The connection between body and mind is a strong one. When you're working out, rest easy knowing that exercise helps your mental health as well! Here's how.
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Share on Have you ever wondered how people can balance in ways that seem impossible during yoga classes? Do you think that your thoughts and your emotions are related to the way your body holds itself in a pose? When we practice yoga , we're not only working on our physical body. We're also working on our energy and our mind. As we grow in our yoga practice, we can see the results of all this work in our life: we feel more…
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The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts By Howard LeWine, M.D. Q: It makes sense that regular exercise helps prevent heart disease. But I have also read that it might help prevent cancer. What’s the reason? A: Many studies show that people who are physically active are less likely to develop cancer. Such associations don’t
Want to Keep Your Brain 10 Years Younger? Regular Exercise May Help.
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How To Use Exercise To Improve Mood And Memory
Your mental health is a product of how you move and nourish your body. Let's explore the connection between a healthy body and a healthy mind.
How Exercise Can Improve Your Mental Health
Banyan Mental Health explains the many mental health benefits of exercise. Exercise can reduce the symptoms of a mental health illness and greatly improve one’s health and well-being.
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Share on Editor's Note: The interviews in this piece were done in response to the mass shooting earlier this year at Umpqua Community College in Oregon Today, there was a deadly mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, at the Inland Regional Center, a facility for people with developmental disabilities. Several people were reported killed and as many as 20 people were wounded. Details are still unfolding…
Why am I feeling so lethargic? I just began a regular exercise routine and my diet has not...
I started an exercise routine about two to three weeks ago that includes about 30 minutes of cardio & 40 minutes of weight training. My diet has been relatively healthy. However, lately I’ve been feeling slightly dizzy and low on energy. What would you recommend? – Candido Sanchez Your workout and diet description are …
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Study shows how physical fitness improves brain activation and mental performance
It is widely recognised that our physical fitness is reflected in our mental fitness, especially as we get older. How does being physically fit affect our aging brains? Neuroimaging studies, in which the activity of different parts of the brain...
Can you Learn to Crave Exercise?
So why do YOU work out? If you were to name for us your top reason for hitting the studio on a regular basis, we’re guessing your answer might have something to do with getting stronger or keeping your weight at a desirable level. Perhaps the fact that exercise reduces stress or makes you feel great might make the top of the list for some of you, too. ...