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My fitness and overall health have always been important to me. I have always made a point to stay pretty active: walking, golf, skiing and tennis are my main sources of exercise. I […]
I have always been a fairly athletic person. I played sports in high school and college and continued running and playing tennis throughout most of my grown up life. I have to admit […]
Practice this simple breath technique during the holidays to relax your central nervous system so you stay calm and peaceful: IMG 4684 from Alexandria Stylebook on Vimeo.
Heather: Over the past month my back has been bothering me. What exercises should I do to help with my low back pain? Megan Brown PT, DPT, Mind the Mat: Ahh, the holidays. […]
Instead of love, joy and peace, many of us, particularly during the bustling holiday season, experience symptoms of stress, including anxiety, depression, exhaustion, insomnia, high blood pressure and more. Recent clinical research and […]
There are only a couple more weeks left in December. How have you done? Have you stuck to your goals? This is the time to make a plan. Based on your success in […]
Sometimes achieving a healthier lifestyle can be as simple as adding one more workout into your schedule. Especially if you turn that workout into a training session where you build real muscle and […]
A note from the lululemon athletica Old Town Alexandria team: You have your lists, you’re checking them twice, Kelly wants Speed Tights, but was she nice? This holiday season we wanted to give […]
Give yourself permission, but don’t punish yourself in the process. We give ourselves more permission during this season than most. We all lead hectic lives and it is nice to be able to […]
If you have suffered from low back pain or have had shooting pains down your leg, you may have experienced what is commonly know as sciatica. These sciatic nerve symptoms can occur at […]
Katie: How do I know if I should take Pilates or Yoga? Sara VanderGoot, CMT, e-RYT 200, RYT 500: Pilates & Yoga are complementary exercise systems, so I often recommend that clients take […]
Pilates & Yoga are both therapeutic forms of exercise. At Mind the Mat we use the word therapeutic to describe forms of movement that are intentionally designed for safety and to achieve a […]
Approach your sleep like you do your job or anything about which you are truly passionate. Physically remove yourself from whatever activity which tends to distract you–from the computer, a favorite sitcom, kitchen […]
Sabrina: I have this “pooch” on my belly. What exercise can I do to get rid of it? Adrien, Fitness on the Run: We hear this question more than any other. Sadly, the […]
How can this holiday season be the most rewarding and fun? How can you get those two things without compromising your waistline and health? We all think the holiday season brings extra pounds, […]