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How yoga can help you age gracefully

How yoga can help you age gracefully

It’s a fact of life. As your 30s dissolve into 40s and then evaporate into 50s, your body doesn’t function like it did when you were twenty. That’s why as a mature adult it’s important to place a higher emphasis on health and exercise so that your body stays in good condition.

Best workouts for overweight exercisers

Best workouts for overweight exercisers

You’ve probably heard that starting and sticking to an effective exercise plan will be easy and fun after a period of time. But the fact is that if you’re very overweight and out of shape, you’re likely going to face massive obstacles – both physically and mentally – that will be hard to overcome.

Exercising in the hot weather

Exercising in the hot weather

As an avid outdoor exerciser you waited patiently for summer to arrive, thinking about all the fun activities you could enjoy doing if only the weather was nice. Now summer comes knocking at your door, you put on your best workout gear and step outside, only to feel the intense heat and humidity hit your body hard.

Here’s why you should drink more wine

Here’s why you should drink more wine

It sounds unlikely – a recommendation on a health and fitness blog to drink more wine. But there’s truth in it, at least in part. Most of us have heard various wives’ tales about the health benefits of red wine, but we tend to pay them little attention.

Martial arts principles for better yoga

Martial arts principles for better yoga

When you unroll your yoga mat and lunge into warrior pose, do you ever feel like you’re just going through the motions? As your yoga practice develops from an exciting new venture and becomes a weekly routine, it’s not surprising that it can start to feel a bit stale after a while.

How to stop knee pains during your workout

How to stop knee pains during your workout

If you’re going through the day noticing that your knees are aching – as though you’ve been on several long-haul flights in a row without time for a single stretch – then it is time to take action. Knee pain is one of the most common complaints of those who regularly exercise, and it could be that the way you’re doing your workout – or how long you spend sitting in the office – is what is causing the painful knee symptoms.

Shake off glute and thigh fat in one month

Shake off glute and thigh fat in one month

For many people, glute and thigh fat can seem impossible to shake. Women especially have a tendency to gain weight in these areas and have trouble getting rid of it once it takes hold. But believe it or not, the first step in shedding pounds here does not start with exercise or diet.

Tips to practice yoga outside

Tips to practice yoga outside

One of the many beauties of yoga is that it can literally be done anywhere. Whether you’re living in the city or the suburbs, you can always join a yoga class at the local studio or practice alone at home. But in addition to these controlled environments, you can enjoy the benefits of yoga by taking it outdoors too.

Weightlifting mistakes to avoid

Weightlifting mistakes to avoid

A woman who is serious about losing weight and getting a toned body might purchase membership at a gym where she can benefit from using the full range of exercise equipment. She might jump on a treadmill, straddle a stationary bicycle or elliptical machine for an hour, then go straight home, thinking that her workout day is done.