Podcasts are a great way to learn more about a topic you’re interested in. Researchers have found out that hearing a human voice narrate information interacts with your brain the same way an interesting story does, keeping it engaged and helping your brain retain this information quickly and for a long period of time. This week, we bring you eight podcasts that provide vital information and advice on health, fitness and nutrition that could go a long way in keeping your fit and healthy.

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Sierra Kathmandu, a restaurant situated at Uttardhoka, Lazimpat, is organizing a five-kilometer run in the Kathmandu Valley with the objective of raising awareness on health issues that fitness enthusiasts especially joggers and walkers are facing in the city due to the deadly increase in pollution as well as viral diseases that are originating from the consumption of unhealthy and unhygienic food. All the proceeds from the event will go to a charity supporting the victims of acid attacks.

Dancing his way up

February 7, 2020 12:07 pm

There was a time when dance used to be considered a fruitless pursuit. That has changed now and Bidur Siwakoti couldn’t be any more delighted.

Ways to improve your body language

November 28, 2019 17:33 pm

There is no specific advice on how to use your body language. What you do might be interpreted in several ways, depending on the setting and who you are talking to.

Little ways to stay fit

October 25, 2019 11:00 am

Staying fit and healthy is on everyone’s priority list but it can often be a difficult resolution to keep. However, making some lifestyle changes can help you stay on top of your fitness game. Here we bring you seven simple ways to do just that.

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: Helping Cap and Nepalese Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness in partnership with Lalitpur District Bodybuilding and Fitness Association are set to host the first ever Nepal Classic Open Bodybuilding Championship on August 30 and 31 in Kathmandu.

Sushant Pradhan never wanted to be a fitness entrepreneur but there came a time in his life which helped him to be a fitness entrepreneur.

Staying in shape

August 2, 2019 08:11 am

As it is it can be incredibly hard to stick to a fitness routine when you are at home, but when you traveling and want a deviation from your regular routine, it can feel almost impossible. But you also don’t want to not work out and risk putting on, as they say, “holiday weight”. However, with a little bit of foresight and research, you can make sure you fit in some exercise into your daily routine even when you are traveling so that you can come home feeling more healthy and energized than when you left.

Shruti Haasan hits the gym big time

July 27, 2019 20:22 pm

Shruti Haasan may have found limited success in Bollywood, but she has made a place for herself in films down South.

Bite sized fitness

July 19, 2019 09:53 am

Exercising is important. It not only keeps you healthy and fit but it also makes you feel good about yourself. But, try as you might, it can sometimes be difficult to fit in an hour-long workout into your routine. For those days when you are hard pressed for time, here’s how you can stay on top of your fitness game.

Pursuing ‘perfection’

July 12, 2019 07:49 am

Feeling comfortable in one’s skin isn’t just a matter of choice. We’re told, in overt and covert ways, how to view our bodies and criticized for going against what’s socially “acceptable”. Body shaming is so ingrained in our society that the first remark that follows a greeting is regarding the weight you have put on or lost.

Every runner has a preference. Some runners can’t stand the monotony of the treadmill while others can’t pick up a pace without manual controls in front of them (they just love the accuracy of a structured workout).

Actor Ali Bhatt's recent picture on social media is giving out some major workout goals.The 'Kalank' actor shared a picture from her workout session, where she is seen doing aerial yoga along with her friend Akansha Ranjan Kapoor. "Try try until you fly," she captioned the picture.

Easy weight loss tips

March 29, 2019 09:08 am

All fitness experts we have consulted over time agree on one thing: To lose weight in a safe manner and to sustain that weight loss over time it’s essential to make gradual lifestyle changes than follow crash diets or go on a juice cleanse when you feel you have had too much to eat. Here are 10 great tips that will ensure you emerge healthier and fitter by the end of the year.

In a conversation with My City’s Aditya Neupane, famous Fitness YouTuber and the Founder of The Physique Workshop, Sushant Pradhan shared some common myths related to fitness.

The fitness fanatic

January 18, 2019 07:26 am

Studying medicine is demanding to say the least and most medical students barely manage to attend lectures and prepare for exams. But Mohit Karki claims to have made it a point to hit the gym for an hour every day throughout his college days. Yes, classes were grueling but working out, for Karki, was an escape, a release he couldn’t do without and he never compromised on it.

Get moving

December 28, 2018 12:15 pm

Exercise is essential but yet few of us actually do some form of it on a regular basis. This year, let’s make it a point to incorporate a little activity into our lifestyle.

KATHMANDU, Dec 11: Are you tired of trying losing your weight but not being able to? It may be because you’re simply taking considerations into common myths about weight loss.

Researchers said that while all forms of exercise reduced the risk of heart disease, static forms could have a bigger impact.

Activities touted as having the ability to reduce one’s risk of an early death, such as catching up on sleep at the weekend and drinking three cups of coffee, seem to appear on a daily basis.

You need to eat food to fuel a workout, which is a great excuse to devour your favourite snack before hitting the gym. As David Wiener, training and nutrition specialist at fitness app Freeletics, pointed out: "If you exercise on an empty stomach, your body won’t have enough energy to perform at its best."

Fitness blunders

September 7, 2018 10:10 am

Losing weight can be very tough. Sometimes it feels like you are doing everything right yet you are not getting the results you want. We have all been there and we are all familiar with some of the big weight-loss mistakes everyone makes (like skipping breakfast, having only protein, and skimping on veggies). But there are some sneakier fitness flubs that you must avoid too. Over time, these seemingly small mistakes can really add up, and may even cause you to put on weight or reach a plateau phase in your fitness program.

One quarter of the world’s population were unhealthily inactive in 2016, say researchers.

Fitness trends of 2018

August 17, 2018 09:38 am

Be honest, just how many times have you seen photos of friends at the gym, or on a exercise ball or a selfie of someone showing their abs or biceps every time you have logged on to Facebook or Instagram and wished you too could get a fit and toned body and started a fitness quest? Social media influences a lot of things we do in our everyday life and fitness has been no exception.

My three rules of fitness

July 27, 2018 11:50 am

I had always been a chubby girl and then, one day, I simply had enough of all the snide remarks and comments and decided to shed the kilos. There was a time when I thought I couldn’t do it, that I’d always be on the heavier side, and then there came time when I fit into the dress that was once 10 sizes too small for me. It took some hard work and determination, and not liposuction like the doctor suggested, but I’m now a weight I’m comfortable with.

Finding time for fitness

July 20, 2018 08:15 am

Remember stolen moments here and there do add up. While most experts recommend working out at least 30 minutes a day, we realize that squeezing in half an hour of exercise and taking it up to an hour a day might not be possible for many who have to go to work and have tens of other things to tackle on a daily basis. But that’s no reason to lose heart and give up on exercise altogether.

Best health and fitness podcasts

July 13, 2018 11:30 am

Tune in to be the best version of you

Anxiety, depressions, suicidal tendencies are the common mental problems among the youths. To promote mental stability, and enhance physical fitness, many have resorted to yoga. Experts also claim that regular practice of yoga improves both mental and physical health.

The fitness routine

June 11, 2018 11:03 am

The advantages of exercising cannot be stressed enough. Even the very famous Greek philosopher, Plato, said, “In order for man to succeed in life, God provided him with two means, education and physical activity. Not separately, one for the soul and the other for the body, but for the two together. With these means, man can attain perfection.”

Five rules of fitness

May 25, 2018 07:33 am

We have all been there. Losing weight can be really difficult and sometimes, even when it feels like you are doing everything right, your clothes still fit the same, and the scale just won’t budge. But have your ever thought that you may actually be hindering your progress by following misguided or outdated advice? Like eating too few calories, or cutting down on an essential food group? We consulted experts and narrowed down the top five things that you could possibly be doing wrong while trying to lose weight.

Lagun lifts fitness title

April 8, 2018 09:11 am

KATHMANDU, April 8: Satungal Fitness First’s Rupak Lagun has lifted the Mister Fitness First and Men’s Sports Physique Championship on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, March 31: The Fitness First Club has announced to organize the fourth Mister Fitness First and Men’s Sports Physique Championship on April 7.

Fitness on the go

March 23, 2018 09:07 am

We are creatures of habit and, while working out on a normal day might not be something that requires much effort and dedication, when we travel our regular routine goes for a toss and so does our fitness plan. It’s no wonder that most of us come back from a vacation a few kilos heavier than when we left. But Khadka says there is hope. It’s time to be prepared to make fitness a part of our vacation lifestyle and here he tells us how.

When people post photos of their fitness pursuits on social media they may be influencing, for better or worse, the health of their pals too, a new study suggests. The more exercise-related posts a person sees on social media, the more concerned they feel about their own weight, the researchers said.

Dance your way to fitness

February 7, 2018 10:51 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: People usually knock the gyms’ doors and change their eating habits to gain a well-shaped body and stay fit. However, quite a few among them quit their fitness regime as soon as they start following due to its intensity and heaviness.

Fitness Park Opens at CTC Mall

November 16, 2017 12:03 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: The opening program of well-equipped Fitness Park and Spa was held on Wednesday at CTC Mall, Sundhara. The event was inaugurated by Minister of Youth and Sports Rajendra Kumar KC and witnessed by other distinguished guests including former Member of Parliament and owner of CTC Mall Ichhya Raj Tamang along with bodybuilders Nanita Maharjan and Rujesh Shahi, who recently won silver and bronze medals in the ninth WBPF World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Cheating your way to fitness

October 6, 2017 09:16 am

We all want to eat anything we want to but still have a fit and slim body. Unfortunately, that is perhaps the only thing that’s just not possible. If you want to have a great body and look good, then you must watch what you eat. But many confess that saying no to tasty high calorie food is harder than sweating out at the gym.

The five rules of fitness

August 25, 2017 11:59 am

We all want to be fit and are always doing one thing or the other in our quest for fitness – be it a juice cleanse or an extreme form of cardio.

Who says working out can’t be a party? As peppy Latin music blared by the poolside of Baneshwor Spa last week, 135 fitness enthusiasts of all ages and shapes tried to sweat it out in the swimming pool. Six instructors enthusiastically lead them through numerous sets. With water splashed all around, you could also hear squeals of laughter in between it all.

Fitness Craze in Birgunj

July 4, 2017 12:50 pm

BIRGUNJ: Though Birgunj had only a few fitness clubs some years back, the city now has more than a hundred such clubs and gym houses. Among them, more than two dozen are running in a well managed and professional manner.

Saroj Rajbahak , 34, is a fitness trainer at New Bulls Gym, Buddhanagr, Kathmandu. Since the young age of 17,  Saroj has been working as a fitness trainer for 12 years.  Republica’s Prasansha Rimal caught up with Rajbahak to talk about the growing fitness industry in Nepal.

Fitness frenzy

April 10, 2017 12:53 pm

As people get increasingly health conscious, memberships of gyms and yoga classes have swelled lately, also evident with the fact that we see a lot of photographs on social media platforms such as Instagram or Facebook these days. Here, Republica talked to a few people to know about their fitness regime, and find out what drives them to stay fit.

Fitness closest to you

March 10, 2017 00:45 am

Staying fit and achieving that six pack abs or a ‘bootylicious’ body has become an increasing lifestyle trend among Nepalis. Seeing celebrities and known personalities maintaining a great body shape through constant and rigorous workout routine have inspired many to hit the gym. Now, people are much aware of the benefits of staying fit and healthy. Here are seven renowned gyms around

Fitness myths debunked

February 17, 2017 01:00 am

Her friends and relatives often tell her that they don’t know what to feed her when they invite her for dinner. Her answer is always the same: I’ll eat anything and everything that grows in the fields and isn’t sourced from animals. Shristi Shrestha, animal rights activist, freelance writer, and fitness instructor, has been vegan for five years now and says that it isn’t a difficult lifestyle, despite what many might think, if you educate yourself and realize how your choices affect every living being. Here, she joins The Week to talk about her vegan lifestyle and how those who are interested can join her in this noble path. ​

Diego Costa has been dropped from the squad of Premier League leaders Chelsea for the match at champions Leicester City after a row over his fitness, according to media reports on Friday.

Singer Chris Brown has reportedly been banned from Life Time fitness center after an alleged row with the New York branch's manager.

All round fitness

January 6, 2017 00:25 am

You might not be able to do extensive workout on all the days you plan to exercise, but that shouldn’t curtail your activity level as well. Remain active and try and squeeze in some form of exercise at least.

Making a resolution and promising oneself to improve some aspect of you from the first day of the year is a New Years tradition like no other. One of the highest made resolutions come every New Years is to start paying attention to your fitness and diet.

Making a resolution and promising oneself to improve some aspect of you from the first day of the year is a New Years tradition like no other. One of the highest made resolutions come every New Years is to start paying attention to your fitness and diet.

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: Vehicle Fitness Center situated at Teku, Kathmandu, has remained unused for three years.