Exercise and Fitness

Yoga Asanas – Introductive Elements and Secrets

Written by on August 20, 2013 in Exercise and Fitness with 2 Comments
Yoga Asanas – Introductive Elements and Secrets

Hatha Yoga is an age-old discipline of Yoga. Hatha comes from “ha” – solar (+) and “tha” – lunar (-), the harmonious union of the two opposite aspects in the human body. The practice of yoga postures (ASANAS) aims to open and purify the energy centers (CHAKRAS) and energy channels (NADIS).

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First Ever On-Line Yoga Conference Begins TODAY – Free 5-Day Virtual Video Experience

Posted by on August 12, 2013 in Exercise and Fitness with 0 Comments
First Ever On-Line Yoga Conference Begins TODAY – Free 5-Day Virtual Video Experience

For the first time ever, leading yoga experts and luminaries are coming together for an unprecedented virtual yoga conference entitled YOGA IS with Suzanne Bryant– a wellness expert, yoga teacher and filmmaker of Yoga Is: A Transformational Journey. From India Arie to Rodney Yee, a diverse array of luminaries will share their personal insights in a virtual video interview series, August 12th through August 16th.

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Exercise Causes Epigenetic Changes to Fat Cells

Posted by on July 4, 2013 in Exercise and Fitness, Health, Prevention with 0 Comments
Exercise Causes Epigenetic Changes to Fat Cells

Exercise, even in small doses, changes the expression of our innate DNA. New research from Lund University in Sweden has described for the first time what happens on an epigenetic level in fat cells when we undertake physical activity.

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Sweating Can Actually Fight off Infection and Illness, Researchers Find

Posted by on May 7, 2013 in Exercise and Fitness, Prevention with 0 Comments
Sweating Can Actually Fight off Infection and Illness, Researchers Find

If you abstain from sweat and head for the confines of your air-conditioned home when summer time comes, you may want to rethink your ways. Sweating can do far more good than harm.

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Japanese Doctor Confirms Health Benefits of Working Out Less, But More Intensely

Posted by on April 12, 2013 in Exercise and Fitness with 2 Comments
Japanese Doctor Confirms Health Benefits of Working Out Less, But More Intensely

Dr. Mercola: Researchers have repeatedly confirmed the superior health benefits of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) compared to traditional and typically performed aerobic workouts. High-intensity interval-type training gives a natural boost to human growth hormone (HGH) production—which is essential for optimal health, strength and vigor—and has been shown to significantly improve insulin sensitivity, boost fat loss, and increase muscle growth.

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The Transformative Power of Spring

The Transformative Power of Spring

Ever since I’ve been a student of Ayurveda, I’ve begun paying more attention to the nuances of the seasons. It has changed my life so profoundly that frankly, I want everyone else to jump on board! Just the simple act of aligning with Mother Nature can reverse health issues, balance relationships, combat depression and anxiety, and help us lead a more purposeful life.

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BEET Your Way Back To A Healthier Body

Posted by on March 23, 2013 in Exercise and Fitness, Food, Drink & Nutrition with 1 Comment
BEET Your Way Back To A Healthier Body

In an era where clever marketing has transformed exotic berries, tubers and plant extracts from geographically distant regions into “super foods,” ostensibly better (and that much more expensive!) than culinary standards found at your local supermarket, e.g. garlic, onion, and kale, we should be reminded that the true nutritional super heroes are too busy performing anonymous feats of healing to garnish that kind of attention.

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Kapha Season: Combating Seasonal Depression and Weight Gain

Kapha Season: Combating Seasonal Depression and Weight Gain

According to Ayurveda, the 5,000 year-old system of mind, body, and spirit holistic health, if you’re anywhere in the world where winter is transitioning into spring, it’s Kapha season. The earth is damp and it’s no coincidence that the elements associated with Kapha are water and earth.

While every living thing, whether plant, animal or human, is comprised of all five elements–ether, air, fire, water and earth–there is usually a predominance of one or two elements in each individual’s constitution. Ayurveda refers to this as your dosha, or biological humor. Today I’m focusing on the Kapha dosha so that we can strive to stay in balance during Kapha season. Kapha dosha is slow, steady, heavy, oily, cold and soft. It is responsible for structure (earth) and lubrication (water) in the body. A healthy immune system depends on Kapha.

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97% of Americans Have Unhealthy Hearts – Here are 7 Solutions

Posted by on February 27, 2013 in Exercise and Fitness, Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 0 Comments
97% of Americans Have Unhealthy Hearts – Here are 7 Solutions

According to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, 97% of Americans have poor heart health. Take control and boost heart health by eating organic, exercising, and consuming plenty of healthful foods.

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Sitting All Day Is Killing You – It’s Time to Stand Up For Health

Posted by on February 3, 2013 in Exercise and Fitness, Health with 13 Comments
Sitting All Day Is Killing You – It’s Time to Stand Up For Health

According to researchers, sitting is associated with an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, and death. The strongest correlation between sitting and disease is with the risk of type 2 diabetes. What’s more, sitting strikes approximately 92,000 people each year with avoidable cancer, namely colon and breast cancer.

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Exercise and the Ever-Smarter Human Brain

Posted by on January 3, 2013 in Exercise and Fitness with 0 Comments
Exercise and the Ever-Smarter Human Brain

An emerging theory suggests that physical activity may have helped to make early humans smarter.

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Modern Science Confirms Yoga’s Many Health Benefits

Modern Science Confirms Yoga’s Many Health Benefits

Modern science now confirms why humans have been practicing yoga since the beginning of recorded history: it is good both for the body and mind.

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Kickstart Your New Years Resolutions with the Ultimate Resource in Fitness, Health, and Personal Development

Posted by on December 27, 2012 in Exercise and Fitness with 0 Comments
Kickstart Your New Years Resolutions with the Ultimate Resource in Fitness, Health, and Personal Development

Whether your resolution is to lose 20 pounds, eat healthier, or to become a happier, more balanced person, consider empowering yourself with one of the finest available resources in health, fitness, and personal development — Gaiam TV.

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CDC Study: Obesity Declining in Young, Poorer Kids

Posted by on December 25, 2012 in Exercise and Fitness, Food, Drink & Nutrition with 0 Comments
CDC Study: Obesity Declining in Young, Poorer Kids

The number of low-income preschoolers who qualify as obese or “extremely obese” has dropped over the last decade, new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show.

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Fitness Vacation Ideas To Keep You In Top Form

Written by on December 8, 2012 in Exercise and Fitness, Health with 1 Comment
Fitness Vacation Ideas To Keep You In Top Form

Choosing the right fitness program and building healthy fitness habits is the best way to get ready for the upcoming holidays.

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