Much dispute exists regarding breathing patterns during exercise. It is held by some that inhaling on the descent and exhaling on the ascent is a respectable way to lower the peak blood pressure during the repetition and thus reduce the possibility of cerebrovascular accidents occurring during exercise. Such counsel exposes a misunderstanding of the mechanisms ...READ MORE
Sitting, standing and walking with proper posture not only makes you look thinner, but it also improves your health as well. You suffer from fewer back pains, headaches, and other related issues; plus, an aligned spine allows your brain to accurately send and receive the appropriate signals to the rest of your body via your ...READ MORE
Blood flow is a function of resistance in the blood vessels, as resistance is lessened, blood flow is increased, and as resistance intensifies, blood flow is lessened. The extent of resistance to blood flow is chiefly a function of the span of the systemic blood vessels. The resistance of the whole systemic circulation is termed ...READ MORE
If you consider your dog’s health as important as your own, then you are in luck. There is a new fitness craze sweeping across the globe and it has some great benefits for both you and your furry little (or big) four legged friend. It is called doga and, just as the name implies, ...READ MORE
Increasing flexibility should be an important goal in any training programme. Attaining optimum flexibility helps remove uncooperative and wasteful movement by allowing joints to move easily through a full normal range of motion, and it may also deliver increased resistance to muscle damage. Improving flexibility is a major component of any training programme because ...READ MORE
Certain aspects of our health and livelihood are determined by our genetic makeup and how our mum acted during pregnancy, but several lifestyle dynamics, counting diet, body composition, and fitness all have a stake on our capacity to live a long and vigorous life. The many pressures of life can make it feel like there’s ...READ MORE
The Pilates ring, or magic circle, is a lightweight, convenient fitness tool that is used in the old-fashioned fitness class of Pilates. Pilates depends on some fundamental concepts regarding how the body functions biomechanically. This training offers balance, improved range of motion, agility, and core strength (among other things) through a combination of body position ...READ MORE
A lot of people avoid yoga because they don’t see the benefit of it. After all, how helpful can it be to put your body into a lot of weird (and painful looking) poses? As it turns out, it’s more beneficial than you’d think.
Here are just a few reasons as to why yoga should be included in everyone’s fitness plan:
It’s good for your heart. Numerous studies have shown that people who do yoga on a...
Do you have a difficult time falling asleep, no matter how tired you are? Or, are you able to fall asleep but shortly after you enter dreamland do you find that you toss and turn and haven’t had a full night of sleep since who knows when?
Sleep is just as necessary to health and wellness at eating right and exercising. However, most people believe that getting the recommended 7-9 hours of...
5 best Yoga Exercises
Yoga is a great medium to lose weight. You can cut the extra baggage of fat and calories from your body by doing some simple yoga exercises. The best thing about Yoga is that you don’t need any kind of exercise machine to lose weight.
Yoga exercises are simple and easy to do. Yoga exercises are almost injury free, if they are properly done. Yoga exercises will not only help...
Are you looking for a way to calm your body, sharpen your mind and experience a greater level
of happiness and purpose? Do you long for an activity you can do that will achieve all three of
these things? Look no more, because meditation is the answer you’ve been seeking.
What it is
Meditation is when you sit silently and focus solely on your breathing. It’s a way to stop all the
clutter and chaos...
Do you feel tense a lot of the time, both at work and home, and you want to do something about it? Are you sick of feeling tired, anxious and ready to rip someone’s head off at the drop of a hat?
Effects of stress
Stress affects you both physically and mentally. At a minimum, it decreases your ability to enjoy life. You have a shorter fuse and are less likely to have patience and tolerance in...