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10 Tips To Getting Fit In The New Year

Here are 10 tips to ensure success this year

10 Ways to Move with Others

Here are 10 ways to move while interacting with friends, family, neighbors, coworkers or strangers about to become new friends.

20-minute Vinyasa Flow

Who doesn’t have twenty minutes? This is the perfect video for times when your schedule is tight but you're still in need of a feel-good flow.

3 Grounding Practices to Enhance Your Vitality

Three grounding practices that help you gather energy from the earth to replenish and enhance your own life force.

3 Out-of-the-Box Resolutions for 2016

The turn of the calendar from one year to the next invariable leads toward a yearning to live our lives in new and more healthful ways. Losing weight may top the charts as a New Ye…

4 Healthy Hobbies To Try During Addiction Recovery

Overcoming addiction may not be easy, but there are things you can do to make the process smoother.

5 Easy Tips to Improve Your Workout

You’ve been diligent. You’ve counted calories, carbs, grams of fat and protein—even bites. You’ve also been a regular at the gym. You’ve been doing everything right but when you lo…

5 Stories to Explore Fun and Creative Mindful Movement

Moving mindfully is known to increase wellness and mental health (as it is a form of moving meditation). Make your movements intentional, yet fun and creative with the inspiration from these 5 stories.

5 Ways to Engage in Beneficial "Body Play"

Don’t think of exercise as a chore; instead, think of it as “body play.” Here are a few ideas to get you started on shifting that mindset, and making exercise more joyful…

5 Ways To Preserve Your Brain Power

Healthy brains, just like healthy bodies, can better withstand the tests of time. Here are the top five tips to keep your mind sharp.

7 Ways to Get Your Body Moving

Get your body moving with seven of our favorite articles from Spirituality and Health.

A Fight-Like Dance

Admittedly, Capoeira isn’t for everyone. The Afro--Brazilian martial art features leg sweeps, handstands, and acrobatic exchanges between two sparring practitioners who are encircl…

A Prescription to Walk

If there was a prescription medicine that could significantly increase your health, with limited side effects, would you take it? If this prescription could drastically reduce the …

A Symphony of Movement

It wasn’t so long ago that the aging brain was considered a done deal. The scientific community told us that with aging, the capacity of our brain diminished, and once that happene…

Aikido Turns Conflict on its Head

For 60 years, American practitioners have given up the fight.

Alignment in Lotus Posture (Video)

Integrate the wisdom of the yoga sutras in your evolution to full padmasana, the lotus pose.

Awakening Prana and Joy in Your Life

Saturate aligned movement with your life force energy

Beginners Warriors and Sun Salutations

In this introductory video isolating the fundamentals of sun salutations, Celest Pereira will guide you through a brief, yet informative vinyasa flow.

Best Practice: How to Really Want to Work Out

Motivation is often spoken of as if it were some inward reservoir. Whether it is talking about one’s level of motivation (as if the tank were either full or empty), waiting for mot…

Breaking the Cycle of Fear

The best way to deal with pain is to figure out how to move through it

Building Relationships One Step at a Time

Walking can be a path to a better understanding and appreciation of each other.

Carry-On Wellness

No matter the duration of your flight, it’s important to take good care of yourself. What you do—or don’t do—aboard the plane makes all the difference in the world when it comes to…

Chair Yoga: Restoration for the Lower Back

Rejuvenate and release tension with this chair yoga sequence.

Completing the Kona Ironman at Age 70

It’s now two days post Ironman. I’m in Kona, Hawaii, sitting in a beach restaurant at about mile one of the swim. I watched the sunset. I watched the couples enjoying dinner on the…

Couch Potatoes Have Shrinking Brains

A new study suggests that exercise may be important in keeping our brains robust.

Daily Muscle Relief to Alleviate Back Pain

Use this routine to begin your day or before your workout for increased stability and mobility.

Do Not Go Gentle

Your most important savings plan has nothing to do with money.

Drop Dead Healthy

Drop Dead Healthy: One Man’s Humble Quest for Bodily PerfectionBy A. J. JacobsSimon & SchusterA. J. Jacobs, editor-at-large of Esquire magazine and the author of The Year …

Earthly Goods: Get Fit, Feel Better

Strengthen Your CoreI have a friend in her late 80s who has more pep in her step and sparkle in her eye than ever — and she attributes it to her thrice weekly Pilates sessions that…

Eight Golden Rules for Playing Your Best Tennis

Sally Huss, a Wimbledon semi-finalist and a national champion in her age group, has taught her own brand of Zen tennis. But she is best known as the “artist of happiness,” with che…

Expressing Myself Through Nia

I practice the Nia Technique, a dynamic fusion of moves from dance, martial arts, and healing arts that integrates body, mind, emotions, and spirit. The workout leaves me drenched …

Free Your Body, Free Your Mind

Eight or so years ago, Janet Sleigh stood in her kitchen, -bemoaning her whacked-out hormones, her arthritic fingers, and her squishy postpartum belly of two years. A friend who wa…

Heal Your Self

By Norm Hacker“If there already was a cure for cancer, if obesity rates weren’t rising, if the rates of disease were in decline, if our population was enjoying greater health and w…

Healing Walks for Hard Times

Quiet Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body & Get Your Life Backby Carolyn Scott KortgeSometimes we can be overwhelmed by what life brings us — a career setback, a frightening diagno…

How to Beat the Winter Blues

Here’s a list of 10 helpful tips to stay warm and beat this season’s inevitable blues.

How to Help Your Brain Communicate Better

The fact that exercise supports mental health as well as physical health is well known, and the reasons for that correlation is an area ripe for research. A new study shows how vig…

How To Slow Parkinson’s Disease

New research suggests simple exercise may provide hope for the one million people who suffer from Parkinson’s Disease (PD).

If You’ve Lost Your Sight, Try Surfing and Martial Arts

This remarkable program offers health and hope for the blind.

Is Yoga Safe?

Two years ago, at breakfast with the dean of yoga at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, I got an answer to a serious question that had nagged at me. …

Kundalini Yoga on the Ball

Energizing and uplifting, Gabrielle Pelicci’s Kundalini Yoga on the Ball provides a workout that’s fun and accessible for all ages and fitness levels, yet challenging enough to lea…

Kung Fu Body Conditioning

Traditional Training for Endurance and PowerBy Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, and YMAA Retreat Center DisciplesEven those who do not intend to become experts in kung fu will find the discip…

Last Chance for a Beach Dance

September is the best month to visit the spectacular Oregon coast and the last month to experience something extraordinary: Beach Dance at Cannon Beach. During each event, dancers …

Memory Walk: An Everyday Ritual to Connect to Nature

By Jeff Wallis The restorative power of nature can be accessible—anytime, anywhere—through the ritual of a Memory Walk. All you need is a route to walk and a camera. …

Move your Body to Save your Brain

If you’ve ever noticed how much better you feel after a brisk walk, you’re aware of the connection between your body and your brain. New research shows that this connection is link…

My Practice: A Daily Ayurvedic Routine

Learn how Vedic master Michelle Fondin walks through her daily routine.

Need to Solve a Problem? Try Swinging Your Arms

Imagine that you can change the way you think, just by changing the way your body moves. If this sounds hard to believe, consider this: In a study, researchers at the University of…

Nope, You Can’t Stop Exercising

Blood flow to the brain decreases after just 10 days of less physical activity

Relax When Too Many Things Are Up in the Air

When life throws curve balls at Ryan Christensen, he juggles them — literally. A self-described depressed, obese teenager, Ryan practiced juggling while his parents’ marriage disso…

Richard Simmons: On Resiliency

 I attack a day. I’m like an animal getting out of a cage. It’s like there’s a tiger inside my chest and it can’t wait to get out and enjoy life and do what I do best and what…

Sheldon Resnick on Improving Brain Function through Cardio

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The 1-Hour Walking Solution

Sixty minutes of moderate exercise can help undo the damage of sitting all day.

The Exercise Program That Failed

And how Big Pharma can even crush the benefits of working out

The Most Dangerous Word in Exercise

When you hear it, ask yourself, “Why? What am I training for?”

The Right Way to Stretch

Is it better to hold a stretch, or stretch while moving?

The Secrets of Your Core, or Why You Don't Need to Punch Your Yoga Teacher

The other day, my friend and yoga teacher Meghan Currie said to me about the core: "There's just this layer of energetic garbage around your core. You kind of have to burn through …

The Surprising Connection Between Sitting and Anxiety

Understanding the link between sedentary behavior and anxiety can help us come up with strategies for lifestyle changes.

This is your brain on exercise

How an exercise rehab specialist became a brain doctor

Two Steps to Battle Depression

One of the marks of depression is rumination, or constantly going over the bad things that have happened in your life, with an obsessive belief that all is lost, and that it’s prob…

Video: Neck Pain Relief

Chronic neck pain isn't something you should leave untreated. Whether you are experiencing symptoms of fibromyalgia, old injuries or accidents, or simply poor lifest…

Why Learn to Ski at 50 and Beyond

Like childhood play, your whole being checks in for skiing.

Yoga Dos and Don'ts: Elbow Alert

Hyperextended joints can be a sign of false strength says writer and yoga teacher Shannon Wianecki.

Yoga for Stress Reduction: Heart Opening

A sequence of gentle backbends and heart opening poses to release tension from the neck, shoulders, and jaw.

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The Simplest, Cheapest, And Most Accurate Way To Know How Hard To Work Out

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