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How can athletes stay fit and eat healthy during coronavirus pandemic

With the deadly coronavirus sweeping across continents and affecting many millions, health authorities, experts, researchers around the world are racing to invent ways to contain the further spread of the virus. Considering the unique history of the coronavirus, it is still believed that our food choices may hold critical importance, as the world population increases to record levels in...

Lifestyle coach Luke Coutinho shares holistic approach on how to stay healthy

Luke Coutinho
India's one of the most renowned nutritionists and health coaches, Luke Coutinho reveals that a person's fitness is based upon four pillars of lifestyle, which has to work in tandem for maintaining the perfect balance. In an exclusive interview with The Bridge, Coutinho said, "It’s about growing a little in each of the four pillars of lifestyle day by...

Mind Matters|What is Mental Toughness? What can athletes do on a regular basis to develop and maintain it?

As a sport psychologist it isn’t unusual to come across a common myth that sport psychology services are for elite athletes only and thus, must make a hole in your pocket. As a practitioner, my goal is to reach to the grassroot level as much as possible because mental toughness is a skill that can be developed right from the beginning....

Why all this fuss about health? Cricket must go on, smog or no smog

India Sri Lanka cricket Delhi smog
Just like this match, when for the first time, the highlight was not something related to cricket but that two Bangladesh players vomited during the match due to Delhi's abysmal air quality.

Squash player Yash Fadte returns to Goa after being stuck in UK

Yash Fadte
Budding squash player and French Junior Open winner Yash Fadte returned to his home state Goa on Monday after being stranded in the United Kingdom, where he went for training in March. Fadte, 18, who is currently lodged at a quarantine facility in Panaji, told PTI over phone that he is happy to be back home, but expressed displeasure...

‘Supplements can’t help if one doesn’t have a balanced diet,’ says sports nutritionist Mitali Ambekar

Mitali Amberkar
Mitali Ambekar, a successful nutritionist with a post-graduate in Sports Science and Fitness Nutrition, has a decade’s worth of experience. In an exclusive interview with The Bridge, she shared her thoughts about the situation before, during and after the lockdown. Being an athlete herself, sports is something that she has always wanted to be a part of. She did not...

Webinar series by Special Olympics Bharat helps Special athletes to train effectively during lockdown

SO Bharat
To address challenges and opportunities for the Special Athletes during the Covid 19 lockdown period Special Olympics Bharat conducted a series of Webinars from 1-6 May 2020 in collaboration with the Sports Authority of India. All six days addressed a different topic presented by experts from specific fields. With an average attendance of over 300 from Bangladesh, Bahrain, India,...

Embracing the ‘New Normal’: Indian Sport in 2020 | Mustafa Ghouse

Mustafa Ghouse
by Mustafa Ghouse, Chief Executive Officer- JSW Sports As we enter what is being termed Lockdown 3.0 here in India, the effects of the global pandemic caused by COVID-19 are being felt across the board, and the $500 billion global sporting industry is no exception. The scale of impact on the sporting world is unprecedented with marquee events like Wimbledon, Formula1...

Important to focus on learning new skills during lockdown: Paes

Leander Paes
Indian tennis great Leander Paes on Monday stressed on the need to focus on learning new skills during the coronavirus-forced lockdown to keep oneself mentally and physically fit. Speaking at an Education Webinar for coaches, jointly organised by the All India Tennis Association (AITA) and the Sports Authority of India (SAI), Paes touched upon various topics including his junior days,...

Expert Speaks | Olympian swimmer Nisha Millet expecting better outcome at her academy once lockdown lifts

Nisha Millet (Source: Indianwomenblog.org)
The outbreak of the COVID-19 across the world has taken a major toll on the sports ecosystem. Big-ticket tournaments to even domestic events have either been shelved or been postponed indefinitely. In India as well, the pandemic is taking a havoc shape. Like other sports, swimming has been affected and the facilities and academies have come to a standstill....