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Share photos or a write-up of your fitness routine! Top entries win exciting gift vouchers! Contest closes on 28th June 2019. TERMS & CONDITIONS: 1. Send original entries only. 2. It is deemed that participants are responsible/liable for the photos/ content that they post. 3. ParentCircle may use the photographs for publishing purposes in the future at its discretion. 4. The decision of judges is final. ... more

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SURUCHI PRIYA Jun 1, 2021

Hi.....

Team ParentCircle Sep 27, 2019

The benefits of yoga are well-known. But, what is the ideal age to introduce your little one to yoga? And how can you make it appealing to children? Yoga expert Rina Hindocha explains.

Suresh Menon Jul 16, 2019

Anjana Tyagi Jun 27, 2019

My Fitness routine during pregnancy (24 weeks)-
I wake up at 6a.m in the morning and go for a short walk of about 1km.
After returning home I perform some very basic and easy Yoga Aasanas.
After completing my workout session I drink green tea and eat some seasonal fruits. Although I am a working woman but currently on a leave from my office.
During whole day I eat 3-4 small - small meals , usually green vegetables and high protein diet.
on Weekends during my 1st - 22nd week of pregnancy I also goes out for some high intensity exercises like swimming and cycling.

Team ParentCircle Jul 3, 2019

@Anjana Tyagi

Thank you, Anjana for sharing your fitness routine during pregnancy! Hope this helps a lot of mommies and to be mommies here!

samriddhi's Shadow Jun 26, 2019

My fitness secret is only yoga....

Ramya Ramaswamy Jun 25, 2019

My Fitness mantra is Be Simple, Eat Veggies , Work Hard like theres no tomorrow , be Honest and always wear a smile . I go for yoga lessons and gym on alternate days of a week and a 30 minutes brisk walk daily . Evenings are meant for spending quality time with kids along with other neighbors in the community in playing outdoor games and Doing some nursery works. I believe Happiness is having a good health of both body and mind .

Nandita Naik Jun 24, 2019

My fitness routine is based on Yoga guru Patanjalis principles, which is as follows

1. Yama - I am a firm believer in non violence, non stealing and trying to achieve minimalism (aparigraha) in my day to day life.

2. Niyama- I follow strict personal code of conduct in terms of self study ( svadhaya) and have cultivated attitude of surrender and letting go.

3. Asana - I practice suryanamaskars every morning. This is followed by forward bends on one day, balancing / twisting asanas on next, hip-openers on 3rd day, chest openers n backbend on 4th and side bends on 5th day. I repeat the sequence from 6th day onwards.

4. Pranayama - Depending on weather, I practice my pranayama routine. If its hot , I practice shitali pranayama else before aasans I practice kapalbhati and in the end anulom vilom. Once a week, I practice ujjayi and bhrambhri as well.

5. Pratyahara - this needs to be practised all the time in my daily life. Whether its in relation to food craving or controlling my temper.

6,7,8 - Dharna, Dhyana, Samadhi - This is work in progress where I try to achieve as well concentration as possible while focusing on breath. I try to do this 2-3 times every week.

Sunita Mahato Jun 24, 2019

My little wonder has turned 2yrs.I decided to steal few minutes for myself.The better way I thought for a start is a Morning walk. I started with 15 mins, gradually increased. Them I started adding a little pace to the walk. So, now I my routine is 30mins of morning walk and 10 mins of yoga.

It keeps me charged up for the whole day and the balance my role of a toddler mom and as well as growing child mom (my elder son is abt to be 9yrs).

Anupam Kumar Pandey Jun 24, 2019

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Pratiksha Ramchandra More Jun 21, 2019

Hiii everyone
I am pratiksha
According to me yoga is not the twisting and bending it is a state of mind.
It's a key to a healthy and successful life. Thank you

Simi Ramesh Jun 22, 2019

@Pratiksha Ramchandra More

It is indeed a way of life and state of mind. You are indeed a yoga expert as your photos show it .

Yamini Hardik Jun 21, 2019

YOGA IS A LIGHT WHICH ONCE LIT WILL NEVER DIM, THE BETTER YOUR PRACTICE THE BRIGHTER YOUR FLAME.

Yoga basically means union of body, mind and soul. When you start doing yoga your body,mind and energies will be aligned in such a way that your health will flourish, mind will be peaceful.

There are generally uncountable benefits from yoga

Simi Ramesh Jun 22, 2019

@Yamini Hardik

Wow.a great thought and great snap too. Indeed yoga is a boon to our world.

Swetha GSM Jun 21, 2019

My fitness Routine :

Its quiet simple and easy to follow , with out giving a break as we do while we workout excessively in the gym .

I wake up at 5am and have a cup of warm water with lemon and honey . followed by Surya Namaskar 12 repetition!

I leave to office and run around my campus for 15 mins and then start my usual yoga practice in my office along with my colleges

Simi Ramesh Jun 22, 2019

@Swetha GSM

Inspire of your busy schedule its so heartening to see you allot time for yoga and fitness. Its an inspiration to all .

Swetha GSM Jun 21, 2019

My fitness Routine :

Its quiet simple and easy to follow , with out giving a break as we do while we workout excessively in the gym .

I wake up at 5am and have a cup of warm water with lemon and honey . followed by Surya Namaskar 12 repetition!

I leave to office and run around my campus for 15 mins and then start my usual yoga practice in my office along with my colleges

At 11 am, I have a cup of green tea followed by lunch at 12.30 . I maintain a very simple diet routine - 2 chapathi , a cup dal, half a bowl sprouts along with cumbers and carrots .

Post lunch , I cycle around my campus for 15 mins.

at 3 I have a cup of hot water and any fruit.

At 7 , I reach home and head to gym ( 4 days a week ) and other 3 days I play a sport .

I usually have my dinner at 8. I keep my dinner very simple. A bowl of any veggie soup I have .

I have a glass of milk before bed and head to bed at 10 sharp

I maintain a good sleep routine to wake up fresh every day !!

On weekends I prefer to indulge in other fitness activities like belly dancing and Salsa .

Nidhi agrawal Jun 21, 2019

Wake up at 5:45.
Remember God.
Open windows for fresh air.
Drink a concoction of turmeric, saunf, ajwain, salt, rosasted ground coummin seeds, ground black pepper, honey, lemon in 4 glasses of lukewarm water. I will share the detailed recipe some other time. And eat or drink nothing for next 45 mins.
Bathroom time.
I have cervical stiffness problem, so I do neck exercises for 15 mins as suggested by my physiotherapist.
Breakfast is tea with few granules of sugar, a piece of toasted brown bread with some desi ghee applied on it before toasting it, and a small amount of sev bhujia.
2 spoons of roasted flax seeds.
Time for bath.
A glass of milk with 5 soaked almonds. No sugar. Just an almond or kesar mix in milk for enhancing taste.
Reach office.
Fill my water bottle to finish during the day.
Take a glass of green tea.
Take frequent breaks from my seat to walk up to washroom or pantry.
Home cooked lunch including a dry vegetable and a dal or kadi or something in gravy and half roti.
No water post lunch for 90 mins.
2 spoons of flax seeds again.
A glass of water after 90 mins.
A glass of green tea again.
36 mins of treadmill in office gym with gradual incline of up to 16 and a gradual increase in speed up to 6. I can't run because of cervical issue. Warm up and cool off is important.
A fresh fruit plate from office canteen.
Back home.
Take rest for 10 mins, change and go out for 1 hour walk.
Have a toasted bread, milk, 5 soaked almonds.
Repeat my neck exercises.
Keep phone away from my bed.
Sleep. To wake up again at 5:45 next day. And repeat.
On weekends as I can not go to office gym, I compensate by walking for 90 mins instead of the usual 60 mins.
That's my daily fitness routine.

Reena Rana Jun 20, 2019

Yoga is like a blessing to me, since childhood i have been practicing it in my free time. Yoga helps me overcome my fears and stress. it takes care of my health and make sure i don't get over weight.
Yoga has the power to heal the body, mind and soul. It's more than just a physical activity. Yoga helps me calm down my anxiety issues and helped me fight Depression

Simi Ramesh Jun 21, 2019

@Reena Rana

Yes it's true that yoga helps in releasing tension and stress and the snap shows you in a peaceful mudra too. .

Anni Jun 20, 2019

YOGA HAS HELPED ME TO GET RID OF ASTAMA.PRACTISING FROM LAST 6YRS.

Simi Ramesh Jun 21, 2019

@Anni

It is indeed good to know that your asthma got relieved by doing yoga. Ir will be an inspiration to many . Thanks for sharing and more power to you

Prabha Jun 20, 2019

I love yoga . As it brings new energy to life .Yoga helps me in lowering blood pressure, increasing circulation, and lowering bad cholesterol, it's no wonder that yoga helps to lower a person's risk of heart disease. The various poses and deep breaths help the heart do its job, increasing blood flow throughout the body, and improving the entire circulatory system. I mostly do yoga & its keep me fresh , happy & refreshes my soul . From childhood days i started doing yoga along with my mom & she taught me that if u do yoga u get many benefits from it & from first day when i started doing yoga i feel my self fit , fine & active . My immunity power get more strong & keeps me healhty now i aslo teach my angel the way how to do yoga so that she make the habit of it & she will get good health. so as i know that if we do regularly yoga what benefits we get from it so here are some benefits i am sharing which i get after doing yoga

Prabha Jun 20, 2019

#InternationalYogaDay I love yoga . As it brings new energy to life .Yoga helps me in lowering blood pressure, increasing circulation, and lowering bad cholesterol, it's no wonder that yoga helps to lower a person's risk of heart disease. The various poses and deep breaths help the heart do its job, increasing blood flow throughout the body, and improving the entire circulatory system. I mostly do yoga & its keep me fresh , happy & refreshes my soul . From childhood days i started doing yoga along with my mom & she taught me that if u do yoga u get many benefits from it & from first day when i started doing yoga i feel my self fit , fine & active . My immunity power get more strong & keeps me healhty now i aslo teach my angel the way how to do yoga so that she make the habit of it & she will get good health. so as i know that if we do regularly yoga what benefits we get from it so here are some benefits i am sharing which i get after doing yoga .

Prabha Jun 20, 2019

I love yoga . As it brings new energy to life .Yoga helps me in lowering blood pressure, increasing circulation, and lowering bad cholesterol, it's no wonder that yoga helps to lower a person's risk of heart disease. The various poses and deep breaths help the heart do its job, increasing blood flow throughout the body, and improving the entire circulatory system. I mostly do yoga & its keep me fresh , happy & refreshes my soul . From childhood days i started doing yoga along with my mom & she taught me that if u do yoga u get many benefits from it & from first day when i started doing yoga i feel my self fit , fine & active . My immunity power get more strong & keeps me healhty now i aslo teach my angel the way how to do yoga so that she make the habit of it & she will get good health. so as i know that if we do regularly yoga what benefits we get from it so here are some benefits i am sharing which i get after doing yoga - 1) Yoga relax my mind 2) Yoga Increases blood flow 3) Yoga boost Immunity 4) Yoga energises the body 5) Minimise the effect of Insomnia 6) Increase body Detoxification 7) Increase Core Strength 8) Improves Arthritis 9) Relieves Stress & Anxiety 10) Reduce severity of Asthma.Say

Lovey Jun 19, 2019

Being fit is very important in one's life. We both are working so usually don't get much time to do much exercise. Also it is very important to get time for our little baby.
My 3 year old girl is very fond of dancing. So to indulge with her We used to Dance with her. This way we are all enjoying with each other and also spending memorable moments side by side a mantra to stay fit as dance is one of the best exercises.

Hope this bond always stay like that and will always keep blossom

Simi Ramesh Jun 19, 2019

@Lovey

How very cute and that bond is sure to stay when it is infused with so much love and care. Loved that sweet pic and pose of you two@

Lovey Jun 20, 2019

@Lovey

Thank u so much dear. Actually trying out to create fun moments while dancing and in dancing indulging some of the yoga poses as well.

debsena dey Jun 20, 2019

1) wake up every day at dusk and go for a morning walk ,
2) Do yoga,specaly Pranayam which makes my mind fresh.
3) drink at least 10 glass of water and then take green tea and fruit juice.
4) plan what to do the restover day.In this way remove all the pressure of work in my mind.
5) Eat healthy and light food, specialy sour is very important for this summer.

Shilpa Bajaj Jun 20, 2019

Water therapy and yoga is the best way to start your mornings ofcourse my day starts with the Blessings of Krishna N thanking him for this Amazing life .....

Chanchal Rockzz Jun 20, 2019

Health is Wealth for human. Always need Healthy body for Beautiful mind and Need some hygienic steps for keep our body healthy.
Yoga is the most important part one for our health.
Early morning I will go for morning walk then start yoga in our roof. Vajrasan, padmasan, shavasan, balasan, Vriksasan, Gomukhasan, ArdhoMatsyasan, malasan, Virbhadrasan etc.
Just some simple steps but uncountable benefit.

Firstly I got mind concentration in work, Stress free and motivation by meditation and yoga. fitness of body, digestion, control body's fat, Cholorestral, blood circulation, constipation etc. maintaining a balanced metabolism, improved respiration, energy and vitality, increased muscle strength and tone, improved athletic performanceperformance etc.

So, We need more consciousness about benefits Yoga and it spread with common people's for make a chain of moral steps.

Neetu Grover Jun 20, 2019

Neetu Grover Jun 20, 2019

@Neetu Grover

My fitness mantra is daily exercises nd walk for an hour.Eat healthy nd fresh veggies & fruits.Drink plenty of water.Say no to junk food.Always think positive .Last but not the least tension lene ka nahi, enjoy every little moment of life.

Rujuta Jadhav Jun 19, 2019

Shannon Almeida Jun 19, 2019

My fitness mantra is to eat well and exercise well. My routine includes two days of weight training (one day upper body, one day lower body) with two days of yoga and one day of cardio. I walk the treadmill to keep myself trim and fit. I believe that in order to be successful and achieve something, you will have to be fit, otherwise you will not be able to work as hard as you want to. I start my mornings with a warm glass of water and tea without sugar. In my diet, I replace all whites with brown. I also try and finish my dinner before 8.00 pm so that my body has enough time to digest it. I do a lot of walking throughout the day to maintain my weight.

Simi Ramesh Jun 19, 2019

@Shannon Almeida

A very good mantra for all to follow. Kudos to you!

Amrita Mallik Jun 19, 2019

Being a victim of body shaming I have never really comprehended the actual definition of 'fitness'. It is just not the number on the weighing scale; it incorporates both mental and physical health. Only recently when staggering under excessive weight and hormonal imbalance I visited a dietician. There began my fitness journey. Although not a junk food freak or a compulsive eater, my lifestyle was indeed unhealthy. I was too much under the burden of 'what they think, speak or act against and about me'.
The diet started. I began with eating several times a day and drinking plenty of water (which I always did). Exercise included simple brisk walking. After six months I lost around 15 kgs with knee pain and irregular periods gone. Then I came across a 3-month program with a lifestyle coach. That really paved the way. A 30-minute rigorous weight training and cardio on alternate days, a further healthy twist to food and lifestyle finally defined 'fitness' in its truest sense.
Today I cannot think of missing exercise and 10k steps any single day. Adding fruits and vegetables, including mangoes and bananas, to the daily diet has become a habit. Spending at least 10 minutes reading and saying at least 4 nice things to myself take care of my mental health. Finally a good sound sleep (though not possible with a little kid, but still improved one) completes my day.
From a low-confident woman blaming and punishing myself for every little wrong to a confident person, I have come a long way.
This International Yoga Day I pledge to keep myself fit and healthy in every way - thoughts, acts, behaviour apart from physical and mental health. I am too eager to learn yoga, especially for mental grit. Whenever I can avail it I will take the plunge.

Himanshu Chourasia Jun 19, 2019

I Am Very Health Conscious Person And I Am Following A Healthy Routine From Years.There Are So Many Small Things Which I Added Into My Routine Life Which Really Help Me To #StayHealthy So Sharing My Ways To "Stay Healthy And Fit" With You..


- I Take Proper Sleep And Give Proper Relax To My Body.

- After Waking Up I Do Regular Exercise,First I Do Meditation Which Is Core Of My Exercise And Then I Do Surya Namaskar Which I Think Is The Best YOGA Exercise For Your Complete Body.

- Taking Morning Walk Everyday Help Me To Get Fresh Air,When I Go Outside In Morning I Take Deep Breath To Get The Fresh Air.

- My Basic Mantra To Stay FIT Is Just "Stay Positive" I Enjoy Every Moment Of Life Either Sad Or Happy,

- I Never Skip My Breakfast,I Always Take A Healthy And Light & Easy Breakfast.

- "Balanced Diet" It Is Something Which Help You To Stay Your Body Balanced,So I Always Eat Fresh Fruits And Vegetables.

-From Last 5 Years I Am Drinking 5-8 Ltrs Water Everyday Whether Its Summer Or Winter I Always Keep The Body Hydrated.

- I Always Follow A Strict Routine And Always Keep A Balance Between Work And Rest.
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- My Mother And Wife Both Are A Great Cook So I Avoid Junk Food,And Eat Only Homemade Food.

- I Do Not Smoke Or Drink Alcohol Which I Think The Best Way Most Easy Way One Can Follow To Stay Fit & Healthy.

- In Office I Sit For Hours So Whenever I Get Free Time Instead Of Using Smartphone Or Laptop I Do Some Neck & Back Exercise Which Help Me To Stay Away From Any Kind Of PAIN.

- For Short Distance I Take A Walk Or Use Cycle Instead Of Using Bike,It Help Me To Stay Active And Staying Active Is Equal To Staying Healthy.

- Stay Focused And Having Positive Attitude Is Also A Great Way To Keep Self Healthy Because It Keep Away Negativity Which Is Must For A Healthy Lifestyle.

- Everyday I Take Some Time From My Work And Spend That With My Family,Specially My Daughter She Is Just 14 Months Young So Spending Time With Her Is Something Which Gives Me Happiness,Make Me Smile Which Really Help Me To Stay Healthy.

So This Is My Fitness Routine Which I Love To Follow Everyday.!!

Shivam Bishnoi Jun 19, 2019

My workout sessions are usually between 15 and 45 minute long. My schedule consists of a mix of cardio and strength training. And when I say cardio, I dont mean spending hours on the elliptic or the treadmill. I seriously hate that!

Im a big believer in HIIT workouts aka high intensity interval workouts. HIIT is a form of interval training, an exercise strategy alternating short periods of intense exercise with less-intense recovery periods (thank you Wikipedia for explaining it better than I could ;)). For example, one of the HIIT workout I do frequently is running 15 minutes on the treadmill, alternating 30 seconds of high intensity and 30 seconds of rest, with the legs on the side of the treadmill. And when I say high intensity, I really mean HIGH intensity. Like I-cant-do-more-or-Im-gonna-die kind of intensity. Thats really the key if you want the workout to be efficient. Its short, but intense. I have tried many workout types and HIIT workouts have been by far the most efficient ones to lose body fat and build a strong heart in a short amount of time.

My actual workout schedule varies from week to week. I follow Zuzka Lights ZGYM workouts and I cant recommend her enough. Im seriously looking forward to having my butt kicked each time!


Here are some of my favorite exercices:

Burpees I love burpees so much! And I hate them, too. They are tough, especially when you do a lot of them but they activate a lot of muscles in your body and are a great cardio exercice.

Side Jump Lunges I do a lot of lunges variations and side jump lunges are my favorite kind. They target the glutes and hamstrings, just to name a few. Its also a great cardio exercice if you switch legs quickly.

My Fitness Routine: Exercises, Frequency and Meals - NotEnoughCinnamon.com

Mountain Climbers Heres another total body exercise that will get your heart pumping. Its particularly great for the abs.

My Fitness Routine: Exercises, Frequency and Meals - NotEnoughCinnamon.com
Kettlebell Swings This move is a little more advanced than the other ones but once you get the hang of it, you will see how efficient it is, especially for the lower body. Unfortunately, you really have to use a kettlebell for this exercice, you cant use a dumbbell instead.

My Fitness Routine: Exercises, Frequency and Meals - NotEnoughCinnamon.com

Quad Hip Extension Its a basic but great exercise that targets the glutes and the back of the leg. No weights needed so you can do it anytime and anywhere