Tag: fitness

  • What I am learning from working out daily for 1,001+ consecutive days

    What I am learning from working out daily for 1,001+ consecutive days

    Happy New Year 2023! Some of my friends have been asking me to share what I learned in my journey of exercising daily for the past one thousand consecutive days. Now, before you start thinking “this person must be some kind of fitness guru,” let me assure you that I am far from it. When…

  • Make Exercise Your Daily Habit

    Introduction If you’re like me and spend most of your time working in front of a screen, you know how easy it is to neglect your physical health. But it’s never too late to make a change. That’s why I’m sharing this message with my family and friends – to encourage all of us to…

  • Kindness of Strangers: This Time From a Fitness Expert

    Kindness, generosity, and helping others selflessly are human virtues. Some of you have commented on my previous posts about the examples of kindness from strangers I have witnessed in people. Here is another example. A helpful stranger named Marcel Dinkins who is a well-respected fitness training expert saw my kettlebell swings videos on Instagram, and…

  • Personal Fitness During Quarantine Times

    In a 24 hour worldwide live streamed event titled #FindingBeauty in Quarantine Times organized by Drue Kataoka and fellow members of the Young Global Leaders community of the World Economic Forum, Rajiv spoke about his personal fitness journey during the months of the 2020 quarantine. Rajiv’s 25 minute talk begins at the 42 minutes 45…

  • My Personal Fitness Objectives and Key Results

    When I mentioned that I use the Objectives & Key Results (OKR) system to achieve my personal fitness goals, some of my friends asked if I’d share my personal fitness OKRs with them. I decided I’d share the document here on my blog so it may benefit anyone interested in adapting them for their own…

  • Tip: Use regular bars of soap to save money, time and help conserve the environment

    This article makes a case for using regular solid bars of soap and detergent powders instead of liquid soaps. Soap bars are available all over the world at cheap prices. They are great for use at home and for travel. Shower/Bath Use a regular bar of (solid) soap while taking a shower every day instead of…

  • Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (Book Review)

    Born to Run by Christopher McDougall is one of the most inspiring books I’ve read in a long time. It is a book about adventures, travels, cultures, customs, ancient wisdom, evolution, anatomy, biology, footwear, anthropology, friendships and human nature. It is also a book about long distance running. Through the stories of his warm characters,…

  • Vivo Barefoot Shoes by Terra Plana (Product Review)

    We spend most of our waking hours outside home wearing shoes. So it is important that the shoes be comfortable and promote good health of our feet and legs. I’ve been regularly wearing a few different models of Vivo Barefoot shoes by Terra Plana for a few months now. They have become my footwear of…

  • Vibram Five Fingers Shoes For Hiking and Water Sports (Product Review)

    Sometimes simplicity and minimalism provide wonderful experiences. The Vibram Five Fingers shoes are excellent for outdoor activities and for working out at the gym. The natural feeling that comes with being outdoors with these shoes enables the wearer to feel one with nature. Walking while wearing these shoes is a sensory experience that allows you…

  • Gym Memberships: Tips for Getting a Good Deal

    My fiancee and I joined a Bally‘s gym and swimming pool near our apartment in Manhattan recently. I recommend joining a gym to everyone who is able to. A gym is a great environment for working out. Going to a gym is a community activity, where you are inspired by other people exercising. It is…