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From karate to swimming to golf to tennis, there’s hardly a sport she doesn’t practice. She works out till she feels sore. And likes shocking her body with tougher exercise regimes… Meet cover girl Rakul Preet Singh (just a few films old in Bollywood but a bigger star down South), whose passion for fitness is simply admirable! What’s also commendable is her mission of making modern gymming techniques available to everyone through her state-of-the-art fitness centres. ‘Fit & Famous’ traces the fitness enthusiast and entrepreneur’s journey of discipline, dedication and determination – the three Ds that keep her glued to the stay-fit track! …Striding the same track is 90-year-old Virendra Kumar, a former ONGC employee. Years ago, when doctors diagnosed him with severe asthma and blocked arteries (which required a probable bypass), Virendra decided against conventional treatment and took refuge in yoga. Today, not only is he totally disease-free, but is also amazingly fit! Read ‘Success Story’ for oodles of inspiration on how to age healthily. A new type of addiction has emerged in recent years. It’s called addiction to social media and is similar in its repercussions to alcohol or drugs. ‘Teen Health’ unravels how increased social media usage leads to depression and anxiety among teens, and empowers you with tips on how not to let social media dominate your life… Also, do not let vitiligo (a condition in which white patches appear on the skin) affect your self-esteem or define you. To mark the occasion of World Vitiligo Day on June 25th, we bring you a comprehensive piece (‘Skin Thing’) on the causes and treatment of vitiligo. Arm yourself with knowledge on how to cope with the condition, and feel a lot more confident about yourself. We also have in this issue articles on living with diabetes, healing PCOD, curing erectile dysfunction, getting fit using medicine balls and more… Enjoy the healthy spread of content we serve you month after month, make the most of the sunshine – and vitamin D – while it lasts, and cheers to new beginnings as June also signifies the start of the second half of the year. Stay heathy, stay happy.