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
Well classes started. Yea, I started late in life with classes. It's hard to fit work school and homework in on a day in your 40s. I have a hard time finding anytime for anything. I really need to lose weight though so I need to do someone.... Read more
Heading to power (lifting) class, then dancing! Made my meal plan for the day (1300cal) and just need to stick to the darn thing instead of eating more bc I worked out - that's my downfall!... Read more
Fun day. Started out with yoga then went out shopping and out to dinner with friends. Did a lot of walking and Im sure that should count for exercise. It was good to get out we all picked up a few treasures....and a few things we needed.... 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
Well, I made it to my second class of the year. I went to yoga after getting off work last night and it was terrible. But it was my own dang fault. I couldn't get out of my own head, and I felt so weak because it's been so long since I've been to... Read more
This week has been good for the exercise part of my life style. I managed to get in three spin classes. It felt good to go to the gym and get back into that routine! I will have to word on getting there a bit earlier and lifting weights again.
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