A new study by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington has found that regular yoga practice may help normal-weight people prevent middle-age spread and may promote weight loss among those who are overweight.
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Yoga, which comes from the Sanskrit yuj word meaning "union," originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. There are many forms of yoga, but in general, yoga focuses on breathing techniques (pranayama), postures (asanas), flexibility, and... Read more
When I was pregnant with my daughter I asked a friend of mine, a mother of three, “Don’t you get bored staying home with the kids all day?” Looking amused she replied, “Oh, I find stuff to do.” Now that my... Read more
I’m not sure when it was that I first heard about hot yoga, but I just assumed that it was one of those passing exercise fads. Only…I kept hearing about it. My friends were raving about it. Then my sister became a convert and told me tha... Read more
Friendships seem to be front and center throughout childhood and early adulthood, but once careers get into full swing and families start to grow, female friendships often take a back seat to other priorities. Nurturing good friendships is hugely imp... Read more
Before going away to college I did martial arts. I sustained a wrist injury that prevents me from bending it too far or putting to much pressure on it. I, however, have begun looking into yoga because I have so little space. My problem is many yoga m... Read more
I just manually tracked a real brief yoga session as Yoga (general stretching) and in the activity it says 62 calories burned, but it's crossing over to my Nutrition Tracker as 55 calories burned. Why the difference?... Read more
I am not really a fitness class person and I have some great fitness equipment and videos at home but recently I attended a zumba class and a yoga class free at my local gym. I asked and they were quite happy to let me try three free classes before... Read more
So I don't want to call it a wish list but I guess it is sort of.Once you get motiviated to move you will try new things so make a list of sports or excercises that you have never done.Like hiking (a specific place) try a yoga class, pilates class, s... Read more
Namaste! Today is Yoga Day USA--a great time to try out a yoga class. I started practicing yoga in college, when a friend and I signed up for a weekly 90-minute hatha yoga class at our university rec center. With plenty of stretching, basic poses and... Read more
September is National Yoga Month, so there's no better time to summon the courage to give it a try. You've heard all about how yoga can help increase flexibility, decrease stress and even relieve minor back pain. You've dispelled the myth... Read more
Did my first Silver Sneakers Yoga class today. No getting on the floor, all is done on chairs! I loved it! I wish I knew how many calories I burned. Still waiting for my Spark Activity Tracker. Should be here today! 414... Read more
Besides the strength training exercises that target the ACL, my doctor also recommended pilates, yoga and swimming. I am NOT a yoga kind of girl. I am a distance running, peaks hiking, sea-kayaking, mountain biking kind of girl. And I like to do my a... Read more
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