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Why is it recommended and essential to stretch before starting your workout?



Sagar Tewatia – Mumbai Uncensored, 22th April 2022

You must have heard this term from fitness coaches “stretching is mandatory before starting a workout session,” but do you know why?

This article will help you understand the benefits of Stretching.

Stretching plays a vital role in the exercise routine; we mention below the reasons for Stretching.

Reasons for stretching

1. Stretching reduces your risk of injury.

We all know this rule the more flexible we are, the less likely we will get injured from a slightly excessive movement. By increasing the range of motion in a joint through Stretching, we can decrease the resistance of our muscles during workouts.

2. Stretching helps in expanding the range of motion.

Stretching helps improve your range of motion which may also slow the reversion of the joints.

3. Enhances Posture

Stretching the muscles of the lower back, shoulders, and chest will help keep your back in better alignment and enhance your Posture.

4. Improves general functional performance

Stretching makes us more flexible, and a flexible joint requires less energy to move through a more expansive range of motion; it can enhance our overall performance by making our movement more efficient.

5. Stretching helps reduce or manage stress.

If you stretch correctly, your muscles carry less tension and can help you feel less stressed.

6. Stretching lessens muscular tension.  

Stretching allows our muscles to relax. However, habitually tense muscles tend to cut off their circulation resulting in a lack of oxygen and essential nutrients getting to the muscles.

7. Prepares the body for the stress of exercise

Stretching before training allows the muscles to loosen up and become resistant to the effect they are about to experience, reducing the chance of injury.

8. Promotes blood circulation

Stretching boosts blood supply to the muscles and joints, allowing for more excellent nutrient transportation and improving blood circulation through the whole body.

9. Stretching decreases the risk of lower back pain.

Flexibility in the hamstrings, hip flexors, and muscles connected to the pelvis relieves stress on the lumbar spine, reducing the risk of lower back pain.

When can we avoid Stretching?

  • If you’ve experienced a recent bone fracture, sprain, or strain
  • If you are suffering from any limited range-of-motion issues
  • If you are suffering from any joint or bone condition or inflammation


If you don’t have any medical condition, then doing Stretching before a workout can help you in many ways; always stretch before starting your workout session.


H.R College students reach out to cancer patients, help them with medicinal, financial and emotional support



22nd November 2022, Mumbai Uncensored:

The Student United Way chapter in HR College collaborated with V Care Foundation, an NGO with the objective to provide free medical, financial and emotional support to cancer warriors and their family members under the guidance of V Care Foundation’s professional patronage. The students got the opportunity to interact and assist the cancer patients in their fight against the disease. The financial help given to them was utilised to fund their daily medicinal and basic hygienic needs.

Student United Way of H.R. College (SUW) is a student body extension of United Way (Mumbai); an International NGO that focuses on social welfare, especially in the fields of education, health, and environment. Students from the college volunteer for the various events the NGO conducts around the city. SUW conducts several general body meetings throughout the year to prepare for the calendar of events and chalks out a concrete plan to implement the projects in the pipeline.

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Marburg Virus kills two people, the first cases confirmed in Ghana.



Khushi Thapa, Mumbai Uncensored, 21st July 2022:

Ghana officially confirmed two cases of the Marburg virus, a highly contagious disease comparable to Ebola, on Sunday, after two patients who subsequently died tested positive for the virus earlier this month.

On July 10, tests carried out in Ghana revealed positive results; however, the World Health Organization stated that the cases had to be confirmed by a laboratory in Senegal.

Ghana Health Service (GHS) released a statement saying that additional testing at the Institute Pasteur in Dakar, Senegal, “has validated the results.”

Despite the fact that none of the contacts has yet shown any symptoms, GHS is taking steps to lessen the chance of the virus spreading, including isolating all of them.

The Marburg virus has just recently spread to West Africa twice. Guinea reported the region’s first incidence of the virus last year, but no other cases have been found.\

“(Ghanaian) health authorities have responded swiftly, getting a head start preparing for a possible outbreak. This is good because, without immediate and decisive action, Marburg can easily get out of hand,” said Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa.

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Wimbledon 2022 Women Singles Final Highlights: Elena Rybakina defeats Ons Jabeur 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, clinches Maiden Wimbledon Title



Shobit Chandola, Mumbai Uncensored, 16th July 202:

On 9th July, 2022 the Wimbledon got its winner in the Women’s Singles with none other than Russian born Kazak, Elena Rybakina who defeated the Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur with 3-6, 6-2, 6-2. Wimbledon this year, for the first time in a while, witnessed 2 finalists seeking their maiden title. What could be termed as unpredictability is that the fan’s favourite contenders were all eliminated before. While the Record 7 Wimbledon title winner Serena Williams was shocked by H. Tan in  the 1st Round, it was Paula Badosa underperforming in the Round of 16 and  the astonishing defeat of the Former Wimbledon Champion Simona Halep in the Semifinal.That too came from the end of Elena Rybakina who vanquished Simona in straight sets 6-3, 6-3.

As could be seen in the epic thriller, the first set was won by Ons Jabeur whose drop shots and forehand made Rybakina go for many unforced errors. But post conceding the 1st set, Rybakina changed the gear for all the trailing in 1st set and ensured enough aces and volley to make it 6-2 in the 2nd set for 1-1 tie. For the 3rd set, Elena led with 2-0 but got holded by Jabeur to make it 3-2 but outshined Jabeur with a 5-2, finally breaking the latter’s serve in the decider.

Not to forget the incredible journey of Ons Jabeur so far. It was the World No 2 Ons Jabeur who became the first Arab and african women to become the Wimbledon finalist but wasn’t at her best to defeat the 17th seed Elena Rybakina who switched her nationality to Kazakhstan in 2018 (owing to the lack of funding and infrastructure for her game) before representing Russia. Just like Elena who wrote the history as the first kazakh to be claimed as winner in the Wimbledon, it could have been the same to Ons too being the first Arab and African women.Though the losing cause made the Ons emotional, it was her grit, determination and the post match interview which reflected her strong character.

In the Post Match Interview, the Introvert Champion Elena had her say on the Wimbledon title. She stated “I was super nervous before the match, during the match and I’m happy it’s finished, to be honest. Really I have never felt something like this. I want to thank the crowd for the support, it was unbelievable these two weeks,” the 23-year-old said. But also I want to congratulate Ons for a great match and everything you have achieved. I think you are an inspiration for everybody. You have an amazing game. We don’t have someone like this on tour and it is a joy to play against you. I ran so much, I don’t think I need to do fitness anymore”. With this title, Elena became the youngest player to lift the Venus Rosewater Dish since 2011.

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