Yoga, which comes from the Sanskrit yuj word meaning "union," originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. There are many forms of yoga, but in general, yoga focuses on breathing techniques (pranayama), postures (asanas), flexibility, and... Read more
If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then posture is a lens to our health. Sit and stand with proper posture and you will physically look 10 years younger—and 10 pounds lighter. Psychologically, good posture conveys confidence, poise and le... Read more
Stretching is an important component of any fitness routine. Although it can be tempting to finish a run and skip the stretches, you know better. Stretching has many benefits, including increased range of motion and improved muscular coordination. Re... Read more
When I first started running, I felt sore and tight, despite stretching thoroughly afterwards. I started thinking that running wasn't meshing well with my yoga practice. Yoga helped me loosen my muscles, but running only seemed to tighten them. A... Read more
Exercise beginners usually try to make up for lost time by going all out their first week. The result? Injury or intense soreness. Pain does not necessarily mean gain.
Many injuries occur at joints, where bones meet and provide motion. An enormo... Read more
Funny, I hate exercise, but that's because I DETEST sweating. I know, sounds weird, so I use the pool. I have found that even when I don't feel like going to the pool, I just automatically put on my suit and go... no 2nd thots! Amazing!!! #fitness... Read more
Ever since I started exercising daily, I have been sleeping better, although I still have a tendency to stay up waaaayyy to late. That part is going to be starting new habits. Just got to go to bed earlier... #sleepbetter... Read more
Today was much better. I inputted all of my exercise which was moving boxes from storage to the truck and then from the truck to the apartment. It helps that I live on the second floor because it added to the exercise and a trip to the pool with kids... Read more
Exercise is more than just a good health habit; itís also a specific and effective treatment for many knee and hip problems. Strength in the muscles around a damaged knee or hip can help support that joint by taking over some of its responsibilities.... Read more
Whenever you are standing, think about the long chain of muscles in the back of your body supporting your spine - calves, hamstrings, gluteals, back, neck - and imagine them as long and strong. Continue that extension through the crown of your head.... Read more
Tight hamstrings are a common complaint not only amongst runners, cyclists and rowers, but for those who tend to sit most of the day, whether at a desk at work or school, spend a lot of time on the couch watching TV, sitting at the computer, even for... Read more
Fitness experts recommend a triad of exercises we should incorporate into our lifestyle in order to achieve optimum fitness. These exercises include cardio-respiratory activities, flexibility exercises and resistance training.
Cardio-respiratory a... Read more
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