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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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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Exercise To Relieve Stress And Lose Weight

Exercise To Relieve Stress And Lose Weight

If you have been paying attention to the news lately, you have probably noticed two things: people are getting heavier, and they are experiencing a lot more stress. It's hard to imagine that this is a simple coincidence. In fact, a lot of the complications of obesity and stress are the same. The good news is that there may be a single solution to both problems, and that is exercise. Exercise can help you lose weight by burning calories, and it...

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Buying Exercise Equipment: Get The Best for Less

Buying Exercise Equipment: Get The Best for Less

Unless you are already an equipment expert, this article will help you choose wisely so that you can get the best for less. After making the commitment to begin a diet and fitness program, the first step many people take is to purchase of some sort of exercise equipment. If you do this, it will also be your first big obstacle, simply because the overwhelming selection makes it extremely difficult to know where to begin. Be careful! This is...

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