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How Yoga Can Help With Back Pain

How Yoga Can Help With Back Pain

Yoga has been known to have many positive effects on the body and mind, but did you know that a recent study shows that yoga can be very effective for people who experience lower back pain. It is important to note that only specific poses are effective for decreasing...
Tips for Exercising in the Summer

Tips for Exercising in the Summer

It’s summer, the weather’s beautiful, and you’re ready to get outside. Summer weather seems to invite physical activity. The long, sunny days are perfect for runners, bikers, and swimmers. But the summer heat can also be an obstacle. Difficult exercise in hot weather...
Best Stretches for Your Hips and Shoulders

Best Stretches for Your Hips and Shoulders

I’ve written about the importance of stretching, but if you have never really stretched before it can be difficult to know where to start with a stretching routine. In the past, many experts recommended stretching before a workout. Then research suggested that maybe...
Why is Stretching Important?

Why is Stretching Important?

When it comes to fitness, many people overlook the importance of stretching. Yet the reality is that stretching—especially before an intense workout—is beneficial for many different reasons. Not only is it important to stretch before a workout, daily stretching is...
Work, Stress, and Exercise

Work, Stress, and Exercise

While everyone experiences some level of stress, experiencing too much stress can negatively affect one’s health. Excessive stress can lead to depression, fatigue, and poor habits like alcohol abuse or tobacco use. One of the biggest sources of stress in many people’s...
Best Exercises for Seniors

Best Exercises for Seniors

If you are over 60 it’s important to keep your body in shape. Regular exercise benefits your heart and your mind. Plus it can help you manage your weight and strengthen your bones. Many seniors are hesitant to begin an exercise routine because they think they need a...