Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Five yoga positions to help erectile dysfunction

1. Ardha matsyendrasana – half lord of the fishes

This pose is said to promote digestion and blood flow to major organs, including the liver, spleen, pancreas, and pelvic region.

2. Siddhasana - the perfect pose

It stimulates the pelvic region and promotes flexibility.

3. Garduasana – the eagle pose

This is a standing yoga pose that challenges balance. This position is believed to boost blood flow to the pelvis, making it potentially helpful for ED sufferers.

4. Pavanamuktasana – the wind-relieving pose

It gently massages the abdominal organs, offering relief from gas and constipation problems. It also helps to mobilise and warm the pelvic muscles and reproductive organs.

5. Shavasana – the corpse pose

It is usually done at the end of a yoga practice for relaxation.

Ref: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5214883/5-yoga-positions-help-erectile-dysfunction.html

Top 10 fitness trends for 2018

There are many ways to join the increasing number of people working out. They are:

1. HIIT (High-intensity interval training)
2. Group exercise class
3. Fitness smartwatches
4. Bodyweight training
5. Heart rate monitoring
6. Yoga
7. Stretching
8. Community workout
9. Core training
10. Active wear

Ref: http://www.tnp.sg/lifestyle/health/top-10-fitness-trends-2018

No Time to Clock 10,000 Steps? No Problem!

Did you know that you will need to walk for at least 100 minutes to clock 10,000 steps a day? Clocking 10,000 steps a day also means you burn approximately 500 calories.

If you do not have 100 minutes to spare, there are other exercise routines to burn just as many calories as 10,000 steps.

1.Done in 30 minutes

Try waking up 30 minutes earlier for a quick jog; at a moderate pace it can be a great way to start your day and you can also burn up to 235 calories.

Spend another 30 minutes after work and you could burn up to 500 calories a day or run twice as fast in 15 minutes.

2. Done in 45 minutes

High-difficulty rock climbing for 45 minutes can help you burn approximately 400 calories and swimming at a vigorous pace (breaststroke) for the same amount of time burns about 500 calories.

3. Done in 60 minutes

With an hour to spare, you can gather your entire family to take part in the HPB-ActiveSG Active Family Programme.

The Active Family programme consists of many fun and exciting games such as Frisbee, Archery, and Treasure Hunts that are unlike run-of-the-mill exercises. These games can help you and your loved ones bond and burn between 200–600 calories each, depending on how much you exert yourselves.

4. Done in 75 minutes

75 minutes of Zumba or soccer can burn as much as 400–500 calories.

5. Done in 90 minutes

Mix and match a few activities such as circuit training, swimming and cycling? Done in a span of 90 minutes, you can easily burn up to 600 – 800 calories. At moderate effort, a 30-minute session of circuit training nets you a 145-calorie burn, swimming laps for another 30 minutes burns an extra 200 calories, and cycling at a moderate pace burns another 252 calories.

Read the full article @ Health Hub by MOE.

Meditation may help you lose weight

When it comes to dropping the kilos, counting calories and working up a sweat usually come to mind.

However, if your weight loss efforts have stalled in spite of your ardent commitment to salads and cardio, consider meditating.

I know what you are thinking - meditation is for the mind and not for the body. This could not be further from the truth.

Losing weight is not just a physical process but also a mental one. If you could train your mind to stop stress eating, for instance, you are well on your way to achieving your weight loss goals.

Read the full article @ http://www.tnp.sg/lifestyle/health/meditation-may-help-you-lose-weight