Functional Fitness

Age is Just a Number – Five Senior Athletes

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017 in Functional Fitness, Scripta | 0 comments

When people think of seniors, they may think of sweet, grey haired grandparents. Yet, there are many seniors who are inspirational athletes, breaking records and competing at a world level. Here are five may help you find some motivation to commit to your fitness practice!

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Cat-Cow Spine Stretch

Posted by on Aug 24, 2017 in Functional Fitness, Scripta, Stretching 101 | 0 comments

If you have ever been to a yoga class, you have likely done cat/cow. This yoga essential consists of moving the spine from a rounded position (flexion) to an arched one (extension). It’s a basic motion, but one that is enormously beneficial in preventing back pain and maintaining a healthy spine.  If you spend a lot of time sitting, you will find adding this to your daily routine very helpful. 

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Physical Exercise Protects the Heart

Posted by on Aug 21, 2017 in Anatomica 101, Functional Fitness, Scripta | 0 comments

A study by the University of São Paulo discovered that “aerobic training facilitates the removal of dysfunctional mitochondria from heart cells”.

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Studies Prove that Yoga Reduces Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 in Anatomica 101, Functional Fitness, Holistic Wellness, Scripta | 0 comments

Anyone who has a regular yoga practice can attest to the positive impact it has on mental and physical health. Aligning breath with movement has been shown to have a calming effect on the body and mind. Recent studies have proven that yoga is effective in treatment for depression including chronic/treatment resistant and PTSD.

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Your Brain Needs Exercise

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in Anatomica 101, Functional Fitness, Holistic Wellness, Scripta | 0 comments

Human beings evolved to move. Our bodies, including our brains, were fine-tuned for endurance activities from our history as hunter-gatherers. There is consistent findings that the brain works better after exercise, but discovering why has been more difficult.

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Yoga Works as Well as Physical Therapy for Back Pain

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017 in Anatomica 101, Functional Fitness, Scripta | 0 comments

Time Magazine recently published an article about a study done to compare the effects of yoga and physical therapy on back pain. It was found that yoga was just as effective in treating back pain.

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