Should I Stop Running If My Knee Hurts?

Should I Stop Running If My Knee Hurts?

The most common site for pain in recreational runners is the knee. For some, especially older runners, the pain can be a symptom of osteoarthritis. But does running worsen knee pain and osteoarthritis?

Fitness Levels In Teenagers Linked To Where They Grow Up

Fitness Levels In Teenagers Linked To Where They Grow Up

The places and communities that we live in play an important role in our physical health. What we have access to on our doorstep is important to motivating – or preventing – our physical activity levels.

How Much Exercise Is Too Much?

How Much Exercise Is Too Much?

The COVID-19 pandemic has made many of us reevaluate our health and take up new exercise regimes.

Ibuprofen Use Is Common – But Many Athletes Are Unaware Of The Risks

Ibuprofen Use Is Common – But Many Athletes Are Unaware Of The Risks

Whether you’re an ultra-marathoner or have just started, injuries and muscle soreness from running are inevitable. But instead of taking a break, many runners reach for ibuprofen or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to get through injuries or pain.

5 Tips To Get You Off The Sofa

5 Tips To Get You Off The Sofa

With the Canadian government continuing to recommend physical distancing measures, many people are finding themselves confined to their homes more than ever before.

The Best Way To Exercise To Burn Fat

The Best Way To Exercise To Burn Fat

When it comes to losing weight, people often want know the best way to shed excess pounds – and there’s no shortage of fad diets or fitness crazes claiming to have the “secret” to fat loss.

QiGong for Spiritual Development and Balance

QiGong for Spiritual Development and Balance

Throughout history, peoples in many parts of the world have sought ways to develop their energetic potentials for improved health, martial power, and to bring themselves closer to the divine. In China these practices are called QiGong. It is believed that the correct regulation of body, breath, and mind will harmonize yin and yang, balance Qi and blood...

How To Find Ways To Move Your Body While Social Distancing

How To Find Ways To Move Your Body While Social Distancing

Recent Fitbit activity tracker data show a significant drop in physical activity worldwide that corresponds with the onset of the COVID-19 crisis. In the United States, physical activity has fallen by 12%.

Yoga: A Fitness Resource For People With "Round Bodies"

Yoga: A Fitness Resource For People With "Round Bodies"

Yoga! Suddenly, everyone wants to know about this gentle approach to whole-self fitness. A Roper poll revealed that over six million Americans (more than 3% of the population) already practice yoga. You don't have to be lean to do yoga.

Why Regular Exercise Has Long Term Benefits For Immunity

Why Regular Exercise Has Long Term Benefits For Immunity

People around the world are staying at home as part of social distancing measures to limit the transmission of the novel coronavirus. In some countries people are being encouraged to exercise once a day.

How To Stay Fit At Home During Lockdown

How To Stay Fit At Home During Lockdown

A third of humanity is now under lockdown. This measure is crucial to minimise the spread of COVID-19, but what impact will it have on health and wellbeing?

Pilates Exercise On The Ball Heals Body and Soul

Pilates Exercise On The Ball Heals Body and Soul

When I first laid on a Pilates mat after twenty years of not dancing or doing any sort of physical activity with the exception of walking, surprising and volatile emotions surged up. The first emotion was denial -- I don't need this, I have managed for years without structured exercise. Then there was a deep releasing of regret and grief

3 Posture Correction Methods For Too Much Screen Time

In the 21st century, we all spend a ot of time in front of a screen... whether at home, at work, or even at play. What this often does is cause a distortion of our posture that then leads to problems in our body leading to discomfort and pain.

How Yoga Is Helping Girls Heal From Trauma

How Yoga Is Helping Girls Heal From Trauma

Childhood trauma has a devastating impact on both the mind and the body of children who experience it. But that mind-body connection also offers a path toward healing.

What Are Tai Chi Health Benefits?

What Are Tai Chi Health Benefits?

Tai chi is growing in popularity in the UK, with more clubs and classes popping up around the country and people of all ages wanting to give it a go.

Qigong: Energy Medicine and Antidote to Stresses

Qigong: Energy Medicine and Antidote to Stresses
Qigong has helped me understand and connect with myself as an energy being. Different forms of qigong emphasize different qualities, from meditative and healing to medical and martial arts; some incorporate branches of philosophy, such as Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism.

Is It Better To Exercise Before Breakfast?

Why It's Better To Exercise Before Breakfast
Exercise is recommended for people who are overweight or obese as a way to reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Why Cancer and Exercise Do Mix

Why Cancer And Exercise Do Mix
When you hear the word “cancer” probably the last thing that you think of is physical activity.

How To Be Fit In Your 60s and Beyond

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Ageing is inevitable and is influenced by many things – but keeping active can slow ageing and increase life expectancy.

How To Start Exercising If You're Out Of Shape

How To Start Exercising If You're Out Of Shape
Perhaps your GP has recommended you exercise more, or you’ve had a recent health scare. Maybe your family’s been nagging you to get off the couch or you’ve decided yourself that it’s time to lose some weight.

Why More Kids Don’t Play Outside

Why More Kids Don’t Play Outside
Moms in low-income neighborhoods say physical and social barriers in their neighborhoods discourage them from allowing their children to play outside, according to a new study.

10 Stretches To Keep You Limber Throughout Your Life and Overcome "Inflexibility"

10 Stretches To Keep You Limber Throughout Your Life and Overcome "Inflexibility"
Most people -- men especially -- tend to skimp on the stretching facet of their workouts. By committing to a flexibility routine, however, you can actually prevent injuries that can sideline you in later years and instead continue to use your body more fully, because you'll maintain greater range of motion in your muscles and joints.

Rainbow Yoga With Adriene

Rainbow Yoga! The perfect 17-minute practice to brighten your day, to help turn darkness into light.

Yoga For Suffering With Adriene

In this gentle 20 minute yoga flow, you are invited to take a moment to surrender. No need to come with an agenda or worry about a specific outcome. Set down your burdens and let yoga take care of you.

Daily Exercise Can Boost Children's Exam Grades

Daily Exercise Can Boost Children's Exam Grades
Most parents are aware that physical activity is good for children – as it can help to improve their sense of self and have a positive impact on their mental health and well-being.

Can Popping Your Neck Cause A Stroke?

Can Popping Your Neck Cause A Stroke?
The Washington Post recently reported the story of Josh Hader, a 28-year-old who stretched and popped his neck, tore an artery and nearly lost his life from a major stroke.

Yoga For Tension Relief With Adriene

Please join me for this 28 minute at home yoga practice designed to help you feel good and bring you back into a balanced state.

Yoga Belly With Adriene

Learn to reside in the role of the observer and hop on the mat for this special Yoga Belly practice!

Yoga For Back Pain With Adriene 2

Activate, stretch, and relieve any tension in this 23 minute yoga session specifically designed for the upper back.

Yoga For Back Pain With Adriene

Join me for this 27 min Yoga For Low Back practice! In this session we address all areas that contribute to low back aches and pain, as well as provide preventative care

Abs, Arms, and Attitude! and Yoga With Adriene

Our Yoga For Weight Loss series continues with this 31-minute warming practice that invites you to focus on the power of thought as you build strength and awareness in the arms and abdominals.

How To Think Yourself Into A Fit Person

How To Think Yourself Into A Fit Person
Many of us, aware of the benefits of exercise, try to stick to a routine, only to find our sneakers at the back of the closet when the weather doesn’t co-operate, our routine is disrupted or we are short of time.

Moon Practice Yoga With Adriene

Join me for this sweet, 15 minute Moon Practice, perfect for anyone under any stress. This practice invites you to get quiet, decompress, and call in some lunar energy to counteract a busy lifestyle.

Why Period Pain Shouldn't Make You Stop Exercising

Why Period Pain Shouldn't Make You Stop Exercising

Girls and women experiencing period pain often avoid physical activity, but our latest study suggests that doing exercise might actually provide pain relief.

Yoga For Risk Takers With Adriene

Join me for Yoga For Risk Takers, I dare you! This 26 min session is all about expanding and grounding in honor of promoting courage and balance so that we are better prepared to take risks and “go

Are Brain Games Helpful?

Are Brain Games Helpful?

You’ve probably seen ads for apps promising to make you smarter in just a few minutes a day. Hundreds of so-called “brain training” programs can be purchased for download.

Rose Yoga With Adriene

Join me for Rose Yoga, a loving full length heart opening vinyasa flow! Allow your breath to blossom with each gesture.

Take 5 Yoga Break! With Adriene

Missed your workout or practice window? Fear not! Try this quick yoga break thoughtfully designed to connect you to your breath, fire up your core and stretch your whole body!

Deep Core Yoga With Adriene

Total Body Yoga - Deep Core is a 20 min practice for building strength as well as increasing flexibility and blood flow.

Yoga To Feel Your Best

Hop on the mat for this 22-minute yoga session designed to help you feel good! Stretch your body, tap into conscious breath, and get your endorphins kicking!

Office Break Yoga With Adriene

No yoga mat or stretchy pants required for this 14 min Office Break Yoga! Carve out time for yourself to stretch it out, create space, connect with your breath, focus your mind and replenish your body.

Yoga For Grief With Adriene

This gentle and nurturing 26 minute session is made with love and designed to support you, wherever you are today. Use the tools of pranayama to calm the nervous system as Adriene guides us through this

Respect and Replenish Yoga With Adriene

Hop on the mat for this full length warming vinyasa flow dedicated to respect and replenishment. Welcome in some heat as you stretch, strengthen, and create space. Replenish your energy to restore balance

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