24 11 / 2012

thislifesfuckedup:

I want abs more than chocolate, I just need to remember that. 

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19 11 / 2012

pursueyourpassion2012:

What I’m telling myself today.  I’m so tired of feeling so lost and aggravated.  Some things were put in perspective yesterday, and now I know what I need to do, it’s just going to be a matter of when.  

pursueyourpassion2012:

What I’m telling myself today.  I’m so tired of feeling so lost and aggravated.  Some things were put in perspective yesterday, and now I know what I need to do, it’s just going to be a matter of when.  

18 11 / 2012

16 11 / 2012

itshouldhappentoyou:

When you’re running low on inspiration..

itshouldhappentoyou:

When you’re running low on inspiration..

11 11 / 2012

skinnyexpress:

Wise words.
*Note: I may be a “fitblr”, but I fully believe that to be fully healthy & fit, you have to have a healthy mind & soul, too.*

skinnyexpress:

Wise words.

*Note: I may be a “fitblr”, but I fully believe that to be fully healthy & fit, you have to have a healthy mind & soul, too.*

27 9 / 2012

muffintop-less:

Yoga Can Blunt Harmful Effects of Stress
“Yoga has been studied since the 1970s as a possible treatment for depression and anxiety. How well it works has been hard to say, since until recently, many of the studies evaluating its therapeutic benefits have been small and poorly designed. Now, more rigorous research on yoga suggests that performing this ancient practice may be helpful for both anxiety and depression, reports the April 2009 issue of the Harvard Mental Health Letter.
Yoga appears to blunt the harmful effects of heightened stress by influencing the body’s response to stress. This is reflected in slower heart and breathing rates and lower blood pressure, all of which are good for the body. There is also evidence that yoga helps increase heart rate variability, an indicator of the body’s flexibility in responding to stress.
For example, in 2008, researchers presented preliminary results from a study of yoga and pain. Their subjects were 12 yoga practitioners, 14 people with fibromyalgia (a condition many researchers consider a stress-related illness that is characterized by hypersensitivity to pain), and 16 healthy volunteers. When the three groups were subjected to external pain (pressure on a thumbnail), the yoga practitioners had the highest pain tolerance and the lowest pain-related brain activity on a brain scan.
For individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, stress, or pain, yoga may be a relaxing and appealing way to manage symptoms. But although many forms of yoga practice are safe, some are strenuous and may not be appropriate for everyone, notes Dr. Michael Miller, editor in chief of the Harvard Mental Health Letter. Older patients and those with mobility problems should check with a doctor before starting a yoga program.”
Article Source: http://www.health.harvard.edu/press_releases/Yoga-can-blunt-harmful-effects-of-stress

muffintop-less:

Yoga Can Blunt Harmful Effects of Stress

Yoga has been studied since the 1970s as a possible treatment for depression and anxiety. How well it works has been hard to say, since until recently, many of the studies evaluating its therapeutic benefits have been small and poorly designed. Now, more rigorous research on yoga suggests that performing this ancient practice may be helpful for both anxiety and depression, reports the April 2009 issue of the Harvard Mental Health Letter.

Yoga appears to blunt the harmful effects of heightened stress by influencing the body’s response to stress. This is reflected in slower heart and breathing rates and lower blood pressure, all of which are good for the body. There is also evidence that yoga helps increase heart rate variability, an indicator of the body’s flexibility in responding to stress.

For example, in 2008, researchers presented preliminary results from a study of yoga and pain. Their subjects were 12 yoga practitioners, 14 people with fibromyalgia (a condition many researchers consider a stress-related illness that is characterized by hypersensitivity to pain), and 16 healthy volunteers. When the three groups were subjected to external pain (pressure on a thumbnail), the yoga practitioners had the highest pain tolerance and the lowest pain-related brain activity on a brain scan.

For individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, stress, or pain, yoga may be a relaxing and appealing way to manage symptoms. But although many forms of yoga practice are safe, some are strenuous and may not be appropriate for everyone, notes Dr. Michael Miller, editor in chief of the Harvard Mental Health Letter. Older patients and those with mobility problems should check with a doctor before starting a yoga program.”

Article Source: http://www.health.harvard.edu/press_releases/Yoga-can-blunt-harmful-effects-of-stress

18 9 / 2012

colleengetsmoreawesome:

“You’re a machine!”

I hear this a lot. Its been said to me. I’ve heard it said to others. But never once have I said it. Every time it’s said with some strange sort of wonder. The speaker usually follows it with “I’d be in too much pain” or “I’d be too tired”. But every time I hear it, I just…

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31 8 / 2012

gettingfitfeelingsexy:

You can! :) Get after it. 

gettingfitfeelingsexy:

You can! :) Get after it. 

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30 8 / 2012

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