Exercise and Fitness

Achy and Sore With No Idea Why?

Achy and Sore With No Idea Why?

It feels like muscle pain, but unlike a tight hamstring that makes you yelp when you stand up, your ache isn’t triggered by a particular movement, and you can feel it in different places at various times. The culprit could be your fascia (pronounced “fash-ya”), says Mary Ann Wilmarth, DPT, chief of physical therapy at Harvard University Health Services. This sheet of tissue, made up of densely packed protein fibers, weaves throughout the entire body, and it binds and supports your muscles, bones and even your organs. While bodywork specialists have been passionate about fascia for decades, Wilmarth says it took new research on how fascia and muscles work together (some of it presented at the first international fascia research conference at Harvard in 2007) to get different health pros — from orthopedists to MDs and pain experts to personal trainers — to catch on.

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My Favorite Yoga Teacher of All Time: Desiree Rumbaugh ~ Watch This Amazing Video & Fall in Love

Written by on December 8, 2014 in Exercise and Fitness, Health with 1 Comment
My Favorite Yoga Teacher of All Time: Desiree Rumbaugh ~ Watch This Amazing Video & Fall in Love

I first experienced the heart-joy of a Desiree Rumbaugh class on a hot summer day in Venice, California about seven years ago. A couple of my yoga friends had recommended I go to her workshop that was being held in a Ballet School not far from the ocean. The room was packed with yoga mats. There must have been a couple hundred (or more) of us. Everyone was excited. Looking around at faces full of joyous anticipation, my dominant thought was, “Wow, how is this woman going to live up to this?”

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Adaptive, Assistive, Inclusive Technology Can Aid Persons with Disabilities in Reaching Their Potential in Communities, Workplace

Adaptive, Assistive, Inclusive Technology Can Aid Persons with Disabilities in Reaching Their Potential in Communities, Workplace

Through adaptive, assistive and inclusive technology, persons with disabilities can make the most of their potential in their communities and in the workplace. Employers can harness technology to create an enabling environment for persons with disabilities to find productive employment and fully use their skills and capacities.

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Yoga Plus Grounding: A Powerful Wellness Combination

Yoga Plus Grounding: A Powerful Wellness Combination

Grounding yourself is a mechanism by which you’re able to stabilize your energies, center your mind, and focus on the moment. As a result, you’re able to take a deep breath, step back, and focus on you for that very moment – no matter the time and place.

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Brains Become More ‘Plastic’ After Exercise

Posted by on October 30, 2014 in Exercise and Fitness, Health with 0 Comments
Brains Become More ‘Plastic’ After Exercise

New research has found that memory and motor skills are increased after just thirty minutes of exercise.

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Boost Your Memory by Weight Lifting For Just 20 Minutes A Day

Posted by on October 5, 2014 in Exercise and Fitness, Health, Prevention with 0 Comments
Boost Your Memory by Weight Lifting For Just 20 Minutes A Day

New research from the Georgia Institute of Technology finds that younger adults who lift weights not only strengthen their muscles but their brains, too. The best part: It only takes a session or two to get the benefits of better memory.

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Yoga helps war veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder

Posted by on September 17, 2014 in Exercise and Fitness, Healing & Natural Remedies, Health with 0 Comments
Yoga helps war veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder

It’s no secret that yoga can aid mental well-being. What is more, it can help soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, according to new research.

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Your Personal FitScope: Numerology for Optimal Exercise

Your Personal FitScope: Numerology for Optimal Exercise

A FitScope is intuitive fitness advice based on numerology. A simple calculation helps you incorporate optimized fitness into your life with ease and grace.

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Three Short Walks Reverse Harmful Effects Of 3 Hours Of Prolonged Sitting

Posted by on September 10, 2014 in Exercise and Fitness, Health with 0 Comments
Three Short Walks Reverse Harmful Effects Of 3 Hours Of Prolonged Sitting

People who sit for prolonged periods, for example office workers at a desk, have a higher chance of experiencing negative health conditions but a study by scientists at Indiana University suggests that just 3 walks of 5 minutes distributed throughout 3 hours of prolonged sitting reverses harm caused to leg arteries.

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Prolonged Sitting Wrecks Your Health: Here’s What You Can Do About It

Prolonged Sitting Wrecks Your Health: Here’s What You Can Do About It

Excess sitting may lead to physical health problems, but studies show it may harm your mental health as well. Science now shows us that temporary vigorous exercise cannot compensate for the damage incurred by prolonged daily sitting.

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Exercise Activity Increases Gut Bacteria

Posted by on June 10, 2014 in Exercise and Fitness, Health, Prevention with 0 Comments
Exercise Activity Increases Gut Bacteria

Mainstream research is finally lending its credibility to gut microbiota, immunity and the gut-brain connection. Now we’re learning how gut health is impacted by physical activity

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3-Step Fat Detox: Niacin, Exercise and Sauna

3-Step Fat Detox: Niacin, Exercise and Sauna

The average person likely has more than 500 times higher levels of toxins in their bodies than blood serum figures reveal. A 3-step regimen has been shown to be effective.

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Energetic Walking Found to Increase Brain Size, Preserve Cognition

Posted by on March 30, 2014 in Exercise and Fitness, Health, Prevention with 0 Comments
Energetic Walking Found to Increase Brain Size, Preserve Cognition

Taking a brisk walk just a few times a week could be enough to increase the size of your brain and even help stave off age-related dementia, according to recent research. A new study from researchers with the University of Pittsburgh found those who walked for 40 minutes, three times a week reaped the benefits of a larger hippocampus—the brain’s “memory hub”.

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Sitting Is Bad For Your Health; Light Exercise Provides Health Benefits

Posted by on January 25, 2014 in Exercise and Fitness with 0 Comments
Sitting Is Bad For Your Health; Light Exercise Provides Health Benefits

Doctors are urging the millions of people who work at a desk all day to stand up or walk around the office. Our couch-potato lifestyle is killing us at about the same rate as smoking. And it’s not just sitting around at home; it’s also our sit-for-hours workdays that are part of an unhealthy sedentary lifestyle.

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78-Year-Old Vegan Bodybuilder Might Make You Reconsider Your Diet

Posted by on January 12, 2014 in Exercise and Fitness, Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 0 Comments
78-Year-Old Vegan Bodybuilder Might Make You Reconsider Your Diet

As science continues to shed light on the health benefits associated with eating less meat and more ‘earthly’ foods like organic fruits and vegetables, more people around the globe are making a transition to a vegetarian and/or vegan diet for a variety of reasons. There is a reason why a plant-based diet can help prevent over over 60% of chronic disease deaths.

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