Take a breath and brace yourself to watch Sunny push dead weight across the floor, do the most strenuous leg and core workouts and yet make it all look effortless.
With lengthy commutes, demanding desk jobs and a busy social calendar (or a lack of energy to do anything more than collapse on the sofa of an evening), finding time to exercise can be hard. With a spot of forward planning and the knowledge of how to maximise your workout in a short amount of time, you can exercise efficiently in your lunch break and thus find you work even better once back at your desk afterwards. If you don’t actually put your workouts in your diary, it’s all too easy to flake on them.
A study conducted by Stanford University has revealed that Indians are among the laziest in the world, ranking 39th among 46 nations in the order of activeness, and averaging just 4,297 steps per person per day. Hong Kong, on the other hand, is home to the most active people, averaging 6,880 steps a day. Between 8,000 and 10,000 steps a day is the default goal that most trackers have. In a paper presented at the European Society of Cardiology congress in London in 2015, researchers revealed that taking a brisk walk of at least 25 minutes daily could add close to seven years to a person’s life.
Skipping for 10 minutes a day gives you the same benefits as playing two sets of tennis (singles) or 30 minutes of jogging! Jumping rope is a great cardio exercise as it increases your heart rate, like jogging or running does, but with less damage to the knees. Pretty much a full-body exercise, jumping rope also targets your quadriceps, hamstrings, lower back and hip muscles.
Have you noticed spare tyres around your belly? Your desk job is to be blamed for the weight gain. According to a survey conducted by CareerBuilder that was published in ‘Business News Daily’, around 58% of people in a desk job were overweight compared to just 30% of people in a non-desk job.
They are known for their good looks, great acting and of course their to-die-for bods. Diets and exercise regimens are not just for our B’wood divas. Our B-town men have also slogged to get in shape and show off their hot bodies. A few Bollywood actors have made waves for their well-toned bodies and have also posed shirtless on magazine covers.