Five yoga strategies to stress less

After dealing with months of stress-inducing election drama, many of us are feeling understandably tense and anxious — myself included. That’s why I’m sharing five of my favorite yoga-based ways to tame tension and regain peace of mind. Because stress takes its toll both mentally and physically, yoga’s mind-body approach can be very effective at…

10 Workout Secrets From the Pros

Getting and staying fit can be a challenge. For many of us, it’s hard just to get up off the couch. So what’s the secret of people who have managed to make exercise a way of life? 1. Be Consistent Chase Squires is the first to admit that he’s no fitness expert. But he is…

Poor exercise habits increase your risk for spinal injuries

Originally, yoga was created to help bring together the body and mind. Through a series of natural movements and meditation – we develop greater inner strength and flexibility. So why are so many people suffering with yoga-related injuries? Is there a dark side to all these “power yoga” classes? Ninety-five percent of chronic pain in…

5 Factors That Make or Break a Workout

Runners experience many ups and downs as they go through the days and weeks of their training routines. Some days feel great. Other days? Well, not so much. If you ever find yourself scratching your head wondering why your last run felt so horrible, ask yourself these five questions to shed light on the possible…

Is Your Medicine Ruining Your Workout?

You probably realize that many things can affect your exercise performance – including your eating and sleeping habits, your training regimen and your state of mind – but the medications you take may not even be on your radar screen. Sure, you probably recognize that swallowing a sedating antihistamine (like Benadryl) or a benzodiazepine (like…

Study shows regular exercise can grow vital regions of your brain

The importance of a nutrient-rich diet in maintaining mental health has been well documented. What may be understated is the value of physical exercise for preserving and even improving brain function. As we age, the brain slowly loses elasticity and as a result memory loss occurs and the risk for dementia increases. The hippocampus, in…

Misleading study claims fast food improves exercise performance

Media reports are claiming that eating fast food could help you recover after a workout and even improve exercise performance, based on a study conducted by the researchers from the University of Montana and published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. But what did the study really say? The research focused…

Why is exercise equipment suddenly killing people and beating up Harry Reid?

It seems as though exercise equipment has suddenly become very dangerous — deadly, even — as evidenced by two high-profile equipment “accidents” in recent months. Just days ago, reports that tech CEO Dave Goldberg of SurveyMonkey had died suddenly in Mexico shocked millions of people, especially those in the IT industry. As reported by The…