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Stretches that are quick and feel good

​You should feel this one in both your upper and lower abdominals. This feels great after doing sit-ups or planks. If you want to give your abs a stretch:Here's how to do it:1. Lie down and roll over onto your stomach with your forehead down on the ground.2. Bring your hands by your chest and your elbows by your ribs.3. Push your hips into the floor and slowly raise your head and your chest up away from the floor towards the ceiling. 4. Hold for 15-30 seconds.You should feel this stretch on the front of your leg, up high where it meets your pelvic bone. This one will feel especially great...
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Simple exercises that have a great long term effect

​Some of the best physical activities for your body don't require the gym or ask you to get fit enough to run a marathon. These "workouts" can do wonders for your health. They help keep your weight under control, improve your balance and range of motion, strengthen your bones, protect your joints, prevent bladder control problems and even ward off memory loss. Many of the things we do for fun (and work) count as exercise. Raking the yard counts as physical activity. So does ballroom dancing and playing with your kids or grandkids. As long as you're doing some form of aerobic exercise for at le...
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Good Workout for Bad Knees

​Like a lot of things knees are tricky, you don't really realize how much they do for you—until they stop working properly. And anyone who's ever had knee pain or a knee injury knows just how debilitating they can be. The key to recovery from and prevention of knee injuries is strengthening the muscles around the knee to relieve stress from the joint without causing pain to it. Use the following stretches and exercises to do just that, but be careful: These exercises are only meant for non-contact injuries caused by muscle weakness and imbalance. As with any injury rehab, consult your doctor, ...
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A Fat-Blasting Jump Rope Workout You Can Travel With

​Between balancing work, play and travel, how are you supposed to find time to work out? But it's not as hard as you might think: Just five minutes of exercise outside is shown to greatly increase self-esteem and mood. Don't stress over what type of exercise is best. Just ask yourself: What type of exercise am I most likely to do? Too many people get caught up in the specifics, feel overwhelmed and stop soon after they've started. If you know how stressful working out while traveling can be, here's a solution: Bring a jump rope. Jumping rope is as much therapy as it is exercise. It reduces anx...
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Basic Yoga Morning Routines

Practicing yoga in the morning can help steer the course of your day. All you have to decide is whether you want to leave the house composed and grounded, or energized and with a twinkle in your eyes. Your choices for what kind of yoga you want to practice are almost limitless. Listen to your inner wisdom and choose what's best for you.Old School Greet the rising sun with one of the oldest sequences of yoga poses: the Sun Salutations. Also known as Surya Namaskar in Sanskrit, these 11 poses flow into and out of each other in almost seamless fashion. Start in Mountain, a pose that requires...
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