The word "meditation" is likely to conjure up a mental image of a cross-legged person sitting still in a quiet, peaceful room. While this is the method of choice for many who meditate, others choose a more active route to mindfulness. It... Read more
If you live with chronic pain, whether from pounding headaches, an autoimmune disorder or an old injury gone awry, you know how difficult it can be to get to sleep. And when you can’t rest, pain increases, making it harder and harder to break t... Read more
There are a myriad of factors that affect heart health. From regular exercise to smoking cessation to eating a nutritious diet, there are a number of things you can do to strengthen your heart. But did you know that the mind-body connection can also... Read more
What is the single, most common problem that most dieters face when trying to lose weight? Will power? Nah. Temptation? Sometimes. Emotional eating? Bingo! That’s why it takes so much more than good intentions and information about nutrition an... Read more
When people begin a fitness program, they understandably have lots of questions, from how to perform certain moves to which exercises are most effective. One question that everyone seems to ask is how to breathe properly when working out.
I know... Read more
I noticed that every time I do a squat my knees pop. Also, when I use my hand weights my shoulder and elbow joints pop. What does that mean? I've been exercising for awhile now and I still notice this. Any suggestions?... Read more
I'm binging in the evenings in fear of insomnia if I go to sleep hungry. My solution is to eat a light salad with no dressing at night before I fall asleep. That way I can curb the evening munchies.
To get motivated for exercise, I think I'l... Read more
In my bed room I have a bench press with about 150 pounds of weights, 2 curling bars, Total Gym, DP 2500 workout station that takes up very little room,70 different exercises, and 2 15 pound hand weights.
In my living room I got rid of the furnitur... Read more
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I am having knee surgery this week and will be laid up for a month. During that time I will be doing some Physical Therapy exercises. I have been very active with walking, yoga, pilates, and strength training. For one mo... Read more
Yoga Deep breathing is a great way to cut the stress. Practicing breathing in Yoga, and during exercise engraves proper breathing on our beings. Then, when we are faced with stressful situations, we can easily fall into proper breathing to help us de... Read more
Tai Chi has become an increasingly popular form of exercise for all age groups, but current research has shown how it can be especially beneficial for older individuals. This graceful sequence of gentle, flowing movement combines physical... Read more
These smart, healthy strategies will put a little more pep in your step. 1. Get centered. A two- to three-minute mini-mindfulness meditation -- simply focusing on your breathing as you inhale and exhale, keeping thoughts to a minimum -- can re... Read more
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