Ikigai (eeki-guy) is a captivating Japanese philosophy that encapsulates the profound essence of a purposeful life. Derived from the fusion of “iki”, meaning life, and “gai”, signifying value or worth, ikigai offers a timeless guide to living a life of purpose, meaning and fulfillment.
Pilates is a system of low-impact controlled exercises designed to improve core strength, mobility and flexibility: all of the body’s muscles are engaged. This system is comprised of precise moves, a focus on form and specific breathing techniques. I incorporate several of these exercises in my own fitness regimen.
The negative health consequences of prolonged sitting accumulate when your body chronically remains in the same position with little or no movement for extended periods of time. Several recent research studies suggest that the amount of time North Americans spend sitting down each day, whether at a desk, in a car, or in front of a screen, create health risks comparable to those caused by smoking.