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Shorter Workouts...Better Results?

How to Improve Type II Diabetes and Your Health in Less Time

by SHERYL RUSSELL

How to Improve Type II Diabetes and Your Health in Less Time

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...

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The Power of Conscious Dance

Creative Movement Connects Body, Mind and Spirit

by GAIL CONDRICK

Creative Movement Connects Body, Mind and Spirit

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...

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Airplane Yoga

Airplane Yoga

Six Easy Stretches Ease the Journey

by Cynthia Bowman

Six Easy Stretches Ease the Journey

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...

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Barre Your Way to Better Fitness

Ballet-Inspired Workouts Create Long and Lean Muscles

by LYNDA BASSETT

Ballet-Inspired Workouts Create Long and Lean Muscles

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...

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Ground Rules for Runners

A Guide for Running on All Terrains

by APRIL THOMPSON

A Guide for Running on All Terrains

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...

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Yoga Enters the Medical Mainstream

Research Proves its Health Benefits

by MEREDITH MONTGOMERY

Research Proves its Health Benefits

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...

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Swimming in Nature

Splashing Safely in Lakes and Oceans

by LANE VAIL

Splashing Safely in Lakes and Oceans

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...

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Savvy Biking

Keep the Hard Knocks Out of Biking

by RANDY KAMBIC

Natural Awakenings Article Savvy Biking

People are biking more than ever. Recreational bicycling ranked second to running as the favorite outdoor activity among...

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Yoga for the Bro's

Men Find it Builds All-Around Fitness

by MEREDITH MONTGOMERY

Men Find it Builds All-Around Fitness

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...

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Mastering the force

The Martial Arts Hold Deep Inner Lessons

by ERIC STEVENS

The Martial Arts Hold Deep Inner Lessons

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...

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