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Pilates Unbound

New Fusions with Yoga, Dance and Boxing

by Aimee Hughes

Pilates Unbound

With 11,000 studios across the U.S., “Pilates continues to grow because an increasingly wide spectrum of people are discovering how it can...

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Walking Meditation

The Calming and Centering Effects of Labyrinths

by GINA MCGALLIARD

Walking Meditation

An archetypal labyrinth gently leads us in a circular path inward toward a center and then back out again. Found in ancient cultures from African, Celtic and Greek to Native American, they became especially popular fixtures in...

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Relax and Unwind

Restorative Yoga Poses Foster Healing

by MEREDITH MONTGOMERY

Relax and Unwind

In classical yoga, teachers often sequence instruction toward reaching a pinnacle pose such as an inversion or arm balance. In restorative yoga, the peak pose is savasana—in which the practitioner fully relaxes while resting flat on their back. Leeann Carey, author of...

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Just Walk

22 Minutes a Day Boosts Well-Being

by RANDY KAMBIC

Just Walk

Even mainstream media have picked up on the many physical and mental benefits of walking, including weight loss, reduced stress, increased energy and better sleep, and that’s only the beginning. These additional compelling effects may well catalyze us to...

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Zen Golf

Master the Mind to Master the Game

by Aimee Hughes

Zen Golf

“I remember the moment I had what I call my 'golf game epiphany,’” recalls Steve Hughes, a passionate golfer from Richmond, Missouri. “I realized that my main obstacles were in my head, and from that day on...

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Buff and Balanced

Bodybuilders Turn to Yoga

by Aimee Hughes

Buff and Balanced

We don’t typically envision iron-pumping bodybuilders also flowing and breathing through yoga postures, yet many are combining these complementary disciplines to realize...

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Facial Fitness

Exercises to Tone Your Face and Neck

by KATHLEEN BARNES

Facial Fitness

Gravity takes its toll as years pass, and many women find themselves bemoaning crow’s feet, frown lines and turkey necks that make them look older than they feel. Experts point to the loss of...

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Millennials’ Take on Fitness

They Like Short, Social and Fun Workouts

by DEREK FLANZRAICH

Millennials’ Take on Fitness

Millennials are a big deal. Most businesses view them as trendsetters for good reason: Born between the early 1980s and early 2000s, they make up 25 percent of the population and represent $200 billion in annual buying power. Like the baby boomers before them, they also...

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Rolling for Fitness

DIY Rollers Ease Pain and Aid Flexibility

by RANDY KAMBIC

Rolling for Fitness

More amateur and serious athletes, people wanting to ease stiffness due to sedentary work and seniors are enjoying a new DIY way to massage out the kinks at home that’s becoming recognized for its benefits by...

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Gliding Across Snowscapes

Cross-Country Ski to Explore Winter’s Wonders

by RANDY KAMBIC

Gliding Across Snowscapes

While downhill Alpine skiing offers spurts of intense action in-between times spent driving to and from resorts and standing in line at lifts, all that’s needed for Nordic cross-country skiing is a few inches of snow and strap-on skis to...

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