By now, you know the importance of relaxation in this fast-paced world. The next time you pause to take deep breaths and slowly count to 10, observe whether you can actually feel your heart rate slow down. Functions like heart rate and blood pressure are regulated by the autonomi...
Many fitness instructors use imagery techniques that draw on personal experiences of athletic events or nature outings to enhance indoor cycling classes or lead relaxation during a cooldown. More and more research supports the benefits of using imagery to achieve specific object...
Pricing Mind-Body Programs
TO HELP A MIND-BODY PROFIT CENTER SOAR, TAKE TIME TO RESEARCH YOUR PRICING THOROUGHLY.
By Marci Clark
costs, which will sustain your program. Consider the following categories as part of your cost of doing business and include them in your pricing. FRONT-END COSTS 1. Staff Education. Structure your budget to cover either some or all of the cost of instructor trai...
Tai chi has been receiving some good press lately. Now a new study links chi kung—the “parent” of tai chi—with decreases in hypertension.
According to research published in the International Journal of Neuroscience (2004; 114 , 777–86), me...
Physically trained participants showed improved performance on tests of cognitive function, heart rate variability and physical fitness (as measured by maximal oxygen consumption, or VO2max) when compared with detrained participants, shows a study published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology (2004; Aug. 25, electronic publication).
Yoga, as well as other exercise that promotes balance, strength and flexibility, may be
effective for people with low-back pain, according to an article published in the Journal
of Family Practice (2004; 53 , 661–2).
Winter swimming improved general well-being among participants in a study conducted by researchers at the University of Oulu in Finland and published in the International Journal of Circumpolar Health (2004; 63 , 140–4).