Ex-Smokers Share The One Moment And It’s Damn Motivating!
Food & Health   Wednesday, August 2, 2017 IST

As someone who’s struggled with an addiction of the cancer-stick for almost a decade, let me tell you that the battle against smoking is as uphill as it gets. The maximum I’ve ever gone without inhaling poison is 3 weeks, and even that was a long time ago. The morning cigarette, the after-meal cigarette, the post-sex cigarette: they all get too deeply ingrained in one’s system for one to be able to let go of them without at least a little backlash.

So, naturally, if I ever came across anyone who managed to completely quit smoking, I had nothing but profound admiration for them. Which also applies to these 11 champs who did what many consider to be the impossible.

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Don’t just laud these living examples of what one can achieve with the power of will on their side. If you’re a smoker, you need to understand that this habit will not just kill you before your time but also make your shortened life severely depressing. 2baconil is India's 1st Nicotine Transdermal Patch to Quit Smoking/Tobacco. They offer nicotine gums and patches that make the road to being smoke-free that much easier. Starting today, they are celebrating Lung Cancer Awareness Week, wherein they are urging smokers to take the pledge to stop smoking.

Smoking makes us age faster, run slower, kills our brain cells, affects our close relationships and even makes us breathless.

Not convinced? 2baconil’s new video doubles up as a lung capacity test to help you assess just how grave your situation really is. Watch it here:

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Fitness lovers,Try the high-energy CrossFit workout.
Food & Health   Tuesday, August 1, 2017 IST
 

CrossFit can look intimidating, and many remain unfamiliar with exactly what a CrossFit class entails. To find out more we spoke to Pat Barber, a CrossFit coach and competitor whose company provides CrossFit workouts to gyms across the US using his expertise and experience. Here he answers our questions on how those who are curious can get started with CrossFit.

Q) For those who are unfamiliar with CrossFit, how would you describe the sport?

First of all, it’s not a sport, it’s a training method. As a training method it’s designed for everything that life might throw at you; you train a little in every demographic of fitness and it includes functional movements at a high intensity. Functional movements allow a human being to produce a high amount of energy at a high intensity, and because of this it’s a very effective workout.

When people think of the CrossFit Games competition, this is a subset of CrossFit, a bit like a triathlon or a marathon is a subset of running -- it’s the application of CrossFit but in a competitive setting. The athletes are given physical tasks that are found in disciplines such as gymnastics, lifting, running -- a bit like a decathlon. However, it’s not limited like a decathlon, it includes everything and tests all skills.

Q) Who can try CrossFit? Are there any age restrictions or do people have to have a certain level of fitness? How do you get started with CrossFit?

Anyone can do CrossFit and it can be scaled back or up for each individual level. Nothing is one-size-fits-all and the way it’s applied depends on the person -- it’s made for everyone, me, you, pro-athlete, my mom, my 90-year old grandma. It is often done in a class environment with a CrossFit coach, either in a gym or a center specifically for CrossFit.

Q) Do people need to buy any special gear or equipment when starting CrossFit?

If you have gym shorts and gym shoes, then that’s it, that’s the gear!

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