Small Doses

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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.

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