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New exercise guru?

Shamita Shetty seems to be diligently following in big sis Shilpa's footsteps. No, we are not talking about a non-existent movie career! It's her passion for exercising and sharing information about the same. But while Shilpa's into yoga, Shamita is an ace as far as a gym workout goes. Shamita hits the gym six days a week and makes it a point to change her exercise routing every two months as one's body gets used to a particular kind of workout and then stops responding to those exercises. She says, "Introducing new exercises shocks the body. Once your body gets used to the new exercise, do go back to your regular routine workout."

To read in detail about Shamita's exercise tips visit

How to live dangerously Warwick Cairns

Want to live life a bit more on the edge? This straight-talking new book lays down the true statistical odds of bad things befalling us.

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Olympic make believe

Want to train like an athlete headed to the Beijing Olympics? Head over to any of the Fitness First gyms in the Middle East and you can break a sweat on the latest equipment from Technogym and pretend you are in training for your 100 metre dash. On the mark, get set...

Slimmer-size me

Bet New Yorkers will be thinking twice next time they're about to order that super-sized meal. With over 25 per cent of the city's population tipping the scales into obesity, new laws have been put into action forcing fast food chains across the city to display the calorie count of each item on their menus.

Piste Perfect

Hit the slopes and burn a whopping 400 calories an hour! This summer, Ski Dubai is offering a three-month pass which entitles you to unlimited entry to the park, plus access to a host of other facilities. Passes are priced at Dhs2,000 and must be purchased before August 18.

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