January 2012

January goals revisited

by Khushboo on January 30, 2012

Unsurprisingly January has the highest rate of people who embark on some kind of endeavor to improve their overall health.  Be it giving up smoking, vowing to eat healthier, joining a gym, whatever: a majority of people are filled with some kind of optimism to start their year with their best foot forward.  Given the […]

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Body for Life

by Khushboo on January 27, 2012

The other day I mentioned that I was going to tweak my workout plan to incorporate more weight training.  The anal Type A in me who likes her planning naturally meant I had to find some kind of plan.  I like having a structure to follow, especially as regular strength training is a completely new […]

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Dear Fellow Gym-Goers

by Khushboo on January 25, 2012

I love my gym!  It’s not the biggest of gyms but I wouldn’t think to switch ever (despite my threats when they tried to raise my membership fee 😉).  It’s well-equipped and more importantly  a mere 8-minute walk away from my place. As I am quite the regular, I tend to see quite a few […]

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‘Sweet’ Move?

by Khushboo on January 23, 2012

Ever since the news about celebrity chef Paula Deen having Type 2 Diabetes was announced, I have been reading a few articles on it.  For those who aren’t aware: Paula Deen is a TV chef who is known for overly generous use of butter, lard, sugar to cook “Comfort Food”.  She was diagnosed with Types 2 […]

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The “Say Cheese” Workout

by Khushboo on January 20, 2012

While laughing can give you some serious abs, did you know that the mere act of smiling can do wonders for our health? Between changing our mood, relieving stress, boosting our immune system and making us more attractive, the simple act of ‘flashin’ your grillz’ goes a long way.  Here are some things which have […]

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My new workout schedule

by Khushboo on January 18, 2012

As of this week, I had great plans to start my 10 km training. I don’t have any race coming up but I wanted to use the structure of the plan as a way to work on improving my pace.  Well ever heard the expression: “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans?”  […]

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The irony that is Diet Coke

by Khushboo on January 16, 2012

Before New Years Day, I had posted that one of my 2012 resolutions was to give up all diet drinks, especially Diet Coke.  For as long as I can remember, I have been drinking Diet Coke for one big reason: It gave me a sweet fix at almost no calories It didn’t matter to me […]

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Superfood or Supercrap?

by Khushboo on January 13, 2012

Chances are you’ve heard about superfoods. Marketers positions these foods with a promise to deliver more health benefits than a magic genie in a bottle While I definitely have made an effort to eat more of foods touted as ‘superfoods’, I also think the whole superfood phenomena is a marketing gimmick…i.e. kinda full of crap. […]

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100 Foods to EAT Before You Die

by Khushboo on January 11, 2012

If you had previously asked me whether I’m an adventurous eater, I probably would’ve said yes.  With the exception of beef and meals containing coriander, I’m okay to try something once…or so I thought!  According to the Very Good Taste’s list of “100 Things to EAT Before You Die” , I still have a long […]

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