When we think about a flat belly we should think about the rectus abdominus, which is the muscle that creates the desired “six packs” we are all aiming for. But many forget about the stabilizers, the oblique muscles, which are the ones that run up and down our sides and form part of every compound […]
5 Benefits and Drawbacks of Pilates Edited By: Stephanie Dawson Benefits • Body Awareness Practicing Pilates helps you to connect your mind and body. As you become more advanced you will learn more about your body and it capabilities. Practicing Pilates improves body posture and reduces common body aches and pains. • Increases Balance Pilates […]
What Happens to Your Body When You Drink Diet Soda: 10 Dangers of Diet Soda 1. Kidney problems In a study conducted by Harvard University on over 3000 women it was found that diet soda doubles the risk of kidney decline. Since kidney decline is not associated with sugar sweetened sodas, researchers believe that diet […]
4 Exercises Every Woman Should Be Doing By Positivemed-Team Edited By: Stephanie Dawson 1. The Overhead Squat: The overhead squad is good overall, especially for the lower body. It engages the entire core and shoulder complex. It is considered perfect for targeting quadriceps, glutes, hamstrings, calves, intrinsic core stabilizers, and shoulders. 2. The push-up: The […]
Did you know that your legs have the easiest muscles to keep in shape in your entire body? They have to be strong since they support the entire weight of your body as well as being in constant use. The problem here is that we don’t work all of the muscles equally, which is what […]
The shower is a great place to stretch, doing it with soothing hot water and eyes closed will take your muscle relaxation to another level. Give them a try next time you hop in the shower. Make sure you have safety strips in your shower! Enjoy safely! 1. Wide squats Begin with this amazing stretch […]
Do you know that adults who spend an average of six hours a day in front of the TV will reduce their life expectancy by just less than 5 years, compared to someone who does not watch TV? These days many of us live a sedentary lifestyle, for many and varied reasons, including working at […]
[Last Updated: July 1st 2013] Do you know that body language is more than 93% of our communication, in fact if we decode a conversation it would be 7% words used, 38% tone of voice, volume, rate of speech, vocal pitch; and 55% facial expressions, hand gestures, Stretches and Exercises to Improve your Posture!”>postures and […]
Unusual ideas that will help you to live a long life. There are many methods to promote your longevity, besides having a good diet, exercising, and of course keeping away from bad habits such as smoking and over-drinking. We have a few effective, albeit unusual, strategies that can help you promote a long life, here […]
Garcinia Cambogia is one of the hottest diet products on the market today. According to the Dr. Oz show and the people who sell it, there is an HCA extract from the garcinia plant, also known as tamarind, that blocks fat and suppresses appetite. HCA suppresses appetite by increasing serotonin levels, making you feel happier […]
The healthiest diet in the entire world, might not be a diet indeed but a lifestyle full of flavors that doesn’t forbid any food group, maybe many of you have heard about the Mediterranean countries food such as France, Greece and Spain, then you may also know their eating plan features heart-healthy fats, olive oil, […]
We all can squeeze our busy schedules and make room for this effective and fun 10-minute-flat-ab exercise. Match this workout with healthy diet, good amount of sleep and plenty of water for the optimal result. Enjoy!
Many people want to work on their problem areas in the Spring to get ready for shorts and bathing suits. This is a great workout for the problem area most complain about, the tummy. Use this workout a few times a week, add some belly blasting foods, and let the warm season begin!
How about using exercise to build your brain? The British Medical Journal published a new study that establish that short 10 to 40 minutes bursts of exercise led to an immediate boost in concentration and mental focus, likely by improving blood flow to the brain. It is very common to hear about how exercise can […]
P. Murali Doraiswamy, M.D., professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Duke University was interviewed on the CBS show “This Morning” and said that if a drug could be found to mimic the effects of yoga it would probably be the world’s best selling drug. Studies have shown that yoga practice produces an effect on […]
This is a great poster describing and showing the morning sun salutation. I am often asked by people in chronic pain how to exercise, the answer is always the same, yoga and/or pilates. You may not have the flexibility to do it exactly right, but the gentle stretching is the important part, also the practice […]
There are 8 distinct elements of yoga, all of which are essential to good practice. Many of us focus on the movements without as much attention to the rest. Using all of the parts helps your practice, helps your mind, helps your health. Namaste.
A study presented at the American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual Meeting touts the long-term and immediate benefits of physical conditioning to alleviate chronic pain. Dr. Amy M. Burleson, the study’s lead investigator, stated, “People with chronic pain don’t want to exercise — the main reason is that they are in so much pain, we […]