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  1. The wearables space, which started out as humble pedometers for step counting, has developed into activity trackers which are incredibly powerful when it comes to keeping track of your movements and health. Now, while fitness bands are increasingly gaining popularity, smartwatches to have started getting mainstream. A smartwatch is defined as a wearable that can run third-party apps. Usually, they are connected to your mobile phone for data access and many even come with onboard LTE support. With so many options available, it gets difficult to choose one, we've made a list of top wearables of 2018 that will come handy to every type of user. 1. Apple Watch © Apple Apple Watch is the most popular wearable device today, thanks to its near-perfect capabilities. While all other smartwatches belong to a niche, the Apple Watch stands right in the middle. In terms of design, it is a fashion accessory, while performance wise it's capable of making calls independent of your phone. The Series 4 comes in two new sizes-- 40mm and 44mm; the latter is available as an LTE (cellular) variant as well. It is powered by a new S4 chipset that Apple claims is two times faster. What's even more exciting is the watch has an improved gyroscope and accelerometer that can now predict if the person wearing it is falling. In case a fall is detected and no movement is recorded on the watch for one minute, it will automatically send out an SOS message. Buy here 2. Samsung Galaxy Gear Sport © ZDNET The Gear Sport is focused on one thing: intensive tracking. It comes with a varied selection of activity modes that will guide you through the motions as it measures your heart rate. It has a water-resistant rating of 5ATM or 50 meters and can be used while swimming along with tracking apps like Speedo. On the front is a 1.2-inch AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass protection and the battery is capable of getting you through two days on moderate usage. You can also add a host of third-party apps to further improve the experience. Samsung Pay is also supported on the watch but requires you to have a Samsung phone as well. lkink: 3. Amazfit Stratos © Amazon It is an affordable offering from Huami wherein Xiaomi is a leading investor. The watch tracks walking, running, cycling, triathlon, swimming, elliptical, mountaineering, trail running, tennis, soccer, and skiing. It comes with built-in GPS and GLONASS support. It sports a 1.34-inch always-on circular LCD panel display with 320×300 pixels of resolution and 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla protection. Under the hood, the smartwatch is powered by 1.2GHz dual-core processor paired with 512MB of RAM and 4GB internal storage. It gives an average battery life of 5 days and up to 20 hours in GPS mode. Buy here 4. Fitbit Versa © ARS Technica The Versa is among the first few smartwatches from Fitbit and carries the legacy of crowdfunded project Pebble. While Fitbit usually focuses on fitness, the Versa takes it a step further with support for extensive third-party apps and watch faces. The design is simple and elegant while practical usability is top-notch. It sports a 1.34-inch OLED display and comes with a 5-day battery life. In fact, the Versa is the first Fitbit product to have special "Female health tracking". Users can log their menstrual cycle start and end dates, as well as symptoms like headaches, acne, and cramps. Buy here 5. Mi Band 3 © WikiMedia While all other selections so far have been smartwatches, the only fitness band to make the cut is the Mi Band 3. Xiaomi's fitness bands have been top-selling since their debut thanks to an inexpensive price and value-added features. The Mi Band 3 has a 0.78-inch display that is easily visible in direct sunlight. It can track your steps, distance, and also includes a heart rate sensor. Due to its small display size and limited capabilities, it can last more than 15 days on a single charge. It can also notify you about oncoming notifications from your phone. Buy here 6. GOQii Vital © Digit GOQii has a more inclusive ecosystem for fitness enthusiasts that includes a health locker, health store, as well as direct consultation with a coach. Purchasing the band gives you 3 months of personal coaching via the platform. It has a colour OLED display and 5 days of active battery life. The GOQii platform features are additional, the band is still capable of usual activity tracking, exercise mode, notification support, and heart rate sensor. Buy here
  2. Qualcomm has announced its flagship chipset for 2019: the Snapdragon 855. This is the processor that will go inside most of the top Android phones in 2019 including the Samsung Galaxy S10, OnePlus 7, Xiaomi Mi 9 and more. Samsung said it will launch 5G phones in the US in the first half of 2019 and will work with AT&T and Verizon on a total of three models. OnePlus announced its first 5G phone, which will go to Europe. Qualcomm is focusing on several key areas for improvement with the Snapdragon 855, including connectivity, the camera, artificial intelligence, entertainment, and more. © Twitter / Michael Josh The Snapdragon 855 is the first one to offer 5G connectivity by using an integrated Snapdragon X50 5G modem. It supports both Sub-6 GHz and mmWave frequency bands that are expected to provide incredibly fast speeds. Qualcomm says users will get up to 20 times faster average performance compared to some of the current networks. The chipset also sports better WiFi performance via the Qualcomm Wi-Fi 6 mobile platform that ensures better power efficiency and security. Don't get too excited about 5G right now though, it's going to take a long time to arrive in India. © Twitter / Patrick Moorhead Compared to 2018's Snapdragon 845, Qualcomm is promising a 45 percent faster CPU (Central Processing Unit) and a 20 percent faster GPU (Graphics Processing Unit). It sports smaller transistors and is built on TSMC's 7nm process that has lower power consumption and better efficiency. Now, Qualcomm's chip is on par with Apple's A12 Bionic chipset that also ships with a 7nm process. The Snapdragon 855 comes with a custom Kryo 485 CPU built on ARM Cortex Technology. You get one prime core Cortex A76 clocked at 2.84GHz, three Cortex A76-based performance cores clocked at 2.42GHz, and four Cortex A55-based efficiency cores clocked at 1.8GHz. The GPU consists of an Adreno 640 unit that supports 10-bit HDR gaming for the first time. © Twitter / Anshel Sag For the camera, it comes with Qualcomm's Spectra 380 ISP (Image Signal Processor) that can integrate computer Vision-powered portrait modes and AR/VR functions. This direct integration leads to a significant speed boost and reduces power consumption. In simpler words, the chipset is capable of hardware-based depth sensing, object classification, and shoot real-time HDR at 4K resolution. Qualcomm is also finally shifting from JPEG to HEIF images for pictures. JPEG doesn't support portrait effects and HDR natively and hence takes up more space in terms of memory. HEIF standard ensures maximum detail while taking minimum storage. © Qualcomm AI tasks are going to be much faster and in-depth thanks to supporting of the Adreno, Kyro, and Hexagon processors. These processors can work mutually to power AI tasks and together form the company's 4th-generation multi-core AI Engine. Qualcomm has also collaborated with Google's TensorFlow library for on-device mobile performance. These specifications and details have been outlined only on paper right now and we can test the actual performance difference only when the chipset is out, powering a publicly released phone. Though, Qualcomm has definitely upped its game against rising competition from other chipmakers like Apple, Samsung, and Huawei.
  3. Sexual activity before competition has been considered detrimental for performance since ancient times. Abstinence from *** or masturbation weeks before an important sporting event is a common practice. And then the Bro-Scientists in the gyms have perpetuated their own horror theories such as masturbating will make you lose all your gains. If you want to get bigger and stronger, masturbate only once a month and so on. In fact, these statements have been so widespread that majority of people believe it to be true without critically analyzing them. Let's have a look at what science has to say on this subject. Reduction In Testosterone © Thinkstock Images It is a commonly accepted idea that sexual activity depletes testosterone levels in the body. And since testosterone levels are directly related to aggression (generally, the higher the testosterone level the more aggressive the individual), this will result in poor performance. Hence, should be avoided! But in reality, just the opposite is true. Sexual activity increases testosterone levels and long period of abstinence significantly lowers T-levels. (Oct. 2000 Journal of Sports Medicine). Reduced Energy Levels *** or masturbation is a physical activity. And doing a physical activity prior to a workout (another physical activity) does not seem to be a sound idea. But the energy expelled during a sexual activity is not more than 250 cals. Thus, your energy reserves won't be depleted. However, improper sleep that 'might' be caused due to sexual activity can contribute to greater energy loss and a reduction in sports performance. Effect On Strength Levels © Thinkstock Images In 1968 a group of scientists analysed the effect of sexual intercourse on muscular strength of male lifters. Muscle strength was tested using dynamometry: no influence of sexual intercourse on muscle strength was found. (Johnson W. R. (1968). Muscular performance following coitus. J. *** Res.) Effects On Endurance In 1995 investigators tested aerobic performance and the possible impact of sexual intercourse was evaluated using cyclo-ergometry. Results showed- sexual intercourse does not impact negatively when it takes place at least 10 hours earlier. A negative effect, however, occurs if there is an interval of less than 2 hours between sexual intercourse and the test. (Boone T., Gilmore S. (1995). Effects of sexual intercourse on maximal aerobic power, oxygen pulse, and double product in male sedentary subjects. J. Sports Med. Phys. Fit. ) Effect On Performance © Thinkstock Images A recent study in The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 31 October 2018 tested if *** indeed hurts performance or not. Young married men had *** in the evening before a series of physical tests or had no *** 5 days prior to the test. The test measured grip strength, balance, reaction time, anaerobic power, and maximal oxygen uptake. The result: *** had no negative impact on the overall performance. Effect On Psychology Evaluating and quantifying the human psychology is a difficult task. The level of anxiety and stress associated with *** varies from person to person. *** does have a relaxing effect on psyche. This can be helpful for one athlete but might not be for another. Therefore, making a general statement with this regards is difficult and highly personalized. Overall sexual activity does not seem to compromise physical performance given sleep, nutrition, hydration levels are kept in check. Yash Sharma is a former national level Football player, now a Strength Coach, Nutritionist and Natural Bodybuilder. He also runs a YouTube Channel Yash Sharma Fitness via which he aims to educate all the fitness enthusiasts to maximize their gains by methods that are backed by science and applicable easily. Connect with him on YouTube, YashSharmaFitness@gmail.com, Facebook and Instagram.
  4. 2018 might be winding up quicker than we thought but the year saw some gorgeous, pretty and vibrant faces make waves on the TV screens with their performances. Here are the hottest TV actresses who, besides ruling the telly world, ruled our hearts as well: 1. Jennifer Winget This gorgeous lady looks divine and is arguably one of the finest actresses that Indian television has seen. She wowed the audiences in her negative outing with her last serial 'Bepannah' and one could not help but fall in love with her looks and acting at the same time. View this post on Instagram On an average I fall in love 7 times a year. Only 6 times, it's with shoes. Shoe Love is True Love. Must explain why I have 6 different pairs of these comfy #SkecherStreet Hi-lites beauts from @skechersindia A post shared by Jennifer Winget (@jenniferwinget1) on Sep 8, 2018 at 9:37pm PDT View this post on Instagram The Delhi leg of promotions for Bepannah -today! #bepannaahloveâ¤ï¸ A post shared by Jennifer Winget (@jenniferwinget1) on Mar 11, 2018 at 12:47am PST 2. Anita Hassanandani She has been on the TV screens for more than a decade and her pretty face makes her look glorious on the screen. She wowed the audience with her character in 'Nagin' this year. View this post on Instagram To have friends with photography talent.... blessing ð @aditi_bhatia4 A post shared by Anita H Reddy (@anitahassanandani) on Oct 27, 2018 at 6:46am PDT View this post on Instagram It's finally here, @mobiistar_india I'm so thrilled to announce that my new selfie friend #MobiistarX1Dual is now out in the market! It has a dual front camera of 13MP+8MP, and comes at an attractive price that lets you take dazzling selfies! Because now, it's your #TimeToShine! What are you waiting for, guys? Go grab them at your nearest stores! Here's my #Mobiistar selfie. And I am loving it! A post shared by Anita H Reddy (@anitahassanandani) on Aug 1, 2018 at 1:04am PDT 3. Krystle D'souza She has been on the TV circuit for over seven years now and with every passing year, this lovely actress keeps getting more and more gorgeous. View this post on Instagram Sundayðð♥ï¸ A post shared by Krystle D'souza (@krystledsouza) on Nov 24, 2018 at 7:43pm PST View this post on Instagram Are you pumped for I NEED YA ? #ineedya #excitedmeinedda @sonymusicindia A post shared by Krystle D'souza (@krystledsouza) on Nov 21, 2018 at 3:21am PST 4. Surbhi Chandna She is currently being seen in a serial called 'Ishqbaaz' and her beauty will make anyone fall in 'ishq' with her. View this post on Instagram An hour and a half to go for the BIG NIGHT TONIGHT on @starplus #starparivaarawards2018 at 8 PM LensMan ð¸ @paragsavla A post shared by Surbhi Chandna (@officialsurbhic) on Nov 4, 2018 at 5:02am PST View this post on Instagram Bhartiye Naari A post shared by Surbhi Chandna (@officialsurbhic) on Oct 16, 2018 at 3:48am PDT 5. Hina Khan The docile Akshara bahu to now the hot Komolika, this sultry actress is going to rule hearts for a long time we are guessing! View this post on Instagram Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable! â¨ð ð¸ @tanmay_studio Styled by @kansalsunakshi Outfit @lavanyacoodly Earrings: @paromapopat #NewBeginnings A post shared by Hina Khan (@realhinakhan) on Nov 25, 2018 at 2:46am PST View this post on Instagram It's always necessary to acknowledge an opportunity. Almost a year back when I had this opportunity i had to face a lot of challenges but looking at each challenge as a new opportunity in itself each time to prove yourself is a true winners attitude, of course it helps you while you're inside the house but it actually matters when you come out. I did my best when I was inside and continue to do so in my life outside. I wish , hope and pray that everyone from this season of BB become achievers in their respective paths as real winners of real life. Glad and privileged to be present at their starting point in this journey that awaits them both inside and outside the house. @colorstv #BiggBoss12 #SherrKhan . ð @prem_thelabel ð @minerali_store ð @zara Styled by @kansalsunakshi A post shared by Hina Khan (@realhinakhan) on Sep 17, 2018 at 4:43am PDT 6. Mouni Roy She has now forayed into Bollywood but shall always remain the OG hottie of the telly world. View this post on Instagram #ThunderPurple on my mind with the all-new radiant #OnePlus6T Win this dazzling smartphone, go follow @OnePlus_India to be eligible. #UnlockTheSpeed A post shared by mon (@imouniroy) on Nov 14, 2018 at 12:37am PST View this post on Instagram dreams of love, laughter & dancing , lots of dancing....â¤ï¸ Last of the festivities! A post shared by mon (@imouniroy) on Nov 9, 2018 at 10:42am PST 7. Nia Sharma She has constantly been on the list of the hottest Asian women in the world; so obviously she is on our list as well. View this post on Instagram How would you define life without Instagram ATM? #curiosities A post shared by Nia Sharma (@niasharma90) on Nov 19, 2018 at 11:59pm PST View this post on Instagram Happppyyyyyyyyyyy Diwaliiiiiiiiiiiððððððð ... may ur diwali be as lit as the 'rise' Instagram filter. A post shared by Nia Sharma (@niasharma90) on Nov 7, 2018 at 3:07am PST 8. Erica Fernandes She is the new Prerna for the second season of 'Kasauti Zindagi Kay' and our heart's 'prerna' for some love as well! View this post on Instagram A post shared by ERICA FERNANDEZðµ (@erica_farnandez10) on Nov 11, 2018 at 3:30am PST View this post on Instagram A post shared by ERICA FERNANDEZðµ (@erica_farnandez10) on Oct 26, 2018 at 11:15pm PDT
  5. Now that smartphones are capable of handling games with high fidelity graphics, smartphone companies are now looking to launch gaming-centric phones. PUBG Mobile has grown exponentially in the Indian subcontinent and the ROG smartphone is banking on its success. The ROG smartphone is India's first gaming smartphone that competes with the Razer Phone, Xiaomi's Black Shark and Nubia Red Magic. ROG © ASUS ROG stands for 'Republic of Gamers', a division in ASUS that makes high-end gaming PC components such as motherboards and cases. The company is now trying to replicate the same ethos on the ROG smartphone that has all the bells and whistles including RGB lighting. It has a very distinct aggressive look that screams 'Gamer smartphone' when you look at it from every angle. It has RBG lighting at the back that can be customised just like you would on a motherboard and has two USB Type-C ports for better functionality when gaming. Specifications The ASUS ROG smartphone has specs under the hood you would expect from a flagship smartphone. It as Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 processor clocked at 2.96 GHz (the fastest speed-binned 845 SoC) and is coupled with 8GB of RAM. In terms of internal storage, the smartphone comes in one configuration for India i.e. 128GB. To back up these components, the ASUS ROG phone has a 4,000 mAh battery which is enough for mobile gaming and daily usage. The coolest feature of this smartphone is its display as it has a 6.0-inch AMOLED screen with an aspect ratio of 18:9. The cool part is that the screen has a refresh rate of 90Hz which is ideal for gamers who need that advantage while playing online shooters. Gaming Features And Accessories © BCCL To make things for gamers, ASUS ROG phone has air triggers on the body of the smartphone that acts as additional buttons. The ultrasonic touch sensors can be configured to specific keys in a game to perform certain actions. It basically acts as shoulder buttons i.e. L1/R1 you would see on PlayStation controllers. ASUS has also incorporated a GameCool vapour-chamber cooling system, to keep the innards cool when gaming. It comes with a detachable AeroActive Cooler for extra cooling in the ROG Phone. Other accessories include TwinView Dock for dual-screen handheld mode (works like Nintendo 3DS), a Mobile Desktop Dock for desktop-style gaming and a Gamevice controller. © BCCL The ROG Phone also has a specific gaming called the 'X mode'. When turned on, it basically boosts up the performance of the smartphone and hides all notification that may interrupt gameplay. It also pushes the clock speed on the processor for a smoother gaming experience. Pricing And Availability The ASUS ROG phone will retail in India for Rs 69,990 (8GB+128GB) and will be available exclusively via Flipkart. Accessories like the Professional Dock will be available at Rs 5,499, GameVice at Rs 5,999, TwinView Dock at Rs 21,999, Desktop Dock at Rs 12,999, and ROG Phone Case at Rs 2,499.
  6. The world hasn't completely recovered from the storm called 'DeepVeer Ki Shaadi' that came in November and blew our minds away. But, that isn't stopping Bollywood's power couple (Ranveer and Deepika), from breaking the internet every single day, with their gorgeous pictures. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on Nov 21, 2018 at 6:04am PST Right from their wedding (pre and post) and everything in between, every picture and aspect about it is stunning and mesmerizing to say the least. And so is their FIRST picture from their Mumbai reception, which they have hosted today for their close friends and family members, at the Grand Hyatt, Mumbai. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on Nov 28, 2018 at 6:59am PST If this doesn't epitomise royalty and elegance, we wonder what does. In case you are waiting for Bollywood's bigwigs to make an appearance, you guys will have to wait for a few more days. The couple will be hosting another reception in Mumbai for their B-town friends on December 1. View this post on Instagram A closer look at @deepikapadukone in an ivory and gold chikankari ensemble by @abujanisandeepkhosla for the Mumbai reception tonight! @ranveersingh Deepika's outfit by @abujanisandeepkhosla Jewellery by @sabooatajsk Makeup by @sandhyashekar Hair by @georgiougabriel . . #ranveersingh #ranveerdeepika #ranveer #deepikapadukone #deepika #deepikaranveer #deepikaranveerwedding #deepveer #deepveerwedding #deepveerkishaadi #bollywood #celebritywedding #actor #trend #reception #receptionlook #receptionoutfit #white #gold #lehenga #bridallook #weddinglook #indianbride #couplegoals #couplephotography A post shared by WedMeGood (@wedmegood) on Nov 28, 2018 at 7:24am PST Ranveer and Deepika couldn't control their laughter when the crowd started shouting 'Bhabhiji'. View this post on Instagram #ranveersingh laughs his heart out as he hears the word 'bhabhiji' A post shared by Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani) on Nov 28, 2018 at 7:22am PST View this post on Instagram Royal #deepikapadukone #ranveersingh A post shared by Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani) on Nov 28, 2018 at 7:23am PST View this post on Instagram A post shared by Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani) on Nov 28, 2018 at 7:30am PST Ranveer and Deepika got married at Villa del Balbianello in Lake Como, Italy on November 14 and 15.
  7. There are no hard-gainers. There are only the under-eaters. If you want to see yourself grow, the most important thing to do is to EAT! Learn how to eat solid food and learn how to eat it very often. Only going to the gym and doing bro-splits wouldn't help. Get you training structured and follow these eating tips. 1. Not Eating High Calorie Foods Most people make this mistake of eating the same foods which they were eating in cutting (losing fat) and maintenance (staying at same weight) phase. This is not actually a problem per se, as you can always increase the quantity of same foods in bulking. However, your stomach has only limited capacity to fill itself with food and you are better off filling it with foods that provide higher nutritional value or calories. For example- Replacing 100gm of chicken breast (commonly eaten during cutting) with 100gm of whole chicken/thighs will give you more calories as it has good fats along with almost same amount of protein. Other examples are - replacing low fat milk with high one, adding virgin olive oil and chia seeds to salads. © Thinkstock Images 2. Eating Just About Anything If not eating high calorie/eating enough is a problem, then we have other category of people who will simply stuff their face with anything they see in the name of bulking. Remember guys, a calculated approach with eating good foods is required in bulking. This HARDLY should include fries, burgers or regular trips to Mc Donald's. For so many people, bulking becomes an excuse to let loose on all the foods which they already know are bad for them. 3. Worrying About Abs TOO MUCH I assume most of you reading this article are naturals (not using steroids). As a natural, you need to understand that you will lose some of your 'aesthetics'. Come to terms with the fact that you midsection will get soft for the time you feed to grow. Little bit of fat gain on belly area during bulking is almost inevitable if you are doing it naturally. So don't stop eating is a steady surplus if you lose definition around the abs. © Youtube 4. Focusing Way Too Much On Stupid Supplements And Other Small Things Best magic supplement for muscle gain, best protein powder with 0 carb, how to train upper chest, how to train lower abs and what not; these are just frills. Guys, these things hardly ever matter. Listen. It won't make any difference if your protein powder has 0gm or 4gm carbs, unless you are competing and please leave the muscle anatomy of upper chest or lower abs for advanced bodybuilders. You have limited energy and time, invest it where it matters the most- heavy compound lifts and eating right. Daman Singh is an internationally certified sports Nutritionist and an athlete competes in Strongman and powerlifting without the aid of Anabolics .He also runs a YouTube channel named :- SIKHSPACK and you can follow him on Instagram and trains Drug free population .
  8. Smartphone companies try to differentiate themselves by incorporating unique and exciting ideas that may not translate well into the real world. Companies like Samsung are already launching devices with four cameras like the Galaxy A9 and now it seems like LG will up the ante. © LetsGODigital LG is reportedly working on a smartphone that will have camera setup with 16 lenses. The new patent was filed by the company and spotted by LetsGoDigital. LG has already incorporated a five-camera setup on the LG V40 ThingQ comprising of three rear cameras and two front cameras. Light has already made a 16-lens camera in 2017 and is now working on a smartphone with up to nine lenses in the rear camera. This step was taken to improve low-light performance and achieve various depth effects. © LetsGODigital LG's plans for a new 16-lens smartphone may just be the concept that would trump every other smartphone mentioned above. Having said that, the information is based on a patent and it's not certain whether we would see a smartphone with 16 lenses by LG soon. According to the patent, the 16 lenses will be arranged in a 4x4 layout at the rear and will be able to take multiple perspectives in a single shot. This feature could change mobile photography altogether as it will also allow it capture of moving 3D pictures. This new setup will also enable the smartphone to replace objects easily due to extra data caught with each shot. © YouTube The patent also details that LG will be placing a mirror at the bottom of the rear cameras which will let users take selfies. This may eradicate the need of selfie camera and will let LG use a true edge-to-edge display without a notch. We aren't sure if this device will ever see the day of light, however, LG is definitely considering building a smartphone with 16 lenses. We just want to now see how LG will be able to translate this concept into reality. Source: LetsGoDigital
  9. Apple takes health extremely seriously and it's all reflected in the Apple Watch with new features that helps humans from fatal diseases. Apple Watch has already been credited for saving numerous lives by detecting discrepancies in heart rate that would, in turn, make diseases discoverable to users. It seems like Apple Watch now wants to prevent other types of diseases and even sunburns. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla Overexposure to UV rays have been credited to cause some serious health complications such as skin cancer. Other types of damages to the skin such as elastic and collagen tissue, discolouration and severe sunburn are other cancers for sun-seekers. Apple is now looking at a way for the Apple Watch to discover if the user is outdoors and how much the user has been exposed to UV light. The new patent by Apple was granted last week by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which is for "UV dosimetry and exposure alert.” It describes a system that will detect sunlight and track the exposure over time. The Apple Watch will then send users an alert about exposure levels and guide users on how to avoid excessive exposure. © U.S. Patent and Trademark Office The patent details that a future Apple Watt will have a number of UV light sensors which will aid the smartwatch to detect the user's location and outdoor conditions. It will also be able to determine the period of time spent outdoors by a user. The data from these sensors will then be fed into an analyser that will compute the total exposure time. Other sensors such as an ambient light sensor and an infrared light sensor can also be used to deliver more accurate data about the amount of light being exposed to the user. These sensors can also detect the type of light i.e. indoors or outdoors. © U.S. Patent and Trademark Office The Apple Watch could also use GPS to deliver "location-dependent UV index information” as levels change at different times of the day. Users could be warned in advance of high-risk UV exposure periods of the day. The inclusion of a UV monitor a user's UV intake would definitely set it apart from other smartwatches out there. This extension to Apple's already health and wellbeing features will make it the ultimate smartwatch to own that does way more than a regular fitness band. Having all said, this is a patent by Apple which was granted recently and it does not mean that the new feature will come in a future Apple product soon. Would you like this feature on a smartwatch? Let us know in the comments below. Source: Apple Insider
  10. "Why?" "What was he thinking?" "Why would anyone in their right mind wear that?" These are some of the questions most people ask, at least in their head, when they see Ranveer Singh in one of his signature crazy outfits that normal mortals won't even dare try. But we don't blame them. Really, now, think about it. Why would he wear them? Why would anyone? They are not bad clothes, not at all, but they are extraordinarily different. © IANS ©: Instagram/ranveersingh What goes through Ranveer's mind when he wears them? There must be something that fuels that sartorial rebellion he pulls off, and insists on doing it again and again. © Instagram/ranveersingh © Instagram/ranveersingh The obvious answer is of course, 'he wants to and he likes those clothes'. But what we wanted to understand was deeper. How does he feel while wearing them? How does he react to / cope with people's reactions, being a public figure? Is this his way of sending a message across or proving a point? © Instagram/ranveersingh We wanted answers to all these questions and decided to do a little experiment. We made one of our own homies spend a day at work wearing clothes exactly like Ranveer Singh, and had a chat with him afterwards. According to him, 4 interesting things take place once you start dressing up like Ranveer Singh. 1. You Learn To Be Less Conscious In Public Outfit Credits: Lecone Hemant "As soon as I saw some of the outfits, I couldn't help but do a double take. They were outrageous! I almost had to shield my eyes. I knew I had to wear them and spend the day at work, and the fact that I'd be required to visit all the floors that I don't even work in didn't help at all. I was petrified. So I thought let's just get done with it. It was like ripping off a band-aid. But little did I know, the 'ripping off' bit was only putting the clothes on and making the first appearance." Outfit Credits: Lecone Hemant "What followed were stifled screams, catcalls, and laughter - a lot of laughter. Phone cameras were out, and Instagram stories were up. As much as I wanted to disappear right on the spot at that time, I didn't have a choice but to pretend that nothing weird is happening around. After the initial minute, however, things changed drastically." Outfit Credits: Lecone Hemant "People went back to doing what they were doing. And the best thing? I stopped caring. By the end of the day, I took a walk out on the street in front of the building without batting an eyelid. If this is not, like, some ninja-technique to make someone deal with their nervousness, I don't know what is!" 2. You Embrace The Hidden Performer Inside Outfit Credits: Pot Plant Clothing Outfit Credits: Pot Plant Clothing "I'm not an actor, but Ranveer is. When I walked around wearing his clothes, I could relate to him. I didn't necessarily feel like an actor, but I sure did feel like someone who people like to look at - someone worth looking at, rather. I felt like a performer." Outfit Credits: Pot Plant Clothing "What does Ranveer do when he's not on a movie set? He can't act all the time, duh! But he probably is so dedicated to his craft that he feels like he owes it to his fans to keep them entertained at all times? Probably? How does he do that? By giving them something to look at every time he steps out. That way, he's still a performer in the public eye, without actually having to perform. I think it's brilliant!" Outfit Credits: Pot Plant Clothing 3. You learn to unapologetically fulfil your latent need for attention in a harmless manner. Outfit Credits: Sunil Mehra "As petrified as I was, did I secretly enjoy all the attention I was getting? I'd be lying if I said no. Hey, it was weird in the beginning, but I did like being the center of attention at work." Outfit Credits: Sunil Mehra "Especially, every time I'd enter a new floor, all the heads would collectively turn towards me. There would be hushed, and some not so hushed voices nudging their busy friend to look at me. That's a weird kind of high, tbh. I won't mind getting used to it!" Outfit Credits: Sunil Mehra "When you think about it without any prejudice, everyone has a need for attention. There are different ways in which people fish for it. Some of those ways can be quite twisted, and not at all healthy. They can end up hampering your life and your relationships in general. By wearing Ranveer's clothes, you just straightaway achieve it! Hell, you get too much of it. And that's completely okay, I feel. What's wrong with some extra attention? We all want it anyway." Outfit Credits: Sunil Mehra 4. Your Confidence Mysteriously Skyrockets Outfit Credits: Jack & Jones "By the end of that day, honestly, I felt like I could do anything. I kind of am an introverted person and I'm not very comfortable with having the limelight on my head. But after I wore these clothes and went around the entire office pretending like it's nobody's business, I actually started believing that it's nobody's business after a few hours." Outfit Credits: Jack & Jones "I was extremely conspicuous, and everyone was looking at me, but I couldn't care less! How did it even happen in less than a day? I never thought that I was capable of dealing with people looking at me and talking about me, this effortlessly, but it turns out I did just fine! I felt confident - more confident than I've ever felt in my life. I felt like I'd attended, like, a dozen of confidence-boosting classes by the end of that day. It was incredibly liberating." Outfit Credits: Koovs All we can say is, now we know. Credits: Photo : Studio Picsing Makeup and hair : Neeraj (Ig - nbdmal) Style: Devanshi Tuli Model : Siddhant Roop Rai
  11. We are officially in the middle of #NoShaveNovember, that time of the year when men get the liberty to grow and sport a badass mane, without having to be answerable to anyone (particularly their girlfriends or wives) for it. But if your idea of #NoShaveNovember is simply confined to the notion of growing a long beard - irrespective of how you groom (or rather, NOT groom) it - then you're headed for trouble. Needless to say, we can't let that happen. And since we are also here to help you ace your beard game this month, here are six simple dos and don'ts that all Indian men should make sure they follow: 1. Don't Stop Trimming As Trimming ≠ Shaving © Pexels Guys let's be very clear about one thing - #NoShaveNovember does NOT give you the license to stop trimming your beard. And in the guise of not shaving it off, you can't just be sporting a beard that will make it seem like you're homeless. This doesn't mean that you can't sport a long beard - just that you should make sure your beard (regardless of its length) is well groomed. So invest in the best beard trimmer you could get your hands on, and start trimming your unruly beard. You'll thank us later. 2. Do Invest In Beard Oils As They Will Be Your Beard's Best Friend © Official Instagram/Ranveer Singh Beard oils pretty much end up being a godsend for all those who want to grow and maintain a beard this month. Not only do they provide your beard with the proper nourishment that it deserves, but they also help take care of the skin under your beard. As such, you absolutely need to make sure that you invest in the best beard oils out there, all of which will help you ace your facial scruff during #NoShaveNovember. 3. Don't Follow An Irregular Sleep Cycle Like most things in life vis-a-vis your overall health, the quality of your beard is also dependent on the amount of sleep you're getting and the type of sleep cycle you're following. After all, your body uses sleep as the time to grow and repair itself. So make sure you are getting eight to nine hours of sleep and you'll be sorted. 4. Do Invest In An A-Grade Face & Beard Wash © PxHere You don't need us telling you about the harmful toxins in the air these days. With pollution levels rising to an all-time high in some Indian cities, the likelihood of your facial scruff acquiring some of those toxins, dust and dirt particles are pretty high. As such, it's essential that you invest in a premium beard and face wash for men that help you cleanse your beard each day. 5. At the same time, DON'T Over Cleanse © Unsplash Investing in the proper face washes and beard oils is advisable, but there is a fine line between cleansing and OVER-cleansing. Needless to say, you need to avoid the later as depending too much on grooming products will only end up doing more harm than good. 6. Do Make Sure You Adopt Healthy Eating Habits! © Unsplash You are what you eat. As it turns out, this old saying is applicable to your beards as well. After all, your eating habits also play a crucial and imperative role in determining how good your beard is going to look. So make sure you adopt a diet that is going to be rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, eggs, potatoes, and orange juice and you'll be good to go.
  12. Bitcoin has plunged below far below US$ 5,000 and is currently trading for just US$ 4,300. The year has turned out to be a nightmare for investors who touted the cryptocurrency to be the future and had made high investments. Within a week, it has lost more than 25 per cent of its value due to sell-off by traders. The last time Bitcoin sunk this low was in October 2017. Even other cryptocurrencies like Ripple's XRP and Ethereum's Ether fell as much as 14 and 16 per cent respectively. Since last year, the rise in enthusiasm for bitcoin led to a rush of investment and speculation around cryptocurrencies and blockchain-related startups. © Reuters But the consistently declining prices and growing scepticism isn't going well with short-term investors. Also, there have been claims that bitcoin's previous price increases were artificially inflated. The U.S Justice Department is currently investigating whether Bitcoin's high market value last year was an outcome of trade manipulation. Bitcoin has plummeted over 75 per cent this year from a peak of US$ 20,000 touched in December. The cryptocurrency was holding off at US$ 6,000 for quite some time, but the lack of a bounce meant investors were seeing a red flag and getting bearish. © TradingView Adding to this, the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) penalised two cryptocurrency companies that held an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) without registration with the regulator. Bitcoin Cash has also undergone a "hard fork", meaning the offshoot of the original Bitcoin was split into two, and the community has been internally fighting. Hence, mainstream investors have stayed clear of Bitcoin with concerns over scant regulatory oversight. © SCMP A cryptocurrency is a form of digital currency that is based on a technology called blockchain. Here computers compete against each other to solve complex math problems. That computing power creates a distributed, secure and transparent network ledger- commonly known as a blockchain on which applications such as Bitcoin can be built. According to industry tracker Coinmarketcap, the total value of cryptocurrencies is now around $154 billion, down from a peak of around $800 billion in January.
  13. It seems like Samsung is going all out with its upcoming Galaxy S10 with features that would outshine quite a few flagship smartphones. The Galaxy S9 looked like a small upgrade from its predecessor however it seems like Samsung is turning up the heat with the S10 this time. © Twitter According to Wall Street Journal, Samsung is preparing to launch four different models of the Galaxy S10, out of which one will have a massive 6.7-inch screen, have support for 5G and also pack six cameras. The six cameras will include a quad setup at the back and two selfie sensors in the front. Samsung has already launched the Samsung A9 in India yesterday that has a similar setup however the Galaxy S10 is reported to have even better sensors. © Twitter The other three smartphones from the lineup are expected to be smaller and have a screen size ranging from 5.8 inches to 6.4 inches. These models will also have different camera setups as some are expected to have three to five cameras in total. It is also being reported that the new Galaxy S10 device will incorporate reverse wireless charging similar to Huawei's Mate 20 Pro. In previous rumours we've covered that Samsung may not have a notch and instead have something entirely different. The Galaxy S10 is also expected to have chips dedicated for AI functionality and high-resolution cameras. Samsung is trying to experiment and push the envelope with their new smartphones especially since the Galaxy S9 and Note 9 are considered to have incremental upgrades. 5G support on smartphones is the next big step in communication and Qualcomm's new 8150 chipsets will be all about the new capabilities. The Snapdragon 8150 chipset will have the X50 5G modem with is already being utilised by companies such as OnePlus, Xiaomi and LG for 2019 smartphones. Source: Wall Street Journal
  14. Hitting back can actually get confusing for some people. It's a large muscle group, with too many exercises and no idea about what loads to choose. Here let me briefly chop up some tips for you first and then I'll let you know a killer back exercise. How To Go About Choosing The Exercises To Completely Hit The 'Back Muscles' © Pixabay 1) First things first: there's no point doing every damn back exercise on the same damn day. Pick the ones you FEEL the most. By 'feel' I mean the exercises that really make you feel like your back is all up in action and doing what you want it to do. No more than 3 are optimum, given the fact you go hard throughout all sets for these. 2) Stop doing 'marathon reps'. If you are doing up to 15+ reps on an exercise, you are not doing anything. Definitely not hypertrophy work. Control rep speed, feel the stretch and contract on every rep, breathe properly and maintain proper form. Cut down the reps to 8-10. 3) Have a vertical pulling, horizontal rowing and a bent over pulling action exercise. Progressively overload on every exercise. Incorporate these 3 tips while training your back and you will feel the difference. Low reps means lesser fatigue, controlled rep speed means consistent mechanical tension and more loads mean more muscle tissue damage. The Neutral Grip 'Paused' Pull Downs © Amazon So here it is. This is the exercise that I don't see getting its full due. This great 'lat builder' is called the neutral grip 'paused' pull downs. This exercise adds to your strength and size all while increasing mobility across the shoulder and the back region. How To Do It Set up the neutral grip that you usually use for seated rowing on a lat pull down pulley. Tuck yourself into the seat and pull straight down. Where to include the pause? Both when your lats are stretched out on the top (2-3 seconds) and when they are contracted upon pulling down (3-4 seconds). Sounds brutal? Well, it sure is. Use the weight that you can handle best and don't compromise your form. © PubMed As you can see in the above image, these pull downs fire up the pectorals, biceps, and the rear deltoids too.
  15. Gymnasts are the poster children for promoting bodyweight training. With their defined torsos, massive shoulders and arms and predominantly equipment free workouts, lend us to believe that our bodies are all that we need for us to build muscle. There are proponents on either side of the fence but I truly believe that bodyweight training is incredibly effective as it increases our sense of balance and reduces the possibility of injury through over lifting. Bodyweight exercises also provide a graceful range of motion and spatial co-ordination. Nope, Can't Really Become A Bodybuilder With Bodyweight Training! Before we assess the situation at hand, we need to set the record straight. If you aim to get bigger and pack on slabs of muscle, bodyweight training will not cut the cake for you. You are better under a bar and with the dumbbells. Now Let's Look Into The Benefits Of Bodyweight Training © Pixabay Bodyweight exercises are often associated with functional training and endurance building exercises but those same exercises when done with the application of full body tension and bodyweight progressions can be exceedingly effective in building strength and muscle. 1) Bodyweight exercises through compound body movements augment cognitive strength and improve psycho-neural functioning as well as neural-muscular coordination. It also assists in de-carbonating the blood and recharging it with oxygen. Most important is the recreational value of bodyweight workouts as they are more fun, creative and engaging. 2) Progressing to different difficult variations of exercises will help build muscle more rapidly as opposed to doing multiple reps of the same exercise. 3) For someone who is new to exercising, it would be a lot easier to build muscle with bodyweight exercises as opposed to someone who has been exercising for a while unless they progressively overload in the intensity of the exercises over time. In order to build muscle, there are certain factors, which are – a) Mechanical tension Muscles respond by growing when they undergo mechanical tension, which in simple words means lifting heavy weights. It is now scientifically proven that lifting up to 90% of one's maximum weight allows one to perform more reps with the same tension and increasing the amount of time under tension. b) Metabolic stress Metabolic stress can be achieved by reversing directions just before ending the range of motion in order to maintain constant tension. Due to this the blood gets pumped into the muscles resulting in cellular swelling. This is the pump that is experienced immediately post working out. c) Muscle damage It is necessary to incur muscle damage in order to rebuild muscle but too much damage can be counterproductive as it leaves the body unable to recover for the next workout. It is necessary to pay attention and slow down the eccentric part of the exercise, which is when you lower yourself down into a squat or a push up as it increases the muscle damage. © Pixabay Bodyweight training, if done with the correct intensity and made more and more challenging over time can help beginners build decent amount of muscle at home. Along with this you will also improve agility, functionality, resilience and tenacity. About the author: Mickey Mehta is leading holistic health corporate life coach.
  16. BID’AT Types and Definition بدعت کی تعریف اور اقسام پر تفصیلی بحث THE MEANING OF INNOVATION AND ITS TYPES & LAWS The literal meaning of ‘Bidat’ (Innovation) is a new thing. The Holy Quran states, “Say, “1 am not a new Rasool,” 7.2 ”The Creator of the heavens and earth,” 7.22 and “و رھبانیۃ ن ابتدعوا ھا ما کتبنھا علیھم”7.23. The literal meaning of Bid at has been used in these verses (i.c. to create, to make new, etc). Mulla Ali Qaari رضی اللہ تعالٰی عنہ writes, “Bidat is the action which has no past example.” 7.24 _ Mirqat Sharah Mishkaat, Baabul-Itisaam bil-Kitaab was­ Sunnah It is now used in three meanings, A new action that came to be after the Holy Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم. An action against the Sunnah which removes a Sunnat. Bad or false beliefs (aqaaid) that came to be afterwards. The first meaning of Bid at is divided into two categories, Hasana (Good Innovation) Sayyia (Bad Innovation) The second and third meanings of innovation refer only to a Bad Innovation. The second meaning was meant by the pious when they said, “Every Innovation is Bad (Sayyia).” The third meaning is meant by the Hadith, “Every Innovation is a deviance.” Thus, the Ahadith and rulings of the Ulama are not in conflict. According to the Shariah, Innovation (Bidat) refers to those beliefs or practices which were not prevalent in the visible lifetime of Rasoolullah صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم and were produced afterwards. This results in Innovation within Shariah (Shar”i Bidat) to be of two types, Bidat-e-I’tiqaadi and Bidat-e-Amali. Bidat-e-l’tiqaadi (Innovation in Belief) are those false beliefs that were produced in Islam after The Holy Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم. The beliefs of Jews, Christians, fire- worshippers and polytheists are not Bidat-e-I’tiqaadi because they were found in his time, also, these beliefs are not considered to be Islamic beliefs according to the Christians, etc. The beliefs of the Jabriya, Qadriya, Murjiya, Chakraalwi, Ghair-Muqallids and Deobandis are Bidat-e-I’tiqaadiya because they were made afterwards and these people consider them to be Islamic beliefs. Examples of this follow: The Deobandi belief that Allah عزوجل has power to speak lies, The Holy Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم, is ignorant of Knowledge of the Unseen, thinking of Rasoolullah صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم in Salaah is worse than thinking of donkeys and mules in it, etc. These impure beliefs have been innovated from the Century A.H. Reference for this from Shaami has already been given in the introduction of this book. Now follows proof of the Good Innovation (Bidat-e-Hasana). Allah عزوجل states,” وجعلنا فی قلوب الذین ابتدعوہ رافۃ و رحمۃ ط ورھبانیۃ ن ابتدعوا ھا ما کتبنھا علیھم الا ابتغائ رضوان اللہ فمار عواھا حق رعایتھا ” 7.25 He then says, ” فا تینا الذین امنوا منھم اجر ھم ” 7.26 This ayat proves that the Christians produced a Good Innovation, i.e. abstinence from the world. Allah عزوجل praised them for this and even rewarded them for it. Yes, He rebuked those who could not accomplish it. He then states, “فا تینا الذین امنوا منھم اجر ھم “7.27 Rebuke was not made for bringing about something new, but for not fulfilling it. We can deduce from this that the Good Innovation is something excellent and a means of reward. However, not keeping to it is bad. The Holy Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم states that continuance in something makes that affair the best. For this reason, Muslims should complete hosting Meelads, etc. regularly. Rasoolullah صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم is reported to have stated in a Hadith, “The person who invents in our deen a belief that is contrary to it is rejected (mardood).”7.28 – Mishkaat, Baabul-Itisaam We have translated ‘Maa’ as belief because the deen constitutes of beliefs, Deeds (amal) are their supplement. A person who doesn’t perform namaaz is a sinner but not someone out of the deen or a Kaafir. Mulla Ali Qaari رضی اللہ تعالٰی عنہ writes in the annotation of this Hadith, “و المعنی ان من احدث فی الاسلام رایا فھو مر دود علیہ مر دود علیہ اقول وصف امرنا بھذا اشارۃ الی امر الاسلام کمل “In other words, the belief invented in Islam contrary to it will have the person rejected. I say, “The description (wast) of ‘Haazal-Amr gestures that the affairs of Islam are complete.” – Mirqaatul­ Mafaateeh This proves that Innovation (Bidat) has been asserted towards beliefs, Once, someone came to Hadrat Ibn Umar رضی اللہ تعالٰی عنہ and said, “[So-and-so] has sent you Salaam.” He replied, “I have information that he has become an Innovator (Bidati). If this is truly the case, do not convey my Salaam to him.” 7.30 ­Mishkaat, Baabu/-Imaan bil-Qadr How did this person become an Innovator? Rasoolullah صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم said, “In my Ummat, there will be sinking in the earth, distortion of appearances and throwing of stones amongst the Qadriya people.” 7,31 -Ibid We can deduce that the person who sent the Salaam was from the Qadriya (he rejected the concept of fate (taqdeerj). Durr-e-Mukhtaar states, “Narnaaz performed behind an Innovator (Bidati) Imam is makrooh. Innovation (Bidat) is harboring that belief against the beliefs known from The Holy Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم.” 7.32 – Kitaabus-Salaah, Baabul-lmaamat We ascertain from these extracts that Bidat applies to innovated as well as bad beliefs, and all of the strong warnings of punishment mentioned in the Ahadith concerning Innovation and Innovators are towards Bidat-e-I’tiqaadiya. The Holy Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم states, “He who shows respect to an Innovator (Bidati) has helped in decimating Islam {i.e. one who has the Bidat-e-I’tiqaadia).” Maulwi Rasheed Ahmed Gangohi writes, “The Innovation which such strong threats were made against is Innovation in Beliefs, e.g. the innovation of the Khaarijies and Shias.” Fataawa Rasheedta, Vol.1. Kitaabul-Bidat, Pg. 90 Bidat-e-Amali (Innovation in Practice) is every action and doing that was produced after the time of Rasoolullah صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم, irrespective of whether it is religious (deeni) or worldly, during or after the time of the Sahaaba رضی اللہ تعالٰی عنہ Mirqaat states, “According to the Shariah, Innovation is an action or practice that was not present in the Noble Messenger’s صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم time.” 7.33 – Baabul-Itisaam Under this very chapter, Ashiatul-Lam’aat states, “Any action that was created after the Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم is Bidat (Innovation).” In both of these extracts, neither is there any restriction of a religious action nor was the era of the Sahaaba considered. Any practice that took place after the time of the Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم, whether religious or worldly, is a Bidat, even if it occurred in the era of the Sahaaba. Yes, in general usage of speech, the innovations of the Sahaaba are called Sunnat-e-Sahaaba, not Bidat. This is usage. Otherwise, Hadrat Umar رضی اللہ تعالٰی عنہ, himself said after fixing Taraweeh salaah with Jamaat, “This is indeed a very excellent innovation (Bidat).” 7.35 – Hadith Sharif, there are two categories of Innovation, Good and Bad (Bidat-e-Hasana & Bidat­e-Sayyia). Bidat-e-Hasana is the innovation that doesn’t go against any Sunnat, e.g. gatherings of Meelad, Madrassahs, exotic and new foods, printing the Quran and religious books, etc. Bidat-e-Sayyia is the innovation that is contrary to a Sunnat or ruins it, e.g, reading the Khutba of the luma and Eidain Salaah in a language other than Arabic (as the Sunnah is for it to be read in Arabic,. etc.) Bidat-e-Hasana is permissible. Rather, it is preferable (mustahab) and even compulsory (Waajib) at times. A Bad Innovation is either Makrcoh-e-Tahrimi or Haraam. It can also be Makroohi-e-Tanzeehi. We shall discuss this categorization later on. Proof of both Good and Bad Innovations follow. Under the Hadith, “و کل بدعۃ ضلالۃ” Ashiatul-Lam’aat states, “The Innovation that is in conformity to the principles and laws (of the Shariah) and Sunnah and which Qiyaas is made with is known as Bidat-e-Hasana. Whatever is against the above is known is a deviant Innovation.” – Vol. 1, Baabul-Itisaam. A Hadith states, “He who initiates a good practice in Islam receives its reward. The reward of those who act upon it will also be attained by the initiator, with none of their thawaab being decreased. He who initiates a bad practice in Islam accwnulates its sin and the sin of those who act upon it. Their sin will also not be lessened.” 7.38 – Miskhaat, Kitaabul-Ilm We can deduce from this that inventing a good practice in Islam is a means of reward, and innovating a bad one causes sin to be accumulated. Discussing the excellence of Imam-e-Azam Abu Hanifa رضی اللہ تعالٰی عنہ, the introduction of the book Shaami states, ”The Ulama state that the following Ahadith are from the laws of Islam: “He who invents a Bidat accumulates the sin of all those who act upon it. The person who brings out a Good Innovation attains the reward of all who act upon it until the Day of Qiyaamat.” 7.39 This also proves that a Good Innovation causes thawaab to be attained while a Bad Innovation is a sin. Something that goes against a Sunnat is a Bad Innovation. This is proven by the following, “Any person who takes out a practice or opinion in our deen contrary to it is rejected.” .40 – Mishkaat, Baabul-Itisaam “Contrary to it [i.e. the deen)” means against the deen, Therefore, Shaikh Abdul-Haqq رضی اللہ تعالٰی عنہ writes in the commentary of this Hadith, “It refers to something that is against the deen or something which changes it.” Ashiatul-Lam’aat Another Hadith states, “The Innovation produced by a nation causes the Sunnah of the same proportion to be lifted. Hence, holding on to the Sunnah is better than introducing an Innovation.” 7.42 – Mishkaat, Baabut-Itisaam, Section 3 Ashiatul-Lam’aat states in the annotation of this Hadith, “When bringing out an Innovation wipes out a Sunnah, then upholding the Sunnah will effectively erase the Innovation.” This narration and its annotation prove that a Bad Innovation is that which erases a Sunnah. Examples of this have already been given. Both Good and Bad Bidats should be properly understood and recognized.
  17. We've been hearing news about the next PlayStation all of 2018 and news of Sony skipping E3 2019 points to a new rumour. A Redditor by the name RuthenicCookie correctly revealed that Sony will skip E3 next year has now come with more rumours to speculate about. © Pexels According to the Redditor, PlayStation 5 will be unveiled sometime in the middle of 2019 followed by a full reveal through a PlayStation Experience event. The new console by Sony is expected to be released sometime in March 2020 or November 2020. This will mark seven years since the release of the PlayStation 4. © Pexels Developers are already tinkering and developing games for the next-gen console and these kits have been described as a “monster”. It has a Ryzen 8 core and is expected to cost $500. The user revealed that Sony is skipping E3 next year because the company is working hard for the PlayStation 5 reveal. As for games, RuthenicCookie says that games towards the end of PlayStation 4's cycle such as The Last Of Us Part II, Death Stranding and Ghost of Tsushima will launch alongside PS5. As of now, there is no word on backward compatibility on the PlayStation 5; however, it would be disappointing if the company decides to exclude the much-demanded feature. Sony's decision to pull out of E3 and not hold a PSX event in 2018 could point to evidence that the company is focusing all their efforts to launch the next console. *Main image for representation purposes only
  18. Remember the Oppo R9 that took the world by storm with its chic metallic red look? This was way back in 2016 when the 'selfie' trend was at its peak. The Oppo R9 was the key player in the selfie revolution with its selfie shooter that supported multiple levels for flashlight and not to forget, the brilliant Beautify 4.0 Mode. From what we remember, at that point, when every other brand was focussing on silver, gold and rose tones, this Chinese smartphone maker shifted its focus to a classic red hue at an affordable budget range. Fast forward to 2017, which marked the entry of the Oppo R11, a smartphone that pioneered the crescent curved design offered at a mid-range price structure. If you ask us, we remember this smartphone for all the right reasons - a spectacular 5.5-inch full HD AMOLED panel, a powerful AI-capable Snapdragon 660 chipset and dual rear cameras with 20MP and 16MP sensors. Speaking of Oppo's 2017 lineup, we cannot ignore the dynamic R15 that went two steps further to introduce the ruby red and cosmic purple gradient colours to spoil us with choices. What's more? Think AI Scene Recognition, Game Acceleration Mode and a Super Full Screen that only made this smartphone bigger and bolder. Glam part aside, Oppo has made a constant effort to up the performance game of the R Series in terms of hardware. In fact, the R15 Pro is the ultimate celebration of that notion with its latest Qualcomm Snapdragon processors, large storage, impressive battery life and a technology that has quite literally been a life saviour, the VOOC Flash Charging that ensures you can charge your phone in a flash and it will last throughout the day. In India though, the last R Series that graced the showrooms was the R7 (Lite and Plus) in 2015. Yes, it has been a while! What's the good news? Well, the R Series is now making a huge comeback to India with the R17 Pro and we cannot really keep our calm for the big reveal. Are you as excited as we are?
  19. Amazon is one of the world's wealthiest companies and is now expanding their headquarters to two other cities in the United States. However, founder Jeff Bezos had a meeting with his employees where he was asked tough questions regarding the company's future. © YouTube An employee wanted to know more about Amazon's direction and Bezos gave a reply that deems possible. Bezos replied "Amazon is not too big to fail. In fact, I predict one day Amazon will fail. Amazon will go bankrupt. If you look at large companies, their lifespans tend to be 30-plus years, not hundred-plus years," Bezos said. CNBC reported the conversation after hearing a recording of the meeting. He added that everyone's goal at Amazon is to "prolong that demise”. He suggested that this can be achieved by “obsessing over customers”. He continued to add that "If we start to focus on ourselves, instead of focusing on our customers, that will be the beginning of the end. We have to try and delay that day for as long as possible," he said. © YouTube Amazon has been expanding the company's business and success at a pace that is highly unprecedented. The core retail business continues to grow; however, the company's major revenue source is its dominant position in cloud-computing i.e. Amazon Web Services. Amazon's workforce has grown to over 600,000 employees in the last eight years and the rising stock price has made it a trillion dollar company. Last month, a report suggests Amazon raised the minimum wage for all employees putting the company a step ahead of its rivals like Target, Walmart and others.
  20. Every dude wants a good looking midsection. It's impressive to look at and speaks volume about a person's dieting ethics. The problem is that not many can get what they dream off and Virat Kohli, 10 years back, certainly didn't imagine that he would one day have a fantastic core. What did he do to get the defined abs he sports now? Well, that's what I am going to break down with this article. Diet. Diet. DIET! View this post on Instagram Thats how i feel when i have my favourite nibbles and a cup of black coffee in front of me. ðððð. Stay healthy stay happy :) #healthiswealth #eatclean A post shared by Virat Kohli (@virat.kohli) on Jul 1, 2016 at 4:21am PDT Now no matter however much you workout, if your diet sucks, you will never ever see your abs. That's the truth, folks. In fact the very first step in carving out a chiseled core is to look at what you are eating on a daily basis. Virat went through a paradigm shift in his eating habits ever since he got serious about his strength and conditioning. His plates see nothing else than grilled, low fat food now. Pretty sure he's also counting the calories he eats. That's exactly what you have to do- count your calories. If you eat more calories and burn less you will put on weight. If you eat less and spend more, weight loss is inevitable. Eating right and calculated is the FIRST step. Movement Matter More Than YOU Think View this post on Instagram India, let's get out of our comfort zones. When it comes to fitness, the first step is always the hardest but I'm going to help you get started. PUMATRAC is here to reshape our fitness regime. I'm going LIVE on Instagram and Facebook tomorrow at 4 PM IST, Join me! A post shared by Virat Kohli (@virat.kohli) on Mar 25, 2018 at 1:57am PDT The only thing that stands between visible abs and a happy you is the layer of abdominal fat you see on your core. That's not only a result of poor eating right there but also an example of how less you move throughout. Let me make this very clear- you don't burn massive amount of calories by spending an hour or so in the gym. Maximum calories are burned when you move throughout the day. Yes, walking, talking and just regular movement in general amount to thousands of calories burned. After getting your diet structured (in a deficit), make it a pint to move more. Exercising Surprised why I put exercising at last? That's because if the above two things are in place, exercising won't matter. Running buck wild on the treadmill and doing thousands of crunches will only get you injured, not a six pack. So is you have the above two things sorted out, here's how you should work your core- 1) Compound Movements View this post on Instagram Rise and push up, guys! I've done my bit for #1MillionPushUps. What's your count today? A post shared by Virat Kohli (@virat.kohli) on Mar 28, 2018 at 4:20am PDT View this post on Instagram Can't wait to get back onto the field. Almost there now ðªâï¸ð. 14th April â³ A post shared by Virat Kohli (@virat.kohli) on Apr 11, 2017 at 1:49am PDT I'll keep it easy- push-ups, lunges, squats, bench press, shoulder pressing, pull-ups and deadlifts are some of the most outstanding compound movements. They make you body work as a unit to produce force and hence, recruits maximum muscle. And unsurprisingly, Virat surely does them all. Almost all the compound movements demand absolute core area recruitment which eventually leads to strong abs. 2) Isolating The Core Now once you are well versed with compound exercises, if need be, core isolation can help add more development to the area. Crunches, sit-ups and leg raises are some really effective core isolation moves BUT ONLY IF done correctly. And yes, you don't need to do a thousand reps of these, like most people do. Stick to 10-15 rep range and have absolute control on your core throughout the movement. 3) Cardio View this post on Instagram There's no ideal way to put in hard work. Everyday is an opportunity. Stay fit stay healthy! âï¸ðªð A post shared by Virat Kohli (@virat.kohli) on Nov 17, 2018 at 12:21am PST Again, you don't need cardio to see your abs. You need a calorie deficit aka eating less. But that doesn't mean 'no' cardio at all. You can still throw in low intensity or high intensity cardio as per your wish but in moderation. 20-25 minutes 2-3 times a week is more than enough given that you operate in a calorie deficit. Always keep in mind that cardio is just a tool to burn more calories! So that's about it guys. Virat does all of the above and in the exact same order. Getting abs is no rocket science. All it takes in consistent effort. View this post on Instagram Focus and determination are my keys to build strength during this time. ðª #Ignite for my soundspiration! #MuveAcoustics A post shared by Virat Kohli (@virat.kohli) on Jun 4, 2018 at 2:25am PDT
  21. This year has been all about the Pixel 3, we saw a million leaks months before the launch and there was also a rumour about Google working on a Pixel Watch. While the Pixel Watch was soon ditched in a confirmed statement, there were rumours of a Pixel 3 Lite as well. Reports in the first half of the year indicated Google may launch a cheaper Pixel smartphone in India. The Pixel 3 and 3 XL debuted in October and we thought that's the end of it for now. But, a new leak from Rozetked confirms Google indeed could be working on a midrange Pixel phone. The blogger claims to have the first leaked image of the phone and for now, it appears to have a similar design language as the Pixel 3. © Rozetked The main difference is that the Pixel 3 Lite has larger bezels and a headphone jack. Google omitted the headphone jack from Pixel 3 and the change hasn't actually received a warm welcome. The Pixel 3 Lite is expected to be launched in developing markets like India, and the nifty headphone jack is almost a must-have feature for users in the region. According to the leak, the phone will sport a 5.6-inch display with a resolution of 2,220 x 1,080 pixels. Powering the phone shall be a Snapdragon 670 chipset coupled with the Adreno 615 GPU and 4GB RAM. The rear is expected to have a 12-megapixel camera while the front shall house an 8-megapixel sensor. © TechCrunch It isn't clear how a midrange offering like the Pixel 3 Lite fits in Google's long-term strategy. The company has targeted the Pixel line-up to be premium, and its Head of Hardware Rick Osterloh said in March 2017 “Pixel stays premium.” Even with the current Pixel 3 and 3 XL, the phone maker has been trying to craft a photography niche for itself and never intended to quickly grab market share and improve numbers. © Mashable Google hasn't officially confirmed the prospects of a third Pixel 3 phone even though the leak looks convincing, the back has a C-shaped logo, instead of Google's G. Hence, it's always recommended to consider these leaks with a pinch of salt. Source: Rozetked
  22. Bollywood's newest power couple, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, are finally back in Mumbai after their tight-security wedding in Italy. The secruity was so high that probably even the birds were asked to show their wedding invites before flying around the area. Instagram After teasing us and testing our patience, the couple finally obliged us with their wedding pictures and the wait was totally worth it as both Ranveer and Deepika look nothing less than royalty. Instagram Thanks to Ranveer and Deepika, this Sunday isn't going to be lazy anymore. Viral Bhayani After touching down at the Mumbai airport, Ranveer and Deepika first greeted the photographers at the airport and then at Ranveer's residence that was decked up to welcome the new bride. Viral Bhayani Both the actors were seen wearing Sabyasachi outfits and like a proud father, the designer himself posted their pictures on social media. View this post on Instagram Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) and Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) head-to-toe in Sabyasachi. Photo Courtesy: @manav.manglani #Sabyasachi #DeepikaPadukone #RanveerSingh #TheWorldOfSabyasachi A post shared by Sabyasachi Mukherjee (@sabyasachiofficial) on Nov 17, 2018 at 9:50pm PST Ranveer and Deepika got married twice on November 14 and 15 in Lake Como, Italy - one was in Konkani style and the other was in Sindhi style. Their Italy wedding was a close affair and as we all know, no one from Bollywood went to atend it. So for their Bollywood friends, the couple will be hosting a grand reception in Mumbai on November 28. Viral Bhayani Given that Ranveer Singh has a reputation of being the life of every party he attends and going crazy on the dance floor, we can't wait for their Mumbai reception to see how he will rock that party.
  23. This article does not constitute medical advice. Please see your licensed medical physician for information about how best to manage diabetes in your individual case. It's always a good idea to talk to your doctor before starting a new diet or exercise regimen. Diabetes is one of the major lifestyle diseases people are suffering from in the 21st century. Every third person now has Diabetes and it is terrible how it is seen as the new normal. There are two types of Diabetes mainly- 1. Type 1 - Here the beta cells of your pancreas have been destroyed and your body cannot produce insulin. 2. Type 2 - Here your tissues have become insulin resistant. Meaning your organs and tissues cannot store the blood glucose. © Thinkstock Images The type 1 is usually genetic and one has to depend on external insulin. The second one, i.e. type 2 diabetes is usually caused due to lifestyle factors and being overweight. Let's talk about type 2 diabetes now. What happens here is when you eat carbs, they are broken down into blood glucose. In a normal scenario, your blood glucose will rise, your pancreas will release insulin. Think of your tissues and organs as the storage chests and insulin as the key. The blood glucose is what you can store in the storage. When your blood glucose rises, the insulin is released by your pancreas and they bind to your tissues opening the chest. The flowing blood glucose gets stored in it and your blood glucose levels become normal. Summary: Tissues and Organs - Storage chests with locks Insulin - Key to the locks Glucose - Things that can be stored in the treasure chests When you get fat (the time when you are most susceptible to type 2 diabetes), these locks get changed. As your body is trying to prevent fat gain after a certain point! As the keys fail to unlock, the blood glucose/sugar levels stay elevated which then leads to issues like hyperglycemia and can damage your organs. Now, this led to a certain breed of keto-tards thinking that it is the carbs at fault here and carbs or insulin elevations lead to diabetes. That is not the case. The case is of you eating more calories than what your body is using. © Pixabay This brings us to the main point of discussion. How should one diet if they are borderline diabetic or type 2 diabetic? First, there is no such thing as a perfect diet for everyone as it misses a host of things and the overall context. Second, 'keto is the best' diet for diabetes suggesting crowds are idiots and even more is their guru. Coming to what you should be focusing on: 1. Lose fat. That is one of the main issues you should be trying to resolve. To lose fat, you can start dieting at approximately 10 to 12 calories per pound of body weight. 2. Lower carb or High carb? Research shows that both of them work equally well if they lead to weight loss. One issue is of the glycemic load. When you eat a lot of simple carbs at once, they elevate blood glucose easily which could lead to issues for diabetics. Eating complex or high-fiber carbs can solve that. Again, not many people eat a lot of high-fiber carbs these days due to their food choices. So reducing overall carbohydrate intake seems to be a better option A rough number here would be around 1 gram per pound of body weight. 3. Having monounsaturated fats seems to be beneficial over saturated fats but only up to a certain level. After a point, it has no benefit over saturated fats. Limiting fat intake to not more than 35% and keeping it mostly unsaturated fats is a good idea. 4. Have a protein intake between 0.8 to 1.2 grams per pound of your body weight. 5. Following a resistance training routine with a little bit of cardio for overall health should be coupled along with a dietary approach. And yes, one major thing that research has shown and people falsely correlate. Insulin resistance is a cause of weight gain. Not the other way round. References: 1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10889805 Author bio: Pratik Thakkar is the co-founder and director of GetSetGo Fitness, an online fitness company. He is regarded as someone who will make it easy for you to understand the process by putting things in the right context and providing science-based recommendations for natural bodybuilding. You can reach out to him at pratik@getsetgo.fitness and follow him on Instagram and Facebook.
  24. Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone are finally married! The wait is over, the couple has blessed us with two beautiful pictures from their Italian wedding and it was worth the wait and those two pictures made up for the fact that we have just been looking at those blurry pictures and videos from Lake Como for more than a day. View this post on Instagram â¤ï¸ A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on Nov 15, 2018 at 6:36am PST But, going by so many comments, so many people may have been actually interested in their wedding pictures but still commented 'no one cares' so we're giving them something everyone loves – funny memes and jokes about the wedding – because let's be real, who doesn't love a good old funny tweet compilation. Enjoy! Literally all the haters. Me: Apne ko kya lena dena #DeepVeerKiShaadi se Brain: Don't say that Don't say that Don't say that Don't say that Don't say that Don't say that Don't say that Don't say that Don't say that Me: Abey yaar yeh Ranveer Singh aur Deepika Padukone shaadi photos kab dikhange? ð­ — Thain Thain Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) November 15, 2018 Made for each other. Omg. Made for each other. Ranveer wearing Tanishq jewellery and Deepika carrying 4 types of Ching's Chutneys.#DeepVeerKiShaadi pic.twitter.com/2IoHnRvM39 — SAGAR (@sagarcasm) November 15, 2018 It's a personal attack. Deepika Padukone: "Ranveer and I are getting hitched" [30 seconds later] [news channel writer hurriedly typing] "RAB NE BANA DI JODI. DEEPIKA NE BOLA RANVEER KO HAAN. EK CHUTKI SINDOOR KI KEEMAT JAAN GAYE RANVEER BABU. KYA AB RANBIR GAAYENGE CHANNA MEREYA? AAYIE DEKHEIN." — Akshar (@AksharPathak) October 21, 2018 Everyone since yesterday. news media shooting from faaaaar away trying to get shots of Ranveer and Deepika's wedding ðð pic.twitter.com/7pSgUfDkDM — José Covaco (@HoeZaay) November 14, 2018 Let's hope she does. Will Deepika let Ranveer work after marriage? — Gappistan Radio (@GappistanRadio) November 15, 2018 And, taken. *Ranveer Singh marries Deepika Padukone* Ravi Shastri's brain: Don't say it Don't say it Don't say it Don't say it Don't say it Don't say it Don't say it Don't say it Don't say it Ravi Shastri: And taken #DeepVeerWedding — Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) November 15, 2018 Someone save Deepika. Pls stop saying their wedding pics look like a Bhansali movie, those are the ones where Deepika dies in the end. — Ripper (@Ace_Of_Pace) November 15, 2018 That's the only reason for the media blackout. Ranveer and Deepika asked the guests at the wedding not to share their wedding pics. Ranveer and Deepika will do that first. They are doing so much to get more likes and retweets than others! — SAGAR (@sagarcasm) November 15, 2018 'Ab toh shaadi karlo, dekho ranveer Deepika ne bhi karli'. can't wait for my mom to emotionally blackmail me with these pictures pic.twitter.com/mzj8jJMwft — Nirali Shah (@nirali_ss) November 15, 2018 He should. Is he apologizing for playing Tune Maari Entriyan at the wedding? #DeepVeer pic.twitter.com/5fTbQ86rCC — Shreemi Verma (@shreemiverma) November 15, 2018 Yes, thank you. Want to take a moment to thank news channels for giving us EXCLUSIVE TV coverage on blurry pictures of trees, hotels, lakes & boats from 1 kilometer far at Ranveer and Deepika's wedding in Italy. — Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) November 15, 2018 Sonam Kapoor for the win! See, this is why I am a Sonam Kapoor fan. Bindaas, effectively, periscoped the wedding for all. — Aditya Shrikrishna (@gradwolf) November 15, 2018 Brb, crying. stop happy crying over Ranveer & Deepika, you're still single & unemployed, cry for real about your life — qk (@kaytwts) November 15, 2018 WE NEED MORE! Me looking at Ranveer and Deepika wedding photos pic.twitter.com/oAQRgQDQo9 — Hitarth Desai (@filmeyshilmey_) November 15, 2018 True love. Me, everyday: true love is dead. Me today: DEEPIKA AND RANVEER ARE GOALS I AM DYING LOVE IS BEAUTIFUL THEY LOOK SO HAPPY ð OMG⤠#DeepVeer pic.twitter.com/88RpaPEX7P — Asmara Sardar (@asmara_raees) November 15, 2018
  25. Disclaimer: This article does not constitute medical advice. Please see your licensed medical physician for information about how best to manage your cholesterol in your individual case. Like it or not, higher cholesterol levels is a problem that is on a rapid rise since last few decades. Once thought of as a problem for the older generation, it's quickly making its way into the younger generation. What's astonishing is the fact that guys in their 20s are reporting problems with cholesterol. This problem is especially very common among people from the subcontinent due to: 1. Sedentary lifestyle 2. Very poor eating habits 3. Increased junk food consumption 4. Obesity Before we get into how you can get your cholesterol levels in control, let's take a look cholesterol first. What Is Cholesterol? © Thinkstock Cholesterol is a wax type substance found in the cells of your body. It is needed to make certain hormones and substances that help you digest food along with Vitamin D. Contrary to popular opinion, in healthy individuals, the body produces the all the cholesterol that you need and the production is regulated according to the dietary cholesterol intake. If you eat more cholesterol, your body produces less and vice versa, to maintain the levels needed. Cholesterol is needed for the body to function but too high levels of cholesterol can make fatty deposits accumulate in blood vessels. This will make the blood vessels narrower which leads to various ailments like heart attacks, coronary artery disease, strokes, or other vascular diseases. This is cholesterol in a nutshell. Now, you might have heard people talking about something called good and bad cholesterol. Let's understand them. Types of Cholesterol LDL(low-density lipoprotein) Cholesterol LDL is considered to be bad because it can accumulate on the walls of your arteries and increasing the chances of your getting heart diseases. The lower your LDL cholesterol is, the lower the risk. Ranges of around 190 or more are considered dangerous and you would have to be on medication and make lifestyle changes if you are around those numbers. HDL(High-density lipoprotein) Cholesterol When it comes to HDL the higher the numbers, the lower is the risk of heart diseases. HDL is considered as good cholesterol because it carries cholesterol from your blood back to your liver. This means that it keeps the bad cholesterol from building up in your arteries by taking it out of the blood and shuttling it back to your liver. Healthy Ranges © YouTube Total blood cholesterol is checked by looking at your LDL, HDL and other components when determining the risk for heart diseases. The amount of each type of cholesterol in your blood is a better predictor than the total amount of cholesterol in your blood. The ratio is LDL to HDL is very crucial in determining whether your cholesterol numbers are in healthy ranges or not. Increased numbers of LDL cholesterol indicate more risk for blocked arteries and health problems as opposed to HDL which lowers your risk of cardiovascular diseases among other ailments. HDL cholesterol also may have a protective effect on the blood vessels. When you get your cholesterol checked, either of the following happens: 1. Normal ranges of HDL and LDL 2. Higher LDL and normal HDL 3. Higher LDL and lower HDL Number two and three is not what your lipid profile should look like i.e they are not desirable. Causes Of High Cholesterol Unhealthy Eating Habits With socio-economic developments and comfort foods being available at the click of a button, unnecessary overeating and obesity are on the rise at an epidemic rate. Foods which contribute the most to a high cholesterol problem are saturated fats and trans fats which are most commonly found in are found in confectionary, processed refined and deep-fried fast foods. Sedentary Lifestyle With technological advancements, manual work has been less and less since the last few decades and has made the life of an average individual sedentary from active. Being sedentary all day along with unhealthy eating habits gives rise to a lot of health problems, high cholesterol resulting in cardiovascular diseases being the primary one. Apart from the above-mentioned reasons smoking, alcoholism, genetics and certain medical conditions can also contribute to high cholesterol How To Keep Cholesterol In Check If you are suffering from high cholesterol problems, there is a high probability that you are out of shape and do not pay much attention to fitness in life. The good news here is that you only have to do what you would do to get fit in order to get your cholesterol levels in check. That is: Nutrition: 1. Cut out processed and deep fried junk food from your diet. 2. Use monounsaturated fats (MUFA) for cooking. For example olive oil, rapeseed oil etc. 3. Eat in a caloric deficit to lose fat which automatically will reduce your cholesterol levels. 4. Take 2-3 grams of omega 3 fish oil supplements per day. 5. Eat more protein. Training: 1. Start being more active throughout the day like taking the stairs instead of the elevator, taking a walk every day etc. 2. Pick up a sport or an activity that you like and will make sure that you stick to it to keep active. 3. Do weight training for at least 3 days a week so that you do not lose muscle when you lose weight. The most important thing to do along with what's mentioned above is to make positive changes to your lifestyle. If you start being active and pay more attention to your nutrition only with the goal of improving your cholesterol, it will leave you directionless once you achieve that number. So, make sustainable changes to get fit that you can stick to forever and enjoy a superior quality of life as being fit is improving the quality of your life. Nav Dhillon is an online coach with GetSetGo Fitness, an online fitness company that helps people with fitness goals right from losing weight to competing in bodybuilding shows. He has coached individuals from all forms of life, right from people looking to get in shape in general to national level bodybuilding and physique athletes. You can reach Nav on nav.dhillon@getsetgo.fitness or his Instagram handle if you are looking for professional help with your fitness goals.