5 Mind-Body Exercise Programs

5 Mind-Body Exercise Programs

Wake up at 6:00. Breakfast, chores, and out the door by 8:00. Work 9:00 to 5:00. Drive home and pick up food by 6:00. Collapse in front of the TV at 7:00. Berate yourself for not going to the gym again at 9:00. Bed by 11:00. Rinse and repeat. With a schedule like this one, it’s no wonder we don’t have the energy to drag ourselves to the gym. After spending the day taking care of others and putting out fires, we’re depleted and need to rest and...

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Which Martial Art is Right for You

Which Martial Art is Right for You

Wang Chun. Muay Thai. Jiu-Jitsu. It sounds like I’m ordering a feast from the local MSG-laden Asian fusion restaurant down the street. With all the unfamiliar sounds and words, is it any wonder Aikido sounds like something served over rice?  Where do you even begin to understand the difference between the various martial arts? How do you choose what’s best for you? Not all of us can be an 8th degree Black Belt Grand Master and the creator...

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Preventing Dementia, Not With Supplements!

Preventing Dementia, Not With Supplements!

I was very surprised to read this study by Cochran which stated that memory supplements have no effect in prevention of dementia or cognitive ability. I found this odd since I myself take them daily and I notice a distinct difference if I don't start my day with a large dose of B12 versus the days I don't. Is it just a placebo effect that I feel sharper when I take the supplements? The study was done over a 5 year period people over 40 and...

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The Search For Weight Loss And Exercise Equipment

The Search For Weight Loss And Exercise Equipment

In our society, thin and healthy people are considered to achieve more, be more social, and even provide better incomes. One recent study found that obese women made an average of two thousand dollars less every year than their skinny counterparts. This struggle to decide whether to accept oneself as she is or to move toward making different choices and hoping for a different outcome often lands women on the roller coaster search for bigger and...

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Trouble Sleeping? Try the 4-7-8 Breathing Technique

Trouble Sleeping? Try the 4-7-8 Breathing Techniqu …

You know you shouldn't be working on the computer all night and expect that you'll go right to sleep, right? Even so, it has to be done so what's an over active-minded insomniac to do in order to get those valuable Zs before the morning alarm bell? A proven sure-fire method is to use breathing techniques to relax the body and mind. There are plenty of methods but an easy one to use is known as the 4-7-8 technique. Find a comfortable place to...

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Weight Loss and Exercise Myths — Test Your Fitness IQ

Weight Loss and Exercise Myths -- Test Your Fitnes …

You've tried virtually every "diet" you can think of and still haven't lost weight. Or, perhaps you've lost weight only to quickly gain it back. You feel like you are in a never-ending battle that you just can't win. Does this sound familiar? Stop beating yourself over the head in frustration! More than likely you just aren't armed with the right information to help you be successful in reaching your weight loss goals. There are so many diet...

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