Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S. Smoking, high blood pressure, a lack of exercise, high cholesterol, anger and stress are some of the key risk factors for developing heart disease. But studies have shown that regular yoga practice can help improve your health on many levels, … Continue reading Yoga and its heart-healthy benefits
Who doesn’t get bored with the same old workout routine? If you are like most of us, then you are always trying to find a new workout trend that will keep you excited about going to the gym. If that is the case, then consider taking this fun, new water-based fitness class, BOGA Fitmat. The BOGA FITMAT is a … Continue reading BOGA Fitmat: Yoga on the water
Each year, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) conducts a survey of fitness professionals to see what they think will be the biggest trends in fitness for the upcoming year. Much like fashion, fitness trends come and go and come back again. So, did your favorite make the cut? Here’s the top 20 for … Continue reading Emerging Fitness Trends for 2014
Heart hazards and conditions can be tough news to receive and even harder to manage, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Do you feel overwhelmed by the road bumps that could lie ahead? Take heart: A few preventative measures can reduce your overall cardiac risk and help keep your heart healthy for the long … Continue reading The Path to Heart Hazard Prevention
Shoes stacked neatly off to the side of the mats tell you: yoga is done here. Before the lights dim, signaling the beginning of class, six women converse about their lives, their cancer diagnosis and treatments. The five class regulars encourage this week’s newcomer not to worry about her fitness abilities. There’s no yoga fashionistas here … Continue reading Chair Yoga: Relax and Breathe
Last Tuesday night, I sat in a downtown Dallas Art’s District auditorium that was filled with people interested in food. There was no cooking demonstration. The special of the day was a free talk by Dr. Mark Hyman, chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine. What is functional medicine? According to Dr. Hyman, “functional medicine … Continue reading Creating Optimal Health Through Functional Medicine
Nationwide it appears yoga has recently skied in popularity. Beyond the ”coolness” factor of it, yoga actually has many health benefits. I can tell you that personally because I was diagnosed with a low back problem several months ago, and I began taking anti-inflammatories for several weeks thinking it would go away. Needless to say, … Continue reading The health benefits of yoga
Downward facing dog. Child posture. Tree pose. Breathe in—hold, breathe out. To an outsider, the movements seem awkward and the poses sound strange. It leaves a yoga novice wondering, is it worth the hype? Yoga has increased in popularity in its thousands of years in existence, and has evolved from a part of the Hindu … Continue reading Yoga—Are You All That?