What do most people imagine when the word “yoga” comes to mind? They envision twisting up like a pretzel, right? Then they start to feel that they are not fit enough, young enough, or flexible enough to take part in yoga. But nothing could be further from the truth. It’s never too late to improve your strength and flexibility. Inflexibility, soreness, and exhaustion due to lactic acid build up in the muscles are released when you stretch by safely flowing from one yoga pose to another.
Studies show that 10 minutes of exercise three times a day could possibly be more beneficial than a non-stop 30 minute work-out. Even 10 minutes of dancing, walking, jumping rope or other form of exercise two or three times a day can add up to an enormous advantage for your heart and mind, according to Dr.
I have always loved chicken and sausage gumbo. Unfortunately, when I became serious about changing my lifestyle to clean eating, I thought I had to give it up. Something about my mom's recipe including frying bacon grease and flour to make the rue just didn't seem like it would fall under the eating clean category. However, I discovered that I could still have my cake and eat it too, not literally. But, I found a Weight Watchers recipe for shrimp and sausage gumbo that I tweaked a little by replacing the shrimp with chi
Cross-training is the most beneficial way for anyone to stay fit. The muscles need to be shocked and confused in order to gain strength, range of motion, functional ability and flexibility. Equally as important, it prevents boredom and plateaus. It is exciting to mix up your work-outs and try something new. Get out of your comfort zone. If someone asked me what my favorite physical activity is, I would have to say I don’t have a favorite.
During a recent visit (May 16th if my memory serves me correct) to the scale at the gym where I work, I jumped on it and it read 190 lbs. Ouch! That was a shock to me as I had not been trying to gain any weight nor had my workout routine warranted any weight gain. I made up in my mind that day that I had to change a few things in with my lifestyle. Here is what I've changed in the past week and a half that has me down to 180 lbs. and still counting (my goal weight is somewhere b/w 173-175 lbs.)!