Is It Better To Exercise Before Breakfast?

Why It's Better To Exercise Before Breakfast
Exercise is recommended for people who are overweight or obese as a way to reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Why Cancer and Exercise Do Mix

Why Cancer And Exercise Do Mix
When you hear the word “cancer” probably the last thing that you think of is physical activity.

How To Be Fit In Your 60s and Beyond

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Ageing is inevitable and is influenced by many things – but keeping active can slow ageing and increase life expectancy.

How To Start Exercising If You're Out Of Shape

How To Start Exercising If You're Out Of Shape
Perhaps your GP has recommended you exercise more, or you’ve had a recent health scare. Maybe your family’s been nagging you to get off the couch or you’ve decided yourself that it’s time to lose some weight.

Why More Kids Don’t Play Outside

Why More Kids Don’t Play Outside
Moms in low-income neighborhoods say physical and social barriers in their neighborhoods discourage them from allowing their children to play outside, according to a new study.

10 Stretches To Keep You Limber Throughout Your Life and Overcome "Inflexibility"

10 Stretches To Keep You Limber Throughout Your Life and Overcome "Inflexibility"
Most people -- men especially -- tend to skimp on the stretching facet of their workouts. By committing to a flexibility routine, however, you can actually prevent injuries that can sideline you in later years and instead continue to use your body more fully, because you'll maintain greater range of motion in your muscles and joints.

Rainbow Yoga With Adriene

Rainbow Yoga! The perfect 17-minute practice to brighten your day, to help turn darkness into light.

Yoga For Suffering With Adriene

In this gentle 20 minute yoga flow, you are invited to take a moment to surrender. No need to come with an agenda or worry about a specific outcome. Set down your burdens and let yoga take care of you.

Daily Exercise Can Boost Children's Exam Grades

Daily Exercise Can Boost Children's Exam Grades
Most parents are aware that physical activity is good for children – as it can help to improve their sense of self and have a positive impact on their mental health and well-being.

Can Popping Your Neck Cause A Stroke?

Can Popping Your Neck Cause A Stroke?
The Washington Post recently reported the story of Josh Hader, a 28-year-old who stretched and popped his neck, tore an artery and nearly lost his life from a major stroke.

Yoga For Tension Relief With Adriene

Please join me for this 28 minute at home yoga practice designed to help you feel good and bring you back into a balanced state.

Yoga Belly With Adriene

Learn to reside in the role of the observer and hop on the mat for this special Yoga Belly practice!

Yoga For Back Pain With Adriene 2

Activate, stretch, and relieve any tension in this 23 minute yoga session specifically designed for the upper back.

Yoga For Back Pain With Adriene

Join me for this 27 min Yoga For Low Back practice! In this session we address all areas that contribute to low back aches and pain, as well as provide preventative care

Abs, Arms, and Attitude! and Yoga With Adriene

Our Yoga For Weight Loss series continues with this 31-minute warming practice that invites you to focus on the power of thought as you build strength and awareness in the arms and abdominals.

How To Think Yourself Into A Fit Person

How To Think Yourself Into A Fit Person
Many of us, aware of the benefits of exercise, try to stick to a routine, only to find our sneakers at the back of the closet when the weather doesn’t co-operate, our routine is disrupted or we are short of time.

Moon Practice Yoga With Adriene

Join me for this sweet, 15 minute Moon Practice, perfect for anyone under any stress. This practice invites you to get quiet, decompress, and call in some lunar energy to counteract a busy lifestyle.

Why Period Pain Shouldn't Make You Stop Exercising

Why Period Pain Shouldn't Make You Stop Exercising

Girls and women experiencing period pain often avoid physical activity, but our latest study suggests that doing exercise might actually provide pain relief.

Yoga For Risk Takers With Adriene

Join me for Yoga For Risk Takers, I dare you! This 26 min session is all about expanding and grounding in honor of promoting courage and balance so that we are better prepared to take risks and “go

Are Brain Games Helpful?

Are Brain Games Helpful?

You’ve probably seen ads for apps promising to make you smarter in just a few minutes a day. Hundreds of so-called “brain training” programs can be purchased for download.

Rose Yoga With Adriene

Join me for Rose Yoga, a loving full length heart opening vinyasa flow! Allow your breath to blossom with each gesture.

Take 5 Yoga Break! With Adriene

Missed your workout or practice window? Fear not! Try this quick yoga break thoughtfully designed to connect you to your breath, fire up your core and stretch your whole body!

Deep Core Yoga With Adriene

Total Body Yoga - Deep Core is a 20 min practice for building strength as well as increasing flexibility and blood flow.

Yoga To Feel Your Best

Hop on the mat for this 22-minute yoga session designed to help you feel good! Stretch your body, tap into conscious breath, and get your endorphins kicking!

Office Break Yoga With Adriene

No yoga mat or stretchy pants required for this 14 min Office Break Yoga! Carve out time for yourself to stretch it out, create space, connect with your breath, focus your mind and replenish your body.

Yoga For Grief With Adriene

This gentle and nurturing 26 minute session is made with love and designed to support you, wherever you are today. Use the tools of pranayama to calm the nervous system as Adriene guides us through this

Respect and Replenish Yoga With Adriene

Hop on the mat for this full length warming vinyasa flow dedicated to respect and replenishment. Welcome in some heat as you stretch, strengthen, and create space. Replenish your energy to restore balance

High-intensity Micro Workouts Vs Traditional Regimes

High-intensity Micro Workouts Vs Traditional Regimes

When it comes to health and fitness, there are rarely any quick fixes. But if you’re struggling to get the recommended 30 minutes of exercise a day, micro workouts might be just the thing you need to start improving your fitness.

Making Healing Moves and Taking Play Breaks: An Ideal Self-Care Strategy

Making Healing Moves and Taking Play Breaks: An Ideal Self-Care StrategyToday, virtually every form of medicine recognizes these basic truths: 1) Simple exercise can have profound healing effects. 2) Specific "healing moves" can help fight illness and enhance health. Healing moves provide an ideal self-care strategy to help prevent, relieve, and...

How To Get Winter Skiing Fit And Avoid An Injury

How To Get Winter Skiing Fit And Avoid An InjuryFrom Vail in the US to Val d’Isere in France, winter sports holidays are all the rage. And with more older people now hitting the slopes, there has been an inevitable rise in snow sport-related injuries.

Making Time For Exercise -- But How? And When?

Making Time For Exercise -- But How? And When?
It’s that time again. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services just released a new edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. That sound you hear is Americans collectively sighing.

The History of Qigong, An Art of Healing and Health Preservation

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Qigong, as an art of healing and health preservation, is thought to have originated as early as four thousand years ago in the Tang Yao times as a form of dancing. Qigong, through mind, breathing, and posture regulation, aids in the prevention and treatment of diseases and preserves and lengthens life. Qigong cultivates intrinsic energy (genuine Qi) which is found naturally within all people.

Why A Walk In The Woods Really Does Help Your Body And Your Soul

Why A Walk In The Woods Really Does Help Your Body And Your Soul
Have you ever wondered why you feel healthier and happier when you stroll through the trees or frolic by the sea? Is it just that you’re spending time away from work, de-stressing and taking in the view? Or is there more to it?

How Much Physical Activity Is Enough In Older Age?

How Much Physical Activity Is Enough In Older Age?
We all know making physical activity a regular habit is important for health and well-being. But health promotion messages are often aimed at children and young people, with less focus on the importance of physical activity for older people. However, older age is a crucial time for being active every day.

Is Exercise Still Important To Weight Loss?

Is Exercise Still Important To Weight Loss?
“Exercise isn’t really important for weight loss” has become a popular sentiment in the weight loss community. “It’s all about diet,” many say. “Don’t worry about exercise so much.”

When Is It Quicker To Walk, Than Catch A Bus?

When Is It Quicker To Walk, Than Catch A Bus?
It can often be tempting to jump on a bus for a short journey through the city, especially when it’s raining or you’re running behind schedule. Where there are dedicated bus lanes in place, it can feel as though you speed past gridlocked traffic. But as city authorities begin new initiatives to get people walking or cycling, that could all change – and so could you.

Broke Your Arm? Exercise The Other Arm To Strengthen The Broken One

Broke Your Arm? Exercise The Other Arm To Strengthen The Broken One
If you have ever broken an arm and had to wear a cast or splint for a few weeks, you will be familiar with the alarming loss of muscle and uneasy feeling of weakness experienced after removing your cast. Most people do not do much exercise while a broken arm is healing and can struggle with this loss of muscle for many weeks after the injury.

Walking Gives Older Women’s Hearts A Health Boost

Walking Gives Older Women’s Hearts A Health BoostWalking significantly lowers the risk of heart failure in older women, a new study shows. The study of more than 137,000 postmenopausal women aged 50 to 79 is the largest and most comprehensive to date that has evaluated physical activity within the context of heart failure prevention.

How Your Body Burns Fat?

How Your Body Burns Fat?Increasing the amount of exercise is one way to use the energy stored in fat cells, or to ‘burn’ fat. Many of us may be considering “burning some fat” so we feel better in our bathing suits out on the beach or at the pool. What does that actually mean, though?

Low Muscle Strength Is Linked To Shorter Life

Low Muscle Strength Is Linked To Shorter Life
People with low muscle strength don’t typically live as long as their stronger peers, according to a new study. After adjusting for sociodemographic factors, chronic health conditions, and smoking history, researchers found that people with low muscle strength are 50 percent more likely to die earlier.

Why Do Muscles Stiffen As We Age?

Why Do Muscles Stiffen As We Age?
Many older people find they’re not able to move as freely as they did when they were younger. They describe their movements as feeling stiff or restricted. In particular, feeling stiff when getting out of bed first thing in the morning or after sitting for a long period. The feeling does eventually ease with movement as the muscles “warm up”, but it can be troublesome. There are a few reasons this happens.

Cycle, Walk, Drive Or Train? Weighing Up The Healthiest And Safest Ways To Get Around The City

Cycle, Walk, Drive Or Train? Weighing Up The Healthiest And Safest Ways To Get Around The City

There are many ways to get around a city. You can drive a car or ride a motorcycle. In many cities you have the option of public transport. And of course if you live close enough to where you are heading you can get around in a more active way by riding a bicycle or walking.

Cycling may be dangerous in some ways, but it’s healthy too. But do the health benefits outweigh the risks of potential death? And what about public transport or driving? What is the risk of having an accident, and are there any health benefits at all? There are a number of variables to consider, so the answers to these questions may not be as straightforward as you think.

Why Stretching Is Important For Weight Loss And Exercise

Why Stretching Is Important For Weight Loss And ExerciseThere seems to be a lot of confusion regarding the value – or lack thereof – of muscle stretching to accelerate recovery after exercise. “Stretching clears out your lactic acid,” and other similar claims abound. Is any of this true?

6 Ways To Safely Exercise In Extremely Hot Weather

6 Ways To Safely Exercise In Extremely Hot WeatherWhen temperatures spike in the summer, it’s important to make sure you temper your workouts to stay safe, says Sandeep Mannava, a sports medicine specialist at University of Rochester Medicine.

Preserving The Wisdom and Knowledge of Martial Arts as a Way of Life

The Wisdom and Knowledge of Martial Arts as a Way of Life
The wisdom and knowledge that the martial arts offer is something that should be preserved in modern society. The practitioner who views his training as merely a means of self-defense will eventually realize that his efforts are unrewarding. The martial Way is nothing less than self-cultivation and the promotion of virtuous conduct.

How Moving Around Has Big Health Benefits

How Moving Around Has Big Health Benefits
Pretty much everyone knows that taking exercise helps people stay in good health. It staves off chronic ailments like type 2 diabetes and heart disease and – maybe – helps us live longer.

I Go To The Gym Every Day. Why Can’t I Lose Weight?

I Go To The Gym Every Day. Why Can’t I Lose Weight?
Liz is a typical 50-something woman, fit, 70 kg, 30% body fat. She goes to the gym every day, and runs for 35 minutes on the treadmill at 10km/h. But, as she tells me rather often, she can’t lose weight. So what’s going on here: is it Liz, or is it the universe conspiring against her?

How Exercise Can Boost Your Brain Function

How Exercise Can Boost Your Brain Function
Research shows that regular exercise can dramatically reduce the risks of depression as well as boost cognition and memory.

5 Brain Boosting Reasons To Take Up Martial Arts

5 Brain Boosting Reasons To Take Up Martial Arts
We are all aware that exercise generally has many benefits, such as improving physical fitness and strength. But what do we know about the effects of specific types of exercise?

Why Fancy Gyms Aren't Always Best

Why Fancy Gyms Aren't Always Best
If you want to get stronger and feel better after exercising – which is important because it encourages you to keep exercising – you don’t need a fancy gym.

We Can Never Have Enough of The Healing Environment of Nature

The Healing Environment of Nature
The natural world is our natural home. This may sound obvious, but to many it’s a forgotten truth. There is so much drawing us away from the grounding and nourishing world around us. But no matter how cut off we may feel, or how far into our own darkness we fall, the sun always rises with the possibilities of the day ahead.

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