Smartphones offer numerous conveniences and help us stay connected, but overuse and improper use can lead to text neck and other body aches. Sitting at a desk in front of a computer screen all day can also cause problems. Certain yoga poses, however, can help alleviate and prevent minor neck and shoulder pain. The stretches below provide a good starting … Read More
Frequent travel and busy periods don’t have to interrupt your fitness routine. There are plenty of ways to stay fit when you are on the road or can’t make it to the gym. If you have a little space and an exercise mat, you can work out almost anywhere. Yoga — More than 36 million Americans practice yoga, and its … Read More
When it comes to sustained weight loss, you need to do two things — eat well and exercise. You can shed weight initially by altering your diet, but there’s more to gain from working out than just sweating off pounds. Exercise can improve your mood, boost your energy, facilitate better sleep and prevent various health problems. For example, if you’re … Read More
How you wake up and start each morning can set the tone for your entire day. Make sure your morning routine sets you up for a focused, productive day. Follow these simple steps to establish positive habits and get your day going.
Bad posture is comfortable. It’s easy. But as we all know, it’s bad for your body. It can wreak havoc on your spine, shoulders, hips and knees, cause neck and joint pain, reduce your flexibility and so much more. But all it takes is a few small changes to keep pain at bay. If your job involves sitting at your … Read More
Curiosity is also known to strengthen your relationships. Showing genuine interest in others deepens connection and can expand empathy when listening to someone with views different from your own. Perhaps the most compelling benefit is that curiosity helps you learn new things. Studies show that being interested in something new helps you learn it faster and results in greater ability. … Read More
It’s widely advised that you should exercise at least three times a week for a total of approximately 150 minutes. But do you know the ideal amount of exercise you should get to increase your chances of living a long, healthy life? Participants who exercised the generally recommended 150 minutes per week still had a 31 percent lower risk of … Read More
Is a busy schedule and the ability to binge watch TV shows on demand sabotaging your precious sleep time? Experts recommend adults get seven to nine hours of sleep every night, but many of us are sleep deprived, which can take a serious toll. Next time you need extra energy, try these five caffeine-free fixes: 1. Turn up the music. … Read More