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Stress-Fighting Foods

Stress and pain diminish quality of life for millions of Americans and cost billions in healthcare expenses and lost wages.

Eight Fascinating Facts About Fascia

Fascia has been enjoying the limelight in the fitness industry as one of the hottest topics in recent conference programming, workshops and ...

Recipe For Health: Kale Pesto

These days, when many chefs are sourcing locally and seasonally, and abiding by sustainable practices, they may believe they are cooking hea...

Can Pilates Improve Sleep?

Pilates offers more than good exercise for the body; consistent practice leads to real improvements in life quality, notably better depth an...

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Family Meals May Beat Obesity

Family meals and their rituals might be an underappreciated battleground for fighting obesity, say Cornell professor Brian Wansink, PhD, and...

Cardio and Creative Core

Group fitness participants can’t seem to get enough of creative core and cardiovascular exercises. If you need innovative ideas to cha...

Sample Class: Add It Up!

There are several ways to define “functional training,” but essentially it involves moving the body through different planes of ...

Energy Drinks Magnify Middle-Schoolers’ Hyperactivity

A new study led by the Yale School of Public Health has found that middle-school children who drink heavily sweetened energy drinks have a 6...

Spiced Black Bean Burger

Americans are increasingly seeking vegetarian menu options. The increase in what is being called “flexitarian” eating is being d...

Whole Grain, Bran Intake Lower Mortality Risk

A large new long-term study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) has revealed that eating more whole grains is associated w...

Wake Up Your Glutes!

It’s a sad fact of modern life that the gluteus maximus, the largest muscle in the body, often becomes inhibited and “turns off.” Ironically, this inhibition can be the culprit behin...

Excessive Thoracic Kyphosis: More Than Just Bad Posture

Excessive thoracic kyphosis (ETK) is a disproportionate forward rounding or curvature of the middle and upper back, also known as the thorac...

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