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Fitness resolutions slipping away? Know where you are going wrong

At the beginning of every year, a wave of zealous resolutions emerge. Reading, travelling, prioritising mental health, fitness, and weight loss seem to make it to the top of everyone’s…

Explore Chennai’s new walking trails and discover its growing fitness culture

Chennai’s brief yet wonderful winter mornings are upon us and the streets are teeming with walkers, runners and cyclists, keen to begin or uphold their tryst with good health. It…

Age no bar for these inspiring senior Indian women athletes

They may be called India’s late bloomers in the world of sports. It makes them more inspiring. These confident women have displayed skill, grit and determination, practising all year round…

Fancy a long walk? Hop, skip, and step towards Chennai’s newly designated 8km Health Walk stretch

There is a steady drizzle at 6.30am and when I look up, the skies are ominous. I am standing at the corner of Besant Avenue road, next to Dr Muthulakshmi…

63-year-old homemaker from Kochi wins four gold medals at the recently concluded International Powerlifting Federation championships at Ulaanbaatar

Reeni Tharakan power lifting at Ulaanbaataar | Photo Credit: SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT When Reeni Tharakan hit the gym 10 years ago, at 53, it was driven by a desire to lose…

Is rock climbing picking up as a fitness option in India?

On the first trip to a bouldering gym, apprehension takes over. As you step into your shoes and warm up for your first climb, the feeling persists. But once you…

Meet these tailors from Thoothukudi who are stand up paddling champions

R Muthukutti who won the Palk Bay Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUP) championship. R Muthukutti, V Muthumariammal and R Ramalakshmi have never lived by the sea. Two out of them…

How trekking companies in India are redefining luxury with gourmet meals and massages

At 6.45am on an uneventful day in July, seven trekkers and I wished each other cheery ‘good mornings’ at our campsite in Trunkhol, Kashmir, some 3,500 metres above sea level.…

Fun meets fitness at the newly launched BOUNCE adventure park in Bengaluru

As I inched closer to the top of the 10-foot high climbing wall at the Bounce indoor adventure park, a scene from The Dark Knight Rises came to mind, where…

Two Visakhapatnam girls to represent India in free style artistic skating in Asian Games

Visakhapatnam girls Dontara Greeshma and Akula Sai Samhitha who will be representing India at the Asian Games in the free style artistic skating event to be held in China. |…

Want to learn how to swim in the sea? Chennai now has instructors who specialise in open water swimming

Minutes before getting dropped off mid-ocean at Kovalam (Covelong) for our first open water swimming lesson, Murthy Megavan, the founder of Murthy Surf School, tells me that I am to…

With ruffles, prints, and quirky silhouettes, swimsuits are going from beach to bar

When the pandemic took a little breather in the last quarter of 2020, it propelled Maldives and Goa to superstar status. People were jet-setting (some in private charter jets) to…

Tamil Nadu at the Comrades Marathon | Six runners speak about clocking the gruelling 87.7 km run

(From Right) Erika Patel, Chandrasekhar G, Vasu Rangachary, Dharmendar Bafna, Rose Naidu, Yasmin Gulab The road to success at the gruelling Comrades Marathon in South Africa is pock-marked with perseverance,…

Coimbatore gets LuLu’s first hypermarket in Tamil Nadu

LuLu Hypermarket | Photo Credit: Siva Saravanan S The first impression takes your breath away. Day two at the newly-opened LuLu Hypermarket, located at Lakshmi Mills Compound on Avinashi Road…

Meet Madhuri Palli, the first female runner from Andhra Pradesh to complete the gruelling Comrades Marathon

Madhuri Palli, the first female runner from Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh to have completed the grueling Comrades Marathon in South Africa. | Photo Credit: SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT “The atmosphere during the…