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How you can breathe your way to good health

 

We all do it on average 20,000 times a day – but are we doing it properly?

While most of us never give breathing a second thought, the way you draw breath can affect your physical and mental wellbeing.

Breathing properly can reduce your stress levels, improve your workouts and boost your immunity to infections and illnesses.

 

The Best Detox Tips

 

Detoxification regimens help your body to eliminate waste material and toxins from tissues and organs. Although the body has its own natural detoxification process, many people believe that the increased amounts of pollutants in our environment – from car exhaust fumes to household chemical cleaners – necessitate undergoing additional detox methods to avoid the buildup of excess toxins in our bodies.

 

Why Is It So Hard to Exercise?

 

Anyone can have a hard time making exercise part of their routine. But throw kids into the mix, and it can almost feel impossible.

 

Why is it so hard for busy parents to exercise? Often it comes down to motivation.

 

Yoga – Benefits Beyond the Mat

 

Yoga, an ancient practice and meditation, has become increasingly popular in today’s busy society. For many people, yoga provides a retreat from their chaotic and busy lives. This is true whether you’re practicing downward facing dog posture on a mat in your bedroom, in an ashram in India or even in New York City’s Times Square. Yoga provides many other mental and physical benefits. Some of these extend to the kitchen table.

 

Health Benefits Of Physical Activity

 

The benefits of exercise extend far beyond weight management. Research shows that regular physical activity can help reduce your risk for several diseases and health conditions and improve your overall quality of life. Regular physical activity can help protect you from the following health problems.weaken, and bones lose mass.

Yoga Can Change The Heart — But We’re Not Just Talking About Blood Pressure.

 

Why do people do yoga?

 

More than 90 percent of people come to yoga for flexibility, stress relief, health, and physical fitness. But, for most people, their primary reason for doing yoga will change. Two-thirds of yoga students and 85 percent of yoga teachers have a change of heart regarding why they do yoga —

The Health Benefits Of Yoga: Boost Your Mood And Get A Good Night’s Sleep

 

In 2014 the UN declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga after a call from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to adopt the day as a global celebration of the practice.

 

Often seen as a holistic approach to health and well-being, many recent studies have shown that yoga can have significant health benefits on both body and mind. Here we have rounded up some of these health benefits and the reasons to get on the mat on Yoga Day, to celebrate the event and try this ancient Indian tradition for yourself.

Yoga for Back Care

 

Up to 85% of American adults experience back pain at some point in their lives (Andersson 1999). No doubt some of your clients are among them.

Why is the back so prone to injury? As we age, ligaments and tendons shorten and joint range of motion (ROM) decreases. Disks lose their ability to absorb shock, muscles weaken, and bones lose mass.

Got Stress? Get Yoga

 

There are many, many benefits to practicing yoga, and stress relief is just one of them—but it’s a big one. Many scientists now believe that stress is an underlying issue that contributes to a huge variety of diseases, including digestive disease, some types of cancer, obesity, skin conditions, and many more.

By ridding yourself of the stress in your life (or learning how to manage it more effectively), you can give yourself a leg up when it comes to disease prevention. That’s huge! At the time of year when kids are taking exams and sports are wrapping up, life can sometimes feel out of control.

But yoga helps.

 

The 10 minute cushion

 

Posture has a profound influence on our overall health – in fact, it affects every physiological function, from breathing to the nervous system.  The 10 Minute Cushiontm is a simple device that was born of this knowledge.

 

 

Why “Sitting Is The New Smoking” Doesn’t Really Matter

 

It’s trendy to talk about the dangers of sitting and brilliant videos like this one from Ted.com do a great job of showing why sitting for long periods at a time is risky.

 

Practice yoga to improve your posture 

 

Smartphones, laptops, desk jobs, slouching on the couch and long commutes to work can all contribute to making you look like you’re chronically hunched over. Not only is this unattractive, it can also be painful, as it often causes people to feel tight, achy and sore around the neck, shoulders, and upper and lower back.