Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Daddy are you Exercising! Exercise for Fathers!

Daddy are you Exercising! Exercise for Fathers!
HealthyDunia.com speaks to Fitness Expert Reema Sarin, Founder, Bollyfit to find out a few exercises that a father can practice either at home or office space:
Being a father means that even as you spend hours at work, you long to return home to spend some time with your kid.
And who has time for the gym in the middle of all this? For a good full-body home-based workout that doesn't require gym equipment.
1. Press-up: This will work every major muscle group in the body. If you’re not very strong, start by standing and doing them against a wall, progress to pushing with your hands braced against a table, and then on the floor. If you want to make it really hard, put your feet up on a sofa for extra leverage!
2. Squats: Keep your back straight and slowly sit down to chair level. Hold it for a moment and then stand back up. Take five seconds to get your knees to 90 degrees, and five to come back up.
3. Lunges: Put your feet together, then take a long stride forwards, bending the front leg so your knee is at 90 degrees, but your knee is not quite over the ankle! Thrust out your arm like a swordsman if it helps. And always keep your back straight.
4. Crunches: Lie down on your back, keep your feet on the floor, bend your knees and curl forwards until your shoulder blades are off the ground. Keep your arms behind your head and concentrate on flexing with your trunk. Now have a cup of tea.
“A Father provides maximum time at work place. So, options at work place work out are the best like crunches on chair, leg raises, stair-work with deep breathing and five to ten minutes meditation will help them to be a fit father. If you can do it in the morning with entire family that would be best,” adds Mr.Ajay kumar, Fitness Instructor at Energy spa, The Royal plaza.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Benefits of Walking! Health Dunia talks to BOLLYFIT Girl, Reema Sarin!

WALKING is the most popular and easiest exercise regime to follow and with excellent benefits! Read on to know more about some of these amazing benefits! By Reema Sarin.

With changing lifestyles and increasing sedentary habits, most of us seem to be losing touch with the simple act of walking.

From home to vehicle, from vehicle to work and back home, we seem to be caught in this notorious cycle, ignoring the numerous physical, emotional and psychological benefits the simple exercise of walking brings with it.

A reminder! Walking is the most relaxing, refreshing and enlivening form of exercise which leads to numerous health benefits ranging from keeping one’s heart in a healthy shape to helping in the whole process of weight management.

HealthyDunia.com speaks to Ms. Reema Sarin, Fitness Expert & Founder, Bollyfit and finds out the forgotten benefits of Morning walk:

1. Manages your weight: One hour of brisk walking at 5 miles per hour or 12 minutes per mile, burns 530 calories. With a healthy diet, walking is great for weight loss.

2. Controls Blood Pressure: Physical activity strengthens the heart so it can pump more blood with less effort and with less pressure on the arteries.

3. Improves sleep: Out of many benefits one would be a sound sleep at night. Walking as an exercise that is done in the early morning increases metabolism and rests the body clock of a person.

4. Decreases risk of heart attack: Brisk walking for three hours a week or just half an hour a day is associated with 30% to 40% lower risk of heart disease in women. Walking boosts "good" cholesterol, it helps reduce low-density lipoproteins (LDL or ‘bad’ cholesterol) in the blood, which can cause plaque buildup along the artery walls - a major cause of heart attacks.

5. Reduces risk of Type-2 Diabetes: People can lower the risk of getting diabetes by combining consistent exercise like walking with lower fat intake and a 5% to 7% weight loss.

6. Lowers stress levels and lengthen one’s lifespan: Morning walk also adds time to your meditation and reduce stress. Quiet and calm mornings help your brain function at a higher level and enhance your working day.

7. Brings glow to your skin: Soaking the sun-rays at dawn can help improve your skin. Absorption of Vitamin D helps in providing a glowing skin.

8. Regular walking lowers the risk of needing gallstone surgery by 20% to 31%. It also reduces the risk of hip fractures.

9. Strengthens muscles, bones, and joints: Exercise is a vital tonic for the joints and muscles, and walking is one of the best way to keep these vitals parts of the body in motion.

Sunday, July 14, 2013


Welcome to the Monsoon BOLLYFIT & BOLLYWOOD Dance Masti! BOLLYFIT is a fantastic fusion of Bollywood, Bhangra, Salsa Flamenco, Jazz, Funk and Modern dance moves with international Dance Aerobics and Cardio Kick-Boxing moves with bollywood, jazz and funk dance to Bollywood music to favorite Bollywood and Bhangra Remix music at 200 beats per minute (bpms)! BOLLYFIT is an intense calorie burner and provides a great workout, burning anything from 350 to 500 calories!
BOLLYFIT wants your workout to party! This high energy dance-fitness class moves to popular Bollywood and Indipop remix music beats, instead of counting repetitions, and is a fantastic cardio calorie burner, muscle toning and strength training workout.
Call us to schedule your BOLLYFIT & BOLLYWOOD Dance session today!  For further details and register, please call 26873133; 9871698894. Email: r_sarin@hotmail.com
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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Tour de la France!

Hello! Just wanted to share some images from my recent fantastic trip to France! I toured it extensively and loved every minute of it! It is truly a beautiful country and the French indeed are very nice and polite! I have written a little about all the places I traveled to. Cheers!
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Reema Sarin – The BOLLYFIT Girl!

We drove first to the fine old city of Rouen and walk through its center, rich in gothic architechture. Next, stop in lovely Honfleur and then in the world-famous seaside resort of Deauville.

 Caen–Normandy Landing Beaches–Bayeux–Mont St. Michel
Time to see Caen before a visit to the legendary beaches where the Allied troops landed more than 60 years ago. The highlights are Arromanches, St. Laurant, and the American Cemetery at Omaha. Next, journey to Bayeux, where you can admire the famous tapestry (entrance fee extra). Then, southwards to the unique beauty of Mont St. Michel, which stands on an island reached by a causeway!

Mont St. Michel–Angers–Loire Valley
We visited Mont St. Michel before a mid-morning departure to Angers to visit its cathedral. Then, along the banks of the Loire to the lovely medieval historic city of Amboise

Loire Valley
Here we saw some of the most spectacular castles of the Loire, steeped in the history of noblemen and kings since the 11th century. Gothic spires, medieval turrets, great fortresses, and beautiful châteaux make for splendid panoramas.

Loire Valley–Poitiers–La Rochelle–Bordeaux
Travel on the comfortable AutorouteL’Aquitaine as far as Poitiers. Next stop was the picturesque town of La Rochelle, situated on the Atlantic coast. Continue westwards into the world-famous Cognac region to visit the Hennessy museum in Cognac. Then, journey to the beautiful city of Bordeaux!

Saw the highlights of Bordeaux, then drove into the heart of one of France’s most scenic regions, the Dordogne. We stopped in the dramatically located medieval town of Rocamadour, perched high upon a cliff. Southwards by way of Cahors to Toulouse for an overnight.

Toulouse–Carcassonne–Nîmes–Pont Du Gard–Avignon
Drove along the Autoroute des DeuxMers for an orientation walk in Carcassonne. Then, continue eastwards to Nîmes, an elegant city famed for its busy boulevards shaded by lotus trees. Also visited the famous Roman amphitheater. Get a view of the MaisonCarrée, one of the best-preserved Roman temples in the whole of France. Short picture stop at the famous Pont du Gard, before reaching Avignon for an overnight.

Avignon–Arles–Aix en Provence–French Riviera
Went south this morning to visit Arles, the most famous of all the Provence towns, known the world over by the paintings of Van Gogh. Stop in Aix-en-Provence to see its main street, the Cours Mirabeau, lined with plane trees and its 17th-century palace, houses, and fountains. Finally, to the French Riviera on the shores of the Mediterranean! Visited the beautiful cities of Nice, Cannes, Monaco, Monte Carlo, Entibes, Juan de la Paix, Entibes and the artistic town of Eze.

French Riviera–Grasse–Lyon Area
First to Grasse for a visit to a perfume workshop. See more of Provence and follow one of France’s great panoramic routes, the one Napoleon took on his return from Elba in 1815. From Grenoble, join the expressway to the Lyon area.

Lyon Area–Beaune–Paris
Travel through the picturesque vineyards and fields of Burgundy to medieval Beaune, the region's wine capital since Roman times, where you visit the famous Hôtel-Dieu before continuing to the French capital and “City of Light,” Paris.
In Paris visited the Notre Dame Cathedral. Then, many of the best-known Parisian sights: La Sorbonne, Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Madeleine, the Eiffel Tower, the Pyramid near the Louvre, the Invalides, and Champs Elysées, and the magnificent Palace and Gardens of Versailles!