6 Breathing Techniques to Improve Your Strength Training

by KELLY GONZALEZ Last Updated: Dec 18, 2015

What’s the secret behind a fiery and transformative yoga class or an invigorating, muscle-making gym session? Is it the music playlist, the inspirational words from the teacher or the attractive man or woman you met while foam rolling? While all of those things can certainly help, at a foundational level, what makes a workout more than a chore for good health and vitality is the connection to yourself through your breath.

Harness the Secret to True Strength

The breath gives movements power and grace. When used properly, it can help you bust through plateaus and reach both your inner and outer potential. Unfortunately, many people have lost this vital connection because of stress, anxiety, trauma, poor posture and lack of awareness.


Follow the Folate


You may not know the difference between folic acid and folate, but your body does. Learn how to get the form you need for optimal health.If you are a devoted label reader, you’re likely familiar with folic acid, the B vitamin common in multivitamins and fortified foods like breads and breakfast cereals. And if you have been pregnant or tried to become pregnant sometime in the past two decades, you were probably advised to supplement with folic acid to support a healthy pregnancy.What you might not know is that folic acid is actually an oxidized synthetic-compound version of folate, a naturally occurring water-soluble B vitamin found in certain vegetables (including dark leafy greens), legumes, beef liver, and other whole foods. Folic acid is a stable and inexpensive substitute for folate in supplements and processed foods, and many people, including many healthcare professionals, consider folic acid to be identical to folate.


How to be Happy according to Aristotle.

Via Michelle Margaret Fajkuson Mar 7, 2017

“Foresight, a daughter of affluence, is the source of unhappiness; enjoyment of the present, with attention to our morality, is happiness.” ~ Emmanuel Kant~

What is happiness and how does it relate to morality?

Since its inception, humankind has been fascinated by the pursuit and the fruits of happiness.

Aristotle taught that happiness should be our primary goal in life and that in order to be happy, one must attain moral virtue. In his seminal work, The Nicomachean Ethics, written in 350 B.C.E., he presents a theory of happiness that is still relevant more than two millennia later. Its opening line states, “Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and pursuit, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim.”

Aristotle asks, “What is the ultimate purpose of human existence?” Notably, his prime interest lies in life’s “purpose” rather than its “meaning.”


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