VIZAG GOING PINK - JOURNEY WITH PINKATHON
The story of Vizag going pink began with one person's wish to bring the beautiful concept of ‘women-only’ run to Vizag. And then it became the story of many people who rediscovered themselves with the movement. Women who bounced back after childbirth, women who found their way back to fitness after marriage, working professionals who learned to include fitness and make it part of their life, and youngsters who found support and meaning in the concept. The journey goes on to add more, teach more and inspire more. We as a location strongly believe in "Fit Women For Fit Families” and have put the pieces together for you to experience our journey in words and memories. Our journey began in 2015 in Vizag/Visakhapatnam and the saga continues.
In this edition, you will read about a special Secret ingredient by Rashmi Majji and Suguna Viswanadhuni, who will let us know the uses of an ingredient we often find in our kitchens. To please your taste buds and also keep in check your health, do try out the tasty and easy recipe mentioned in the ‘Things to read’ section.
Oprah Winfrey is a popular name. She began as a talk show host,later became a television producer,actor, author and emerged as a legendary philanthropist touching many lives , educating, problem solving and inspiring people. Listen to the good words and gather the wisdom from what she shares here.
VIDEO OF THE WEEK!
THINGS TO READ!
Inspiring Journey of Pinkathon Ambassadors
All progress takes place outside of our comfort zones. A champion is someone who gets up even when they cannot. The journey of Pinkathon Ambassadors Tabita Menon, Harshalatha Ravada, Sheela Amritraj, and Khushboo Chauhan from being non-runners to being good and consistent runners today is an incredible one. Borrowing the thoughts of Pinkathon Ambassador, Tabita Menon—what hurts you today, makes you stronger for tomorrow.
Grow your food at Home!
The pandemic has taught us many things and has made us shift our focus to what matters the most. Primarily, to food (basic necessity). When the lockdown was announced, people rushed to hoard supplies. In the process of doing so, we realized how important it is to sustainably grow food, at least to survive for a bit without having to run around in search of it. Here are the basic steps to set up a kitchen garden.
Have you seen a person with a hearty laugh, with eyes that sparkle with joy, whose words are always kind, and actions always thoughtful? Did you ever wonder how some people seem to be so radiant and happy from within?
A Lot of work goes into making yourself feel happy, being happy, and spreading happiness. It all starts with attaining inner peace.
Firstly, it is important to realise what ‘inner peace’ is.
Recipe of the Week : Ash gourd crispies
Ash gourd is known to help deal with mental illnesses. It has a calming effect on the nerves and brain and alleviates conditions related to the nervous system.
It is commonly used in traditional medicines to treat various ailments. Ash gourd is also believed to promote digestion, reduce inflammation, and protect against infection, ulcers, and type 2 diabetes.
Here’s a healthy yet super yummy Ash gourd crispies that takes less time to make but even lesser time to devour.
THE BIG IDEA!
We’ve heard of climate change, global warming, melting glaciers, and many other environmental and climate problems. But have we ever done something on our part to protect the environment?
Sustainability focuses on meeting the needs of the present without compromising the future of the generations to come. If we practice sustainability today, we leave a cleaner, greener, and better world for our children, grandchildren, and their children.
What can one person do to contribute to the environment?
Don’t underestimate the power of individual small steps. Small things do matter. Here are a few things all of us can begin to practice and do our bit.
In this podcast, Dr Louise Newson is joined by an online personal trainer, life coach and corporate wellbeing trainer Janette Cardy. Janette is a GB athlete and founder of ‘Janette Cardy Fitness’ and she chats with Dr Newson about the physical and mental effects of exercise.
They also discuss how to find the right exercise programme for you and they share some helpful tips on how to inculcate regular exercising into your daily life. Exercise isn't a proven way to reduce menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes and sleep disturbances.
However, regular exercise can help you maintain a healthy weight, relieve stress and improve your quality of life.
Menopause and I: Beat the heat
Deepa Deval has been into fitness for the past 25 years and has supported Pinkathon in Vizag since its very first edition in 2015. She has also helped with Saturday training sessions as early from 2016. For her fitness is a way of life. Through the questions asked, she explains how one should be aware of fitness and how it helps to enhance the quality of life.
Q: As a fitness expert, what is an ideal workout ?
Q: Why is being emotionally fit an integral part of overall fitness and how can one stay emotionally fit?
Q: How does one pursue fitness?
Q: How should one focus on one's Nutrition?
Interview with Anmish Bhupathiraju
Anmish Bhupathiraju hailing from Visakhapatnam is the World Champion in Karate and secured Medals from 2015 to 2019. He is an eminent social worker and runs an NGO which relentlessly works at any place where their selfless services are required. His NGO, Kalpavruksh Trust has been part of Pinkathon at Vizag & Hyderabad from 2015.
Engage in the conversation between Sree Karuna and Anmish Bhupathiraju, the champion and crusader of good causes for the Pinkathon family.
Eshna Kutty—hulahooping her way through life !
Eshna Kutty is a versatile hoop dance artist promoting flow arts. She brings that innovation and smooth movements using her hula hoop. The 24-year-old is a hoop instructor and founder of Hoop Flow. She became an internet sensation overnight through a video posted on her Instagram account. Clad in a saree, she let's the hula-hoop pass through every part of her body so effortlessly. Her smile grows bigger with every move as she makes hula-hooping seem so easy for her viewers. She adds variation to every step, making us feel the calm, swaying sensation on which she performs. Her hula-hooping skills garnered her a lot of praise. It is mesmerizing to see her dance with the hoop and flowing with it. You can literally see her set fire to the hoop.
According to the American Council on Exercise, hula-hooping can burn over 400 calories per hour. At the same time, hooping can help to tone the muscles of your midsection, including your abs, hips, obliques, and lower back. It can also improve your flexibility and balance and strengthen your back.
Besides impressing us with her hula hopping skills, Eshna also sings, dances, teaches and does it all with absolute resilience and determination.