Posts Tagged ‘Yoga’

Types of Yoga and Their Main Differences

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
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Yoga started as early as 5,000 years ago. The Indus-Sarasvati people, who live in the northern part of India, were credited for inventing yoga. It only fanned out to the west in the late 19th Century. Yoga, as an industry today, is a multi-million dollar market in the US. 

Utah, in particular, has many yoga centers that offer regular classes as well as yoga therapy training workshops for aspiring teachers. 

Yoga’s increasing popularity can be attributed to the numerous benefits it offers. Recent research has shown that it can even modulate the stress response. What most people do not know is that there are several types of yoga. Here are the main disciplines and their differences.

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Does Yoga Actually Help You Lose Weight?

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019
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There is a huge debate going on at the moment about whether or not yoga is effective for those looking to lose weight. In fact, this topic has been debated for years now. We see many that say it is impossible for yoga to burn as many calories as needed because it is slow-paced. However, others guarantee that yoga is the most effective way to exercise when you want to lose weight. What is the truth?

No matter what people say, the truth is that yoga is extremely effective when you want to lose weight. This is due to the fact that it helps with three really important aspects of weight loss, as presented below.

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6 Ways Yoga is Beneficial for those in Addiction Recovery

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019
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Working through addiction goes far beyond the weeks spent in a rehab facility. As you begin your lifelong journey of recovery, you’ll see that sobriety is a lifestyle, not a destination. Many people in recovery are realizing how beneficial yoga as a regular practice is to their new sober lifestyle.

Curious to try it for yourself? Consider the following benefits: 

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The Important of Active Recovery for Runners

Saturday, November 24th, 2018
  • Stretching your hamstrings and quads.
  • Maintaining proper posture.
  • Hydrating.
  • Being aware of your surroundings.

All of these things are important elements and rituals for runners to perform. They all support a healthy, safe, and productive workout where you can push your pace and strengthen your craft. But the rituals you perform after your runs and on your rest days are equally as important as what you do on the road. Active recovery is an essential part of any runners training program. Not only does active recovery give your body and muscles the time it needs to heal and strengthen, but it helps prevent injury.

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Depending on your pace, distance, and terrain, running is considered a moderate to high-impact exercise. That’s because running places strain on your feet, ankles, knees, hips, and back. When done correctly, running is a full-body workout that incorporates core strength and upper body stability. Working your body and all its muscles at the same intensity every day isn’t always best. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t exercise at all on your “rest” days”. In fact, you should perform some type of active movement 7 days a week. But knowing which type of exercise to do on your day “off” will help improve your performance the next time you lace up your running shoes.

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5 Activities That Can Relieve Stress

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

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Whether we like it or not, stress is a huge problem in today’s world.  It could be that you are having problems in the workplace, personal issues – or even money issues that can result in you feeling stressed or anxious.  We have collated a list of activities that can hopefully put you well on your way to a stress-free life. (more…)

Best Headphones for Each Type of Workout

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Working out without music would be miserable. Workout playlists make time pass faster and help you pump yourself up for the next rep! If you’ve ever tried to workout with the wrong pair of headphones, you know just how frustrating it can be. Whether you hate dealing with a cord in your face or you sweat all over bulky over-the-ear headphones, you know you need something that can handle your level of workout.

It turns out not all headphones are created equal! Some headphones are best used for certain types of workouts, and that’s why you need to learn more about what kind is right for you. Here is a guide to the best headphones for every type of workout! Take your workout to the next level with these tips.

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The 4 Best Sports for People Suffering from Knee Pain

Friday, April 13th, 2018

If you once were very active and now have to deal with constant knee pain, it can be difficult to re-adjust your lifestyle to this new reality. However, having bad knees shouldn’t completely stop you from engaging in physical activity. There are tons of great sports out there that can not only be practiced by people with knee problems but could actually improve their condition. Here are a few of them.

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Can You Grow Taller At 25?

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

men growing tallerYou might be able to add a few centimeters at age 25 if you take a few healthy steps for your body.  You have to be sure that you have tried out a few things that will make you grow taller, and you also remember that you can use some special supplements that will help you start to grow taller.  You are implementing this plan that will change your lifestyle, and you will start to see the difference because you can tell that your body is growing.

 

  1.  Take A Supplement

Step 1 is a shot in the dark, but we’ve seen it recommended to try some Growth factor pills to get taller. You have to remember that you must use the supplement every day to see your body start to grow, but don’t expect miracles.  You should feel something when you are taking the supplement every day for a couple weeks. You will also start to notice that it should help to support other changes that you are going to make to your lifestyle.  This is sort of a jump start, and you can use the other steps below to feel even better.

 

  1.  Change Your Diet

 

Step 2, you must change your diet so that you can use the food to make your body grow.  You also need to remember that you can completely shift how you are eating to pack on mass.  You can do things like drink whole milk, and you also have to be sure that you have increased your protein intake, which will give you the most growth, primarily including include lean and red meats.  You are going to have to eat as many greens as possible, fruit is good, and you also could use whole grains to increase your growth. (more…)

4 Health and Wellness Trends Companies Should Follow in 2017

Friday, July 28th, 2017

corporate wellness

2017 presents changes for corporate organizations in terms of employee health and wellness. After all, health is an indispensable ingredient that directly impacts a worker’s level of productivity in the workplace.

With so many goals and challenges that companies need to tackle, companies regardless of size and nature need to invest in various strategies that are aimed towards holistically improving employee health. If you are a business owner, manager, or a member of your organization’s HR department, here are 4 trends you need to look out for this year.

However, it’s important to put in mind that no matter the health and wellness strategies you adopt for your workers, what matters most is that they cater to their very needs and integrate with their current lifestyles. Let’s get started, shall we
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Say “No” to Pain in 8 Easy Ways

Monday, July 17th, 2017

muscle pain Pain is more than familiar in every sense of the word and you can either pop pills or suck it up, right?  Wrong!

There are great hacks to deal with pain without doing either of those and they won’t make a hole in your wallet either. How about we get some hands-on experience and practice pain relief following simple steps like the ones listed below:

  • Rejuvenating Massage

Massages do more than just helping you relax; they are a great way to alleviate tension headaches, neck pain, backache, fibromyalgia, and surgery-related discomfort. Massage therapies boost endorphin and serotonin levels, which are the body’s mood stabilizers and natural painkillers. What’s more? A relaxing massage reduces stress hormones levels a great deal; considering we live in a fast-paced society, this is definitely a necessity. (more…)