• Music Can Be Rocket Fuel for Turbocharging Your Workouts

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    A new study by researchers at McMasters University found that listening to music has the power to make high-intensity exercise a more enjoyable experience for people from all walks of life. The October 2016 report was published in the Journal of Sports Sciences.  All animals seek pleasure and avoid pain. Therefore,...


    Yoga

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    How It Works Workout fads come and go, but virtually no other exercise program is as enduring as yoga. It's been around for more than 5,000 years. Yoga does more than burn calories and tone muscles. It's a total mind-body workout that combines strengthening and stretching poses with deep breathing and meditation or relaxation....


    Finding Fitness: 10 Ways to Fit In Exercise

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    The benefits of regular exercise are unrivaled: Physical activity can help you lose weight and prevent a host of ailments, including heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis. Being fit also can help you stay mentally sharp. While most people know they should exercise, you may not know where to...


    3 Natural Menopause Solutions

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    Menopausal women may experience symptoms ranging from hot flashes and low sex drive to insomnia and night sweats. For decades, women have been prescribed long-term hormone replacement therapy (HRT) consisting of horse-derived hormones estrogen and progestin for the treatment of menopausal symptoms. However, large studies...


    Where Can We Find Sustainable Happiness?

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    In the last 100 years, we got very confused about happiness. This is no small thing. The way we define happiness drives what we do, what we’re willing to sacrifice, and how we spend our money and our time. This confusion didn’t just happen. Advertisers...


    5 Chair Poses for Prenatal Yoga

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    Prenatal yoga is an essential tool for pregnant women who are interested in natural means for staying healthy and preparing for birth. Practicing yoga during pregnancy alleviates some common pregnancy discomforts. As Marie Mongan, author of the book HypnoBirthing, says, “When you change the way you...


    Yoga for Insomnia – How to Let Go of Worry and Get a Good Night’s Sleep

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    Yoga for Insomnia: Taming the Monkey Mind It’s after 3:00 am. You’re wide awake, mind racing. You might be worried about paying your mortgage. You might be puzzling over something someone said to you and rehearsing your response. Maybe an upcoming project has you feeling...


    Can You Be Addicted to Yoga?

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    Once an addict, always an addict. Right? In this lifetime, I have been an addict. I have been addicted to cigarettes. I started at 13 to fit in and control my weight and eventually quit 20 years ago to get pregnant, but I still miss them. They were little friends I...


    5 Reasons Your Immune System Gets Weaker with Age and How Yoga Can Help

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    Even though I had a flu shot this year, I still managed to come down with bronchitis about two weeks ago (I’ve tended to get that since I was young). The fever and reduced ability to breathe was really debilitating. And here I am, almost...


    6 Yoga Poses for Achy Feet

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    Whether it’s a night on the town in high heels, a trail run in new running shoes or an afternoon walking the flea market in flip-flops, our feet take quite the pounding every day. A study done by Z-Tech Shoe Company and published in The Physics...