LIFESTYLE

EXCESSIVE CHEWING GUM DOESN’T REDUCES FACE FAT? – ITS HARMFUL STUPID!

Sometimes I think that if you tell people convincingly that running naked every day at midnight will double your fat burn, soon it would be amazing to be awake till midnight. Eating chewing gum reduces face fat? Are you serious? But the problem is that this is not just a massively prevalent myth, but a lot of leading websites, magazines and news dailies are promoting these fallacies openly. Surprisingly a website even quoted a doctor, who suggested to chew gum [...]

DIET:EXERCISE – THE STUPID RATIO

This is one myth which just refuses to die. A layman knows a simple fact that, he/she needs to exercise hard and eat good to lose weight. Though this line itself has quite a loose end, but we will not get technical about it. The focus is only on a single aspect, that this simple understanding has got quite a lot complicated now, for most people. One stupid complication which has come out is the DIET:EXERCISE ratio. There are clearly [...]

COFFEE IS ACIDIC – BUT DON’T WORRY

One of the major complains I get from people, though not very often, is that having coffee or tea causes them a lot of acidity. Now, just by listening to this, the anti-coffee brigade will be ready to fire. No it’s not that simple people. Let’s see what the research says. Coffee is more acidic in nature but so are many fruits and berries like tomato, orange, lemon, garlic, onions, etc. So, the problem is not with everyone but only with [...]

COFFEE DOESN’T DEHYDRATE

One of the major myths floating around in regards to coffee is that it dehydrates the body. Often I hear a common advice: to reduce your coffee intake during summers, as it dehydrates the body. But the studies do not support this myth. Yes, caffeine is a diuretic but a very weak one. let’s see what the studies say. Study in 1990 – Canadian journal of physiology and pharmacology – found no difference in water loss or sweat rate following the [...]

IS CAFFEINE REALLY ADDICTIVE?

There is a lot of hue and cry over the fact that caffeine is an addictive substance and it is highly damaging for the body. Yes, it is addictive and there no denial about the fact, but the problem is that there are lot of things which are much more addictive than caffeine, but on the other hand, the benefits of moderate everyday consumption of caffeine clearly outweighs the addiction part of it. Dr. Rolland R. Griffiths, Professor of Psychiatry [...]

3 REASONS WHY EVERY DIET WORKS – BUT FOR A SHORT TIME

There are literally hundreds of diets and diet books in the world today. Most of these diet books have their roots in the American or the Industrial way of eating and are heavily influenced by the rising obesity in the west. Every diet promises you something special. Where one diet is low carb, the other is low in fat; a diet book promises you a loss of kilo a day the other promises teaches you how to eat as [...]

GAINING WEIGHT IN WINTERS IS A MYTH

We all remember the hardcore scenes of training from the movie Rocky IV where Stallone trains hard in the bitter cold of Russia to prepare himself for the match against what seemed like an unbeatable opponent, Evan Drago. What was more fascinating being the heart wrenching training shots taken in heavy snow where Rocky was shown pulling sleds, running in knee high snow, climbing mountains and doing some nerve cracking stunts which pushes all the people to the edge [...]

CAFFEINE NAP – HOW COFFEE PREVENTS DEATH WHILE DRIVING

One of the major causes of deaths worldwide is road accidents and sleeping while driving is the most dangerous thing which can happen and I personally have suffered a loss of very close one due to the negligence of the driver who slept on the wheels at a very high speed. Constant yawning, tired and sore eyes, loss of focus in the vision, drooping head, slow reactions etc. are some of the symptoms which indicate a lack of sleep [...]

THE MYTH OF METABOLISM & AGE

When I consult people, it is heartening to know that, many people take their age and decreasing metabolism as the biggest excuse which prevents them from achieving the desired results. What research has shown is that metabolism really slows down as you age biologically but it does not have to be that way, which means it is totally in your hand to choose your lifestyle. The best part is that there is no age to boost your metabolism, you can [...]