How yoga can benefit Alzheimer’s

How yoga can benefit Alzheimer’s

Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) is a key protein that helps diminish neural degradation. People with Alzheimer’s, however, are found to have significantly lower NGF levels causing them to be more vulnerable to the disease. Breakthrough research has revealed that NGF levels can be increased by introducing yoga into your fitness routines. Here are two easy […]

Electrolytes: necessity or accessory?

Electrolytes: necessity or accessory?

Electrolytes are in the colorful, tasty sport drinks that help you through your workout. They also remind you of how athletes would treat themselves after crossing the finish line. But how big of a part do they play in unleashing the workout beast? Before marching towards the vending machine, here are a few things you […]

When it’s wise to avoid exercise

When it’s wise to avoid exercise

When it comes to a healthy lifestyle, exercise is undoubtedly important. But is there ever a time when it’s best to skip a workout session or two? While it may sound surprising, sometimes that’s exactly what you should do. If you’re trying to reach your optimal health, exercise isn’t always the answer. Here are a […]

Be happy with a healthy body

Be happy with a healthy body

The world is trending away from the ideal body being a skinny one or that a woman should starve herself in order to be beautiful. The fitness magazine ‘Women’s Health’ recently joined in this “real-body” movement by banning the phrases “bikini body” and “drop two sizes” from its publication. Having the perfect figure is no […]

Is your Yoga Teacher Making these Mistakes?

Is your Yoga Teacher Making these Mistakes?

Of course, it takes a lot of time, dedication and effort to become a fitness instructor, whatever discipline you are primarily working in. But as in any industry some people are simply better suited to their role than others. Whether that’s through not keeping up with developments in their field, a tendency to believe anything […]

Less talked about reasons to exercise

Less talked about reasons to exercise

Most of us know that exercise is good for your health, helps you sleep better, and can improve your disposition. And while these benefits are undoubtedly great, you may wonder if there are any other, less talked about ways exercise can improve your life. To bring some of these benefits out into the open, we’ve […]

Work off that sweet cherry (or any other) pie

It’s the time of the year where pie becomes the official dessert of just about every occasion. Not only do these delicious treats make their way onto our plates, but they will also find a way to end up on our hips, belly and booty as unwanted fat. As ladies, we have worked far too […]

The benefits of walking and how to do more of it

Since the dawn of mankind, people have walked. It is one of the easiest, most natural things you can do – yet with cars, buses, trains and escalators easily available, modern technology has made it a less favorable option for getting around. And because of this, people walk much less often today, perhaps less than […]