Aditi Sharma

The contributor for Republica.

Holiday fitness plans

Published On: September 30, 2016 12:02 AM NPT By: Aditi Sharma

I know I won’t be hitting the gym during Dashain holidays – they too will be closed for some festive fun. So I have already readied some home-based workout to follow during this time.

Home workouts

Published On: September 23, 2016 12:05 AM NPT By: Aditi Sharma

Now that the holidays are just around the corner, you may have to break up with your regularly scheduled sweat sessions, at least temporarily. There are so many parties to attend, relatives and friends to meet, and yes, shopping to do that you just might find yourself unable to make time for the gym or your regular exercise class.

Nothing lovely about love handles

Published On: September 16, 2016 12:05 AM NPT By: Aditi Sharma

You’ve probably heard that cortisol, also known as the stress hormone, is responsible for excess abdominal fat, but that’s only part of the story. Your body produces cortisol in response to stress – physical, mental, or emotional. This may include extremely low-calorie diets (fasting or starvation), infection, lack of quality sleep, emotional trauma, or intense exercise, as well as other stressful conditions such as job pressure, relationship trouble and financial woes.

Lifestyle changes for weight loss

Published On: September 9, 2016 12:00 AM NPT By: Aditi Sharma

KATHMANDU. Sept 9: All of us want to lose weight and we all embark on carefully laid out workout plans every once in a while but then again, we all stumble and fall.

Working with weights

Published On: September 1, 2016 11:00 PM NPT By: Aditi Sharma

The primary concern women have when it comes to weight training is, ‘I don’t want to get big or bulky.’ In the past couple of articles, we discussed why women simply don’t run that risk. So with the hope that I have convinced you to take up weight training, I’m back with some pointers on how you can make the best of it.

The beginner’s guide to weight lifting

Published On: August 25, 2016 11:00 PM NPT By: Aditi Sharma

Want to take up a strength training program, but don’t know where to start? Let me help you with some basic things to get you started on your weight loss journey. With my trainer’s help, I have been doing some serious weight lifting these past few weeks and the results have been worth it.

Back in action : Post holiday weight loss plan

Published On: August 18, 2016 11:00 PM NPT By: Aditi Sharma

The weight you put on during your holidays tend to stick around for longer than you intended because, quite simply, many of us have trouble getting back into our earlier plans. However, there are some things I swear by to tackle the repercussions of your holiday dietary indulgences.

Weight lifting for women

Published On: August 12, 2016 12:04 AM NPT By: Aditi Sharma

Training with weights will increase your lean muscle mass. And the more muscle you have, the more calories your body will burn. And the more calories you burn, the leaner you will get.

Yes, you can

Published On: August 5, 2016 10:00 AM NPT By: Aditi Sharma

I have discovered that no matter how hard weight loss might be, it can seem a lot easier if you don’t stress about it so much. You need to give yourself some credit for thinking about weight loss and healthy living in the first place.

Food for fitness

Published On: July 29, 2016 12:04 AM NPT By: Aditi Sharma

A lot of people tell me that they exercise so much, sometimes even putting in two hours per day at the gym in addition to home workouts, but they are still unable to lose weight. I always tell them to look into their diet. It doesn’t matter how much you exercise if you don’t pay attention to your meals. After all, weight loss is 70% diet and 30% exercise. You could be hitting the gym every day in addition to walking to work, but all that will be wasted effort if you don’t change the way you eat.

Fitness faux pas

Published On: July 22, 2016 01:20 AM NPT By: Aditi Sharma

I’m not a fitness expert. I’m just someone who lost oodles of weight – almost 30 kilos – wanting to share my experiences hoping it will help others who are struggling with weight loss. If I could do it, so can you.

Step off that scale

Published On: July 15, 2016 02:55 AM NPT By: Aditi Sharma

I was wondering how much you weigh, said a relative to my mother who promptly replied that she didn’t know because she hadn’t weighed herself in over a year. She told her that the only time she probably took her weight was when the nurse asked her to step on the weighing scale..

Happy New You: Common fitness queries

Published On: July 8, 2016 09:32 AM NPT By: Aditi Sharma

Is walking or running better for weight loss? What should we eat post workout? What are some foods we should avoid while trying to lose weight? Is it okay to drink? – These are some common questions I have been asked over the last few weeks by people who know me or read my column.

Fueling the soul

Published On: July 1, 2016 04:30 AM NPT By: Aditi Sharma

I have a friend who lost seven kilos in the first three weeks of eating right by doing just that and nothing else except walking to work every single day. In the next two weeks that followed, he lost an additional four kilos. In total, he lost 11 kilos in just five weeks.

Everybody cheats and that’s ok

Published On: June 24, 2016 02:04 AM NPT By: Aditi Sharma

If anyone ever says losing weight and following a healthy lifestyle are easy, they are lying. These are perhaps that two most difficult thing one could ever face in life (even raising a kid seems like a breeze in comparison). This is because discipline is hard, and you’ll need a lot of that to keep yourself in shape, and also because it’s not a one-time thing but a continuous, never-ending process.

Happy New You : Going sleeveless

Published On: June 16, 2016 09:00 PM NPT By: Aditi Sharma

Flaunt those toned arms Let me give you the good news first: Most women carry extra kilos in their midsection and hips as a result of which arms are easy to tone, regardless of total body weight.

Happy New You : Basic Home Workouts

Published On: June 10, 2016 03:53 PM NPT By: Aditi Sharma

We all make plans to go to the gym, start swimming, or take dance lessons to get a good workout but after a few weeks or so, the enthusiasm fades and we skip a day here and a day there. Unlike we initially planned – which was to exercise four to five times a week – we are down to twice or, at the best, thrice a week. This definitely wrecks havoc on your fitness plans and all your hard work to lose weight yields no results.