physical fitness

Make new rules for chess quota seats, court tells DU (Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday directed Delhi University to lay down fresh physical standard criteria for students who take admission under the sports quota for ... Read more...

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Focus is on maintaining my form: Mary Kom


July 21st, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) India's five-time world champion female boxer M.C. Mary Kom said that she is fully prepared to take on the best pugilists at the London Olympic Games, ... Read more...

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Athens and two modern Olympic Games


July 18th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, July 18 (IANS) The year was 1896. The Panathinaiko Stadium, in central Athens, reconstructed from the ruins of an ancient venue, is hosting the first ever modern Olympics, a ... Read more...

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Thick snow cover posing new risk to Amarnath pilgrims


June 22nd, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 22 (IANS) Thick snow cover at Kashmir's Amarnath cave shrine and on the route leading to it is posing multiple risks to pilgrims and has increased challenges ... Read more...

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Assam mountaineer set to scale Mount Everest


March 23rd, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 23 (IANS) A mountaineer from Assam will be trying to scale the highest peak in the world - Mount Everest.The mountaineer, Pranay Bordoloi, will join a 12-member international ... Read more...

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Karthikeyan hires Schumacher’s long-time physio Balbir Singh


March 21st, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Sepang (Malaysia), March 21 (IANS) Indian Formula One driver Narain Karthikeyan has hired physio and trainer Balbir Singh, famous for his association with seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher.Singh will help ... Read more...

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Joy neglected father’s fitness advice: Dilip Kumar


March 19th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Veteran actor Dilip Kumar is saddened that the late Joy Mukherjee neglected his health after the death of his father, Sashadhar Mukherjee, and became overweight."It saddened ... Read more...

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Fail fitness test, get pay cut: British cops told


March 16th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 16 (IANS) Policemen in the British capital face a massive cut in their salaries if a fitness test finds them to be fat.Security personnel would be asked to ... Read more...

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Bhutia geared up for swansong against Bayern Munich


January 8th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) Bhaichung Bhutia admits he is not fully fit to play 90 minutes but is mentally geared up to lead the national football team for ... Read more...

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Bhambri happy with performance


January 5th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 5 (IANS) Despite his crushing 1-6, 3-6 defeat to top seed and World No.9 Janko Tipsarevic in the Aircel Chennai Open here on Thursday, 19-year old Yuki Bhambri ... Read more...

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Dravid could be an inspiration for Ponting


December 17th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 17 (IANS) Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting, who is struggling with form, can look up to Rahul Dravid as a inspiration that Test batsmen can fire even ... Read more...

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MLS player conducts football camp


December 11th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Dec 11 (IANS) A group of children from a village in the outskirts of the capital city here have spent some quality time with Major League Soccer (MLS) player ... Read more...

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Indian Army team wins gold at World patrol meet


November 7th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) The Indian Army has emerged the best patrolling force in the world with a team from the Gorkha Rifles regiment winning an international competition also ... Read more...

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40 percent of elderly Chinese are obese


September 4th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 4 (IANS) Nearly 33 percent of Chinese adults between 20 and 59 years of age are overweight, while 40 percent of those between the ages of 60 and ... Read more...

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Lesbian soldier fights Nepal Army


July 1st, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 1 (IANS) After hitting the headlines worldwide last month for hosting a temple wedding for an American lesbian couple, Nepal's sexual minorities are now locked in a grim ... Read more...

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Esha Deol on her growing proximity to Deols


June 15th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) The Deols and Hema Malini's daughters are coming together. Hema's daughters, Esha and Ahana, are in fact very close to their stepbrothers Sunny and Bobby Deol.And ... Read more...

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Chinese village kids dream of Olympic weightlifting


April 19th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 19 (IANS) In an age when most teenagers in China spend their spare time playing football or ping-pong, a group of village school kids have chosen weightlifting as ... Read more...

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Delhi Govt. to launch health care benefits for school children


March 26th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 26 (ANI): The Delhi Government has decided to launch another flagship program to provide quality health care facilities to all school children from April.Under the new scheme, the ... Read more...

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Wii fit can actually keep you fit: Study


March 10th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): A new study has suggested that playing Wii Fit video games could provide adequate exercise to improve health and physical fitness.These Wii Fit games, Step and Hula, 'can ... Read more...

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US Army incorporates yoga in training


March 7th, 2011 - 10:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 7 (IANS) The US Army has introduced yoga for the first time in its physical fitness regimen.The changes in its "combat readiness test" are being made as part ... Read more...

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Spot-fixing scandal won’t distract Pak team’s World Cup campaign, says Waqar


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Hambantota (Sri Lanka), Feb 23(ANI): Pakistan coach Waqar Younis believes that the recent spot-fixing scandal will not have a detrimental effect on their World Cup campaign, which gets underway against Kenya today.Former ... Read more...

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Successful World Cup campaign would help revive Pak cricket: Waqar


February 21st, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Feb 21(ANI): Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has reiterated that a good performance from his players in the ongoing World Cup will help revive the state of cricket in their country."I have ... Read more...

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Leisure ‘as important as keeping cholesterol levels in check’


February 6th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): When was the last time you had time for yourself doing things you really enjoyed? This is something you probably may not even remember owing to the fast ... Read more...

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Dubai school children to get health lesson


January 23rd, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Jan 23 (IANS/WAM) School children in Dubai will be taught about healthy food habits and activities as part of an anti-obesity campaign.The programme "Your Health in Your Food and Activity" will ... Read more...

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Indo-US cops participate in Gujarat cycle rally to promote unity


January 9th, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, Jan 9 (ANI): Indian and American police officials took part in a cycle rally here on Sunday to promote unity amongst police officials.The Sardar Patel World Police Unity Tour, organised by ... Read more...

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NCC cadets from different backgrounds represent a ‘Mini India’: Vice President Ansari


January 6th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 6 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari on Thursday asking the National Cadet Corps (NCC) cadets to come forward and play a vital role in nation building, said the ... Read more...

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Ashton Kutcher’s fitness mania


December 25th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 25 (ANI): Ashton Kutcher seems almost obsessed with keeping fit.The actor's new motivation for staying in shape is to prepare for Armageddon."If the [bleep] hits the fan, you ... Read more...

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Kiwi tour: Alam says team focusing on physical fitness, fielding


December 14th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec.14 (ANI): Former double World Cup winning coach Intikhab Alam has said that the national cricket team's focus for the forthcoming tour of New Zealand will be on physical fitness and ... Read more...

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Pak team “must improve in fielding and fitness”: Intikhab


December 9th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Dec 9 (ANI): Fielding and physical fitness are the key areas that Pakistan cricket team needs to be improve upon, team manager Intikhab Alam has said."What we witnessed during the last ... Read more...

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60 South Asian students to take part in cultural fiesta


November 23rd, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 23 (IANS) About 60 students from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal will contest in the finals of the 'Horlicks Wizkids South Asia 2010, an inter-school literary and cultural festival, ... Read more...

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Shooter Rathore underscores importance of fitness at Delhi School Skating Championship


November 19th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 19 (ANI): The importance of maintaining physical fitness was underscored at the two-day Inter-School Roller Skating Championship 2010, which was held here under the aegis of the Netaji Subhash ... Read more...

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Chile miners to be given sunglasses to protect their retinas from ultraviolet rays


October 8th, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 8 (ANI): The 33 miners trapped underground in Chile have reportedly started a regime designed for fighter pilots to prepare them for their ascent to the surface, and would be ... Read more...

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Michelle Obama, Nick Jonas collaborate with Disney to promote healthy eating


October 1st, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct 1 (ANI): Michelle Obama and Nick Jonas have teamed up with Disney to promote healthy eating.The first lady is pairing with Jonas and other young Disney Channel stars to ... Read more...

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Children’s brain development linked to physical fitness


September 16th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 16 (ANI): Researchers have found an association between children's brain development and physical fitness.University of Illinois psychology professor and Beckman Institute director Art Kramer and his colleagues found differences in ... Read more...

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Michelle Obama shows off footie skills for health campaign


September 9th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 9 (ANI): Michelle Obama showed off her football skills in a school in Louisiana, highlighting her 'Let's Move' campaign against childhood obesity.She joined a host of American football stars and ... Read more...

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