Better Ageing Through Practice, Practice, Practice

I can’t promise this will prolongyour life. But it will improve it. By GERALD MARZORATI SIXTY is not the new 40. Fifty isn’t either. Your lung capacity in late-middle age is in steady decline, as are the fast-twitch muscle fibers that provide power and speed. Your heart capacity has been ebbing for decades. Your sight […]

Meditation Plus Running as a Treatment for Depression

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Meditating before running could change the brain in ways that are more beneficial for mental health than practicing either of those activities alone, according to an interesting study of a new treatment program for people with depression. As many people know from experience, depression is characterized in part by an inability to […]

Build Your Movement Tribe With Partner Practice

Chandler Stevens For the most part our training is a solitary endeavor. Although we may train with others, we’re separated, with little interpersonal physical contact. It’s far from a stimulating sensory environment. But a richer, more playful physical practice has tremendous benefit for overall health and wellbeing. Movement Builds Tribes My own physical practice began […]

Science Proves Meridians Exist

By Azriel ReShel What the Merging of Spirituality and Science means for you “In every culture and in every medical tradition before ours, healing was accomplished by moving energy.” – Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Biochemist and Nobel Prize Winner. For centuries the ancient wisdom keepers and healers in several traditions had a keen understanding of the energetic […]

One Minute of Intense Exercise May Be All You Need

BY LAUREN HUBBARDLH_LIPSTAGRAMS It’s not that we don’t know we need to work out; it’s just that the alternatives (eating, sleeping, bingeing TV episodes from the couch) are so much easier. Between holding down full-time jobs, taking care of kids, doing all of the boring, behind-the-scenes grown-up stuff (we see you, taxes), and attempting to have a […]

EATING HEALTHY ON A BUDGET

With so much information going around about what is healthy, what is not (and so much of it conflicting), we can feel a little lost. Add to that is seems many foods recently considered amazing for your health are costly (and perhaps plain weird). It is no wonder we stick to what we know. But […]

Move Your Body, Move Your Brain: Training for Neuroplasticity

Chandler Stevens The connection between mind and body is critical to athletic performance. Sensory maps in the brain control our patterns of movement, but forming the connection between mind and body is more complex than simply whipping out an atlas of the mind. The structures of these neural maps are constantly changing throughout our lives […]

Eight Fascinating Facts About Fascia

                                  A great place to start is with the writings of Thomas Myers, whose April 2011 article in IDEA Fitness Journal titled “Fascial Fitness: Training in the Neuromyofascial Web” provides the fitness pro with an arsenal of research and […]

We need a healthy dose of lifestyle medicine

Irecently saw a woman in her early sixties who was terrified because her GP had told her that her cholesterol was high. “Congratulations,” I said. “That will probably help you live longer.” She left smiling. It is little wonder she had been scared. For decades, governments have issued “low fat” dietary advice, while consumption of […]

Food Giant’s Extraordinary Recommendation

Don’t eat our sauce more than once a week! Food giant’s extraordinary recommendation about salt, fat and sugar levels in some of its popular pasta sauces Mars Foods makes Dolmio, Uncle Ben’s and Masterfoods products Will introduce new ‘everyday’ and ‘occasional’ labels on different foods  Comes as part of a plan to lower sugar, salt […]