How Yoga Can Improve Your Sleep

Yoga has been around for over 5,000 years, originating in India. As a spiritual system, it focuses on obtaining a higher state of consciousness while releasing your spirit from suffering. As is the case in most religious practices, there are differences in the belief systems, but mainly yoga is an ascetic philosophy in which people achieve purity by withdrawing from the world. Continue reading

Century-Old Man Completes Marathon

At the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on Oct. 16, a 100-year-old man was the last to cross the finish line, breaking a world record as he completed his eighth 26.2-mile run, according to media reports. Continue reading

Self Discipline is Vital for Weight Loss and Wellness

If you truly want to lose weight or, in fact, make any real improvement in your health, you have to start by adopting better health habits and behavior. The best program in the world can’t make a difference if you don’t embrace and practice well-defined ways to drop pounds and achieve wellness.

Game Changers

Game-changing health information and wellness programs come and go like passengers on a busy train. Very few possess staying power. Even some that are viable and do stick around  Continue reading

Do You Know the 5 Biggest Fitness Mistakes ?

Mistake #1: You Don’t Lift Weights

You’ve no doubt been told that aerobic exercise is the key to losing your gut, but weight training is actually more valuable. Three reasons:

1. Lifting protects your muscle. When people diet without lifting weights, research shows that 75 percent of their weight loss is from fat and 25 percent is muscle. That 25 percent may reduce your scale weight, but it doesn’t do a lot for your reflection in the mirror. However, if you weight train as you diet, your weight loss is more likely to be 100 percent fat.  Continue reading