5 Benefits of Exercise Beyond the Physical Body

5-benefits-of-exercise-beyond-the-physical-body

5 Benefits of Exercise Beyond the Physical Body We all know benefits of exercise for the physical body: It increases stamina and energy, builds and tones muscles, stimulates weight loss, and can encourage flexibility. But the benefits of the workout, don't end with the physical body. Continuing research shows that when we engage in physical activity, our bodies benefit in multiple ways t...

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difference-in-exercise-practices-eastern-and-western-cultures

One might wonders the difference in exercise practices between Eastern and Western cultures, yes, there are considerable differences in philosophy and approach. Philosophy Western exercise encompasses many methods from aerobic to strength training, but the key philosophy is the same: Western exercise focuses on physicality whether it's to burn calories, strengthen muscles, o...

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your-knee-pain-loving-care

Whether it’s caused by soreness after exercise or chronic inflammation for someone who is older, knee pain is one condition that seems to affect all ages. There is some irony here: exercise may be to blame for someone’s knee problem, but exercise may be good for treating what aches you. Knee pain can be anything from mild discomfort to outright intense discomfort when you twist your knee...

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the-exercise-the-brain-loves-best

We know exercise is an important part of healthy living but -- is one type of exercise better than others?  What is the exercise the brain loves best? Aerobic exercise has been touted for heart health for years, and it turns out that aerobics appear to be the kind of exercise that provides the greatest benefit for the brain too. University of Wisconsin researchers report that people who do...

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7-health-benefits-of-tai-chi

Tai Chi may be one of the most studied forms of exercise ever. A large reason for all the research (which continues!) may be a result of its success in promoting health across a wide variety of conditions. If you haven’t done Tai Chi before, here are 7 reasons you might want to give it a try. Builds Leg and Core Strength. This may not be a benefit you’ve heard of before, bu...

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the-path-to-good-health-in-small-steps

Does this sound familiar? You start on a healthy program giving it your all, and then after a short period of time, it falls by the wayside. The yearly tradition of New Year’s resolutions is an example of how many people experience the same challenge: how to get healthy and stay healthy. Exercising more, losing weight, and eating healthy are some of the changes that many want to do, but either...

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tips-toward-a-healthier-lifestyle

When you think of a healthy lifestyle, what you eat and how you maintain your body are extremely important. But that is only the beginning. A healthy lifestyle is more than that. Do you have too much stress? Do you feel lonely? Are you fulfilled? Do you smoke? Overcoming some of these life-stalling obstacles can extend your life for many years, studies show. Making changes in diet, exercise and ma...

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