Fitness

TO DANCE OR NOT TO DANCE

Dance burns more calories than cycling, running or swimming! New research from the University of Brighton has found that certain styles of dance can burn more calories per hour than cycling, running, or swimming. Sport scientists from the University teamed up with dancers from City Academy to conduct the study and made a number of new discoveries about the physical and mental effects of dance. Fifteen students between the ages 24 to 38 took part in a series of dance classes as scientists measured heart rate, distance covered, energy expended and psychological states. Using the latest technology, researchers forensically analysed...

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HALITOSIS, AND HOW TO ELIMINATE IT!

Tips and natural remedies to keep your breath fresh Having fresh breath is everyone grand wish but this is not always the case and often you might end up with bad breath when you less need it: an important dinner, a job interview or a romantic encounter. There are some behaviors to follow and others to avoid, in addition to natural remedies, to defeat this annoying problem. Let us see what they are! In 90% of cases halitosis is caused by: food, dead cells and bacteria found mostly on the tongue and in the oral cavity. What to do...

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THE ROLE OF THE BODY IN MINDFULNESS

The role of embodied awareness in mindfulness is central: not only is there observation of the perception of breath and physical sensations but there are also body experiences involving movement such as walking meditation and body work (often mindful yoga). In the Theravada tradition, from which the practice of mindfulness is derived, awareness of the body is the first of the four foundations of Satipatthana (the others being sensations, consciousness and mental contents). This is because it concerns a relatively easier object of observation. Awareness is developed in the four postures of the body: standing, walking, sitting, lying down....

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