“Al Siyam.” Abstaining from all food and drink from sunrise to sunset is a demand both mental and physical. Many have observed the practice, whether for the mind, body or soul, for thousands of years. Ancient Egyptians, Indian yogis and the ancient Greeks, are the oldest known practitioners of this form of discipline that teaches self-restraint, understanding and compassion.
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1. Exercise This can’t be said enough. Exercise relieves the mind, body, and spirit. Find a sport or exercise that you enjoy. Go for a walk, start dancing, or jump rope.
2. Listen to meditation tapes or Mozart In a recent study, seniors who regularly listened to music were able to lower their blood pressure. Although listening to tapes is not a replacement for medicine, it does help to elevate your mood which in tu ... read more
Watch out for these seven red flags that must not be taken lightly as they may indicate a serious health problem that requires medical attention. More often than not the case is not as follows, however, it is always better to be safe than sorry.
1. Severe head pain
We’re not talking about your occasional dehydration/caffeine overdose/I-only-got-three-hours-of-sleep-last-night headache. Sudden ... read more
The Spinning® program is the global leader in indoor cycling training. Developed in his own garage, Johnny G designed and developed the original Spinner® bike to assist him in his training for the 4988 km Race Across America. Spinning® classes consist of riding specially designed stationary bikes through a series of riding drills that simulate the outdoors. Classes are divided into different Energy Zones to keep the body challenged ... read more
Squats – a base move in the gym and in the group fitness studio.
The squat is a compound, full body exercise that trains primarily the quadriceps, hamstrings and glutes. Squats are considered a vital exercise for increasing the strength of the legs as well as developing core strength, which includes the abdominals, glutes and lower back. Also essential are the shoulders and upper back to ensure proper form.
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Exercising without a heart rate monitor is like driving your car without a speedometer. Here’s why: a heart rate monitor offers you an understanding of how hard or how little you are working; similarly, speedometers tell you how fast or slow you are driving. Using a heart rate monitor is a reliable and effective way to ensure that you are training safely, and that you are getting the most from your workouts. Here are a few reasons to inve ... read more