Take Control of Your Fitness, 2017 Update

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August 11, 2017 | 232,778 Views

There's perhaps no faster way to protect your heart, stimulate your brain, kill bacteria and defend against tumor cells - a far gentler approach than HIIT, it can be done by just about anyone, regardless of your current level of fitness or age.

The Dangers of Flip-Flops

The Dangers of Flip-Flops

August 11, 2017 | 42,426 Views

For well-heeled summer days, thousands slip on flip-flops because they're cooler and quicker than wearing shoes, and they're cheap. But are they good for your feet? Experts weigh in on potential flip-flop afflictions, from bacteria entering cracked heels to back pain. Could going barefoot actually be healthier?

A Comprehensive Review of Health Benefits of Qigong and Tai Chi

A Comprehensive Review of Health Benefits of Qigong and Tai Chi

July 14, 2017 | 165,764 Views

It's one of the oldest underrated self-care methods on the planet. Research shows it's helpful for about 100 conditions, with the strongest evidence for pain and fatigue, cardiovascular and lung function, balance and coordination, stress and anxiety and immune health. Do you use it?

Do Steroid Shots Work for Knee Pain?

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July 14, 2017 | 32,029 Views

Evidence supporting the helpfulness of steroid shots for knee osteoarthritis remains weak, while placebos continue to challenge drugs and medical procedures as an effective treatment for knee pain.

Why Strength Training Is so Important for Optimal Health

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June 30, 2017 | 133,235 Views

Many overlook it out of misguided fear, but everyone (regardless of age and gender) can garner incredible benefits from it. It's time to discard these antiquated notions, as modern science shows it may be the best exercise for lifelong physical function and fitness.

Warmups and Cool-Downs - What Works and What Doesn’t

Warmups and Cool-Downs - What Works and What Doesn’t

June 30, 2017 | 31,111 Views

If this were working as athletes hope, there'd be far fewer inflammatory markers and soreness in their working muscles afterwards. Instead, inflammation was higher, suggesting it isn't all it's cracked up to be - although it may have benefits at times other than exercise. Get the details.

Yoga Offers New Hope for Victims of Trauma and Sexual Abuse

Yoga Offers New Hope for Victims of Trauma and Sexual Abuse

June 16, 2017 | 161,579 Views

Yes, it really does have a similar effect to that of antidepressants and psychotherapy - improving everything from anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, ADHD, childhood trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder. Also makes food cravings drop sharply - this group shed 5 pounds.

Water Outperforms Sport Drinks

water outperforms sport drinks

June 16, 2017 | 21,373 Views

Despite their toxic ingredients and the health risks related to their consumption, sports drinks continue to challenge water as the beverage of choice for people with active lifestyles. Despite the advertising, water should be your No. 1, go-to beverage.

Tai Chi Can Reduce Risk for Falls for Elderly

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June 2, 2017 | 178,059 Views

In a meta-analysis of 18 different studies involving over 3,800 participants, researchers determined those who practiced this at least once weekly had a lower chance of being affected by what is the leading cause of injury death as you age - sending 800,000 into hospital each year.

Smart Strategies Address Unique Challenges When You Start Running After 40

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June 2, 2017 | 29,939 Views

Running can be a fun and invigorating way to add variety to your exercise program. However, if you've never run before and are starting after age 40, I'll give you several strategies to reduce your risk of injury and increase your potential for success.

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