According to a study in Spine, those who suffer from lower-back pain and did two 90-minute yoga classes a week eased soreness by 56 percent in just six months. Those who relied on pain meds and “regular” physical therapy to treat back pain lessened back pain by only 16 percent. This results from improvements in posture and the strengthening of back muscles achieved from holding yoga poses.
Sometimes hitting the gym and eating healthy food isn’t enough to jump-start the road to self-improvement. Techniques to benefit the mind are often overlooked because disciplining the brain is less tangible and requires challenging ourselves in unique ways. Here are some surprising ways to achieve better mental health.
In our fast-paced lives it can be tough to find time to research diet choices, meet with a personal trainer, and even maintain a normal sleep schedule. Luckily, technology is finding ways to help us with clever, easy-to-use apps for smartphones and tablets. Here are some of the most popular health apps that you should know about.