The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke states that “Without sleep you can’t form or maintain the pathways in your brain that let you learn and create new memories, and it’s harder to concentrate and respond quickly.”
Can I improve my balance with exercise? This is a question asked by people in many circumstances. I was once asked this question by a woman who was recovering from a stroke. She was young, had experienced multiple strokes, and didn’t have good balance. She wanted to improve her physical fitness, but she was worried about her ability to do so. Whether you too are a stroke victim, have osteoporosis, are an older adult, have MS, are pregnant, or just feel unsteady on your feet, know that exercise can help improve your balance!
We live in a day of schedules, routines, and calendar reminders. Our lives are planned out to the minute to fit everything in. Unfortunately this means that we often find ourselves doing the same things day in and day out. We need variety. Not only will variety keep us from getting bored, but it will also make us healthier!
Yoga has a lot of biases and as such, many people are skeptical to try it. But yoga, like those who participate in it, comes in many varieties. Yoga can be slow and meditative, fast-paced, precise, predictable, variable, and much, much more. Because there are so many different types of yoga, there are many possible benefits as well.