All stories by Shameem Akthar
Yoga immune boosters in the time of Covid-19Rediff.com18 Mar 2020
Shameem Akthar digs into her sadhana kit for an immunity-boosting sequence.
Fight the FAT battle! Here's howRediff.com15 Jul 2019
Yoga acharya Shameem Akthar takes at a look at what you can do to avoid the pitfall of obesity.
Bring back the love!Rediff.com29 Jun 2017
Hate is far easier to package. And that is perhaps why politicians do not see the We Care feeling as a currency worth cultivating. It is high time we showed them the currency of this transaction too exists. And that we make this We Care currency precious enough to hoard and bank upon, says Shameem Akthar.
Quiz: Is kajal good for your eyes?Rediff.com26 Jul 2016
Do you know why men in Rajathan apply kajal in their eyes? Is it a fashion statement or some scientific reason behind it?
Health quiz: Are earbuds good for you?Rediff.com8 Jun 2016
Some of the simple things you are doing every day may not necessarily be good for your health.
Are your everyday habits harming your health?Rediff.com20 May 2016
Take this quiz to find out.
Watch your mind, control stressRediff.com14 Apr 2016
Shameem Akthar, yogacharya trained with the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, gives you a lowdown on how to do this tricky meditation, and provides more evidence to lure you towards this practice.
Quiz: Are you eating these brain boosting foods?Rediff.com28 Jan 2016
Your brain needs as much food as your muscles.
Quiz: Are you making these posture mistakes?Rediff.com15 Jan 2016
A good posture boosts our self-confidence and self-esteem, says yogacharya Shameem Akthar.
Quiz: How much sun is good for your health?Rediff.com14 Jan 2016
Did you know that sunlight has important effects on your body?
5 ways to be healthier and happier this yearRediff.com5 Jan 2016
Yogacharya Shameem Akthar tells you how to start 2016 on a healthy note.
Quiz: How healthy are your nails?Rediff.com19 Oct 2015
Did you know that the colour of your nails is actually a sign of an impending health issue?
Are you eating right?Rediff.com18 Jun 2015
Take this quiz and find out!
The harmful effects of monosodium glutamateRediff.com8 Jun 2015
Recently, many states in India banned Maggi because of high levels of lead and monosodium glutamate found in some samples. But do you know how MSG affects your health?
Health Quiz: Are you eating pretty?Rediff.com13 Apr 2015
Here's a fun way to find out how healthy is your skin
Ignore that pain in the neck at your own risk!Rediff.com30 Jan 2015
Did you know that lower back problem could lead to kidney ailment? Or that leg pain and swelling feet could lead to heart problem? Or that hand pain and neck distress is related to your spine? Shameem Akthar finds out more about such tell-tale symptoms.
This year don't runRediff.com2 Jan 2015
If you, like several others, have been bitten by the marathon bug, we strongly recommend you read this!
5 foods that calm anxietyRediff.com12 Nov 2014
Want to fight anxiety without popping those pills and tranquilisers? Shameem Akthar, yogacharya trained with the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, offers five humble food items that be more efficacious than tranquiliser pills.
5 emotions that will ruin your healthRediff.com6 Nov 2014
Shameem Akthar, yogacharya trained with the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, maps out our emotions that are just downright unhealthy.
5 great foods for counting sheepRediff.com24 Sep 2014
Struggling with sleep? Shameem Akthar, yogacharya trained with International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, lists out five foods that can disturb your sleep severely.