If you’ve tried a typical Westernized yoga class such as Hatha, Iyengar or Power Yoga and determined it isn’t for you, you might be missing out on the centuries-proven benefits a yoga practice provides. Don’t give up just yet. There are many different forms of yoga, some that barely resemble most people’s concept of yoga, but without trying them, you’d never know what you are missing.
Weight training seems like the ultimate masculine activity. Because of this impression, many women never even consider lifting weights. While it’s true you probably don’t want to develop massive, bulging muscles, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t lift weights at all. Here are the eight best reasons why women should practice weight training.
Anyone keen on keeping fit or losing weight will recognize the challenge that trips away from home pose. Not only do vacations and holidays cause disruption to carefully considered exercise and weight-loss routines, but they often dangle endless temptations in the face of a traveler. In addition to taking all or most of your meals in restaurants or on the go, you’re also, more often than not, presented with a parade of enticing local delicacies. Business travelers, meanwhile, face the prospect of entertaining and being entertained by clients. Travelers in search of relaxation, for their part, can’t help but give in to the temptation of poolside drinks or nights on the town. All in all, traveling and keeping fit can be difficult to reconcile. But this doesn’t have to be the case.
It is well known that yoga can help increase your flexibility, reduce your risk of injury, and reduce stress, but practicing yoga regularly can help you do more than touch your toes and find enlightenment. Yoga can also help you in your work and home life, in a few very surprising ways. Read on for five new reasons to take up a new yoga routine — or continue with the one that you already have!
Deciding to begin a workout program is one of the first steps towards winning your personal fitness battle. Unfortunately, working out can often feel a bit overwhelming before you’ve even begun. With so many things in life, a little bit of knowledge and planning will go a long way. Developing a successful workout routine is no different. Below are 10 tips to keep in mind as you begin your fitness journey: