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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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3 Reasons to walk outside by Swati S. Posted in: General Discussion in Recreation Here are 3 reasons why walking outside will help you more than using the treadmill in a gym. You burn calories faster as you have to walk on different terrain ... Read on »
The right running speed to lose fat. by Swati S. Posted in: General Discussion in Running Many times, we run or walk but it is not at the right speed to burn fat. Here is an effective way to calculate if you are running at the right speed. Experts say th ... Read on »
What Is Krav Maga? by Swati S. 3 Comments Posted in: Questions & Answers in Martial Arts I came across this new exercise technique called Krav Maga. Here are a few pointers on what is Krav Maga all about. Krav Maga means ‘Contact Combat’. It ... Read on »
Swallow That Anger by Swati S. 2 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Stress Management Sometimes, a good way to reduce stress is to simply not get provoked. A difficult thing to do, but sometimes it is worth it. There are times when we get angry over a ... Read on »
3 reasons to prefer raw fruits over packaged juices. by Swati S. Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating It is said that the best way to consume fruits is to eat them raw. Here is why. Many packaged juices contain added sugar, which means more calories. You can avoid t ... Read on »
A good reason to go veggie by Swati S. Posted in: General Discussion in Vegetarian I was reading recently that ancient Indian texts believe that eating non-vegetarian food leads to higher passions that makes a person more volatile, and causes them t ... Read on »
Go Organic for Anger Management by Swati S. 2 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Organic Food Here is a thought. Eating organic food could also help us to stay calm. How? Organic food is free from preservatives, additives, artificial colors and pesticides, wh ... Read on »
5 Reasons to do Yoga-Pilates by Swati S. Posted in: General Discussion in Yoga Yoga and Pilates are both popular forms of exercise, which share some similarities. The difference largely lies in the poses that they use. With Yoga-Pilates, you get ... Read on »
Fitting in 30 minutes of exercise daily: The 3-minute an Hour Rule by Swati S. 2 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Weight loss This is a good rule to follow for those who just cannot seem to get the time to exercise. Here is what you need to do. Once an hour, just get up and hop, skip, or jump †... Read on »
Five aphrodisiacs you may not have tried, but should. by Swati S. 3 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Massage/Spa Here is a list of 5 things that are not very well known aphrodisiacs, but work well just the same. Nutmeg Cinnamon Ginger Chickpeas Chilies Read on »
Using Massage Oils to relax by Swati S. 5 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Massage/Spa This is a simple way to relax using massage oils. Here is what you do. Take 20 ml of any carrier oil. I prefer almond oil because that is said to be good for ... Read on »
Protect yourself against the cold by Swati S. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in General Medicine Exercising in cold weather can feel great, but it is important to take adequate care. Here are a few tips to protect yourself against the cold. Always wear layers ... Read on »
Candles, relaxation and you. by Swati S. Posted in: General Discussion in Stress Management A good way to unwind after a hard day at work is to relax in the presence of candles. I really like their soothing effect. Here are a few tips to help you use candles ... Read on »
5 Reasons to do the Tango by Swati S. Posted in: General Discussion in Dance It is a great way to exercise. It is a good stress buster. You get to make friends. You may even meet that someone special. You get to have fun. Read on »
Tips for selecting the right pair of running Shoes by Swati S. Posted in: General Discussion in Running Running is a great activity that requires hardly any equipment. But a good pair of shoes sure goes a long way to help you enjoy your run. Here are a few tips to help you s ... Read on »
Watch Out for Calories when 'Eating Healthy' by Swati S. 2 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating A recent study on CBS news said that when we eat out and consciously opt for ‘healthy foods,’ we are more likely to go overboard on other things like cold drinks, becau ... Read on »
Pre-Plan Your Meal Before looking at the menu by Swati S. 2 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating Whenever I would eat out, I would normally order the ‘wrong’ kind of food because it would just look so inviting on the menu card. Now, what I do is to pre-plan my order so t ... Read on »
5 Simple tips to reduce stress at work. by Swati S. Posted in: General Discussion in Stress Management It is said that some amount of stress is good because it helps you to be more productive. But too much of it can be disastrous. So here are 5 simple & applicable to ... Read on »
Home-made Table Tennis by Swati S. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Sports This weekend, I did something really different. We were just sitting around, getting bored. So my friend suggested we play table tennis at home. Since we did not have a tab ... Read on »
Cheerleading as a Cardio Workout by Swati S. Posted in: General Discussion in Sports Cheerleading was fun back in high school and college, but it is still a great to remain fit. I was surprised to discover that cheerleading can make a great cardio exercise. ... Read on »