All people get older. That is a baseline of the human condition. But although the effects of age, broadly speaking, are part of the life cycle, how quickly and how much they develop is variable. We cannot change our DNA (yet). Some people have greater risks for heart disease, or cancer, for instance. But lifestyle choices can have an enormous impact across our lives on how we age, and even the way genes are expressed can be affected by those lifestyle choices.
Should you try Yoga or Tai Chi?Why not study both? Actually, Yoga and Tai Chi are one and the same but the name and place of their origin has been lost in time. Yoga can be traced to India over 5000 years ago. Some experts consider Tai Chi as Yoga moving meditation which grew out of ancient Chinese Taoist or Buddhist monasteries over 1000 years ago.
What's tai chi got to do with yoga? Read and see'When your yoga posture's not working, stay alert. Mull over different methods, explore tai chi principles, focus on your instinct to survive' Yoga routines, which some people become seriously obsessed with, can suddenly become worthless, and you have to start anew. The dilemma isn't that you've fizzled in your determination or ability. The trouble is thinking your chosen yoga style might be the One True Secret path.
The fundamental tenet of human physiology lies in the individual's outlook on how body, mind and spirit all mutually support each other in its health and well-being. Having realized that the body acts interdependently - your thoughts, emotions, and body parts all play a role in your overall health - people are now more inclined than ever to consider the wisdom of holistic health coming from a variety of non-local traditions.
There are many health fads and many of us want to get healthy, stay slim and fit and look our best. Most of the fads turn out to be more of hype than a fact. Of all the health fads and hobbies in the world yoga is the most inexpensive. It is the modern mantra that has been proved not to be a hype as it has been with many other fads. The benefits of yoga have been proved and documented and has been the driving force for good health. Simple yet consistent practice of postures of yoga has proven to be universally beneficial. You do not need to buy costly equipment and install it at home.
In 2012 there were 20 million yoga enthusiasts in the U.S. and only about 500,000 tai chi practitioners. That statistic frustrates many tai chi teachers. Tai chi is moving meditation which can be practiced nearly all day long at work, leisure and play. Compared to mainstream yoga, that's an amazing value for the money. Here’s the top 6 reasons for tai chi's slow growth.
One way to begin strength training is to buy a set of dumbbells and start moving them around. Over time, bit by bit, we come to understand that we can get better benefits by being more precise: we start organizing our lifting into sets and reps, measuring the amount of weight lifted, planning out which days to train, and so on. What a good trainer understands though, is that there is a step missing here.
This past week has been really busy. Actually things have seemed rather busy for a while now. It is at the point that the piles of 'to be done when I get the chance' on my desk have dates at the bottom of the pile that would be way past due if they were cartons of milk. Some of it if it were packaged cheese. At least I am not at the dried bean stage.