The Gentle Exercise That Will Improve Your Health

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The idea of “exercising” can be overwhelming. Treadmills, ellipticals, weights and rowing machines might not be something you’re motivated to do. Perhaps you don’t feel your fitness level is good enough to start an exercise routine or have pain which makes exercise difficult. Without question however, moving your body is an essential part of building and maintaining health. So what can you do? How can you participate? What is a simple and gentle way you can get your blood pumping and breath flowing? YOGA!

Yoga is a wonderful way to improve your health. It can be modified for anyone at any fitness level. Plus, you might even start to FEEL THE POSITIVE CHANGES in your body and mind ON DAY ONE.

The New York Times put together a wonderful guide explaining what yoga is, how it benefits you and even includes some sample poses if you are interested in learning more about the practice.

Beyond just an “exercise” Yoga is showing to have many benefits:

 

Better Flexibility and Bone Strength

Helps to Reduce Pain

Breath Control and Improved Body Alignment

Improved Lipid Profiles

Potential to Lower Blood Pressure

Improved Glycemic Control for Type 2 Diabetes

Reduces Stress and Cortisol Levels

Brings Awareness and Connection to Your Body and Mind

 

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At HealthBridge, Carolyn Carpentiere is our licensed yoga and pilates instructor. She can help guide you to better listen to your body, recommend which poses or modifications are safe for you and will help you build good habits and form. These things are important to develop before relying solely on a home practice. Once you have the techniques, you’ll find that you can do yoga almost anywhere!

Each of her classes are private one-on-one sessions and completely personalized. This makes it convenient for your schedule and creates a safe and focused space just for you. We encourage you to incorporate healthy movement and exercise in your life! Call us today to learn more about how to take advantage of her services. (516) 627- 4433.

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