Mind-Body / Recovery
Can we use mushrooms for depression? It turns out mushrooms may help you feel better physically and emotionally.
Older women with chronic pain who participated in twice-weekly flow and restorative yoga classes experienced reduced pain.
There seems to be more stress and anxiety in children now. Encouraging them to eat more berries and carrots could help kids’ mental health.
With the holidays often come new stressors. Family get-togethers, shopping, decorating, gift buying and wrapping, cooking and baking, and attending special activities can place extra demands on clients and lead to stress.
Here are 10 holiday stress coping strategies from the Mayo Clinic:
Telling a person to “take a hike,” used to be a bit of an insult, but sending someone on a trek is really more of a favor. Besides having physical benefits, hiking improves mental health by fostering a relationship with nature. Research shows that spending time among trees and the great outdoors reduces blood pressure, lowers cortisol and adrenaline levels, and amps up the immune system (Mitten 2016).
A statement issued by the American College of Sports Medicine notes key challenges related to sports and mental health.
The words holiday and self-care may not seem like they go together. For some of us, celebrating the holidays can be a monumental effort often filled with stress. Before the whirlwind of the season starts, recommit to a workable routine of holiday self-care.
If any of your clients are expecting a baby, you may want to recommend that they add pool training and water fitness to their workouts.
In a study on the benefits of brisk walking, researchers found that aerobic exercise can improve the integrity of connective brain tissue.
The holidays are a great time for fit pros to reach out to members and build community by celebrating inclusive holidays.
We all intuitively understand the growing and widespread impact of stress on mental health, but stress physiology is just as deleterious.
An overview of what scientific evidence supports, common breathing dysfunctions and a sampling of effective breathwork exercises.
Exercise, life purpose and happiness are a trio of ideas that enhance each other in meaningful ways. While your clients might not agree about the happiness part when they’re in the middle of a set of burpees, linking all the beyond-the-biceps benefits together can provide motivation and greater success.
Have hope and take heart: We can learn to regulate our stress levels with a practiced approach to prevent it or manage it well through behavioral shifts and coping strategies.
The traditional fitness facility has typically been viewed as a place to work out and play sports in order to change one’s physical appearance. However, this has shifted. Wellness—which includes physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness—has become the buzzword of the decade, and today’s fitness facilities have begun offering a myriad of services, hoping that people will view these locations as the local wellness center. To cover the full wellness spectrum, however, you need to combine forces with other health modalities.
Physical activity can mitigate the risk from poor sleep. This insight on exercise and sleep is according to new research findings.
There may be benefits of tai chi for weight loss. Researchers investigated whether tai chi effectively reduces belly fat in older adults.
What Is Meditation? Meditation is an approach to training the mind, similar to the way fitness is an approach to training the body. Someone with no knowledge of fitness tools and methods may think her…
If you’d like to elevate your fitness services, adding yoga for seniors will set you apart and help your older clients even more.
Do you have trouble sleeping? You may want to consider the link between sleep and gut health to understand how eating habits impact sleep.