Should You Engage Your Core While Cycling?

Should You Engage Your Core While Cycling?

Squeeze your abs. Brace for a gut punch. Belly button to spine! During most exercise classes, you’re bound to hear at least one of these verbal cues for how to engage your core. And with good reason — engaging your core during physical activity may help prevent injury...
Ever Wonder How Many Calories You Burn Stretching?

Ever Wonder How Many Calories You Burn Stretching?

If you generally feel lighter after a good stretching session, you might wonder, “Did I just lose weight? Does stretching burn calories?!” Of all the other unconventional ways to shave off a few calories, stretching seems to be the most useful. Read on to find out how...
How to Do the Yoga Plank Pose for a Rock-Solid Core

How to Do the Yoga Plank Pose for a Rock-Solid Core

A common myth about yoga is that it only improves flexibility, but the yoga plank pose is primarily about building strength in the core. The yoga plank pose, or phalakasana, is a foundational yoga pose that strengthens the entire body. It’s part of the sun...