Three Ways to Exercise Your Way to a Healthier Heart

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Three Ways to Exercise Your Way to a Healthier Heart

February is National Heart Month. You’ve probably heard that a comprehensive exercise program should include three types of training: aerobic exercise, resistance exercise and activities to improve flexibility. But what role does each type of exercise play in reducing your risk of heart disease? Read on to learn why all three are important in building a healthier heart.

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Take a Stand Against Sitting: 7 Ways to Stay Fit at Work

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Take a Stand Against Sitting: 7 Ways to Stay Fit at Work

If you’re like most Americans, you spend a majority of your workday sitting in a chair. Unfortunately, a growing body of research has linked prolonged sitting to a long list of health issues, including lower-back pain and an increased risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. But here’s some good news: You don’t have to make dramatic changes to your work schedule to combat the hazards of sitting. Here are seven tips for increasing physical activity in the office.

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Heart Opening Yoga Sequence

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Heart Opening Yoga Sequence

Yoga is so much more than a physical practice; it is also a way to bring strength, balance and resilience to the emotional and spiritual parts of ourselves. One of the reasons why yoga makes us feel so amazing is that it gets the energy flowing through our bodies. And with a little know-how, we can choose poses that activate different energy centers (or chakras) in the body. Since it’s February, we thought it would be a perfect time to focus on opening the heart chakra, or anahata.

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