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Learn and practice Paranayama (the breath retention techniques) that do not waver with emotions leading to deeper meditation. Pranayama helps to improve health and happiness by extending life force energy. Meditation by concentrating on breath to get deeper awareness of Prana (Vital Life Force) multiplies the benefits of Pranayama. Pranayama breathing techniques are scientifically researched to have profound effect on autonomic nervous system, blood pressure, trauma, respiratory system, sleep and over all well being and vitality. It also helps increase positive energy levels in the body, removes toxins and soothes the fluctuation of mind. Studies show beneficial effect of Pranayama and
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently issued guidelines on screen time, physical activity, and sleep for children from birth through age four. The guidelines were issued in response to a 2016 report from the WHO's Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity, which linked rising rates of childhood obesity worldwide to a decline in physical activity, increased screen time, and inadequate sleep for young people. According to the report, an estimated 41 million children around the world who were younger than five years of age were overweight or obese. Although the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) established screen time guidelines for children several years ago, the WHO guidelines mark the
I love a good ab-strengthening exercise, and one move that I've been really into lately is the plank with a resistance band front row. It's all about stability and strength while being challenged to maintain proper form and simultaneously perform a single-arm row.
Mona Ombogo 17th Jul 2019 00:00:00 GMT +0300 “Sometimes you have to step back to move forward. I sold my businesses, moved upcountry and took a year out in 2012,” says certified personal trainer Philip Namasaka. “When I came back to Nairobi, I finally got the courage to follow my dream for fitness.” In 2016, after 12 years of pursuing a multitude of ventures, Philip, 41, opened the doors to his true passion, Feel Fitness Centre. He did it with his partner Cathy Kilonzo, who's also a certified trainer and the originator of Afrobics, an African dance-based fitness programme. Feel Fitness Centre focuses on using space, movement, resistance and body weight to help everyday people find optimum fitness,
Try this right now: Get off your couch and sink into a full squat with your feet flat on the floor. Now stay there for 10 minutes. To physical therapist Kelly Starrett, you're not truly fit until you can do that. This simple challenge, issued eight years ago on YouTube by Starrett, owner of a San Francisco CrossFit box, addresses a fitness weakness that most men ignore, and it exemplifies his philosophy. Starrett preaches that working out should produce more than chiseled abs and bulging biceps. He wants the gym to restore mobility—that is, the raw range of motion that modern life, computer work, and commuting rob from us daily. Classic exercises alone can't fix this, which is why Starrett talks
Liz Reyer: How to survive a special project that will double your work time Q: I have been asked to take on a special project that will require me to work roughly double time for the next few weeks. I have accepted it willingly and am interested in getting guidance on how to be as effective as possible while managing the strain. – Jose, 39, marketing manager A: Challenges like this can be invigorating, and it sounds like you are approaching it with a positive spirit. That is your best asset going into it, so keep it up! At the same time, you are wise to recognize that there will be effort involved in managing it. Part of your strategy should be health related. I hear often from people that the
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ClassPass revolutionized consumer wellness. Now the world's leading fitness aggregator is setting its sights on the estimated $48 billion corporate wellness market, launching its inaugural program with leading employers, including Google, Morgan Stanley, Facebook, Under Armour, Glossier, Etsy, Southwest Airlines, and Gatorade, among others. Founded in 2011, ClassPass has been in rapid expansion mode since it announced its massive $85 million funding round last year. Since then, the company has been on a roll, ballooning its global footprint from 9,000 partner studios in three countries to over 22,000 partner studios operating in over 200 cities across 20 countries today. The company is now leveraging
The Bouncing Bulldogs, a competitive jump rope team based in Chapel Hill and Durham whose members range in age from 8 to 18, brought home 92 awards – 21 gold, 32 silver and 34 bronze – from the recent World Jump Rope Championship held in Oslofjord, Norway. Most notably, the Bouncing Bulldogs defended their title in both the Junior and Senior Team Show events, earning the overall title of World Champions for the ninth straight year. “Throughout competition, we got stronger with the events that relied on more people and teamwork,” said Caroline Kawati. The Bulldogs dominated both junior and senior divisions, competing against 975 jumpers on 92 teams from 26 countries. They competed in both single
If you're looking to incorporate more screaming and sword fighting into your daily workout routine, Grimes has a few helpful pointers. The Canadian singer-songwriter is the new face of Stella McCartney's new eco-friendly Adidas collection, and she shared her absurd training regimen to coincide with the campaign's launch in a jarring, freewheeling Instagram post. Her "360 approach to fitness" begins with a "healthy cellular routine" that allows her to "maximize the function of my mitochondria with supplements such as NAD+, Acetyl L-Carnitine, Magnesium, etc." She claims this is also to promote ATP (the molecules used to store and transport energy within your cells), and calls the process "incredibly