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4 Common Misconceptions about Yoga Practice

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Yoga is a very popular form of exercising and spiritual balancing, but it is also very often understood by a lot of people.  This is almost inevitable when you consider the incredible popularity of yoga as a discipline and the many different types of yoga that are out there. Quite often people have experienced one type of yoga but not another, and as such they will base their overall impression of yoga without having all the information available. The truth is that yoga can be very different depending on who you learn it from and how they perceive yoga.  Here are some of the common misconceptions.   1.Yoga is a form of exercise. Well yes it is, but so is walking.  You can walk from your couch to your table and can hardly claim to have done any exercise for the day.  The truth is that exercise is just the beginning of what...

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Learn how Lifestyle Health Retreats (LHR) can help you reach your goals

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Lifestyle Health Retreats(LHR) is dedicated to creating unforgettable, life-enhancing and transformational retreats. We are proud of our innovative and pioneering wellness options and offer a diverse portfolio of quality services that will appeal to a wide range of clientele with a myriad of needs. We differentiate ourselves by offering a range of results-oriented wellness opportunities that inspire, educate and empower people to live well balanced and healthy lives. Our retreats seamlessly blend strategic wellness programs with exotic global destinations and luxury resort amenities to deliver unforgettable life-enhancing experiences. LHR retreats inspire, educate and guide you towards optimal health, fitness and an improved quality of life. We conduct our retreats at carefully selected exotic destinations and work with high end boutique resort and 5-star hotel brands to deliver the best possible wellness experience. LHR retreats incorporate everything you need for an exciting health oriented experience. The LHR vision and concept is the brain...

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Recognizing & Overcoming the Pitfalls of Emotional Eating

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In recent years, greater attention has been focused on the problem of emotional eating for both women and men.  In fact, some experts have gone so far as to claim that most weight gain can be blamed on emotional eating.  According to Women Today magazine, it has been estimated that as much as 75 percent of overeating is attributed to the emotions.  Here are some of the things you should be aware of. Anxiety: For a number of people, overeating stems from anxiety.  For instance, if you find yourself consuming an entire bag of potato chips, it’s possible that anxiety is the cause.  While many people realize that alcohol and illegal drugs are not an antidote to anxiety, they may not understand that indulging in comfort food in order to combat anxiety can be dangerous as well. Depression: In other cases, overeating may be the result of depression.  If you feel tired, hopeless, and...

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Discover The Universal Appeal of Yoga

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At Lifestyle Health Retreats (LHR) we understand the value that yoga has to enrich your life no matter what your current fitness level is. Yoga has been practiced for more than 400 years and is a system of exercises which are very easy and effective at increasing your overall health and well-being.  Yoga instructors and students alike will often use phrases like "being in harmony with oneself" and indeed this is a primary goal of yoga, to achieve a unity of body, mind and spirit.  Yoga will teach you how to stimulate internal organs including the prostate, which is practically never exercised by any other discipline.  It will teach you how to apply pressure upon glandular areas of the body and it will combine this with meditation and breathing techniques that will grant you the ability to turn your concentration inward to examine your feelings and thoughts. There are a number...

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5 Surprising Benefits of Using Yoga for Weight Loss

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At Lifestyle Health Retreats (LHR), we understand that carrying excess body weight is becoming the norm rather than the exception.  Lifestyles are increasingly sedentary, people’s diet is becoming increasingly processed and fatty and food contains more and more calories, additives and preservatives.  While controlling diet and exercise are widely recognized to combat weight gain, many do not realize the benefits of yoga for weight loss.  Yoga is a discipline designed to make the body strong and flexible and enhance the overall health of the digestive system as well as the hormonal and circulatory systems.  It also assists us in controlling mental stress and achieving peace and clarity of mind.  Yoga also has strong spiritual benefits which allow you to becoming more content with yourself. This mental component is often neglected in a physical approach to weight loss, but it is critical and should not be overlooked. Yoga is based on...

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3 Reasons Why Diet’s Don’t Work

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Jennifer, a middle-aged single mother with one six-year-old daughter, has been skipping sweets for a few weeks now.  She’s also become a stickler for portion control.  She feels as if she’s eating less than ever, and she’s been diligently exercising for an hour at a time at least four days a week.  Yet, she hasn’t lost a single pound.  The question is, “Why?” This is a dilemma which affects dieters the world over.  They think they are taking the steps necessary to lose weight, but nothing seems to be happening.  In essence, they are trapped in a dieting rut and they don’t know how to free themselves.  As a result, many people become frustrated and depressed and may then engage in binge eating. Cookie Cutter Approach- One of the problems with diets is that they are often standardized. As a result, they don’t take into consideration your individual physiology and metabolism. They...

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Helpful Hints for Identifying & Overcoming Emotional Eating

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How do you know if you are an emotional eater?  Ask yourself some key questions:  Do I tend to eat when I’m worried?  Scared?  Sad?  Do I find that eating lifts my spirits?  Am I spending more time eating than engaging in other activities I enjoy?  Do my binges come after I’ve suffered disappointment?  Am I turning to food in order to deal with the death of a loved one…a divorce…or the defeat of my favorite team?  If the answers to any of these questions is “yes,” you may be overeating purely for emotional reasons. Sandra found her weight ballooning 60 pounds after her separation from her husband.  While part of the weight gain was apparently tied to the medication she was taking, the rest appeared to be the result of what can be described as emotional eating.  In recent years, greater attention has been focused on the problem of emotional...

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How to get the most from your yoga practice

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At Lifestyle Health Retreats (LHR) we recognize yoga as a powerful tool for balancing health and improving wellness. Yoga is an ancient art that has been refined and modified by many great teachers across the ages.  It now comes in so many different styles and techniques and different people may find different versions of yoga more suitable for them.  This is because yoga is a very personal exercise routine with strong emphasis on looking within oneself in order to achieve personal balance and wellbeing.  Regardless of which individual version of yoga you practice there are a number of things that apply to yoga universally rather than to individual branches of the discipline. You will find that much of your time performing yoga is spent in a sitting or lying position, however the beginning of a yoga session is usually a standard standing pose.  The standing pose is the most natural position...

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Tips for Balancing Carbs with Proteins

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At Lifestyle Health Retreats, we understand that there is a good deal of confusion when it comes to the benefits and limitations of both carbohydrates and proteins. Many people think that eating huge amounts of carbohydrates will make one obese. The truth however is that carbohydrates are essential in making you gain or lose weight. Carbohydrates are metabolic primers and they are needed in order to burn fat. Carbs Carbohydrates are one of the best sources of energy for the body. The muscles, the brain and the complete nervous system particularly need them. Carbohydrates are broken further into glucose, which is used by the body to release energy. Excess glucose will change into glycogen and then kept in the muscles as surplus energy. It may happen if the body has higher glycogen than it can store. In that event, it will be converted into fat. Many dieters stay away from carbs...

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