Anita Mirchandani

Registered Dietitian, Certified Fitness Professional

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A Closer Look at Rowing…

A Closer Look at Rowing…
For as long as I can remember, the rowing machine has been my most favorite cardio equipment. I’ve never loved the treadmill, elliptical or stationary bike.  Since high-intensity interval training (H.I.I.T) became more popular and burpees (chest to floor explosive push-ups) were everywhere, I barely even use cardio equipment.  However, [...]

How Millennial’s View Health &#...

A recent Technogym study called The Wellness Deficit: How Millennials View Health and Fitness came to my attention. The study results were not only interesting but also interesting in forecasting future trends in the health, fitness and wellness landscape. Here are some key findings: 1. 72% find it hard to devote time to exercise (50% claim [...]

5 Easy and Effective Arm Workouts for...

5 Easy and Effective Arm Workouts for Men
With time being of the essence these days, workouts need to be efficient and effective. Most exercise programs geared towards men, like P90X, that were launched by offering 60-minute routines have now created shorter workout routines — such as the P90X3. This is to accommodate the busy lifestyle of professional men who not only juggle their [...]

How to Do Squats the Right Way

You may not have realized, but your everyday life of household to-dos probably involves a lot of squatting. If you drop something, you’ll probably squat to pick it up. If you’re sitting on the toilet, you’re squatting downwards and then back up. If you’re cleaning the floor, you’re in some kind of squat position. Plenty of people have ref [...]

Healthy Snacks

  Everyone is always asking what to eat before a workout. The key is that if you’re not performing a workout greater than 45 minutes (i.e. race training) then you don’t need a huge snack beforehand. In fact, most people tend to overeat prior to a workout and many times don’t burn the calories they assume so thus leading to an ineffectiv [...]

Is It Safe to Eat Sushi While Breastf...

Is it safe to eat sushi while breast feeding For pregnant sushi lovers, it’s tough to let go. But expecting ladies should try to follow the American Pregnancy Association’s guidelines and avoid raw fish rolls for the next nine months. Fish like tuna and yellowtail can be high in mercury or contain high levels of industrial pollutants. Cross-c [...]

How to Get Creative in the Kitchen: Q...

How to Get Creative in the Kitchen: Quick Tips
Have you ever felt overwhelmed when you watch the TODAY show food segments or any cooking show for that matter on how to make easy, quick meals or how to put together healthy snacks or how to make healthy swaps? Well, you’re not alone. I am a dietitian and sometimes when I see delicious, mouth watering recipes, I get bummed instead of e [...]

The Best Glute Exercises: Moves to Ge...

It’s amazing that the glutes comprise our body’s largest muscle group. Whether you’re a runner, a strength trainer, a yogi, or a cross-trainer, the glutes move and control your hips pretty much in every way. So it is important to keep them healthy and moving. With most people experiencing increasingly longer hours sitting at their desks, the [...]

Finding the Right Protein Powder

Amongst health fanatics, protein is always the nutrient of interest. Eating healthy requires effort and maintaining an adequate protein-to-carbohydrate ratio is one way to achieve a proper diet. Sometimes, however, it’s hard to take the time to put together the right foods to achieve the recommended daily allowance of protein. ThatR [...]

3 New Healthy Products In the Indian ...

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Here are the cold, hard health facts about the health of the Indian population, according to research data collected by health organisation Arogya World: – Lifestyle changes have lead to decreased physical activity, increased consumption of fat, sugar and calories, and higher stress levels, affecting insulin sensitivity and obesity. &# [...]

A Bad Brew

Workplace Wellness Tips

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FogStock/Vico Images/Alin Dragulin via Getty Images In 2015, you may have heard this phrase “Sitting Is The New Smoking” more that once. Recent studies have indicated that sitting for long periods of time does not have a positive impact on your health. However, with most job functions requiring extensive desk time, we hope there a [...]

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