Calcutta  /  Published 06.08.20

Gym-goers relieved on reopening

A teacher with mobility problems. A youth aspiring to be a professional powerlifter. An insurance sector employee who calls himself a fitness freak. A handful of Calcuttans hit the gym on Thursday, w...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Health  /  Published 05.08.20

Keep your balance

Balance is the ability to stand, sit, walk, run, change positions and bend forwards and backwards without falling. It is an innate skill coordinated in our brain with inputs from the eye (orientation ...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Health  /  Published 21.07.20

Proper exercise and diet

I exercise regularly but my weight remains absolutely constant and my shape (sagging arms and protuberant belly) has not changed at all. In addition to exercise, you need to count your calories. Eat ...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Health  /  Published 01.07.20

Fun way to train muscles without visiting a gym

Now that stay-at-home restrictions are easing, those of us interested in strong, healthy muscles but wearied by burpees in the living room may want to consider heading to the nearest reopened park or ...
By Gretchen Reynolds in

Health  /  Published 19.05.20

Get kids to move more

When we asked readers recently what they wanted to know about the coronavirus and exercise, many parents responded with variations of the question how do I get my kids to move more and stop sitting al...
By Gretchen Reynolds in

Health  /  Published 19.10.19

Fun, fit and festive

After celebrating goddess Durga’s win against Asura, it will soon be time to welcome Goddess Kali. And who wouldn’t like to be fit before Diwali? Here are a few rules you need to follow to appear ...
By Anwar Wahhab in

Health  /  Published 17.08.19

Hamstring strains — anatomy, function and prevention

Hamstring (posterior thigh) strains are one of the most common non-contact injuries documented in sports. They are also the most reoccurring injuries among athletes (12-33 per cent). But it’s alarmi...
By Kaushik Talukdar in

Health  /  Published 22.04.20

Fitness bits

The life-saving benefits of strict social distancing rules during the coronavirus pandemic far outweigh their projected harm to the US economy, a report claims. Assuming that social distancing measure...
By The Telegraph in

Health  /  Published 15.04.20

Answers to your health queries

Nose bleed? Apply iceMy daughter suddenly started bleeding from the nose. I was scared and made her lie down but that made the bleeding worse.A person with a nose bleed should be made to sit up, the n...
By Dr. Gita Mathai in

Health  /  Published 12.04.20

A do-anywhere workout

As the coronavirus lockdown continues, it is important for everyone — across age groups — to get enough exercise while remaining indoors because it helps strike a balance between physical, mental ...
By Anwar Wahhab in


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