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Importance Of Exercise!

Dt.Ranjit Kaur 88% (407ratings)
Post Graduation Diploma in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition, Fellowship In Obesity Management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Amritsar
Importance Of Exercise!

Exercise is a physical activity that is planned, structured, and repetitive for the purpose of conditioning any part of the body. Exercise is used to improve health, maintain fitness and is important as a means of physical rehabilitation.
Exercise is useful in preventing or treating coronary heart disease, osteoporosis, weakness, diabetes, obesity, and depression.

Tips For Healthy Spine!

Orthopedic Doctor, Ghaziabad

Key to healthy spine. 

  • Healty diet
  • Work-life balance
  • Regular exercise


How Helpful Are Exercises For The Body?

Dt.Ranjit Kaur 88% (407ratings)
Post Graduation Diploma in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition, Fellowship In Obesity Management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Amritsar
How Helpful Are Exercises For The Body?

Tip of the day!

How helpful is exercising for the body? 
1. It makes you feel happier.
2. It helps with weight loss. 
3. It increases your energy level. 
4. It also helps with skin health. 
5. It boosts your brain health and memory.
6. It makes you relax and improve sleep quality.

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Exercises To Aid Snoring!

ENT Specialist, Patna
Exercises To Aid Snoring!

Just like there are exercises to lose weight, there are simple exercises which you can do to stop your snoring completely. Snoring is a common condition, and it generally takes place more in men than women. It mostly affects individuals who are overweight, and the condition gets worsened with age. Though it is not a serious condition, it has to be dealt as it affects the sleep of your sleeping partner. The main cause of snoring is an improper flow of air through the mouth or nose. 

The airflow to the nose is obstructed by factors like:

How to Prevent Snoring?
It is very essential that prior attention is given to this condition before it turns out to be a serious problem. The self-help  tips that can be used by individuals to stop snoring include proper exercising, losing weight, quitting smoking, and not drinking alcohol as well as setting up an ideal sleeping pattern. There are devices available in the pharmaceutical stores like the mouth guard device which are specially designed to help stop snoring. There are medications also available that help to stop snoring and have good-quality  sleep.

Amazing and Simple Exercises to Stop Snoring-
You can cure your snoring problem easily by practicing vocal exercises without the need of even going through a painful and expensive surgery.

  1. Singing is an excellent exercise that is very good for your vocal passage, and that can cure the snoring problem. It is best that you start singing in a warm shower, and the moist steam of the warm water would soothe your throat. The benefit of singing is that it tightens the muscles, and it is an excellent and natural way that would cure your sleeping problem. You can practice singing at least 20 minutes in a day, and you would surely experience the difference.
  2. The second simple exercise that can be done to stop snoring is yawning, which involves opening and closing of your mouth. The exercise done in a yawning motion would strengthen both the inner and outer neck muscles. It is very necessary that the mouth is opened widely, and this activity can be done anytime of the day.
  3. The third exercise that is helpful to get relief from sleep disorders is chewing. You can fix your throat by chewing the tip of a pencil.  You don't have to bite the pencil, and you just need to fix your throat muscles to make certain that your air way is clear.
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Exercising - 7 Things You Must Never Do Before It!

Dr.Girjesh Rustagi 85% (15ratings)
MBBS, MD - Medicine
General Physician, Ghaziabad
Exercising - 7 Things You Must Never Do Before It!

Whether we are a fitness freak or a low key exerciser, we all want to get the best out of our workout routine. You have the enthusiasm, time, workout gear and are all set to hit the gym. But before you do, here are the top things you must avoid before your workout.

  1. Eat too much - Don’t eat right before your workout time as this will not give your body enough time to digest the food. Eat healthy and well ahead of your workout schedule in order to prevent acid reflux or heartburns during your workout. Also, don’t exercise with an empty stomach as your body needs its energy to engage in any kind of activity.
  2. Drink too much - You may think that it is a good idea to have a couple of glasses of water before you start your workout. However, in reality, it would do you more harm than help. Drinking water excessively can decrease the salt content in your blood and cause dizziness or nausea. Drink water consistently throughout the day, so that you are not left drinking too much right before your exercise.
  3. Do static stretching - Isn’t stretching good before the workout? Well, recent studies have found that stretching is not all that helpful before the start of the workout. It can increase your chances of getting hurt and leave you worse-off. But, don’t forget to warm up before. You can do a simple warm-up like light jogging or some jumping jacks to get you into the groove.
  4. Sleep too much - Again, like drinking or eating, sleeping can also impact your exercise. A power nap can leave you energized and fresh before the workout, but sleeping too much can make you feel lethargic and sluggish. Postpone your sleep routine for after-exercise hours.
  5. Painkillers - You might feel tempted to take a dose of over-the-counter painkillers for any sort of discomfort or pain that you might be facing. But popping these pills right before the workout is an absolute killer. You will feel sore and put your health at risk if you do so.
  6. Drink alcohol - Alcohol can lower your blood sugar level and cause dehydration. The combination of booze and exercise is not healthy and could lead to several hazards during your workout. So, stay away from alcohol; even a glass of wine can cause harm.
  7. Overdress or underdress - Proper apparel is essential for a workout. Wear what you are comfortable with and choose the right fabrics. Don’t add too many layers and let your skin breathe.

These essential to-dos for preparing your body before a workout are a must. Exercising is healthy but preparing for it can be complicated.

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Back Exercises For Disc And Lumabar Canal Stenosis Problems!

Dr.Arjun Shelke 86% (47ratings)
MBBS, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho)
Orthopedist, Bilaspur
Back Exercises For Disc And Lumabar Canal Stenosis Problems!

Doing exercises to strengthen the lower back can help alleviate and prevent lower back pain. It can also strengthen the core, leg, and arm muscles.

According to researchers, exercise also increases blood flow to the lower back area, which may reduce stiffness and speed up the healing process.

Below, we explain how to do exercises to strengthen your back -

1. Bridges -

Bridges work a person's gluteus maximus, which is the large muscle of the buttocks. People engage this muscle when they move their hips, particularly when they bend into a squat. The gluteus maximus is one of the most important muscles in the body, and keeping it strong can help support the lower back.

To perform a bridge:

  • Lie on the ground and bend the knees, placing the feet flat on the floor hip-width apart.
  • Press the feet into the floor, keeping the arms by the sides.
  • Raise the buttocks off the ground until the body forms a straight line from the shoulders to the knees.
  • Squeeze the buttocks with the shoulders remaining on the floor.
  • Lower the buttocks to the ground and rest for a few seconds.
  • Repeat 15 times and then rest for 1 minute.
  • Do 3 sets of 15 repetitions.

2. Knee-to-chest stretches -

Doing a knee-to-chest stretch can help elongate the lower back, relieving tension and pain.

To perform the knee-to-chest stretch:

  • Lie on the back on the floor.
  • Bend the knees, keeping both feet flat on the floor.
  • Use both hands to pull one knee in toward the chest.
  • Hold the knee against the chest for 5 seconds, keeping the abdominals tight and pressing the spine into the floor.
  • Return to the starting position.
  • Repeat with the opposite leg.
  • Repeat with each leg 2–3 times twice a day.

3. Lower back rotational stretches -

The lower back rotational stretch can help relieve tension in the lower back and trunk. It also gently works the core muscles to improve stability.

To perform the lower back rotational stretch:

  • Lie back on the floor with bent knees and feet flat on the ground.
  • Keeping the shoulders firmly on the floor, gently roll both bent knees over to one side.
  • Hold the position for 5–10 seconds.
  • Return to the starting position.
  • Gently roll the bent knees over to the opposite side, hold, and then return to the starting position.
  • Repeat 2–3 times on each side twice a day.

4. Pelvic Tilts -

The pelvic tilt exercise can release tight back muscles and keep them flexible.

To perform this lower back flexibility exercise:

  • Lie back on the floor with knees bent and feet flat, keeping the arms by the sides.
  • Gently arch the lower back and push the stomach out.
  • Hold for 5 seconds, then relax.
  • Flatten the back and pull the bellybutton in toward the floor.
  • Hold for 5 seconds, then relax.
  • Increase the number of repetitions daily, building up to 30.

5. Lying lateral leg lifts -

Lying lateral leg lifts work the hip abductor muscles. These muscles support the pelvis and can help reduce strain on the back. Keeping these muscles strong is essential, as they help a person maintain their balance and can affect mobility.

To perform lying lateral leg lifts:

  • Lie on one side with the legs together.
  • Keep the lower leg slightly bent.
  • Draw the bellybutton into the spine to engage the core muscles.
  • Raise the top leg about 18 inches, keeping it straight and extended.
  • Hold the position for 2 seconds.
  • Repeat 10 times.
  • Turn onto the other side of the body and repeat, lifting the other leg.
  • Perform 3 sets on each side
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Anger Management Know How Exercising Can Play A Vital Role

Mr.Simhan Ln 87% (11ratings)
M Phil Psychology, M Sc Applied Psychology
Psychologist, Chennai
Anger Management  Know How Exercising Can Play A Vital Role
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Warm Up Exercises To Avoid Any Injuries!

Dr.Vijesh Addegod 90% (22ratings)
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
Warm Up Exercises To Avoid Any Injuries!

The point of doing a work out is to put your body through the motions and phases before you hit an intense spot of persistent action before cooling down. This helps in giving your body a well-balanced work out. But what many of us do not know is that a good workout schedule will also involve well-paced warm up sessions with exercises that will warm up the body and its various areas as well as the muscles so that the intensity does not hit the body suddenly and result in some sort of injury or undue fatigue.

So get it right with these eight warm up exercises that you aren't doing, but totally should!

  1. Dynamic: Follow a dynamic routine and mix it up a little with various kinds of movements that will work the different areas of the body. Start with squats and move on to lunges before you do a few skips to warm up!
  2. Jump: Try the jumping rope the next time you hit the gym and watch your heart rate go up just enough to get you all warm and loose, ready for that heavy duty work out. You can start with five minutes of this motion before moving on to your first set.
  3. Dance: Did you know that switching on your favourite music and shuffling your feet before you start to gyrate a little can actually get you in the right frame of mind for a work out? So next time, warm up with a little dancing!
  4. Balance: Warm up with a balancing act or two. Stand on one leg and do deadlifts with a dumb bell. Repeat the same motion for both arms. This helps in imitating the actual work out that you will be indulging in, which helps in warming up the relevant areas.
  5. Stretches: Try doing stretches and jumping jacks for stability and to work your core strength before you hit the gym equipment. This will bring about better blood circulation and help you get your heart ready for the work out.
  6. Swing: Use swinging movements with your arms and legs with circles and marches to help loosen up the muscles.
  7. Walk: Do the animal walk with crab walks, frog jumps, bunny hops, inch worm motions and much more to unleash your energy.
  8. Medicine Balls: Grab some medicine balls and do a few moves like the rotational twist, the front body push, the reverse eight and many more to get your body pumped up.

Warming up is an important part of working out, so remember to get your warm up routine right!

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फेश एक्सरसाइज इन हिंदी - Face Exercise In Hindi!

Dr.Sanjeev Kumar Singh 92% (193ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
फेश एक्सरसाइज इन हिंदी - Face Exercise In Hindi!

सुंदर चेहरे की चाहत किसे नहीं होती है. यही कारण है कि चेहरे को खूबसूरती देने के लिए आज तमाम साधन मौजूद हैं. कुछ लोग तो इसके लिए बाजार में उपलब्‍ध कई प्रकार की फेयरनेस क्रीम का प्रयोग करते हैं. यह कई लोगों के लिए तो फायदेमंद होता है लेकिन कुछ पर साइड इफेक्‍ट भी हो जाता है. चेहरे पर निखार लाने के लिए योग और व्‍यायाम सबसे फायदेमंद तरीकें हैं. यदि आप चेहरे के लिए योग और एक्सरसाइज करते हैं तो यह आपकी उम्र को भी छिपा सकता है. योग की कुछ क्रियाओं से चेहरे पर लालिमा आती है और स्पॉट, झाइयां, झुर्रियां और डार्कनेस दूर किया जा सकता है. योग और एक्सरसाइज आपके चेहरे की सुंदरता तो निखारते हैं साथ ही यह आपके पूरे शरीर को फिट भी रखते हैं. इसलिए आइए इस लेख के माध्यम से हम सुंदर चेहरे के लिए किए जाने वाले एक्सरसाइज के बारे में जानें.

चेहरे के लिए एक्सरसाइज-

  • सिर को पीछे की तरफ झुकाकर दांतों को भींच लें और मुंह के कोनों को पीछे की ओर खींचकर 10 मिनट तक इसी स्थिति में रहें. इस क्रिया को 8-10 बार दोहरायें. इससे चेहरे पर पड़ने वाली झुर्रियां दूर होती हैं.
  • सिर को सीधा रखते हुए ठोढ़ी को बाहर निकालें, फिर ठोढ़ी को अंदर ले जाइए. इस क्रिया को 20 बार करें. यह व्‍यायाम ठोढ़ी के नीचे की अनावश्यक फैट को कम करता है.
  • चेहरे को खूबसूरत बनाने के लिए योग और व्‍यायाम के साथ-साथ पौष्टिक आहार और आराम भी जरूरी है. इसलिए खाने में ताजे फल, हरी सब्जियों, सूखे मेवे आदि को शामिल कीजिए.
  • मुंह को जितना हो सके खोल लीजिए, जीभ को बाहर निकालकर कुछ सेकेंड तक इसी स्थिति में रहिए. इस व्‍ययाम को 10 बार कीजिए. इससे जबड़े मजबूत होते हैं और यह गले की मांसपेशियों को मजबूत बनाता है.
  • मुंह को जितना चौड़ा हो सके उतना खोलिये, 10 सेकेंड तक इसी स्थिति में रहिए और कम से कम 10 बार इस क्रिया को दोहराइए. इस व्‍यायाम से चेहरे की रेखायें हटती हैं.
  • अपनी नाक और मुंह को सिकोड़कर लगभग 5 मिनट तक रखें. इस व्‍यायाम को 10 बार कीजिए. इससे चेहरे की झाइयां हटती हैं.

चेहरे के लिए योग-

  • सुखासन में बैठकर दोनों हाथों की अंगुलियों से अपने गालों को लगातार थपथपाएं. इस क्रिया को उसी प्रकार कीजिए, जिस प्रकार हम दुलार से किसी को तमाचा मार रहे हैं. यह क्रिया रोज 5 मिनट करें.
  • अपनी गर्दन को पीछे की तरफ मोड़कर फिर अपने नीचे वाले होंठ से ऊपर वाले होंठ को छूने का प्रयास करें, कुछ देर इसी अवस्था में रुककर सामान्‍य स्थिति में आयें. यह इस क्रिया का एक चक्र हुआ. कम से कम 10 बार इसका अभ्यास करें.
  • कपोल शक्ति विकासक क्रिया चेहरे प‍र निखार लाने के लिए अच्‍छा योगासन है. इसके लिए सुखासन या फिर पद्मासन में बैठ जाएं. दोनों हाथों की आठों अंगुलियों के आगे के भाग को आपस में मिलाकर दोनों अंगूठे से दोनों नाकों के छिद्रों को बंद कर लें. फिर सांस अंदर खींचे. फिर दोनों अंगूठों से नाक के छिद्रों को बन्द कर लें और अपने गालों को गुब्बारे की तरह फुलाएं और अपनी क्षमता अनुसार सांस रोककर धीरे-धीरे सांसों को बाहर निकालें. यह अभ्यास कम से कम 20 बार करें.
  • वज्रासन में बैठकर घुटनों को थोड़ा खोलकर रखें. हाथों की अंगुलियों को शेर के पंजे के समान खोलकर दोनों घुटनों पर रखें. सांस खींचकर जीभ बाहर निकालें और फिर सांस छोड़ते हुए शेर जैसी गजर्ना करें. इस क्रिया में मुंह ज्यादा से ज्यादा खुला होना चाहिये. जीभ अधिक से अधिक बाहर निकली होनी चाहिये. गले की मांसपेशियों में तनाव लाएं. इस आसन का अभ्यास 3-4 बार कर सकते हैं.
  • जब समय मिले, खूब जोर से हंसिये, इसे हास्‍यासन कहते हैं. इतना हंसिये कि आंखों में आंसू आ जाए, क्योंकि हंसने के दौरान जिस्म की सभी 600 मांसपेशियों की कसरत एक साथ होती है. ठहाका लगाकर हंसने से फेफड़ों में ज्यादा ऑक्सीजन जाती है, रक्त शुद्ध होता है और चेहरा गुलाब की तरह खिल जाता है.
  • पद्मासन में बैठकर, अपने मुंह को इस प्रकार चलाएं, जैसे कि गाय या भैंस चारा खाने के बाद जुगाली करती है. इस क्रिया को कम से कम 2 मिनट करें.
  • उदान मुद्रा करने के लिए पद्मासन में बैठ जायें. फिर अपने दोनों हाथों की तीनों अंगुलियों (तजर्नी अंगुली को छोड़कर) बाकी अंगुलियों को अंगूठे के टिप से आपस में मिलाइये. इसका अभ्यास 5 मिनट रोज करें.
  • हाथों में दस्ताने पहनकर, दोनों अंगूठों को पूरी तरह मुंह के अंदर इस तरह डालें कि ऊपर के जबड़ों और ऊपरी होंठों से लगें. होंठों को फैलाएं, जिससे मांसपेशियों में खिंचाव महसूस हो, अब होंठों को बन्द करके दबाव दें. इस क्रिया का अभ्यास 5-6 बार करें.
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Reasons Why Your Exercise Routine Is Getting You Nowhere!

MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy)
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Reasons Why Your Exercise Routine Is Getting You Nowhere!
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