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Rajat Chauhan is a Sports-Exercise Medicine doctor

Articles by Rajat Chauhan

Stop existing, start living

Most runners, both seasoned as well as new ones, have a lot to learn from that. Start enjoying the journey, rather than stressing too much about all kinds of numbers.

Not every run needs to count for training. It should be for fun, to feel alive. But yet, go beyond what you’ve ever done before.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 14, 2018 10:16 AM IST

Bad running form responsible for knee pains, not running itself

You keep the basics right and the rest will follow. Running will soon become therapeutic for even painful knees and possibly get you rid of your long-term knee pains

Knee joint loading exercise like running does no harm to articular cartilage in participants at increased risk of, or with, knee osteoarthritis.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 07, 2018 06:32 PM IST

Push yourself harder everyday to be a bit better than yesterday

Why be content being where you are in life if you have the potential to do better. You should strive to be your best, better than what you were yesterday.

Why be content being where you are in life if you have the potential to do better. You should strive to be your best, better than what you were yesterday.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jun 30, 2018 12:48 PM IST
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Don’t measure yourself by weight of certificates, medals, trophies

In today’s society we are always connected with the whole world. Unfortunately, we forget to connect with our own selves. We feel scared to be alone.

Today, we’ll do a three-minute easy walk, followed by a two-minute slow jog. And repeat that six times.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 29, 2018 06:41 PM IST

When pollution level rises, focus on strength and conditioning

Outdoor activity is the best, but one should be sensible and take note of the fact that it is counterproductive working out when air quality is bad

Doing outdoor physical activities especially like walking-running helps you connect better with your own self.(Twitter)
Updated on Jun 29, 2018 05:57 PM IST

Poor posture and stress forces us to breathe dysfunctionally

Here’s a look at how we should do mindful breathing while running.

People get breathless after running, especially when they pick it up later in life.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jun 29, 2018 03:31 PM IST

Run and Bee: reclaiming the joy of running

Move and run because that’s what makes you your best and you deserve no lesser. It’s about you and no one else.

This is a new running series that intends to connect you with your own self and make you the best you possibly can be. Image for representative purposes only.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 29, 2018 03:30 PM IST
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Anyone who walks can run, so start now

Movement is a very basic instinct, so move and run because that’s what makes you your best. Let go of competition and just enjoy the run

To start with, soft ground is better, but if you even run on a hard surface like concrete or tarmac but land softly, you are doing great. Just move, says Rajat Chauhan.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jun 02, 2018 02:26 PM IST

Delhi pollution: Have we reached a point of no return?

The stoppage during the ongoing India vs Sri Lanka Test match in New Delhi was yet another example of how harmful the air quality is in the nation’s capital right now.

Pollution in New Delhi temporarily held up play during the 3rd Test between India and Sri Lanka in New Delhi on Sunday.(AFP)
Updated on Dec 04, 2017 06:29 PM IST

Half and full marathon training programme: Tips for week seven

Delhi half, Chennai and Mumbai marathons respectively, are now 4, 7 and 12 weeks away. High time you start taking your training seriously.

The plan below is for those targeting half marathon in a month in under 2 hrs.(Raj K Raj/HT Photos)
Published on Oct 23, 2016 12:25 PM IST
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Half and full marathon training programme: Tips for week six

Delhi Half Marathon is now only five weeks away. Mumbai and Chennai are also getting closer.

With the Delhi half marathon and the Mumbai marathon fast approaching, now’s the time to start training.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Oct 16, 2016 03:31 PM IST

Half, full-marathon training program: Focus on strength work, smart prep

This is not a beginner’s plan. It is to help you get to run the half marathon (21km) in under two hours in three months or the full marathon in under four hours and 10 minutes in five months.

If there happens to be an injury, one must take it easy for a week and then reassess the situation.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Published on Oct 09, 2016 01:43 PM IST

Half and full marathon training programme: Two tips for week four

With seven weeks to go for the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon and about double that time for the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, it’s time for runners to step up their preparation.

Keep your breathing easy throughout the run and stay gentle on your feet.(Raj K Raj/HT file photo)
Published on Oct 02, 2016 01:19 PM IST

How to be a more efficient marathon runner

This is no magic potion, but it might help you shave off even 15 minutes by making you more efficient.

This guide is no magic potion, but it might help you shave off even 15 minutes by making you more efficient.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 11, 2016 01:46 PM IST
ByDr Rajat Chauhan

HTLS 2015: Why modern India is not fit enough

It’s our duty to first get ourselves back to be a fitter, healthier and happier nation, so we can show the rest of the world how it’s done. Governments should be very interested in long-term gains for society but even the best of them are too keen to impress their vote banks.

Representative image(Illustration: Jayanto)
Updated on Dec 01, 2015 01:51 PM IST

GIFT (Get India FiT) to our next generation needed

With the young workforce susceptible to illnesses, the promotion of sport should not be done just to win medals but to encourage healthy lifestyle, writes Rajat Chauhan.

Updated on Nov 20, 2014 12:37 AM IST

India's sports science is still in Stone Age

The one thing that is confirmed in life is death. In sports, it's injury. The trick is to minimise injuries by being better prepared, writes sports-exercise and musculoskeletal medicine specialist Dr Rajat Chauhan.

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Updated on Sep 14, 2014 03:29 AM IST
ByDr Rajat Chauhan

After a point it’s all in the mind

Life has often been compared to running a marathon. I disagree. Life is like running an ultra-marathon. Dr Rajat Chauhan writes.

Updated on Feb 18, 2013 01:59 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByDr Rajat Chauhan

Run for a healthy lifestyle

If you are looking for a holistic fitness regimen then the first step is to maintain a regular running routine. Here’s all you need to know about beginning your running routine:

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Updated on Oct 01, 2011 01:06 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByDr. Rajat Chauhan, New Delhi

Marathon organisers need to get this right

The onus of educating participants on the right technique of running rests largely with the organisers. But usually, runners are forced to rely on themselves, writes Dr Rajat Chauhan.

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Updated on Oct 24, 2009 07:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByDr Rajat Chauhan, New Delhi
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