Aqua Exercises- A new way to lose weight for youngsters and 50 pluses

Aqua Exercises

Exercising is less troubling when you’re in a pool of splashing water. It is something that not only rejuvenates your body, but also helps your mind release stress. Aquatic workout being easy has proven to be more fat burning and healing.  So dive into an all new workout routine and feel the difference.
Below are 5 aqua exercises that will help you with overall body tone.

  • Leg Raises :-

Holding on to an edge of a wall, lift your leg sideward, till you observe pressure on your side thighs. This will help tone your lower thighs.

  • Water abs :-

You can put on a tube for support and let your body float, henceforth lifting both the legs together as well as simultaneously. This will help build strength and tone the waistline and upper body.

  • Jogging :-

Water jogging is one of the easiest but effective workout for weight loss and muscle tone. It is necessary for you to be hydrated before you start water jogging.

  • Flutter Kick :-

Holding on to the edge of the pool, let you body float. Kick you leg upward, feeling pressure on your waist, love handles and thighs and calves. This exercise replicates swimming pattern, and helps you with an overall body tone.

  • Cross Knees to Elbows :-

Bring your elbow down across your body to meet your opposite knee, holding your core tight and then switch sides. You can also bounce on your toe a little to enjoy it more.
The best part about pool workout is that it is safe and easy for the people of age-group above 50. It would not only help their muscles get stronger but also help them stay fit and flexible with their regular body movements. A lot of physiotherapists recommend pool exercises for the senior citizens.

Basic health and fitness tips for water exercises-

  • Make sure you are hydrated.
  • Avoid eating heavy before or after the workout.
  • Let your diet compliment your workout plan.
  • Take care of the safety while going deep in the water.
  • Best workout can be done under the supervision of an instructor.

Famous Clubs for Acqua Exercises


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can be exercises can be learnt best and practiced under the training classes that goes on in the following clubs of few metro cities in India-

Lifestyle Swim and Gym
Vasant Vihar, Delhi
Budget- Rs 2500-5000
Offers- Gym, Zumba, Aqua Zumba, Swimming, Aerobics and Yoga
Phone- +911133107518
You can also book a trial session.

Micky Mehta’s 360 degree gym.
Mumbai
Offers short term and regular courses on Aqua Aerobics
Phone- 9820094323, 23804621
For more info visitmickeymehtahbf.com/

Deccan Gymkhana
Next to Shyadri Hospital, Pune
Offers swimming and all sorts of Pool Workout training
Phone- 020-2567 5994, 020-2543 0071
For more info visit- http://www.deccangymkhana.com

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Stay Young and Healthy

Old age brings along stress, wrinkles, marks and what not. But, time can be rewound by following these stay young secrets we put here at Fashion Trends and Tips. It is so simple to follow and does not require any demanding trainer. Just do whatever you enjoy doing the most.

Get off your couch

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According to a research, walking 15 minutes a day lowers the risk of diseases.  Physical exercises not only help in building bones and muscles but also boost brain power. Take out 15 minutes for a daily workout.

Give yourself a break

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Studies have shown that stress is the cause of premature aging. Stress hormones lead to high blood pressure which causes the heart to beat faster. Stress constitutes a destructive chain of events such as excessive anger, insomnia, anxiety, depression, heart attacks etc.

Meditation or a relaxation state is the best remedy for this problem which involves repeating a prayer or a sound. It relaxes the body and also prevents age-related changes in the brain.

Drink Red Wine

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A small amount of red wine a day can induce an essential element, Resveratrol in the body. It is found in grapes skin and assures longer lifespan. It reduces liver problems, the risk of diabetes and hence reducing obesity-related deaths. The grape seed procyanidins in red wine lower cholesterol levels and prevents heart diseases.

Do Yoga

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Yoga provides energy, flexibility, better posture and less stress. Yogic breathing establishes a connection between the mind and the body which further has anti-aging advantages. It detoxifies the body, oxygenating the cells improving the digestive, reproductive and the immune system which leads to glowing skin and reduced illness.

Drink Green Tea  

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A cup of green tea a day not only manages weight but also rejuvenates body metabolism. It prevents lung and breast cancer. It is known to prevent remissions, colorectal and also Alzheimer’s disease. Regular intake of green tea keeps the brain sharper.

Eat a Superfruit

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Pomegranates and Goji berry has anti-aging properties and protects the body against many diseases. Pomegranate juice reduces cholesterol and blood pressure preventing heart diseases. It also protects the skin from UV rays. Goji berry is a superfruit constituting more vitamins, calcium, magnesium, amino acids than other fruit which stimulates the growth hormone, enhances memory and improves sleep and immune system.

Do Mental Aerobics

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Do Brain exercise by solving crossword puzzles or other brain games which improve the functioning of both the brain hemispheres? It revives the brain and also prevent cognitive decline.

Feel the Love

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The feeling of love boosts up mental and physical health. It releases hormones like oxytocin which release stress, improves the immune system and cardiovascular health.

Do not overeat

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Maintain a regular diet which not only maintains a figure but also boosts up metabolism. Drinking a glass of water before or after the meal prevents over eating and dehydration.

Look at the brighter side

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A happy heart always looks beautiful. Always notice the positive side and never forget to smile.

RELAXATION TECHNIQUES THAT BRING CHANGE IN YOUR LIFE

Its 6am “snooze the alarm” but, one has to get up anyway at the next gong, another day begins and how long it takes to end varies. From students to work horse to home makers, all have their own bunch of stress and anxieties. You need evidence to relish this?  In a recent survey it was cited that heart disease is a major cause of death in several countries and talking in singular, in India heart disease is the largest cause of death today. Stress not only engulfs heart but, various other ailments bloom up because of it. In the rat race we forget that relaxation is an energy booster that is essential to continue this race.

Here are some easy relaxation tips for a healthy mind and body –

 

  • MEDITATION

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This tops the chart because we all know about it and it appears cliché’ right? But, emphasis is on the fact that it is one of the best relaxation techniques. Begin by taking deep breaths, this slows down the heart rate, relaxes your body and stabilizes the blood sugar level by providing oxygen luxury. Now begin meditating, sit cross legged and focus. You could chant a verse or something too. This not only relaxes the mind but contributes to you health and fitness.

 

  • SPOIL IN THE SPA-

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One doesn’t need to go to a professional spa for this. Fill the tub with warm water and light some aroma candles around and you are all set. This is a much desirable winter relaxation funda.

 

  • PICK YOUR HOBBY

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Break free your monotonous and routine life and binge on what you enjoy. Something you are good at but, simply forgotten it amidst your tedious schedule.

 

  • MUSIC

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The sound strings have proven to improve mental health. Plug in any of your favorite track and enjoy it. Since winters are on enjoy it in your quilt.

 

  • FAMILY DAY

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Hang on, it is not about the WhatsApp family group, and rather the ones you reside with. Talk to each other, burn out the stress going in your life. Spend some quality time together. ‘A lot can happen over coffee or a chain per charkha’ could be the ideal winter way of relaxing.

 

  • EXERCISE

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This is a must on your health and fitness regime! Pick your own workout to burn calories. This cuts the extra energy and puts you on a relax mode.

 

  • FOOD INDULGENCE –

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Enjoying some hot meal is a bang on winter relaxation tip. December days are on the go and a lot of steam heat waves are tempting. Even otherwise you must indulge in your favorite food once in a while, forgetting your diet call.

 

  • STAYING POSITIVE

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This is an all-time mantra for the lowest of times.  It’s next to impossible to have a perfect life but, we must learn to balance it.

A healthy lifestyle is the apex wealth!

Ayurveda Retreating Centres in India

Ayurveda has its roots in India and Ayurveda tourism is also growing dramatically in the country. 70% of the Indian population use Ayurvedic methods for health care which can improve fitness as well as overall quality of life eliminating dependency on medication. Fashion trends and tips here introduces various Ayurveda retreating centers across the country. These centers are usually located at the outskirts of the city.

Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort:

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Established in 1985, this resort was the world’s first Ayurvedic resort. It is located in the south of Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram and is about 21 km from International Airport at Thiruvananthapuram. Pizhichil is one special massage here that uses a variety of herbal oils and proved effective in curing diseases like nervous disorders and paralysis. Abhyangam treatment is effective for people suffering from diabetes and obesity. Several other healing exercises are available for curing skin diseases, sports injuries, fluctuating levels of blood pressure, high cholesterol and breathing problems. Yoga classes and boat tours are also included in the course.

Kairali Ayurvedic Health Village, Kerala

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It is situated in Palakkad in Kerela. The ayurvedic health system is based on traditional oil massages which are totally free from toxicity and side effects. There are 30 exclusive villas including Delux Villa, Classic Villa, Royal Villa, and Maharaja Suite. It also conducts special courses and training programs as fitness tips in Ayurveda Panchakarma and in Yoga and Meditation. It practices Panchakarma and help in curing diseases like Arthritis, Bronchial Diseases, Paraplegia, Hemiplegia, Infertility, Sinusitis & Migraine, Spondylitis and many more.

 

Devaaya Ayurveda and Nature Centre, Goa:

Fitness retreating centres

Besides being famous as Party destination, Goa has also emerged as one of the best Ayurveda retreating spots. Devaaya is situated in the Divar Island which is surrounded by Mandovi River and coconut trees. The design of the centre is based on the science of ‘Vaastu Shastra’. The rejuvenation process brings along the essential Panchakarma treatments with meditation, yoga, diet planning, and music for tourists.

Ananda in the Himalayas, Uttarakhand

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It is located at 260 Km north of New Delhi surrounded by the Ganges on one side and the mountain peaks on the other. The place features Yoga pavilions, landscaped gardens, spas equipped with hydrotherapy services and Rejuvenation Cuisine for tourists. The healing process is a blend of Ayurveda and Aromatherapy with contemporary spa technology for full body wellness. The Ayurveda treatments are followed according to the Himalayan conditions and European and Thai treatments are followed in Ananda Spa boutiques. An aftercare programme is also included in the package. Location: The Palace Estate, Narendra Nagar, Dist. Tehri-Garhwal, Uttarakhand.

The Leela Palace, Udaipur:

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Udaipur has also emerged as potential tourists spot on the Ayurveda map of the country. This place is famous for the haveli style architecture of spas, beautiful gardens surrounded by the beauty of Pichola Lake helping in complete relaxation of mind and soul. This place also provides private yoga studio for visitors along with facials, stone and oil massages, yoga and meditation.
These retreating centres are the best example of natural and ayurvedic remedies for fitness and health care. If you know some more centres like these, then please let us know in comments below.

10 motivational songs that make your workout more fun

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Almost all of us feel motivated to work-out when we have a good playlist of songs that keeps the workout mood going. Through this fashion and lifestyle blog, Fashion Trends and Tips helps you explore not only motivational, but some fun and peppy music also makes our workout even more fun. According to research, music helps us to exercise efficiently by 20% more. And that’s true, isn’t it?
Here is a list of 10 songs that will make workout more fun. You can explore some more on fitness or fashion blogs.

1. Gangnam Style: 

You can start your workout routine with the song that broke all the records on YouTube. Yes it is the Gangnam Style that has been liked by so many people all over the world. 

2.Stronger: 

Next on the list is Stronger by Kanye West. The song is a combination of electronic music along with good lyrics and rap by the famous Kanye West. The music is quite powerful and keeps the workout mood going.

3.Hall of Fame: 

Then we have Hall of Fame by The Script. This song is sure to make you work out and motivate you to exercise to your ultimate level. The song has Black Eyed Peas starrer Will.I.Am in featuring with the lead singer of the band. The song leaves a huge impact with its lyrics and good musical feel.

4.Bhaag Milkha Bhaag: 

To go a little desi with music, you could listen to the rock version of ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’. The song has an amazing guitar rift and powerful lyrics that will fill you with fire to work-out and burn those extra calories.

5.Lose Yourself: 

No song better than this will help you to hang on strong when you are just about to give up on those crunches and push-ups. It is the iconic Lose Yourself by rap god Eminem that made Eminem what he is today.

6.Jason Derulo’s Wiggle: 

Just to lighten up your mood and have some fun while you do workout, Jason Derulo’s Wiggle is a favorite number with the fitness beauties at the gym, Zumba and Aerobics classes. The lyrics and music of this song is entertaining and keeps the heart pumping.

7.More: 

Usher must be famous for his party numbers, but ‘More’ is one song that won’t let you give up during your routine. The music is fast and the lyrics make you exercise some more.

8.Nate Dogg: 

Till I Collapse featuring Nate Dogg is another hit number by Eminem that has a combination of motivational rap and impactful music tempo.

9.Eye of The Tiger: 

Above is Eye of the Tiger by Survivor, the iconic Rocky Balboa musical number that has motivated millions all over the world to bring a change in their lifestyle.

10.Lean On by Major: 

And last but not the least, it is the song that has become everyone’s favorite and we get to hear it in every gym, every aerobics, Zumba and cardio rooms. It is Lean On by Major Lazor and DJ Snake that has amazing beats and unconventional singing and musical rhythm.

Hope you all got helpful fitness tips and fun songs to work-out on from this fitness blog.

Wish you Good Health!

Men’s Health and Fitness

Disclaimer: If lazying around is your workout, sleep walking is your running into slimmer self and bread is chapati for you then reading this blog might cause you to face reality and at no point do we take charge of the overwhelming reaction that readers can have post gaining knowledge about a newer world. We advice readers to hold a box of tissues and wear their sneakers.

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Boys, it’s time to start maintaining that body which refuses to hit the gym. If you’re a beginner and have been adding kilos like grating cheese on pasta then it’s time you begin with some home workout to shed that fat. It’s probably your first step to coming in shape.

Make sure that you do these exercises continuously for increased effectiveness.

Beginner Phase I:

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Here’s a workout table |Follow the below mentioned routine for faster results|

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Just for referral, ensure your postures are correct- 

Squeeze into your “Closet Jeans”

“Closet Jeans” changes closet? – Yes! I am talking about the pair that doesn’t fit you now and your closet has been sheepishly hiding it away from you or probably by now you have made up your mind to discard it soon.

If the thought of “Flab to flat” has struck your mind each time you went shopping then you’re suffering from Zero calories burnt syndrome. ZCB syndrome mainly starts in early twenties and continues to stick to one’s daily regime until a strong motivation (Cousin’s wedding becoming “OMG so fat YOU” by peers and aunts) attacks that person’s will, leading to a sudden chain reaction which results in voluntary body movements and the procrastination comes to an end.

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Fret not, here’s an easy way out to slimming down:

Know your trouble areas before you begin your workout, make sure you target your troubled areas and then start your workout. Cardio is a must before you begin to come in shape.

Let’s start with a T.E.N Minutes work out! 10- T.E.N :O

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3 minutes – STRETCH IT OUT

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#5-6 times Sun Salutation sequence (popularly known as “Surya Namaskar”) is the best for stretching [Celebrities like Kareena Kapoor have followed Sun Salutation sequence and lost pounds like water from tap]

Here’s a demo:

Stretch triceps, scapulae, quadriceps & calves

Beginner Phase 1

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2 minutes Maggie? Nooooo…   instead go for 2 minutes Abs workout

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2 minutes jogging- “plug in and roll”

Right music is a must for a workout. Make sure you plug into rock music which keeps you going.

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Keep this workout rolling for 5 days and then switch to Beginner phase II – Each work out needs to be continued for 5-6 days before you make a switch to a higher level. Here’s a schedule for you, simple and gradually the number keeps increasing. Note: The basic workout remains same, only figures change. You can add challenges to your work out whenever you think you are getting used to the routine.

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Lastly, When in doubt – PLANK IT OUT ! 🙂

** Inner thigh workout: