Articles by Dr Rajat Chauhan
Revisit the wisdom of Sushruta to redefine our approach to fitness, prioritising personalised exercise regimens, mindful movement, and holistic well-being
Children pick up habits by observing. That’s the case with physical activity too. As exams approach, nothing could beat stress better than some daily exercise
An alarming decline in fitness, especially among younger generations, prompts a call for prioritising physical activity for pregnant women and their children
Losing or winning one match doesn’t make a team pathetic or great. It's rather about the long-term cultural change it makes in society
No, we're not talking about endurance or discipline. Jason Dunn's memoir holds an important insight into legacy, and how to create it
As people age, their greatest fear isn't illness or death but reliance on others. It's time we support those who once supported us and boost their confidence.
Contrary to the 2014 Hollywood film title, it’s not our fate that determines our lives, but our actions or rather our inaction. Put on a smile, and get moving
To form sustainable fitness habits, strike a balance between pursuing fitness goals and maintaining a well-rounded, enjoyable life.
Flat feet, even if present, do not necessarily lead to problems. Focus on taking a proactive role in improving foot health, rather than unneeded interventions
If you already have the intention to be more active and fit, you need to revisit your ‘why’. Is it to satisfy your ‘real self’ or actualise your ‘ideal self’?
As individuals start resistance training, no matter how light the weight is, it is effective at improving strength, building muscle size, and improving function
Conscious efforts, mindfulness and deliberate practices can awaken and enhance your perception beyond the five senses, unlocking the sixth sense - the ‘feel’.
The story of visually impaired athletes like Divyanshu Ganatra, is a lesson in challenging norms and pushing boundaries. We all have much to learn from them
Strength training is frowned upon when a person has conditions like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and back and knee pains. Here's what the science says
Often, the case built for elite sporting events is based on the assumption that they will make people more physically active. Does research back the claim?
Studies have found the hidden benefits of daytime napping. Here's what we know:
This week, I bring to you, dear readers, three films - "Your Day," "A Man Called Otto," and "The Professor" — and their themes of living life to the fullest, having fun, and finding purpose.
Can physical activity help in treating and managing moderate mental health conditions? A new study synthesised the effects of physical activity and the results are telling — it's a resounding "yes"
Heel landing in runners is thought to be injurious. I take you down memory lane — yours, mine and a man called Ed to decode this.
Minimalist shoes became popular because of the hypothesis that they led to reduced running injuries. After almost a decade and a half, what does the evidence suggest?
SwaTaleem Foundation, which serves rural adolescent girls from marginalised communities in Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas, had an annual meet which saw girls run several races and learn to use running as a tool for empowerment.
A recent scientific study showed the importance of mindfulness meditation and its role in managing pain. Here is why these findings are interesting and important:
Rohit's incredible story — from being overweight to getting fit and enjoying the journey, to then battling cancer and running a marathon — needs to be told. So here it is:
I spoke to two women doctors who are specialists in sports science about their pregnancies and the importance of keeping active. Here's what they said:
Recumbent bikes isolate the lower body from the upper body, making it an excellent piece of equipment to activate one's muscles and help us get fitter. This is a lesson I've just learnt
Most people dread running in the cold. And when they do, they overdress and take shallow, rapid breaths. Here, I take you through the basics to help your run safely during the winter season
Through determination and perseverance, it is possible to overcome injuries and continue living an active, adventurous life. Setbacks should not be allowed to stand in the way of pursuing our passions.
Injuries are bound to happen, but they happen a lot more when we take things for granted. And when they do, besides being humble enough to learn from the incident, we must also have the right attitude. I share my experience
When young girls are taken out of playgrounds and forced into gendered family roles, they lose out on a lot more than the health benefits that come with sport and exercising, leading to long-term negative effects.
Once thought as the only route to fix full ACL ruptures, surgery may no longer be the only way. A new study suggests that no surgical intervention may be needed for some, but it's still a 50/50 gamble. And the biggest player is not the ortho or the physio, it's the patient. Here's why