The Most Popular Day Of The Year To Work Out Is Not What You’d Expect

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Article by Leigh Weingus | Found on MindBodyGreen

According to new data collected by the popular fitness class-booking app ClassPass, when it comes to exercise, people have very clear patterns as to when and how they exercise. But one of the more surprising findings from the workouts habits of the nearly 40,000 people they analyzed was this: The most popular day to exercise in 2017 was February 28. Continue reading The Most Popular Day Of The Year To Work Out Is Not What You’d Expect

Another Reason to Exercise: Protecting Your Sight

Article Found on ScienceDaily

People who engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity may be able to significantly lower their risk of glaucoma, according to research presented today at AAO 2017, the 121st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles reported a 73 percent decline in the risk of developing the disease among the most physically active study participants, compared with those who were the least active.

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How To Exercise To Reduce Inflammation (And Avoid Creating More)

Article by Leigh Weingus | Found on MindBodyGreen

When it comes to reducing inflammation, we often turn to a healthy diet, hot baths, and nourishing massages. While there’s nothing wrong with beating inflammation using these tactics, exercise is also an effective way to lower inflammation. In fact, one study that followed 4,000 middle-aged people over a 10-year period found that those who exercise for two and a half hours per week lowered their inflammation by 12 percent.

But when it comes to lowering inflammation, which types of exercise are best? Here’s what the experts say.

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Exercise: 7 Benefits of Regular Physical Activity

Article Found on MayoClinic.org

Want to feel better, have more energy and even add years to your life? Just exercise.

The health benefits of regular exercise and physical activity are hard to ignore. Everyone benefits from exercise, regardless of age, sex or physical ability.

Need more convincing to get moving? Check out these seven ways exercise can lead to a happier, healthier you.

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Here Are the Health Benefits of Pilates

Article by Markham Heid | Found on Time

People who dance are easy to spot, even offstage. “They’re very aware of their body’s position in space, and they move almost like cats,” says Marie-Louise Bird, a Pilates researcher and post-doctoral research fellow at the University of British Columbia. “But most of us are more like puppy dogs, moving without much attention paid to our posture.”

Luckily, the puppy dogs among us don’t have to go to dance school to get better body awareness. They can just do Pilates.

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11 Massage Questions You May Be Too Embarrassed to Ask

Article by Kathy Wong, ND | Found on VeryWell

It’s not always clear what the proper etiquette is during a massage. Do you tip a massage therapist? How much clothing should you remove? But whether you’re a massage newbie or just have a specific question, here are the questions you may be reluctant to ask but really want answered.

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This Fitness Pro’s 8 Secrets To Recovering From Any Workout

Article by Kenny Santucci | Found on MindBodyGreen

In this day and age, everyone seems to be tuning in to the value of a good workout—sometimes two or three a day. As a trainer, it’s a beautiful thing to log into my social media feeds and see so many people working out and reaping the benefits of exercise.

However, I’ve noticed that we tend to overlook the fact that recovery is just as important as exercise in your training routine. Exercise puts stress on our muscles, and recovery gives our bodies time to adapt, repair, and rebuild. Just busting your […]

Top 10 Tips for Pilates Beginners

Article Found on Realbuzz

If you are just starting out in Pilates or thinking of getting started, here are our top 10 tips for Pilates beginners – everything the Pilates novice needs to know. Find a Pilates teacher and really get the basic principles

First things first: try to find a good teacher in your local area. Get in contact with the Pilates Foundation and join a beginner’s class. An experienced teacher is essential to help you get a proper introduction to the subtleties of Pilates. They can show you effectively what each exercise looks and feels like, and can respond […]

How to Motivate Yourself to Go to the Gym on Cold, Dark Days

Written by Jacqueline Andriakos | Article Found on Health.com

I love to work out, and as a senior editor at Health, it’s a big part of my job. But I’m the first to admit that exercising when days turn cold and dark can suck. It’s pitch black when my alarm goes off for a before-work workout, and it’s dark again by 4 p.m. Plus, living in New York City means snowy, wind-chilled treks to the subway to get to my fitness locales. […]

7 Amazing Things That Will Happen When You Do Plank Every Day

Article by Szabo Laszlo | Found on LifeHack.org

Bodyweight exercises are gaining ground in the fitness world due to the practicality and simplicity of getting in shape using your own body weight. Planks are one form of bodyweight exercises that will never go out of fashion. Planks are one of the most effective exercises you can do. Why? Because they require a small time investment on your part, and offer the chance to achieve substantial results in a relatively short span of time.

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