Notes from the Lake

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Ideas for Yoga at the Office

18th September 2015

Fitness Friday

You may have heard about the detrimental effects of sedentary behavior—physicians, wellness experts and fitness buffs are spreading the word that sitting too much can be hazardous to your health. And it’s not just sitting in front of the TV.  Most Americans also spend a lot of time behind the wheel, at a desk and in front of a computer at work—so we are logging a lot of sitting down time. Unfortunately, the repercussions are so much more than losing muscle tone in…

Fitness Friday

Many Americans list lower back pain as one of their most common and annoying complaints.  Our lifestyle habit of sitting too much can be a contributing factor.  In a typical day, most of us eat our meals seated at a table, spend time commuting in a car, work on a computer at a desk and relax by watching television in an easy chair.  This repetitive behavior shortens muscles in the legs and hips subsequently causing strain in the lower back.
Backaches can also result from…

Yoga: Fun Facts and Benefits

4th September 2015

Fitness Friday

Yoga: Fun Facts and Benefitsnational yoga month

September is National Yoga Month, an observance designated by the Department of Health & Human Services.

To kick off the celebration, following are a few fun facts, some helpful information and the most well-known benefits of yoga.

Yoga originated in India over 5000 years ago.

Patanjali is known as the “Father of Yoga” because every yoga system has its roots in Patanjali’s teachings.

The translated meaning of the word “yoga” is to…