American Heart Association: Smoking Harms Brain Health

As if you needed another reason to avoid or quit smoking, new research from the American Heart Association (AHA) found evidence that smoking harms brain health. We all know that smoking can lead to a whole host of health problems, including: higher risk of heart disease DNA damage lung and respiratory damage fertility and pregnancy issues cancer emphysema dementia so much […]

Benefits of Flexibility + How to Improve It

It’s can be tempting to skip the stretching aspect of training when you feel like it’s not providing any real payoffs. However, a large body of research shows that there are in fact many benefits of flexibility exercises and stretches — including preventing injuries, reducing pain, and assisting in posture, balance, mobility and performance. What exactly is flexibility? Flexibility is defined as “the […]

How Yoga Changes Your Brain – It’s a Good Thing!

Did you ever wonder how yoga changes your brain? As it turns out, that post-session happiness you feel isn’t just in your head. Using brain scans, scientists can now prove that yoga actually changes your brain chemistry. And that’s a good thing. Just like practicing tai chi moves, using yoga as a form of exercise and meditation can help naturally treat a range of […]

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