Fitness
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Regular exercise helps to ward off the natural effects of ageing 
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Watch hula hooper and trainer Sessi Gianoglio explain the many benefits of hula hooping to Happiest Health while she effortlessly flows with her hoops. From muscle activation, core strengthening to improving dexterity and relaxing the mind, hula hooping allows self- expression while making you fit.
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Using the right gloves for the right sport can lead to optimal performance and prevent injury
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Long-term usage of supplements can cause inflammation, toxicity, kidney problems and other issues
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Taking the stairs can provide a range of health benefits, from cardiovascular fitness to muscle conditioning
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Calf muscles are hard to develop, and their growth depends on many factors including the height of the person
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Functional training includes exercises that mimic daily movements and is important for the elderly who face difficulty performing daily chores
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Lifting belts support and stabilise the core and spine muscles, thereby preventing injuries and allowing elevated performance
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Done alongside regular workouts, balance-training exercises improve motor performance, prevent falls and are indispensable for injury rehabilitation too
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Strength training exercises help women cope with hormonal changes and help reduce the effect of osteoporosis, besides improving overall fitness
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Cycling, an activity that is meant to be easy on the knee, can trigger pain in the joints too. Experts explain how to avoid this niggle which could turn debilitating if not addressed
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Though both versions bring a lot of benefits, the range of movement that Indian pushups facilitates is much higher, resulting in more muscles being loaded
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Physical activities cut the risk of obesity-related cancers, say experts. Regular exercise also reduce the recurrence of some types of cancer
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Done systematically and under expert supervision, plyometric exercises have the potential to improve muscular strength and conditioning
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Skeptical about keeping your new year’s fitness resolution? Experts list out points that will ensure you achieve your goals this time around
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Aqua aerobics is a great cardio workout that suits people of all ages and conditions. The resistance provided by water adds load, which strengthens the muscles
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Avoiding sitting for long hours is virtually impossible today. But be it at the work desk, driving, reading or watching television, taking simple measures can help avoid lower back pain
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Muscle activation is important before any form of physical exertion to avoid injury. Watch to find out all the benefits of muscle activation.
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Regular physical activity or exercise holds the secret to staying young. It helps you remain physically and mentally agile, manage the symptoms of ageing better and lead a disease-free life
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While people with flat feet are prone to injuries, experts and runners say the concerns are minor and can be kept away through proper training and techniques
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Exercising after a long period of inactivity or abruptly changing the workout intensity can induce an intense muscle pain called DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness)
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Kayaking, synonymous with fun and adventure, also gives a thorough cardio workout while strengthening various muscle groups
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Physical activities in early childhood ensure a healthy growth curve — from promoting physical fitness and motor skills to improving cognitive and social development
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Physical activity improves the quality as well as duration of sleep. But exercising too close to bedtime is not advisable
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Sports injuries, which crop up when you least expect them, strike whether you are an Olympic athlete, a gym enthusiast or a weekend warrior
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Shin splints, a common condition among those who perform high-impact exercises, can be excruciatingly painful. However, they can be easily prevented, say experts
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A punching bag workout is popular among fitness enthusiasts. However, experts say that punching in the air is better because this can avoid injuries
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The benefits of trekking are many – physical, mental and social. Trekkers explain what got them started and what keeps them going
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The health benefits of practising Indian classical dance forms are not spoken about enough, overshadowed, naturally so, by their visual delight, beauty and cultural charm
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While rest is key after an injury, too much inactivity can hamper healing. The answer lies in structured rehabilitation and loading under expert supervision
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Stress fractures mostly hit runners and brisk walkers who are either restarting after a break or bringing about an abrupt change in intensity
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Systematic exercises under medical supervision can help manage and treat the silent chronic bone condition
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Planks aren’t perfect — the muscles get used to the load quickly and there are chances of injuries too. But understanding body dynamics and finding synergy help
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Muscle activation is key to ensuring an injury-free run. Here’s a routine incorporating warm-up, activity-specific activation and potentiation of the muscles
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Dance-based fitness routines Zumba and aerobics may look alike and have similar health benefits. However, they differ technically and conceptually
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Training drills, used by professional athletes and footballers to optimise the stride, could show the way to a faster and injury-free running journey
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Incorporating a daily, moderately intense walking routine can help in keeping conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and anxiety under control, while also facilitating weight loss and improvement in overall fitness
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Push-ups and bench presses, which target the upper body muscles, have distinct advantages. Experts share how to get the best out of them
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A journey towards healthy weight gain requires a combination of balanced diet, lifestyle changes, the right mix of exercise and rest, along with screening for genetic and physiological predisposition
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A balanced diet, regular exercise, good sleep and portion control is the mantra to maintain a healthy lifestyle aka a healthy weight
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Before you decide to run, your muscles need more than just some jogging for warming up. A third of the injuries reported in sports clinics are muscular injuries. Thus, a ‘muscle activation routine’ is just what is required to run efficiently, without pain or injuries, and enjoy one’s daily runs. Watch the video for a quick guide to a ten-minute muscle activation stretches.
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A versatile workout routine -- a mix of strength training, stretching exercises and high-intensity workouts -- can help runners overcome the frustration of being stuck indoors
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Muscle activation, a set of exercises to prime specific muscles ahead of physical activities, should be an integral part of the warmup routine of runners
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While physical work and workouts can lead to dehydration, excessive water intake can lead to overhydration. The key is to maintain the body's electrolyte and fluid balance
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Lunges are a great exercise to activate the lower-body muscles and the core which get stiff with prolonged hours of sitting in the office chair
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The three Ps of swimming – physical, physiological and psychological – make it an ideal exercise for people of all ages and fitness levels

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