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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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Sex, calories and workout. by Swati S. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Exercise A study says that having sex three times a week helps you burn 7500 calories in a year. Wow! That is like jogging for 75 miles. And we thought working out was tough. ... Read on »
Getting Constipated and Having Bad Breath with Atkins by Swati S. 4 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Weight loss Some people who have tried Atkins say that they get constipated, and what is worse, have a bad breath. I came across an article that mentioned how to avoid this. ... Read on »
A Healthy Food Trolley by Swati S. 3 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating Here is my idea of what a healthy food trolley should look like. Lots of fruits and vegetables, in a riot of colors. Wholegrain (instead of refined) Lean cut ... Read on »
The secret of getting organized by Swati S. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Stress Management This is a really cute story. Once Albert Einstein was being interviewed and the reporter asked for his phone number. Sure, said Einstein. He opened the phone directo ... Read on »
5 Tips to sleep better when you are stressed. by Swati S. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Stress Management A good night’s rest can do wonders to our physical and mental health. But it is not easy, especially if you are stressed. Try these tips to sleep better. Avoid ... Read on »
5 super foods for a healthy brain. by Swati S. 8 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating As we age, our brain tends to get slower. However, eating the right kinds of food helps us remain ‘brainy.’ Here are some of my favorites. Blueberries. Accordin ... Read on »
Getting the most out of your calcium supplement by Swati S. 7 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Vitamins & Supplements Calcium is good for the bones and the teeth and it is something people are generally deficient in. However, if you take calcium supplements, make sure you eat them pro ... Read on »
Enjoying Egg Minus the Yolk. by Swati S. 4 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Cooking I am an egg person and I love to have eggs for breakfast. However, egg yolk (the yellow part), is high in cholesterol. So either I did not have eggs, and missed them, ... Read on »
Rugby Tips by Swati S. Posted in: General Discussion in Sports Here are some suggestions for playing a better game of this exciting sport. During the off-season, practice as much as you can to prepare yourself. Hone your skill ... Read on »
3 Quick tips to help you stick to that routine. by Swati S. Posted in: General Discussion in Exercise Take up something that you will enjoy doing. For example, if you are more of an outdoor person, then maybe it would not be such a good idea to sign up for an indoor ... Read on »
Feel Graceful & Fit with Ballroom Dancing by Swati S. Posted in: General Discussion in Dance Ballroom Dancing is one of the most graceful types of exercises. Here are a few reasons why you should try it out. It is a great cardiovascular exercise. I ... Read on »
Safety Tips for Hiking by Swati S. 3 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Hiking Hiking is one of the most fun ways to get fresh air and exercise. However, like all activities, it needs to be done with due precaution and care. Here are a few tips that ... Read on »
What is Indoor Cycling by Swati S. 1 Comment Posted in: Questions & Answers in Exercise It is a form of exercise that uses a stationary bike. It has a series of cyclical movements that give a good mind-body workout. Here are a few reasons why you should t ... Read on »
Safety Tips while doing indoor Cycling. by Swati S. Posted in: General Discussion in General Medicine Indoor Cycling is a great exercise that is relatively simple and can be dome throughout the year. However, if not done properly, it can lead to injuries. Here are some tip ... Read on »
A quick tip to get over a Plateau by Swati S. Posted in: General Discussion in Weight loss When we start losing weight, normally we run into a plateau where it seems almost impossible to lose more weight. It is like the needle of the weighing scale is stuck ... Read on »
For women: Moderate exercise for 30 minute sheds 150 calories. by Swati S. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Weight loss I read somewhere that if a woman weighing around 150 pounds exercises at moderate speed for half-an-hour, she can lose around 150 calories (at the rate of about 300 calories ... Read on »
5 Less-Known Fiber Packed Foods by Swati S. 2 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating Here is a quick list of 5 foods which are not as well known, but still pack a good dose of fiber. Pears Berries Pistachios Popcorn (I am sure you won’t add ... Read on »
5 Good Reasons to Go Veggie by Swati S. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Vegetarian Makes for a healthy heart Makes you look younger Is good for diabetes It is rich in calcium The animals will love you. Read on »
3 Low-Cal Tips when eating Indian food by Swati S. 4 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating Yes-Indian food is great, especially for those of us who love spices. But when eating Indian food in a restaurant, you need to know what you are ordering so you do not end ... Read on »
What to watch out for when eating Muesli? by Swati S. Posted in: Questions & Answers in Healthy Eating Muesli is generally believed to be one of the healthiest things to have for breakfast. Recently, I started reading the labels on the packs and was shocked to discover ... Read on »