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Archive for December, 2012

Pull It Back For Perfect Posture

We live in a society where slouching unfortunately often happens. It is very important to be mindful of how we are standing or sitting, whether it be at our desks, driving our cars or watching television. Not only does standing and sitting up straight make us look more confident but it also helps us avoid health problems down the road. Some simple tips for improving posture include: regular stretching routines, wearing proper footwear and sitting in an ergonomically correct manner. Work towards optimal posture by ensuring your weight is evenly distributed on both feet, and your shoulders are pulled back to be in alignment with your ears and hips. If you feel as though this position is uncomfortable or straining,…

Bend At Your Best

Yoga has been proven to significantly improve your mental and physical well being. Besides the toning, posture, and relaxation effects, the flexibility benefits are significant. The increase in flexibility helps oxygen flow to the joints, which becomes more and more important with age. Stretching regularly can help offset the debilitating effects of aging, help avoid stiff joints and keep muscles strong. Yoga is also a means of synchronizing the mind and body. The meditation component creates an emotional balance, generates calmness and creates a positive outlook. Ideally yoga and/or stretching should be practiced for at least 15 minutes per day to reap the benefits desired. It is important not to strain, but to keep the stretch comfortable while challenging, and…

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