Raising a Little Yogini

Children are watching everything that you do as a parent. It is absolutely important that you make sure that you are living a healthy lifestyle that is not only beneficial for you but is also filled with habits that you would not mind seeing reflected in your child in the future. One of the most […]

Marathon Mommas

There have been several pregnant women in the news over the past few years that have been criticized for participating in marathons or in intense exercise programs like Crossfit. There is a battle going on between incredibly active women who have decided what is best for their bodies and the larger opinion that pregnant women […]

Aqua Zumba

Zumba is an amazing cardio exercise program that is centered around the dance styles from Central and South America as well as the Caribbean. Many aerobics classes prior to the popularity of Zumba were incredibly stale with basic exercise moves and at times, boring music. Zumba became a huge hit because the music was absolutely […]

Avoid Overtraining Injury

Overtraining injuries result when you push your body too hard or too fast.  Overtraining injuries can happen to athletes and amateurs and present in varying forms.  Oftentimes, overtraining injuries present as pain, fatigue, decreased appetite, stiffness or decline in physical performance.   To avoid overtraining injuries, it is important to realize that training and fitness […]

Combat Pregnancy Pains

Pregnancy is a wonderful time of personal growth and connection with your growing baby. However, it is also a time filled with discomfort that is associated with a changing body and carrying the weight of your new baby. Due to a change in hormones, the ligaments that maintain alignment of your hips and pelvis become […]

Exercise may cut breast cancer risk, study finds

"Exercise lowers risk of breast cancer after menopause," reports The Independent. This and similar headlines were sparked by a large study of postmenopausal teachers that found increased recreational activity was associated with a 10% decrease in the risk of breast cancer. The risk reduction eroded among some women who became less active over the years, […]

Over-60s ‘benefit from bursts of intense exercise’

"Two minute of exercise … is enough to boost pensioners’ health," the Daily Mirror reports. A pilot study into high intensity training suggests it may be an effective method of combating the effects of ageing. However, the UK media are guilty of hyping the implications of a small study, involving just 12 people, which lasted only six […]

Lack of exercise ‘highest risk’ for women over 30

"Heart disease warning: Lack of exercise is worse risk for over-30s women than smoking or obesity," The Independent reports. It is important to stress that this headline is based on a result that is applicable to a population, not to an individual. The Australian study the headline is reporting on looked at population attributable risk, […]

Breast cancer exercise advice may change

“Exercise advised for lymphoedema after breast cancer,” reports BBC News. The headlines follow the publication of new draft recommendations by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), which is updating its guidance on the diagnosis and treatment for people with advanced breast cancer. The move follows new evidence on the safety and benefits […]

Diet or Exercise: What’s the Best Way to Lose Weight?

If you really want to see that number on the scale drop, what you put in your mouth matters most. People who simply cut calories to slim down lose about 2 pounds a week, says a study in the International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders. At the same time, people who exercise but […]

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