Fitness, Sports and Yoga


Seven Easy Steps to Meditation 

​​Deep breathing is one of the most effective ways to start meditating and can be performed anywhere. The two key elements of any meditation practice are finding a focal point and letting go of any thoughts or emotions that arise. According to Yoga Instructor Mary Bruce of Phoenix, Ariz., focusing on your deep, rhythmic breath helps turn your...  

Setting Fitness Goals: All Together Now

 Most people start the new year with the best of intentions. They plan to start exercising regularly, yet about 80 percent of Americans fall short of that goal, says Neal Pire, owner of Inspire Training Systems and Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). A simple but powerful way to stay committed to exercise is to...   

SilverSneakers Keeps Seniors Fit 

SilverSneakers is a fitness program designed specifically for older adults. It helps them improve their fitness level, reduce the risk of falling and enrich their social lives. The program name is a helpful reminder that graying seniors should dress appropriately when exercising. Participants should wear loose, comfortable clothing, as well as...


Overuse Injuries: Game Changer

Sports help kids build confidence, get fit and maintain a healthy weight, but some parents and coaches may be pushing competitive sports too far. About half of all children’s sports-related injuries involve overuse, says Dr. Joel Brenner, chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness. Overuse injuries are...