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It is said that lazy people are the most creative people. I guess that is true because had there been no lazy people around, we would not have come across the simple machines that make life simpler. Such people can get things their way or the highway. But when it comes to Fitness, it is a conundrum that these creative people can’t do much about. This chilling winter adds on to the pain in the neck. It is no less than an uphill task and I truly second the feeling. Hey, wait! Don’t get disheartened.

I hate winters but I love to stay fit. In order to keep myself in shape and not to lose on my health factor, I have stumbled upon certain workouts that are fun as well as powerful. They have worked great for me. Hope they do the same for you. Let me share the secrets.

5 Classic Workouts with a modern touch

Workouts can be really interesting if done the right way with some innovations. The question that must be on your mind is “Can they be done at home?” Absolutely! So let your wings spread and help you be persistent with your fitness activity even during this cold time of the year.

1. Power Yoga: It is the advanced form of Yoga. As you are already used to hardcore workouts during summers, this should be just another routine for you. Though the name sounds scary, the result and feasibility of carrying it out even in winters is an advantage. You have a room, be it small or big and you have a yoga mat, you are set to start. Beginners can do 15 minutes power yoga watching videos. You can play your favorite music in the background and enjoy your session.

2. Burpee: Like a full breakfast that includes everything nutritious, Burpee acts like one. It is a mix of pullups, pushups, and squats etc. that make you fitter with every workout. You might need a Yoga Set Mudra for this and this can work like a charm, without a doubt. Yoga Set Mudra from Cosco India has great quality with excellent durability. I am using that. Maybe that helps you too.

3. Skipping: We have all done this when we were young and enjoyed doing it. Why not include it in the workout at home? It is a wonderful activity that warms your body up and enhances your stamina too. You don’t have to spend a fortune either for this, just a simple skipping rod and it works like a charm for you.

4. Aerobic: If you love music and don’t want the hectic exercise burden you, a peppy number and aerobics can be an excellent choice.

5. Running: One of the best ways to enhance your cardio regime is running. You will need a treadmill, though. Spending a little on helping you keep your body fit without going to a gym sounds like a plan to you, and then a manual treadmill is the best idea.

Don’t let anything come on your way to shake a leg this winter. Wear your best work out outfit and get rolling.

I love Dwayne Johnson, popularly known as The Rock and I would like to quote him here “If something stands between you and your success, move it. Never be denied”.

My laziness has gotten a defeat this winter, so will yours.

I never knew this would happen in my life. But it happened and I am a popular figure now in my town. New Year resolution was never my cup of tea until one day when I had taken to bed. It was winter last year and exactly on the 1st of January, I hopped in for a picnic with my colonial cousins. It was an adrenaline fun along the river side. The river water was calling me and I couldn’t resist. The result later was a bad cold and body ache. Don’t judge me on that. I do exercise but adieu bye to it during winters. Hence I suffered.

My New Year resolution began on the 2nd of January of 2015 to keep my immunity stronger. I got even conscious because the rest of the people who had done the same activities were all smiling and chirping the usual manner the next day.

Yoga, the game changer

Yoga it was. I made up my mind to teach and practice Yoga that could keep me rejuvenated and helped me impart the most important lesson of physical fitness to the kids. Surprisingly, I have more than forty practitioners now and they can’t do without a single day of Yoga.

The beginning wasn’t a smooth sail. I was the only soul doing it religiously. When kids of my neighboring area got to know about it, attracted many kids and young minds as we know love to take part in something they don’t know much about. That was the stepping stone for me. Soon a few increased to more and now I don’t have enough yoga mats. It is a sense of achievement for me. This initiative might sound a smaller one but the fruit is worth mentioning. When people call you the Yoga Guru, it puffs you with pride.

A simple Yoga regime can beat your unhealthy routine and inspire others at the same time. To start with I ordered around 10 Yoga Mats from Cosco and those were my lucky charm.

Effects of Yoga in my life

My life has taken its active shape with the help of Yoga. More than staying active with it, inspiring others to be active motivates me. Cherry on the cake is each of the following-

· Life has gotten optimistic and health is three times better than it used to be

· Practically speaking, mind and body feel relaxed, a feeling which I have never experienced before

· Fitness can never be parted ways with be it any season

·Everything around looks colorful and lively

Imagine the kind of turn Yoga has given to my life. I should also thank my only equipment that is Yoga Mat by Cosco India that has helped me accomplish this task. I cannot ignore Yoga bricks that have added a twist to the whole Yoga Asanas.

When we talk of a treadmill, I can associate with it better as I have been putting on weight. It has gotten too prominent as holiday fat. What could be done? I want to look slimmer and toned once again. I don’t want to suppress my breath for the sake of showing that I have a flat tummy. Secretly, jealousy is overpowering my calm and making me act weird. Now that I have to be back to work, sparing much time is out of the question. Seeing my obsession and frustration growing every day, my husband decided to gift a treadmill. The best part was that treadmill exercises were Greek to me. I looked for help online and from a few friends who are regular with treadmill workout. 

Collaborating my research and knowledge on using the treadmill for the first time, I have managed to cut some fat off my not too toned body. Once again, I am back to shape and happily flaunting my toned tummy. Mine was a treadmill for home. You can choose any motorized treadmill for home and get the legs running.

Here’s what beginners can do to use a treadmill


Consult with the doctor:

First of all, it is very important that you meet your family doctor. This is to check if you have any sprain or pain in the joints of legs. Using a treadmill requires you to be fit and healthy at the feet.


Running shoes:

If you already have your favorite pair of shoes, it will do the job. If you are new to the world of exercise, then good quality running shoes is an essential buy. Don’t compromise on the quality of the shoes. You don’t want to feel tired soon.


Stay hydrated:

Treadmill workout indicates a continuous 20 to 30 minutes workout. You may be dehydrated in the course. So drink fluid before you start it. Being hydrated keeps you more energetic and ensures an effective result.


Warm Up:

Starting with a warm up before any exercise regime is important. It is no different when you start on the treadmill. Spare 5 to 7 minutes for stretching and doing simples warm up. This will keep your body in balance.


Substitute it for running:

When you run outside, you don’t keep your hands stiff. So why with the treadmill? Use your hands as though you are running on a track. This will burn your calories.


Settings of the treadmill:

Be sure to know the use of the settings. Don’t manually set it to a higher limit which may not be your capacity in the beginning. Go slow as slow and steady wins the race.


Safety Measures:

Initially, one does have chances of falling off the treadmill. The safety clips should help you in maintaining the balance and not getting injured if you go off track.

These are the important points to keep in mind when working out on a treadmill. You must be motivated to start it right away. Don’t be rigid with the speed though as you need to increase the resistance after a week. This way, you will be able to get the desired result.

The most important question is “Have you bought a treadmill yet?” If not, Cosco India should be your choice. It is known for the top brand of  best treadmill in India.

Want to lose weight faster and effectively at home? Get a treadmill that can help you achieve your goal in a short span of time. Buying a treadmill needs an extensive study of the best treadmill brands, treadmill price in India, space at home, utility, and much more that comes under your radar. It is a decision that demands time and efforts in settling for the one that suits your need and pocket. So, consider the following points before getting the best one.

Treadmill Buying Guide

When you own a property, do you buy it at once? You won’t because it is a lifetime investment. Treadmill, although is not even an inch closer to a home, neglecting certain points can get you jeopardized when after owning one, you see no result in the long run. All your hard work goes in vain. Here you read the vital factors before buying your treadmill.

Availability of the options:

Online hunting is the best when it comes to looking for products that you are willing to spend on. You can have a list of the best- motorized treadmill for home. Make your checklist of the ones that you liked.

The Use:

The choice of the treadmill may differ depending on where it will be used. For use at home, consider the space lying vacant where you have decided to bring your new best friend home. As this will be the ultimate companion in your daily exercise regime, getting it from the best exercise equipment retailer will be a sensible decision. Cosco, by far is one of the best in the zone of equipment pertaining to workout. You can bank on it.

Legs on Experience:

Test run on the selected treadmills for home use will be fruitful. You will know the machine from your experience and not through your eyes or ears. That is quite essential to be put on the bucket list of inspection.

Modern technology:

Of all the important features that the treadmills will have in place, you need to know what your priority is. Features apart from customized workout, user ID workout and interval programs can be ignored.

Price:

Although listed at the bottom, it is one of the most vital factors that you must consider. The more you spend the better version you have in the market for your pick. You can check for the motorized treadmill price and select one within your budget with the above-mentioned points in mind.

There may be more such points that you may feel are important. Don’t avoid them. You will know your needs more than anyone else would.

The Treadmill is the exercise equipment that is rated as top in helping one lose weight in less time yet effectively. Spending a little more to get the result that can be a motivation for others in the house and the society too can be a decision that will never go wrong.

Who doesn’t want perfect abs and toned leg muscles? Do a good homework for buying the treadmill that truly helps

Kids today have no idea what they’re even missing out on. All they do is stare at their computer screens all day instead of actually going out, meeting people and doing things! I for one am glad my childhood wasn’t littered with so much technology. The 90’s were an amazing time so let’s relive them a little.

You know what real cartoons are and the thing on T.V.s these days is absolute garbage.

Scooby Doo, Tom and Jerry, Flintstones and the Jetsons to name a few, were some of the most iconic cartoons back then and we could never get bored of watching them for sure.

 

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You know the horrors of what it was like to have dial-up connection.

When you hear kids these days complain about the internet speed, you can all but laugh because they will never know what slow really means!

 

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You were actually a member or video library and a book library.

You couldn’t just download movies back in the day, you actually had to go to the library and rent it out. And don’t you remember always being late in returning in your library stuff and getting yelled at by your parents?

 

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You know what a Tamagotchi is and it was your favourite toy.

The Tamagotchi is the OG videogame. Sure, it might seem like the most boring thing on the planet right now but back then it was a complete rage.

 

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You actually went out-doors and played games with your friends.

You just didn’t sit around and stare at a screen all day. Whether it was simply running around your neighbourhood with all your building friends or playing sports (with all the Cosco equipment you owned), you definitely had a brilliant childhood.

 

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You know what the save button on computers actually means.

You’ve used a floppy disc and knows how it works and kids these days will never know why the save icon is shaped that way.

 

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At one point before Super Mario became all the rage, Space pinball was literally the most exciting game on your computer.

You and all your siblings would take turns playing on the computer (because you had only one) and would spend hours playing this silly computer game.

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You thought you were the coolest kid holding a candied phantom cigarette between your lips.

You thought you were really awesome when you got your hand on one of these and loved acting all grown-up and pretending to smoke.

You would spend your entire weekend on MSN chatting with random people.

MSN was your jam and you could spend hours on it doing simply nothing and talking to people you barely know. It’s not like you had anything better do anyway!

 

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You didn’t get your first cell-phone till you were 16 and didn’t need to feel connected to everyone in the world all the time through some piece of technology.

People these days don’t even go to the bathroom without their cell-phones and you might be one of them now but you remember a time before technology became so integrated into our lives that we don’t know what to do without it.

The 90’s was a great time to be born in. It was before the advent of the internet so our childhood wasn’t spent staring at a computer screen but actually going outside and playing with our friends. Every game had a new set of rules every-day and the bickering fights that ensued were more fun than one can imagine. Let’s take a walk down memory lane and I’m sure you’ll feel the nostalgia of our child-hood when you recall playing these games.

Gilli Danda our very own version of cricket.

This game is played with a large wooden stick known as the danda which is used to hit another stick reduced on both sides known as the gilli. The aim of the game is to hit the gilli with the danda as far as possible.

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Kho Kho

Kho kho is definitely one of everyone’s childhood favourites and although this game needs no introduction because of its sheer popularity let me elaborate a little. It involves two teams which are required to chase each other down and try to get the opposite team ‘out’ by tagging their own team players.

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Kabaddi

Kabaddi also widely known as the national game of India is incredible amounts of fun. The game might not be all that popular but is regaining momentum. There are two teams consisting of seven players, each of which have their own designated areas. The aim of the game is to go into the other teams area and get them ‘out’ all while repeating the word kabaddi without losing your breath.

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Catch-catch

This is the simplest game ever and the best way to kill boredom. One simply throws a ball to their opponent who’s only job is to catch it. Even then we all know that one person who had butter fingers and almost always dropped the catch!

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Chuppa Chuppi or Hide and Seek

Luckily this is one of the games that hasn’t lost its charm in the years. I don’t even think this game really needs explaining! It’s of the best games I’ve ever played. Running around as kids, making sure you don’t get caught are the fond memories I remember every time I think of playing chuppa chuppi.

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Chor-sipahi or chor-police

I’ve never met anyone who hasn’t played this game and I’m sure you have too. There are two people, one is the chor and the other sipahi. The sipahi has to catch the chor is order to win the game after which the titles are exchanges and the chor becomes the sipahi and vice-versa.

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Gully Cricket

We Desis love our cricket so naturally we’ve invented our very own form of cricket where ‘one tup’ is ‘out’ and the stumps are merely pieces of sticks or rocks we found lying around the street. And of course if the ball left the make shift ground you out!

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If you ask me what’s wrong with today’s generation, the answer is simple, their cartoons suck! I watched cartoons well in to my teenage years and would be still watching them if they hadn’t become so goddamn crappy!

Tom and Jerry

Even though the entire series was just episodes of Tom trying to catch Jerry is every fathomable way and Jerry always besting him, I must say, it was one of the most entertaining cartoon I have ever watched.

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Dexter’s Laboratory

Dexter was the genius kid we all hoped to be. If only we could dream up inventions like he did, imagine the power we would wield on this planet! And of course, we would be smart enough to find a way to keep our annoying siblings out of our secret lab!

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The Flintstones (meet the Flintstones, they’re the modern stone-age family!)

I know you sang the tune in your head. The Flintstones theme song is one of the most memorable theme songs from the cartoons of our childhood days. The Flintstones was one of the most successful T.V. cartoons for almost 3 decades until the Simpsons came along.

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The Jetsons

The Jetsons even back then defined the future we all only dream of. Three-day work weeks, flying around in our personal jet planes and never having to walk again! Imagine the amount of leisure time we would all have if only the Jetsons utopian world became a reality.

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Scooby (doobie) Do

Scooby Do was hilarious and made us wonder what Scooby and Shaggy were really on considering they always thought that there were ghosts around when actually there were none. However, all that ends well is well because Scooby and Shaggy always managed to catch the miscreant right in time!

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Power Puff Girls (Fighting crime trying to save the world, just in time, Power Puff Girls, POWER PUFF!)

As kids, my friends and I would always debate about which Power Puff girl we each resembled the most and everyone always wanted to be Blossom! The show might have been girly but I know of quite a few boys who watched it secretly as well.

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Richie Rich

Didn’t we all wish we were as rich as Richie Rich! The rich boy always got his way even though everyone was always trying to sabotage him and steal all his wealth. Alas! Such is life.

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Captain Planet

Captain Planet managed to teach children about conservation of our environment and being responsible for our actions in the most fun way possible. I think this cartoon really needs to make a comeback because preserving our planet is the need of the hour.

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Swat Kats

Swat Kats was one of the coolest shows and had everything that children could possible want to see in a cartoon from cool cars, high-tech gadgets to bare knuckled fist-fights! Do you remember what the two cats were called? T-bone and Razor a.k.a as Bade Miyan and Chote Miyan in hindi!

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Popeye

If there was any cartoon that could get us to eat our greens, it was Popeye. The immense strength he gained every time he ate spinach made us feel like we could become that strong too!

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The cartoons is our days were actually entertaining and provided a lesson to learn unlike the trash they’re showing on T.V. these days.

 

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Today’s kids will never know the pleasures of running down to meet your friends after school and playing made-up games in your building compound or our favourite make-shift playground – the streets! I’m obviously not suggesting children should go out and play in crowded streets with heavy traffic but I do remember playing in the neighbourhood ‘gallis’ and how it was one of the best times of my life.

Pakdam-pakdi or Catch and Cook.

This game obviously needs no explanation. All the ‘denner’ has to do is run as fast as he/she can and catch one person who then becomes the ‘denner’ and the game just continues indefinitely. This was a chance to just run around the neighbourhood, truly carefree and happy!

 

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Donkey in the middle

I always pitied the poor fool who lost the vote and landed up becoming the ‘donkey in the middle’ of two or more players who would toss a ball at each other while the ‘donkey’ ran from one end to another trying to catch the ball or trying to touch one of them while they still had the ball in their hands.

 

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Aankh-micholi

This game took pakdam-pakdi to the next level where the ‘denner’ was blindfolded and the same rules applied. But the poor ‘denner’ almost always landed up getting beaten up and teased by the other kids and never did manage to catch anyone. The game would inevitably end when the ‘denner’ would get frustrated, take of his blind fold and stomp home!

 

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Statue

Looking at everyone attempting the mannequin challenge these days reminded me of this childhood game called ‘Statue’. The rules were simple, everyone had to freeze when the ‘denner’ said statue and not move until he said release. But if I remember correctly, no one ever said release so there was no way of winning this game!

 

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Marbles or Kanche

Kanche didn’t require much space to play so you could practically play this game anywhere at any time. The aim of the game was to try and win all your opponent’s marbles. Do you remember fighting over the best marbles everyone had and staring at the intricate patterns inside wishing you could have them all?

 

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Dog and the bone

All the players were divided in to two teams and would stand on opposing ends from each other. Each player in the team was assigned a number and as soon as your number was called out, you had to run to the centre between the two teams, where a hanky lay and try and grab it before your opponent could.

 

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Land and Water or The floor is Lava (Basically make up your own rules.)

All the players had to make sure they were on land or the ‘denner’ could catch them. The basic aim of the game was to taunt the ‘denner’ running from one part of the land to another across water where the ‘denner’ could catch you.

 

 

What fun these games used to be when we were younger. If only we could go back in time and relive those moments again!

I hate getting out of the four walls of my cozy house during winter. The chilly climate can take a toll on even the most active person around. This is the usual tale of every individual who loves to hibernate more than exploring the outside world. What adds more to the agony of a person who doesn’t want to skip the daily workout routine is the New Year knocking at the door. New Year Resolution is something people make to only break during this adverse climatic condition in North India. Sports and Fitness equipment in the Gymnasiums relax while others are lazily relaxing at their shelters.

How does one come out of this perplexing situation where one has to choose between coziness and staying fit with no compromise? Well, to trigger in the mind of each of the fitness lovers, developing the habit of practicing Yoga can be an extremely feasible option to look for.

Benefits of Yoga that one can reap without going for a workout

This science of staying fit and healthy is preferred by many for it demands no fitness equipment. It is undoubtedly the most effective and result oriented practice. If we have to compare the health meter of our grandparents or parents with that of ours, we will definitely have to face embarrassment. They are way fitter than us. Did they go to the gym? No, the word was Greek to them. With the growing trend of exercising using the fitness equipment in India, Yoga has lost its charm. Why not let History repeat itself this winter? Yoga has the following advantages-

It needs no major equipment to be practiced

It can be done with peace at home

One gets more flexible with Yoga. Family and friends can be involved in your sessions

It is cost effective too

With so many merits of Yoga, how can one not make the most of it while staying away from the Gym?

Indoor Gym Equipment can go a long way

For Gym committed person, nothing can come in his or her way of the workout. He takes the extra leap to get the same work done without having to go out. Wondering how? Let me cite an example of my brother. He works tirelessly at the gym but winter and the extreme cold of Delhi obstructed him. Did that stop him? Absolutely not! He researched and found out about the indoor gym and sports equipment suppliers in India. He had a list of them and finally chose Cosco.

Now that he has indoor equipment, he has been continuing with his routine without a halt. When there is a will, there is a way for sure. By this, I want to emphasize that to fight this battle of cold this winter, one can take the resort of indoor equipment that adds to your comfort and defines class too.

This winter, don’t be defeated but emerge as a winner that knows no bound!

Stay War, Stay Fit and Stay Fabulous!

Here are some of the things from the 90’s that will take you back down memory lane and make you feel like the 90’s took place just yesterday instead of nearly one and a half decade ago! Yes, it has actually been that long.

The next graduating class form school will be people born in 2001! Are you really that old? Has it really been that long?

Take a look at our list to feel the nostalgia and make you feel like a kid again.

When you actually had to take the film to the photo studio to get it developed instead of the digital cameras we have today.

You didn’t know how the pictures had come out until you actually went to the nearest photo studio and got them developed. And the anticipation of waiting for your photographs to come back was one of the best feelings ever.

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Listening to music on an actual cassette player and then a cd player that never ran out of battery

You came from the generation where not every device had to be plugged in every 12 hrs to ensure that it continued to function smoothly.

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The Amul advertisement ‘Doodh-doodh-doodh’ (I know you’re singing the tune along).

This was one of the most unforgettable iconic ads of our time. It actually made you want to drink down the creamy buttery Amul milk.

Going to the cyber café to surf the internet because you didn’t have a computer at home.

There was a time before PC’s and smartphones became a thing. It was the time of the reign of the cyber cafes. I remember actually saving money so I could spend a couple of hours at café browsing the internet while it lagged terrible!

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The epicness of the movie Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, which we cannot get enough of till today.

Rahul, Anjali and their Cosco basketball definitely made the movie unforgettable. The movie continues to showcase on T.V. till today and make our Sunday’s completely entertainment filled.

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Let’s not forget our favourite shows on T.V. back then like Hip Hip Hurray and Remix.

We all aspired to have lives like the cool kids in Hip Hip Hurray and Remix. These shows were our version of FRIENDS and other iconic English T.V. shows. If you were born in the 90’s in India, there’s no way you haven’t heard of these or dedicatedly watched them at some point in your life.

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Begging your parents to take you to the videogame parlour for a game of bowling.

The only form of entertainment before the advent of the internet and before hours of browsing material took away our lives was either going out to play with your friends or going to the video game parlour when you were lucky enough to convince your parents to let you go.

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Sitting next to your landline and frantically trying to be the first caller to request songs on ITV.

Don’t you remember the blue and white ITV screen and requesting music from Band Blue over and over again. Ah, those were the days.

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Collecting Pokemon cards and Tazos that were all the rage back then.

You would buy and eat Cheetos all the time just so you could boast of an incredible Tazo collection and every penny you saved went towards buying a new deck of Pokemon cards because you had to ‘catch em all!’.

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Buying your school shoes from Bata because it was all a part of your mandated dress code.

Your school dress code involved wearing either the white shoes or the black shoes from Bata and god forbid if your white shoes weren’t polished, you would rub chalk all over them so didn’t get pulled out by the prefects!

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Those were the days that we thought would never end. The days of being young and naïve and not having a care in the world. However, as we grew up we somehow forgot how much fun we used to have back then. Now-a-days kids just seem hooked on to their gadgets but they really don’t know what they’re missing out on. The joy of going outside and playing random games with your friends is something else altogether. Here are our favourite games from our childhood that we bet you totally forgot about!

Chain or as we call it Saakli.

This game consists of a ‘denner’ who has to catch all the other players. Once he catches another player, the said player also becomes the denner and hold hands with the original denner in an attempt to catch the rest of the players.

Langdi

We obviously love our ‘pakdam-pakdi’ but when the traditional game got boring and monotonous we invented our own variation, one which involved hoping around on one leg looking like a chicken!

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Hopscotch better known as Stapoo

This game involves drawing a pattern of boxes of the floor after which you throw a small object into one of the numbered boxes. The player who throws the object then has to jump through the boxes to go retrieve the object.

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Pittoo

Pittoo or seven stones was widely popular through-out South Asia. It consisted of a stack of seven stones and the aim of the two opposing teams was to break the stack and build it up again before getting hit by a member of the opposing teams.

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Oranges and Lemons or Poshampa

Two kids stood together making a makeshift bridge and sang a song. Whoever was under the bridge when the song ended and the hands came down would be trapped and was considered out.

This is to jog your memory.

Oranges and lemons, sold for a penny,

All the school girls are so many!

The grass is green and the rose is red,

Remember me when I am dead-dead-dead-dead-dead!

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Vish-Amrit a.k.a Lock and Key

There’s a denner who has to go catch the other players. As soon as the denner catches a player he is infected with ‘vish’ or poison and cannot move until one of the other players on his team touches him and gives him ‘amrut’.

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Four Corners

Each of the four corners of a room is given a name and the aim of the game is to choose one of the corners of the room and not get caught. The denner will pick the corner when the music stops and all the people standing in that corner will be considered ‘out’.

Lattoo

Lattoo is a wooden top which has grooves in its lower half and a nail at the bottom, on which it spins. Don’t you remember having lattoo competitions as a child? The child who’s lattoo spun the longest won!

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Eat, Play and Repeat is the new mantra that every child should get acquainted to. Without healthy food, a child can’t get enough nutrition and without play a child might miss on physical development. We have always heard that playing makes one strong physically. We miss out on the fact that it helps a mind grow stable with age. Have you ever compared a child who plays games and a child who doesn’t? You will get the answer.

A sportsperson is a healthy man who not only eats healthy but thinks healthy too. When I was young, I remember those days when my child got sluggish with daily activities and it was time I had to make a firm decision. I know what I was planning of might be difficult to actualize in the initial days but once it got into the veins of my child, he would get rid of all the inactiveness. I wanted him to play, run around and remain active like he was in his days of taking leaps and bounds.

The idea was to get him trained on badminton so that it could boost him up. I love this sport for various reasons. I played it in when I myself was a child and my husband too loves it. It is a game that keeps a person active every second. After five years of the implementation of this plan, today I am proud to see my son play in inter state championship. He has grown to be a better player than many good sportspersons. Playing sports which he hated some time back has now grown on him. Something stereo type but classic incident I would like to share is that like any other he likes playing with Cosco shuttle cock. I know it is hilarious but that’s how our mind has been systemized, isn’t it? More than being systemized, I think it is the trust and reliability that Cosco has developed in us.

I don’t think I am the only person who would agree. Ask superstar sportsperson would second my thought. A badminton player or be it a basketball player, every player wants equipment needed for the game from the brand Cosco. It is years of accomplishment it has bagged for itself. In our times, we only knew of a few products manufactured by this but now look at the myriad of product line it has to offer. Right from sports accessories, to fitness equipment or may be any sports equipment, you just name it, it is right there.

The contribution towards building healthy country is commendable. I am thankful to them for contributing towards the development of my son’s mental and physical ability. I also see a mature person in my 15 years old boy.

It is a shout out to all the parents to inculcate the habit of playing any of the sports to see a good change in your children. Their potential will be exposed in a beautiful manner. 

We have almost forgotten that the right way of living is having a clean bill of health. Of course, the competition among the same race to look good has instigated hunger to let the fat cry by way of some work out sessions. Some people see the result and some don’t. The reason is the fitness accessories being used by the commercial gyms or at home. To be in good shape, only work out doesn’t suffice. One needs to have excellent equipment with the best fitness equipment suppliers in India. Cosco India is a name that has been delivering quality gym and sports equipment to the country.

It has been observed that even health conscious people put a halt to their sessions of work out as they fail to see the result around. They start to build a firm notion that working out and shredding weight to stay fit is a myth. Well actually, that is partially true. For a person to be in good shape defying age factor too has to have the best fitness equipment at work. Let us highlight the reasons for this need.

Durability and comfortability: Well, when we work out, what make us do it more with no second thought? It is the feeling of comfort no matter how long you work on that. It is imperative that a person who is spending on buying accessories pertaining to gym and sports spend it wisely to ensure only the apt one that is a perfect blend of comfortability and durable.

Reviews: In the long run, if the mission is to be full of beans with the right fitness accessories, then do a rain check of the reviews. That will make it vivid and clear about which one could be the best one for you.

The phrase “excellence is not one time achievement, it’s a habit” stands perfect for the brand.

 

Working ladies, this is for you as making time for exercise outside the home can be a challenge. As it is said, “When there is a will, there is a way”, exercises can be carried out at home too if your tight schedule doesn’t allow you. Be happy and ready to look awesome as always in the next few months.

Other than the time factor, affordability of equipment can be a dominant reason for not taking to exercise. Only equipment helps in losing weight is a myth. Doing basic exercises like push-ups, squats, yoga and much more are doable that need no money or more time.

7 easy fitness exercises you can do at home to lose weight

1. Yoga: The most basic way of losing weight is following Yoga. It is highly beneficial and appreciated by people of all age group. The absence of side-effects is another positive aspect to practicing yoga.

2. Squats: One of the easiest ways of getting in shape without investing money is squats. Without high demand of equipment and time investment, one can easily perform squats sitting at home and gain the desired result in terms of weight management.

3. Push-Ups: We all are acquainted with this term as it is frequently used by people across the globe. If there is something that gives impact instantly and makes your body and muscles extremely strong, then it has to be push-ups.

4. Walking Lunges: While we work on the whole body transitioning, walking lunges work effectively on the hips and thigh area. It can be more effective if you carry dumb-bells in your hand while you are walking lunges.

5. Leg Balance: Most of us have done this as a part of punishment in school. Single leg stand was our teachers’ favorite punishment on us and now it sounds like a blessing. Standing on one leg balancing the curved posture of the body can be massively impactful.

6. Side Plank: Planks and push-ups are common exercises done for an intensive workout. Side plank is one type of plank that improves stamina and strength putting all the pressure on one side of the body while you are resisting with one part of the body.

7. Superman Back Extension: Lying on the stomach, you can lift the upper and the lower body to feel the pressure that eventually helps in weight loss goal of yours.

Dedicating only 15-20 minutes, one can lose weight and maintain the need of the hour that is to stay fit and healthy. I wish the phrase “early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise” was true. Alas! If only sleeping and waking early could make one fit, we wouldn’t have to take any pain to maintain the body weight and look young forever.

A fit body is the powerhouse of extreme energy which is required for sustaining the daily activities. If you have been struggling to manage time, the above tips could teach you some time management too.

Bathing is directly proportional to the health of mind. A person tends to feel lethargic and worked up if the shower is missed. Apart from the hygiene factor, shower can help reap benefits if certain things are done just before you bathe. Let us know the 7 simple things if done before our shower can assist in leading a healthier lifestyle.

Health is not just confined to your body; it is also related to skin and hair. So simple tasks can get you the desired result, when, done just before your shower time. Do you crave for beauty that is healthier and beneficial?

Scrub the body: Body scrubbing is not recommended to be done on a regular basis. It can be harmful for the skin. Getting a good body scrub and then rubbing it all over the body before you are washing off the dirt from the body can result in an evenly glowing skin. If you can’t scrub the whole body by yourself, you can take help of someone you are close to.

Yoga: Yoga asanas which are not too complicated and doesn’t require lying down can be continued before the shower for those who find not time otherwise.

Gear up for the day: Planning the day before going to the shower or sitting in the shower thinking of the ways of achieving the day’s goal is advisable for a healthy mind and perfect start of the day. It is always good to plan than to fail.

All these simple yet helpful tips can give a tremendous result with not just enhancing the balance of body and beauty but also the mind.

It is an urge for everyone to lead a life that is healthy and when this, not too easily achievable goal, seems achievable with this simple regime, anyone would love to follow the secret to healthy living religiously.

I am up for it. Are you?

It takes hard work and immense diligence in maintaining fitness. There is no short cut to success and this stands right for those who want to stay in shape throughout. With firm determination in following the path made, one can live up to the expectations of winning the challenge of being in shape.

7 Things Really Fit People do to stay in Shape

No room for Compromise: Fit people are those who don’t come any closer to the word “compromise”. They believe in leading the route with no distraction. Their unusual yet result oriented regime is so zealous that nothing gets on their way.

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  • Sound sleep: People who are fit and intend to remain so always get a sound sleep for the next day to look better. A good sleep awakens the mind and body after all the hard work and wince of the day. They always look forward to the future and plan it ahead for no scope of a loophole.

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  • Good Food: The stomach is the machine that regulates the productivity in us. If the machine is not fed with good fuel and food, one will lack the resistance to the intensive workout. Good food is the input for the output of good body.

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  • Workout: Fit people have a strict framework to their workout either at home or the gym. Their constant endurance to stop the clock of age adds to their optimism. No matter where they are, they will not miss on their session. They are high on dedication. Indoor workouts like push-ups, squats, crunches, and planks are good to start with.

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  • Anti-Stress Philosophy: Stress is the mother of all diseases that eventually pulls down one’s health and fitness. Fit people never take the stress. They kill the stress with their attitude which is always optimistic. They find a solution for a problem and not a problem for a problem. In short, they have won over life.

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  • Yoga: Ask a fit person, the secret to the toned body that works as a veil on their age, the answer will be Yoga. They have mastered the art of yoga and begin their days with Yoga. Be it phillate bands or yoga mats, get your pick and start if you have been inspired to be fit as ever.

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  • Must have Exercise Equipment: Equipment plays a vital role in giving the shape one wants. Indoor exercises help more when you have the right equipment. You can trust Cosco, India for the supply of premium machines.

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By now, you should have geared up for an extreme plan that never knows when to stop. Staying fit will boost up your confidence and self-esteem that are the keys to be successful individuals too.

 

Don’t you hit the gym? You are outdated. This is what you get in return when you don’t have expensive equipment to tone up your muscles. Hitting the gym is an extra cost and time-consuming. How about doing workout at home in order to get toned muscles? Unbelievable, isn’t it? It has been however proved that work out without any equipment that is used in the gym makes use of all the body parts resulting in muscles that are not toned with external help but one’s body strength and motivation that we tend to ignore.

Let us know that wonder work out plan to tone up your muscles without hitting the gym

  • Plan a schedule: Either you fail to plan or plan to fail. So the best option is to plan your coming days in advance so that nothing stops you from getting the toned muscles. Prepare a checklist of things you might need, maybe a dumbbell, skipping string, mat, your athletic shoes and workout clothes. No matter what, adhere to what you have planned for. Procrastination is the worst enemy.

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  • Running: An early morning routine to run for at least 20 minutes initially can be a great start. This helps in increasing your heart rate for a better blood flow in the body. It is the best cardio recommended for any workout.
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  • Squat and Star Jump: Squatting is a great exercise to strengthen your hip muscles and arms. Holding dumbbells in hand while squat session can add to the more intense workout. Star jump can be followed after a squat session of 15 minutes. Star jump is enjoyed by many. It is also one of the simplest ways of working out. Just stretch your legs sideways and lifting your hands up in the air clap while you stretch the legs. Isn’t that easy?
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  • Zumba: Music lovers can never stop doing this once they start with it. Plug in your favorite music and then dance to the tune. While you dance, add a few aerobics steps. You will love it and in a few days can see the difference. Without realizing that you are exercising, you are toning up your muscles.

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  • Old School Dip: For this, you need to kneel on your knees with upper body straight. Let your palms face the thighs. Now bend forward with hands stretching backward. Stretch to the point you can. Don’t exert. In 30 seconds, get back to the original position of kneeling on the knees.

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  • Eat healthy: While you are working out following the routine, be sure to maintain a healthy diet too. No workout is complete without a proper meal. Have meals in small intervals with more fruits and vegetables. You should have multigrain food and cut on your fat‘s intake.

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  • Stay motivated: Have you been successful in activities that you have no motivation for? It is true with exercise too. Initially, you will be active and regular with the workout. As soon as the result starts showing up, one may have the tendency to give up and be content. Don’t do that mistake as it will get you back to square one. Consistency should be maintained in any circumstance.

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  • Toned up muscles are everyone’s dream and only a few with the determination can achieve them. Let the world be wondering your secret to an amazing body and be the talk of the neighborhood.

The formula for weight loss is simple – burn more calories than you consume. Just because you’re doing an intense cardio workout everyday doesn’t mean you’re guaranteed to lose weight. In fact, the reason you’re not losing weight in spite of hitting the gym every day is because your routine is lacking variety. In order to make full of the hours you spend at the gym you have to ensure you don’t make these weight loss mistakes that most people do.

  • Not eating anything before an intense cardio workout.

Most people think that doing cardio on an empty stomach is good for you but that is a myth. In order to do an intense cardio workout, you need energy; for which you need to consume food. If you do not eat before a cardio session, your body will be unable to muster up the energy needed for the workout. 

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  • Doing too much time at the same intensity on the treadmill or elliptical.

We are all creatures of habit and hence tend to do the same form of exercises every time we hit the gym. Doing the same workout for an extended period of time, every day will make the workout less effective. Cosco has really good gym equipment such as aerobic steps and trampolines for your workout needs; which you can use to mix up exercises such that you burn more calories in the same span of time.

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  • Not pushing your body to the maximum.

Just walking on the treadmill for an hour really won’t help you burn off too many calories. In order to lose weight, you have to push your body to its limit and do high intensity workouts that increase your heart rate. 

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  • Wearing the wrong kind of shoes to the gym.

Wearing the right shoes is important because if you’re uncomfortable in your shoes, you won’t be able to push yourself. Wearing the wrong kind of shoes also increases the risk of you injuring yourself.

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  • Eating ‘low fat’ or diet foods.

Many ‘low fat’ and diet foods are loaded with sugar and will have the opposite of the desired effect. Instead you should control your diet and give yourself cheat days when you allow yourself to eat desserts or high calorie meals that you want. ‘Low fat’ foods substituted for regular foods isn’t really the best choice for losing weight.

 

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  • Taking too many supplements and consuming excessive amounts of protein.

Protein is good for you and you need to consume enough of it when you’re working out but what most people don’t know is that when you consume protein is excess, it gets stored as fat in your body. So it’s best to avoid those protein shakes and bars if you don’t really have a diet chart and understand exactly what you’re consuming.

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  • Not drinking enough water during and after your workout.

If you think that you’re putting on water weight by drinking excessive water, you’re wrong. If you do not consume enough water during your workouts, your body will become dehydrated and its efficiency will reduce. Drink water when you’re thirsty – it’s that simple. 

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  • Not being focused on your workout.

There are people who spend more time taking selfies at the gym than actually working out and wonder why they’re not losing any weight. When you enter the gym, put your phone on the side and concentrate on your workout instead of messaging people and checking your emails. Do not interrupt your workout just because you heard your phone buzzing!

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The summers are nearly here and every year you promise yourself that you will get the perfect beach body and not shy away from wearing all those clothes you want to wear and every year you drop the ball. But not this year! A successful workout program requires dedication and a definite end goal. This year we are going to tell you how to get ready for the summers and by the time you’re done you’ll be more than confident in your own skin.

  • Eat a majority of your calories before 3 p.m.

Studies have found that people who eat a heavier breakfast and lunch are more likely to lose weight than those whose biggest meal is at dinner time even if both these people consume the total same number of calories.

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  • Do not forget to stretch before every work out.

As we age, our body loses its elasticity therefore it is very important to do a good stretch before and after your workout. Stretch out those muscles that you tend to use the most and hold each stretch for at least 30 seconds. 

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  • Start your day off with some Yoga to empower your body and soul.

Cosco makes these amazing Yoga mats that are perfect for a morning workout. You can also add Yoga moves to your morning routine such as blow drying your hair upside down to stretch your hamstrings and add some shoulder openers while shampooing your hair! This will also make your dull morning routine immensely more interesting.

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  • Go all out when you’re working out.

Go gadget free and listen to what your body is trying to tell you. Push your body to its limits when you’re working out and get more done in a shorter span of time. Do bigger arm and leg movements to burn a lot more calories with the same workout.

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  • Don’t ruin all the hard work you’ve put in the day by consuming high calorie alcoholic beverages in the night.

Choose your poison carefully and drink within limits. Don’t spend 2 hours a day working out and down high calorie beers in the night! Substitute sugary mixtures for water or soda and see the difference it makes.

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  • Target all your major muscles during your work-out.

Moves like squats and lunges target your bigger muscles which means more calories burnt. Target your bigger muscles and take smaller breaks during interval training. Add a few more reps to your regular routine such that you push your body to its absolute limit. 

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  • Drink lots of water to keep yourself hydrated throughout the day.

You’ve heard this over and over and haven’t paid heed to it but it’s time you do. You will be surprised at the difference it makes when you consumer enough water. Drink water half an hour before your meal such that you consumer lesser food and in turn lesser calories. 

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  • Get the proper amount of sleep.

Not getting sleep makes you crankier and in turn makes you crave for food with higher carb content. Your body needs to heal and repair itself after a strenuous workout which is why you need to sleep early. Sleeping early will also help you cut down on late night binge eating which is the absolute worse!

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With summer right around the corner, it’s time to get serious about getting the perfect beach body. Does the thought of a crowded, sweaty gym with an expensive membership make you shudder with fright? How about getting back into shape from the comfort of your home with the help of a home gym? Yes, you read that right, no need of expensive personal trainers and gym workouts, when you have the best home gym equipment right at home. Here is a list of the best exercises that you can do on a home gym to get back in shape.

Show some Love to your Lower Body

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The ab workouts vary depending on the type of home gym you own. Some machines have in-built benches that help in doing an incline bench press at various angles, while others have cable bars that add resistance to your ab workouts. You can also lie on a stability ball and use the cable handles to do crunches and oblique curls.

A Sleek, Toned Shoulder & Back

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The Chest press is the best exercise to engage your pectoral muscles in your chest. The incline position on the adjustable bench of your home gym tones your upper chest while the decline position targets the lower chest.

Don’t Forget to Add in Some Cardio or Aerobic Exercises

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Some home gyms come with a trampoline board or step climbers to facilitate cardio exercises. No aerobic equipment on your home gym? No worries just get a jump rope and skip between each resistance training exercise. These simple exercises are a great way to cut down on flab and sport a great physique. The best part? You can do all this without stepping out of your home! You can get this equipment from Cosco and then get set to flaunt your toned body.    

Congratulations! So, you've taken the first step to a healthy life. You have decided to include physical activity as a part of your daily routine. The next step is to find the right sports and fitness equipment for you. However, that's easier said than done. With a dizzying array of choices that range from simple to complex, zeroing in on the one equipment that hits the sweet spot for you is difficult. With the right guidance, you can get it done.

You can use this guide to find the right equipment that will help you to achieve your fitness goals. Read on to find how.

Understand your Preferences

The most important step before you purchase any sports equipment in India is to analyse and chart out your preferences. Do you prefer a solo activity or a team event? Mild or Hard Core? What is your ultimate goal? A Healthy lifestyle, weight loss or tone your body?  

If you pick any activity that you’re not interested in, then you’re likely to end up abandoning it soon. Decide on the activity first and choose the right equipment for it.

Consult your Physician

This is crucial if you have been inactive for quite a while or suffer from any ailments. Seek the advice of your doctor and undergo a thorough check-up before starting any new physical activity. Once you get the go-ahead from your doctor, you can get started.

Get the Right Accessories

The right accessories are essential to ensure that you don’t injure yourself during the activity. Get the right sports accessories in India, from reputed fitness equipments and sports products manufacturers in India. Don’t compromise on quality. The best accessories and equipment are your safety net and will make sure that you don’t incur any bodily harm.

Understand the Different Types of Fitness Equipments

There are two major types of fitness equipments: Aerobic (Cardio) and Strength Training (Weights).

Aerobic Exercises can be done on the following types of equipments:

  • Elliptical Trainers
  • Exercise Bikes
  • Treadmills – Motorised or Manual
  • Rowers
  • Steppers

Strength Training can be achieved with the help of these equipments

  • Home Gyms
  • Workout Benches, Weights, Dumbbells
  • Squat Racks
  • Callisthenics Equipment

So, choose the right sports and fitness equipment that appeals to you and get moving!

Get the best of sports and fitness with Cosco
With the growing demand of good health and fitness, many brands are coming up with innovations each day. You will hardly find someone who over eats and doesn’t want to balance that extra fat and cholesterol with some hard core fitness practice or may be trying hands on their favorite sport. Well both ideas are exceptional in keeping you in the best shape no matter how old you are. Ensuring that you are always young and fit, many sports brand have taken to manufacturing not just sports equipment but fitness equipment too. If you are looking for the best fitness equipment in India, then what tops the list other than Cosco?

Cosco’s span of control

There are two types of people. One stay fit by playing sports and the other type plays sports to stay fit. If you fall under any of these categories, then it is time you try some of the best sports and fitness equipment. You ought to look for quality.

Sports have been growing in the veins of Indians with the need to either be a professional in it or to stay mentally as well physically fit. It is said that sports is the only way out that doesn’t let you feel you are working out and shreds the laziness out of you. Eventually, you will look fit and feel fit. What better way than sports? There is not a sport that has not been giving importance by Cosco. You name any equipment and it is there. You can’t bet on the quality that is promised in the manufacturing of volleyball equipment or roller skating equipment. You will get equipment pertaining to other sports too. Their cycle for exercise is compact and doesn’t occupy greater space of your house. If you are hunting for excellent exercise equipment, India has become a hub.

What more?

Let us not forget, if you try to order Cosco gym cycle from a country you have high regards for, you might dent your pocket. On the contrary, Cosco cycle price in India is quite suitable for any buyer. In earlier days, people used to get imported equipment. However the trend has certainly changed with the inception of Cosco. Now all the fitness freaks and sports enthusiasts willing to buy Exercise equipment, India is definitely the best option. Cosco home gym price, Cosco manual treadmill price and the price of many such needs has been met by Cosco for long. Cosco is the undisputed topper in the section of sports and fitness and not to forget one of the best Football equipment suppliers. Have a look into the individual section to know more about Cosco, the home brand to India.