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Three benefits of practicing Acroyoga

March 9th, 2016

Two strong young women demonstrating an acrobatic yoga pose in a yoga studio This particular discipline of yoga combines traditional yoga poses and flows with basic acrobatic skills to enhance strength and core training. Among the many variations of yoga available today, acroyoga stands out from the rest because it’s a focused and fun way […]

What to eat after working out

March 4th, 2016

No matter how long your workout is, eating a proper meal afterward is important. Many say that the body is a temple, yet not too many treat it as such. The key to optimizing each and every workout is to eat a proper meal to help the body recover from strenuous exercise. Make sure the […]

How to shorten your exercise routine

March 3rd, 2016

There’s a lot of time wasted at the gym. When you arrive there after a long day at the office, it’s easy to lollygag as you mentally unwind from the workday. But we all know that fitness isn’t the only important matter you need to attend to. Family, friends, and cooking nutritious meals all take […]

5 ways to cook with almonds

February 23rd, 2016

Considered one of nature’s most nutritionally-packed nuts and an original superfood, almonds are filling and can actually help with weight-loss. A recent Penn State study revealed that swapping a carbohydrate-based snack with an ounce and a half of almonds helps lower “bad” LDL cholesterol, which also reduces both abdominal and leg fat. Another plus is […]

How yoga can benefit Alzheimer’s

February 22nd, 2016

Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) is a key protein that helps diminish neural degradation. People with Alzheimer’s, however, are found to have significantly lower NGF levels causing them to be more vulnerable to the disease. Breakthrough research has revealed that NGF levels can be increased by introducing yoga into your fitness routines. Here are two easy […]

Electrolytes: necessity or accessory?

February 18th, 2016

Electrolytes are in the colorful, tasty sport drinks that help you through your workout. They also remind you of how athletes would treat themselves after crossing the finish line. But how big of a part do they play in unleashing the workout beast? Before marching towards the vending machine, here are a few things you […]

8 common blunders made at the gym

February 17th, 2016

If it isn’t the odd smell in the changing room or the utterly tantalizing proposition of happy hour, then it might be the thought of inevitable post-workout aches and pains that deters one from visiting the gym. Many chalk it up to overdoing it while others see this as sign of growing muscle mass; yet […]

How to consume more water, even if you hate it

February 16th, 2016

Our bodies are made up of roughly 60% water. Consumption of it is not only essential to being alive, but it can also have a dramatic effect on our moods and feelings. In fact, many types of pain are caused by dehydration. Headaches, back or joint aches, constipation and even bad breath can be caused […]

Why newbies shouldn’t give up on yoga

February 15th, 2016

Your first yoga class can be intimidating. You’re in a room full of strangers, some wearing very little clothing, all stretching and contorting their bodies. As you see some of the more experienced students shifting into poses straight out of the cirque du soleil, you may feel a mixture of shock, amazement and embarrassment. How […]

Exercises for menopausal women

February 11th, 2016

Hot flashes, anxiety, depression. These are some of the symptoms of menopause. When you’re experiencing them on a daily basis, it can feel totally overwhelming, and many women find it difficult to cope. So what can you do? While it may sound surprising, exercise can really help. In fact, most experts recommend daily exercise as […]