You are what you eat…and what you think about what you eat. At the recent IDEA World Fitness & Nutrition Convention, there were sessions that focused on the relationship between our minds, bodies, and good nutrition. As anyone who has tried to lose weight can tell you, the mind controls the body. When it comes to food, our bodies are a result of what our mind thinks, believes, assumes and creates
We were asked to create a video to address this question: “What muscles get stretched when performing the back saver sit and reach test?” Hint: it’s not the back…unless you do it wrong. So what exactly is the back saver sit and reach test? And is that anything like the saving for a rainy day jar?
If you are a woman in your late 40s and up, you are probably at the age when yoga is a great way to look and feel more beautiful from the inside out. This guest post from Lexi Yoga shares some of the internal benefits of starting yoga as a Boomer woman.
Bonnie Raitt was right when she sang Have a Heart. You probably have a heart, but is it a strong one? And do you also have great circulation and flexible arteries? Having a strong circulatory system and being flexible should be on the top of your “gotta have” list if you want to live a full, healthy life.
The foot bone connected to the ankle bone, The ankle bone connected to the shin bone, The shin bone connected to the knee bone…. .Them bones got up and walked around. If you want YOUR bones to get up and comfortably exercise, you will want to prevent shin splints. An excellent way to do this is to stretch your…
Who else is eager to find out whether Daniel Craig’s glutes in the latest James bond film, Skyfall are tighter than your hip flexors and quads? One of them needs stretching – the right way, not the common wrong ways we often see. The other needs …..
Foam rollers are an excellent tool for a group fitness class or personal training session, especially for muscle (myofascial) release. In essence, a foam roller can be used for self-massage, using your own body weight. You don’t know how to use the foam roller?! No worries – there’s an app for that!
Want more benefit from your hamstring stretches? Avoid the most 3 common form faults. Be uncommon and extend! Flexible hamstrings bring you at least 3 benefits if not more. Bad form only brings you ….
What can you do about your posture if you sit all day imitating the Hunchback of Notre Dame? A few posture and stretching tricks will help you sit pretty plus look younger. Slouch, hunch, and “schlump” no more. We have spoken.
We offer four more useless exercises that seemed oh-so-clever at the time. By “at the time” we mean “BCS – Before Common Sense” as these moves were either plain silly or actually contraindicated (bad for you). Raise your donkey leg to the hydrant if you did these moves!