Health Benefits of Stretching

Benefits of StretchingMost of us know that stretching before engaging in any form of exercise is important. But how important is stretching to your daily routine? We stretch when we’re tired, and we stretch when we don’t want to be tired anymore—a fact that seems to indicate that stretching has benefits on both sides of the spectrum. And so it does. Stretching is an extremely beneficial and healthy means of getting oxygen to cells, and oxygen is what helps cells thrive. As a matter of fact, oxygen is so important to every single cell in our bodies that without it, we begin to die within minutes. The health benefits of stretching are many, including increasing blood circulation to all organs of your body; preventing you from getting injured, particularly while you’re exercising; helping you to develop more flexibility; boosting your endurance levels; increasing your energy levels; reducing cramping and aching; increasing your athletic performance ability; and even lifting your spirits. Following is information regarding daily health tips and benefits of stretching that will help explain why including daily stretching into your life. Continue reading “Health Benefits of Stretching”

Health Benefits of Yoga

Benefits of Yoga
This guest post was written by Shari Duddy

Shari Duddy is a Yoga teacher and educator in New Jersey. Shari has many years of experience teaching Yoga

Yoga has been around for a very long time. It dates back to ancient times, more than 5,000 years ago, with many yoga and health experts saying even longer. Though many of the earliest recorded yoga practices have been lost or destroyed, there is still enough of that early information in existence and available today to see where current yoga practices and poses come from, regardless of the changes that have occurred over the centuries. So why is it still around? And why is it even more popular today than ever before? The answers are simple. Yoga has many health benefits. Today, yoga is widely practiced in the United States and throughout the world because of those benefits to mind and body. Experienced and knowledgeable yoga teachers recommend it for the many number of advantages it gives to mental and physical well-being. And, though many folks consider yoga’s benefits to be intangible, the truth is that yoga can bring many tangible health benefits as well. Continue reading “Health Benefits of Yoga”

What Is Venous Reflux Disease?

Venous Reflux DiseaseMore commonly known as venous insufficiency, venous reflux disease is a medical condition that circulation of blood in the legs. And, because it affects blood circulation, venous reflux disease can lead to a number of health complications. Some of the causes of venous reflux include a sedentary lifestyle, having a job that requires long periods of sitting or standing, family history of varicose veins and other circulation problems, being overweight, and smoking, among others. The good news about venous reflux disease sufferers don’t necessarily have to live with their condition. Vein centers and throughout the country have a number of options that can treat venous reflux disease and help to restore proper blood flow. Continue reading “What Is Venous Reflux Disease?”