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Many people are taking to walking for health and fitness. Walking is convenient and you can do it almost anywhere, including in your house. Apart from a good pair of shoes, walking requires no financial input. Walking is low-impact and you can adjust it to suit your level of fitness, your health, your age, and your schedule. However, there are mistakes you need to avoid to reap the full benefits of walking, particularly if your goal is to lose weight. Some mistakes may lead to injury, while others may cause discomfort that reduces your enjoyment of this activity. Here are mistakes to avoid: [Read more]

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Even if your car is kept in good condition, the engine will overheat if you run it for too long in bad conditions. Similarly, your mind will “overheat” when you run it for too long in bad circumstances, even if you generally keep it in good condition. Work, social life, and even recreation can make it difficult for modern people to avoid overtaxing their minds, and so they suffer from needless stress, anxiety, and even depression. Fortunately, yoga provides you with the tools you can use to counteract the harmful effects of a fast paced modern life. [Read more]

You may want to lose weight or just want to eat healthier in general, but how do you know if you are getting the nutrients you need daily? A good diet begins with enough fruit and vegetables each day. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, or USDA, recommends eating 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables every day. Therefore, the common “5 a day” rule is the bare minimum and the more you eat, the better. Recommendations have changed over the years, but one thing remains constant – that fruit and vegetables prevent disease and prolong life. Experts recommended eating more vegetables than fruits. This is because the sugar content is higher that vegetables in common fruits like apples, oranges, and peaches. [Read more]

During the solitary confinement of the world, many people are experiencing all sorts of effects from the COVID-19 pandemic. Even for those who have been lucky enough to evade the virus thus far, the impacts of living in a global pandemic extend beyond just viral. One of the biggest concerns for many people who are riding out the virus locked in their homes is weight gain. For many who are now working remotely, not having to change out of pajamas or a reason to leave the house has a significant impact on their daily routines. Common side effects, including boredom and laziness, tend to have a direct impact on increased weight gain. Here are 5 basic tips to avoid packing on extra pounds during the lockdown. [Read more]

Let’s face it. Being stuck inside with no place to go makes being a couch potato the most natural thing in the world. Especially with winter looming and the plush of a throw blanket singing warm cozy lullabies, getting up and active can feel like a massive drag. Still, sitting around like a lump does nothing for those pretzel-induced love handles hiding under those pajamas. Doing a mere 30 minutes of yoga a day can significantly change many unhealthy habits into lifestyle-altering routines in a short period. [Read more]

Many people start exercising with good intentions but end up abandoning their fitness programs before they get anywhere near their fitness goals. The reason is that they have unrealistic expectations of how much they can and should accomplish. They look only to the short term, expecting instant results, and so throw away their long term possibilities. While it would be nice to drop inches off your waist in just a few days like weight loss ads and fitness influencers claim, getting fit is actually a slow and steady process that requires you to set realistic goals and display patience and commitment. [Read more]

Your mental health determines your emotional well being and your ability to take care of the activities of daily living. It is just as important to take care of your mental health as it is your physical health, but can be more difficult, especially during times of stress and uncertainty. Here are some ways you can actively work on improving your mental health and taking control of your emotional wellness. [Read more]

How do you relax and let go of stress? If you aren’t busy with work or a household chore, you might drink wine or watch a movie. Nonetheless, you can’t always put your feet up when anxiety strikes. Sometimes, you may be at work or driving through a tangle of traffic. On such occasions anxiety builds. Without pressure relief, all stress can do is multiply. What you need are fast ways to relax in any situation. Make these five methods to induce instant relaxation a habit, and stress won’t escalate. [Read more]

There’s plenty of so-called “diet foods” available in grocery stores today. Often labeled “low-fat,” “low-calorie” and “fat-free,” these products are marketed specifically to those looking to drop weight. But often, they don’t deliver.┬áIn fact, many of today’s supposed health foods are doing more than preventing weight loss; they are likely actively promoting weight gain. If you’re exercising regularly and eating a balanced diet but still not dropping those pesky pounds, these 10 pseudo “health foods” may likely be to blame. [Read more]