>> Feb 26, 2017
Do you include those who sit more than eight hours every day? Have you known that the less moving lifestyle can affect badly to your health? One of the latest study held by the University of Florida Health in 2016 published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine mentioned that there is a correlation between low levels of physical activity with higher blood sugar among adults who are at a healthy weight. It means: your weight is normal but if you have inactive lifestyle, don’t think that you are safe.
So, if you feel tired frequently although enough rest and meal, suddenly experience pain on some body parts, face stressful life, lose eating appetite or seldom sleep well at night; watch out – it is most likely your body shows warnings. As said by fitnes experts, those alerts actually inform that you need to move more if you want to get fit again!
Among various types of workout options, lots of persons choose yoga for keeping healthy their body and mind. Combining exercises, stance, poses and breathing techniques, yoga movements able to calm the whole body system. No wonder that there is a high increase of the amount of yoga devotees in the past few years. Yoga could be the right exercise for you if signs below meet your reasons to start practicing yoga.
Signs that you should try yoga:
- Prefer to low impact, beginner-friendly workout.
-Want to improve the health of body and mind altogether.
- Often experience stress and anxiety.
- Lack of concentration, creativity and motivation.
-Having problem with body posture.
-Want to develop fitness, flexibility and balance.
-Hard to sleep well at night.
- Need to increase focus ability and brain function.
-Suffer forgetful memory.
Lots of studies already conducted and each stated the advantages of practicing yoga regularly. Thus, if you desire to enjoy those benefits as well, taking a yoga class is the right step. There are different forms of yoga to pick; a beginner like you would be better to attend a class first and meet a yoga teacher who will help you in making the best choice that most suits your personal ability, preference and needs.
For your confident first yoga class, here are things to prepare.
Choose the right workout wear for yoga.
Each item should be comfy and allowed you to move freely, stretch and make different poses without difficulty. When buying yoga clothes, there are many options of brands, designs and styles provided in the market. If you opt for comfortable, quality, affordable and stylish athletic wear, Fabletics could be your favorite place.
Wear only light-weighted, fitted tops made from natural fabrics that absorb your sweat well, support flexibility and cover your body top firmly. Avoid loose tank top, Tee shirt and tops with loose necklines; they can annoy your moves. Fitted tanks with built-in bra, crop tops, sport bras are best choices.
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Don’t choose bottoms that limit your movement. Leave at home loose shorts and bottoms that too long and made from see-through fabrics.
Thick, moisture-wicking and fitted leggings or capris –cropped or full-length- are great to wear. Underwear below your bottom should be sweat-absorbent as well.
What to bring and what to eat.
You will perform yoga in barefoot, so make sure that your feet are clean. Ponytail is the most favorite hairstyle while doing yoga, don’t forget to bring a hair tie and other hair accessories that you need. You will sweat a lot so bring enough water to drink, a face towel and a big towel to be placed on the mat. You can rent a mat in the class or buy your own first.
To avoid uncomfortable stomach during yoga session, experts said that the best is no eating two hours before class. You can get energy source for yoga from grain carbohydrates, lean proteins and healthy fats. In case of you feel hungry after the class; bring healthy snacks such as raw almonds, raisins, sliced of fruits, a banana or a whole grain toast.
Hope you enjoy your first yoga class!