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Natural Awakenings Magazine Chicago

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One-Day Introduction to Zero Balancing

The Zero Balancing Wellness Center, in Wilmette, is offering a one-day introductory class on September 25 that can benefit both practitioners and lay people.

The Resiliency Institute Fall Farm Yoga

The nonprofit Resiliency Institute is introducing a family-friendly outdoor yoga session from 9 to 10 a.m., September 22, in Naperville.

East Meets West at New Evolution Bodywork Location

After years of providing personal training and health services in people’s homes, Jessica Nowak’s Evolution Bodywork is transitioning into a studio space within F.I.T. Boutique on September 3.

Mental Health and Nutrition Seminar

Purple Sprout Cafe and Juice Bar co-founders Karim Raimbekov and Irina Kuznetsova will present a Mental Health & Nutrition Seminar featuring Premier Pro Wrestling world champion Ron Petoskey.

Safe Haven Charity Run Fights Homelessness

A Safe Haven Foundation will conduct the ninth annual, 5K Run, To End Homelessness beginning at 8:30 a.m., July 13, at Montrose Harbor Grove 16.

Virtual Fitness Workshop Benefits Animal Shelters

Virtual coaching is the alternative to a coach at a gym; perfect for busy lifestyles, it allows clients to be located anywhere and still benefit from one-on-one coaching.
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Walk or Run to Keep Blood Vessels and Brains Young

Benefits of Cardio Activity

Sit Less to Live Longer

Increasing Movement Adds to Longevity

Dancing Prevents Senior Decline

Improves Daily Living

Prenatal Yoga Reduces Caesareans and Labor Pain

Helps With Smoother Deliveries

Exercise Improves Young Brains, Too

Not Just Seniors Who Can Benefit

Exercise Boosts Good Gut Bacteria

Cardio Improves Healthy Microbes
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Attaining The Hole-In-One Asana

Yoga is a discipline with physical and mental benefits that include increased flexibility, energy and vitality; improved muscle strength and tone, respiration and posture; stress reduction and maintaining a balanced metabolism.

3 Easy Steps to Living a High-Energy Day

When we’re in a positive high-energy state, we often feel like we can do anything, but many of us struggle to accomplish our daily goals because we lack the strength to get them done.

Downward Dog

After the Dog Days of Summer
Here we are at the end of summer. My parents tell me that “back in the day,” summer months were filled with frolic, outdoor adventures and low-stress summer jobs.

Proven and Effective Ways to Improve Brain Health

With June dedicated to Alzheimer’s awareness and cognitive wellness, the importance of brain health is becoming more of a hot topic.

Turn to Dance

for Emotional and Physical Well-Being
As we transition from our seemingly indestructible selves in our youth to the potential vulnerability as mortals on this Earth, we look for ways to prevent illness and maintain our well-being.
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The Power of Yoga

Tapping Into the Life Force
Longevity is something most of us strive for, and increasingly, research shows that implementing a consistent yoga practice can be a fruitful investment toward that goal.

Take a Cerebral Spin

Cycling for a Healthier Brain
Pedaling away for even 20 minutes a day, indoors or outdoors, fires up brain cell production and lowers symptoms of depression – and that’s just the beginning of cognitive benefits.

Forest Bathing

Mother Nature’s Rx for Body and Mind
What was once called ‘walking in the woods’ has a new moniker – forest bathing – as well as new research showing its unique abilities to boost our health and mood.

Just Add Water

Aquatic Workouts for Him
Guys are jumping right into pool aerobics and finding that it keeps them buff, fit and free from wear and tear on joints and muscles.

When Emotions Are Physical

Bodywork for Trauma and Grief
Trauma can get hardwired into our nervous system, but body-centered approaches such as massage, CranioSacral Therapy and aromatherapy can release those tight emotional patterns.