Stretches for Before and After Walking

Take time to properly warm up before and cool down after your walk. You may be eager to get started on your walk – perhaps the weather’s inviting or you have chores to hurry back to – but taking the time to properly warm up and stretch before you walk, and cool down and stretch…

How Exercise Detoxifies the Body

Moving the body encourages breathing, circulation, and sweating, all of which speed up the detoxification process. To help your body detoxify through exercise, you want to get your breathing going and your heart pumping. Exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, a few times a week. Rebounding If you’ve never heard of rebounding, it’s…

Top 10 Health Benefits of Trekking/Backpacking

There’s something inherently majestic, satisfying and refreshing of traversing a span nature for a period of time with nothing but what you can carry on your back. From the invigorating sights to the quiet moments of self-reflection, trekking and backpacking the outdoors provides a number of health benefits ranging from physical to mental to spiritual….

Rise Up Against Sitting Disease

If you’re plopped on a bed, couch, or chair right now, you might have what is arguably the most common health problem in America today—sitting disease. That might sound silly. But prolonged, morning-to-bedtime sitting—doctors call it sedentary living—has been shown by researchers to play a significant role in many of the most troublesome health issues…

Health Benefits of Yoga

You’ve probably heard that yoga is good for you. Maybe you have even tried it and discovered that it makes you feel better. A regular practice can offers all kinds of mental and physical health benefits. Some, like improved flexibility, are clearly evident. Others, including mental clarity and stress reduction, may be more subtle but…

Top 10 health benefits of walking every day

It’s a gentle, low-impact form of exercise that’s easy, free and suitable for people of all ages and most abilities. Here’s why it’s so good for you 1. It strengthens your heart Regular walking has been shown to reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. It lowers levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol while increasing…

5 Morning Habits to Get Your Day Started

The morning is the foundation upon which we should build our entire day – mentally, physically, and spiritually. Here are 5 morning habits that provide you with a solid foundation upon which to go about your entire day: 1. Wake Earlier It seems there are endless articles online espousing the benefits of waking earlier. But…

How Long Should You Walk to Lose Weight?

How Long Should You Walk Each Day? Walking continuously for 30 minutes or more is best for fat-burning. At a brisk walking pace, you will cover a distance of 1.5 to 2 miles or 2.5 to 3.3 kilometers in 30 minutes. Walk most days of the week for at least 30 minutes to burn an…

DOES YOGA COUNT AS STRENGTH TRAINING!

Strength training, one of the most important components of physical conditioning, keeps joints and ligaments healthy and reduces the risk of bone fractures and osteoporosis. Having a regular physical yoga practice that involves bodyweight-bearing poses will build strength as well as flexibility. For the sole purpose of strength training, yoga may be a good tool…

Take time to properly warm up before and cool down after your walk

You may be eager to get started on your walk – perhaps the weather’s inviting or you have chores to hurry back to – but taking the time to properly warm up and stretch before you walk, and cool down and stretch again after you walk, should be a priority. “Stretching before you walk helps…