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Relax and Unwind

Restorative Yoga Poses Foster Healing MEREDITH MONTGOMERY In classical yoga, teachers often sequence instruction toward reaching a pinnacle pose such as an inversion or arm balance. In restorative yoga, the peak pose is savasana—in which the practitioner fully relaxes while resting flat on their back. Leeann Carey, author of Restorative Yoga Therapy: The Yapana Way to Self-Care and Well-Being, explains, ... Read More »

Zen Golf

Master the Mind to Master the Game “Iremember the moment I had what I call my ‘golf game epiphany,’” recalls Steve Hughes, a passionate golfer from Richmond, Missouri. “I realized that my main obstacles were in my head, and from that day on, my golf game changed.” In any athletic or fitness endeavor, the pursuit of excellence unfolds an array ... Read More »

Facial Fitness

Exercises to Tone Your Face and Neck Gravity takes its toll as years pass, and many women find themselves bemoaning crow’s feet, frown lines and turkey necks that make them look older than they feel. Experts point to the loss of “fat pads” in the cheeks, bone loss around the eye sockets and cheekbones and overall weak muscles as potential ... Read More »

Ground Rules for Runners

A Guide for Running on All Terrains   Many fitness-seekers run because it’s so simple and adaptable. Running can be done in groups, pairs or alone, with little equipment, skill or planning needed. Anyone can run virtually anytime, anywhere—an indoor treadmill, scenic trail, beach or sidewalk. But all surfaces are not created equal. Recently, opponents of running on hard surfaces ... Read More »

Yoga for the Bro’s

Men Find it Builds All-Around Fitness MEREDITH MONTGOMERY Five thousand years ago, most yoga teachers and students were men. Today, of the 15 million American practitioners, less than a third are males. However, this figure has increased in the past decade, with teachers in some areas reporting a balanced ratio of men and women in their classes. Yet, even as ... Read More »

Workouts that Suit Your Personality

Find Your Fitness Style While some people find repetitious workouts boring, others like doing predictable routines at regular locations. Ensuring that our fitness regimen jives with our “fitness personality” is integral to making exercise a consistent part of our lifestyle, a concept that has traction among exercise experts. Jonathan Niednagel, founder and director of The Brain Type Institute, in Mountain ... Read More »

Fitness Update – Healthiest U.S. Metro Areas in 2014

The American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) seventh annual American Fitness Index (AFI) ranks Washington, D.C., at the top with a score of 77.3 (out of 100), followed by Minneapolis-St. Paul (73.5), Portland, Oregon (72.1) Denver (71.7) and San Francisco (71). New York City ranked 21 with a score of 54.1. Overall, metro areas in 25 states scored 50 or above; the two lowest-ranking hovered near 25 points. ... Read More »

Paddle Around New York

Created in 2007, Sea Paddle NYC is a 25-mile journey that begins under the Brooklyn Bridge on August 11. Paddlers will head north up the East River, into the Harlem River, then down the Hudson River, finishing at Chelsea Piers Marina. It is one of the premier standup paddleboarding (SUP) events worldwide and is an internationally renowned charity event. SEA ... Read More »

The Bionic Coach- High-Tech Boosts Healthy Routines

When President John F. Kennedy said in 1961 that the U.S. should commit to sending a man to the moon and return him safely by the end of the decade, few suspected the bounty of technological spinoffs that such National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) space missions would yield. Today, many of NASA’s research advancements, as well as technologies developed ... Read More »