Runtastic Repost > JOURNALING: HOW A MINDFULNESS JOURNAL CAN IMPROVE YOUR QUALITY OF LIFE (AND YOGA PRACTICE)
Some very important people have famously kept a personal diary: Frida Kahlo, Leonardo da Vinca, Marie Curie, and Charles Darwin, to name a few.
And some modern “important people”-- i.e., social media influencers-- have made the “THAT GIRL” morning journal a thing.
If you don’t know the facts, it can be difficult to determine if taking time to write down your thoughts and feelings is actually worth the time. What’s better for your health: a 5-minute journal or doing something else more action-oriented?
According to our investigation, the answer is journaling. Writing in a life journal optimizes your mental and physical well-being. Here’s why, and how.
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Cold showers aren’t for the faint of heart (literally and figuratively). But they’re an incredible way to boost the immune system and metabolism. This article explains some benefits of taking cold showers.
Slowly turn the water temperature down until it’s 20°C (70°F). Continue to drop the temperature to your comfort level. Try to take cold showers once or twice a week for a few minutes until you’ve developed a tolerance.
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The body is built to move, so most exercise is healthy and beneficial. Yoga is one of the least intense and most unique forms of fitness. Many potential or current yogis ask: “Can you get fit and toned from yoga?” Here, we explore how yoga helps you stay fit.
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Chronic back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide.(1) Acute back pain caused by sports injuries and unexpected events can cause physical, emotional, and social problems.
Finding relief and long-term care is pivotal to overall health, regardless of where pain occurs (lower, middle, or upper back). Can yoga help with chronic back pain? Here we investigate the causes of back pain and the relief certain yoga poses can provide.
Read more at adidas Runtastic HERE
Even the easy yoga poses will be challenging the first time you attempt them. Plus, “easy” is not the same for everyone. Unlike many other types of sport and fitness, yoga has its own language, its own breath patterns, and is intensely tied to self-realization. Practicing yoga will likely transform how you approach other sports, your body, and your sense of self. Many people start noticing the benefits of yoga after their very first session; most people will see a change after three to six weeks. But getting started is the hardest part, especially if you have ZERO yoga experience! Here, we tell you everything you need to know about beginners’ yoga.
Read more on Runtastic's website: https://www.runtastic.com/blog/en/yoga-for-beginners/
Are antihistamines performance enhancing drugs?
The short answer: maybe. The long answer: it’s not clear. Here’s more information about why antihistamine ingestion qualifies as doping in sports and what this means for the everyday athlete, whether competing or just running with hayfever and seasonal allergies.
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Everyone seems to be doing yoga these days, from Russell Brand to Madonna. Many of us Runtastics started doing easy yoga for beginners at Runtastic’s free weekly yoga sessions. It was an “ah-ha!” moment for a lot of us. After we personally felt the benefits of yoga, we decided to make yoga a central part of the adidas Training workouts.
Here, we share some of the fun facts that we’ve learned about yoga. We’ll also explain four scientifically-backed benefits of yoga. There’s more! Stay tuned to this blog for more information on why we love yoga and think you will, too.
Read more on the Runtastic website: https://www.runtastic.com/blog/en/benefits-of-yoga/
Popular media is full of stories of people conquering challenges no matter what. New employees learn the company’s goals first and their own tasks second. Every year Olympic athletes break their own personal records. We’re led to believe that setting goals, and then working arduously to achieve them, will lead to success.
But what if you’ve been working toward a fitness goal for weeks, years, or months, and suddenly hit a plateau? Here’s how to cope with a workout plateau. The first thing to recognize is that it won’t last forever. The second thing is that you don’t deserve all the blame. There are many factors at-play when it comes to workout goals, including sports nutrition and overtraining...
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When not teaching fitness, I write for adidas Runtastic. When not writing for them, I write for myself. Read my sports musings here (sometimes you will be re-directed to my posts at Runtastic.com)