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    Low-back pain is one of the most common complaints I hear as a yoga instructor. Considering most of us spend the day sitting — for meals, at a computer, on our couch — it’s no wonder. A regular yoga practice can help strengthen your muscles and lengthen your spine to create space between the vertebrae ...

    The post When Yoga Helps or Hurts Low-Back Pain appeared first on Under Armour.


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    It’s possible that what you think can affect your health to a greater degree than you might realize. If you get down on yourself about your weight, for example, it might have a ripple effect that boosts serious health risks. In a recent study, researchers found that when participants were negative about how much they ...

    The post 5 Ways to Tame Toxic Thinking and Negative Self-Talk appeared first on Under Armour.


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    Do you diligently protect your skin at the pool or beach, but opt not to wear sunscreen during outdoor workouts? If so, you’re not alone. After all, sunscreen can feel sticky, oily and goopy on your skin — and, worse, it can drip into your eyes when you sweat. Not only that, it’s one more ...

    The post 6 Ways to Keep Your Skin Healthy in the Sun appeared first on Under Armour.


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    Today many older adults are like Energizer bunnies — they keep going and going, running marathons in their 80s, teaching yoga in their 90s, competing in the National Senior Games and more. Research shows it’s totally fine — dare we say encouraged. For example, researchers for the Journal of Physiology concluded that masters athletes have ...

    The post 7 Active Senior Citizens Who Are Crushing Their Sports appeared first on Under Armour.


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    With each step, runners pound their bodies — and the impact on the joints and back can be 3–4 times your weight. So it’s no surprise runners often struggle with ankle, knee and back pain. The repetitive motion and sport-specific training also tightens and shortens the muscles and, without enough elongating and loosening, this can ...

    The post Post-Run Yoga Stretches | 5-Pose Yoga Fix appeared first on Under Armour.


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    Getting outside this time of year is a no-brainer. There’s something about the warmth of sun on your skin and the cooling of wind in your hair that instantly makes you feel better. Food cooked or eaten outside feels nostalgic and, in some circumstances, even seems to taste better. Plus, trading stale air-conditioned air for ...

    The post 6 Reasons to Spend More Time Outside appeared first on Under Armour.


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    Everything from jet lag to social media to an eventful weekend full of late nights (otherwise known as social jet lag) can wreak havoc on your circadian rhythm — that natural schedule your body keeps when it comes to sleep. Once your schedule is off, it can seem next to impossible to get it back ...

    The post Research Says: Go Camping for Better Sleep appeared first on Under Armour.


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    When we think about the things that make us happy, we tend to think big — measuring happiness based on major life events like getting married, landing the perfect job or buying the perfect home. Focusing our happiness on relationship milestones, financial success or personal achievements may create joy temporarily, but it isn’t a great ...

    The post Happiness Is Finding Joy in the Little Things appeared first on Under Armour.


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    In many workplaces, being sedentary is the default. Even with standing desks, parking at the other end of the lot, walking to meetings and trying to walk at lunch, most people still spend the majority of their workdays sitting. Fortunately, there’s a way to sneak muscle-building exercises into your 9–5 — even if your day ...

    The post The Sneakiest Strength Exercises to Do at Your Desk appeared first on Under Armour.


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    Growing up in Minnesota, I spent my summers on the lake. Some of my favorite memories are of being pulled on an inner tube behind a boat — the smell of gas from the boat’s engine, the smooth-as-glass water and the initial thrust on the tow rope as the boat lurched my tube forward. To ...

    The post The Art of Turning Tension into Power appeared first on Under Armour.


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    As a journalist who covers a variety of science-backed solutions that make us healthier and happier, I was eager to get my hands on some of Under Armour’s latest gear, which claims to make you a better athlete overnight — literally. Athlete Recovery Sleepwear comes with a set of ambitions as big as Tom Brady’s ...

    The post I Slept Like an Athlete for a Month, Here’s What Happened appeared first on Under Armour.


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    In our fast-paced, always-on-the-go world, unwinding before bed can be difficult and a restful night’s sleep escapes many of us. Yoga lowers stress levels, calms the mind, relieves tension and can help lull us to sleep. So forget counting sheep and try these yoga moves — all of which can be done in bed. 1. ...

    The post Yoga for Better Sleep | 5-Pose Yoga Fix appeared first on Under Armour.


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    My dad is always one call away and always ready to help. Whether it’s to analyze the last Green Bay Packers’ game play-by-play or to figure out how to hang curtain rods when the package didn’t contain directions, I know who to call: Dad. One skill he instilled in me was the ability to locate ...

    The post Conserving Your Energy Is Simple But Not Easy appeared first on Under Armour.


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    Confession: Over the last four years, I haven’t spent more than four consecutive weeks in the same place. In the last six months, my husband and I have slept in more than four dozen beds in seven different countries, with most of our travels spent zig-zagging across North America (twice in three months). This equates ...

    The post How to Plan a Better-For-You Road Trip appeared first on Under Armour.


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    At races, you see triathletes quickly spray on sunscreen — even passing the bottle around because so many competitors forgot to bring their own. During the race, few athletes take the time to reapply sunscreen (the race clock is ticking after all). So why does protecting our skin from the sun often remain nothing more ...

    The post How to Be Active in the Sun and Be Good to Your Skin appeared first on Under Armour.


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    Some of the hallmarks of summer — flip flops, sunshine, the beach and the ocean — also cause significant confusion. We talked to the experts to keep you from falling for common summertime health myths. MYTH #1: SUNSCREEN PROVIDES ADEQUATE PROTECTION FROM THE SUN’S RAYS Fact: Sunscreen is a summer staple but slathering on SPF ...

    The post Jellyfish Sting Cures and 4 More Summer Health Myths, Busted appeared first on Under Armour.


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    Although you might wake up feeling charged up for the day, your battery seems to drain quickly. Maybe that puts you on the hamster wheel of caffeine and sugar consumption, just to score enough energy spikes to conquer your daily tasks. You seem to sleepwalk through routine tasks, and when it comes to working out? ...

    The post 4 Reasons You’re So Damn Tired appeared first on Under Armour.


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  • 07/26/17--08:00: Is Yoga Cardio?
  • Yoga is an ancient practice for the body and mind. The most commonly practiced style of yoga in western culture is hatha. Hatha yoga benefits flexibility, balance, coordination and weight control through physical asana (a series of movements), meditation and pranayama breathing. Most yoga classes range from 60–90 minutes and typically begin with a warmup ...

    The post Is Yoga Cardio? appeared first on Under Armour.


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    Quick, when was your last date? If you’re like me, it may have coincided with the birth of Daenerys’ dragons… Whether it’s been awhile since your last date, or even if it hasn’t, summer is here and it’s the perfect time to reinvigorate your love life. Whether you are a man or woman, gay or ...

    The post Get Creative With These 5 Healthy Date Ideas appeared first on Under Armour.


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    Traveling to an exotic destination, lounging on the beach, sipping fruity cocktails and sampling local cuisine sounds like a great vacation, right? It may also be a recipe for weight gain. Researchers at the University of Georgia found the average American gains one pound on their annual vacations. It might not seem like much, but ...

    The post Tips on Finding the Right Weight-Loss Retreat appeared first on Under Armour.


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