Yoga For Beginners

With origins hailing from India, yoga has become a mainstay in Western culture, with roughly 80 million people practicing yoga in the United States alone. Due to its accessibility, approachability and modifiability, it’s easy to see why it continues to attract first-timers. Yoga comes in many forms. The variety of styles and the minimalist requirements for practicing yoga make it perfect for beginners. Combining breath, meditation and movement with physical postures, yoga offers an opportunity

Building Muscle Isn't a Mystery—Here's How Long It Should Take You

You’re doing the work, you’re feeling the burn, but how long does it actually take to build muscle? Building muscle isn’t just a matter of showing up and working out however and whenever you want. Looking in the mirror doesn’t help either (sorry). You have to incorporate a few important strategies into your training regimen in order to trigger the physiologic response that leads to hypertrophy, the process that causes your muscles to grow.

Stretch Yourself Healthy Guide: Easy Routines to Relieve Pain, Boost Energy, and Feel Refreshed: By Dr. Rachel Tavel, PT, DPT, CSCS and the Editors of Prevention

Aging and life can leave your body stiff, tired, and tense. This guide undoes it all. Inside, you’ll get: - 50+ essential stretches, plus modifications. - Step-by-step descriptions and photographs for getting each stretch just right. - Complete routines for every ache (stiff neck, back pain, desk jobs) and goal (increased flexibility, more energy, less stress). - Tips for creating a stretching routine tailored to your unique needs. - A lay-flat spiral binding so you can easily fol

The Best Yoga Blocks to Help Improve Your Mobility and Flexibility

Featured expert in this piece: "If you haven't started practicing yoga, you really should. "Yoga is perfect especially in the current moment, for men working from home and missing the gym. You’d be surprised how much hitting the mat can invigorate your body and mind," Rachel Tavel, a doctor of physical therapy (DPT) and certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) at Shift Wellness in NYC, told Men's Health..."

Tested: The Best Percussion Massagers to Relieve Muscle Soreness

Featured expert. Percussion massagers are among the easiest ways to recover your legs after a hard run. The handheld devices are effectively jigsaws, using a reciprocating tip to strike your muscle tissue about 2,000 to 3,000 times per minute, which facilitates blood flow to the targeted area. More blood flow tends to reduce inflammation and soreness, expediting your recovery and making you ready to hit the pavement the next day.

10 Low-Carb Vegetables That Support Your Training and Boost Your Health

Let’s be honest: Most of us are usually eager to load up on carbohydrates. Whether it’s to fuel up before a big race or to replenish after a long run, we know that carbohydrate is our bodies’ first preferred fuel source for fast energy. And when you think about carbs, chances are bread and pasta come to mind, but vegetables—which are an important part of everyone’s diet—also contain carbs.

The 8 Best Stretches to Relieve Your Back Pain

Back pain can make spending your time stuck indoors even more uncomfortable. Whether that discomfort stems from spending too many hours sitting on your couch or at your makeshift WFH desk, or overdoing it during an overly-ambitious home workout, it's no less fun. In the good ol’ days, you could just head right to your physical therapist when things in your body got weird. But now, many people are being left to take matters into their own hands at home.
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