in India : The history of sports in India dates back to the Vedic era.
Physical culture in ancient India was fed by a powerful fuel--religious
were some well-defined values like the mantra in the Atharva-Veda,
saying," Duty is in my right hand and the fruits of victory in my left".
In terms of an ideal, these words hold the same sentiments as the
traditional Olympic oath: ".......For the Honour of my Country and the
Glory of Sport."
Badminton probably originated in India as a grownup's version of a very
old children's game known in England as battledore and shuttlecock, the
battledore being a paddle and the shuttlecock a small feathered cork,
now usually balled a "bird."
You should practice sport as much as possible.
Why practice sport?
• Physical activity is necessary to your health (except
medical indication). It is complementary to your food
plan for a good slimming to ensure stabilization of your
• You will better burn what you eat.
Regular physical activity supports a better cardiac and
Thus it increases the oxidation of fats and sugar
circulating in your blood after digesting a meal.
• You will keep your muscle.
Physical activity partially opposes itself to the
melting of the muscular mass related to the slimming
• You can develop your muscular mass.
A sport that is practised regularly and in a somewhat
intensive way will increase the number of your muscular
cells. Therefore, you will be able to remodel your
silhouette with less fat and better muscle tone.
• You will increase your energy consumption.
It is primarily your muscles that burn energy,
approximately 75 % of the energy that you use come from
Thus, the more muscular you become, the more you will
burn energy and the quicker you will lose weight. In
addition, you will be able to eat more or to allow
yourself to eat richer dishes.
• You will feel better in your body.
Physical activity eliminates stress and gives a feeling
of well being and balance that is important for your
Which sport to choose?
Choose the sport which you like (or that you would
prefer), so as to be able to practise it with pleasure
• Sports of endurance (extended duration): dynamic
walking, jogging, hiking, swimming, cycling,
cross-country skiing, ball games..., force your organism
to draw from its reserves of fat.
• Athletic sports (intense but of short duration) team
sports: gymnastics, racing, Alpine skiing, football,
Rugby, basket ball...
They force your organism to burn its glucides (sugars)
and contribute to the remodeling of your silhouette.
• The ideal would be to combine 2 types of sport: a
sport of endurance and an athletic sport.
Example: jogging + gymnastic.
Think of the simple and daily gestures like:
Prefer walking to taking your car...
How much time?
Do not forget that regularity is what counts the most.
• The minimum required is:
20 minutes of a sport, at a rate of 3 times per week
(evenly spaced in the week).
Or 1 straight hour of walking every day.
• If possible, practise a sport in a constant way for
1/2 hour each day.
Examples: jogging, cycling, bike exercises.
• The ideal would be to practise a prolonged physical
activity of low intensity for 1 hour every day.
Examples: fast walking, swimming.
With less than 20 minutes of physical activity, the body
burns mostly the reserves of sugar to undertake muscular
efforts. Beyond 20 minutes, the body will draw from fats
which " will melt ".
Sporting activities will increase your muscular mass,
because the burning of energy is not very significant.
Generally it does not justify eating more (except
particular regulation, adapted to each one).
For example, you burn 60 to 150 calories for 1 hour of
walking on a flat ground (what corresponds to the energy
of 1 fruit or 1 glass of soda).
Adapt your menus according to practicing a sport.
Before the effort:
The last meal must be taken, if possible, at least 3
hours before your physical activity, in order to avoid
any digestive discomfort.
It must be easy to digest and sufficiently rich in slow
sugars or starch.
• For example, choose in your food plan, according to
your prescription: the starchy foods (potatoes, pastes,
rice...), bread, cereals.
• Think of drinking water or lemon water (or another
• Avoid food heavy to digest (possibly prescribed):
fatty meats and fatty fish, dishes with dressing, cooked
pork, dry vegetables, cabbages...
During the effort:
• Think of drinking water in order to avoid dehydration.
• For more intensive efforts and those last more than
one hour, a small glucidic collation can be prescribed.
After the effort:
You must eliminate toxins and reconstitute your reserves
of energy (in the form of glycogen in your muscles and
The meal will be light in order to eliminate toxins from
• For example, choose in your food plan starchy foods
(potatoes, pasta, rice...) or the prescribed bread.
• Think of drinking water, but also broths or soups of
vegetables (rich in minerals).
• Choose preferably: eggs, non-fatly fish, dairy
• You should favour cooking without fat.