Muscles and Mind, Mind-Body

Yoga: A Mind-Body Practice That Improves the Brain

Contributed by Julia C. Basso, Post-doctoral Research Associate, New York University, Center for Neural Science Yoga: A Mind-Body Practice That Improves the Brain Yoga is an ancient Indian mind-body practice that focuses on both movement (asanas) and breath (pranayama).  It first came to the United States around the early 1900s, but it did not gain popularity

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Maximize Results By Combining Yoga & HIIT

Alyssa Bialowas The effects of yogic exercise and its ability to increase an individual’s aerobic capacity are seldom studied.  Yoga is widely understood to confer benefits to a person’s physical, emotional, and spiritual well being, and studies that compare the effects of yoga and exercise seem to indicate that yoga is more effective than exercise

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3 Reasons You Should Hit The Yoga Mat

Gillian White – MSc., University of Toronto, Department of Exercise Sciences Recently, I wrote a couple of articles about the mindfulness craze that we seem to be experiencing in our society these days. In Part II of the Mindfulness series, I gave a few ways to incorporate mindfulness into your life. To anyone who practices

Laughter Yoga – The Next Big Thing

Dayton Kelly Why Laughter Yoga may be your next big thing A new type of yoga is fast emerging in fitness studios across north American: laughter yoga. Laughter Yoga is a variation of regular yoga in which participants are encouraged to laugh, even if they do not find anything funny. The class proceeds similarly to

The Predictors of Longevity You Need to Care About

Living a long and healthy life is a universal aspiration, and with the publication of Peter Aittia’s new book “Outlive”, it has never been a bigger focus. With this has come the realisation that, while genetics do play a significant role in determining your life expectancy, there are other factors within your control that can

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How Overtraining and Undertraining Impacts Hormonal Health

While maintaining a healthy hormonal balance is essential for overall health and wellbeing, it is an often-overlooked component of women’s health. Hormones play a vital role in regulating various bodily functions, including metabolism, energy, mood, and reproductive health. While exercise is known to have a positive impact on hormone health, doing too much or too

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12 days of Fitness: 12 Holiday workouts to crush this Christmas

The holiday period is a time for friends, food, and family. With this in mind, it should be a time of guilt-free fun. However, that doesn’t mean you have to neglect your fitness entirely over Christmas and the new year. Which is exactly why we have put together this article. Enter the 12 days of

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Exercise After Menopause: What You Need To Know

Menopause is one of the most significant events in a woman’s life, and with it comes several changes that can affect function. Moreover, the post-menopausal period comes with many health considerations that can have a profound impact on one’s life. However, it isn’t all doom and gloom. See, many of the negative factors that occur

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Simple and Effective Ways to Create Exercise Self-Discipline

When people decide to adopt an exercise routine, they normally attack it head on. Motivation is high, and they are excited to get started.  As a result, the tendency is to go big and try and make many large changes at once. Which kind of makes sense. I mean, that is what’s going to get

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Exercising in Poor Air Quality: What You Need to Know

For as long as I can remember, people have been exercising outside. Whether it is going for a run, taking a nice long bike ride, or even doing tai chi in the park – the specifics do not matter. All that matters is that people are getting outside in the sunshine and exercising. However, over

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How to Set Health Goals After COVID-19

We are almost there. By all accounts, things are finally on the up, and we should be able to get back into our normal routine over the coming months. Which means that you have a unique choice to make. You can choose to go back to the same old habits. The same way of eating.


Home Based Exercise Goals – Improve Your Fitness and Mental Fortitude

In this time of uncertainty and isolation it is easy to become despondent and disheartened.  To sit on the couch day after day, watching your health, fitness, and mental state decline. To simply give up. But there is a much better way. Yes, you may be stuck at home. Yes, you may not have any