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Yoga for Kids

Give your kids the gift of flexibility, focus, mindfulness and overall health by making yoga part of their regular routine

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If youʼve practiced yoga, you know the awesome feeling of being centered, relaxed and one with your body and mind after your asana. Kids of all ages can also benefit from this experience as their lives are busier than ever with demanding school work, a multitude of extracurricular activities, and over-scheduled social calendars. In particular, the physical stress of competitive sports can be taxing on growing childrenʼs bodies.


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Cool Ways to Stay Hydrated During Workouts

Great DIY ways to quench your thirst!

Hydration is important for optimum health. The average adult body is made up of 50-75% water. Water is an important fluid that keeps our cellular system and metabolic processes working well. It transports nutrients throughout our body, helps eliminate waste and regulates body temperature.

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Healing Foods for Fitness Recovery

After your workout, repair, rebuild, and replenish your body the smart way

Exercise creates stress on our bodies, which is essential for increasing physical capability and growing muscles. Immediately following exercise, our body looks for materials to repair tissues; therefore, equally important during the recovery phase is replacing glycogen energy stores and repairing micro tears in muscles with proper nutrition. Strenuous exercise also causes inflammation, which can be alleviated by eating inflammation-fighting foods. Make sure to nourish your body with a combination of healthy carbohydrates, proteins, and good fats.

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