What crash diets do to your body ?

Author: Siddharth Lall, Nutrition consultant at SQUATS,INFS alumni Abstract Article Key Points: Any caloric restricted diet leads to metabolic changes that favor conservation of body weight and prevention of further weight loss. Crash dieting is accompanied by alterations in the hormones that regulate appetite, hunger and satiety such as leptin, thyroid, ghrelin, sex hormones etc. … Continue reading What crash diets do to your body ?

Breaking the gym stereotypes : women and cardio

Introduction In our society, women are socialised to defer to men in terms of physical activity.  We all are well aware of the fact that how some women have the beloved relationship with their treadmills and elliptical trainer. From being considered as the sole way of losing weight to the major culprit behind the muscle … Continue reading Breaking the gym stereotypes : women and cardio

Period Periodisation

Author: Nikita Rungta, INFS visiting faculty Abstract Women think that when we talk about menstrual cycles, it includes the 4-5 days of feeling grouchy, cramping and discomfort. However, the story is just not limited to this. A menstrual cycle is approximately a four-week process in which hormones like Estrogen, Testosterone and Progesterone rise and fall … Continue reading Period Periodisation

Female vs Male muscles

Author: Nikita Rungta, INFS Alumni and Visiting Faculty   Keywords: Women, Muscle fiber, Hormones, Training There are lots of myths and misconceptions regarding weight training for females. The gym is still considered as a “male territory” and whenever a woman enters the weight area, you can clearly hear two types of opinions. People either assume that … Continue reading Female vs Male muscles