Run to get out of the Rat Race

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Run to get out of the Rat Race

We often look to others for appreciation, which then defines our sense of self-worth, which creates an internal disconnect. Shifali Gupta, a 40 years old, mother of two, first discovered running, jumped in to the deep end of the rat race, but along the way, happened to discover her own self too.

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If you want to Run as Fast as you can, Slow Down

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If you want to Run as Fast as you can, Slow Down

Many gurus and experts will give you a discourse on running and life at drop of a hat; a similar pattern found on social media. These sources undermine your true potential and only bring passive understanding. Lessons learned from your daily experiences are your best teacher. Focus on those, and how they will serve us well in the future.

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It’s never too late to be more active

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It’s never too late to be more active

My College Dean, Dr. Nagra & Mrs Nagra picked up running at 74 & 69 yrs of age. They share their fitness routine, and dabbling with running at this ripe age. Physical fitness is an investment for a better tomorrow, he feels.  Dr. Nagra gives his take on Sports Medicine from the 1990s and it's evolution to where it is now.

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Running doesn’t cause knee arthritis, not running does

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Running doesn’t cause knee arthritis, not running does

Contrary to what people think, it’s not running that causes the bad knee pains, but running with poor form. Unfortunately when you pick up running in 30s and beyond, you are trying too hard as you’ve forgotten how to move naturally, the way you did as a child.

There is no rocket science to it. You need to slow down and work on your strength training. Be patient as you’ve taken decades to master the art of moving inefficiently and unnaturally. It’ll all soon come together.

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Picking up running in your 50s

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Picking up running in your 50s

What if I tell you that you could pick up running even in your mid to late 50s! That age is just a number if you focus on form and overall health for running. Let me illustrate this point by talking about Mr. Ramanjit Singh Oberoi.

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Need to Move For a Sense of Balance

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Need to Move For a Sense of Balance

 “Blindness separates people from Things, Deafness separates people from People”. This quote from Hellen Keller sums up the importance of the senses of seeing and hearing in our lives, which enables us to forge personal and professional relationships as a society and with the surrounding environment.

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55 kms at 10th edition of La Ultra - The High

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55 kms at 10th edition of La Ultra - The High

If you’ve risked your life by running a full marathon(s) in gas-chambers of modern cities of ‘civilised’ world, here is your chance to push it a bit further in scenic Ladakh, by running 55 kms over Wari-La, a high mountain pass not yet infested by tourists who can’t differentiate between Goa and Ladakh.

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Learnings from Netflix: The Dawn Wall

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Learnings from Netflix: The Dawn Wall

The Dawn Wall is an attempt to climb the impossible wall by someone who the society had given up on. This blog is about learnings from this documentary esp. Kintsugi (Golden Joinery) & Wabi-Sabi (Impermanence & Imperfection).

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Reducing stress and performing optimally during examinations

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Reducing stress and performing optimally during examinations

Do we teach our kids to focus not just on their “doings” but also on their “beings?” What makes their hearts and souls beautiful and unique? What makes them happy and at peace? What virtues can we laud and appreciate? What do they have to show the world, which goes beyond academic accomplishments?

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India Inc. motivated to be more active to get fit for their families

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India Inc. motivated to be more active to get fit for their families

I would have never guessed that half of India Inc. employees would want to be more active to get fit for their families, as compared to a quarter who would for their own personal goals. That’s what Dr Divya Parashar and I found on a survey done at the Knowledge Conclave of Global Association for Corporate Services (GACS) focusing on Travel, Tourism and Hospitality as part of white-paper for Corporate Wellness Program we co-authored.

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New look Back 2 Fitness

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New look Back 2 Fitness

I had planned to have 100 centres across the country in 10 years. The first one was to start in Bangalore, and it did. I sat in Cafe Coffee Day in Total Mall, Sharjahpur Road, Bangalore, along with my friend Satya and scribbled a name on a tissue paper. Back 2 Fitness.

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Finding a NEW YOU. Pro-Actively.

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Finding a NEW YOU. Pro-Actively.

Most of us have been told by the so-sigh-tea (others or yourselves) that we can’t get fit. We then spend a lifetime proving that prophecy right. As part of the 10th edition I invite folks, who’ve struggled over and over again, to crawl-walk-run 555 kms (the longest category at the the 10th edition of La Ultra - The High) in next 321 days (as of 1st Oct 2018) and make ‘Impossible’ yell, ‘I’m Impossible’. 

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