Hypertension is a chronic medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is raised. An elevated pressure causes the heart to work harder than normal to circulate blood through the blood vessels. This over exertion is a major risk factor for stroke, heart attacks, heart failure, aortic aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease and chronic […]
Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar, either because the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or because cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced. Type 1 Diabetes results from the body’s inability to produce insulin and requires the person to inject insulin or […]
Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep or to stay asleep. This sleep disorder not only affects your sleep cycle but it also affects you while you’re awake. By not getting enough sleep your functionality during the day will be diminished. Sleeplessness can be short term (up to 3 weeks) or long term (longer than […]
If you are in search of new ways to get active this summer, you might start practicing yoga to improve your flexibility and strengthen your muscles. The Sun Salutation is a great place to start in the practice of yoga, and you can perform it anywhere—inside or outside—with nothing more than an exercise mat and […]
The most common types of headaches are tension, stress-related, and migraines. These three usually occur due to muscle tightness in the head and neck. Yoga helps ease tension headaches by relaxing muscles in your head, back, and neck, enhancing circulation to your brain and upper body, and improving your posture.
Yoga can strengthen your immune system and reduce allergy symptoms Allergy sufferers are always eager to find relief from their worst symptoms. While some treatments, like antihistamines, are obvious, others may not have occurred to you. One option you may not have considered is yoga. Yoga can help boost your immune system, open up your […]