Monday, December 14, 2009

Monday's Move of the Week

The Move: Yoga

‘Tis the season for cookies, eggnog and…heart attacks. That’s right, the most deaths caused by heart attacks are on Christmas day, the day after Christmas and New Years day. So it’s also the season to try to slow down and ease our stress. Yoga is a fantastic way to do both, plus, yoga has many more benefits such as:

  • Decreasing heart rate and blood pressure
  • Increasing concentration and elevates mood
  • Relieving arthritis and back pain
  • Improving posture, strength and flexibility

Therefore, check out your local yoga studio or the class listings at your gym. OR for those who prefer to practice yoga by themselves (I’m with you!), Exercise TV on Demand has some great yoga segments and your can buy or rent yoga DVDs!

Muscles Worked: Total Body

Trainer Tips:

  • Make sure not to push yourself too much if you are new to yoga, breath into the stretches and do not go to the point of pain. Your flexibility and strength will increase as you continue going to class or working out to your DVD.

Click here for other ways to degrease your (and your loved one’s) chance of heart attack this season.

1 comment:

  1. I love Exercise TV and all of their Yoga workouts. Whenever I need a quick one, I got to their website and do some little mini-workouts.