Yoga Boosts Brain Function

Your Brain on Yoga Infographic

Research has revealed that just one 20 minute session of Hatha yoga considerably improved speed and accuracy on tests of inhibitory control and working memory, 2 measures of brain function involved in the ability to maintain focus and take in, retain and also make use of new information. Individuals that took part in the…

Stress Release Yoga Sequence

Stress Release Yoga Sequence

For women having breast cancer in the process of radiation therapy, yoga provides unique benefits other than reducing fatigue. Researchers revealed that although fatigue had been counteracted with basic stretching exercises, individuals who took part in yoga exercises in which controlled meditation, breathing, as well as relaxation techniques were integrated into their treatment plan…

Can an HMB Supplement Help Build Muscle?

Best Leg Exercises Infographic

Exercise strengthens muscles by naturally destroying the protein of muscle cells. This causes the body to rebuild even more protein (protein synthesis). This in turn results in bigger muscles and greater muscle strength. What is HMB? HMB (beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate) is a metabolite formed when the amino acid leucine is broken down in the body. Amino…

The Health Benefits of Yoga

The Health Benefits of Yoga Infographic

Yoga is a practice that combines the body, breath, and mind to balance and energize the complete person. This practice consists of breathing exercises, physical postures as well as meditation to improve general wellbeing. Yoga originated in ancient India, and these days millions of Americans of any age and fitness level practice yoga on…

Twisted Ankle Risk Influenced By Position of Foot When Running

Common Running Injuries Infographic

According to a study, how the foot is positioned prior to ground contact when walking or running could increase risk of ankle sprain, otherwise known as a twisted ankle. The results of the research found that people who have a history of repetitive ankle sprain demonstrated lower clearance heights between their feet and the…

Hate Walking Alone? Start Your Own Walking Group

How to Burn More Calories Walking Infographic

Unlike weightlifting, running, and other high-intensity forms of fitness, walking is an effective form of low-impact exercise that practically anyone can do. No special equipment or training is needed to enjoy a brisk walk. In fact, all that is needed is a good pair of shoes. If you’re lucky enough to live in a…

Aerobic Exercise May Slow Progression of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

The Liver Anatomical Chart

Taking walks for an hour each day can slow non alcoholic fatty liver disease progression in obese individuals who have pre diabetes by stimulating metabolism, as well as decreasing the oxidative damage caused by non alcoholic fatty liver disease. The research showed that daily walks didn’t just increase insulin sensitivity in obese individuals who…

Knee Pain Reduced With Hip Strengthening Exercises

Best Strength Moves For Runners

According to a study of runners, hip strengthening exercises reduce patellofemoral pain, a typical knee pain encountered by runners, as well as improved the gaits of the runners The study results reveal that the hip strengthening exercises were successful in reducing knee pain, which corresponded to improved mechanics. Only recently have researchers begun looking…

Hindu Pushup Infographic

Hindu Pushup Infographic

To do a Hindu Pushup, begin in the raised position of a standard pushup with the feet spread out wider than the width of the shoulders, and head down to avoid neck strain. Move the hands back so your midsection is raised in the air, with the legs and arms straight, and you’re looking…

(Ustrasana) Camel Pose Benefits

Camel Yoga Pose

The camel pose benefits the spine and the front of the body by providing an intense stretch. It helps to relieve backache, helps strengthen the lower back, helps correct rounded shoulders, and stimulates the thyroid gland and kidneys. The camel pose is not to be practiced if high blood pressure, a herniated disk, or…

How Useful Are Smartphones As Fitness Trackers?

Smartphone Fitness Apps

According to research, most smartphone applications are just as accurate as wearable devices for tracking physical activity. As standalone fitness trackers can cost between $100-150, smartphone apps could be a more affordable way of keeping track of health behaviors, as well as more widely accessible. More than 65% of adults use a smartphone in…

Protect Your Heart From Injury With Exercise

Nitric Oxide Infographic

Exercise equally decreases heart attack risk as well as protection for the heart in the event that a heart attack takes place. For many years, physicians have been attempting to analyze how this 2nd exercise benefit functions, with the purpose of discovering methods of protecting the heart following a heart attack. Scientists have determined…