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Married People Exercise Less Than Singles

By Margarita Nahapetyan Couples who get married should beware that matrimony can lead to unhealthy consequences, says a new British poll. The survey by Loughborough University and commissioned by the Department of Health, found that married individuals exercise much less than single people, and it turns out that it is married men who appear to be the laziest. To come up with this conclusion, guidelines developer Dr. Len Almond, visiti

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Yoga for Health

Excerpted from Yoga for Health By Richard Hittleman This section contains exercises that are known in Sanskrit as asanas, meaning postures or poses. The total series of asanas is designated as Hatha (physical) Yoga, A select, highly effective group of these comprises the basic exercise program of the Yoga For Health system. This program is presented in the following pages. In undertaking the practice of Hatha Yoga, you are joining millions of pe

Aerobics Program For Total Well-Being

Excerpted from Aerobics Program For Total Well-Being: Exercise, Diet and Emotional Balance By Kenneth H. Cooper, M.D., M.P.H. What Is Total Weil-Being? One of the great principles of the universe is the principle of balance. If the earth were a few miles closer to the sun, it would be an inferno. If it were a few miles farther away, it would be a desolate, frigid desert. But in its present location, balanced at an ideal distance from the sun, ou

The Inner Tradition of Yoga

Excerpted from The Inner Tradition of Yoga: A Guide to Yoga Philosophy for the Contemporary Practitioner By Michael Stone FOR YOGA, these are the best of times, yet in some ways, these are the worst of times. The explosion in information technology is bringing people and their cultures, ideas, languages, religions, and businesses together at an exciting and disconcerting pace. So far, no one culture, no one religion- no one government is able to define an absolute frame

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Tai Chi Proves Effective For Vestibular Disorders

By Margarita Nahapetyan It has recently been discovered by U.S. scientists that Tai Chi, a slow-moving form of Chinese martial arts that is often practiced for health benefits, may prove an effective treatment for individuals who experience dizziness and balance issues, known as vestibular disorders. Dizziness can become a major problem for any person who suffers from the effects that interfere with balance. Dizziness, loss of balance

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Yoga Helps Reduce Lower Back Pain

By Margarita Nahapetyan According to the findings of the new three-year study, carried out by West Virginia University, individuals with chronic lower back pain who do yoga, improve their mood and do better at overcoming pain and depression, when compared to those who use conventional medicinal treatments for back pain. Patients who were assigned to take yoga for the period of 2 months reported a 29 per cent reduction in functional di

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Quercetin - A Powerful Antioxidant To Improve Fitness

By Margarita Nahapetyan Quercetin, a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound that is commonly found in the skin of some fruit and vegetables, could improve endurance in healthy, active people without regular exercise training, claims a new study. The scientists at the University of South Carolina's Arnold School of Public Health, discovered that quercetin supplementation - available in FRS Healthy Energy products - signifi

Workout Does Not Contribute To Better Sleep

By Margarita Nahapetyan Individuals who think that a good day's workout will give them a good night's sleep, appear to be wrong, if the latest research is to be believed. According to new findings, by making you more tired, a good exercise will keep you awake, rather than send you off. The findings are based on an analysis of an experiment that involved 14 adult individuals. All the participants were asked to wear actigraphy armbands

Cereal As Good As Energy Drinks After Exercise

By Margarita Nahapetyan A bowl of whole-grain cereal along with nonfat (skimmed) milk, appears to be as effective as carbohydrate-electrolyte energy drink, for the recovery of the body and muscle revitalizing after exercise, claim researchers from Texas, USA. Exercise psychologist Lynne Kammer, from The University of Texas in Austin came to this conclusion after examining the post-workout physiological effects of the foods. For the st

Massage Is Not Beneficial After Exercise

By Margarita Nahapetyan Massage after exercise does not improve blood flow to the muscle, and what is even more, it actually impairs the flow of blood, and therefore oxygen, to the muscle, according to Canadian scientists at Queen's University in Kingston, Ottawa. Our findings contradict a common belief in the general population about the way in which massage is very good and beneficial for health, Michael Tschakovsky, a professor of

Drinking Coffee Before Workout Reduces Pain

By Margarita Nahapetyan A cup of coffee that many cyclists, runners and other athletes drink before a workout or a competition, does much more than just energize them. According to the scientists, caffeine kills some of the pain of athletic exertion by blocking the receptors that make the brain aware of muscle strain. University of Illinois kinesiology and community health professor Robert Motl, claims that he has made the breakthroug

The Holiness of Yoga

Excerpted from Holy Yoga: Exercise for the Christian Body and Soul By Brooke Boon In today's culture, Christians of different denominations are opening up to worship styles from other traditions. Many believers are newly interested in traditional spiritual disciplines such as meditation, fasting, solitude, and simplicity. Ancient rituals such as prayer labyrinths, in which Christians pray to and praise God while enacting a metaphorical journey to Him, are becoming more

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Fitness - Firm Foundations

Excerpted from Firm for Life: A Lifelong Plan for Fitness, Strength, Energy and Overall Good Health By Cynthia Benson, Anna Bruni Benson The FIRM was the first fitness program to prove, after extensive research, that aerobics and weight training could (and should) be combined. The result is a super effective workout that gives three times the fat loss of aerobics alone. And, unlike aerobics, The FIRM workout rebuilds the strength (the muscle tissue) that age takes away.

A Mom, a Baby and a Mission - The Stroller Strides Program

Excerpted from Lean Mommy: Bond with Your Baby and Get Fit with the Stroller Strides Program By Lisa Druxman Motherhood. Welcome to the ultimate life-changing experience. As a new mom, no part of your life is recognizable, including your body, which is why you're now reading this book. Being a mom can be the most wonderful and joyous time. But it's not always easy. Suddenly, on top of all your other normal obligations, you've got this new little

Total Conditioning: A Mind-Body Solution

Excerpted from Training for Life: Walk Your Way to Fitness and Weight Loss in 14 Days By Debbie Rocker True fitness isn't just physical. Training for Life will get your body into dramatically better shape, but the physical changes will be just a small part of a much bigger transformation. Our real goal together is something bigger: total fitness. Total fitness is an entirely new way of thinking about the concept of fitness. It's not just about g

Master the Mind-Body Connection

Excerpted from 12-Day Body Shaping Miracle: Change Your Shape, Transform Problem Areas, and Beat Fat for Good By Michael Thurmond The actual doing of the program on the 12-Day Body Shaping Miracle is fairly straightforward: You shape, tone, and define your muscles by following the workout methods and exercises I will give you in this book. And you enhance your progress with wise, customized nutritional choices, as outlined in chapter 8. But truth be told, the success of

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Workouts That Work

Excerpted from Triathlete Magazine's Essential Week-by-Week Training Guide: Plans, Scheduling Tips, and Workout Goals for Triathletes of All Levels By Matt Fitzgerald There's an amusing story about how Bruce Jenner trained to win the 1976 Olympic decathlon gold medal for the United States. As you probably know, the decathlon competition comprises 10 track-and-field events ranging from the shot put to the 1,500-meter run. By way of preparing to compete against the world'

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How to Breathe in Yoga Practice

Excerpted from A Woman's Book of Yoga: Embracing Our Natural Life Cycles By Machelle M. Siebel, M.D., Hari Kaur Khalsa Diaphragmatic Breathing - Opening the Belly and Discovering the Breath Long, Deep Breathing is the foundation of your yoga practice. This breath feeds your blood with precious oxygen, relaxes you, and heals you. The Long, Deep Breath is slow and controlled. You begin learning the Long, Deep Breath by learning diaphragmatic brea

Exercise and Diet, the Dynamic Weight-Loss Duo

Excerpted from Escape Your Shape : How to Work Out Smarter, Not Harder (2 Fitness Favorites from Exercise Guru) By Edward Jackowski, Ph.D. Weight loss can be achieved only by creating a caloric deficit. This caloric deficit can be done in a number of ways: with proper and consistent exercise, with a reduction of your caloric intake, or with a combination of the 2. The best way to lose weight and keep it off is to do a combination. There is no other healthy way to lose w

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Pregnancy: Eating Smart for You and Baby

Excerpted from Denise Austin's Ultimate Pregnancy Book: How to Stay Fit and Healthy Through the Nine Months and Shape Up After Baby By Denise Austin Coincidentally, several of my closest friends were also pregnant at the same time. In fact, six of us were pregnant and all due within two or three months of one another. I was one of the last ones, so it was fun to hear what to expect in the upcoming months. I needed that support group, and it's a

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Chi Running - Form Focuses: Basic Components of Technique

Excerpted from Chi Running: A Revolutionary Approach to Effortless, Injury-Free Running By Danny Dreyer, Katherine Dreyer One of our main goals in writing this book was to make your learning process as easy and understandable as possible, so we've divided this chapter into two sections. We'll begin with an overview of the ChiRunning technique so that you know what to expect: how the technique works, what the process will look like along the way, and what the future hold

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The T-Tapp Basic Plus Workout

Excerpted from Fit and Fabulous in 15 Minutes: Lose Up to 2 Sizes in 4 Weeks Workout By Teresa Tapp, Barbara Steinberg Smalley T-Tapp's Basic Plus Workout is designed primarily for beginners and to help the lit get litter. It delivers inch loss as well as improved health and wellness. Tills quickie workout tightens and tones, strengthens and stretches, de-stresses and energizes-plus saves lime. It takes just fifteen minutes to complete, yet still provides cardiac condit

Yoga - How to Start Breathing Better

Excerpted from The American Yoga Association's Easy Does It Yoga : The Safe and Gentle Way to Health and Well-Being By Alice Christensen Almost every Yoga exercise includes a specific breath pattern, which is an essential part of making the exercise work for you. Note also that each technique usually begins with three Complete Breaths. This focuses your attention on the breath, which will help to insure that you keep breathing throughout the exercise.

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Relax with What Is

Excerpted from 40 Days to Personal Revolution: A Breakthrough Program to Radically Change Your Body and Awaken the Sacred Within Your Soul By Baron Baptiste Life is full of pressure and difficult moments. In an instant, we can turn the arrows of strife into opportunities simply learn to relax with what is. Wisdom comes from not losing our cool in turbulent moments. The yoga master B. K. S. Iyengar once said: "Before we can find peace among nations, we have to find peace

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101 Ways to Be a Terrific Sports Parent

Excerpted from 101 Ways to Be a Terrific Sports Parent By Joel H. Fish, Ph.D., Susan Magee, M.F.A. Give your child permission to be nervous Tiger Woods said in an interview that he's always nervous when he's playing golf. Kids need to know that even professional players who look calm on the outside get butterflies in their stomachs before and during competition. Children lack the experience to know that most people get nervous before they have t

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