Tag Archives: Lifestyle & Behavior

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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Feb

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]

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]

12

Nov

Research shows a compelling relationship between obesity and the human immune system. The strength of this link helps explain why it is so difficult for some people to lose weight, even after repeated attempts to exercise and eat healthy. Learn about the immune system’s role in the body’s metabolism and what you can do to maintain a healthy weight. [Read more]

When it comes to weight lifting, there is widespread disagreement over which types of equipment are most effective at building muscle mass. Many swear that free weights are best, while others swear that isokinetic machines are just as effective. So, what is the best way to build muscle mass? Here are the pros and cons of each method. [Read more]

06

Aug

Do you have a spring in your step and a smile on your face in the morning? No? Then you might be bad tempered because you don’t feel great. Perhaps tiredness and stress greet you when you wake. If so, the next twenty-four hours have gotten off to a bad start. You can change the way you begin the day, though, and learn to rise like a breath of fresh air rather than under a storm cloud. [Read more]