Archive for the ‘Exercise’ Category

Meditation Is Key

We all have heard that “meditation is good for you”. But good in what terms? Is this just reports from people doing it for 10 years, or are there good scientific studies showing specific benefits that I care about? I’ve summarized several benefits down below. Sources:  Scientific Benefits of Meditation 8 Ways Meditation Can Improve […]

Benefits of Walking

What’s not to like about walking? It’s free. It’s easy to do, and it’s easy on the joints. And there’s no question that walking is good for you. Walking is an aerobic exercise; a University of Tennessee study found that women who walked had less body fat than those who didn’t walk. It also lowers […]

Why Spending More Time Outside Is Beneficial

Research shows that the average American spends 87 percent of their time in enclosed buildings and 6 percent of their time in enclosed vehicles.1 That’s a total of 93 percent of your life spent inside. There are a number of reasons why this is unhealthy — for body, mind, and spirit. For starters, levels of many pollutants concentrate indoors, […]

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 […]