Monday Motivation: Try Yoga

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Sitting. For most of us, it’s an unavoidable aspect of life.

We sit in our cars, at work, at school; even if we live as active a lifestyle as possible, sitting for any extended period of time at our desks can still be negative on our overall health and well being. 

If at the end of the day you’re left with a knot between your shoulder blades and a stitch between your eyebrows then you should give yoga a shot. My friend Ashley and I started going to yoga once a week and I love how I feel afterward. I’m sharing some benefits of yoga below:

Yoga and the Body:

  • increases flexibility
  • strengthens the muscles and tendons, especially stabilizer muscles
  • increases bone density of the entire skeletal system
  • develops balance and coordination
  • straightens posture and body alignment
  • improves function of internal organs 
  • enhances cardiovascular ability, both lowering resting heart rate and making oxygen use more efficient
  • burns energy (150-400 calories per hour)
  • decreases chance of injury
  • fixes muscular imbalances
  • stimulates the immune system
  • decreases cortisol levels, resulting in lower blood sugar levels and heightened insulin response, resulting in less inflammation and less chance of diabetes and heart disease
  • Decreases the chance of arthritis and joint issues by moving full motion 
  • Puts you in a better mood
  • connects your mind with your body
  • decreases pain and fatigue

So go on give it a shot this week! Check out more workouts you may have missed: 

| Boot Camp | | Interval running | | Tabata Training | | Weekend Workouts |

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