Yoga and meditation are on the rise in the U.S.

Yoga and meditation are on the rise in the U.S.

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As mindfulness and complementary health techniques become more mainstream, more Americans are adding yoga and meditation to their wellness routines.

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Who was Joseph Pilates?

Article Featured on Pilates in the Grove

We know Pilates is a system of exercises using special apparatus, designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, posture, and enhance mental awareness. We know we can do Pilates on Mat or using the classic apparatus.We know that after each session we feel great. But how much do we know about the man who developed it?

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Tone Up Your Triceps With These Top Strength Exercises

By Len Canter | Article Featured on US News

Working your triceps might not always be top of mind, but toning the muscles that run along the backs of your upper arms is key to the smooth functioning of your elbows and to also give bare arms a sleeker look.

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Did You Wait Until Middle Age to Get Fit? It Could Still Boost Your Life Span

By E.J. Mundell | Article Featured on US News

 

 

It’s truly never too late to begin exercising, new research shows. Even for people who were “couch potatoes” in their youth, embarking on a regimen of regular exercise in middle-age can still greatly cut the odds for death from any cause, a major new study finds.

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Exercise Might Slow Colon Cancer’s Advance

BY STEVEN REINBERG

Exercise has countless benefits, even in small doses. And new research suggests the payoffs might extend to colon cancer patients. Short sessions of intense exercise may slow the growth of colon cancer, Australian researchers report. “We have shown that exercise may play a role in inhibiting the growth of colon cancer cells,” said lead author James Devin, from the University of Queensland.

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Walking, Not Riding, Boosts Health in Golfers With Knee Woes

Walking the golf course instead of riding in a cart offers heart health benefits that may outweigh potential joint harm for golfers with knee osteoarthritis, a new small study reports. The study included 10 golfers with knee osteoarthritis who played two 18-hole rounds of golf. They walked the course in one round and used a golf cart in the other round.

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AHA News: For the Best Health, Does the Intensity of Your Workout Matter?

(American Heart Association News) — Jog for long enough or engage in just about any physical activity that gets the heart pumping, and the result can be a feeling of euphoria commonly known as a runner’s high. Sure, it feels good, but does higher-intensity exercise lead to better health?

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Can Yoga Treat Depression?

Article Featured on US News | By Jake Panasevich

KACEY DEGUARDIA WAS only 15 years old when her mother died. The teenager sunk into a deep depression and became suicidal. “I was in a pretty dark place,” says DeGuardia, now a 24-year-old in Philadelphia. “I was on several medications and had gone to multiple doctors to try to find the right ‘cocktail’ of pharmaceuticals that would fix me.”

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The Tyranny of Relentless Positivity

We are caught up in a rigid culture that values relentless positivity over emotional agility, true resilience, and thriving, says Susan David, Ph.D., a Psychologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and author of the book Emotional Agility. And when we push aside difficult emotions in order to embrace false positivity, we lose our capacity to develop deep skills to help us deal with the world as it is, not as we wish it to be. In this TED Talk, Dr. David explores why tough emotions are essential for living a life of true meaning and, yes, even happiness.

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Boosting Your Diet for Exercise

By Len Canter | Article Featured on US News

A typical workout doesn’t give you license to eat whatever you want. Even a full hour of vigorous skiing burns just 600 calories — less than the amount in a super-sized fast food sandwich. That’s why it’s important to think of exercise as just one part of a shape-up plan.

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