5 yoga tips to try for better balance
Falls aren’t just the leading cause of injury in adults 65 and older but also in almost all age groups. An estimated 684,000 fatal falls occur each year, making it the second leading cause of unintentional death, after road traffic injuries. A range of interventions exists to prevent falls, and one of them is yoga.
Cyprus holds rig security drills amid hydrocarbon tensions
Ships and aircraft from eight nations are taking part in annual drills to boost safety and security procedures on vessels and oil rigs off Cyprus’ southern coastline amid ongoing tensions with neighboring Turkey over competing claims to hydrocarbon reserves.
Is ‘perfect timing’ really such a thing?
ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – You’ve probably heard the phrase “that was perfect timing!” But is there really such a thing? They say timing is everything. You might want to tie the knot between ages 25 and 32. A person who weds at age 25 is 11% less likely to divorce than someone who marries at age 24. The best time to eat breakfast is 7:11 a.m., lunch is 12:38 p.m., and dinner is 6:14 p.m.
Hot yoga 101: Everything to know, bring, prepare yourself for -- before your first class
Regardless of whether you’re trying to tone your muscles, shed a few pounds before bathing suit season, get stronger or healthier overall or increase your flexibility, most doctors and health experts would likely agree: yoga is truly an incredible workout.
Sitting for long periods of time can have negative impacts on our bodies, experts say
Although many of us are spending more time at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s easy for us to spend long periods of time sitting. However, according to new research on studyfinds.org, having a sedentary lifestyle is harmful to your overall health. While most of us can’t avoid sitting on the job, experts say there are ways to reduce a sedentary lifestyle. Experts say it can be as simple as taking the stairs, doing housework, walking around the block or even gardening. Dedicating 30 to 40 minutes to physical activity a day is all you need to lower the risk.
You may only need 11 minutes of exercise each day to live longer, research suggests
Research has shown that exercise can improve your life expectancy, because it lowers your risk of developing age-related diseases such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. It may be difficult however, to find time, space, or fun ways to get in exercise during the coronavirus pandemic. According to an analysis from CNBC about a study published in the British Journal of Medicine, new research suggests that you may only need 11 minutes of exercise each day to live longer. The new study finds people who sat for about eight to 10 hours daily, but managed to clock about 11 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous exercise a day, were less likely to die than those who only got about two minutes of exercise a day. In perspective, the physical activity guidelines for Americans suggest that adults should get 150-300 minutes a week (or 20-45 minutes a day) of moderate-intensity activity, or 75-150 minutes a week (or 10 to 20 minutes a day) of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity.
How to maintain a healthy lifestyle during the holidays
With the holiday season upon us, experts say there should be an added focus on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Beth Frates with Harvard’s Medical School gives her advice on how we can keep ourselves healthy. Dr. Frates said exercise routines are usually the first things to go as we feel more stress. Dr. Frates said its also not a bad idea to ask for exercise-themed gifts as well, especially if you are looking to keep up with your healthy habits. Dr. Frates said to change your mentality going into the holiday season.
We tried a bunch of at-home YouTube workouts: Here are 7 we loved especially
With COVID-19 cases surging again, perhaps you’re taking a break from the gym. Or maybe you just enjoy at-home workouts, regardless of what’s going on around you. Some people are always be looking for ways to stay active and in shape.
Feeling restless? This workout was made for anyone who’s got some energy (or stress) to burn
Finding the time to get a workout right now is either much easier or much harder. 20 burpees -- From a standing position, place your hands on the floor between your feet, jump your feet back to a full plank, do a pushup, hop back up on your feet and jump up. Jump rope or high knees -- Instead of counting reps here, you can set a timer. Try one complete minute of jumping rope or high knees for each set. Check these out for a quick demonstration: Hip thrusts | burpees | sumo squats | high knees | skater lunges | dips.