Displaying items by tag: Fit Body

Vital Steps Vital Steps
The Path to Vascular Fitness

It is well-known that exercise combats cardiovascular disease by balancing blood pressure and managing blood sugar, but aerobic exercise, not resistance training, takes the prize for keeping the body’s thousands of miles of blood vessels more supple. A 2017 study...

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When Workouts Don’t Work When Workouts Don’t Work
Why Less Is Sometimes More

Exercise is a proven component in losing weight and preventing cardiovascular disease and diabetes, but not all exercise regimens yield the same results for everyone, especially when...

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INHALING THE JOY OF LIFE INHALING THE JOY OF LIFE
Conscious Breathwork

Our first breath is instinctual and belly-deep, but as we grow into life, everyday stress and trauma can bring us into the shallows. Mindful breathing can help guide our breath back to its original, healthy rhythm. Both the brain and organs...

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Click and Sweat Click and Sweat
Virtual Workouts Change the Game

Welcome to the digital age, where budding gym rats, former couch potatoes and schedule-challenged fitness freaks are finding new ways to get in shape. These days, virtually anyone with...

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ANIMAL ASANAS ANIMAL ASANAS
Goats on the Yoga Mat

When 50 to 60 strangers gather in a barn for their first goat yoga experience, it’s a bit awkward and there’s not much interaction—until the goats come in...

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The Power of Yoga The Power of Yoga
Tapping Into the Life Force

Longevity is something most of us strive for, and increasingly, research shows that implementing a consistent yoga practice can be a fruitful investment toward that goal. Yoga is an eight-branch...

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FOREST BATHING FOREST BATHING
Mother Nature’s Rx for Body and Mind

In 1982, the Japanese government coined the term Shinrin-yoku (“taking in the forest atmosphere” or “forest bathing”) to inspire people to visit and appreciate national parks. Today, that walk in the woods has become a medically recommended...

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Take a Cerebral Spin Take a Cerebral Spin
Cycling for a Healthier Brain

Hopping on a bicycle on a beautiful day or taking a spin class at the gym offers proven cardiovascular benefits like lowering cholesterol and blood pressure. Now, growing research shows that it also...

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Your Hidden Psoas MuscleYOUR HIDDEN PSOAS MUSCLE
Its Link to Back Pain, Spasms, Tension and Other Related Health Problems

In recent years, the psoas (pronounced “SO-as”) muscle has gotten much attention for its mystery in the body. In fact, on my YouTube Channel, the videos I created on the Psoas (Parts 1 and 2), are always...

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WHEN EMOTIONS ARE PHYSICAL WHEN EMOTIONS ARE PHYSICAL
Bodywork for Trauma and Grief

Massage is often associated with spa-like pampering, yet it is also an effective therapy for reducing physical and emotional pain. Bodywork can lower blood pressure and reduce stress hormones, which in turn helps to...

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