How Good a Workout Is Walking, Really?
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by Kayne Toyosato
15h ago
Walking is arguably one of the easiest, most accessible ways to get moving. But, is walking good exercise? Can you really lose weight by walking? After all, nowadays, it seems the most popular workouts are all about going hard, cranking up the intensity, and more or less being reduced to a shaking puddle of sweat — not really walking’s M.O. That’s OK! No matter your fitness level or experience with exercise, you can gain some serious benefits from adding walking to your regular routine. Is Walking Good Exercise? Short answer: Yes! Research shows that even small increases in your daily ..read more
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Help Your Body Fight Toxins With These 11 Antioxidant-Rich Foods
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by Kayne Toyosato
3d ago
You’ve probably heard countless times that antioxidants are good for you. But what exactly are antioxidants — and why do you need them? Antioxidants are natural compounds that can support healthy cell function. “Antioxidants help support overall health by fighting free radical cell damage,” says Jessica Cording, MS, RD, CDN, dietitian and author of The Little Book Of Game-Changers: 50 Healthy Habits For Managing Stress & Anxiety. Cording recommends eating a balanced, healthy diet that includes plenty of antioxidant-rich foods. “Add berries to a morning smoothie, use olive oil in a sal ..read more
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What Is Gua Sha, and Does It Help With Muscle Pain?
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by Linnea Zielinski
1w ago
You might have seen Instagram influencers scraping their bodies or faces with smooth stones or metal tools to help (as they claim) promote blood flow and range of motion, and even relieve minor pain or soreness. The traditional Chinese medicine practice, called gua sha, is touted as a form of lymphatic drainage massage. But before you try gua sha for yourself, there are some things you might want to know. Does it really work? What does the research show? Can you DIY at home? (And should you?) Here’s what you need to know if you’re thinking of trying gua sha for the first time or making it a pa ..read more
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You Need Zinc! Here Are the 15 Foods Highest In It
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by Kayne Toyosato
1w ago
Zinc isn’t a nutrient that most of us think about on a regular basis. But it is an essential mineral, meaning we have to get it from food since our bodies can’t produce it on their own. That makes it important to consume foods high in zinc for a rounded diet. Read on to find out which foods are highest in zinc and which are lower than you might think. What Is Zinc? “Zinc is an essential mineral necessary for the proper function of your immune system and wound healing. It also plays a role in other important body functions such as synthesizing protein and helping maintain your se ..read more
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Take Your Planks to the Next Level With the Stability Ball Knee Tuck
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by Kayne Toyosato
1w ago
If you’re looking for a killer core workout that challenges your balance and gets every abdominal muscle engaged, look no further than your exercise ball. One of the best ways to use it: stability ball knee tucks — also known as a jackknife. (And once you’ve nailed this one, here are other stability ball exercises to master.) Stability Ball Knee Tuck: Step-by-Step Instructions Get in a high-plank position with your hands directly underneath your shoulders and your shins on top of a stability ball. Brace your core to keep your body in a straight line from head to toes. This is your start ..read more
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How to Do Seated Forward Bend in Yoga (Paschimottanasana)
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by Kayne Toyosato
1w ago
As a yoga teacher and naturally flexible person, I’m often told by people that they don’t practice yoga because they’re not flexible. But that’s why you practice yoga! Among my favorite poses to increase flexibility is the seated forward bend, known also by its Sanskrit name paschimottanasana. (Pronounced PAH-she-moh-ton-AHS-uh-nuh.) Seated forward bend may not look like much in a single still image. But what you can’t see is how this stretch benefits so many different parts of your body. “Paschimottanasana stretches the entire backside of the body, which is a continuous chain of fascia a ..read more
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Build a Fuller, Stronger Butt With These 11 Gluteus Maximus Exercises
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by Kayne Toyosato
2w ago
If you want more power in your lower body or just want to build a bigger booty, your leg days should be focused on gluteus maximus exercises. After all, the gluteus maximus is the biggest muscle in the butt — and body. With the proper programming, you can build strength and increase mass, which will not only enhance your rearview but also change how you feel, move, and function in everyday life. Benefits of Gluteus Maximus Exercises Besides the broader benefits of strength training, specifically targeting and strengthening the gluteus maximus muscles also provides some unique advantages ..read more
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How to Do Tree Pose in Yoga (Vrksasana)
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by Kayne Toyosato
2w ago
Tree pose is an iconic balancing posture in yoga. Known in Sanskrit as vrksasana (also spelled vriksasana and vrikshasana), tree pose “is one of the first balance poses a practitioner learns in yoga,” says Stephanie Saunders, BODi Vice President of fitness content and a certified yoga instructor. It’s aptly named: Your legs are the trunk of your tree pose, your standing foot becomes your roots, and your arms are the branches. Tree pose is a standing balance that’s easy to customize and is appropriate for students of all levels. Tree Pose (Vrksasana): Step-by-Step Instructions Stand ..read more
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Nice Cream de Té Verde
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by BODi
2w ago
Tiempo total: 5 min Tiempo de preparación: 5 min Tiempo de cocción: ninguno Ingredientes 1  plátano grande maduro, picado   60 ml / ¼ taza leche de coco en lata  1 porción Shakeology de vainilla  1 cda. polvo de matcha sin endulzante  Instucciones Coloca el plátano, la leche de coco, la porción de Shakeology y el matcha en un procesador de alimentos o licuadora; tápalo. Licúa hasta lograr una consistencia suave. Sirve de inmediato.  Consejos: Usa leche de coco regular para esta receta Asegúrate de que el polvo de matcha que uses no contenga endulzantes ni otr ..read more
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Sorbet au chocolat et à la menthe
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by BODi
2w ago
Durée totale : 5 min + 1 h de congélation Durée de préparation : 5 min Durée de cuisson : aucune Ingrédients 240 ml / 1 tasse de boisson végétale de coco non sucrée 170 g / 1 tasse de glaçons 1 mesure de Shakeology au chocolat 2 à 3 gouttes d’extrait de menthe poivrée pur Instructions Placez la boisson de coco, la glace, le Shakeology et l’extrait dans le blender; couvrez. Mixez jusqu’à ce que le mélange soit lisse et épais, en ajoutant de la glace si nécessaire. Versez uniformément dans un bol de service ; servez immédiatement ou congelez pendant 1 heure ou jusqu’à ce que le mélange soit f ..read more
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