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Sun Salutations for Health

By Marc D Thompson, VPT. One of the basic series in most yoga practices is the Sun Salutation. Although there are many varieties, they all serve wonderful purposes. A basic Sun Salutation A (surya namaskara A) would include these poses:Begin standing (mountain), feet together, sweep arms overheadFold forward palms to floor (forward fold)Look up lengthen, flattening back (half fold)Walk or kick feet back to push up postion (high plank)Lower to floor and lift chest (cobra or up dog)

Today's Fitness/Health Tip: GET YOUR ZZZ'S

Research has shown that not getting enough sleep or getting poor quality sleep on a regular basis may increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. There is even evidence suggesting that weight gain is associated with getting inadequate sleep, possibly by disrupting hormones that regulate appetite.  Sleep needs are different for each person, but most adults generally need between 7–9 hours each night.

National Posture Institute Posture Points Newsletter (June 2013) Introducing IntelliSkin Posture Apparel

 NPI Posture Points Newsletter (June 2013) – Introducing IntelliSkin Posture Apparel (Coupon + Free Shipping), Upcoming Posture CEC Workshops (Temple University, Georgia Tech & U of Kentucky), Educational DVDs 30% Off Sale & Online CEC Courses! Check it out:   

5k Run

5K BENEFIT RUNTo SupportWOUNDED WARRIORS PLACE- Williams Park in Monroe, NCDATE- 13 JUL 2013TIME- 0730 – Completion and Presentation of DonationENTRY FEE- $10.00/ Runner

You Can't Out Exercise a Bad Diet!

Maybe you've heard that statement before, but what does it mean? It simply means that it takes a lot longer to burn a certain number of calories exercising than it takes to eat the same number of calories. For instance, it takes a 150lb person approximately 1 hour to burn ~500 calories, and that varies greatly depending on how hard you're working out. In 15 minutes, you can eat a Big Mac which has approximately 550 calories and blow your workout out of the water. Not to mention the sodium and fat content.

Beach classes have launched for the summer; Pilates on the Playa!

Hello Everyone, Thank you to all who joined in for another great Pilates and Paddle Event last weekend; Tyler and I are really enjoying teaching and seeing you rise to the dual core challenges of pilates on the beach and stand up paddling on the ocean.  Funds from the pilates class have been donated to Waves for Water, supporting their work to bring clean water to global communities in need. Thanks for your support!  


 To combine fast digesting carbohydrates and fats in excess in the same meal. You were thinking something else no? How naughty A easy rule to follow from Dr. John Berardi is break up your meals into 2 categories.....

Leave the Guilt at Home!

Everyone, even those on hard core diets, go out to restaurants. Whether a night out with friends, a special occasion, or just wanting a change of pace, we all dine out from time to time. However, this does not mean that we have to blow our nutrition; we just need to learn to make smart choices when ordering at restaurants. Make healthy choices and leave the guilt at home next time you eat out!Follow these tips to make smart choices while dining out:

National Posture Institute News: Women’s immune systems remain younger for longer

National Posture Institute News: Women’s immune systems remain younger for longer. Women’s immune systems age more slowly than men’s, suggests research in BioMed Central’s open access journal Immunity & Ageing. The slower decline in a’s immune system may contribute to women living longer than men.

Blackridge Aqua classes start this Saturday

Aqua Zumba Aerobics Not Just for the Elderly