Cyprus holds rig security drills amid hydrocarbon tensions
Ships and aircraft from eight nations are taking part in annual drills to boost safety and security procedures on vessels and oil rigs off Cyprus’ southern coastline amid ongoing tensions with neighboring Turkey over competing claims to hydrocarbon reserves.
Hot yoga 101: Everything to know, bring, prepare yourself for -- before your first class
Regardless of whether you’re trying to tone your muscles, shed a few pounds before bathing suit season, get stronger or healthier overall or increase your flexibility, most doctors and health experts would likely agree: yoga is truly an incredible workout.
At Houston Laughter Yoga, keep calm and laugh on
HOUSTON – Have you ever heard of laughter yoga? Houston Laughter Yoga founder Lainie Diamond is behind the first public laughter yoga classes in Houston through the Jung Center. Laughter yoga is great for mental, physical and spiritual health. Lainie teaches laughter yoga to numerous groups and individuals, teaching them how to breathe and move: which utilizes breathing, and laughter. We dare you to watch the Houston Life team try laughter yoga…and not give us a good laugh!
A gym is using plastic pods to help members maintain social distancing during workouts
Experts are especially worried about gyms; it's hard to maintain social distancing in close, sweaty quarters, and research has demonstrated that workout classes can be major sources of spread. In addition to cutting class sizes, Sapsin and his wife have created individual plastic workout pods for people to take classes while still maintaining social distance. Initially, Sapsin told CNN, the gym considered mandating masks for returning clients. Sapsin and his team are also cleaning their studio daily, and keeping the fans running and doors open to circulate air. Additionally, with the pods, clients no longer need to rotate throughout the room.
5 things to know about a Health Museum program that helps adults maintain health and wellness in quarantine
Houston adults looking to maintain their health and wellness in quarantine can take advantage of a new program from the Health Museum. Here are five things you should know about the At Home Live Labs program. Saffron Hill, a Health Educator at The Health Museum discusses how fitness impacts mental health. D’Wana Henderson, a Science Educator at The Health Museum shows how food promotes brain wellness and provides healthy substitutions to foods. Check out the Exercise and Wellness Live Lab, Mindfulness Live Lab, Anti-Anxiety Diet Live Lab, and the Great Age Movement Live Lab.
LA Fitness gyms in Texas to reopen June 1
HOUSTON LA Fitness gyms in Texas will reopen on June 1 at 6 a.m., the company announced. If you are at higher risk for severe illness, you should avoid visiting gyms and fitness providers. If possible, use touchless payment (pay without touching money, a card, or a keypad), and if you must handle money, a card, or use a keypad, use hand sanitizer immediately after. After leaving the gym, use hand sanitizer, and when you get home, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. LA Fitness says billing will also resume in June on the same date(s) and in the same amount(s) as regularly scheduled prior to the club closures.
Feeling restless? This workout was made for anyone who’s got some energy (or stress) to burn
Finding the time to get a workout right now is either much easier or much harder. 20 burpees -- From a standing position, place your hands on the floor between your feet, jump your feet back to a full plank, do a pushup, hop back up on your feet and jump up. Jump rope or high knees -- Instead of counting reps here, you can set a timer. Try one complete minute of jumping rope or high knees for each set. Check these out for a quick demonstration: Hip thrusts | burpees | sumo squats | high knees | skater lunges | dips.
Getting healthy in the new year is easy at the YMCA of Greater Houston | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2
Getting healthy in the new year is easy at the YMCA of Greater Houston | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2Published: December 19, 2019, 2:08 pmThe YMCA of Greater Houston has been serving the Houston community for over 130 years. It’s a place you can work out and get healthy, but also so much more! They offer something for everyone…from infants to senior citizens. Now, they’re making it easy for you to get the entire family active in the new year.