4 Activities Your Body Will Love

Here, we share how you can make your body (and mind) leaner and fit

By The Weekly | August 7, 2016

Give Your Back A Boost

Spend a long time sitting at a desk and it can lead to poor spine flexibility, which restricts circulation. The cobra is a simple yoga backbend that relieves discomfort. Lie on your stomach, put your palms on the floor under your shoulders, then push your upper body off the floor.

Lose Weight With A Fitness Log

Keeping a food journal can double your weight loss. You even sign up on certain fitness websites that offer online food journals that are free to sign up.

Get A Stronger Posture

Tone muscles in your core to help a chieve a spine-strengthening posture – all you need is minimal floor space and a few minutes. Try the plank positing, which looks like a push up but with your elbows under your shoulders, and your fore arms on the floor in front of you. Lifting up your toes, keep your body straight, like a plank of wood. Hold the position, starting with 10 seconds at a time and gradually build up.

Strengthen Your Brain With Puzzles

Puzzles such as word games, Sudoku and brain teasers are a source of mental stimulation, firing up neural pathways between different parts of the brain. The journal Psychology And Aging reports that older people who regularly do crosswords have healthier memories and perform better at perceptual speed tasks, such as accurately comparing letters, numbers or patterns.

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