Garden State residents who are looking for natural ways to alleviate shoulder pain and numbness may look no further than their local New Jersey yoga studio. The holistic mind-body regimen has helped countless individuals achieve better health in addition to relief from many painful and debilitating conditions. After all, combining physical activity and a nutritious diet is key to attaining optimal well-being, according to a popular article currently trending on CNN.
Yoga is all about strengthening the connection between the mind and the body, allowing people to gain a better awareness of what is most beneficial and healthy for them. In addition to helping them focus, the program's deep breathing exercises, poses and stretches could improve one's desire to make positive lifestyle changes such as eating more nutritious food.
Real estate agent Wendy Fox told the news source that her chocolate cravings had gotten out of control in her 30s. Now 41, she said that consuming M&Ms on a regular basis turned her size 4 figure into a size 10.
Ashamed of herself, she struggled to look within and learn how to curb her cravings in order to shed the unwanted pounds.
"For most of human history, people didn't have enough to eat, so fat was something you really needed to seek out," said food psychologist Marcia Pelchat from the Monell Chemical Senses Center, quoted by CNN. "[A person with cravings is] analogous to a drug addict who's gone through rehab, but when he walks by that abandoned crack house, he suddenly thinks about going in again."
Taking time out to relax and focus on one's health could help alleviate the pressure of food cravings. Managing stress with yoga can be a good way to improve well-being and encourage one to strive for one's fullest potential.