Mirror, Mirror on the wall. Who’s the fairest of them all?Fairy tale to Fiction logue, all have been a proof of experiential thoughts to which a human mind can exercise imagination and bring it to reality.Out of many such virtually realistic ideas, how humans perceive themselves to be is a whole stream of consciousness. Especially when it comes to the subject of personalities, history is evident of humans going to unparalleled stretches to satisfy a set paradigm of looks, intelligence and emotions. One of the most staunch realities of people trying to fit in the ‘convention’ that they set for themselves, exist in the track record of how people perceive the image of their Bodies. The most fascinating fact is that unlike in situations where the question is “how is my dress today?”, in body image issues, the questions change to, “how am I today?”. And there in minutes to change words and thoughts, they start doubting not the material but their existence and what they represent to the outer world. This in turn portrays how they think of themselves as this constant representation of the Self leads to a situation of mirror surroundings and influence how they feel about themselves.Body image consciousness is a phenomenon which occurs mostly when there becomes a certain concern extra concern for the individual outside than the individual inside. Over due course of time people have encountered numerous methods of tackling these issues. Sometimes they stem from the standards set by the society, sometimes they rise up out of self expectation. Few industries, majorly Fashion and the cinema industry, have seen individuals going to lengths to deal with body image issues and how they want to be perceived in this industry. Because of the rise of show biz, it became important for people to feel good, show good and take care of their bodies. The industry itself has putten up standards and stereotypes on beauty, talent and style. Through which the stars gaining up to fame and being in the eyes of a larger audience was integral to their performance. Many of these stars had influences in the public so much so, that they wanted to adopt their lifestyle and profess their style of living and thinking.Some well known artists and celebrities in the Indian cinema industries have adopted various ideologies and they have different perceptions on this issue and here are few examples.SRIDEVIEVERGREEN BEAUTYThe late actress was said to always be in her glorified young years even after surpassing her young adult age and contributing decades of marvellous works to the film industry. Sri Devi hammered claims saying that ladies more than 40 should take care of themselves and do what makes them attractive. In spite of the fact that her fans view her as an evergreen delight since her flicks like Naagin and Mr. India , the on-screen character has had an extremely nose job and botox besides the face-lifting and body-tucking surgery done. KAREENA KAPOOR KHAN THE CULTURE PULLS ME INThe performing artist, who brought the unattainable size zero fever in drift, has always been blessed with good looks and features. Even after following dietary restrictions and having strict workout regimes, Kapoor blames her Punjabi culture for being a foodie and her natural instinct towards north Indian delicacies.In an interview for a leading magazine she says, "I don’t know how the size-zero thing started—but I was only 27 and I wanted to do it for a role. It looked amazing, but that was then. I’ve been in the business for a long time since, and I’m more mature—now, it’s about being fit. I’m definitely comfortable in my skin right now” SHILPA SHETTYFIT IN FIFTYShe unquestionably is synonymous to wellness in our nation. After being Recognised as one of the top selling fitness freak actors, Shilpa with her faultless skin, slim midriff, idealize bends and thick hair make her a universal top choice. She claims that her idea of self fitness and hygiene is driven by the motivation of looking at her best at her 50.There have been many such perspectives from the other sides of the gender and industry spectrum, but these were few of the most influential ones. They set the trend for any new style by making it their own and producing a sense of aesthetic with it. Be it as a response to the media or social changes, One’s wellness should be the top priority, both physical and mental.In the end the question should be,Mirror on the wall, who’s the most themselves of them all?
StoryMirror interviewed Shruti Deshpande a fitness enthusiast, internationally certified Zumba instructor, BollyBeats fitness professional and model. Here is what she has to say.Q. Tell us about you and your background.I have always wanted to explore different fields in life. Coming from an army background I was privileged to study across different schools in the country and travel constantly. I always had a creative bent of mind and after finishing school I pursued fashion designing in parallel with economic honors. Inspired by my father who was then a psychologist in SSB, I decided to do an MBA in human resource. I was also into fitness, dance and sports all along. After my MBA I got campus placed in HR Consulting.While working in Hyderabad, I discovered my passion for dance fitness when I attended Zumba classes. My instructors praised my stamina, dancing skills and encouraged me to get certified. During a solo trip to Miami, USA, I got certified as a Zumba instructor. Certified as a Zumba Instructor at USA. There on there was no looking back! Along with my corporate career I was taking classes at 3 reputed studios in Hyderabad and built a client base. I also started modelling and was recently in the top 10 contestants of Femina Miss India (Telangana Audition). Femina Miss India Top 10 (Telangana Auditions)At this point in life, I have quit my corporate career to step into the dance and fitness industry. I am going to start my new role as the Club Manager and Dance Fitness instructor of Multifit, Pune (Aundh branch). Like I said, I always wanted experience many options and then find out what is it that I love doing every day. Each step was a learning and led me to what I love. Q. What is your life's greatest passion?Dancing. Not just for myself, but making others groove and seeing them enjoy - ignites me! It is my happy place and the key to my fitness. Q. Take us through your work. Party yourself into shape! That's is what I believe in. Health is a person's biggest investment and being fit in a way that you are constantly happy is sheer bliss! I am currently a certified Zumba instructor and BollyBeats Fitness professional. I also focus on body strengthening and toning techniques. I take dance fitness classes and have been involved in a variety of events like 10K Intencity, Hyderbad Fitness Carnival, HealthNBenz, MagicRise morning fitness party, Womens' day dance fitness sessions in Pune and corporate dance fitness sessions across Hyderabad and Pune. 10K Intencity BollyBeats Warm-Up Session, HyderabadYour browser does not support HTML5 video.Hyderabad fitness carnivalYour browser does not support HTML5 video.HealthNBenzAlong with the amazing routines that Zumba and BollyBeats Fitness launches each month, I always aim to introduce a few easy choreographies of my own as well as body weight toning and strengthening workouts in my routines. While the former is excellent for cardio and later is effective way of shaping up the body using your own body weight! I also make sure that my choreographies are neutral such that men and women both are comfortable in attending my classes.Along with taking a class, I like to take one step ahead. I track the body weight, fat percentages of my students and also take feedback from them at the end of classes. What matters to me the most is that my students/clients don't just enjoy the class but also see results in their bodies. 'Connect' is very important to me. They believe in me and want to stay with me when they see that my classes are making a difference in their life. I promote my work and posts with students/clients/instructors under the name - 'CurlyGrooves' on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. I have always been described as the tall girl with curly hair and grooving to music is what I love! Check out the video with students on my YouTube channel here. Q. What inspires you?There are two things that inspire me the most - 1. Travelling – I am an avid traveler and enjoy bag packing. I especially love exploring places which are less commercial and untouched! Each time I travel, meet new people, listen to a new song, I am inspired to do something new with my work. I recently started a 1 minute dance video series called 'The world is my dance floor!' on my channel 'CurlyGrooves'. I shot videos in different places like Andamans, Hampi, Kodai Kanal, Goa - with new people and in different environments! Video for my series – ‘The world is my dance floor’! ->Your browser does not support HTML5 video.This is at Andamans.And you can see the other 4 of andamans' videos here, here, here and here :)Your browser does not support HTML5 video.This was at Hampi. And watch other 3 videos of hampi here, here and here :)Your browser does not support HTML5 video.This was at goa.Your browser does not support HTML5 video.This was at Kodai Kanal2. Happy faces - When a student comes and tells me that they forgot their work stress or a fight back at home or lost an inch and come smiling to me, nothing makes me happier. It motivates me to work harder. Q. Is there an achievement or contribution that you are most proud of?Achievement - Getting certified as a Zumba instructor in Florida, USA. All of this started from there! Thereafter, getting certified as a BollyBeats Fitness Instructor at Hyderabad. Luckily the co-founder of BollyBeats is like a mentor to me. This dance fitness format has originated in India and is becoming rapidly popular across the globe due to it’s catchy dance routines on Bollywood and global music + 10 minute strength training workouts included in the session. Contribution - Dancing for a cause. In the past year I took some sessions where the participation and response amazed me! I took BollyBeats Fitness sessions in Pune on the occasion of Women's day at Multifit, Aundh and Infosys, Pune. What I am proud of is that these sessions were definitely for the occasion of women's day and to encourage well being but there was immense participation from both men and women. Men came along with their wives, friends, sisters, moms and celebrated the day! Your browser does not support HTML5 video.This was of Women’s day session at MultiFit, Pune, Aundh. Watch the other video here.Your browser does not support HTML5 video.This was on Women’s day session at Infosys, Pune. Watch the other one here.While working with Deloitte I took a Zumba + BollyBeats Fitness session for about 500 consulting professionals to promote well being. In corporate, sitting has become the new smoking! We wanted to make everyone forget their work for once and party themselves into being fit! The response was amazing! All practitioners danced their heart out, from the new joinees to the firm leaders! It was amazing and the session was highly appreciated. Your browser does not support HTML5 video.This one was the Deloitte session. Watch the other one here.Q. How do you want to see yourself 5 years from now?I have taken the first step to where I see myself. It is a matter of persistence and hard work to reach the top and be known for what you do. Five years from now, I see myself as an established dance fitness instructor + model. I also aim to have my own Dance and Fitness Club in future. Check out Shruti on Instagram, Facebook and Youtube. You can contact her through her facebook profile as well.
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If you are a James Bond fan, its likely that you enjoy his interesting spy gadgetry. Over the years there have been many actors who portrayed Bond. Now our tech gurus bring new innovation to the Digital Watch it works as a Smart Watch a wearing computing device that closely resembles a wristwatch. It is an interesting device.A timekeeping device which Bluetooth capable, can answer phone calls, read emails, and text messages. Get a weather report, listen to music, dictate email or text messages.Such watches are helpful for the die-hard athlete and all the people who want to maintain their health because this watch includes a heart rate monitor to track your workouts. Digital watches have been touted as the next generation of devices set to transform consumer lives.Performance:In the next few years, SmartWatch will likely to see the addition of more efficient power management and increased capabilities. Companies are looking forward to alternative methods of charging using solar energy to ensure better longevity and watches will be soon become water resistant and equipped with gorilla glasses for scratch resistance. As a coin has two sides, every story also have two sides pros and cons. Enjoy with the hand free user experience but not with accurate data. The gateway to IoT world as these watches specifically one of the more integral devices in the IoT vision. But the disadvantage of the watch is that the battery life seems to be the discussed issue. Digital watches slowly but surely becoming more mainstream gadgets. Apply Here: http://directsmartwatch.com
😊The Hormones Of Happiness : How To Increase Them😊...............................................All of your feelings and emotions are a result of chemical reactions taking place in your body. These reactions are responsible for making you feel negative emotions, like anger and sadness, as well as positive emotions, like love and happiness. Read on to find out what your happy hormones are and how you can increase them.😊Endorphins..........***Endorphins are your body's natural painkillers, since they block pain. Most people are aware of the fact that exercise releases endorphins, but they don't realise the reason for this. Way back in the stone ages, endorphins were important to our ancestors because they enabled them to keep running through the pain and escape predators. Today, we don't need to escape predators anymore, so we only produce endorphins when we perform anaerobic exercises, since endorphins help us to keep going even after we deplete our oxygen stores.Ways to increase your endorphin levels:***• Exercise to cope with chronic pain.• Eat spicy food, since your tongue has receptors that react to spice by sending messages to your brain that are similar to pain signals, causing your brain to trigger the release of endorphins.😊Serotonin***Serotonin is the key hormone of happiness, since it regulates mood, prevents depression, thwarts irritation and makes you happy and sociable.Ways to increase your serotonin levels:***• Spend time in the sun, since sunlight causes your body to produce Vitamin D, which triggers the release of serotonin.• Think happy thoughts, since your brain produces serotonin when you remember happy memories or think about things that make you happy.• Consume foods like milk and corn, since they contain tryptophan, a substance that your body converts to serotonin. Other carbohydrates also contain tryptophan.• Do a low-intensity workout, since your body produces serotonin when it is performing aerobic exercise, as opposed to the endorphins it produces during anaerobic exercise.😊Dopamine..........***Dopamine is a pleasure hormone that is released when you strive towards a goal. Dopamine motivates you to work hard so that you can achieve the satisfaction of reaching that goal. It also keeps you mentally alert and helps you focus.Ways to increase your dopamine levels:***• Set daily or monthly goals, since they give you something to strive towards.• Set exercise goals, since dopamine increases in tandem with serotonin and endorphins when you exercise. Setting goals will increase the production of dopamine even more.• Eat foods that are rich in protein.😊Oxytocin......****Oxytocin is the love hormone, and is released in large amounts during sexual intercourse and childbirth, but also during other types of affectionate physical contact, like hugging. Oxytocin also increases feelings of love and trust.Ways to increase your oxytocin levels: 😊• Get a massage, since it relaxes your muscles and the prolonged physical contact triggers the release of oxytocin.• Show your friends and family that you love them by touching them affectionately. You can hug your parents, throw an arm around a friend or cuddle up with your partner.😊What are the limitations of these hormones?*****Hormones are effective, but they do have their limitations. The effects of endorphins are only temporary. If you have had a fight with someone for example, exercising will make you feel better for a while, but until you sort out the fight your unhappiness will keep returning. Oxytocin is a great way to build a relationship, but common sense dictates that you can't love and trust everyone you meet or you will be the victim of several scams. Too much dopamine is unhealthy, since it can cause addictions.source: internetRajabala
Steps to create a healthy diet plan:-) Know your fitness goal.) Calculate your daily maintenance calorie and ideal daily calorie intake.) Calculate your ideal daily protein intake.) Calculate your ideal daily fat intake.) Calculate your daily carbs intake.) Arranging food items, meal frequency and timing.Fitness Goal:-Fitness goal varies with every individual. Some want to lose fat, some want to gain fat, some wants to lose weight, some wants to gain weight, some wants to gain muscle and some wants to be just fit and healthy. I have classified fitness goals in three major categories. They are:-) Building and Gaining:- This category includes people who want to gain muscle( either a little bit of muscle or a whole lot of muscle), gain weight and gain fat. These people have to go for a caloric surplus diet plan.)Losing and Reducing:- This category includes people who want to lose fat( either large or small in number/percentage), lose weight, reduce belly fat, reduce love handles or fat from any specific area. These all come under this category. These people have to go for the caloric deficit diet plan.) Maintain and Improve:- This category includes people who want just to be healthy and fit, to maintain their current weight.So see under which category you are depending on your fitness goals. And let’s carry on.Daily Maintenance Calorie and ideal calorie intake:-Every work which we do burns our body calories whether it is walking, weight lifting, playing basketball or even digesting. The amount of calorie which we burn throughout our day is called as daily maintenance calorie. We should provide our body with a similar amount of calories which we burn through our daily activities. Except for water all other foods contain calories. So in order to be fit, we should be very cautious while creating our diet plan so that we get the perfect amount of calories which fulfils our daily requirement and helps in achieving our fitness goals.Calculate your daily maintenance calorie by below link:-Calorie CalculatorNow you know your fitness goals and daily maintenance calorie. Let's move forward and figure out your daily calorie intake.Depending on your fitness goals we have three categories of daily calorie intake:-) Caloric Surplus( Building & Gaining):- People who want to gain muscle( either a little bit of muscle or a whole lot of muscle), gain weight and gain fat should go with a caloric surplus. In this category, a person consumes more calories than his body requires. After utilizing the required calories the leftover calories are stored in the body in the form of fat and muscles.Now here some question comes in our mind:-Does caloric surplus increases the fat percentage in our body and makes us fat?How we can convert unused calories only to muscles but not in fat?The answer to this question is that we have to send some signals to our body indicating it to store unused calories only in the form of muscles but not in fact. We send these signals through a workout. When we workout we break our muscle tissues and thus our body uses excess calories to repair those tissues instead of increasing fat percentage in our body. Our diet plan also has an important role in this aspect.How much excess calorie intake should be included in our diet?The excess calorie intake should be 20% more than daily maintenance calorie level. Like if a person has figured out his daily maintenance calorie and got 2050. Then in case of gaining and building he should consume ( 2050 + 20% of 2050 ) = 2460 calories per day. This will increase the weight of a person but it doesn’t then add more extra 250 calories and figure out your body performance.2. ) Caloric Deficit (Losing and Reducing):- People who want to lose fat( either large or small in number/percentage), lose weight, reduce belly fat, reduce love handles or fat from any specific area should go with a caloric deficit. In this category, a person consumes fewer calories than his body requires. Due to insufficiently supplied calories, his body starts burning the stored fat and muscles to get the required calories. That is how a person loses weight, fat.Again this raises some question in our mind :-Does going into caloric deficit is good if it starts burning our muscle tissues?What to do if we want only fat in our body to be burned nut, not muscles?Answers to these questions are the same as that of previous question answer. Our workout indicates body to burn only fat from our body but not muscles. This is how we can decrease our body fat percentage by keeping muscle percentage constant or by increasing it.How much less calorie should we consume in our diet?The calorie intake should be 20 % less than daily maintenance calorie level. Like if a person has figured out his daily maintenance calorie and got 2050. Then in case of losing and reducing he should consume ( 2050 – 20% of 2050 ) = 1640 calories per day. This will reduce the weight of a person but it doesn’t then subtract more 250 calories and figure out your body performance.3. ) Maintenance:- People who want just to be healthy and fit, to maintain their current weight should go for caloric balance in their diet. It means their caloric intake should be equal to caloric burnt. Thus in this case body will neither store calories or burn calories stored in the form of fats or muscles. There will be no change in weight, fat percentage or muscle mass.Ideal daily protein intake in our diet:-Protein intake depends on the daily activity level of a person. It can be given in four ranges which are as follows:-Male/Female is not involved in weight training or any other form of exercise. Then they need ( 0.5 to 0.7 ) gram of protein per pound of their body weight.Male/Female doing some form of exercise daily then they need ( 0.8 to 1 ) gram of protein per pound of their body weight.Female involved in weight training requires ( 1 to 1.2 ) gram of protein per pound of their body weight.Male involved in weight training requires ( 1 to 1.5 ) gram of protein per pound of their body weight.Decide your protein intake range and calculate your daily calorie intake from protein where 1 gram of protein = 4 calories.Ideal daily fat intake in our diet :-Ideal fat intake is 20% to 30% of your ideal daily calorie intake. For example, a person has 2050 as ideal daily calorie intake. Then he must consume fat in the range of (20% of 2050 to 30% of 2050) which equals ( 410 to 615 ) calories from fat. One gram of fat has 9 calories so he should consume ( 410/9 to 615/9 ) = (46 to 68 ) grams of fat per day.Calculate your daily calorie intake from fat where 1 gram of fat = 9 calories.Ideal daily carbs intake :-Now you know your daily calorie intake from protein and fats, so to know daily calorie intake from carbs just subtract daily calorie intake from protein and fats with your ideal daily calorie intake and the remaining calories is to be consumed from carbohydrates. Just divide the calories from carbohydrates by 4 and you will get the daily carbohydrate intake in grams because 1 carbohydrate = 4 calories.Arranging food items, meal frequency and timing :-Now you know how much protein, fats and carbohydrates you should consume per day. After knowing these intake the task is to select the ideal sources for these nutrients and to arrange them in proper meals. The meal frequency varies with every individual so just decide your meal frequency and their timings based on your comfort level.I hope this blog Diet Plan|Create a healthy diet plan by yourself has provided you with sufficient information needed to create a diet plan.