Aspiring models on America’s hot television show, “America’s Next Top Model” use Shirley Archer’s “Pilates Fusion: Well-Being for Body, Mind, and Spirit” book to workout and relax from the stress of the competition.
When exercise drops off your to-do list, it can be a costly omission. In addition to helping beat stress, “regular exercise strengthens your immune system and boosts your mood, both of which can reduce your risk for colds, flu and more,” says Richard Kratche, MD, medical director for the Cleveland Clinic’s Twinsburg Family Health and Surgery Center. Even bigger, it can prevent, delay or improve conditions and diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and arthritis. So those treadmill sessions can trim your thighs and your budget—of prescription co-pays, doctor bills and hospital visits. And workouts can help you be a healthier, calmer parent: priceless. Here’s what you can expect to invest in some common fitness options.
If you teach yoga, are you encouraging students to develop a strong home practice? New research shows that the more yoga students practice at home, the more likely they are to have better health habits overall.