Cues for healthy liv­ing

Rid­dhi Vyas cues you into liv­ing the fit life.

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A re­search study con­ducted at Ic­ahn School of Medicine, Mount Si­nai, Egypt, states that re­sis­tance train­ing is ex­tremely ben­e­fi­cial for the bones, heart and mus­cles. It in­creases strength, re­duces mus­cle at­ro­phy as well as low­ers the risk of var­i­ous dis­eases and is­sues caused by high blood sugar and choles­terol lev­els. It rec­om­mends some sim­ple ex­er­cises that should be re­peated thrice a week:

Side Leg Lifts: Lie on your left side with your right leg ex­tended over the top of your left leg. Place your head on your left arm and your right hand on the floor for bal­ance. Hold the pose for two to three sec­onds. Re­peat with the right leg over left. Do 8-10 reps.

Dumb­bell Over­head Raises: Hold a set of dumb­bell in in both hands at shoul­der height with el­bows bent. Lift them above your head, hold for one sec­ond and re­turn to po­si­tion. Do 8-10 reps.

Band Squats: Stand on the middle of a re­sis­tance band with your legs hip-width apart. Hold­ing one end of the band, bend your knees and squat, then re­turn to start. Do 8-10 reps.

Stand­ing Curls: Stand with your feet on the middle of the re­sis­tance band. Hold the ends of the band in both hands with arms at your side, palms fac­ing for­ward. Tighten your tummy mus­cles and bend el­bows up­wards, pulling the band with you. Do 8-10 reps.

Dumb­bell Over­head Raises

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