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    Indian Shooting Champion: Heena Sindhu

    Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi While there’s no doubt that the Indian shooting scene has been dominated by male shooters in today’s times, there are also a few female shooters who have been doing very well on the international circuit and one among them is 25-year-old Heena Sidhu. The Ludhiana-born shooter clinched as many as 4 Gold medals at the 2008 Hungarian Open in the Women’s 10m Air Pistol category and they won 2 more Gold in the same category at the 2008 SAF Shooting Championships in Islamabad. The Gold rush for her continued the following year as well, as she emerged on top of the podium once again, this time…

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    Indian Gymnastics Champion: Dipa Karmakar

    Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi. Not the most popular of sports, but Tripura’s Dipa Karmakar did something that no other Indian woman could. She became the first ever Indian female gymnast to medal at the Commonwealth Games last year. Her medal in the women’s vault event put India on the gymnastics map as she attempted a Produnova. This particular movement involves a handspring double front vault and is considered to be one of the most dangerous moves to pull off. Only three women from the current set of gymnasts, including Karmakar have ever attempted it. Her performances at the ongoing National Games has seen her win all five available gold medals…

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    Eating healthier at the office

    Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi. 1. Out of sight, out of mind. Research shows that it’s much easier to avoid that dreaded workplace candy bowl when you can’t actually see it. In a study by Brian Wansink, author of the book Mindless Eating, people were 70 percent more likely to eat from the candy dish at work when it was transparent versus when the jar was opaque. If you have a candy dish on your desk, either put it in a jar that you can’t see through, or—better yet–get rid of it all together. Follow this principle with all unhealthy foods at work: Close the lid on that donut box, move…

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    Diet plan for professional working in shifts.

    Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi. When you’re working a shift schedule, your eating and exercise habits can suffer. People who work shifts sometimes skip meals, eat irregularly, eat unhealthy food, and may find it hard to keep up a regular exercise schedule. Shift workers are at higher risk for weight gain and heart disease as well. Healthy eating and exercise help improve your sleep and your overall health. These ten easy tips can help you stay healthy even with an irregular or shift work schedule. Have healthy foods readily available at home and at work. People who are sleepy are more likely to reach for unhealthy foods. Stock your kitchen with…

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    6 Sure-Fire Tricks To Improve Your Diet At Work

    Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi. You rush off with no breakfast. By morning tea time you’re onto your third coffee. Since it’s a tea break you go for a large creamy latté and a big muffin. Lunch rolls around and you grab something quickly without thinking. By afternoon you’re feeling tired and groggy, so you go hit the snack box or vending machine and gulp down a Red Bull… Welcome to the busy working lifestyle – where the combination of poor nutrition and high stress make for a sick and tired person – and most probably overweight as well. So what are some easy ways to improve your work diet? Don’t…

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    Fitness plans for working professionals.

    Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi. 1. The Patient Printer The boss lady just requested that a 200-page presentation be printed “perfectly.” Why lackadaisically stand by the printing pages when you could be sculpting your calves with calf raises? Standing with feet shoulder-width apart, press up onto the tippy toes, pause at the top, then lower back down. Repeat for three sets of 12-15 reps, or until the printing, faxing, or scanning is done. Ready to level up? Try raising only one leg at a time. 2. The Silent Seat Squeeze Believe it or not, some deskercises can be kept under wraps, and this isometric glutes exercise is one of them. To…

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    Healthy diet

    Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi. Work. It’s where most of us spend the majority of our weeks. While that realization can be somewhat depressing, it also shows how your habits at work have a huge effect on your weight-loss goals. Sure, the office can be full of temptation–whether the vending machine calls your name at 3 p.m., or your boss brings in glazed donuts every Monday morning–but your workplace can actually be a place that supports your healthy lifestyle. You just have to know how to work the system. Ways to Stop Your Workplace from Derailing Your Diet 1. Use the workday structure to work with your diet–not against it. The…

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    Indian Swimming Champion: Madhu PS

    Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi. This Kerala born Services swimmer has proven to be another bright prospect alongside Sajan Prakash. Madhu won 4 gold medals in 100m Back Stroke, 200m Back Stroke,200m Individual Medley and 50m Back Stroke. Apart from creating two meet records on the penultimate day, he won gold in the 200m Individual medley. Madhu defeated the likes of Arvind Mani (Karnataka), Sandeep (Madhya Pradesh) and Likath S P (Karnataka) and Sajan Prakash (Kerala). Last November, at the 68th National Aquatic Championship, Madhu created two national records in 50m and 100m backstroke. He secured three gold medals and a silver medal in total.

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    Indian Swimming Champion: Saloni Dalal

    Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi. The class seven student from Karnataka caught the attention of India, after she became the youngest medal winner in the 2015 National Games by winning bronze in the 200m breast-stroke. She was also a member of the silver medal winning 200 m relay team. Dallal teamed up with Anisha Gaonkar, Malika A Goanekar and Rutuja Pawar. Inventure Academy, her training centre, said that she might even be the youngest swimmer across India as there is no age group for swimming. Dalal also qualified to compete in 100m breast stroke where, she had the second best finish from Karnataka.