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Natural Awakenings Magazine Chicago

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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.

Celebrating 10 Years of Yoga and Tai Chi

The Northbrook Body & Brain Yoga Tai Chi center is marking a decade of providing a service to the community that dates back to ancient times.

Online Fitness Coaching an Option for Busy Schedules

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.

Conscious Aging Workshop at The Temple of Kriya Yoga

Yoga can be miraculous in helping us accept, adapt and make the best of any changes in our anatomy or in our life.

Eliminate Pain by Using Rolfing and Pilates

Whole Body Kinetics has opened on the second floor of 5301 N. Clark Street, in the heart of Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood.

School Activities Can Foster Head Injuries

The beginning of the school year can create situations that invite concussion injuries for athletes participating in cheerleading, soccer, lacrosse, football and gymnastic activities.
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Exercise Boosts Good Gut Bacteria

Cardio Improves Healthy Microbes

Yoga Soothes the Blues

Lowers Symptoms of Depression

Physical Activity Deters Alzheimer's

Reduce Risk with Movement

Aerobics Keep the Brain Young

Exercise Protects the Mind

Tai Chi Eases the Blues

Helps Depression Sufferers

Aerobics Improve Brain Function

Boosts Volume and Gray Matter
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Zen Shiatsu Chicago

The Answer is: DANCE!

When people move in a nonlinear way, such as in a structured dance class, they build physical strength and stability.

New Chicago Waterways Paddle Guide Online

Openlands, one of the nation’s oldest and most successful metropolitan conservation organizations, has launched a free online paddling guide for the water trails of northeastern Illinois (PaddleIllinoisWaterTrails.org) that provides detailed information on more than 500 miles of water trails for non-motorized boating on 10 of the region’s waterways and promotes paddling as an inclusive activity for local tourism and outdoor recreation.

Recumbent Biking for Fitness, Function and Fun

With smoother aerodynamics, improved ergonomics and a sleek presentation, recumbent bikes are quickly gaining a new audience. In the last several years, more people have started turning to recumbent biking for cardiovascular exercise, off-road adventures, an alternative to driving or just to explore the neighborhood.

Hello Gyro

Workouts Use Natural Body Patterns
“Imagine an exercise system that strengthens the body enough to be used in training world-class athletes, stretches more safely than any form of yoga and expands the core training concepts of Pilates into natural full-body movements like those used in everyday reaching and walking, along with jumping and swimming.
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Exercise vs. Allergies

All the Right Moves
The last thing we may feel like doing in hay fever season is exercising, but yoga, Pilates, walking, weight training and other approaches can actually bring relief.

Warming Up For Winter Sports

Sure-Fire Ways to Get Fit
Before plunging into winter sports, we can prepare the body ahead of time by toning up major muscle groups.

Moving Through Life

Daily Motion Adds Up to Fitness
Simply making small changes in routine tasks—from house cleaning to grocery shopping—can add up to better health than the daily hour at the gym we tend to avoid.

Pound-Shedding Workouts

Best Exercises from Yoga to Cardio
The consistent exercise so vital to weight loss becomes easier when we choose a stress-reducing routine, set realistic goals and practice patience.

Ease Repetitive Strain Injuries

Targeted Exercises Lower Risk of Injury
Any movement we do repeatedly, such as typing at a screen or keyboard, can cause muscle strain and injury, but the right kind of exercises can lower our risk and repair damage.