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Shorter Workouts...Better Results?
How to Improve Type II Diabetes and Your Health in Less Time
by SHERYL RUSSELL
With the increasing incidence of diabetes, obesity, and chronic disease it is evident we need a solution. Strikingly, the 2014 National Diabetes Statistics Report states that 29.1 million people or 9.3% of the US population have diabetes. Could it be that...
The Power of Conscious Dance
Creative Movement Connects Body, Mind and Spirit
by GAIL CONDRICK
Most are familiar with the performance or competitive dance world of learned steps. Conscious dance is a non-competitive, body-based way of raising consciousness. There’s no wrong way to move and your shape and measurements don’t matter,” says Mark Metz, of Berkley, California, founder and executive director of the Dance First Association (DFA) and...
Six Easy Stretches Ease the Journey
by Cynthia Bowman
The majority of the symptoms we can experience during flying—stiffness, poor circulation and swollen feet—are due to lack of movement rather than the altitude or pressurized cabin air. Knowing this can make healthy flying easier...
Barre Your Way to Better Fitness
Ballet-Inspired Workouts Create Long and Lean Muscles
by LYNDA BASSETT
Imagine having a ballerina’s physique, grace, strength and flexibility. That’s the potential of barre.
“Barre is a combination of ballet, yoga and Pilates principles. We use small, isometric movements to temporarily...
Ground Rules for Runners
A Guide for Running on All Terrains
by APRIL THOMPSON
Many fitness-seekers run because it’s so simple and adaptable. Running can be done in groups, pairs or alone, with little equipment, skill or planning needed. Anyone can run virtually anytime, anywhere—an indoor treadmill, scenic trail, beach or sidewalk. But all surfaces are not created equal. Recently, opponents of running on...
Yoga Enters the Medical Mainstream
Research Proves its Health Benefits
by MEREDITH MONTGOMERY
After practicing internal medicine for 10 years in Boston, Dr. Timothy McCall became a full-time writer, exploring the health benefits of yoga. As the medical editor of...
Swimming in Nature
Splashing Safely in Lakes and Oceans
by LANE VAIL
Bostonian avid open-water swimmer Kate Radville is delighted that water constitutes 70 percent of the Earth’s surface. The controlled environment of a swimming pool is...
Keep the Hard Knocks Out of Biking
by RANDY KAMBIC
People are biking more than ever. Recreational bicycling ranked second to running as the favorite outdoor activity among...
Yoga for the Bro's
Men Find it Builds All-Around Fitness
by MEREDITH MONTGOMERY
Five thousand years ago, most yoga teachers and students were men. Today, of the 15 million American practitioners, less than a third are males. However, this figure has increased in the past decade, with teachers in some areas reporting a balanced ratio of...
Mastering the force
The Martial Arts Hold Deep Inner Lessons
by ERIC STEVENS
Few words are as oddly coupled as martial and arts. The first means “relating to war and soldiers,” while the second means “something that is created with imagination and skill, and is beautiful or expresses important ideas or feelings.” All martial arts represent a paradox...