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17 Best Nutrition Tips for a Healthy Plant-Based Diet

17 Best Nutrition Tips for a Healthy Plant-Based Diet

Who doesn’t like to eat? Who doesn’t find it difficult to choose food that is not only yummy but also nutritious and healthy? Are you always putting the right kind of food in your body? And what is the “best” diet anyway? Ahhh, food – one of my most favorite topics! First, I love the […]

Wellness Challenge

Wellness Challenge

30 Day Wellness Challenge Do you want to feel better and start the new year fresh with a focus on wellness and self-care? Join us for a 30 Day #bewellfull Wellness Challenge where we kick off the New Year with a focus on self-care and incorporate a few simple activities to build new healthy habits. […]

How To Prevent Muscle Imbalance For Runners

How To Prevent Muscle Imbalance For Runners

Useful Exercises to Help Distance Runners Deal with Muscles Imbalances There’s no denying that distance running is one of the most readily available, and best, cardiovascular exercises you can perform. Plus, a great way to build up leg muscles such as the hamstrings, calves and, to a lesser degree, the quadriceps and gluteal regions. But if […]

Bodono Providing Services During Crisis – Natural Awakenings

Bodono Providing Services During Crisis – Natural Awakenings

We are excited to be featured in the May Issue of Natural Awakenings with a spotlight on our Health Coaching and Plant-Based Diet Services. The article includes a video-interview with Eliane Baggenstos the owner of bodono as well: https://www.gonaturalawakenings.com/2020/05/01/308046/bodono-offering-services-during-crisis Thank you to Sheila Mahan, Publisher at Natural Awakenings for the Interview and Spotlight! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1j8bo6BX58&feature=youtu.be   […]

Survival of the Fitness #3 – Foods that Boost the Immune System

Survival of the Fitness #3 – Foods that Boost the Immune System

We all know that the immune system is a vital part of keeping us healthy while doing its job of producing antibodies to fight bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other pathogens. There are many components in the human body that have to play together to keep us healthy and strong. In regards to our immune system, […]

Survival Of The Fitness – 12 Ways To Strengthen Your Immune System

Survival Of The Fitness – 12 Ways To Strengthen Your Immune System

A strong immune system is a key to health and wellness. It is our defense against bacterial, viral and fungal infections and all kinds of other diseases. Besides social distancing and frequent hand hygiene, there are lots of other important things we can do to support our bodies and improve our immune system during times […]

Survival Of The Fitness

Survival Of The Fitness

Our world as we know it has completely changed since the start of the coronavirus outbreak. This pandemic has become a new version of the survival of the fittest and the importance of a healthy body has become more important than ever. The time has come to boost our immune system, build up stamina and […]

7 Exercises For A Great Park Workout

7 Exercises For A Great Park Workout

It’s that time of year again, when the weather warms up enough to take your workouts outdoors. And what better time than springtime to head to your favorite local, picturesque park for an exhilarating outdoor workout? The following body-weight exercises can be conducted at almost any park, and will help get, and keep, you in shape. […]

If I Only Knew – Health Care Proxy and Advanced Directives

If I Only Knew – Health Care Proxy and Advanced Directives

Until a few decades ago, dying from infections, diseases, or accidents was much more common than it is now, when people live to ripe old ages despite suffering through many chronic illnesses. Since the widespread introduction of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the seventies, things have become a bit more complicated in regards of health care decisions. […]

Going Green Boosts Corporate Wellness

Going Green Boosts Corporate Wellness

It isn’t a surprise that many corporate establishments today have adopted a ‘greener’ outlook paving a more systematic path to enhance routine productivity, employee motivation, social image, and sales pitch. Many entrepreneurs believe that going green can have a number of inherent positives, right from boosting corporate wellness to promoting cost benefit strategies within the […]

Conquer Stress With Wellness

Conquer Stress With Wellness

With hectic lifestyles being the accepted fact of the day, your body and mental health are prone to various forms of stress and trauma. Want to savor a more blissful existence? Well, it’s time to embrace certain changes as far as rejuvenating your body is concerned. Below are proven effective methods you can use to […]

6 Ways To A Strong Immune System

6 Ways To A Strong Immune System

Most of the time your immune system performs terrifically in protecting you from most communicable and contagious diseases, however many of us dread the flu season, vacationing in the tropics, and eating street food for sound reasons. Our immune system is strong but it is not foolproof, microbes can sneak through the defense and make […]

Juice It Up!

Juice It Up!

Are you eating the recommended 8-9 servings of veggies and fruits per day? No? Welcome to the club! Drinking fresh veggie and fruit juices every day is a great way to boost your immune system and get those vitamins, minerals and enzymes into your body! You think veggie juice tastes nasty? Try the following recipes […]

Best Stretches For Office Workers

Best Stretches For Office Workers

Sitting for long hours at your office desk increases stress and tension in your nerves, muscles, and joints and cramps up your body. Besides maintaining a suitable sitting posture, it is critical to give yourself a break every hour or two and stretch your body to prevent aches and pains from occurring in your body. […]

Corporate Wellness Programs And Their Long Term Returns

Corporate Wellness Programs And Their Long Term Returns

Corporate wellness programs are designed to make employees healthier, more competitive and productive. These programs have been designed to boost employees’ morale and lower absenteeism. Most of these programs work by encouraging concerned individuals to lead a healthier lifestyle and pay closer attention to the physiological problems they might have. Benefit from Corporate Wellness Programs […]

50 Tips For Happiness

50 Tips For Happiness

“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions” – Dalai Lama “Happiness depends upon ourselves” – Aristotle “Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product” – Eleanor Roosevelt There have been many studies in search for the essence of happiness and after 40 years of research, scientists attribute happiness to three […]

Preventing Muscle Imbalance in Soccer Players

Preventing Muscle Imbalance in Soccer Players

Six Exercises to Help Deal with Muscle Imbalance in Soccer Players Soccer requires a great deal of running up and down the pitch, often overworking lower body muscles such as the quadriceps, gastrocnemius (larger calf muscle in back of leg) and hip flexors (Iliopsoas—the iliacus and psoas major). This will lead to overpowering muscles in one […]

Wellness Guide for the Well New Yorker

Wellness Guide for the Well New Yorker

Wellness Guide for the Well New Yorker​ Finding the right balance between work and relaxation can be hard, especially if you live in a city like New York. It is stressful to live in this hustling and bustling city and it’s important to have some self care practices in place to promote a healthy mind, […]

Yummy Healthy Smoothies

Yummy Healthy Smoothies

Adding fresh smoothies to your meal plan is a great way to add more fruits, berries and veggies to your diet without having to spend time preparing and cooking them. Smoothies are easy to digest, low on calories, filling, and they contain all the goodies of raw veggies and fruits. Adding the right ingredients can […]

Mindfulness In The Workplace: The Sacred Gift Of A Clear Mind

Mindfulness In The Workplace: The Sacred Gift Of A Clear Mind

Meditation is not just about relaxation; its primary purpose is to develop the capacity to respond skillfully and gracefully to life’s difficulties as well as its joys.” -Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche.  As the we approach the cusp of the warm weather season, many of us find ourselves immersed in ideas about Summer travel plans, getaways and vacations. […]

Winter Hiking

Winter Hiking

Hiking does not need to be limited to spring, summer, or fall—it is also a wonderful experience in the winter! Exercising in cold weather is healthy, invigorating and refreshing at the same time. And since fewer people hike during the cold months one gets to enjoy more solitude while wandering the winter wonderland. Hiking and backpacking […]

The Effects Of Too Much Alcohol

The Effects Of Too Much Alcohol

Enjoying a drink once in a while is fine only if you are aware of the limits. Binge drinking or regular intake of alcohol over a period of time is potent enough to ruin an individual completely in every aspect – physically, psychologically, socially, and economically. Alcoholism perpetrates violence, accidents, and heinous crimes in society. […]

Keep Your Eyes Healthy and Protected

Keep Your Eyes Healthy and Protected

Eye wellness is a critical factor for our general well-being, but unfortunately, most people just take it for granted until it’s too late. But with nearly 100% percent of today’s global workforce spending an average of 5-8 hours a day in a hazardous environment or in front of a computer, the need to protect the […]

How To Prevent Muscle Imbalance In CrossFit Athletes

How To Prevent Muscle Imbalance In CrossFit Athletes

Whether you’re a serious CrossFit athlete or someone who’s just using the workout to achieve a greater fitness level, large muscle groups such as the quadriceps, the back muscles (upper and lower) and hip flexors, depending upon the overall workout program, are the usual suspects when it comes to getting taxed and overburden. This may cause the worked […]

7 Best Strength Training Exercises For Distance Runners

7 Best Strength Training Exercises For Distance Runners

Seven Best Strength Training Exercises for Distance Runners Straight distance running alone won’t help you cross the finish line any faster. It’s going to take a complete fitness approach, one that includes a measure of weight training exercises as well in order to improve your strength and times. Note: The below exercise program should be […]

Want To Run The NYC Marathon?

Want To Run The NYC Marathon?

Are you thinking of running at the NYC Marathon? That’s awesome! Whether you are running alone—for your personal achievement—or with a team—maybe for charity—it  is sure to be a great experience. I have never ran the NYC marathon, but I have worked as a volunteer massage therapist at the last one as well as at […]

Locavore – How To Eat Locally

Locavore – How To Eat Locally

Pineapples from Brazil, chocolate from Switzerland, orange juice from Florida, cheese from France, wine from Chile, and lamb chops from New Zealand – sounds yummy? Maybe. But think about how much fuel it took for these groceries to travel the thousands of miles in order to arrive on your plate, and how much CO2 and […]

Massages, A Simple Way to Maintain Good Health

Massages, A Simple Way to Maintain Good Health

The fact of the matter is that stress is invariably an automatic companion of modern day living. Most medical studies show that stress is one of the top causes of a host of diseases and conditions ranging from hypertension to indigestion. Severe, constant incidence of stress can not only cause disease, it can also speed […]

7 Inflammatory Foods To Restrict From Your Diet

7 Inflammatory Foods To Restrict From Your Diet

Chronic Inflammation has been the leading cause of diseases in developed nations. Inflammation in the human body tissues leads to cardiovascular diseases, cancer, Alzheimer’s, etc. It’s in your best interest to avoid foods that cause inflammation in the body. To help you get started, we have created a list of foods that are known perpetrators […]

Engaged Practice: Meditation And Mindfulness On And Off The Cushion

Engaged Practice: Meditation And Mindfulness On And Off The Cushion

You cannot travel on the path until you become the path itself. – Buddha As we enjoy the long beautiful days that follow the Summer Solstice, many of us find ourselves immersed in the many activities that the season’s weather offers. We are out swimming in lakes and streams and oceans, playing on the sandy […]

Five Butt Blasting Exercises For The Perfect Backside

Five Butt Blasting Exercises For The Perfect Backside

It’s that time of year again, when the weather turns warmer, and people shed their heavy clothing for shorts and swimwear. And who doesn’t want to look better in swim trunks or a bikini? That’s where your posterior comes into play, as a firm backside completes a fine physique, especially for the ladies, not to […]

5 Fat Burning Strength Exercises

5 Fat Burning Strength Exercises

5 Effective Fat Burning Exercises To Get You Back in Shape Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be quite troublesome for working individuals, but don’t let that stop you from focusing on your fitness goals. An average individual requires 30 to 45 minutes of physical activity on a daily basis to keep the body’s fat-burning machinery […]

The Beautiful Present: Discovering Abundance Through Meditation

The Beautiful Present: Discovering Abundance Through Meditation

“This very moment is the perfect teacher.” – Pema Chodron. One of the many things we struggle with as human beings is an ongoing battle to want to be somewhere else or to experience something differently than we currently are. This human trait is to a great extent a product of our evolution: We are gifted […]

Hike it up: 10 Exercises to Benefit Hikers

Hike it up: 10 Exercises to Benefit Hikers

There’s no doubt that hiking requires a good measure of endurance. Even if you’re an avid walker, the steep hills and rough terrain will test your cardiovascular system, not to mention your balance, strength and flexibility. Therefore, it pays to prepare for long jaunts with a complete workout program that helps you surmount the physical […]

Is Running The Best Exercise?

Is Running The Best Exercise?

Running Routine And Much More – Why Running Is The Best Exercise: Want to lose those extra pounds but don’t want to go to the gym? Well that’s an issue everyone would instantly relate with. With the ever increasing workload when can I exercise!? An Easy Way to Lose Weight Yes you read it right; there […]

How to get motivated to work out when you’re tired?

How to get motivated to work out when you’re tired?

Sometimes, it seems like the last thing you need after pulling a 9-to-5 work shift is a session at the gym! However, you might feel a little more motivated to work out when tired once you read our convincing list. Get Science on Your Side for a Brainy Kick You know how it seems like […]

Prep Your Body For A Disease Free Spring And Summer Transition

Prep Your Body For A Disease Free Spring And Summer Transition

Winters are challenging times for your body, it goes through a tough phase, trying to adapt to the colder climate and adjusting the internal clock accordingly. Spring season is on its away, and summer will be here soon! So, now it’s time to drop the winter blues and prepare your body for the upcoming spring and […]

Resources For The Present Moment: Tools For Supporting A Meditation Practice

Resources For The Present Moment: Tools For Supporting A Meditation Practice

Mindfulness isn’t difficult, we just need to remember to do it. – Sharon Salzberg. April is a time of year for renewal. In the Springtime months, people will often take stock of their current situation, examining their habits and behaviors, and begin to make plans for change or rededication. This is especially true in the […]

The Benefits of Sports Massage for Soccer Players

The Benefits of Sports Massage for Soccer Players

Sports teams have employed SportVU, a specialized motion tracking system that enables teams to get far more detailed stats about their players through the use of multiple cameras, computations, and data. One stat it measured was the average mileage soccer players (not including the goalkeeper) logged during a typical 90-mintue game, which was seven miles, […]

6 Flexibility Exercises To Help Soccer Players Improve Their Game, Reduce Injury

6 Flexibility Exercises To Help Soccer Players Improve Their Game, Reduce Injury

Soccer training shouldn’t be only about focusing on endurance and skill develop. Though important elements of the sport, flexibility in soccer is an aspect that sometimes gets overlooked. Look at it this way: The rigors of the sport can have you running at full speed one moment, and suddenly stopping within a spilt second. Your […]

5 Exercises to Help Soccer Players Develop Strength, Speed and Power

5 Exercises to Help Soccer Players Develop Strength, Speed and Power

Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world, played globally at many different levels, with an accompanying growing zealous fan base. Despite the fact, however, training programs for soccer players, expect at the pro level, are antiquated, primarily focusing on endurance and skill develop. Though important elements of the sport, today’s game […]

Correcting Muscle Imbalance And Preventing Injuries In Dancers And Floor Gymnasts

Correcting Muscle Imbalance And Preventing Injuries In Dancers And Floor Gymnasts

6 Home-Based Exercises Dancers And Floor Gymnasts Can Perform To Correct Muscle Imbalance And Prevent Injuries Floor gymnasts and dancers often overwork lower body muscles such as the quadriceps, gastrocnemius (larger calf muscle in back of leg) and hip flexors (Iliopsoas—the iliacus and psoas major) in their respective athletic disciplines. It’s clearly obvious to most […]

Looking Inward: The Infinite Value Of A Regular Meditation Practice

Looking Inward: The Infinite Value Of A Regular Meditation Practice

One conscious breath in and out is a meditation. – Eckhart Tolle.  This past month in NYC, Geshe Michael Roach offered a talk about the benefits of meditation and ways to develop insight about one’s self through practice. Geshe Michael is a renowned Buddhist scholar and meditation teacher and was the first Westerner to attain […]

New Trends In Exercising

New Trends In Exercising

Health and fitness are the priorities for most of you out there. There are many who do not have access to health services, and many who do, but are not fit. Fitness is an important part of living as only fitness can let you live your life to the fullest. Nowadays, people do not have […]

Benefits Of Sports Massage For Yogis, Dancers And Gymnasts

Benefits Of Sports Massage For Yogis, Dancers And Gymnasts

There’s no refuting that yogis, dancers and gymnasts push their bodies to great lengths in order to achieve optimal fitness and overall wellbeing. This, however, can leave their weary physiques searching for a measure of relief. If you’re looking for a way to help remedy the problem of a sore, fatigued athletic body, then you […]

5 Best Resistant Exercises For Yogis, Dancers and Gymnasts

5 Best Resistant Exercises For Yogis, Dancers and Gymnasts

There’s no doubt that yogis, dancers and gymnasts are in great shape, displaying various of degrees of awesome flexibility, cardiovascular fitness and lower body strength. But when it comes to upper body strength, they may be lacking in this area, especially yogis and dancers. One way to rectify this dilemma is to add resistance/strength training exercises into […]

Best Workouts For The Winter Season

Best Workouts For The Winter Season

Winter is a time where getting out of bed is difficult, mostly because there’s no sunlight when you wake up in the morning, and most people would scoff at the very thought of exercise. But given the nature of the human body to bulk up on mass, it becomes even more important to work out […]

Calm And Clear: Mindfulness Practice And Mental Wellness

Calm And Clear: Mindfulness Practice And Mental Wellness

“The stormy life can be braved only by the Heart’s sunny meditations.” -Sri Chimnoy. As we find ourselves situated in the depths of Winter, many people will be looking for ways to cope with the short days and long nights, the inclement weather, the post-holiday blues, colds and flu, and a sense of longing for a seemingly […]

A New Resolution for the New Year—Let’s be Happy

A New Resolution for the New Year—Let’s be Happy

The title probably reads absurd. Let’s be happy? No thanks; we don’t need any more of that pseudotherapy-cum-spiritualism rubbish. Before you dismiss the proposition entirely, just sit and reflect for a while. Chances are, in the hectic rush of your cutting-edge life, you haven’t asked yourself that question. On introspection, you’ll find a potentially disturbing truth, […]

Benefits Of Sports Massage For CrossFit Athletes

Benefits Of Sports Massage For CrossFit Athletes

For the CrossFit athlete, in which the participant is pushing the body to limits in workouts and competition like never before, just about every muscle (especially the large muscle groups) in the body is called into play. Therefore, a sports massage can be a vital part of any person’s CrossFit training program, whether you’re a […]

Fitness And How To Keep Motivated

Fitness And How To Keep Motivated

Fitness Regimen Losing its Charm – Here’s How You can Salvage the Thrill Even though humans are creatures of habit, there are certain activities that one might easily find to be a tiresome drag. Fitness regimens are on the top of the list of things that one is most likely to give up easily. But […]

5 Self Care Tips During The Cold Season

5 Self Care Tips During The Cold Season

With the winter knocking at your doors, it’s time to think about your personal wellness and preparedness to stay healthy during the winter. Although winter is a time when you probably feel like staying in and generally not doing much of anything, here are just a few simple things you would ideally want to indulge […]

The Light Inside

The Light Inside

The Light Inside: Meditation and the discovery of a fulfilling life The secret of happiness lies in the mind’s release from worldly ties. -Buddha As we embrace the return of the sunlight after the Winter Solstice and the dawn of the New Year on the Gregorian calendar, many of us will find an opportunity to reflect […]

Overcoming The Weight Loss Plateau

Overcoming The Weight Loss Plateau

So, the utter hopelessness of having let yourself gain those extra few pounds has kind of subsided, and now it’s time to take action. However, when you face a situation that spells Do or Die, you choose to focus on ‘do’. So you come up with a plan, schedule a proper work-out routine, work out […]

Tips For A Healthy And Safe Exercise Regimen

Tips For A Healthy And Safe Exercise Regimen

It is said that a stellar and effective work-out regimen must include a complete routine of aerobic exercise, muscular strength, endurance conditioning, and flexibility exercises. Not only does such wholesome workout schedule strengthen the muscles but also enhances their functioning. Your cardiovascular system strengthening is done by aerobic exercise, which is very critical since it […]

Beginners Guide To Dehydration In Fitness

Beginners Guide To Dehydration In Fitness

The Beginners’ Guide to Avoiding Dehydration while Exercising Gaining weight, shunning that lethargic feeling, or to just keep fit – everyone is exercising nowadays, and so should you. Apart from the fact that working out and being healthy is currently the trend, exercising is fantastic for the body, and the mind. But as with anything, […]

Benefits of Sports Massage for Weightlifters

Benefits of Sports Massage for Weightlifters

Massage isn’t just for your basic spa getaways. While it feels great and is beneficial to general health and relaxation, people who strength train and bodybuild can obtain additional benefits through regular sports massage treatments. You see, if you’re lifting heavy weights for significant power gains, or just working to improve overall strength, then you […]

Meditation: The Gift Of Letting Go

Meditation: The Gift Of Letting Go

“Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better, it’s about befriending who we are.” – Pema Chodron As we approach the holiday season, many people find that their schedules, emotions and thoughts can start to feel stressed. We find ourselves dealing with an assortment of family issues, workload adjustments, travel […]

Every Day Exercises To Stay Fit

Every Day Exercises To Stay Fit

So you’re looking to lose weight, stay in shape, or just firm up your body? Either way, everyone should have a set of simple yet functional exercises that they can perform on a daily basis. A small exercise routine can go a long way on the road to good health, by giving you something to […]

How To Prevent Muscle Imbalance In Strength Training

How To Prevent Muscle Imbalance In Strength Training

Sometimes, a weightlifting program can be counterproductive, especially when it comes to hardcore lifters. Sure, building up particular body parts such as the pectorals and biceps can be enticing because of its eyelevel location. Hey, people dig the eye-catching, sexy muscles. But overworking them while not equally working the antagonist muscles may lead to imbalances. That […]

6 Best Stretches For Weight Lifters

6 Best Stretches For Weight Lifters

Six Flexibility Exercises For Powerlifters and Strength Trainers A flexibility program can benefit any type of workout program, especially when it comes to powerlifting and serious strength training. It only make sense: the greater range of motion, the more strength gains across the board. Here is a list of six flexibility exercises that will not […]

Dance Yourself Free

Dance Yourself Free

Free dance? – Not for me, I always thought. About seven years ago I found myself taking movement classes that next to choreography included segments of free dance. “Move your own way,” the instructor would cheerfully shout out and go about joyfully jumping, gliding, or whirling around the room. Following choreographed steps made pleased with […]

5 Essential Personal Trainer Qualities

5 Essential Personal Trainer Qualities

Does your personal trainer have these 5 essential qualities? If you’re planning on losing weight or starting on a workout routine, one of the most important, yet looked over, details is your trainer. Needless to say, you will be spending a lot of time with your trainer and depending on him or her for development […]

Supplemental Strength Training For Weight Lifters

Supplemental Strength Training For Weight Lifters

Tap Into Your Power with Six Supplemental Exercises to Aid Strength Training Sometimes, weightlifters get enamored with basic power moves such as the bench press, squat, deadlift, shoulder press and barbell curls, without introducing other exercises into their program. This could limit your progress if a few different exercises aren’t thrown into the mix to […]

Fitness During Pregnancy

Fitness During Pregnancy

Safe and Effective Exercises Suited for Pregnant Women Pregnancy is an experience that is cherished by most mothers. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said about the accompanying bloating and weight gain. So if you want to exercise and stay fit even in your pregnancy, for the improved health of both you and your baby, here are […]

Meditation: A World Of Discovery

Meditation: A World Of Discovery

“The main cause of my happiness, the main cause of my suffering, is in my mind.” -Venerable Robina Courtin One of the great things about exploring meditation practice is that there is not one single path or accepted technique to follow. There are really an infinite number of ways to practice working with the mind. Some of the […]

How To Keep Your Liver Healthy

How To Keep Your Liver Healthy

October is Liver Awareness Month! The liver plays a major role in eliminating toxins out of the blood, keeping the electrolyte levels under control, and also serves as a store house for the sugar glucose. Though mostly unappreciated, the liver plays an important role in the digestive system as well; it releases enzymes and ‘bile’, […]

Benefits Of Sports Massage For Runners

Benefits Of Sports Massage For Runners

Pounding the unforgiven pavement and other challenging terrains often burdens the legs, hips, feet and lower back muscles for endurance runners, requiring a measure of relief in order to keep the body fresh and limit the likelihood of injuries. Aside from rest, another way a runner can achieve respite is through sports massage. But how does […]

From Couch Potato To Fitness Nerd

From Couch Potato To Fitness Nerd

Laziness and inactivity are some of the most difficult habits to break. A long-term position as a full-time couch potato is a big commitment, and one that we all seem to fall into at one time or another. This can be either as a response to something that has happened in our lives, or a […]

How To Keep Your Lungs Healthy

How To Keep Your Lungs Healthy

Healthy Lung Month – How to Keep Your Lungs Healthy While most people understand the importance of keeping their bodies clean on the outside, few pay attention to internal cleanliness. This is especially true when it comes to the lungs, since they are one of the body’s key components. While the human body can go […]

Peculiar Sports Injuries In The Fall Season

Peculiar Sports Injuries In The Fall Season

Peculiar Sports Injuries in the Fall Season – and How to Avoid Them Fall is the period of transition in seasons that also leads to a number of sports injuries. From a change of pace to change of surface, there are plenty of ways to get hurt. Here’s our guide to fall injuries and how […]

Mental Wellness

Mental Wellness

Simple Ways to Ensure Mental Wellness and to Keep it in Shape Mental health can be loosely defined as a state of mental wellbeing where you are able to recognize and utilize your own abilities, to work and function productively under normal conditions of everyday life, and be able to interact and contribute to society […]

How To Prevent Muscle Imbalance For Cyclists

How To Prevent Muscle Imbalance For Cyclists

Dealing with Muscle Imbalance for Cyclists Humans aren’t built with perfect symmetry, so it’s no wonder that you may develop muscular imbalances in your legs when performing a repetitive motion such as cycling. For instance, cyclists overdevelop their quadriceps while lacking equal work to the gluteal and hamstring areas. Quadriceps Versus Hamstrings and Gluteal Muscles […]

Meditation And The Refuge Of Compassion

Meditation And The Refuge Of Compassion

“One of the basic points is kindness. With kindness, with love and compassion, with this feeling that is the essence of brotherhood, sisterhood, one will have inner peace. This compassionate feeling is the basis of inner peace.” – The Dalai Lama. As we pass the Autumnal Equinox and watch the Fall season transform everything around us into blazing […]

How To Keep Your Heart Healthy

How To Keep Your Heart Healthy

World Heart Day is coming up on the 29th of September. And what better way to celebrate it than by doing a little more to keep our tickers in shape? By maintaining (or making) a few simple changes to your lifestyle, you can reduce your chances of developing heart disease, and lead a more comfortable, […]

Benefits Of Sports Massage For Cyclists

Benefits Of Sports Massage For Cyclists

Long distance cycling is a great overall workout, especially for your legs. Take a look at any avid long distance rider’s massive quadriceps, and you’ll know what I am talking about. Moreover, the longer and harder you ride, the more your leg muscles will get taxed, as well as other corresponding muscles used in the […]

The Amazing Benefits Of Chile Peppers

The Amazing Benefits Of Chile Peppers

Chile Peppers are loved over the world and for good reason. Let’s talk a little bit about why Chile peppers are so amazing, and why they deserve to be celebrated. Chile peppers are available throughout the year, adding that extra bit of zing and zest to even the most boring dishes. They are used in […]

Hiking And Fitness

Hiking And Fitness

If you’re a fitness freak, into hiking, want to know what hiking is all about, or all three, there’s just no better time than the fall season! Hiking is a golden way to unleash one’s inner spirit, and is a favorite among fitness freaks as a form of exercise. It is considered one of the […]

Best Exercises For Cyclists

Best Exercises For Cyclists

7 Exercises to Help Cyclists Perform Better When it comes to long distance cycling, just hopping on your bike and riding countless miles won’t be enough to give you a distinct advantage. That’s where cross training with weights and other resistance exercises come into play. While your regular cycling training and racing will help build […]

How to Build Endurance

How to Build Endurance

So you’re looking to lose weight, get back in shape, or have just decided to do what it takes to help out your body. Either way, you’re going to have to start somewhere. And nothing works better than building up your endurance, which is something that a lot of people tend to ignore. Most people […]

The Myth Of Cholesterol

The Myth Of Cholesterol

So, September is Cholesterol Education Month, the perfect time for you to learn more about cholesterol. And If you’re worried about cholesterol but don’t even know what it really is, this is for you. First of all, cholesterol is an essential fat for your bodies’ cells, and is carried through the body by proteins in […]

Fitness For Couch Potatoes

Fitness For Couch Potatoes

You don’t have to be psychic to realize that couch potatoes forecast a somewhat depressing future. If you spend a lot of time lazing around in front of the television then you’re probably reasonably unfit, and you may find that over time it becomes harder to move around and get basic tasks done. Fortunately, you […]

How To Prevent Muscle Imbalance In Tennis

How To Prevent Muscle Imbalance In Tennis

Tennis can be an unpredictable game at times, never really knowing where your opponent will have you running next to chase down the ball. But for the most part, it is defined by its repetitive nature. Whether you’re hitting hundreds of serves during the course of a match or running several miles during a game […]

Sweet Home: The Anchor Of The Breath In Meditation And Wellness

Sweet Home: The Anchor Of The Breath In Meditation And Wellness

“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” ― Amit Ray. As the Summer season begins to wind down, there is sometimes a gentle quality of sadness in the air. We begin to notice the days are getting shorter, the sunsets are starting earlier and the mornings are […]

Benefits Of Sports Massage For Tennis Players

Benefits Of Sports Massage For Tennis Players

As you already know, tennis is an individual sport, with success riding on one person only: You. So, you’ll have to go all out in order to win. That will require a good measure of running, and plenty of swinging, placing a great deal of stress on your leg, shoulder, back and forearm muscles, along […]

Best Flexibility Exercises For Tennis Players

Best Flexibility Exercises For Tennis Players

Six Flexibility Exercises to Help Improve Your Tennis Game Sure, cardio, speed, quickness and power are all important attributes for a tennis player, but let’s not discount the importance of flexibility. An effective stretching program will have you reaching the balls that you were missing in the past. It will also improve your serve, and […]

Massage For Weight Lifters

Massage For Weight Lifters

No, this is not an oxymoron! Massage works for every human being, weightlifters included. In various body-building circles, rumors have begun to circulate that massage could negatively impact your workout by making the muscles weak and soft. Not only is this not true, massage could actually be the best way to ensure you acquire balanced […]

The Effectiveness Of Stretching

The Effectiveness Of Stretching

Just a while back, TIME magazine had a lot to say about why stretching might not be the most effective thing when it comes to warming up before a training session. This debate has largely gathered momentum in the spate of recent studies, claiming a wide variety of things such as muscle distress, and others. […]

The Starbucks Addiction

The Starbucks Addiction

Why is it so hard to resist from drinking your daily dose of sugar? If you wonder why you can’t have just one sip of a McCafe Caramel Mocha, Iced Latte from Dunkin’ Donuts or a Choc chino from Starbucks, it should be pretty obvious that this is because sugar has an evil reputation of […]

We Are Our Worst Fitness Enemies

We Are Our Worst Fitness Enemies

Have you ever made a New Year’s resolution to go to the gym, and get rid of the excess weight you’re carrying around? Have you looked at Hugh Jackman or Sylvester Stallone, and promptly decided to get up off the couch and work out for that perfect figure? You probably have. And if you have, […]

Best Exercises For Tennis Players

Best Exercises For Tennis Players

There’s no denying that the game of tennis places great demands on your body. From the serve to running at full speed, to suddenly stopping in your tracks, your body calls upon a number of different muscles at any given moment to accomplish the seemingly impossible task. Therefore, it only makes sense to work those same […]

Holistic Skin Care

Holistic Skin Care

Holistic Skin Care – Taking Care of Your Skin without Chemicals Do you have a cabinet full of creams, lotions, and potions that promise to make you look the best that you can ever be? Unfortunately, all these cosmetic companies only make tens of millions of dollars because they successfully feed off of people’s fear […]

Discovering Relationships In Meditation

Discovering Relationships In Meditation

“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.” -Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) As we round the bend of the peak of the Summer Arc, there are abundant reminders of the capacity for extremes prevalent in the natural world. There are sweltering hot days, high humidity, and intense […]

How To Prevent Muscle Imbalance In Golf

How To Prevent Muscle Imbalance In Golf

Add Muscle Balance and Pain Relief to Your Golf Game through Three-Pronged Approach: It’s no great revelation that the better shape you’re in, not only can you perform better on the links, but you’re less likely to get injured. However, it’s not a given that you will remain injury-free due to your workout program. Sometimes, everyday […]

Goals And Motivation

Goals And Motivation

What keeps us from working out on a regular basis and adhering to our goal and fitness regimen? Breathing, eating, or sleeping may be integral parts of our lives, but these are necessities without which our bodies would completely collapse. On the other hand, showering, exercising, or walking often turn out to be optional for […]

Health Is Wealth

Health Is Wealth

If you are in the corporate sector, then you probably already know about corporate wellness. If you don’t, hooray for you, you’re not part of the soul crushing corporate life that can add 10 years to your mental and physical being. According to the CDC, chronic diseases account for 75% of healthcare costs, with obesity, […]

Benefits of Sports Massage for Golfers

Benefits of Sports Massage for Golfers

After a long day of hitting the links, your body will no doubt feel the effects of repetitive, strenuous swings, and walking around on your feet for a long stretch of time. Over a period of time, the golfer’s swing, even when performed correctly, can tax the body and lead to muscle imbalance, plus cause […]

Swim As The Fishes Do

Swim As The Fishes Do

Welcome July! You know what time it is. The long days of sunshine, warmth, and the ocean are all hopefully part of your summer experience, and not just your Maui computer backdrop floating in front of your face, taunting you with the promise of a vacation you won’t earn for another year. If you have […]

Flexibility Exercises to Improve Your Golf Game

Flexibility Exercises to Improve Your Golf Game

In order to generate a powerful, controlled golf swing, not only do you need strong muscles (core, forearms, hamstrings, quadriceps, hips, back and shoulders), but they need to be flexible as well. A golf swing with a full range of motion will increase the potential of driving the ball a distance. In addition, the increased […]

Best 5 Workouts while Traveling

Best 5 Workouts while Traveling

Exercise is a crucial aspect of being in perfect physical and mental health. And let’s face it: the older we grow, the less easy it becomes to keep the fat away – one day’s slip up can cost us in terms of health AND dress sizes, so it’s only natural to be worried about finding […]