• Nivedita’s fitness mantra for Divas

    by Nivedita Dempo

    Eat enough calories: Never crash diet. Research shows it can make you depressed, under nourishes your body and also your mind.

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  • Exercise for Breast Cancer Survivors

    by Nivedita Dempo

    Goa has the second highest number of breast cancer cases in the country after Bangalore, according to Goa-based NGO Muskan, a support group for cancer survivors. If you…

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  • Signs of stress on your body

    by Nivedita Dempo

    Numerous emotional and physical disorders are linked to stress. In fact, chronic stress affects each system of the body differently and can cause long-term health concerns. Stress that…

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“I am too fat, Mom”–A special for teenage girls

I’m fat. I’m too skinny. I’d be happy if I were taller, shorter, had curly hair, straight hair, a smaller nose, bigger muscles, longer legs. Do any of these statements sound familiar? Are you used to putting yourself down? If so, you’re not alone. Read More

Goa’s Bounty: Sweet Potatoes (Ipomoea batatas)

Sweet potato is a starchy root vegetable that is considered as one of the most nutritious food. It is a rich source of dietary fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

Sweet potato is one of the richest sources of beta carotene and vitamin A amongst the root vegetables. Read More

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Fact or fiction?
Nuts are fattening, you should not eat them if you want to lose weight.

FICTION: Nuts are fattening and you should not eat them if you want to lose weight. FACT: In small amounts,

Spice highlight –
Pepper corns

Locally known as “Kali Miri” HEALTH BENEFITS Black pepper corn is a common spice used in Goa. Black pepper is known

Fact or fiction?
Cardio builds enough muscle so you don’t have to work out your legs

FICTION: Cardio builds enough muscle so you don’t have to work out your legs

Exercise of the month –
ABDOMINAL CRUNCH-UP

Target Body Part: Abdominals Equipment Needed: Medicine ball & Stability ball   Step 1: Start with you back pressed firmly against the mat, the stability ball between