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5 Benefits of Martial Arts as Daily Exercise to Avoid Anxiety

By Ryan Rivera  – Originally published  Jun 22, 2012 How Martial Arts Affects Anxiety All exercise has benefits for anxiety, but martial arts can be particularly valuable, especially if you take the activity seriously and do it every day. Some of these benefits include: Control Perhaps the greatest effect that martial arts has on anxiety is…

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10 Reasons to Get Out of the Gym

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While most of us want to get as fit as possible and stay in shape, doing so in an actual gym is oftentimes not the best solution. Gyms can offer many benefits such as professional training, a social atmosphere, and motivation – however, for some, these amenities are simply not enough to overcome the drawbacks.…

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Backpacking and Camping: Back to Basics

Tent for Camping, Backpacking, and Hiking in the mountains.

You’ve got the tent, you’ve packed the rucksack…but have you thought of everything for a trip into the back country? Back country backpacking is where you head off into the ‘back of beyond,’ where a credit card is not going to buy you a way out of any trouble. You need to remember there may…

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Believe It Or Not: How Yoga Can Change Your Life

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Yoga is a lifestyle.  It’s a way of life and a way of looking at the world.  Most importantly, yoga is accessible to all.  There are dozens of different kinds of yoga.  If you didn’t like the few yoga classes you’ve tried, it simply means you haven’t found the right style for you.  Whatever your…

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Osteoarthritis vs Rheumatoid Arthritis

 What is Arthritis? The umbrella definition of arthritis is a condition causing pain and inflammation of joints. But not all arthritis is the same—there are more than 100 variants of the condition, some affecting the people in Gilbert and other Arizona communities—so treatment will vary depending on the particular type an individual has. Two of the…

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The Benefits of Yoga You Probably Didn’t Know About

Guest Post by David Veibl- Few realize that Yoga is a direct result of the Hindu theistic practice that connects the mind, body and spirit. However, the physical aspects of this religious tradition have transferred into the fitness world as one of the best ways to relax and build muscle strength. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines…

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