Healthy Living: Workout Heart Rate Zones

The benefits of regularly working out are legion, from improved cardiovascular endurance and weight loss to strengthening and toning. But not all types of workouts will yield the same results. … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Healthy Living: Vigorous Exercise When Sick

 Limit intense and vigorous training when you’re feeling under the weather, recommends the American Council on Exercise, since not giving your body enough time to rest and heal may leave … Continue reading

January 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Healthy Living: Online Yoga Teaching

You’d like to try yoga, but you can’t find a nearby class, or you only can practice early in the morning or late at night when all of the studios … Continue reading

January 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Healthy Living: Cardiovascular Hot Yoga

 By taking a hot yoga, or Bikram yoga, class, you’re signing up to work in a room heated to around 105 degrees Fahrenheit and set at around 40 percent relative … Continue reading

January 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Healthy Living: Calf Soreness Stretches

 Two muscles make up each of your calves — the gastrocnemius muscle, which is the big muscle at the back of your lower leg, and the soleus muscle, which is … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Healthy Living: Are Hips Strengthened by Bikram Yoga?

With temperatures hovering around 105 degrees Fahrenheit and at least 40 percent relative humidity, the extremes of Bikram yoga will warm your muscles and help improve your flexibility; flush toxins … Continue reading

January 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sprawling narratives of relapse and recovery

I have spent nearly two weeks inside Wild, Cheryl Strayed’s sprawling memoir of hiking the Pacific Coast Trail in California and Oregon. She went alone, though along the way met … Continue reading

April 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

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