Keeping active is an incredibly important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and walking has many great health benefits.
So you wish to embark upon a journey of personal development, both physically and mentally, through the practice of yoga. This is a great decision, and one that you will be thankful of, however there are a few things you should know before you get started, to help ensure you get the most from your first yoga experience.
This word ‘Mindfulness’ seems to be used a lot these days, ‘Be mindful of what you eat’, ‘Be mindful of others’, ‘Be mindful of how you spend your money’. Though surely there is more to this ‘mindfulness’ than watching what you eat, being considerate of others and being thrifty?
Even with the best of intentions and the spare time to do it, actually getting yourself up and out the door for your run can often require an extra boost of motivation. Whether it’s a short 5 mile run, or a full Marathon, that you have ahead of you, there are some basic steps you can take to help motivate you and get your body and mind pumped for your run.
If you feel your life could do with a little more clarity, perhaps some grounding, or increased energy, strength and flexibility, then yoga could be just what you are looking for. It is common knowledge that yoga can help us develop strength and flexibility in our bodies, however when practiced regularly, yoga will also help us to develop strength and flexibility within our minds as well. This development of mind and body will have a positive impact on your life and help change it in ways you may not have imagined.
Berries are a delicious and widely available food source that is not only juicy and packed full of flavor. They also contain lots of essential nutrients. We all know the importance of including fresh fruits in our diets, but did you know that eating berries can actually help to boost your brain power?
There are many different nutritional properties within berries that provide numerous health benefits, however it is the flavonoids that need to be praised for their brain boosting ability.
Walking has been our main form of transport, since… Well the day we could first walk. Sure it can be pleasurable and enjoyable, but it is strange to think that walking has become one of the #1 fitness trends worldwide.
Why you ask? Because walking has been taken beyond a means of getting from A to B, it has become a diverse and challenging way of increasing your strength, stamina and overall health, whilst enjoying the outdoors and exploring our beautiful planet.
Running has been a popular activity since the dawn of mankind. Granted, when we were running 4 and a half million years ago, it was more of a necessity then for enjoyments sake. However there are still many valid health reasons today why you should consider including running as part of your weekly fitness routine.
If you are a lover of food, like I am, then keeping your eye on your weight may be something you need to consider. With all the different diets out there, many getting mixed reviews, it can be a little overwhelming trying to choose one to try out, much less find one that actually works well for you. Especially when this means sacrificing the foods that you love.
Avocados are not only a deliciously diverse fruit (that’s right, they have a seed, which means they are a fruit!), they also have loads of nutritional health benefits too!