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Virat Kohli only cricketer in Forbes’ 2020 list of world’s highest paid athletes.

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Indian skipper Virat Kohli, ranked at number 66 with estimated earnings of $26 million, is the only cricketer to feature in Forbes’ list of the Top 100 highest paid athletes in the world for the year 2020. Federer topping the charts sees him become the first Tennis player to hold top spot.

On Friday, American business magazine Forbes released their annual list of the Top 100 richest athletes in the world, commonly known as Forbes’ 100, and Indian Cricket Team skipper Virat Kohli turned out to be the only cricketer in the list, with his earnings for the calendar year 2020 estimated to be a total of $26 million, endorsements included. According to the magazine, Kohli earned a whopping $24 million from his endorsements, while just $2 million of the total estimate came from his salary and winnings.

Meanwhile, the list, which featured a plethora of giants in the sports industry, saw a Tennis player take top spot for the first time in history, with the Swiss maestro, Roger Federer estimated to have earned a staggering $106.3 million in total, with endorsements accounting for $100 million of the total. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, with earnings of $105 million and $104 million, occupied the second and third sport respectively, while Neymar, Lebron James, Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Tigers Woods, Kirk Cousins and Carson Wentz completed the Top 10.

“The corona virus pandemic triggered salary cuts for soccer stars Messi and Ronaldo, clearing the way for a tennis player to rank as the world’s highest-paid athlete for the first time,” said Kurt Badenhausen, Senior Editor, Forbes, reported the magazine’s official website.

“Roger Federer is the perfect pitchman for companies, resulting in an unparalleled endorsement portfolio of blue-chip brands worth $100 million a year for the tennis great.”

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal occupied the 23rd and 27th spot respectively, while Naomi Osaka, at 29th spot, with estimated earnings of $37.4 million, stood tall as the highest paid female athlete in the world. Osaka surpassed Serena Williams, who previously held the title as the world’s highest-earning female athlete. In fact, Osaka (#29) and Serena (#33) are the only two female athletes to feature in this year’s Top 100 list released by Forbes.

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Navratri 2020: Benefits of Fasting You Must Know

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Navratri is considered as one of the most auspicious time for Hindus. Devotees offer prayer to Goddess Durga and observe fast during this time.

Fasting has always seemed like too much hard work to a lot of us. And we make it sound even harder when we assume that fasting is basically starvation. Who would want to put themselves through hours of grueling, self-imposed starvation?

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But actually, fasting isn’t quite the same as starvation. Sure, you go a few hours without eating. But you don’t go whole days without eating.

Fasting, if done during navratri  for all nine days can detoxify body, provided that good amount of fruits, vegetables, milk products and unsweetened beverages are included. It can also improve cardiovascular function, blood composition, and blood pressure, say experts.

Benefits of Fasting : Here are few of the benefits of fasting.

Helps in Weight loss

Fasting can be a safe way to lose weight as many studies have shown that intermittent fasting – fasting that is controlled within a set number of hours–allows the body to burn through fat cells more effectively than just regular dieting.

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Improves Insulin Sensitivity

Fasting has shown to have a positive effect on insulin sensitivity, allowing you to tolerate carbohydrates (sugar) better than if you didn’t fast. A study showed that after periods of fasting, insulin becomes more effective in telling cells to take up glucose from blood.

Speeding up the Metabolism

Intermittent fasts can regulate your digestion and promote healthy bowel function, thus improving your metabolic function.

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Improves your eating patterns 

Fasting can be a helpful practice for those who suffer with binge eating disorders, intermittent fasting going all afternoon without a meal is okay and it can allow you to eat at a set time that fits your lifestyle.

Improves your immune system 

Intermittent fasting improves the immune system because it reduces free radical damage, regulates inflammatory conditions in the body and starves off cancer cell formation.

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Brings self-discipline

Another benefit of fasting is that it brings self-discipline and keep us away from eating unnecessary food.

Thus these are few of the benefits of fasting.

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