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The Science Of Procrastination In An Age Of Information Overload

Everyone dawdles from time to time; it’s a universal trait. But not every procrastinator is the same.

September 30, 2015

How Much Can Lower Blood Pressure Reduce Health Risks?

A dramatically lower systolic blood pressure — that big number after the blood-pressure cuff has deflated — may be necessary to reduce risk of cardiovascular and kidney disease and even death.

September 30, 2015

Braking Stress: Zen Commute Can Take You To A Better Place

“We can say, ‘OK, I’m going to be in the car for an hour,'” said actor Jeff Kober, who teaches meditation in Los Angeles. “‘Now, what can I do to improve my quality of life during that hour?'”

September 30, 2015
Piltes

A 10-Minute Pilates Workout

Need a quick workout that mixes several styles together? Here are four sequences that will tone your whole body and elongate your muscles at the same time while incorporating Pilates, ballet and yoga.

September 30, 2015

Three Ways To Massage Away Muscle Soreness

Whether you’re sitting at your desk at work or running the trails on your lunch break, muscle soreness is fairly inevitable. Cramps, tightness and aches are pretty hard to avoid, but a tennis ball and a golf ball could be the secret to relief.

September 23, 2015

A Good Trainer Can Be Key To Reaching Your Fitness Goals

“Hate me now! Love me later!” That’s what my kickboxing instructor used to sing-scream in the middle of class, usually when we were doing our third set of 20 burpees.

September 23, 2015

Six Diet And Fitness Apps To Use

Looking to kick your health and fitness into high gear? The app store is where you want to be. We’ve sorted through the thousands of calorie trackers and step loggers to bring you the best of the best.

September 23, 2015

These Supplements Will Help With Your Workout

A lot of so-called experts come up with a controversial opinion about training nutrition just to get some personal publicity. That’s why you may come across conflicting opinions about a supplement.

September 23, 2015

Sounds Nutty, But Here’s Latest On Avoiding This Allergy

Peanut allergy is also reported to be the leading cause of anaphylaxis (a sudden life threatening allergic reaction) and deaths due to food allergy. Pretty serious stuff.

September 16, 2015

What To Do When Your Fitness Effort Plateaus

When you throw in the towel and stop making it to the gym at all, you’re pretty much guaranteed to see your fitness plateau become less of a plateau and more of a regression.

September 16, 2015
Turmeric

Cooking With These Foods Can Help Battle Predisposition For Obesity

Incorporating more foods into your diet to avoid gaining weight — it sounds too good to be true.

September 16, 2015

Boot Camp For Functional Fitness

Many things may come to mind when you think of a fitness boot camp — and a lot of them may be pretty intimidating.

September 16, 2015

This Week In Health: Matters Of The Heart

“This Week In Health” offers some highlights from the world of health news that you may have missed this week.

September 9, 2015
Bicyclist

Expert Tips For Buying The Right Bicycle For You

So you’ve learned what bike is best for you. Now the question is how to go about buying it.

September 9, 2015

I’ve Hit A Workout Wall, So Now What?

I don’t know what is wrong with me, but I have hit a wall I can’t climb over or run around.

September 9, 2015

Sandman Not Doing The Job? Use Behavioral Tips To Sleep Easy

Sleep aids certainly can help in the short term, but developing good sleep practices is often key.

September 9, 2015

Less Invasive Heart Valve Surgery Safe For Patients In Their 90s

The procedure can yield “excellent short- and mid-term outcomes in a patient population with a lethal disease that without this technology would undoubtedly die.

September 9, 2015
Coca-Cola, coke, soda, truck

This Week In Health: The Coke Controversy

Coca-cola comes under fire, breast cancer screenings may be getting cheaper, and there’s bubonic plague in our National Parks…

August 19, 2015

How To Teach Someone To Ride A Bike Safely

Teaching someone how to ride is also a good way to refresh your own biking survival memory.

August 19, 2015

Stretches To Help Alleviate Pain From Sitting

If you sit all day, you may not even realize it, but your body starts to feel it.

August 19, 2015

The Beginner CrossFit Workout That Will Make You Come Back For More

To say that watching the 2015 CrossFit Games may have been intimidating, well, that’s an understatement.

August 19, 2015

This Week In Health: Close The Fridge And Go Outside

“This Week In Health” offers some highlights from the world of health news and wellness tips that you may have missed this week.

August 12, 2015

A Toast To Fitness: Hiking Plus Wine Hits The Spot

Foodies take to the trails in the latest fitness trend. Hiking groups Great Hikes Plus One adds a social element to an old school activity with picnic lunches.

August 12, 2015

How To Prevent Your Muscles From Getting Sore After A Workout

Essential oils are an unexpected cure for sore muscles.

August 12, 2015

Put Down The Fitbit: This New Enviro-Tracker Does More Than Count Steps

As air pollution becomes increasingly concerning, a new fitness tracker makes it easy to understand the air quality in your area.

August 4, 2015