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Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Benefits of Dark Chocolate

This past weekend, I attempted to abstain from eating sugary snacks that I normally would eat and especially when going out for dinner. I usually end up ordering something chocolate-ey like chocolate cake or brownies for dessert. Instead, I opted to eat dark chocolate bars when I got a craving attack for sugary foods. In my previous post titled, Sugar Addiction, I wrote about how consuming sugary foods and drinks can alter brain chemistry to want more and more of a particular food. After meals, I tend to have a craving for chocolate so to mitigate this, I decided to only eat dark chocolate bars because not only do they have less sugar than milk chocolate, they are also healthy! Continue reading

Ajaxxx Says ‘Do It To Me’

Ajaxxx is a favorite of the Bravura family and we’re always keeping you up-to-date with his latest projects and music releases. And with that in mind, here we are with an exclusive on Ajaxxx and his latest song, Do It To Me, featuring Jabi and produced by Digital Desi Productions. We caught up with Ajaxxx for a quick interview and to find out more about his latest song and what else he’s got in the pipeline!

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My Grocery List

When it comes to eating well and eating “clean”, NYC is probably one of the hardest places to find the right balance. There are so many great restaurants and “fast food” options that New Yorkers succumb to because when time is of the essence, resorting to eating at these establishments are sometimes our best bet. Even finding a grocery store and lugging all your groceries home can be a bit difficult at times. However, I realized that eating a “clean” diet is essential to achieving my fitness goals and buying groceries is definitely a “cleaner” way to eating well. Below is a picture of some staple foods, which I order online from Fresh Direct – a service based in New York that delivers groceries right to my door! Continue reading

Stretching Exercises

In my previous post titled, The Important of Receiving a Massage, I mentioned how consistent exercise can bring on muscle soreness or Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) because of inflammation of the muscle as a result of microtears of the muscle fibers. To improve flexibility and decrease risks of injury, I turn to stretching. Below are examples of what I like to do after a cardio workout or after body conditioning classes at my local gym. Practicing yoga is beneficial as well!

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Shahrukh Khan & Katrina’s Forthcoming Film

Shahrukh Khan is undoubtedly the King of Bollywood. And now we’ve found out who his next heroine in his feature film is going to be. It’s none other than the Chikni Chameli herself, Katrina Kaif. The two, along with Anoushka Sharma, will be starring in the untitled (or so they say), Yash Raj Films production.

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International music icon and Bollywood songstress Nindy Kaur is raising the bar with the launch of her new single Save The World, a pure adrenaline, feel-good dance anthem of 2012. The song will be available for exclusive download from iTunes on March 14th, 2012. Appealing to the masses, Save The World boasts a unique fusion of an up-tempo and addictive mainstream dance rhythm with Nindy’s trademark Punjabi kick, making it a global dance floor hit.

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Interview with Vic Sharma

I had the great pleasure of interviewing one of my readers. I appreciate all the support and love I receive for Gym Rat so I especially loved the enthusiasm from my interviewee, Vic Sharma. Thank you for your support and I hope that from this interview, many other readers can be inspired by Vic’s insight. Enjoy! Continue reading

The Greek Diet

These past few weeks have been a whirlwind with work and school. Midterms are around the corner so I apologize for the sporadic posts. Next week is my Spring Break (wow, didn’t think I would say that in a million years but I still have to work. Meh!) and I promise Gym Rat will be updated more frequently!

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