How To Use Yoga Blocks And Straps For Home Exercises

Yoga offers a lot of props to enhance your ability to express a yoga pose. Yet, some yogis and yoga enthusiasts think that by using yoga blocks and straps, they aren’t really “doing” yoga. To them, it feels like cheating. But, this is something you shouldn’t be ashamed of. Many advanced yogis and teachers use them regularly as part of their yoga practice. Yoga blocks and straps are excellent yoga props to help you gain more flexibility and access [...]

11 of the Best Kettlebell Exercises to Build Muscle

It mightn’t look like much, but take it from us: the kettlebell is your ticket to faster fitness. Packing the same weighty punch as dumbbells, and well-suited to the heart rate-spiking benefits of HIIT, these cannonball-shaped weights develop power, endurance, muscle and strength simultaneously for heavyweight results.   Even today, the kettlebell is underused and undervalued by most of the gym-going community, but don’t let that fool you. As MH hero Arnold Schwarzenegger says, ‘The muscle doesn’t see what you’re holding [...]


1. LENTILS Legumes are protein and fiber powerhouses. Lentils, for example, are especially high in protein. 100 g of this dry good provides about 25 g of protein. Their fiber content is also nothing to sneeze at. Just 100 g covers half of your daily requirement (30 g). 2. EGGS Eggs are the perfect food for a muscle gain diet. One chicken egg provides about 7 g of protein. Plus, its biological value is nearly 100. What does that mean? The higher the biological value, the more similar [...]


1. TABATA TRAINING Tabata training is a short yet intense workout style consisting of bodyweight exercises like Push-ups, Burpees, and Squats. The structure of the program is quite simple: you push yourself as hard as you can for 20 seconds and rest for 10 seconds until you complete 8 rounds. There is evidence showing that Tabata training can burn as much as 15 calories per minute, or 400 calories in a half hour. This makes Tabata training one of the fastest ways to boost your metabolism and [...]

Future proof your body: Food you need to do now to be healthy in later life

What you should be eating What you put in your body becomes all the more importance comes mid-life. Healthiness now isn’t as simple as looking in the mirror and looking at the scales: you can be an outwardly fit, slim person and still, harbor gremlins inside that will take their toll later in life.  Fortunately, it’s not too late to correct years of overindulging on fast food and quick snacks. Stick to these easy rules and you should ensure that your [...]