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Simple Ways to Convert Your Sedentary Lifestyle

Take the stairs instead of elevators If it is one or two floors, always take the stairs. If you need to go up/down several floors then take the stairs to two floors above/below and then take the elevator. As you get used to it, increase the number of floors you …

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How a daily walk can change your mind and body

Your weight can drop. Walking is so easy and pleasurable that we don’t always equate it with the rigors of a gym and subsequent weight loss. But we could. Art Weltman, PhD, director of exercise physiology at the University of Virginia, tells health.com that “Fast-paced walking, when combined with healthy …

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Standing Up for Office Health (in Russian)

On June 29, Mariusz Szczepanowski, an experienced mountain survival expert, martial arts coach, and wellbeing consultant, hosted a BFC.Green Talk on staying active and healthy in an office setting. The risks of long periods of sitting are well established, but everyday millions of people around the world find themselves constrained …

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Exercises to Improve Your Vision

With a quality eye exercise program, you may be surprised how quickly your eyesight improves! Flexing This is a simple warm-up exercise which stretches your extra ocular muscles. It gets you out of the habit of just staring 30-60 cm in front of your face which is what most people …

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5 Breathing Techniques to Relax

Equal Breathing How it’s done: Balance can do a body good, beginning with the breath. To start, inhale for a count of four, then exhale for a count of four (all through the nose, which adds a natural resistance to the breath). Got the basic pranayama down? More advanced yogis …

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What are the Benefits of Swimming?

Swimming is a really fun thing to do, especially when you have a nice lake to swim in the summertime. It’s an activity that kids love because they get to frolic and splash around for hours on end, plus water slides and diving boards are always a blast too. The …

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25 Tips and Tricks to Stay Fit

Focus on your sleep. People underestimate the impact of lack of sleep; not only will the intensity of your workouts suffer, but you are likely to crave sugary foods the next day. Switch off your laptop and mobile at least 30 minutes before bed and leave them in another room. …

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Running as the Thinking Person’s Sport

Running seems to require a greater amount of high-level thinking than most of us might imagine. The sport seems to change how the brain works in surprising ways, according to a new report. The study, published this month in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, found that the brains of competitive distance runners …

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Nine great treks in Georgia for the every type of hiker

The country of Georgia lies between the Black and Caspian seas, at the border between Europe and Asia. Also known as the “Gem of the Caucasus”, Georgia occupies the southern reaches of the 1,100 km long Caucasus mountain range. Even though the country is quite small, it is a trekker’s …

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Health Benefits of Cycling

To be fit and healthy you need to be physically active. Regular physical activity can help protect you from serious diseases such as obesity, heart disease, cancer, mental illness, diabetes and arthritis. Riding your bicycle regularly is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of health problems associated …

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