Yoga Sequence to Strengthen the Legs and Core Photo 7 Twisting the torso to one side increases flexibility in your spine, but since you're still in a squat, you'll feel this in your legs as well. From Fierce pose, exhale to cross your right elbow over to your outer left knee. Press your palms together and actively push your bottom elbow against your thigh to lift and rotate your chest up, increasing the twist. Pull your right hip back slightly, making sure both knees are parallel. Stay for five breaths, then inhale as you press into your feet and lift your torso, rising back into Fierce pose. What's Your Poop Telling You? [infographic] Although there have already been a few “look at your poop” infographics on this site before, it can never hurt to know more about your sh*%. Even though it’s a touchy subject, you have to get over it because as the popular book for children decrees, “Everybody Poops.” So if you can get past the initial awkwardness, you can find out a lot of information about your health simply by checking out your stool. But before we get into that, just for those unfamiliar with American lingo, poop doesn’t always mean what you think it means. This video is a hilarious confusion of the word taken literally rather than figuratively.
A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Toned Congratulations on selecting the goal to get toned! Committing to this goal will make you leaner, stronger, and all-around healthier. But before we dive right in to working out, you should first have an understanding of what achieving the goal of “Get Toned” will entail. What “Get toned” really means: There are a lot of misconceptions about what it really means to get toned. Most people think of it as “thin and lean”, or “shapely muscles”, or “look better naked”. Foods for Workouts: Cardio An all-around healthy diet is best for any exercise routine, but cardiovascular exercise requires a balance of special nutrients. If you get cardiovascular exercise regularly (and we all should) – here’s how to fuel up. Cardio Basics Cardio exercise like walking, running and biking require energy from both carbohydrates and fat. Carbohydrates are the body’s #1 go-to source, but healthy sources of fat also give ample doses of energy. As exercise intensity changes (like due to an increase in speed or running uphill, for example), the body switches back and forth between carbs and fat to provide energy.
Why I Choose a Home Practice. ~ Angela Sumner Via Angela Sumneron Feb 25, 2014 For most of us, the path to yoga is a wild ride! My 10 years of finding the right yoga teachers, diet[s], yoga pants, teacher training program, sticky mat and hairstyles (for headstand and shoulderstand—impossible!) has led to this startling realization: Yoga gave me the opportunity to find the real me. A while back, though, somewhere along the sweaty path, I lost myself. How to heal cavities naturally by: Derek Henry The world is slowly waking up to the fact that, when you give the body what it needs, it can heal things we previously thought were impossible. A fine example of what is often deemed as an incurable health problem is dental cavities, but extensive research is now becoming more public about the true nature of tooth decay and the fact that there are proven remedies that can remedy it. According to the American Dental Association, the reason we have tooth decay is as follows: “[Tooth decay] occurs when foods containing carbohydrates (sugars and starches) such as milk, pop, raisins, cakes or candy are frequently left on the teeth. Bacteria that live in the mouth thrive on these foods, producing acids as a result.
How to Lose Fat and Gain Muscle at the Same Time Just admit it. It would be pretty nice if you could walk into a gym and a do a workout that burns fat and builds muscle at the same time. There’s nothing like the best of both worlds! Tutorials Queue 15 min HathaDice Iida-Klein | Apr 02 2014 AshtangaRichard Freeman | Apr 02 2014 DIY Hair Treatments Eggs, yogurt and honey are, at first glance, all components of a tasty breakfast—but they also happen to be hair treatment ingredients, and affordable, all-natural ones at that. And they're not the only ones. Did you know, for instance, that the oils in avocados more closely resemble our own skin's oils than any product in the beauty aisle does? Or that the mild acidity in lemon is an effective—and gentler—alternative to chemical-laden products? Next time your locks need a lift, save money by using one of these kitchen fixes.
Sugar vs Fat on BBC: Which is Worse? Sugar or fat, which is worse? That’s the question in the BBC documentary “Sugar vs. Fat” that aired the other night. And it’s been a long time since I got so many e-mails asking me for comments! Adductor Stretch for Inner Thigh Muscles The inner and outer thigh muscles are often forgot about when performing stretches, however these muscles are often the cause of a lot of injury problems. Sports such as football and those require lateral (side) movements can often cause the adductor (inner thigh muscles) to be overstretched. Performing the simple toe grab inner thigh stretch will help to relieve the tension build up within the muscle region. The biggest muscle in the body (Gluteus maximus) i.e. the muscle in the buttock, performs a number of function, and as such is often overworked and tense. Tension in the glut muscles, can cause a very common complaint such as sciatica, as the muscle tension places pressure on the sciatic nerve. To avoid both of these problems, make sure you include the following stretches into your cool down routine.
Video - Hot Blooded WarmUp Workout - Atlanta Holistic Health Prevent injury and lessen fatigue. Warming up seems like it can be a waste of time but it is very important to the health of your body chemistry and your muscles and bone. Warming up is a signal to your body that activity is on its way and is increasing it is a good way to get your metabolism to wake up. Short burst without a warm up When your body cores doesn’t get a chance to thoroughly warm up before entering continuous exercise it thinks it is going it to a “fight or flight” mode and doesn’t work to burn calories efficiently. Instead your body is working to conserve calories because you are releasing high levels of cortisol which tells your body this is a “high stress” state of being.
Improve Your Life: What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life? 10 things that scientific research shows can help improve your life. 1) Get out in nature You probably seriously underestimate how important this is. (Actually, there’s research that says you do.) Being in nature reduces stress, makes you more creative, improves your memory and may even make you a better person. How to Reduce Lactic Acid Build up in Muscles: 13 Steps Edit Article Edited by LC108, BR, Jacob, Vahab2121 and 5 others Three Parts:Understanding Lactic AcidReducing Lactic Acid During a WorkoutReducing Lactic Acid Through Your Diet Lactic acid is released into the muscles when they have used up their normal energy stores but still have intense energy needs.