The coronavirus pandemic has shocked the globe and closed us off not just from each other, but also from our modern sanctuaries: the gym. It’s where the problems of the day are checked at the door and self-improvement takes center stage. So how do we maintain our motivation when that haven is closed? Luckily there are amazing trainers out there like Don Saladino, owner of Drive495, taking to social media to inspire the sheltered masses to take advantage of what they can do at home (a yoga flow, a bodyweight workout, etc.) straight from self-isolation.
There are athletes out there who think of yoga as a recovery day workout—and not a lot more. However, a University of Illinois review of research suggests the bendy practice impacts the same brain regions and networks as aerobic exercise, which is known to improve cognitive performance.
The review of 11 studies on Hatha yoga found that, after as little as 10 weeks, people who did weekly yoga improved the parts of the brain responsible for tasks such as memory processing and decision-making. Hatha is a slow practice, so its benefits aren’t due to increased heart rate or oxygen to
I am writing this piece in response to the MindBody article in the coaches-only newsletter. There were aspects of MindBody’s actions that I could understand, and agreed with many points put out in the follow-up by Breaking Muscle. Ultimately, I do not agree with any third-party vendor having control over a business’ revenue and business practices.
Breaking Muscle offered practical advice and I will add my own insights. Within are some insights or support with my experiences and what I am doing as a completely self-employed independent trainer who is trying to hang on with you in an already vapid
Smoking cessation: Create a quit-smoking plan
Create a plan to cope with hurdles you may face as you quit smoking.
By Mayo Clinic Staff
If you’re like many smokers and other tobacco users, you know you should quit; you just aren’t sure how to do it. Or you may have tried quitting in the past, but you started smoking again.
Creating a quit-smoking plan may improve your chances of stopping for good. Having a plan helps you set expectations, line up the support you need, prepare for cravings, identify and practice coping skills, and stay motivated.
The following ideas can