For ages, the beer belly has been a cause of concern among men and many of them even vow of abstinence to keep the increasing waistline at bay, believing in various misconceptions.Little do they know that beer is not the only reason behind the beer belly."Complete teetotallers can also have a beer belly. It isn’t caused solely by consuming large quantities of beer regularly; though it is true that compared to other forms of alcohol, beer is the most calorific," said Amaresh Ojha, Founder and CEO of Gympik.Close A sedentary lifestyle and aging can contribute to increase in body fat. After 40, a sluggish metabolism combined with hormonal changes affect the rate of weight gain and where the body stores fat. related news Atkins diet for working professionals The Paleo diet - A beginner's guide "Sugar and refined carbohydrates, genes, stress, muscle loss, shift in weight distribution, etc, can increase fat deposits. Even gender has a role to play in it. Men are … [Read more...] about 5 workouts that can help men reduce beer belly
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Outside the US, India is the largest market for e-commerce giant Amazon. The global e-commerce powerhouse does not want to leave any stone unturned to make the most of this market. Earlier this week, the online market place operator said it will develop more content in different Indian local languages such as Tamil, Telugu and more for its over-the-top (OTT) video streaming platform Prime Video.On the face of it, Amazon is pushing its OTT Prime Videos with content that’s more relevant to non-English and non-Hindi speaking Indians. But there are very little profits to be made in the OTT space.The real target here seems to be reaching the bottom of the pyramid population hoping to convert them into consumers of Amazon’s core e-commerce business over a period.Close E-commerce has very limited presence in these markets and Amazon is trying every way to catch them. Besides pushing e-commerce, Amazon has bought Aditya Birla group’s More and is reportedly picking … [Read more...] about Opinion | Amazon’s bet on local language content is a hunt for fresh e-commerce customers
A small quiz to begin with.Which of these two indices do you think has done better over the last 15 years - the BSE Sensex or the BSE Small Cap index?Well, the answer is not as straightforward as it appears. The small cap index is made of smaller, fast growing companies. Hence, there’s a strong chance the small cap index would have done well.Close However, what is equally true is that the failure rate amongst small cap companies is also higher. More small cap companies fail than blue chips. related news India's electricity demand falls for fourth straight month: Government data Industry co-sharing the panacea to improve sustainability of India's supply chain Aadhaar mandatory for getting PM-Kisan benefits from December onwards: Centre And this cancels out the strong gains a few manage to achieve over the years. Therefore, it appears that the Sensex must have done better.Well, here's the answer in the form of their movement over the years.At first brush, it appears that … [Read more...] about Double Your Income series: Blue chips are passé, small caps will be the winners of 2020
In some ways, 2015 was the year of the gig economy, with the scale and diversity of the freelance workforce not just expanding, but attracting more mainstream notice as well. By our own recent estimates here at Upwork, some 54 million Americans are now freelancers. advertisement advertisement Still, that’s just the most noticeable trend among several that will reshape the nature of work in the next five years. In fact, shifts in technology, connectivity, and the expectations of both employers and employees are on track to bring about bigger changes than the freelance economy can on its own. Here are four. 1. The Rise Of Second-Tier Cities The 20th century saw big, cosmopolitan cities boom. The best jobs and top talent were concentrated in a few “first-tier” urban centers like San Francisco, New York, London, Tokyo, Los Angeles, and Paris. If you wanted a job, you had to move to one of those places. That’s already changing. The major urban hubs have … [Read more...] about The Four Trends That Will Change The Way We Work By 2021
Though we’ve never had more ways to connect, many studies suggest that people are getting lonelier, and that sense of loneliness is killing us. advertisement advertisement “Loneliness has a much more complicated effect on mortality, but its effects are just as strong or only slightly less strong than obesity and smoking,” says Dr. Dhruv Khullar, a resident physician at Massachusetts General Hospital who has written about the impact that social isolation and loneliness has on his patients. While there are many causes, ranging from the technology that’s replaced face-to-face communication to the deterioration of traditional community pillars, such as declining attendance at religious institutions and community centers, one major perpetrator might be the modern workplace. “As people grow more isolated in their work, which comprises more than half of most people’s day, that is in many cases a missed opportunity to interact,” says Khullar. … [Read more...] about Could Working Remotely Be As Bad For Your Health As Smoking?