Tag of ‘Exercises’

  Keeping a steady balance

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013 | In Lifestyle | Tags: , ,

Keeping a steady balance
~ Keeping a steady balance ~

A well-developed sense of balance helps prevent falls and consequent injuries. It also lends confidence be it in sports such as roller-blading, on rain-slicked side-walks or while riding a bus or train.

Simple balance exercises once or twice a week are helpful in this regard. It is recommended the following exercises.

1. Exercise 1: Stand straight, legs and feet together, on a flat surface. Close your eyes and count to 45.
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  Lyengar yoga for chronic neck pain

Monday, December 2nd, 2013 | In Health | Tags: ,

Lyengar yoga for chronic neck pain
~ Lyengar yoga for chronic neck pain ~

A small new German study finds that one particular style of yoga may offer some relief for chronic neck pain suffers. Researchers at Charite-University Medical Centre in Berlin assigned 25 patients suffering from chronic neck pain to a nine-week lyengar yoga training programme, with participants taking a weekly 90-minute class.

Lyengar yoga, developed by B.K.S. lyengar, is a form of hatha yoga that emphasis detail and precision and often relies on the use of props to help students achieve mastery of the postures. For the control group, 28 patients were assigned to exercise classes offering self-care techniques.
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  Learning to read our body signals

Saturday, October 5th, 2013 | In Knowledge | Tags: ,

Learning to read our body signals
~ Learning to read our body signals ~

The body often reveals a person’s state of mind if one learns to read its signals. A good exercise for this purpose, is roaming mentally through one’s body for about a minute three times a day.

When someone is under emotional stress, the body reacts with hunched shoulders or a stiff neck, for example, adding that many people have lost the ability to sense this.
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  Regular jogging increases longevity

Sunday, May 5th, 2013 | In Knowledge | Tags: ,

Regular jogging increases longevity
~ Regular jogging increases longevity ~

If you are aiming to add a few more years to your life span, researchers suggest lacing up your running shoes and taking regular, gentle jogs a few times a week. According to new data, men who regularly jog can add 6.2 years to their life while women can add on 5.6 years.

Presented recently at a heat health symposium in Dublin, Ireland, the preliminary findings come from the Copenhagen City Heart study, which has been monitoring the health of more than 19,000 men and women since 1976 to increase knowledge about preventing heart disease and stroke.
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