Thursday, July 19, 2018

Cirque du Soleil Will Be Coming To INDIA Soon With A New Show

So far, to watch a Cirque du Soleil show, one had to travel to a country in which they’re performing or Las Vegas, where they stage productions through the year. No longer. BookMyShow is bringing them to India for the first time, this year. The Canadian theatricals company will stage its latest production, ‘Bazzar’, in November. This is Cirque’s 43rd theatrical.

Cirque is known for spectacles in which acrobats, gymnasts, trapeze artists, contortionists perform body-bending, gravity-defying feats. In the show, artists performing trapeze, slackline, roller skating, contortion, acrobatic bike and teeterboard will create on stage the madness and bustle of a bazaar.

Mallakhamb, the Indian gymnastic discipline in which practitioners perform on a pole, will feature in a Cirque show for the first time. In a nod to the street-performing founders of Cirque, there will also be fire-breathing and stilt walking. All this will be carried out by an international cast of 30 performers and musicians and a 16-member technical team inside a 62-foot high big top.

Costumes are taken pretty seriously at Cirque. All the clothes and props for the shows, including ‘Bazzar’ are made in-house at their workshop in Montreal. For instance, in 2017, close to 16,000 pieces of clothing and accessories were made using 30km of fabric.

Headquartered in Montreal, Cirque du Soleil was founded in 1984. However the idea for a travelling circus was born two years prior in the small town of Baie-Saint-Paul near Quebec City. A group of street performers impressed the townsfolk and went on to start a yearly cultural event. One of them was Guy Laliberte, the founder of Cirque du Soleil. In 1984, Cirque was formed with help from the Quebec government on the 450th anniversary of the arrival of Jacques Cartier, the French explorer who staked France’s claim on Canada.

Registrations are now live on BookMyShow. For more on Cirque du Soleil, see here.



Are you happy about your body? Well, if you are like the majority of the men and women, then chances are that you’re unhappy about your own appearance. Some common reasons could be like that of being skinny, being overweight, or lacking great physique. A lot of people go for quick fix remedies like tummy tuck surgery and other cosmetic procedures to improve their looks.
1. Always go for Multiple Exercises
Many people prefer jogging or running to burn off those extra calories. A month later, they complain that the results are unsatisfactory and finally quit their weight loss routine. And they’re back on pizzas and burgers. This is the common scenario in the majority of overweight people.
Truth be told, there is no ‘one-exercise-fits-all’ solution for weight loss. You get the best results when you include multiple exercises in your sessions. In other words, running combined with a bit of weight training and ground exercises will give you 30% to 40% better results than just running.  to learn some useful ideas and suggestions on how to get the best from the right workout and diet plan.
From Conor McGregor to Ronnie Coleman, every professional practices at least 4-5 different workouts per session and that’s what gives them superior results. Beyond results, the multiple exercise sessions also help you to stay motivated and enjoy your sessions more than single workout sessions.     
2. Exercise Every Day
If someone told you that exercising every day can cause counter effect, they’re wrong. The truth is, any form of physical activity, whether it’s running, swimming and cycling or weight training, that pumps more blood to your heart is very good for your overall health and fitness. However, do not stick to extended training sessions seven days a week. Prefer 30-minute exercises seven days a week for great results.
3. Train with Weights
How many amateurs lift weights for weight loss? A very few. The reason? A lot of them believe that weight training results in muscle gain and in turn makes them look bulkier. However the truth is, training with smaller weight in more reps helps to tighten targeted muscles and improves your physical structure. It also strengthens the bones and joints and keeps you fit and healthy.
Every sexy fitness model that you see on the Internet and TV commercials train with weights – and that’s the biggest secret of their attractive body, which we all envy.
So if you were avoiding weights all these days, make sure to start working with them under the guidance of an expert!

4. Do not skip your Recovery Meal
A lot of people skip meals after a heavy workout. I know a lot of evening gym goers who take nothing more than a glass of banana juice for dinner. That’s because they fear that a good meal after an intense could load them back with extra calories. However, that’s not the way it is.    
Post workout meals only help you get the most of your workout. How? They refuel your body with proteins and vitamins that are lost during workout. This helps to repair the muscle fibers and results in better development. That’s why they are called recovery meals.
The best recovery meals include protein shakes and raw fruits and vegetables that are alkaline in nature.

  5. Stay Focused
If you are working out your abdominal muscle thinking about yesterday’s baseball match, you won’t get the right result. Focus is one of the most important aspects of muscle development. When you’re training your abdominal muscle, think about the expansion and contraction of your muscle area. This will not only help you get the best results but also avoid injuries. Focus and motivation are as important as diet and exercise.
Try keeping short-term goals (daily and weekly) to improve your focus and efficiency. Set realistic goals and stick to them at any cost. This is one of the most essential qualities for becoming a successful fitness professional.
6. Go for outdoor exercises
Outdoor exercises are mandatory for every athlete (includes amateurs and professionals). A research conducted by the scientists at National Institutes of Health revealed that exercises like running and cycling help burn more calories when performed outdoors than indoors. In the study, a group of men who did outdoor exercises burned 300 calories as opposed to people who reduced 270 calories by exercising indoors on treadmill and cycling machine.
7. Diet
Whether you’re into weight loss or professional bodybuilding, your workouts are 50% and the balance 50% is your diet. No matter where you work out (indoor, outdoor or gym), what you eat is as important as what you do with your workouts. In order to get the best out of your workouts, see to that you include lots of proteins, vitamins, and minerals and little to no fat.
As much as possible substitute any commercial supplement with natural food that are rich in nutrients. You can consume a lot of raw vegetables and fruits in addition to milk and nuts. This will help ensure that you stay fit and healthy for long. Cheers!     

Making lifestyle changes that last

You’re once again feeling motivated to eat better, exercise more, drink less caffeine or make any number of the positive lifestyle changes you've been telling yourself you want to make. You've tried before — probably declaring another attempt as a New Year’s resolution — but without feeling much success. Making a lifestyle change is challenging, especially when you want to transform many things at once. This time, think of it not as a resolution but as an evolution.
Lifestyle changes are a process that take time and require support. Once you’re ready to make a change, the difficult part is committing and following through. So do your research and make a plan that will prepare you for success. Careful planning means setting small goals and taking things one step at a time.
Here are five tips from the American Psychological Association to help you make lasting, positive lifestyle and behavior changes:
Make a plan that will stick. Your plan is a map that will guide you on this journey of change. You can even think of it as an adventure. When making your plan, be specific. Want to exercise more? Detail the time of day when you can take walks and how long you’ll walk. Write everything down, and ask yourself if you’re confident that these activities and goals are realistic for you. If not, start with smaller steps. Post your plan where you’ll most often see it as a reminder.
Start small. After you've identified realistic short-term and long-term goals, break down your goals into small, manageable steps that are specifically defined and can be measured. Is your long-term goal to lose 20 pounds within the next five months? A good weekly goal would be to lose one pound a week. If you would like to eat healthier, consider as a goal for the week replacing dessert with a healthier option, like fruit or yogurt. At the end of the week, you’ll feel successful knowing you met your goal.
Change one behavior at a time. Unhealthy behaviors develop over the course of time, so replacing unhealthy behaviors with healthy ones requires time. Many people run into problems when they try to change too much too fast. To improve your success, focus on one goal or change at a time. As new healthy behaviors become a habit, try to add another goal that works toward the overall change you’re striving for.
Involve a buddy. Whether it be a friend, co-worker or family member, someone else on your journey will keep you motivated and accountable. Perhaps it can be someone who will go to the gym with you or someone who is also trying to stop smoking. Talk about what you are doing. Consider joining a support group. Having someone with whom to share your struggles and successes makes the work easier and the mission less intimidating.
Ask for support. Accepting help from those who care about you and will listen strengthens your resilience and commitment. If you feel overwhelmed or unable to meet your goals on your own, consider seeking help from a psychologist. Psychologists are uniquely trained to understand the connection between the mind and body, as well as the factors that promote behavior change. Asking for help doesn't mean a lifetime of therapy; even just a few sessions can help you examine and set attainable goals or address the emotional issues that may be getting in your way.
Making the changes that you want takes time and commitment, but you can do it. Just remember that no one is perfect. You will have occasional lapses. Be kind to yourself. When you eat a brownie or skip the gym, don’t give up. Minor missteps on the road to your goals are normal and okay. Resolve to recover and get back on track.

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