How to Heal From Diastasis Recti

By Ruben Castaneda and K. Aleisha Fetters | Article Featured on US News

MAINTAINING A STRONG core is important for both men and women. Keeping a healthy core is particularly challenging for women who’ve gone through a pregnancy and experienced diastasis recti, also known as abdominal separation.

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Understanding Pilates as a Complete System

By Alycea Ungaro, PT, MS | Article Featured on Verywellfit

Have you done pilates? If so, what kind? Was it a group class? Did you do the mat, reformer, or some other apparatus entirely? Although Pilates is everywhere these days, many of the parts have gone missing. And unless you’ve done it all and done it in a carefully constructed workout, you’re missing out on the most important identifying element of the method: the idea and practice of pilates as a complete system.

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How Yoga Changes Your Brain

By Zuzu Perkal | Article Featured on Wanderlust.com

The things we think and the things we do have a dynamic impact on our brain, our attitudes, and ultimately our reality. My father always reminded me of the power of positive thinking and the philosophy of creating my own reality. He taught me that it all starts with the things we tell ourselves and the way we handle situations. Yoga has helped embed this mindset into my daily practice and life.

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AHA News: Is Yoga Heart-Healthy? It's No Stretch to See Benefits, Science Suggests

Article Featured on US News

For years, aerobic exercise has been touted for its numerous health benefits, including improved cardiovascular health, better mood, increased energy, and stronger bones and muscles. But there’s another form of physical activity that’s grabbing headlines — yoga.

Some studies suggest the mind-body practice may be good for heart health, from reducing blood pressure and cholesterol to lowering stress and body mass index.

While yoga often is associated with images of limber practitioners, it is more than just stretching and handstands. Originated in India, yoga includes physical poses (asana), breathwork (pranayama) and meditation. There are […]

How Inactivity and Junk Food Can Harm Your Brain

By Dennis Thompson | Article Featured on US News

If you’re in your 50s and your typical day involves sitting at a desk followed by lounging on the sofa and succumbing to late-night snacks, the long-term toll on your mind might be greater than you think.

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How to Prevent Pelvic Floor Problems

By Anna Medaris Miller | Featured on US News

Stop Doing This to Prevent Incontinence (and More): Five common habits that are wearing on the important group of muscles.

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Take a Stand Against Too Much Sitting at Work

We know that the amount of sitting Americans do is now considered a health threat. Researchers estimate that the average adult spends more than 8 hours a day being sedentary, and it’s not just all that time spent in front of the TV.

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How to Tone Your Arms With Yoga Alone

Article Featured on US News | Article & Images By Jake Panasevich

TANK TOP ARMS ARE BUILT in sweater weather – and fortunately, pumping iron isn’t the only way to tone your shoulders, biceps, triceps and forearms. Yoga, I’ve found, can make your whole body even more lean and chiseled than weight training (and can help you find your zen too, of course). Here are the best yoga exercises for shaping your arms:

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Carb Cycling: An Exercise in Weight Loss

By Len Canter | Featured on US News

Trying to choose between a high-carb and a low-carb diet? There’s a third option that might suit you even better. The concept is called carb cycling, shorthand for alternating between high- and low-carbohydrate days. There’s even a variation that lets you make every seventh day a cheat day.

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Neglected Muscles That Need Exercising

By Anna Medaris Miller, | Featured on US News

The forgotten muscles

Quads, abs, biceps, pecs – chances are, your strength routine involves these muscle groups. And while they’re indeed important for functioning (and looking fit), they’re far from the only muscles that deserve attention. In fact, says Sean Kuechenmeister, a certified athletic trainer at the New York Sports Science Lab in Staten Island, the hard-to-see muscles often play a big role in posture and movement. “If these muscles are neglected in training, they can diminish the appearance of the glorified beach muscles, because they aren’t able to support your […]