people downloading mental health apps to counter stress anddepre
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  • Don’t go week in your knees!
    The Pep Up Studio | 05-Jun-2019
    Don’t go week in your knees!    Joey lost his lady love because he couldn’t kneel down to propose her and if he would he would need her support to get up… well a famous aphorism …all is lost in love and war but don’t go week in your knees unless otherwise from being in love. The knee as we all know is the strongest and one of the most important joints in the human body. As we all know knee issues are on the rise. These issues may be because of one or many things like over use or injury, damaged cartilage, arthritis or simply not strengthening before exercise. I have encountered many people who run in marathons without proper strengthening of the leg muscles which in turn put pressure on the knee. More over running on a hard surface without proper shoes causes extra concern. At the age of 14, I had a knee injury causing knee effusion (accumulation of fluid around the knee) which caused my knee to pain and post the joint aspiration it still pained and made cracklin
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  • How to stay fit while on holiday?
    Devika Pusalkar | 27-May-2019
    The first rule of going on holiday is to relax, recuperate and basically have a wonderful time away from routine. While indulgence is an essential part of vacationing - you may not want to come back 10 pounds heavier either.  Easy tips on how to stay fabulous on and after your holiday. Before your holiday  If you have been working hard toward a specific weight loss goal aka “beach body”, you’ve likely been on a restrictive diet. Before you go on holiday, plan to systematically wean off your diet and tone down exercise about a week before your holiday. By doing so, you set your body to a more comfortable state, feeling less ‘deprived’ so that when you finally face an all inclusive breakfast buffet while on holiday you don’t end up eating your weight in croissants and muffins.  Relax! For many folks who work hard on their fitness all year long, taking a break from the gym or regimental macro counting sets of little panic alarms. What’s going to
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  • Food for the waist.
    The Pep Up Studio | 17-May-2019
    Want to reduce your waist line? Step out in the sun. Yes you read that right. Get out there and get your daily dose of vitamin D. A present study pointed out that overweight people had Vit D deficiency and the supplements aided their weight loss. High fiber fruits are super foods to reduce that extra pound. Probiotics are agents that help burn that belly fat. Follow this generic diet with your daily exercise routine to aid that belly fat burn out. Although few pointers before. Supplement: ghee in small quantity in place of oil specially to make dal or veggies. Ban: oil completely Cut down on: Sugar Avoid: Potato, soda, alcohol.   Breakfast: Cut fresh fruits on muesli with curd dressing Mid meal: A glass of buttermilk Lunch: Chicken 100 grams with carrots, tomatoes and onions                                      
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  • The Pep Up Studio | 02-May-2019
    CORE THE POWER STORE “Hold that core tight”, is that a familiar phrase you hear from your trainer when you are working out at the gym or at your studio. Well why is it so important to hold that core tight. It is, as it is your power house of energy, your support for everyday movement without pain, your spine protector; let’s sum it up to your most necessary muscle group. When I say ‘strong core’ I do not mean six pack abs, we don’t want to look superficially strong only, we want to be strong from deep inside, long term, leading a pain free life. The moment you are in pain you are distracted from what you want to do in life. Very importantly; the entire life your spine especially your lumbar region takes up most of the active pressure, right from standing, sitting or bending; so it goes through a lot of wear and tear. If you have a strong core you are taking off the load from that overworked spine and giving it some help or support to carry out its daily activity without
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  • How to train through a Heat Wave?
    Devika Pusalkar | 01-May-2019
      With the temperatures soaring to excruciating levels; it is natural to feel a bit sluggish and the motivation to stick to your fitness regime may be at an all time low. A few common sense adjustments to your training plan during a heat wave can keep you safe and yet on track to achieve your fitness goals.   Manage ambition and expectations  Staying on track doesn’t mean that you need to smash your personals bests in each session. On hot days especially; simple, gentle movements like stretching, stability/balancing exercises or a peaceful yoga session will be enough. So, if you aren’t able to deadlift your normal 100 kilograms - don’t sweat it! For those engaging in outdoor endurance sports like running - attempting your fastest 10K maybe best reserved for cooler days when you have a bit more bounce in your step.   Stay Hydrated A common sense advice that’s is easily overlooked is to stay hydrated. Hydration in this context means drinking enough water. Watch
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  • My fit fitness regime
    The Pep Up Studio | 22-Apr-2019
    Every now and then I am asked by many… “What should be my Fitness regime?” “Fitness”; on the reference of this word what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Something that makes me feel energetic. Something that makes my body look good. A social need. Ah! I hate the drill but have to do it. ….. or related thought process. Well let us clear out the definition in our mind. Fitness is that one or many activities which gives your muscles that needed strength, keeps your spine supple, allows you the range of motion for your daily functional movements, also doing which burns your excess calories and connects your mind and nervous system to your muscular system releasing stress and release of endorphins…. Woh ho! So many things in one hour? That’s like multitasking. But yes that should be your definition of fitness. To select a particular way of exercising that suits you as a person keeping in mind your strengths and limitations is utmost important t
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  • Embrace Yourself
    sanchita | 07-Mar-2019
    EMBRACE YOURSELF! What lies behind us, And what lies before us are tiny matters compared to What lies within us -Ralph Waldo Emerson Images on magazine covers, social media, on television and serials send a message that to be celebrated as a woman in today’s world, you must fit into a narrow window of what society thinks or considers attractive. Be it using the sauna belts to suck in the stomach, or those cheap fairness creams,where having a fair complexion is considered as beautiful. Everyday millions of woman across the world feel the pressure to look flawless. This in no way is related to being fit.  In the honour of International Women’s day today, let us pledge to invest in our health .Let it be a journey towards wellbeing .Let it be a lifelong commitment. Some great ways to do this is letting them know that they are worth far more than the physical appearance, and that taking care of your health isn’t just about looking good but is also about being self-loving and accepting
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  • Natural form of exercise- Calisthenics
    Yash Wadke | 15-Oct-2018
    The goal- to enjoy a fit life has always been a tempting one all round the world. The race for this has opened up boundaries of this field to a large extent. Now a days, people use different exercises, weights and equipments, supplements and nutrition sometimes medical and surgical treatments. But if you pay a careful attention we may notice that the natural forms of exercises are fading away. Those who look upon fitness as a way to live a better life and not just to stuff yourself with muscles would agree that fitness is not about having a bulky body rather its about having a body so structured that it can carry self weight with much ease. Here comes the picture of calisthenics.  Some people look upon it as a form of combined muscle training whereas others consider it as a form of art and aesthetics. I would refer it as a tool to get privilege of living fit and healthy life. Sometimes I do feel its closely related to yoga because most of the exercises in calisthenics involve slow movement, pumping a c
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  • Healthy foundation of LIFE
    Dietician | 11-Aug-2018
    The first step sets up the base , is the foundation. If the first step is taken in the right direction takes you to the right destination. In case of our lives the first step towards healthy life is healthy diet. Healthy diet is not just fruits, vegetables, cereals blah. But the first step is the most important. The best start to life is breast feeding. Yes, breast feeding is the most important part of healthy nutrition. There are many mothers now a day who do opt for breast feeding but miss on the “GOLDEN HOUR”. The golden hour is the immediate 1 hour post-delivery. This is the most important hour in  baby’s and mother’s life. This time the baby should spend with the mother first and then the rest of the relatives. Although all the relatives are super excited and waiting to see the baby, the baby should be first handed over to the mother for it to be fed. Once the baby is given colostrum, it is all set to interact with his/her family.  It then becomes easier for the bab
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  • Snacking can be healthy
    Dietician | 04-Jul-2018
    Snack times are the ones where we tend to commit to indulgences. But it is not our mistake, we are really hungry and then whatever comes in front is gulped. This is time where we have hardly any capacity to think all that our body needs is food. As a result of this snacks is equated with junk food. Snacking is a need which can be healthy.  So some simple tricks to prevent wrong eating: Always keep some fluid handy. It could be some sherbet, green tea, ice tea or even the all-time favourite chai. This will keep you hydrated and you will be able to control your hunger pangs Try to carry a fruit along with you. As per Ayurveda you are not supposed to consume fruits at night, but you can surely consume it in the evening. Now something chatpata, because snack time is meant for that. Why not a handful of crispy flaxseed with some yummy tandoor flavour. A hot steam idli or dhokla if you make in the morning, just heat it and there you are. Apple, jack fruit, guava, can be cut finely and baked i
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  • My Life And The Hanging Sword
    Diyaa | 18-Apr-2018
    It was scorching hot that day. The summer heat was getting unbearable. I was anyway in pain since a little while and the heat made it even more irritating. My neck and shoulders had been hurting and I was treating it through alternative therapy. Only that day when I was asked to accompany my relative to the doctor I opened up and got my pains checked by a GP. He asked me to get X-Ray's done and couple of others to just to be sure.   I did all of it and forgot about it since it all looked ok to me. I got busy with my family and the long weekend trips. After a week I showed the doc my reports. He didn't like what he saw and asked me do get more tests done to be sure of why did I get such results! I did it and this time showed it to him without any delay. Not that it worried me but I just had that time in hand and wanted to get done with the doctor trips. The other investigation also didn't look fine and so he asked me to be on certain medication and repeat the tests. He alarmed me though that he didn't l
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  • Dr Sana Khan | 14-Apr-2018
    Here's a quick advice to keep yourself hydrated in this scorching summer. 1) Drink plenty of water - try having detox  water - add some mint leaves , cucumber and lemon in your detox water. 2) Have plenty of fresh fruits such as musk melon , water melon. 3) Eat at regular intervals but remember eating light stuff is important don't binge or crave for pasta and pizza.  Now for maintaining the skin - use cleanser toner moisturizer and remember to apply sunscreen whenever you step outside the house.   Urinary tract infection is quite common so ensure that you drink plenty of water.   Keep workouts a little light during summer as we all sweat profusely at this time of the year. That's it for summer. Enjoy vacations with family have fun.       
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  • Rang barasne do - don't let the colours go out of your life
    Dietician | 06-Mar-2018
    Hola , another day of colours is here  rangpanchami .  Colours are so much fun. In this life of stress colours in our environment soothe just like antioxidants do in food. Antioxidants are a necessity in the 21st century. we are not metals to rust then why do we need antioxidants ? But we are humans exposed to pollution, global warming , U.V. rays and blah blah. With my favourite question NOW WHAT ? The answer is simple colours. In case of foods we find maximum amount of colours in fruits and vegetables. But I don’t like to , I cant afford  for all the people with such excuses the answer is simple do you like medicines , are all the medicines so cheap ? In vegetables also each colour has its own importance: Red colour fruits and veggeis-   carotene, vitamin a , lycopene. Yellow colour fruits and veggeis- vitamin c, flavonoids Red grapes , pomegranate- resveratrol Green leafy vegetables- carotenoid lutein White colour vegetables, mushroom – poly phenols Blue and p
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