Archive for the ‘Exercise’ Category

The Benefits of Yoga

The purpose of yoga is to create strength, awareness and harmony in both the mind and body. While there are more than 100 different types, or schools, of yoga, most sessions typically include breathing exercises, meditation, and assuming postures (sometimes called asana or poses) that stretch and flex various muscle groups. “As an osteopathic physician, […]

5 Benefits of Relaxation Exercises

The benefits of using a relaxation technique are overwhelming. Regular practice of relaxation techniques will assist you in relieving in muscle tension, reduce anxiety, and improve your overall well being. Other benefits include: Decrease in heart rate Decrease in respiration rate Decrease in blood pressure Decrease in muscle tension Decrease in metabolic rate and oxygen […]

5 Ways You’ll Benefit from Daily Deep Breathing Exercises

Stress management is an important key for improving your health and quality of living, and deep breathing exercises are a foundational principle of managing life’s stresses. Whether you experience negative emotions or physical pain, the body responds in a similar way every time. You may experience a rapid heartbeat, tightening muscles, dilated pupils and perspiration […]

Reasons to Get Moving

Beyond helping with weight loss, having an active life will also improve your health. So strap on some sneakers and kick your sedentary life to the curb! The more your move, the healthier your are. It’s as simple as that. Sitting behind a desk all day and hours of television isn’t doing you any favors. […]

FAQ’s Aerobic/Cardio Exercises

Is There a Difference Between Cardio and Aerobic Exercise? For an exercise to be considered “cardiovascular”, it implies that there should be some heart benefits. In other words, it should be at an intensity which is high enough to cause your heart to beat rapidly. Thus, any cardiovascular exercise is an aerobic exercise, but not all […]

Benefits of Balance Exercise

There are several fun-looking, toy-like devices found in gyms and fitness stores today, but what are the devises actually used for? Theses tools are specifically designed to help you improve your balance and help you develop a strong core. The overall benefits of balance training include improvements to overall fitness, sports performance, and injury prevention. […]

Can you really walk your way to fitness?

Research has shown that the benefits of walking and moderate physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day can help you: Reduce the risk of coronary heart disease Improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels Improve blood lipid profile Maintain body weight and lower the risk of obesity Enhance mental well being Reduce the […]

Benefits of Deep Breathing

10 Quick Benefits of Deep Breathing: Breathing Detoxifies and Releases Toxins Your body is designed to release 70% of its toxins through breathing. If you are not breathing effectively, you are not properly eliminating your body of its toxins i.e. other systems in your body must work overtime which could eventually lead to illness. When you […]