Fitness Archive

35 Podcasts to Liven Up Your Jog

As poetic and noble land mermaid, Ann Perkins, once said: “Jogging is the worst! I know it keeps you healthy, but God, at what cost?!” In all seriousness, jogging might not be everyone’s thing, but it’s certainly a great way to get your cardio in! And since the American Heart Association recommends at least 150 […]
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Yoga Your Way to Six Pack Abs

Let’s face it: a lot of us are not giving our tummies the love they deserve. Hey, I get it – I’ll take a bag of chips and a Netflix binge on the couch over a real workout most days I’m given the choice. Especially if that workout includes an ab crunch. Bleh. Also, ow. […]
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Gym Yoga vs. Studio Yoga: What’s the Difference?

So, you’ve decided to give it a try: you’re finally going to sign up for a yoga class. Maybe you’ve heard all about the amazing wellness benefits or you’d like to give your mental health a boost with this meditation part of yoga. Maybe you’re just stressed AF and need an hour’s escape every once […]
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Why You Shouldn’t Skip Out on Savasana

Be honest: have you ever skipped out on the savasana part of your yoga class? We totally understand if you have – it’s hard enough to make time in the day to get your yoga class in the first place and, hey, you’ve gotten your workout. Why lay down in the dark for five to […]
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Yoga for Tight Hamstrings

What’s one of the most popular excuses you’ve heard (or given) for not trying yoga? There are quite a few, but the one we’re going to focus on today is “Oh, I can’t do yoga! I can’t even touch my toes!” Now, as anyone who’s gone on to attempt yoga after saying this can attest, […]
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Low-Impact Exercises for Those with Knee Injuries

  Chances are, you know someone with one (or two) chronic achy knees. Whether from a previous injury or from high-impact exercises like running, knee injuries “are catching up and maybe even exceeding lower back problems,” according to the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. Knee-strengthening exercises are one of the best ways […]
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Yin Yoga Poses to Aid in Digestion

The digestive system isn’t exactly the sexiest of bodily systems, but when it comes to feeling well and your long-term health, it’s incredibly important. The human body is designed to take in food, draw out the worthwhile nutrients, and get rid of everything else, including toxins and bad bacteria. Without your digestive system, it couldn’t […]
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Yoga for Weight Loss

Yoga in the Western world has flourished as a part of the fitness industry. While aspects of a yoga-for-fitness-only ideology can contradict yoga’s spiritual origins, it makes sense that classes have become commonplace in our gyms and workout routines. Regular yoga practice as an aerobic exercise has been shown to lower cardiovascular and respiratory risk […]
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