Benefits of Resistance Training

Everybody knows it’s important to move your body, to get your heart pumping and to get, in general, some sort of physical activity every day. Whether this is cycling to work, taking the stairs instead of the lift, or going for a five-mile run, at least 30 minutes of cardiovascular exertion per day is recommended.…

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Why Chia Seeds are so good for us

We love chia seeds here at Sana Vita. And if you’re not including them in your diet then stop everything and read this blog because even though these seeds are tiny, they pack a heavy nutritional punch.   Hailing from Mexico, these seeds have always been valued for their nutritional and medicinal properties. In fact,…

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Being Mindful for your Health and Wellbeing

We hear a lot about “mindfulness” these days, but what is it really and can it help us with our health, fitness, and our overall wellbeing? As defined by various sources, mindfulness is said to be the following: “Bringing one’s complete attention to the present experience on a moment-to-moment basis.”  (Marlatt & Kristeller) “Paying attention…

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We’re Hiring at Sana Vita

Are you committed to exercise, nutrition, and wellbeing and have the certifications to prove it? Then consider joining the Sana Vita team. We’re currently hiring for the following role, so contact us today to discuss and apply!   Role: Personal Trainer & Nutrition Advisor (Level 3 / 4) Location: Edgbaston, Birmingham   Details: Rent free…

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Core Benefits of Ashtanga Yoga

The definition of Ashtanga yoga (or “eight-limbed” yoga) is, “a system of yoga recorded by the sage Vamana Rishi in the Yoga Korunta, an ancient manuscript said to contain lists of many different groupings of asanas, as well as highly original teachings on vinyasa, drishti, bandhas, mudras, and philosophy” (Jois 2002 xv). Upon reading this…

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