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By: Yvonne Bull, Certified Health Coach
February 9th, 2021

There are many things that factor into heart health. Three of the biggest components you control are diet, exercise, and sleep. In this video, Owings Mills health coach Yvonne Bull offers a few thoughts on each and talks about how they all can contribute positively to overall heart health. What the video below and read on for a transcript. 

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By: Jaime Monsen, Certified Health Coach
September 10th, 2020

A good night's sleep is vital to improve your immune system. Good sleep allows your body to recharge and reset, which helps you exercise and eat better, which all ties together to boost your immunity.

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Need a quick way to calm your nerves? Richmond health coach Lindsey Patton offers a lesson pranayama belly breathing in this video. 

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Pranayama is a yoga practice meaning "life force." It focuses on breathing exercises that help calm and restore the body. In this video, Richmond health coach Lindsey Patton demonstrates a form of pranayama called alternate nostril breathing. Watch the video below and read on for a brief guide. 

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Vinyasa is a style of yoga that focuses on moving between postures using your breath. It's a great way to get into a moving meditation. Join Richmond health coach and certified yoga instructor Lindsey Patton in this video as she teaches a 30-minute vinyasa class. Follow along below!

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As a certified meditation teacher, Owings Mills health coach Yvonne Bull teaches people how to get the most out of their meditation sessions. But she also notices that sometimes people come to meditation sessions with preconceived notions. In this video, Yvonne explains the myths of meditation and what it's really all about. Watch the video below (apologies for the sideways orientation) and read on for the recap. 

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If you know someone — maybe a family member or friend — battling depression, you may not know how you can help. Greenville health coach Caiti Nascarella offers three tips on how you can support them. Watch the full video below and read on for a recap. 

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Meditation. It's a great way to slow down, calm your nerves, and reduce your anxiety. But have you ever started meditating and wondered...am I even doing this correctly? You're not alone. In this video, Richmond health coach Lindsey Patton demonstrates the proper poses for meditation that will allow you to enhance your practice.