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8 Yoga Routines to Relieve Sciatica

Originally appeared on positivehealthwellness.com. By Karen Reed Sciatica is the pain that emits along the path of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. The interesting thing about sciatica is that it affects only one side of your body.You’ll have a bright […]

Is It Better to Exercise Inside or Outside?

Originally appeared on Women’s Health.  This time of year, debating between hitting the gym and kicking it outside can be as tricky as choosing between hot or iced coffee. Here to make your life easier? Research. Check out the perks and pitfalls of both, so you can get exactly what you want from your workout. […]

5 Morning Rituals to Make Every Day Your Healthiest Day

Originally appeared on Fitnessmagazine.com  You’ve probably seen, heard, or even tried them before: tips about what do first thing in the morning to feel better and be better all day. There are 10 things to do to wake up metabolism, and 10 things to increase productivity, and 10 more things to ensure smart food choices […]

What’s Better: Long or Short Workouts?

Originally appeared on Well + Good. Fitness trends tend to swing from one extreme to the other. One year, seriously long workouts are all the rage and everyone you know has transformed into a triathlete. The next year, it’s all about HIIT in as little time as possible. Ultimately, workouts are personal and should never be […]

The Power of Daily Yoga Practice

By Yonnus Becker, Studio Surya Yoga STEPPING ONTO YOUR MAT… EVERYDAY. There is magic in yoga. Every time we rise from Savasana we pause to contemplate the same poignant question … why don’t I do this more often?  Our practice realigns us, connects us to ourselves, and reminds us of the importance of simply “being.” Most importantly, […]

17 Ways To Be More Fit in 2017

Originally posted on PureWow. This is your year. The year you go to the gym every day, only eat monounsaturated fat and have a stomach so flat, people will openly weep when they see you in a bathing suit. OK, probably not. But here are 17 little things to do in 2017 for a fitter […]

Open Sweat Co-Hosts Mental Health Awareness Event

Last weekend, Open Sweat joined actress Kate Mansi and Genevieve Fish of The Know Collective to co-host our second #sweattostopstigma event, benefitting BringChange2Mind. The inspiring event, which aimed to increase awareness of mental health amongst women, was held in the beautiful Hyperslow studio on Fairfax, where guests took part in a 45-minute yoga class, led […]

How To Set And Achieve Fitness Goals

According to SELF Magazine, there are a handful of best practices that can make all of the difference when thinking about the fitness milestones you want to reach. These tried and true tactics are rolled into the SMART Method, a goal-setting guide that trainers and professional athletes swear by. The SMART Method says that each […]