Learn Yoga Techniques to Treat or Ease Insomnia

By Ann Pizer | Article Featured on Verywellfit

If you have a hard time getting to sleep at night, incorporating yoga into your life can help, especially if your insomnia is stress-related. Yoga has proven to be a great stress buster and can offer you relaxation techniques, including breathing exercises and meditation. Yoga nidra is a deep relaxation methodology that can be particularly helpful for people who have trouble sleeping.

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How to Breathe Properly When Running

By Christine Luff | Article Featured on Verywellfit

Proper breathing can make a difference in terms of your overall comfort and performance when running. While your body will probably do the right thing naturally, you may have some breathing habits that affect your ability to run efficiently.

It can be helpful to learn about different theories about the way breathing affects running and recommendations about the best way to breath during your running workouts.

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7 Tips for Exercising in the Summer Heat

Article Featured on Verywellfit

Running in heat and humidity can put you at risk for dehydration, heat stroke, and other heat-related illnesses. Common sense is the key to avoiding problems, so be sure to follow these precautions:

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What Muscle Groups Should I Work Out Together?

Article by Ruben Castaneda | Featured on US News

This article is based on reporting that features expert sources including Denise Austin; Matt Camargo; Brian Grawe, MD; Jonathan Jordan, CPT, WLS, FMT

IT’S AN EXCUSE FITNESS guru Denise Austin hears routinely from people who say they want to get in better shape but who don’t exercise regularly: “I don’t have time to work out.” To this, the perpetually enthusiastic Austin has a ready response: You can effectively work out two or even three sets of muscles together, at the same time.

“Everyone is time-crunched,” Austin says. But having little spare time doesn’t […]

Get Motivated to Exercise When You’re off Track

By Paige Waehner | Article Featured on Verywellfit

It’s easy (and even important, as part of a goal-setting process) to make plans to exercise. It’s the follow-through that sometimes gets people caught up. That’s where motivation comes in. It gives purpose and direction to your behavior, providing the internal push you need to overcome excuses and get started. Unfortunately, sometimes it deserts you right when you need it most.

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12 Tips For Exercising In Summer Heat

BY DANINE FRUGE, MD | Article Featured on Pritikin

A beautiful sunny day is the ultimate motivation to go outside and play, but the summer heat and exercise can be a risky combination. Danine Fruge, MD, Associate Medical Director at Pritikin shares 12 tips for enjoying a safe, summer exercise program.

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11 Common Running Mistakes to Avoid

By Christine Luff | Article Featured on Verywellfit.com

All runners have made mistakes at some point during their training and racing. In some cases, we repeat the same mistakes over and over again. But, hopefully, we learn from those mistakes and take steps to avoid repeating the same ones in the future. Here are some of the most common running mistakes and how you can avoid running injuries and other issues.

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7 Things You Shouldn't Do in Your Pilates Reformer Class

By Alycea Ungaro, PT, MS | Article Featured on Verywellfit

Among Pilates lovers, Reformer classes are all the rage. As with any group training experience there are protocols that should be observed in order to ensure the safest and most effective workout. For a Reformer class, the specific dos and don’ts will only advance your own results.

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The Best Exercises for Brain Health

There’s a lot you can learn from your elders, starting with the results of a multi-year study of exercise and brain health in seniors.

Researchers from Columbia University and the University of Miami compared results of two sets of brain scans and tests measuring memory and thinking skills in 876 seniors. The tests were done five years apart.

The investigators found a greater mental decline for those who reported low-activity exercises, such as light walking and yoga, compared to those with high-activity levels and exercises like running and cardio workouts.

The difference was equal to 10 years of brain […]

The Many Benefits of Core Strength Training

Article Featured on Canyon Ranch

Many of us equate core strength with a flat belly or six-pack abs. And while those may be motivating goals to you, there are so many more benefits that come from improving core strength than how your midsection looks, including improved posture, better balance, reduced back pain and easier breathing.

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