Walking for weight loss
Equipment / 13.03.2016

Looking for an easy way to boost your fitness? Take a walk says Ellie Moss. Walking is one of the easiest and best ways to boost your fitness, lift your mood and beat stress. ‘A brisk walk can burn up to 100 calories per mile. It’s also a great way to clear your head, reduce stress and release mood-boosting endorphins,’ says Rory James Manning, managing director of RJ Fitness. We help you make the most of every stroll with these top tips. Bring a friend The best way to get into walking is to simply start – but it helps to have company. ‘Walking with a friend, partner, family or in a group is a great way to make new friends and keep motivated,’ says Rory. So, enlist a buddy – or even your dog! – and head outdoors. Start small If you haven’t done much walking before, don’t sign yourself up to trek Kilimanjaro as your first challenge. Instead, start closer to home. ‘Find ways to naturally include more walking in your life, such as walking the dog, walking your children to and from school, walking to the local shops, using the stairs instead of the lift or taking…

Best Yoga Mat Color: How to Choose Yoga Mat According to What You Expect from Practice
Equipment / 21.05.2015

Choosing a proper yoga mat is essential. It is not only a matter of comfort, durability and quality. When you choose yoga may it is important how you feel when practicing yoga. Yoga mat color is as important as its texture, non-slipping qualities and thickness. The best yoga mat color is the one that fits your personality and reflects your inner psychological condition. Thus, when choosing yoga mat color it is important to consider not only your favorite color, but your goals and achievements as well. Yoga mat color may be a perfect base for color therapy and if it’s chosen properly – it may help you to get the best for your health from yoga classes. How to choose yoga mat? Here are our basic suggestions on the best yoga mat color according to what you may expect at yoga class. A white yoga mat. Provides you with purity of mind, calmness and overall lightness. If you wish to clean out all that bothers you in your life. A black yoga mat. Adds power and relaxation at the same time. If you want strong practice that will also make you calm and stable – a black yoga may is…

Yoga and Winter Health
Equipment / 30.04.2014

It’s that time again: it’s dark at 5pm, and you’re spending more time inside around other people. Even my regular yoga classes are more crowded, and there is always one person who’s sneezing or coughing. It raises the question of how your yoga practice might keep you healthier during the winter months and if it’s helpful when you do fall prey to seasonal illness. To get a clearer handle on this, we need to look at the body’s infection fighting system, the immune system, and how yoga can influence it. Most folks think of the immune system as a defense program that monitors the body, looking for invaders in the form of bacteria, viruses,and other troublesome organisms. Once detected, the immune system goes into action to try and kick those invaders out and get us back to normal health. This is quite a simplistic view of the immune system, which we now know is intricately connected to most of the body’s other systems, including, importantly, the nervous and endocrine systems. In fact, instead of just reacting to foreign invaders and mounting a defense, the immune system in now viewed as a sensory organ (like the eyes, ears, or skin), gathering…