Dr Mickey Mehta helps you transform
Global holistic health guru Dr Mickey Mehta helps you transform.
I’m 17, 5’8”, trim and have a big butt which looks quite sexy. All my friends tell me I’m blessed to have a big butt. Though I’m happy with it right now, what exercises can I do to ensure that it continues to stay in shape? Shruti Mehta, Mumbai
As much as shape is important, the efficiency of the body and agility is also important. The exercises that would help are: Bridge pose: Great way to strengthen the lower back as well as tone the glutes. Sumo squats: Included in the Brazilian butt lift workout. Tremendous for toning. Sun salutation: Works the entire body, including the butt, while stretching the hamstrings and thighs. Explosive lunges: Great for the butt, while improving balance and coordination. Squat with kick back: Helps tone the quads and butt.
I’m 30 and though my bust is in good shape right now, I want to plan against sagging breasts at a later date. Please share some diet and exercise cues for a firm bust.
Neelam Singh, Delhi
Our nutrition should be plant-based, and proteins should be a good part of it along with quality carbohydrates. Most importantly, make sure you sleep well and stay hydrated to maintain the elasticity of your skin. Include exercises like: Cat stretch. Holding plank. Lie down on a Bosu ball/ a few pillows/ a pouf and perform chest flies. Isometric chest press. Pull over using resistance bands. It’s good to exercise for the bust, but do not bust your bust. You can certainly delay the sagging with a good lifestyle, so keep at it to delay it as much as possible.
I am 45 and 10 kgs overweight for my height. I walk at a decently brisk pace 2 hours at a stretch thrice a week, covering around 8 km. Do you think this will help me reduce? Sheetal Suri, Mumbai
Alongside walking, on the remaining days you should cycle, bounce, stretch, dance, swim and if possible, play a sport. Taking regular massages would help you relax and get ready for the next day’s workout. Let working out be a celebration, not a punishment.