According to research, resistance training may be superior for sleep quality improvement than aerobic exercise or a combined weight/cardio workout.
Have you ever wished you could reconnect your mind and body? Many of us feel out of sync with ourselves. We want to feel better, but we don’t know how to begin. What if you…
Cryotherapy is the application of cold temperatures with ice, cold water or cold air for therapeutic, health and recovery purposes.
Yoga for older adults in their 60s and 70s may have a significant positive effect on fitness after 9–12 weeks of practice.
To add to our understanding of sleep, new findings show that sleep deprivation can undermine walking efficiency and increase clumsiness.
As we settle into 2022, Yoga Journal contributor Milan Sundaresan offers 10 pointers on using journaling to create the life you want.
Older women with chronic pain who participated in twice-weekly flow and restorative yoga classes experienced reduced pain.
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.
We all intuitively understand the growing and widespread impact of stress on mental health, but stress physiology is just as deleterious.
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.
Physical activity can mitigate the risk from poor sleep. This insight on exercise and sleep is according to new research findings.
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…
Do you have trouble sleeping? You may want to consider the link between sleep and gut health to understand how eating habits impact sleep.
If you’re wondering what a MELT class is like, it’s not a silly question. Chances are MELT will feel familiar but also unlike anything else you’ve done before. We use a soft roller, but MELT is not foam rolling. We’re moving our bodies, but it’s not stretching and we don’t even consider it a workout. So no wonder there’s a bit of mystery around what it’s actually like.
Why tai chi? These Chinese movement patterns have been around for centuries. In recent years, study after study has proven their benefits—particularly for older exercisers—yet most fitness professionals seem to know little about the practice….
The past couple years have been a long haul for you and your clients, and now is a great time to review some self-care tips. Enjoy the summer with these suggestions from IDEA authors and…
Fitness specialists need to understand the interrelationship of exercise recovery and training, including active and nonactive techniques.
Breathing programs are entering the mainstream, as breathwork was named one of the top seven trends to influence wellness in 2021 and beyond.
Sooner or later, most of us lose someone we care about, and since the start of the pandemic, loss has visited more of us than ever. The pain can be overwhelming, and we may feel…
MELT is a gentle self-treatment technique that uses a specially designed soft roller and treatment balls to rehydrate connective tissue and rebalance the nervous system.