Diets Don’t Fail

I have written a lot about weight loss. Mostly because it’s the number one topic that people want to talk to me about when they’re discussing their health and fitness goals. Also, because I have experienced serious weight loss myself. And last but not least, because there is so much AWFUL and outright wrong information…

How to Create Habits for a Fit and Healthy Life

It’s been a while since my last blog. I mean to write more often as I love writing and I am passionate about health and fitness. But somehow I just couldn’t find the time, peace and quiet in the last few weeks to sit down and write. You may know this feeling - there is…

Flexibility Training – How Much Do We Need?

You’re probably thinking why does she blog again about flexibility training? Hasn’t she just written about yoga practice to improve flexibility? Yes, I have, but this time I want to point out some interesting research about the benefits of flexibility training and how much time we should spend doing it. And no, I don’t mean…

Yoga at Home

As most of us are locked down at home to a greater or lesser degree, many are keeping up their workout routines by exercising at home. Even if you don’t own any equipment like dumbbells or squat racks, there are endless varieties of exercises available that use only your bodyweight. I myself do mostly bodyweight…

Tips to Start Exercising at Home

I don’t know about you, but I am a total creature of habit. I love my daily routines. I like when my days - especially weekdays - follow a pattern. I get up at the same time, I have the same amount of coffee, do the school run, do my workouts at the gym, groceries…

How to Avoid Weight Gain in Self-Isolation

Chances are you are stuck at home as I am. And just like me, you may also have your kids at home all day since the schools are currently closed. As a result, many of us feel stressed - our daily routines have changed, we may feel uncertain and anxious in these challenging times and…

What I have learnt from being 6 weeks sober

March 1, 2020, Etihad flight Abu Dhabi - Zurich The plan had been to be sitting on this flight with a glass of champagne in hand. However, I am sitting here with a cup of peppermint tea. The plan has changed. But let me start from the beginning. 48 days ago I was diagnosed with…

How to Fight Cravings After a Workout

This is one of the questions I get asked a lot - how do you resist eating everything in sight after a good workout session? I often overhear ladies at the gym discussing after a class (once they have caught their breath) what they plan to eat when they leave the gym. For example, going…

Why You Should Keep Stretching and Start if You Haven’t Yet

Be honest - are you stretching after every workout? I certainly am guilty of neglecting to stretch more often than not. I am usually in a rush to get changed and drive off to take care of daily business. However, I regret it afterwards - I have tightness in my shoulders, back and I really…

Mental Benefits of Exercise

In my last blog I talked about the physical benefits of exercise. And I did not address weight loss on purpose. Exercise is usually recommended to people who want to lose weight (actually they want to lose body fat as explained in my blog about why the scale is not a good gauge of success).…