Developmental psychologist Amanda Moreno, Ph.D., explains how mindfulness programs could help children buffer their stress. Read the full story for Chicago Magazine (and subscribe to the monthly Health & Wellness email newsletter).
From steeplechasers to ultramarathoners, these athletes make time on the mat a priority. Read the full article for Runner’s World.
Even if you only have a few minutes to spare, these poses can improve your performance. Read the full article for Runner’s World.
Locals call Aruba “one happy island” and they can say it lots of different ways. Officially part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Aruba lies just off the coast of Venezuela and also spent time under Spanish rule, so you’ll hear people speak English, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese and a blended language called Papiamento. And though it may be small — just 69 square miles, compared to Chicago’s 230 — the island also offers a varied mix of fitness activities. Read the full post for A Sweat Life.
You do the exact same training program as your running partner—but finish the 5K 10 minutes behind her. After months of diligent forward bends, you still can’t even touch your toes. And while your totally toned co-worker swears by a strength-building DVD, you don’t see a single sculpted muscle for your efforts. Before you blame yourself or give up altogether, consider whether your obstacles have been written into your genome. Read the full article on Prevention.com.
SOME PEOPLE discover serenity among plants and trees. Others look to the glassy surface of a calm pool for respite. And many locate their zen right on their own yoga mat. Where will you find stress relief? Read the full article on NowU.com.
If you’ve ever taken a yoga class, you know how good a few minutes of relaxing in Shavasana feels at the end. Now, a new study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine finds that a longer and deeper form of yogic meditation—a practice called yoga nidra—could help balance hormone levels in women with menstrual difficulties. Read the full article in Prevention News.