Fit Body

Integating mind-bod fitness into a healthy lifestyle

Articles from our Fit Body department.
  • Straighten Up and Feel Right, Image: N F/peopleimages.com/AdobeStock.comStraighten Up and Feel Right  
    Tips for Good Posture and a Healthy Spine  

    Standing up straight is not just something our parents remind us to do, it also happens to be good for our health. Posture describes the position of the body in space, but the realities of how we stand and move in day-to-day life are...

    Read 35 times Read more...
  • Skin Fitness, Image: blackday/AdobeStock.comSkin Fitness  
    Daily Routines for a Radiant Appearance  

    While many of us work out to tone our muscles, we may be neglecting the largest organ in the body: our skin. Every day, it is exposed to a variety of irritants, including ultraviolet rays, air pollution, extreme weather and highly processed...

    Read 210 times Read more...
  • Muscular Maintenance 101, Image: Ground Picture/AdobeStock.comMuscular Maintenance 101  
    How to Repair Muscles After Exercise   

    In any fitness regimen, rest and muscle recovery are just as important as strength training or cardio workouts. Allowing our body to heal micro-tears and inflammation after strenuous exercise readies...

    Read 212 times Read more...
  • Popular Modalities for Exercise Recovery and Repair, Image: Popular Modalities for Exercise Recovery and Repair  

    In any fitness regimen, rest and muscle recovery are just as important as strength training or cardio workouts. There are multiple well-known ways to repair...

    Read 158 times Read more...
  • Work Harder and Smarter, Image: bunyaritAdobeStock.comWork Harder and Smarter  
    Benefits of High-Intensity Interval Training  

    High-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts may sound like a trendy buzzword reserved only for experienced athletes, but this versatile, short-form exercise is safe and effective for just about everybody, including beginners, as long as it is...

    Read 457 times Read more...
  • Move More to Build a Better Body, Image: Move More to Build a Better Body  
    Oversitting Hurts Health Over Time  

    All the sitting and inactivity of driving, binge-watching TV series, working desk jobs with virtual meetings and using drive-thru services can contribute to...

    Read 623 times Read more...
  • Fitness Delivered, Image: fotofrol/Shutterstock.comFitness Delivered  
    Benefits of an In-Home Personal Trainer  

    It’s a new year—the perfect opportunity to set positive intentions for a fresh start. One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to be healthier, but according to research, only...

    Read 543 times Read more...
  • Pickleball is Booming, Image: Ron Alvey/AdobeStock.comPickleball is Booming  
    Get into a Pickle for Holiday Fitness  

    Forget the gherkins and dills this holiday season; there’s another pickle in town. This one offers a great way to get in shape, increase happiness and bond with family and friends. It’s pickleball: a simple-to-learn sport that...

    Read 920 times Read more...
  • Skiing for Fitness and Pure Fun, Image: vitaliy_melnik/AdobeStock.comSkiing for Fitness and Pure Fun  
    Tips for Enjoying Alpine and Nordic Styles  

    Whether it’s the thrill of alpine skiing down the side of a high mountain with breathtaking views or the serene pleasure of Nordic cross-country skiing in a nearby park, strapping on skis and swooping off burns lots of calories, makes winter more...

    Read 775 times Read more...
  • The Joy of Movement, Image: New Africa/AdobeStock.comThe Joy of Movement  
    Dancing Boosts Our Health and Happiness  

    Whether it’s salsa, hip-hop, belly dance or ballet, finding our groove has proven to ease depression, support the cardiovascular system and improve overall joint function. By all accounts, dancing gives us a...

    Read 933 times Read more...
  • Aging GracefullyAging Gracefully  
    How a Yoga Practice Keeps Us Young  

    In 1967, Tao Porchon-Lynch left a successful Hollywood career as a model and actress to become a full-time yogi in her 50s. At age 87, she added ballroom dancing to her list of passions and at 93, she...

    Read 1169 times Read more...
  • Take a Silent Hike, Image: Brocreative/AdobeStock.comTake a Silent Hike  
    Tips for Walking Mindfully in Nature   

    Silent hikes offer an opportunity to be immersed in nature and quiet the internal chatter that too often consumes our daily routine. Wesley Trimble, communications and creative director of the American Hiking Society, has observed a...

    Read 1040 times Read more...

Information/Disclaimer

We do not necessarily endorse the views expressed in the articles and advertisements contained on this website, nor are we responsible for the products and services advertised.

The information contained herein is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or medical condition. Always seek the advice of your medical professional.

Recent Featured Articles

  • Converting Food to Energy   Learning How Metabolism Works    Metabolism is the process by which…
    Read more...
  • Dr. Mark Hyman   on Living Healthy to 100 and Beyond   Mark Hyman is a practicing…
    Read more...

Contact Information

Michigan Healthy Living
& Sustainability, Inc.
d.b.a. Natural Awakenings of East Michigan
PO Box 283, Oxford, MI 48371

Telephone: 248-628-0125
Contact us by eMail