#WellnessWednesday News

Welcome to the #WellnessWednesday newsletter, where the Take A Yoga Break™ community shares the latest in helpful, health-full news to bring more wellness into your workday, and every day.

This month’s TAYB tip: Americans watch an average of 5 hours of TV a day, most of that time sitting down. To decrease the health dangers of sitting while watching your favorite shows, get up every time there’s a commercial and do a TAYB move. Binge-watching commercial-free entertainment? Try the healthy version of a drinking game—every time a character gets up, stand and do a TAYB move!

This is your brain on meditation: A short, fun animated video explains the science behind the success of meditation.

Yoga for arthritis: Both kinds of arthritis, rheumatoid and osteo, are on the rise in America. Adapted yoga poses and moves can help relieve pain and increase mobility. Check out the Yoga4Arthritis site for more information.

Thor does Child’s Pose with child: Actor Chris Hemsworth strikes a yoga pose with his daughter while on vacation in these charming photos.

Yoga for veterans: Yoga is proving to be one of the most successful new treatments for returning veterans working with PTSD and recovery from wounds, as reported here and here.

From Ommmm to Zzzznnnnn: Having trouble sleeping? According to the National Sleep Foundation, 30 percent of us do. Fortunately, relaxing yoga poses can help with better sleep.