Chris Hemsworth to launch his own health app

Actor Chris Hemsworth will be coming out with his own health and fitness app named Centr. On Wednesday, the “Thor” star announced the launch his own app, reports The app, which will launch globally in February, can be customized to suit any fitness level, dietary preference or lifestyle. Hemsworth promised that the app will “help you develop a healthier body, stronger mind, and a happier life”. Described as a

Baba Ramdev's Patanjali Atta Noodles launched, to cost Rs 15

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Monday launched the much anticipated Patanjali Atta Noodles. Ramdev said that noodles would cost Rs 15 – with no added lead or monosodium glutamate (MSG). The catchline of the Patanjali noodles is “Jhat pat pakao, aur befikr khao”. The noodles will be sold across 3 lakh outlets in India. The Patanjali group owned by Ramdev produces and markets various ayurvedic products. It had a turnover

Focus on wellness, well-being: PM Narendra Modi to future doctors

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called on doctors to focus on wellness, well-being and preventive healthcare. Speaking at the 34th convocation ceremony of PGIMER, Chandigarh here, PM Modi said, “We should focus not on the disease but the ill.” “Focus is now on wellness. World is looking at preventive healthcare and this was seen when the world marked yoga day so enthusiastically,” he said, adding, “I feel physiotherapists would

Asaram, in Jail on Rape Charges, is 'Saint' in Text Book

Rape accused self-styled godman Asaram features in a chapter on saints in a Class III textbook in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur district, sharing space with Vivekananda, Mother Teresa and Ramakrishna Paramhans. Yoga guru Ramdev is also included in the list of saints in the moral education and GK textbook ‘Naya Ujala’ which is taught in many schools of the district. The chapter also has pictures of Guru Nanak, Kabir, Meerabai and Shankaracharya

Congress wants PM Modi to end nidra-aasan

Continuing with its attack on the BJP and NDA government over the Lalit Modi affair, the Congress, Monday, once again questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s continued silence on the issue. “Everyday new scandals are being exposed and yet PM is silent on this. So isn’t PM party to all this?,” Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said at a press conference held at the party headquarters. “We want to ask Prime

Yoga helps in personality development: Chief Minister Raman Singh

Chief Minister Raman Singh today encouraged people, particularly the youngsters, to practice yoga for personality development and memory improvement. Yoga not only strengthens an individual’s memory, but also helps people spiritually to focus on their goal, Singh said at an event marking the International Yoga Day at Balbeer Singh Juneja Indoor Stadium here which was attended by over 1,000 students from around 17 schools. Citing the benefits of yoga and

Kiran Bedi says mega yoga event brought rains in Delhi

Moments after Prime Minister Narendra Modi left Rajpath following a mega event marking the first International Yoga Day , weather in Delhi turned pleasant on Sunday. Moderate winds accompanied by scattered rain provided much  needed relief to Delhiites from scorching heat. The met department had predicted pre-monsoon showers for the capital city. But for BJP leader Kiran Bedi, it was the mega yoga event which brought relief from severe heat.

Those opposing 'Surya namaskar' should drown in sea: Yogi Aditynath

Firebrand BJP leader Yogi Adityanath has stoked a controversy with his remarks that those opposing ‘surya namaskar’ should “drown in the sea”. With certain minority groups protesting against inclusion of ‘Surya namaskar’ exercise during the June 21 International Yoga Day celebrations, the Gorakhpur MP said, “Sun is the source of life giving energy. Whoever thinks Sun is communal, I would like to humbly request them to drown themselves in the

Salim Khan declines Padma Award

Noted scriptwriter Salim Khan has denied accepting the Padma Shri Award stating that the Government is quite late in realizing his contribution. Salim Khan, father of actor Salman Khan, was among other renowned personalities who were to be honoured with Padma Awards on the occasion of 66th Republic Day. Salim Khan has co-written some of the biggest hits of 70’s and 80’s namely, Haathi Mere Saathi, Seeta Aur Geeta, Yaadon

Swami Ramdev gets Z class security

Yoga guru Swami Ramdev has been given Z class security by the Centre in view of security risks. A posse of 26 security personnel will guard the yoga guru. Swami Ramdev has already received several threats to his life. Three Congress leaders Sachin Pilot, Beni Prasad Verma and Jitin Prasada are set to lose their Z security cover, sources said.

Celebrity yoga instructor discloses Jennifer Aniston 's fitness secrets

Celebrity yoga instructor, Mandy Ingber, has revealed the secrets behind Jennifer Aniston’s perfect body. While talking to ABC News, Ingber, who had worked with the 45-year-old beauty for over 10 years, and described as a “very consistent exerciser and eater”, said that Aniston really focused on her ‘butt’ exercises, for which ‘butt squats’ were the best thing to do. The wellness expert said that Justin Theroux ‘s fiancee was an

Yoga helps in dealing with social anxiety disorders

A new study claims that yoga and other exercises, which have relaxing effect on our bodies, can help people with social anxiety disorders look at the world positively. Adam Heenan, a Ph. D. from Queen’s University found that relaxation activities literally change the way people perceive the world, altering their perception so that they view the environment in a less threatening, less negative way. For people with mood and anxiety