Yoga, Stress, and You

The stresses and anxieties that we face on a daily basis can be dealt with by doing enjoyable activities that relax us. Exercise is a common and healthy practice that is beneficial in more than just the stress department. Are you interested in shaking up your exercise routine or wanting to begin working out to… Read more »

Bad Memory? Sleep may be the Culprit!

It’s common knowledge that sleep is not only necessary to make us to be functional but is healthy for us too. Just how important is it for us to get our nightly sleep? The following research suggests without it, we wouldn’t be able to store information the way we do. Some research suggests that those… Read more »

Sickness and Excercise: When is it time for a break?

It is widely believed that exercising when you feel sick can not only make you feel better but may help you heal. According to blog Healthuni, if you follow the “neck rule” exercise can be OK. The “neck rule” argues that if you have any symptoms above the neck it is safe to continue with your regular exercise. That means stuffy noses, headaches,… Read more »

Anti-inflammatory Smoothie Recipe

Smoothies are a great way to fill yourself up “on the go” while not giving-in to fast food. We love smoothies that do more than just eliminate hunger! Check out this awesome recipe that boasts anti-inflammatory benefits: Ingredients 1/2 C Coconut Flesh 1 C Frozen Cherries 6-8 Basil Leaves 1-2 C Coconut Water or Water… Read more »

Benefits of Pilates

Exercise plays a large part in maintaining well-rounded health. Pilates, a low intensity work-out method that involves stretching, provides a wealth of benefits to your muscles. Here are a few of the amazing benefits that Pilates has to offer: Pilates focuses on the core, which results in stronger abdominal and spinal muscles. Pilates workouts result in toned… Read more »

Big Bags Aren’t Always Better!

The bigger the bag, the bigger the problems! While we use our backpacks, briefcases, and purses to store important items, it is crucial to not overload ourselves with unnecessary weight. Here are a few problems that can result from toting a heavy bag: Increase risk of developing  scoliosis or kyphosis Tension headaches resulting from constant pressure… Read more »

5 Benefits of Stretching

Many of us have incredibly busy lives and find it difficult to make time for exercise. The stresses of life can bog us down, making our muscles sore and stiff. While we encourage daily exercise, putting aside a few moments for stretching is also be beneficial. Take a look at a few ways that stretching can… Read more »

Simple Lower Back Exercises for Better Mobility

Lower back pain affects millions of Americans each year, and is the most common reason people are missing from the workplace. It can be caused by a number of things such as complicated structure of bones, strained muscles, poor posture, obesity, or even psychological stress. Try out some of these simple exercises, and regain mobility… Read more »

Preventing Pain: Simple Ways to Avoid Back Troubles

We write many blogs on how to alleviate back pain but have yet to provide a preventative piece. Taking the proper steps to protect your back is an excellent way to stay on top of your health. Check out these habits that help maintain a healthy spine: Get Those Bones Movin’ Having a regular pattern… Read more »

Vitamin D: The Sunlight Vitamin

Exposure to natural sunlight encourages our bodies to produce a very important mood-boosting vitamin that is essential for a healthy lifestyle- vitamin D. It has an incredible effect on mood and happiness, and lack of this precious vitamin can spike the risk of developing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Why is Vitamin D so Important? When a person… Read more »