Benefits Of HIIT Yoga Fusion

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                                                      (Photo credit: Health.com) If you know anything about HIIT or high-intensity interval training, you know that you only need to do 20 minutes a day to see results. Unfortunately, most HIIT workouts include sprints or burpees which can be uncomfortably hard and demotivating to want to get started. Typically people who don't do yoga might think it's only restorative and not a form of "real" exercise. However, that simply isn't true. Yoga provides several payoffs including upper and lower body strength, and toning of the butt and thigh muscles.  Physical aspects aside, yoga can also reduce migraine headaches, lower back pain, less sleepless nights, and better sex. HIIT yoga prevents joint damage and pain associated with regular HIIT workouts. Most HIIT yoga fusion workouts implement plyometric exercises such as jump lunges with your sun salutations to blast calories. Be expected to do the work if you want to burn f

5 Best Adaptogenic Herbs And Botanicals

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Adaptogenic herbs will likely be the new craze in the health and wellness industry. Adaptogens are found in plants and are said to support the body's ability to handle stress both physical and emotional as well as energy. Adaptogenic herbs have been used in ancient Chinese medicine as a preventative approach to life's stressors. 

Where Can I Buy Adaptogenic Herbs?

You can purchase adaptogenic herbs online or at many health food or vitamin stores. GNC, Amazon, Thrive Market, and Whole Foods grocery stores are just a few places that sell them. Here is a list of the 5 most popular adaptogenic herbs and what they can do for you.

1. Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is known to provide several medicinal benefits including; increase energy, improve concentration, and reduce stress. This small, yellow plant is native to North Africa and India. Ashwagandha naturally lowers cortisol while promoting calm and relaxation. It stimulates healthy hair growth and can prevent premature greying. 

2. Maca

You may have heard of the superfood maca root. It originates in the Andes Mountains in Peru. It has a nutty flavor to it and looks like some sort of hybrid potato. Maca promotes adrenal support and stress reduction. It also supports the libido and restores hormonal balance.  

3. Wild Yam

Also known as Dioscorea villosa or colic root, wild yam is native to North America. Since the 18th-century it's been used to treat coughs, upset stomachs, and menstrual cramps. While it's not proven, wild yam may naturally relieve pain from arthritis due to its anti-inflammatory effects. 

4. Holy Basil 

As an adaptogenic herb, holy basil is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce anxiety and stress. Just like wild yam, it can help treat fibromyalgia and arthritis. Holy basil promotes healthy cognitive function and is an excellent immunity booster.

5. Relora

Relora is a set of two proven herbal remedies to help mitigate symptoms associated with depression and anxiety. Several studies have shown relora can prevent mood swings, irritability, and act as a natural sleep aid. Some participants reported weight loss as well. 

6. Rhodiola Rosea

Found in parts of Europe and Asia, Rhodiola Rosea boosts energy levels and provides stress support. Athletes also use it as a supplement to improve strength, physical, and mental performance. Rhodiola Rosea has shown promising results as an adaptogenic herb in treating anxiety, depression, and fatigue. 



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