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Posts found under "Mind/Body" within Fit Life

Is There Psychology Behind Weight Loss?

By Michael Mantell on Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The mind is the central tool to healthy, sustainable weight loss, and your thoughts can either sabotage or strengthen your progress. Learn from ACE Senior Fitness Consultant Dr. Michael Mantell as he shares how to make lasting lifestyle changes by monitoring and understanding our own thoughts and behaviors.

How can I become a better fitness goal setter?

By Michael Mantell on Wednesday, March 28, 2012

When it comes to working out, you can simply assume that you’re motivated, goal-directed and mentally ready to achieve OR you can distinguish yourself as a flawless fitness goal setter. Not both. For improved motivation and long-term adherence to physical activity, incorporate these three methods into your fitness plan to maximize your results.

My yoga teacher regularly mentions the concept of “mindfulness.” Are there ways in which I can become more mindful, and are there health benefits associated with doing so?

By Beth Shepard on Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Practicing mindfulness is gaining popularity as a pathway to personal peace, well-being, and better quality of life. But what does being mindful really mean? Let’s explore the concept of mindfulness, discuss the health benefits of practicing regularly, and discover ways in which you can train yourself to become more mindful.

What is the Alexander Technique and the Feldenkrais Method?

By Beth Shepard on Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Yoga, Pilates, and tai chi offer well-documented health benefits, but they’re not the only mind-body fitness activities on the block. The Alexander Technique and the Feldenkrais Method® may also offer some health benefits — and elements of these training methods are making their way onto college campuses and mainstream fitness classes.

What’s the best way to get acclimated to hot yoga classes?

By Cedric Bryant on Wednesday, January 19, 2011

With hot yoga classes continuing to hold their popularity, it is important to understand how the body cools itself when heat stress is present and what countermeasures to take to minimize the risk of heat illness.

I’m considering taking yoga classes….what are the benefits of practicing yoga?

By Jessica Matthews on Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Learn more about how you can strengthen the body, mind and spirit with yoga.