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  1. You must have seen people supplementing Omega 3-6-9 in their diet. In this article, we'll first have a comprehensive look at what these fatty acids are and then we will decide if you actually need to take them as a supplement or not. Omega 3 Fatty Acids Omega 3 fatty acids are essential fatty acids meaning that your body cannot make them by itself and you need to consume it in your diet. The Three most common types of omega 3 are EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid), DHA(Docosahexaenoic acid) and Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Omega-3's are a crucial part of human cell membranes and have a number of other important functions, including: â Increasing good cholesterol which improves heart health by reducing triglycerides and blood pressure. â Omega 3's reduce symptoms of psychotic disorders which improve mental health and reduces symptoms of depression. â Consumption of Omega 3's decreases Liver Fat and helps in weight management. â They improve bone density and helps your body to fight against inflammation. © Getty Images Unfortunately, an average adult's diet lacks in omega 3's. This has also contributed to a rise in various ailments like obesity, diabetes and heart disease in the past decade or two. Good source of omega 3 include, fish, chia seeds, walnuts, flaxseeds etc. Omega 6 Fatty Acids Omega 6 Fatty acids are also essential therefore you need to consume them from your natural diet. These fats are primarily used by the body for energy. Linoleic acid is the most common type of omega 6 fatty acid. Though omega 6's are essential, our diet normally consists of more omega 6's than required. The recommended ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 is 4:1, while our diet exceeds this ratio manifolds. Since the majority of foods items are cooked in Oils like soyabean oil or sunflower oil, Indians receive more than what is required of this fatty acid. Other sources like Mayonnaise, cashews and walnuts also contain omega 6, therefore there is hardly any individual who does not get enough of this omega acid from his diet. Omega 9 Fatty Acids © Getty Images Omega 9 is non-essential fatty acid meaning your body is capable of producing it by itself. Since they are non-essential there is no adequate intake recommendation for them. Omega 9 are the most abundant fats in the human body. Studies show that consumption of high monounsaturated fats like omega 9, instead of other types of fats could reduce triglycerides levels and bad cholesterol (LDL). Sources of omega 9 are Olive Oil, Cashews, Almonds, Avocado, Peanuts, and Walnuts etc. Do You Really Need To Supplement Them? With the above information, it is quite clear that there's hardly any need to supplement Omega 6 and Omega 9. You just need to supplement Omega 3, that too if you are not able to complete the intake through natural foods. You should always try to consume the fatty acids in the right balance to maintain a healthy life balance.
  2. Studying Twins is Science's love affair from the dawn of time simply because of the near perfect genetic and physical match. This is ideal for scientists to conduct studies for comparing changes in human responses to change in environments. NASA did a similar test with an astronaut who also happens to have a twin brother. Scott Kelly, U.S. astronaut suggested to NASA that he and his identical twin brother, Mark could be a subject of a study of long-term space flight. © NASA This gave scientists and researchers the unique opportunity to monitor two brothers with an identical gene footprint in two very different environments. One in space and one 250 miles below it. Results have finally been publishing and the findings are shocking. Scott experienced changes that his brother Mark did not. These changes went away six months after Scott returned to earth; however, none of these changes posed any health differences. The results are now out and these were the results according to the paper: © Reuters "In this paper, they showed there was no statistically significant difference in genetic modifications they could find between the twin in the space station with the one on the ground," said Gronostajski, the director of the University of New York at Buffalo's Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics graduate program. What were the changes? © NASA Scientists and doctors took many measurements from the Astronaut's body at molecular levels. Such a study has never been done before with such accuracy. Kelly also sent his blood samples to Earth via return capsules. Here are the changes that Kelly's body faced after a year in space: 1. 91.3 percent of Scott's gene activity returned to normal after six months landing back on Earth. The genes never mutated rather respond to the environment. 2. Flu Vaccine has the same effect in Space. 3. Kelly's end caps on Chromosomes got longer in space but returned to normal form upon his return. 4. One category of bacteria in Scott's gut increased, while another decreased; the ratio returned to normal after the mission. We don't yet whether this was harmful or not as more research is needed. 5. Kelly aged faster in terms of physical appearance than his Twin Brother in that period.
  3. We know how tiring and discomforting it can be. Those long hours in traffic, followed by even longer hours at the office and some spent at the gym– your body goes through a lot every day. Getting up every day becomes an ordeal, and even the slightest physical activity leaves you exhausted. But, don't worry. It's now time to say goodbye to those excruciating body aches. And you do not have to pop painkillers to solve this problem. For those times when your bones and muscles creak with nagging aches and pains when you think you can't even take another step, here's something that will help bring relief. 1. Ayurvedic Herb Healing Potli Compress Qtrove.com Potli massage is a popular massage therapy which has been carried out from the ancient ages. It affects our body, emotions, mind, and spirit. It simulates & releases tension in shoulders, neck, and back. It is a powerful tool for reducing stress, fighting a headache and insomnia. When the heated potli is massaged on the body, it opens the pores and relaxes the muscles, allowing the carefully selected herbs to work on the body and mind. Buy it here. 2. Joint Pain Green Tea Qtrove.com With the goodness of nettle leaves, an excellent cure for joint pain, this tea makes good gifts for those who gym extensively. It balances the uric acid proportion in our body and also is proven to be a high source of calcium, proving to be excellent for joint disorders. This green tea is carefully blended with tulsi, lemon tulsi, nettle, rhododendron, and cinnamon. Buy it here. 3. Joint Pain Relief Health Drink Qtrove.com This product is a blend of naturally brewed Himalayan apple juice, turmeric juice, pepper, and honey. It contains strands of 'mother' of vinegar that lends it a cloudy look but is a proof of high-quality unfiltered vinegar. Buy it here. 4. Wintergreen, Chaulmogra & Jatamansi Deep Tissue Balm Oil Qtrove.com Just relax and cover the layers of pain and tight muscles with the Deep Tissue Balm Oil which possesses the healing properties of healing oils which treat chronic pain. It is a perfect amalgamation of ingredients such as chaulmoogra & Jatamansi which relieve pain and act as a natural brain tonics which strengthen the nervous system and are a great stress buster. Buy it here. 5. All Natural Pain Relief Bath Salt Qtrove.com Just add Pain Relief Bath Salt to your bath to feel those aches melt away. Giving you renewed strength to battle the day ahead naturally, these bath salts are paraben-free. Buy it here. And you can find all of these wonderful products and much more at the one-stop-shop for all things good- Qtrove.com, as they make sure they deliver only the best to you. This curated marketplace exhibits and sells only natural and sustainable products from passionate sellers across the country. The products are made naturally and consciously by local sellers which intends to bring their products to the national audience. So, it's time to say bye to mass-produced and boring factory-made goods. The products are made in limited numbers, either by hand or in small facilities with individual care. Spread the good karma by embracing this ultimate shop for all things good and natural. For a limited period, if you pay using your PayTM wallet, you will get 10% cashback up to Rs 100! So hurry up and get to shopping!
  4. Ahmed Hossam Hussein Abdelhamid, commonly known as Mido, is not a name that would immediately ring a bell amongst football fans. But, the 6-feet-2-inch tall striker has played for Ajax, Roma, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United. And, it was with Spurs that Mido managed to establish himself as a cult hero. During a loan spell from Roma, Mido became an instant hot favourite amongst Tottenham fans as he bagged 13 goals in 36 matches. His clinical performances in crunch matches saw him securing a permanent move with Spurs in 2016. At the international level, Mido scored 20 goals in 51 appearances for Egypt before calling time on his career in 2013. View this post on Instagram ððð A post shared by Ahmed Hossam (@ahmedhossammido) on Mar 16, 2018 at 8:36pm PDT But, despite all that, the Egyptian striker gained popularity as the "overweight" footballer after he shared a shirtless picture on Instagram last year. While some compared him to the late drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, others called him a water balloon on social media. The body-shaming, then, instigated Mido to answer back in the way he knows best - like a true champion. View this post on Instagram باخد تا٠Ù٠اÙإعÙاÙ!!!!! ððð A post shared by Ahmed Hossam (@ahmedhossammido) on Apr 16, 2018 at 4:40am PDT Drawing inspiration from the jokes, Mido worked relentlessly in the gym, working with his trainer Aly Mazhar, for countless hours during a day. And, believe it or not, the Egyptian football star lost a staggering 50kg to attain a toned physique. View this post on Instagram #workhardplayhard ÙÙعزت٠ÙجÙاÙ٠ا٠رضÙت بÙا ÙسÙت٠ÙÙ Ùأرحت ÙÙب٠ÙبدÙÙ ÙÙÙت عÙد٠ÙØ­ÙÙدا Ùا٠اÙت Ù٠ترض٠بÙا ÙسÙت٠ÙÙ ÙÙعزت٠ÙجÙاÙÙ ÙأسÙط٠عÙÙ٠اÙدÙÙا ترÙض ÙÙÙا رÙض اÙÙØ­ÙØ´ Ù٠اÙبرÙÙ Ø«Ù Ùا ÙÙÙÙ ÙÙ ÙÙÙا اÙا Ùا ÙسÙت٠ÙÙ A post shared by Ahmed Hossam (@ahmedhossammido) on Mar 7, 2019 at 10:30pm PST “Hitting rock bottom after being recognised as an Egyptian football star and starting your coaching career, getting through surgery, changing your lifestyle and deciding to fully commit to it. Set your goal, have a plan, follow it and results will just be a matter of time," Mido's trainer was quoted as saying by The Sun. View this post on Instagram #workout ðªð½ðªð½ðªð½ @newbalance A post shared by Ahmed Hossam (@ahmedhossammido) on Feb 27, 2019 at 3:22am PST "Most importantly BELIEVE in yourself, get the right support system around you and don't listen to all the negative crap around us every single day. That's willpower and full dedication right there. This is the MIDO we all know. Hats off,” Aly Mazhar added. View this post on Instagram ðªð½ðªð½ðªð½ A post shared by Ahmed Hossam (@ahmedhossammido) on Feb 2, 2019 at 5:47am PST Following his retirement, Mido was seen analysing Premier League games as a football pundit. More recently, he took over the managerial role at Saudi Arabian side Al Wehda where he has won six out of his opening 12 matches in charge. And, as he continues to contribute to the sport, Mido has undoubtedly become an inspiration for all those who're struggling to overcome their problems in life.
  5. Will the real Melania Trump please stand up? No actually, for real. Everyone loves a good conspiracy theory and this one involving the US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump is a little too weird. In short, people online are convinced that Donald Trump brought along a body-double for his wife Melania and the woman in the picture is not actually FLOTUS. Yep, instead of people tweeting about #FakeNews and Donald Trump, the new big thing is #FakeMelania. While all these wild conspiracy theories are almost always bullshit, the proof for this one is right here and it's honestly a little convincing. Both of them recently visited communities in Eastern Alabama to pay their condolences after recent tornadoes hit the area claiming the lives of 23 people. This picture of them basically restarted the entire theory which first surfaced two years ago. President Trump viewing the 23 crosses representing the 23 tornado victims. pic.twitter.com/TgqkWOXLu9 — Sally Pitts (@SallyPitts_WSFA) March 8, 2019 Is it the hand-holding that's giving it away? Because, we all know how much affection they show in public. People are really doubting if it's the real Melania Trump and the hashtag #FakeMelania has started trending on Twitter again. I previously thought the #fakeMelania thing was bullshit but I actually don't think that's her. lol https://t.co/KQNekZy0pi — Danny//B ð (@OGBotterz) March 8, 2019 It's not acceptable at all. A body double for public appearances? How is this an acceptable practice? Seriously. There's a whole different level of bizarre with this family. #fakeMelania — WatchingWoman (@FerryPerson) March 9, 2019 People started investigating. Ok People! Let's list all the ways #FakeMelania is different than #RealMelania. What the hell—it's the weekend, we all deserve some downtime. I'll go first: •Chin Shape pic.twitter.com/vl3hDpMx3k — MellyMedð¦ (@mel_med_larson) March 9, 2019 It's all adding up. How about height difference? #FakeMelania pic.twitter.com/QkQqnDkN7L — Afshin Afghan (@Afshin222) March 9, 2019 The only proof we need, refer to the gif above. Proof. #FakeMelania pic.twitter.com/4vYFl0IcKx — trevor beattie (@trevorbmbagency) March 9, 2019 Wait, did someone solve it? WELL, damn...#FakeMelania pic.twitter.com/VeakxeAnKP — Liza Sabater ðµð·ð¸ð¾ð¹ (@blogdiva) March 9, 2019 What is happening? Too weird for words. Are Melania and #FakeMelania even wearing the same ring? Do secret service agents generally wear such elaborate rings on the job? pic.twitter.com/Hm784nsBNn — Cornelia (@PaladinCornelia) March 9, 2019 Oh, wow. #FakeMelania The body doubles skin looks like a old saddle that been out in the elements for the past 20 years! Lol pic.twitter.com/HQzPcdSK7Z — Sandy C (@s_cala) March 9, 2019 People are being so mean to the fake Melania. The recasting of Melania is the worst I've seen since they recast Aunt Viv in Fresh Prince #fakemelania pic.twitter.com/HDIMi7FDAh — James Corscaddenð®ðªðªð¸ (@jamescorscadden) March 9, 2019
  6. There are certain persistent body issues that can be both embarrassing and exasperating at the same time. Body odour, jock itch, dandruff shed to name a few. However, what most people don't realise is that these are easily solvable problems. So, here is a breakdown of all the things you can do to fix these issues without having a certain someone notice it: 1. A Case Of Bad Breath © Getty Images If you have a case of bad breath that people complain of when they lean in to talk to you then you've got to add these things to your grooming kit. Besides a brush, you need a floss, a tongue cleaner and a mouthwash and add these steps to your brushing routine. For the daily commute keep the chewing gum and a mint box handy for emergencies. Otherwise, it's always to safe to pop in a mint after lunch so any build up is tackled before a stench develops. 2. Body Odour © Getty Images Body odour is natural and something everyone has. However, a particularly strong body odour can literally drive people away from you. This means you need to take care of your body odour and make sure it does not become a trashy stench by the end of the day. So instead of deodorants, try roll-ons, they are more effective and keep you away from smelling bad. 3. Dandruff Shed © amazon The dandruff shed is not only annoying but one of the first symptoms hair fall. Dandruff is the dead skin cells falling off the scalp, which means a lack of deep moisturizing in the scalp that you need to tackle. Aside from anti-dandruff shampoo and conditioner, try a good anti-dandruff cream. 4. Nose And Ear Whiffs © amazon For the extra nose and ear whiffs that you haven't gotten off yet, you need a special trimmer designed for the ear and nose whiffs. These troubling whiffs can be annoying to look at for the other person. A nose and ear hair strand trimmer is a hassle-free and painless way to get rid of these hair whiffs. 5. Dark Eye Circles © amazon For racoon eyes and blemishes that add years to your face, you need a concealer that will conceal all these imperfections in no time. The concealer is not gendered. Stop believing that only women use it. Male beauty matters too. Considering the first impression you send out is your face before you even speak. 6. Annoying Rashes © amazon Here's a secret that will change your life. For all the annoying rashes on your body, from those annoying blisters on the feet to thigh and arm rashes that come from too much friction, gymming, and humid months can all go in two minutes if you apply a baby rash cream. A baby rash cream is made with special ingredients to get rid of any rashes or itchiness that babies get from wearing diapers, which makes these creams super effective. Try it once, trust us, it'll change your life. 7. A Jock Itch © amazon A jock itch or itchy balls is something you might face if you don't have an intimate wash at home that you use regularly. And, we're not even talking chemicals, just natural ingredients like tea tree oil and aloe vera gel that soothe the itch down there and kill any bacteria build up. 8. Stretch Marks © amazon Stretch marks are those red lightning bolt like marks that appear on your skin when you're either going through puberty or your body is transitioning by gaining or losing weight. After a bright rouge, they simmer down to white marks eventually. To get rid of them entirely, you need an essential oil primarily dedicated to getting stretch marks out of the body. A regular application gets them out eventually.
  7. The internet surprises you with new posts every day and one such post took me by surprise today wherein two legends from their respective fields posed together and mentioned about “game planning for something big”. View this post on Instagram Talking shop, game planning the next great @_aamirkhan Aamir Khan transformation! Great respect for this man's dedication to his craft. He's a once in a generation type talent...and he's definitely a student of the iron game! #impressed #aamirkhan #transformationcoming #legend #trainlikeanathlete #teamathlean #athleanx #jeffcavaliere A post shared by ATHLEAN-X™ | Jeff Cavaliere (@athleanx) on Feb 18, 2019 at 5:31pm PST We are talking about Jeff Cavaliere aka Athlean X & Aamir Khan. Jeff Cavaliere is a world famous Fitness YouTuber with over 7 Million Subscribers on YouTube and is easily the best fitness YouTuber for nearly a decade. Jeff isn't merely famous, he is extremely knowledgeable as well. He has been a Physical Therapist and Strength Coach for Base Ball Team-New York Mets and coached several top-level athletes including Tom Glavine and Pedro Martinez, and perennial all-stars Carlos Delgado, Carlos Beltran, David Wright, Jose Reyes, and Billy Wagner. He is well known for his injury rehab and brutal ab training videos. Aamir Khan has been committed to the iron game since the year 2007. His physique in the movie 'Ghajini' and his very recent body transformation for the movie 'Dangal' got worldwide attention, where he went from 30% body fat to under 10% body fat in merely six months. © YouTube In a recent post shared by Jeff Cavaliere, these two gentlemen posed together and Jeff wrote “Game planning the next great Aamir Khan transformation”. This got us extremely curious to check out for which character Aamir Khan is going under a body transformation. According to leads Aamir is working on two projects: 'Mogul' which is a biopic on T-Series' founder Gulshan Kumar and the epic, 'Mahabharata'. Gulshan Kumar had a chubby body which Aamir Khan currently is. Hence most likely Aamir Khan is training under Jeff to get leaner and muscular to play the role of Krishna in 'Mahabharata'. For this role, we speculate Aamir will be less jacked than he was in 'Dangal' and carry a leaner physique, perhaps similar to an MMA fighter. View this post on Instagram Very real advice from the great @_aamirkhan as he prepares to make another transformation. Remember, goals and aspirations without a clear path to reaching them...will likely never become reality! Full video and training coming tomorrow to my YouTube channel... #goals #aamirkhan #onestepatatime #transformation #staytuned #teamathlean #jeffcavaliere #athleanx A post shared by ATHLEAN-X™ | Jeff Cavaliere (@athleanx) on Feb 20, 2019 at 8:02pm PST This collaboration will definitely benefit Jeff Cavaliere's YouTube channel with a subscriber boost of millions. But it will also help the Indian fitness community as many Indian fitness enthusiasts will get exposure to Jeff's training videos and get to see what real fitness science is. And hopefully, leave the expectation of building 6-pack abs in 1 week or increasing height in 1 month. 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.
  8. As last year marked the completion of a decade since the deadly attacks of 26/11, there still exists individuals who survived through this hell and are now living a normal life. One such individual is my client, RSK (name undisclosed), but is brave enough to narrate her story. A story that she now feels is just part of the past and has blown away like wind. Shot And Lying In A Pool Of Blood © RSK A then resident of California, RSK had come over to Mumbai to attend a wedding and decided to meet with her friends at a restaurant at the Oberoi Hotel at Nariman Point. Before even placing an order, RSK and her friends heard something that sounded like “firecrackers” and upon inquiring they were told by the hotel staff that it was the sound of the locals celebrating India's win during a cricket match. The next thing they heard was “duck! duck! This was followed by a shower of bullets and a hand grenade explosion. Two of her friends passed away on the spot, while one of her other friends managed to leave safely. RSK however wasn't able to leave, because she was shot with several bullets and also by shrapnel from the explosion. RSK shouted for help (in Hindi and English) for the next 18 hours lying immobile in her own blood; until a policeman heard her and carried her on a stretcher. It was this time when she realized that one of her arms was hanging loose, almost detached and that she was injured all over her body. Learning To Live Again With A Bullet Still In Her Body After being admitted to a nearby hospital on 27/11, RSK underwent multiple surgeries including bone grafting, a nerve implant and removal of about 7 bullets and shrapnel from her body. She was discharged officially from all medical treatment in February 2009. In fact, she still has a bullet in her body behind her pelvis which was too risky to be removed. After receiving rigorous physiotherapy for the first two years post her surgeries, she finally gained back most of her mobility and movement. 20 Kilos Overweight And The Trap Of Stupid Diets RSK lost a lot of lean body mass staying immobile in the hospital for 3 months and once she returned home, she put on around 20 kilos during the course of a few years. There arrived a time when her doctor suggested her to undergo a knee-surgery due to increased stress on her joints due to high bodyweight. She would lose weight, and gain it back due to an unsustainable approach towards her diet and exercise. She tried a variety of diets: the “liquid” diet suggested by a famous nutritionist, the GM diet and etc. And the result was weight loss and even more weight gain post the dieting phase due to eating out of proportion. © RSK Counting Calories And Weight Training = 22 Kilos Lost It was not until 2017 that she realized the importance of following something more sustainable and consistent. Since then, her nutritionist asked her to focus on her overall caloric intake and macro nutrients; she was also allowed to enjoy some unhealthy options. “I love junk food and I eat some everyday. But I keep the portion-size in mind”, said RSK. She, now, also makes sure to accumulate at least 150 minutes of exercise per week which includes kickboxing, weight training and suspension training. From the time she took this decision, she successfully lost 22 kilos (from 99 kilos to 77 kilos) and has kept it off. Today, she not only feels lighter but also finds it easy to perform activities of daily living due to regular exercise. © RSK As RSK's fitness specialist, I push her just enough without going overboard. Due to limited range of motion in both her arms, I make sure that she trains through the available range. Her workouts include squats, pushups, deadlifts, lunges, burpees, jumping jacks and almost all movements one can think of. The suspension trainer is assistive during movements that require her to deload some weight for pain-free movement. She calls exercising “the necessary evil” but she makes sure to take out the time to engage in it 5 times a week. RSK is one of my special clients because she is one of the very few individuals I know who has seen death so closely. “I'm not scared to die anymore. But I value life more than ever”, said RSK when I asked her about her almost-fatal encounter. Apart from her will power, RSK gives credit to her supportive family and friends for getting her back to normalcy.
  9. Paul Wight, more commonly known as Big Show, has been in the business of bursting his opponents' chests with open-arm slaps and knocking them out with a direct punch to the face with a fist as big as a freaking frying pan for a little over 24 years. Making his not-so-impressive debut with the World Wrestling Association on 24th December 1994 - a match he lost by countout - Big Show made it to the big stage a year later with the World Championship Wrestling. Getting into some of the greatest duels with the biggest names of the wrestling world like Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage, Big Show soon became one of the top in-ring performers in the world. According to his fellow wrestlers, an extremely 'safe' wrestler to perform against, the 7-feet-tall Show had constant health issues because of his massive size and heavy weight resulting in major medical problems such as having an irregular heartbeat, chewed out joints and constant agony for years. Shifting between 'fat' and 'less-fat' body types, over the years, Big Show often asked the typically jacked colleagues like Triple H and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson about their diet plans but could never get a definite response out of them. “When you take the time and do the research (about nutrition) it's more about what suits you, not what suits everybody,” Show spoke out on Conan O'Brien's chat show. One fine day, in what was a comparatively short conversation between Big Show and John Cena, Show talked about how weird it would be for the giant to have abs and Cena said: “Yeah. A giant with abs. That wouldn't be marketable at all,” as he walked away. Cena's words brought a reality check for the wrestler. He realised that coming up with a complete transformation would not only bring him better health, it could also bring along a new in-ring life for the athlete who was desperately searching for his lost mojo. “You don't make the transformation I've made without a serious commitment to changing 40 years of improper diet and improper training,” he told WWE.com. “I wanted to make a change, and I was given the time and opportunity to make a change, so I took advantage of it.” While in the initial days of Show's new determination to transform himself, his body didn't respond to his efforts uniformly, but as the kilos dropped, his muscular physique soon began to come out, which further motivated the big man to do better. The result? Hey @Shaq...glad your training!! Because so am I! #GiantAbs #WrestleMania pic.twitter.com/1WepdkHqWj — “The Big Show” Paul Wight (@WWETheBigShow) January 15, 2017 Show's heaviest was 244 kg. He brought it down to 210 kg and finally Show's current weight is a phenomenal 170 kg! What's really worth marvelling at is the fact that Show not only lost so much weight but also kept his muscles. And guess what, a giant with the giant abs and giant biceps looks a lot more terrifying (a lot more sellable) as compared to a blob moving around the ring with a broken hip in his black tiny spandex! We hope to see Paul 'Big Show' Wight back on the WWE roster soon. Until then, let's leave the big guy to himself with a small 'Happy birthday' note.
  10. Paul Wight, more commonly known as Big Show, has been in the business of bursting his opponents' chests with open-arm slaps and knocking them out with a direct punch to the face with a fist as big as a freaking frying pan for a little over 24 years. Making his not-so-impressive debut with the World Wrestling Association on 24th December 1994 - a match he lost by countout - Big Show made it to the big stage a year later with the World Championship Wrestling. Getting into some of the greatest duels with the biggest names of the wrestling world like Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage, Big Show soon became one of the top in-ring performers in the world. According to his fellow wrestlers, an extremely 'safe' wrestler to perform against, the 7-feet-tall Show had constant health issues because of his massive size and heavy weight resulting in major medical problems such as having an irregular heartbeat, chewed out joints and constant agony for years. Shifting between 'fat' and 'less-fat' body types, over the years, Big Show often asked the typically jacked colleagues like Triple H and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson about their diet plans but could never get a definite response out of them. “When you take the time and do the research (about nutrition) it's more about what suits you, not what suits everybody,” Show spoke out on Conan O'Brien's chat show. One fine day, in what was a comparatively short conversation between Big Show and John Cena, Show talked about how weird it would be for the giant to have abs and Cena said: “Yeah. A giant with abs. That wouldn't be marketable at all,” as he walked away. Cena's words brought a reality check for the wrestler. He realised that coming up with a complete transformation would not only bring him better health, it could also bring along a new in-ring life for the athlete who was desperately searching for his lost mojo. “You don't make the transformation I've made without a serious commitment to changing 40 years of improper diet and improper training,” he told WWE.com. “I wanted to make a change, and I was given the time and opportunity to make a change, so I took advantage of it.” While in the initial days of Show's new determination to transform himself, his body didn't respond to his efforts uniformly, but as the kilos dropped, his muscular physique soon began to come out, which further motivated the big man to do better. The result? Hey @Shaq...glad your training!! Because so am I! #GiantAbs #WrestleMania pic.twitter.com/1WepdkHqWj — “The Big Show” Paul Wight (@WWETheBigShow) January 15, 2017 Show's heaviest was 244 kg. He brought it down to 210 kg and finally Show's current weight is a phenomenal 170 kg! What's really worth marvelling at is the fact that Show not only lost so much weight but also kept his muscles. And guess what, a giant with the giant abs and giant biceps looks a lot more terrifying (a lot more sellable) as compared to a blob moving around the ring with a broken hip in his black tiny spandex! We hope to see Paul 'Big Show' Wight back on the WWE roster soon. Until then, let's leave the big guy to himself with a small 'Happy birthday' note.
  11. The worst nightmares have come to reality for Horacio Sala, the father of the 28-year-old footballer, Emiliano Sala after the Cardiff City striker's body was finally identified by the Dorset police. Shortly after the body was brought to the Portland Port, HM Coroner for Dorset declared to the public that it was recovered from amidst the plane's wreckage and was in fact that of Emiliano Sala, whose jet mysteriously vanished from the air traffic control's radar on 22nd January 2019. In what can only be considered as the final moments of Sala, the footballer got in touch with his father with a WhatsApp voicemail in which he sounded nervous and scared for his life. "If in an hour and a half you have no news from me, I don't know if they are going to send someone to look for me because they cannot find me. But you know… Dad, I am so scared," he had said. Horacio Sala had opened up to the press a couple of days after the voicemail came out when he said: “He (Emiliano) was so happy that he was going there (Cardiff), to an even bigger club… He was doing too well, he was playing so well, and then this news… There are no words to describe the feeling.” Sala was a talented young star was had just signed a major deal with an English Premier League team, Cardiff City FC and was supposed to join his new team for a practice session a day after his unfortunate disappearance took place. He was loved by fans from both his previous team, Nantes, a French Ligue 1 team and Cardiff, equally, who came out in huge numbers to show their condolences with candles, jerseys and big colourful banners. In one of the most heartbreaking moments ever since, Emiliano's sister Romina Sala shared a picture on Facebook of his dog, Nala calmly waiting by the door, for the footballer to come back home. Fans from all over the world came together to mourn over the untimely demise of the Argentinian: Emiliano Sala's last ever goal ð¼ðð¾ #RIPSala pic.twitter.com/XIL2wkprzy — SAMUEL (@SamOgun_) February 7, 2019 This very emotional video tribute to Emiliano Sala will hit you hard. You'll always be remembered by every football fan around the world. ðð» pic.twitter.com/9ynlasTY9i — Mootaz Chehade (@MHChehade) February 8, 2019 This very emotional video tribute to Emiliano Sala will hit you hard. You'll always be remembered by every football fan around the world. ðð» pic.twitter.com/9ynlasTY9i — Mootaz Chehade (@MHChehade) February 8, 2019 Gone but never forgotten RIP Emiliano Sala #MUFC @CardiffCityFC @FCNantes pic.twitter.com/kmFmXqSYDF — Haruto Itsuki ð¯ðµð³ð¬ (@godwin_ogabo) February 8, 2019 to the talent that would terrify the premier league RIP #emilianosala pic.twitter.com/ecp02J9R1M — Aristide Ntaganira (@AristideNtagan1) February 7, 2019 RIP Emiliano Sala. You'll always be remembered â¤â½ï¸ pic.twitter.com/uV21H3P0lr — Filipe Orlando ð (@MrFilipeOrlando) February 7, 2019 R.I.P Emiliano Sala(1990-2019) You're at a better place nowð#PrayForSala pic.twitter.com/8nIe4TE6Yr — Jovan (@jovangolubovic5) February 8, 2019 Rest in Peace, Emiliano Sala ðð­ð Life can sometimes be so cruel and depressing. My thoughts are with the family, friends and both FC Nantes and Cardiff City FC. Reminder for us all that death can come at any time.#EmilianoSala ðð­ð pic.twitter.com/QSZc23COLs — Vincent Atta Mensah (@VincentLucho) February 8, 2019 Heartbreaking to hear the news about Emiliano Sala. Rest in peace! ð Thoughts go out to the family and friends of Emiliano and the pilot. ðð¾ pic.twitter.com/7P07jFmcQR — Antonio Rüdiger (@ToniRuediger) February 8, 2019 No father should suffer the pain of attending his own child's funeral but here, the silver lining is that at least his family can have a proper farewell now that the body was recovered. Cardiff City FC said in a statement: “We offer our most heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the family of Emiliano. He and David will forever remain in our thoughts.”
  12. Actress Julia Roberts once said "True love doesn't come to you, it has to be inside you." Looks like this Japanese dude took some serious 'inspiration' from her words and literally ate his girlfriend, who was actually a cockroach from Africa. Yuta Shinohara, a 25-year-old entomophagist, was in a serious relationship for almost a year with Lisa, his 'beloved' cockroach girlfriend he bought from Africa. In fact, he was so deeply and madly in love with her that he even fantasised having *** with it. Shinohara agreed that although the relationship was platonic, he often imagined having *** with it in a fantasy world where either he was miniaturised or she was super-sized. And you thought your imagination was weird! YouTube/ Asian Boss However, his romantic love story came to a sad end and Shinohara was left devastated when Lisa died. "The day she passed away was difficult, but I knew it had to come since she was a cockroach with a short lifespan,” he said. YouTube/ Asian Boss I don't know if you noticed or not that I mentioned Shinohara is an entomophagist, which means he is someone who practices eating bugs and insects as food. He did the same with his 'true love' Lisa. He ate the cockroach after she died, so that she can live in his heart and body forever. Shinohara said, "I did it with reverence. So now Lisa lives in my heart and continues living as part of my body." How romantic, isn't it? According to Shinohara, Lisa was hotter than any human girl in the world and that they were "100% serious" about each other. In other news, Shinohara is famous for popularising insect cuisine in the country. He often hosts events where he makes and serves dishes likes noodles, cocktails and desserts made from bugs and worms. His 'ramen made with crickets' is supposedly a delicacy loved by people. Even 'creepy' is an understatement for Shinohara's love story, which ended or probably became 'immortal' when he ate her just so she can continue to live in his body. All those people who say "True love knows no boundaries", will probably take back their words now, after meeting Shinohara.
  13. Keeping that extra coat of hair on your body is totally a personal choice. You can choose to keep all that hair right there if that's your call or remove it, if that helps you sleep at night better. Body hair is an extension of you and you really shouldn't be hating it or be insecure because of it. In fact, it's an extension of you that you can modify and mould in whichever way you like. However, it's important to know how to deal with it. There are specific ways to deal with body hair. If you don't follow these, then definitely the growth might present to you as a problem. If you're in the category of people who want to permanently get rid of body hair, and you don't want to deal with the regular bi-monthly hassle of shaving, you could consider these strong options: 1. IPL: Intense Pulsed Light © Instagram In this method, hair is removed for the long term with broad spectrum pulse of light, which basically means that it targets the melanin in the hair in contrast to the melanin in the skin. Once used, it gets rid of unwanted body hair for the long term. For application, simply treat the desired area of the body every two weeks for an eight week period for effective results. However, it's important that you talk to a professional first before you get into this course of treatment. 2. Electrolysis © artofmanilness In electrolysis, the professionals use a slim needle to poke each hair shaft separately, the technique delivers tiny shocks of electricity to the hair follicle, killing the cells that help hair grow. It's relatively expensive and time-consuming. It'll take more sessions to get all the growth out. 3. Laser Treatment © cosmoderma Laser treatment involves a beam that heats up the follicle and puts it in a dormant stage preventing any growth. The results depend on your skin type: the level of pigmentation and the amount of melanin in your hair. Laser treatment offers a permanent reduction, if done right you don't have to engage in regular treatments again.
  14. I began my fitness journey from the very start of January 2017, when I decided to finally be stubborn and strong-willed about my New Year resolution of becoming a fitter version of myself. Set A Goal, Be It Whatever Actually, truth be told, it was not initially about fitness but it was more about trying to look better and improve my appearance and the goals were in all honesty, quite cosmetically-inclined. I had always wanted to have a 6-pack as a kid and the desire to get it was on my bucket list. I wondered if an ordinary person like me could ever achieve the same. So, that was my motivation, to at least try and achieve a physique that Instagram fitness models have. I did not have any major health issues as such, but I would admit that I did fall prey to body image issues about the way I would look. Most people are not entirely proud of the way they look and given a chance would always want to get rid of their pot-bellies, they would like to get rid of their double-chin, and their paunch, and the list is endless and I sadly too was one of these people. Enough Of Lethargy There was always this sense of weakness that existed; the unavoidable consequence of the inactive life that I led. I could barely run a flight of stairs without gasping for air uncontrollably and I barely had the endurance and willingness to even walk short distances. Work, Stress And Poor Eating Even while working as an auditor, an occupation which involved a lot of non-stop travelling, I would think it would be fair to describe my lifestyle as sedentary, as almost 15 hours of my day was spent sitting on a chair. My poor eating habits were quite disorderly as well. I would binge on anything I would see. This food would basically comprise of junk, ranging from the unhealthiest road-side noodles to oily deep-fried samosas and puris with aloo sabji and of course, the entire index of junk food. Steering Things Around So I decided to follow my brother, who is a highly sought-after fitness coach in Kolkata. What set him apart from most trainers in our area was how he focused on the scientific aspect of entire process instead of just simply following a rigid rule of thumb approach. His methodology was remarkably different. It was incredibly important for me to focus on nutrition and that's exactly what he made me do. He made it very clear that no matter what I do inside the gym wouldn't matter if my eating habits weren't fixed. Here is where I learned the concept of energy balance and ensured that there was no extreme method that was resorted to in order to reach my goals. The Basics Of Nutrition To lose weight, one has to put their bodies in a prolonged calorie deficit; it is where you decide to willingly put your body in a state where it expends more energy (as performing any kind of activity would involve) than its energy intake (food). So before talking about my training, it is to be made unreservedly clear that 90% of my focus and mental energy was invested in proper dieting. Workouts My workouts would take no longer than an hour to complete if done properly. It was a simple workout chart that allowed me to train two body parts a day for 6 days a week consistently, followed by a 10-minute cardio session after the weight training routine. Again, I would like to add, there was no strict diet chart that I was told to follow. I was simply asked to use an online calculator that allowed you to estimate what my daily calorie intake would be to maintain my weight and then decide to eat foods that would ensure I end up in a calorie deficit. Stop Demonizing Foods No food is an absolute no-no in my scientifically informed opinion. It is very irrational to demonize a certain food and say that this is healthy and that is not. It is okay to have whatever you want as long as you maintain a calorie deficit. Keep This In Mind A lot of people will tell you how it is impossible to achieve the physique that you want, but remember, I have faced that as well and as overly clichéd as this may end up sounding, you are capable of much more than you can imagine. You can have the dream physique of your life and you are the only one who can get you there.
  15. When life gets crazy and there are multiple things that you are stressing about, more than often, the first thing to go haywire is sleep. We don't get enough rest and are always somehow sleep-deprived! If you eat healthy and exercise regularly but still don't manage to squeeze in at least seven hours of sleep every night, you may undermine all your other efforts. You can still work towards your goal of a sound sleep with a fool-proof schedule or a purpose-built innovation designed to be the most effective sleep-inducer like the Bose Sleepbuds! This new product is the perfect thing to make sure that on-the-go millennials like us catch up on our sleep to avoid facing the perils of not getting enough sleep. But before talking more on the wonder product, here's a reality check of all the things that happen to your body when you don't sleep enough or well: 1. You Get Sick Unsplash Have you ever found yourself falling sick after having a very hectic schedule all week? That's your immune system getting its revenge. Losing sleep can impair your body's ability to fight off illness. This makes it easier to get sick. And there's even a reciprocal relationship between sleep and your immune system. You are more likely to lose additional sleep if your body is fighting off a bug and haven't had enough sleep. 2. You Gain Weight Unsplash If you've not been sleeping well, it can lead to you packing on a couple of kgs. A study examined the relationship between sleep and weight in 21,469 adults over the age of 20. It was found that people who slept less than 5 hours each night over the course of the three-year study were more likely to gain weight and eventually become obese. Those who slept between 7 and 8 hours fared better on the scale. 3. You're More Accident Prone Unsplash If you get 6 or fewer hours of sleep every night, you're three times more likely to be involved in a car accident, according to the National Sleep Foundation. The people most vulnerable are shift workers, commercial drivers, business travellers, and anyone else working long or odd hours. Think twice before getting behind the wheel if you're not sleeping enough. 4. Your Skin Suffers Unsplash Your looks suffer too! One research studied the relationship between sleep habits and the condition of the subjects' skin. The results revealed that those with too little sleep had more fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin colour, and marked looseness of the skin. The poor sleepers were also more dissatisfied with their appearance than their well-rested counterparts. 5. Your Thinking Capabilities Deteriorate Unsplash Ever noticed how to tend to not think clearly or forget things if you miss even one night of sleep. In a study published by Experimental Brain Research, a group of 18 men was given a task to complete. The first task was completed following a full night's sleep. The next task was completed after skipping a night of sleep. Brain functions including memory, decision-making, reasoning, and problem-solving worsened, along with reaction time and alertness. We've all been there. Those nights when you just can't sleep because annoying sounds like snoring, traffic, and loud neighbours are keeping you awake. If you think you have not been sleeping well, don't worry! There is a new solution: a purpose-built innovation designed to be the most effective and comfortable in-ear noise masking solution on the market- the Bose Sleepbuds! Designed for comfort, these tiny, truly wireless sleepbuds deliver uniquely engineered sounds that mask unwanted noise and lull you to sleep. So you can wake up refreshed and ready to take on the day. They look like tiny headphones, but Bose noise-masking sleepbuds are uniquely designed for sleep. They don't stream music or have acoustic noise cancellation. Instead, they use pre-loaded, soothing masking sounds to cover up unwanted nighttime noises so you can get to sleep and stay asleep. If you've not been sleeping well, buy yourself a pair of sleepbuds here. And if you're a loud snorer, do your partner a favour and gift them a good night's sleep with this blessing!
  16. In 'MXP Body Love', we ask people with amazing bodies the key questions about how to achieve, maintain, and basically take care of our bodies in the best way possible, while seeking their guidance on the same. While we want to know hacks on seemingly superficial topics such as how to look good without clothes, we also want to delve deep and discuss bigger issues such as body positivity, acceptance, how to deal with insecurities, and also how to move past difficulties and strive to reach the best version of oneself. Our 'Body Love' expert here is actor Dheeraj Dhoopar. © Dheeraj Dhoopar 1. One food item you should never, ever eat? I feel one must never eat anything made out of refined flour (Maida). It has no nutritional value at all and causes a lot of problems later on in life. 2. The one body part you should never ignore when it comes to workout? The one body part that is ignored the most but must never be ignored is legs. Working out legs has the most benefits, amongst all the body parts. It helps develop cardio vascular strength, helps burn fat faster and also helps in increasing metabolic rate. 3. Natural fuzz vs. waxed/trimmed body hair? I feel trimming body hair is the most convenient, and hence is the best. It saves a lot of time, and also does not affect the skin adversely. If someone naturally has less body hair, then nothing like that. © Dheeraj Dhoopar 4. Grooming essentials - what are the products you can't do without? I can't do without my perfume, and I definitely cannot do without my hair products. I have a lot of them and I keep buying new stuff to experiment with. Whenever I travel out of country I make it to point to get new products, or products that are not easily available. © Dheeraj Dhoopar 5. Shave down there or trim it? I feel trimming is better any day. Saves time and effort. © Dheeraj Dhoopar 6. Best lighting for clicking nudes (or just for the boudoir)? I think natural light during monsoon season is the best when it some to shooting nudes. That light is uniform and one can play with it to any extent as it's not too harsh. © Dheeraj Dhoopar 7. Did you ever face any insecurity about your own body? What did you do to deal with it? I have never faced any insecurity with my body. I know my body well and I know what suits my body. One thing I know is that I have a tendency to put on weight, and so I make it a point to only eat and drink what my body can handle. © Dheeraj Dhoopar 8. What is the toughest challenge according to you, when it comes to obtaining and maintaining a body in its peak shape? I feel the toughest challenge is to keep at it forever. One may attain a good physique but maintaining it forever it the toughest thing to do. A lot of mental toughness and will power is required to continue doing that. 9. Not everyone is content with the way their body looks. How do you suggest one should deal with it? One most know their body to the core. Once you understand your body, you will be comfortable with whoever you are. I don't think anyone who meets you will judge you on your body, because there are a lot of other things you need to work on before you focus on that. © Dheeraj Dhoopar 10. The lines are constantly thinning, when it comes to what is beautiful and what is not. Body positivity is slowly catching up, and the 'accepted standards' of beauty and fitness are getting questioned. What are your views about it? I completely support it, as there can't be any set parameters to judge anyone physically, especially since we live in a society. I feel getting comfortable with our own body by accepting the flaws makes us open to various other forms of body types around us, which is essential for our own mental well-being.
  17. The fitness industry is growing with every passing day and everyone wants to get a beach-ready six-pack bod in the shortest period of time. It's crazy how folks dump their money into whatever or whoever that promises shortcuts to get a six pack these days. Let's cut the BS and get to the point. Getting a beach-ready body is not easy. If it were, you'd find men flaunting their six-pack on the beach all the time and that's certainly not the case. I'm going to tell you the 5 most important things you actually need to do to get a beach body. 1. Mindset Like I mentioned, getting a six-pack is not easy. To achieve it, you must plan your things before your actions. Be realistic with your goals and stick to it. The best way would be to focus on short-term goals which lead to your end goal. For example, your goal is to get lean by summer then your short-term goal should be to lose 2 to 4 pounds by a month. © YouTube 2. Behaviour And Lifestyle If you want to get fit you must have a proper systematic routine per day. Your desire, dedication and discipline should be in a triangle. Adding to that you must give yourself some room to socialize with your friends and family. You don't have to restrict yourself all the time from social events or outings. 3. Nutrition Fat loss pills, fat burners or cutting your carbs is not the answer. The secret sauce to get fit comes from your dietary calorie intake. Food should be your number one priority. Your body needs the energy to move around or conduct any physical work and that energy comes from food. Don't starve yourself. Muscles are built when you feed them with a proper combination of necessary nutrients i.e. protein, carbs and fats. Eat in a calorie deficit and do it consistently. 4. Training If you want to look good with muscles and low body fat, training is your best friend when it comes to building muscle and preserving it. Without resistance training, your body won't be able to hold the muscle you already have. Get yourself into a gym, train smartly and focus on progression. Make it a daily habit. © Pixabay 5. Sleep Every human being's best recovery system is sound sleep. It is one of the most forgotten muscle builders. You train, you fuel your body with food, you grow when you sleep and recover from your training stimulus. Good sleep can increase your overall performance. Get at least 7 to 8 hours of undisturbed sleep every night. To conclude, set some realistic goals, upgrade your lifestyle to a healthy one, follow your diet and gym regime religiously and sleep well. Because this will help you not just get a beach body but also stay that way for long. Author bio: Yashovardhan Singh is an online fitness coach with www.getsetgo.fitness, an online fitness platform. Along with lifting weights and building his physique, he is also a motorbike enthusiast, an animal lover. You can connect with him on Instagram or drop him an email on yashovardhan@getsetgo.fitness.
  18. Did you know that your body slows down your kidney while you sleep? Also, if you stop sleeping, you will never have any permanent memory! Next time when you find your girlfriend looking adorable while sleeping, remember that she is registering everything you did during the daytime to use it against you in future. Here below are 10 pretty weird AF things that are happening to our body while we are in deep sleep: 1. Paralyses © Wikipedia Everytime you sleep, your body repeats a sleep cycle various times. One of the stages of this cycle is REM, i.e. Rapid Eye Movement. If someone wakes you up while you are in REM stage, you are most likely to remember your dream. While your brain is registering temporary memory into permanent slots, it paralyses your body so that your muscles will not move, interpreting these signals as commands. This is a totally different phenomenon from sleep paralysis. Sleep paralysis is not being able to move even though you are conscious. Few people consider it a paranormal activity as they feel like someone is sitting on their chest. Visit your physician if you experience something similar; it could be a symptom of narcolepsy. 2. Jerking Awake © Pixabay Hypnic jerks or hypnagogic jerks make you feel like you have been jolted into consciousness. A sensation that you are falling might also be a cause for the discontinuation of your sleep. The limited studies done on the matter could not agree on a specific reason of occurrence. 3. Eye Movement If you have noticed someone's eyeball move while sleeping, don't be alarmed. Each sleep cycle lasts for around 90 minutes and REM is the final stage. During the REM stage, your pupils will quickly from left to right. 4. Producing Human Growth Hormone © Pinterest Beauty sleep isn't an utter myth. While sleeping, the blood glucose level of your body is comparatively lower. This lower glucose level is believed to trigger an essential hormone called growth hormone, also known as HGH. This hormone helps in regenerating the muscles, bone and other tissues. 5. Narrowing Of Throat © Flickr What's worse than a snoring partner? While you struggle to search for a justifiable answer to that question, let us tell you why your partner snores. Multiple situations can trigger snoring, including tonsillitis, stuffy nose, and narrow throat. The fact that your breathing pattern changes while sleeping might not surprise you, but did you know that your throat naturally narrows as your muscles are relaxing? In extreme conditions (called sleep apnea) your throat can completely close. 6. Grinding Teeth © Pinterest Bruxism is a scientific term to describe conscious teeth clenching or grinding. Most people suffer from this condition; while in some cases it may be insignificant, others end up with cracked teeth and swollen jaw muscles. This is exactly why dentists recommend some people to use mouth guards while sleeping. 7. Slowing Down Of Kidneys © Pixabay While other body organs seem to follow the hare, your kidneys consider the tortoise its idol. The kidneys' role in your body is to filter toxins out of your bloodstream and add the waste to urine. This mechanism is slowed down multiple folds to reduce the amount of urine production while you are asleep. 8. Making Up Stories © Pixabay Sometimes, there are few dreams which seem so vivid that you can't separate them from reality. Even after years of research, scientists fail to explain the stories and characters we dream about. There is no proper scientific explanation as to why certain dreams feel so real. 9. Creating An Explosion © Pinterest Exploding head syndrome is a rare condition experienced by few. These people hear a loud crash in their dreams. Most of these people explain that the voice sounds like a gunshot and is generally experienced while they are drifting off to sleep. Even though it doesn't cause any pain, it is definitely frightening for the sufferer. These people are usually adults over 50 years of age. 10. Turning Into A Chatterbox © Flickr Mumbling while dreaming is a rather common condition, in fact, it happens to about 5 per cent of the world's population. But did you know that men are more susceptible to it than women? It does not have any severe symptoms and scientists are yet to give an explanation over it. However, it is believed to be linked to another sleep issue called sleep apnea. In sleep apnea, breathing repeatedly stops and starts multiple times during the entire sleep cycle.
  19. In 'MXP Body Love', we ask people with amazing bodies the key questions about how to achieve, maintain, and basically take care of our bodies in the best way possible, while seeking their guidance on the same. While we want to know hacks on seemingly superficial topics such as how to look good without clothes, we also want to delve deep and discuss bigger issues such as body positivity, acceptance, how to deal with insecurities, and also how to move past difficulties and strive to reach the best version of oneself. Our 'Body Love' expert here is actor Kunal Kapoor. © Instagram/kunalkkapoor 1. One food item you should never, ever eat? I believe one should consciously avoid eating fried food. I grew up eating fried food, and the college I went to had the best Pav-Vada. I, however, have given it up completely, and haven't indulged in it since the past two years or so. © Instagram/kunalkkapoor 2. The one body part you should never ignore when it comes to workout? Legs. Unfortunately, in our country, it's always somehow about 'looking fit' than actually being fit. It's always about looking muscular and filling up the T-shirts. So people don't really work on their legs - which is absolutely unhealthy, not to mention unaesthetic. Apart from legs, glutes are also important when it comes to overall fitness, not only to look hot in a pair of jeans, but to maintain a healthy core as well. Also, we should also train the smaller muscles in our body regularly, that often gets ignored, thereby causing muscular imbalances and injuries. © Instagram/kunalkkapoor 3. Natural fuzz vs. waxed/trimmed body hair? I'm absolutely comfortable with the natural fuzz, but I'm open to trimming or waxing if a role demands it. © Instagram/kunalkkapoor 4. Grooming essentials - what are the products you can't do without? A good face wash, a good perfume (I have a huge collection of perfumes), and a nail-cutter. © Instagram/kunalkkapoor 5. Shaving Vs. trimming? Shaving seems to be a lot of work. Trimming is far easier. Anyway I like my stubble, so trimming it is. © Instagram/kunalkkapoor 6. Best lighting for clicking shirtless pictures? Till this point, honestly, I never thought about it. © Instagram/kunalkkapoor 7. Did you ever face any insecurity about your own body? What did you do to deal with it? I did, of course. Even though the popular belief runs that only overweight people get body shamed, it's not true. I was skinny as a kid, was always conscious of it. I tried to deal with it by taking up physically demanding stuff, in order to prove myself in front of other kids. I discovered the magic of exercising and workouts when I was about 16, and have never looked back since. I started doing martial arts, push-ups, pull-ups, and also started going to the gym. Even though I did it mainly to just look good at that point in time, it proved to be life-changing. © Instagram/kunalkkapoor 8. What is the toughest challenge according to you, when it comes to obtaining and maintaining a body in its peak shape? I have a terrible sweet tooth. I can finish off mithhai boxes or bars of chocolates in minutes. Even though I control it well now-a-days, it's still challenging for me. Also, I'm an overall foodie who comes from a family where everything is cooked in desi ghee and food is rich and delicious overall. Ghee is good for you, btw, provided you limit the consumption in case you're trying to build an aesthetically appealing physique. © Instagram/kunalkkapoor 9. Not everyone is content with the way their body looks. How do you suggest one should deal with it? I think the only way to deal with that is to look at it with a different approach. One should of course try to look good, but that should never be the aim with which they should plan their workouts. The goal should be to always be stronger than what you were yesterday. That way, you remain consistent, and automatically gain a better physique. I have seen really strong looking, muscular people who can't even touch their toes. What's the point of such shallow satisfaction in terms of how your body looks if it's not strong and flexible enough? Also, you should have fun while working out. Remember how we used to do somersaults and cartwheels effortlessly as children, and can't seem to do it any more when we are adults? Perhaps that's just because we forget to have fun once we grow up. © Instagram/kunalkkapoor 10. The lines are constantly thinning, when it comes to what is beautiful and what is not. Body positivity is slowly catching up, and the 'accepted standards' of beauty and fitness are getting questioned. What are your views about it? One should stop following trends, because they are just that - trends, and they will keep changing. What a body should look like will keep changing, and you can't keep up with that. What one needs to look at is their overall well-being. By that, I don't mean only physical well-being, but their mental and emotional well-being as well, and there can be multiple ways to achieve that. For example, I do an hour of meditation every morning, and that seems to help me out a lot in terms of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. So all one needs to focus on is what they feel about their own physique, and their own health, rather than focusing on what the world thinks about it.
  20. In 'MXP Body Love', we ask people with amazing bodies the key questions about how to achieve, maintain, and basically take care of our bodies in the best way possible, while seeking their guidance on the same. While we want to know hacks on seemingly superficial topics such as how to look good without clothes, we also want to delve deep and discuss bigger issues such as body positivity, acceptance, how to deal with insecurities, and also how to move past difficulties and strive to reach the best version of oneself. Our 'Body Love' expert here is actor Saqib Saleem. © Instagram/saqibsaleem 1. One food item you should never, ever eat? Karela. I just don't like Karela. © Instagram/saqibsaleem 2. The one body part you should never ignore when it comes to workout? I'd say legs. You should always train legs. © Instagram/saqibsaleem 3. Natural fuzz vs. waxed/trimmed body hair? Waxed/Trimmed Body Hair. © Instagram/saqibsaleem 4. Grooming essentials - what are the products you can't do without? A good body wash, a collection of perfumes, & a good face wash. © Instagram/saqibsaleem 5. Shave down there or trim it? No comments. © Instagram/saqibsaleem 6. Best lighting for clicking nudes (or just for the boudoir)? Why would I click nudes? I don't click nudes. © Instagram/saqibsaleem 7. Did you ever face any insecurity about your own body? What did you do to deal with it? I was a little chubby as a kid, but somehow the fat didn't make me conscious about anything. I was a sportsman. I played sports & it was all good. I eventually lost that extra weight. © Instagram/saqibsaleem 8. What is the toughest challenge according to you, when it comes to obtaining and maintaining a body in its peak shape? The toughest challenge is the diet - to get the food right & to keep it really clean. That's undoubtedly the toughest thing when it comes to maintaining a body in its peak shape. © Instagram/saqibsaleem 9. Not everyone is content with the way their body looks. How do you suggest one should deal with it? One should just be happy with whatever they have while always trying to be a better version of themselves. One should always motivate themselves, and push themselves to try and be a better person, along with working towards a better body everyday. It's essentially an everyday affair. © Instagram/saqibsaleem 10. The lines are constantly thinning, when it comes to what is beautiful and what is not. Body positivity is slowly catching up, and the 'accepted standards' of beauty and fitness are getting questioned. What are your views about it? I think one should concentrate on just being fit, rather than 'looking fit'. You don't need to have a six pack to be fit. You're fit if you can comfortably finish a 5 km run, irrespective of what people say. All I care about, superficially, is just looking good in all sorts of outfit - right from jackets to T-shirts. That is sustainable and would suffice for me.
  21. In 'MXP Body Love', we ask people with amazing bodies the key questions about how to achieve, maintain, and basically take care of our bodies in the best way possible, while seeking their guidance on the same. While we want to know hacks on seemingly superficial topics such as how to look good without clothes, we also want to delve deep and discuss bigger issues such as body positivity, acceptance, how to deal with insecurities, and also how to move past difficulties and strive to reach the best version of oneself. Our 'Body Love' expert here is actor Sooraj Pancholi. © Instagram/soorajpancholi 1. One food item you should never, ever eat? I won't comment on any food item, but I strongly advise against taking fat burners. I always see youngsters ingesting fat burners without any proper guidance, and that should be a complete no-no, for your general well-being in the future. © Instagram/soorajpancholi 2. The one body part you should never ignore when it comes to workout? Legs, for sure. © Instagram/soorajpancholi 3. Natural fuzz vs. waxed/trimmed body hair? I have never waxed my body. I'd say trimmed. © Instagram/soorajpancholi 4. Grooming essentials - what are the products you can't do without? The basics. Perfume and Vitamin E cream suffice for me. © Instagram/soorajpancholi 5. Shave down there or trim it? It really depends on the occasion. © Instagram/soorajpancholi 6. Best lighting for clicking shirtless pictures / nudes (or just for the boudoir)? Again, depends on the kind of picture I'm going for, but I'd say top lighting doesn't work for me, even though it's popular. © Instagram/soorajpancholi 7. Did you ever face any insecurity about your own body? What did you do to deal with it? I'm still insecure about my body. I feel that is what takes me to the gym every day. I feel that's not essentially a bad thing, because while I'm not obsessed with it, I don't want to feel complacent as well. I feel it's okay to feel that way, because even the most successful bodybuilders are not completely happy with their body. © Instagram/soorajpancholi 8. What is the toughest challenge according to you, when it comes to obtaining and maintaining a body in its peak shape? Diet, without a doubt. It's extremely difficult to strictly maintain a diet all year round. © Instagram/soorajpancholi 9. Not everyone is content with the way their body looks. How do you suggest one should deal with it? No one can be perfect. Perfection is a myth. Especially, with the advent of social media, especially Instagram, the pressure of obtaining a particular standard has been mounting on everyone. I feel instead of chasing something unrealistic, one should actually work towards something sustainable, and what they feel at peace with. Even the best of bodybuilders aren't 100% happy with their physiques, but they strive to achieve what matters to them. We should take a cue from them and work towards goals that we ourselves have set, and not participate in someone else's race. © Instagram/soorajpancholi 10. The lines are constantly thinning, when it comes to what is beautiful and what is not. Body positivity is slowly catching up, and the 'accepted standards' of beauty and fitness are getting questioned. What are your views about it? I think it's amazing. I feel body positivity is essential because it boosts everyone's self-confidence. One doesn't need to have an eight pack to look good. A little bit of tummy or curves are beautiful in their own way, and everyone needs to understand this. A quintessential 'beach' body might look aesthetically appealing from outside, but it's not necessarily healthy if it's loaded with steroids. I think people should focus more on being actually fit, rather than focusing on looking fit. If you feel fit, you are automatically beautiful, and no other validation is required post that.
  22. In 'MXP Body Love', we ask people with amazing bodies the key questions about how to achieve, maintain, and basically take care of our bodies in the best way possible, while seeking their guidance on the same. While we want to know hacks on seemingly superficial topics such as how to look good without clothes, we also want to delve deep and discuss bigger issues such as body positivity, acceptance, how to deal with insecurities, and also how to move past difficulties and strive to reach the best version of oneself. Our 'Body Love' expert here is actor Pulkit Samrat. 1. One food item you should never, ever eat? If one wants to avoid, one must avoid sugar as much as possible! © Instagram/pulkitsamrat 2. The one body part you should never ignore when it comes to workout? Legs. © Instagram/pulkitsamrat 3. Natural fuzz vs. waxed/trimmed body hair? Waxed/trimmed. © Gaurav Bhatt 4. Grooming essentials - what are the products you can't do without? Skin oils help keep your skin hydrated, and bees wax balm - a multipurpose miraculous balm that keeps dry skin and chapped lips at bay. © Rohan Shreshta 5. Shave down there or trim it? Depends on the demand ;) © Gaurav Bhatt 6. Best lighting for clicking nudes (or just for the boudoir)? Moonlight ;) © Instagram/pulkitsamrat 7. Did you ever face any insecurity about your own body? What did you do to deal with it? Never! One feels insecure only when one starts to compare with others. Every body is different. Every muscle group reacts differently to your workout and diet regime. Find an active balance in life and make more active and wise choice of food and lifestyle. © Gaurav Bhatt 8. What is the toughest challenge according to you, when it comes to obtaining and maintaining a body in its peak shape? After sometime of hard hitting and consistent workout there comes a tipping point when your body's just about go on a roller coaster change overall. Patience is what will help here!! Just when you think body's not responding to workout or being stagnant for sometime now, throw in a challenge, change your regime, shuffle things around and the body will happily move forward with you on this fitness journey. © Instagram/pulkitsamrat 9. Not everyone is content with the way their body looks. How do you suggest one should deal with it? Never compare. Never chase any sort of unattainable Instagram-ish Photoshopped physique! Every body had strong points and weak points. Recognise them and make the weak ones strong and strong ones stronger. © Gaurav Bhatt 10. The lines are constantly thinning, when it comes to what is beautiful and what is not. Body positivity is slowly catching up, and the 'accepted standards' of beauty and fitness are getting questioned. What are your views about it? I have no opinions when it comes to what is a beautiful body! I like a fit body. That's beautiful! And fit doesn't just mean that one has to have six packs etc. It's about moving your ass every single day and shunning the sedentary lifestyle. It's about making wise food choices. It's about how you feel when you done with any sort of activity, be it weight training, functional training, jog, cycle, martial arts, dance, swimming and what not! But move that ass to keep that heart pumping in a healthy fashion.
  23. In 'MXP Body Love', we ask people with amazing bodies the key questions about how to achieve, maintain, and basically take care of our bodies in the best way possible, while seeking their guidance on the same. While we want to know hacks on seemingly superficial topics such as how to look good without clothes, we also want to delve deep and discuss bigger issues such as body positivity, acceptance, how to deal with insecurities, and also how to move past difficulties and strive to reach the best version of oneself. Our 'Body Love' expert here is model, anchor, and actor Karan Wahi. © Instagram/imkaranwahi 1. One food item you should never, ever eat? There is nothing really that I do not eat . I am allergic to corn, but I eat that too when the craving is too much. © Instagram/imkaranwahi 2. The one body part you should never ignore when it comes to workout? Legs. It's the base of your frame, and stronger legs mean a better frame. You don't have to go mad with heavy weights, but one should make it a point to work on them for sure. © Instagram/imkaranwahi 3. Natural fuzz vs. waxed/trimmed body hair? I have become a fan of natural fuzz with time, though I don't mind either. © Instagram/imkaranwahi 4. Grooming essentials - what are the products you can't do without? I believe in the basics. A body wash, a perfume, and mouthwash suffice for me. © Instagram/imkaranwahi 5. Shave down there or trim it? Let's just keep that a mystery? © Instagram/imkaranwahi 6. Best lighting for clicking nudes (or just for the boudoir)? Not a fan of nudes. If you're comfortable in your own skin, lighting honestly doesn't matter. © Instagram/imkaranwahi 7. Did you ever face any insecurity about your own body? What did you do to deal with it? I have never really faced insecurities about my body. But I make sure that if I want to achieve a certain goal, I work towards it. © Instagram/imkaranwahi 8. What is the toughest challenge according to you, when it comes to obtaining and maintaining a body in its peak shape? I think obtaining a good physique is easy, but maintaining it is the hard part. No one can be in peak shape for a really long time, so you gotta know where to draw the line, and at what point u can maintain it easily. © Instagram/imkaranwahi 9. Not everyone is content with the way their body looks. How do you suggest one should deal with it? Well, body shaming is the reason people feel uncomfortable. But I feel everyone needs to have a goal and work towards it. Every body type is different and every person is different- so what works for someone, might not work for you. Get inspired, but don't copy. © Instagram/imkaranwahi 10. The lines are constantly thinning, when it comes to what is beautiful and what is not. Body positivity is slowly catching up, and the 'accepted standards' of beauty and fitness are getting questioned. What are your views about it? I feel the pressure of looking ripped or chiselled has got to do with the fad than people actually wanting to be fit. Fitness has never been about how you look, but it's about how you feel, and in the process, if you obtain a chiselled structure, that's an add-on. People are finally realizing that it's more important to be healthy than to be size 0 or have an eight-pack. It's important to understand that accepted standards have been set by people only, and what is great for one, may not be for others.
  24. You are a busy dude with a very hectic schedule. You want to hit the gym consistently and your work does not give you the liberty to do so. And even if you make it to the gym, you just do not have the energy to endure a grueling 1.5-hour session for the day. What do you do then? Is getting in shape, not an option for you at all? Do not worry, I got you. In this article, I will share with you a training split that will let you be out of the gym in 45-minutes while getting the work done. How To Do It Perform all the exercises for 8 to 15 reps in a circuit fashion with minimal rest (or as needed) between different exercises. Once the circuit is done, rest for 2-3 minutes and repeat the circuit as mentioned below. Exercise 1: Lat Pulldown © Thinknstock Sets: 3 Reps: 8 to 15 Exercise 2: Incline Dumbbell/Machine Chest Press © Pixabay Sets: 3 Reps: 8 to 15 Exercise 3: Leg Press © YouTube Sets: 3 Reps: 8 to 15 Exercise 4: Dumbbell Romanian Deadlifts © YouTube Sets: 3 Reps: 8 to 15 Exercise 5: Bench Press © YouTube Sets: 3 Reps: 8 to 15 Exercise 6: Seated Rows © YouTube Sets: 3 Reps: 8 to 15 Exercise 7: Triceps pushdowns © YouTube Sets: 3 Reps: 8 to 15 Exercise 8: Bicep Curls © Pinterest Sets: 3 Reps: 8 to 15 This circuit repeated three times would not take more than 45 minutes inside the gym. Take a day or two rest between the sessions. That way, you will have to just be inside the gym for 90 to 135 minutes per week. The benefits of this workout: 1. Time-saving, obviously. 2. Good for fat loss, when coupled with a caloric deficit. 3. Can be used during a muscle building phase too. 4. Trains all your major muscles. 5. You do not have to wait for your turn at the gym for long, especially during the busy hours. It is also beneficial to be adequately warmed up before you begin your circuits. A 5-minute cardio walk at a semi-fast speed along with a bit of dynamic stretching at the beginning would definitely help. Also note, having a day or two rest between sessions can be optimal as you will be adequately rested to perform your best during a session. So now a busy schedule will not be an obstacle for you to get into shape. 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.
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