Can Yoga Increase Your Metabolism?

We’ve recently written a few articles about the physical and mental benefits of yoga.  Well, during this week’s Cool Healthy Life research session, we came across the following article focused on ways to leverage yoga to increase your metabolism. I thought this was a very interesting article and it had a cool infographic to go with it. Check it out! Yoga and Metabolism Source:

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Health Benefits of Meditation

Meditation What is the first thing that pops into your head when you hear the word meditation?  Is it a mental image of the Dalai Lama with legs crossed and hands clasped together?  Or maybe an eccentric looking individual in a trance-like state? Truth is, meditation is simply just the state of thoughtless awareness – a state of peace where our minds are calm and silent, yet completely aware. I introduced meditation as part of my 10 Days to a Healthier Life challenge. We hadn’t previously discussed meditation at Cool Healthy Life, so I thought this was a good time to share some of the benefits Read More

Emotional benefits of yoga

What Are the Health Benefits of Yoga (Part II)

Greetings Cool Healthy Lifers! I love fall!  What a great time of year.  Cool, crisp weather, leaves changing their colors and putting on their spectacular autumn show,  and soup simmering on the stove – what’s not to love? Today we’re going to continue our discussion on the wonderful benefits of yoga.  We recently discussed the physical benefits of yoga; today we’re going to focus on the emotional tranquility and overall well-being associated with consistent yoga practice.  Most people have a general understanding of how yoga benefits our physical well-being, but we tend not to think about or understand some of Read More

Yoga pose

What Are the Health Benefits of Yoga (Part I)

Greetings Cool Healthy Lifers! I hope everyone’s having a great week.  Things are hectic, as usual, over at the Cool Healthy Life headquarters.  The Cool Healthy Life team is in the midst of training for the Thunder Road Half Marathon in uptown Charlotte.  We’ve been running this race for the last few years. It’s a great family event where our girls (and parents) come out to cheer us on. Today we’re not actually going to talk about running, but what has become my favorite exercise activity: YOGA.  For the gentlemen reading this article, feel free to insert your “we’ll leave yoga Read More

Oak Island Beach

3 Easy Tips to Stay in Shape on Vacation

Greetings from Oak Island! Hey everyone, Its been a little over a week since my last blog post.  We’re actually enjoying a little beach vacation with my wife’s family.  Its our annual beach trip with the girls, family and anyone else crazy enough to spend a week with us.  This year we set up shop on Caswell Beach near Oak Island, NC.  We have a house that sleeps about 20, and I swear we are using every inch of it!  So I’ll keep this post short, as our girls are turning into mermaids and can’t be away from the water for more than 30 minutes!!! Falling Read More