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Get healthy by doing good

Self magazine's team has some great tips for you to become healthier while you help others achieve the same goal. What are you waiting for? Begin your good deeds today!



Warrior Pose

Kristin McGee encourages us to strike a "Warrior Pose" in honor of Memorial Day.







“Killer Queen”

Still looking for inspiration? Watch this:







Partner training

We have discussed it before, and we will insist on this point: if you have a hard time motivating yourself to work out, partner with your significant other or simply a friend and hit the gym together. Several studies have confirmed that the probability of sticking to your exercise routine and of exerting greater effort during exercise increases if you train with a friend. Pick your partner and make a commitment to work out together.




Working out effectively

We'll take good advice any day! While we have discusssed effectiveness before, this article is full of tips on how to maximize the impact your work out has on your physical and mental fitness.

Here's to a new week of physical activity!




Heart disease

We associate the words "heart disease" with older people, those who lead an unhealthy life and entertain several unhealthy habits. This is wrong. It has been proven that lack of exercise is linked to higher heart disease rates in children as young as nine years old.

Going to the gym? Take your younger brother or sister along and teach them how to be healthy.




Quieting the mind

Overwhelmed with projects, ideas, and responsibilities? Try this.





How to find the perfect gym

You have a strong desire to work out and yet, you cannot make up your mind on which gym to choose. This is an important decision and you must tread carefully. We have been there several times and in fact, there is nothing wrong with changing gyms every few years or so. To help you make the right move, we suggest you read this article.




Taking time off

Too tired with schoolwork and family chores? Take a day off but do it during the week, when you are the busiest and most tired. This way you will not associate fitness with feelings of stress or see it as yet another chore. Having the drive to work out daily is great but sometimes adding too much onto your schedule will leave you tired, exhausted, and resentful. Take matters into your own hands instead and declare Wednesday or Thursday as your day off. Finish your schoolwork and chores and return to your workout routine with enthusiasm.




Prasara Yoga

I am not well educated on the various yoga styles and philosophies. When I heard that a lot of men prefer prasara yoga to other styles, I realized that I had never heard of prasara. From what I discoverd so far, I retain that prasara yoga is an integrated approach to mental and physical fitness.

Here is one of the poses that facilitate flow of movement: