Unplug And Recharge: Everyday Yoga -- Give Your Hips A Break
Nov 07, 2008 10:32
"Unplug and Recharge" is a new Living series which aims to give you, our dear readers, a quick break from your day -- whether you have as much time as ten minutes or as little as two. Following the success of our Oasis at the DNC, we're hoping to give you a little cyber-oasis -- a place to escape -- where you can take a moment to unplug, relax, and recharge.
Whether it's sitting at your desk, driving your car, or slumping on the couch, we all spend way to much time sitting! And our bodies pay the price. We feel this when the backs of our legs are tight, we have low back pain, or our digestion is sluggish. Simply taking five minutes to stand up and stretch your legs and your hips will increase circulation in your lower body again. Not only will your hips thank you, but your breath will deepen and your thoughts will clarify--so you can get back to work with more ease and inspiration.
We've all been there — one or two drinks with your friends, turns into one too many. You go to sleep after having a great time, only to wake-up feeling as though you'll never recover. Once you finally get out of bed, you'll often reach for unhealthy snacks or crave a greasy breakfast — not that they help. Read more
Any fitness junkie will tell you that the key to getting in shape is to stay active. You can’t complete an intensive routine and then sit on the sofa for the next few days. Any strength or body muscle that you have built up will quickly revert to fat. This is why an injury can be so damaging. An injury can put you off your feet for weeks, unable to exercise. It’s due to this that you should avoid damaging your body at all costs. Read more
Recent studies suggest that 70% of US adults have suffered eye strain through the use of computer screens and digital devices. This has created awareness of the issues of eye strain, and associated health issues, and of the importance of having your eyes checked on a regular basis. Read more