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Swati S.

FALLS CHURCH, California
I am a media professional. After a long, erratic work schedule lasting for almost 5 years, I have decided to take a break from a full time job to raise my two children. I have a son(aged 1 year) and a daughter (3 years). I work as a professional freelance writer from home. 2 pregnancies and a erratic schedule made my body not how I wanted it. I have tried thing, from yoga and aerobics to walking, and have had good results. I still like to try new things, recipes, workouts to stay... Full Bio
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Experience of using slimming pills recommended by doctors by Swati S. 2 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Weight loss My husband has been advised to take a slimming medicine for weight loss. He is also doing his walking, about 4 times a week. I was just wondering – has anybody else ... Read on »
Reducing weight around the tummy by Swati S. 3 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Exercise I have been walking regularly and have shed a lot of pregnancy weight. But somehow, the bulge around the tummy refuses to go. I have started doing sit-ups as it is said ... Read on »
Running in hot weather by Swati S. Posted in: General Discussion in General Medicine Here are some tips to avoid injury when running in hot weather. Give your body a week’s time to get used to the hot weather. Avoid the hottest part of the day, wh ... Read on »
Tai Chi for chronic pain by Swati S. 5 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Martial Arts Tai Chi is known for the gentleness with which it works on the body. That is probably why it is considered an excellent aid to overcome chronic pain. And because it i ... Read on »
What is Khmer Boxing? by Swati S. Posted in: Questions & Answers in Martial Arts Khmer Boxing originated from Cambodia and it also happens to be their national sport. It is believed to have been practiced by Cambodian army a long time back. Transl ... Read on »
Benefits of Boxing by Swati S. 4 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Martial Arts It tones the muscles. Strengthens the arms and legs. It is a good cardio vascular exercise. It is a good self-defense mechanism. The best part about b ... Read on »
What food does yoga recommend? by Swati S. 1 Comment Posted in: Questions & Answers in Yoga Yoga is a holistic treatment that lays stress on a balanced approach to life. As food is an important part of our lives, here are some tips on the kind of diet yoga suggest ... Read on »
Reiki and Drum Beats by Swati S. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Stress Management I find the constant rhythm of a drumbeat very soothing. Recently, I found that Reiki also uses drumbeats as a healing method. Called ‘healing drumming,’ it uses the s ... Read on »
The right way to land the feet while running by Swati S. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Running The other day, I was running in the park and this guy stopped and told me that the way I landed my feet was wrong. He said that I should land on the toes, while I was ... Read on »
Is there a difference between spinning and indoor cycling? by Swati S. 2 Comments Posted in: Questions & Answers in Spinning Apparently not. In terms of technique, or the actual exercise, they both seem to be the same. The only difference is in the surrounding space around you. Spinning has a c ... Read on »
The Power of 20 Minutes. by Swati S. 3 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Stress Management Research shows that 20 minutes is just the right time to have a relaxing power nap. It wakes you up feeling active and refreshed. This is something that I have actual ... Read on »
I wanna go dancing. by Swati S. Posted in: General Discussion in Dance Dancing is a good cardio exercise. It really lets you have a good workout by moving the entire body. But you what, the thing I like most about dancing is that it lets ... Read on »
How many minutes for a mile? by Swati S. 1 Comment Posted in: Questions & Answers in Exercise I read that if you do one mile in 8 minutes or less, then you are in good cardio shape. Well, I am currently averaging around 15 or 16 minutes for a mile. I am happy t ... Read on »
Burn 300 calories a day by Swati S. 2 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Weight loss Did you know that 40 minutes of brisk walking helps you burn 300 calories. I know everyone knows that walking is good, but it helps to have the numbers in front. Read on »
Hit the ball with a specific target in mind. by Swati S. Posted in: General Discussion in Tennis This is a good tip for tennis players, especially those who are just beginning. Have a specific target in mind whenever you hit the ball. Even when you are practici ... Read on »
5 tips to be a good wrestler. by Swati S. Posted in: General Discussion in Sports Be sincere and show it. For example, do not be late. Get a proper costume. Contact the wrestling federation near your area and use that as a support system. L ... Read on »
3 good reasons to play softball by Swati S. Posted in: General Discussion in Baseball/Softball It is a fun team sports. It is easy on the pocket. It is a flexible sport that you can enjoy throughout your life – as a kid, adult and a senior. Read on »
Tried Mojo Kickball yet? by Swati S. Posted in: Questions & Answers in Sports What? I know, I said the same thing when I came across a site that talked about Mojo Kickball. Basically, it is kickball that combines some features of dodge ball, tag ... Read on »
Taking it like a game. by Swati S. 3 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Basketball Sometimes I see parents who get so worked up about their kids and how they are performing on the team that they take away all the fun out of the game. I understand tha ... Read on »
Some tips for an ultimate Frisbee throw. by Swati S. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Ultimate frisbee Get a good quality Frisbee that has thickness and feels strong when you handle it. Try throwing in an open place without many trees. Use just the ... Read on »