Saturday, October 6, 2018

Part 1 - Cold showers

Water heaters or heating systems in the houses are considered to be part of the luxury that one will always look forward to, what I am trying to do here is to break some of your conventional thinking and tell you that, it’s time you say bye bye to your heaters. 

Recover muscles and prevents DOMS 

In the modern world we see athletes being immersed in ice for recovery. There are hundreds of findings out there that confirms when a person is immersed in ice (10 degrees to 12 degrees) for 18 to 25 minutes after heavy resistance or aerobic exercises has eased people from delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) significantly.
The interesting news is that hitting a quick cold shower right after your training session can get similar benefits.

Build strong will power 

I was never a fan of cold showers until recently. Doing something you are resistant to until it becomes a habit takes a lot of discipline and courage. It tests you mentally.
Getting up early in the morning and getting in to warm shower and being in the comfort zone might be the best feeling for you. Imagine yourself waking up to stand under the shower where your body will be tested until you build the courage and it becomes and automated habit of your life. 

Improves hair and skin health

If only I discovered this during the days I had hair!
Many of you maybe struggling with hair loss and rough skin. Hot water have a tendency to dry your skin and if you are looking to seal the pores in the skin and the scalp, cold water is the solution. When it comes to the hair experts believe that cold water can make your hair look shinier, healthier by flattening the hair follicles with increased grip on the scalp.

I know you all love your warm showers, I am not asking you to throw the water heaters away but yeah those water heaters are of no use in Maldives. 

Monday, October 1, 2018

Roshi Maths

It was 1982, a normally day, where me as a kid woke up and got ready for breakfast. I never expected anything more than having some roshi for breakfast. I still remember as a kid i was able to eat 3 of them. My grandma as usual wasn’t happy I was eating so less! 

After 32 years when i speak about this, the modern culture of breakfast has changed. At least 25% of Kids do not eat roshi as parents try hard to feed their children with better food like bread and eggs. But even today the culture of eating roshi is common in many household or even on a weekend family outing in the morning.

Here is the question  

How do I lose weight without replacing roshi from my diet? At the same time a lot of my clients wants to know why I always advise them to replace roshi with more complex carbs.

Below are some maths regarding the calorie values of roshi, comparing it to the amount of activity which may be required to burn similar amount of calories. 

If you look at the nutritional facts you will see that 01 roshi carries 120 calories, out of which 33 is derived from fat, and below is a simple exercise guide to compare how much activities are required to burn similar amount of calories. 

Here is an exercise guide you could follow to burn our 120 calories.

32 minutes Walking
17 minutes Cycling
12 minutes Running

Now lets look at the the average consumption of roshi in a meal as per our habits. I have come to understand that a male on average consumes 04 roshi and a female 2 roshi (I have used very low values)

In this case the total calories consumption from roshi per meal goes up to 480 calories for a male and 240 calories to a female. 

Here is the maths; every man needs to walk for 128 minutes, cycle for 68 minutes or run for 48 minutes on moderate to low intensities for every meal. And every woman needs to walk 64 minutes, cycle for 34 minutes or run for 24 minutes! 

From what I see to create a calorie balance and consuming roshi at our scale is merely impossible!