Monday, August 31, 2015
Friday, August 28, 2015
Do you sleep on your back, side, or stomach? Only one cleans out your brain.
Getting a good night’s sleep is important if we want to be productive and happy. Our bodies have been telling us this for years and so have countless sleep studies. Now we’re learning that it’s not just the quality of sleep we get that is vital to our well-being, it’s also the sleep positions we choose. Read more
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Have you discovered flax seeds? Boost your weight loss and overall health with this powerful superfood.
For over 6,000 years humans have been consuming flax seeds. Deemed a superfood, flax seeds grow from a plant which produces a beautiful blue flower. This plant can grow in both tropical and subtropical climates.
The fruit pod which is grown contains either golden-yellow seeds or brown seeds. Regardless of their color, flax seeds aren’t called superfoods for just any reason – they pack a nutritional punch to boost health. Read more
Monday, August 24, 2015
Friday, August 21, 2015
Sitting all day is known to be bad for your health, but these five moves give you an alternative to quitting your job.
Whether you're an endurance athlete, an avid gym-goer, or an occasional exerciser, chances are you're spending a good chunk of your day sitting. Those hours don't just negate your training, they also threaten to sideline you. "Repetitive strains of sitting can eventually lead to adaptive imbalances that can make us vulnerable to injury," says Tim Simansky a chiropractor and certified strength and conditioning specialist. Read more
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
These push-up variations promise bigger calorie burn, a more stable core, and a stronger upper body.
There’s a reason push-ups have stood the test of time—they work. “It’s a multi-joint exercise that targets your pecs, triceps, deltoids, abdominals and all of your key muscle stabilizers,” says Lucas Varella, a Tier 4 coach in Century City, California. “Plus, it doesn’t require any equipment, so you can perform push-ups anytime, anywhere.” The only catch is that in order to see results (and avoid injury), you have to do them correctly: Keep your head, neck and spine in a neutral position, your abs engaged and your lower body muscles (hips, glutes, etc.) activated throughout the movement.
How it works: Perform one traditional push-up using good form. Work your way up to 3 sets of 8. Once you can complete those without faltering, you’re ready to move on to these variations. “Mixing up your hand positioning and body movements will challenge different muscles, burn more calories and test your endurance,” says Varella. Tackle one of these exercises at a time. Do 2 or 3 sets of 8 to 10 reps, using proper form, and then move on to the next one. Read more