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Building Better Bones

Bouncing, Leaping and Lunging Our Way to Bone Health Success in the quest for stronger bones is possible at any age. Start and Stay Young “Peak bone strength is reached by the age of 30, so it’s vital for young people to engage in dynamic impact movement through their teen years and 20s,” says Sherri Betz, chair of the American ... Read More »

Rodney Yee on Yoga as a Way of Life

Simple Strategies for Staying on Track Renowned yogi and international teacher Rodney Yee, of New York City, has maintained an inspired yoga practice for 37 years while juggling career obligations, fame and family life. While the benefits of yoga are increasingly well known—from stress reduction and pain management to a more limber body and inner peace—Yee is also aware of ... Read More »

Four Reasons to Break a Sweat

The Fast Path to Flushing Toxins DEANNA MINICH Doctors, health experts and fitness gurus tell us that we should break a sweat every day—and for good reason. Sweat not only activates a host of benefits tied to health-boosting exercise, perspiring itself is curative. Whether sitting in a sauna, walking on a warm day or working out, sweating is a necessary ... Read More »

Easy Ways to Slim Down for Summer

by Dr. Neil Paulvin With summer upon us, it seems that all my patients want to know how to keep their weight down. That’s a good question—there are lots of diet plans out there. Here are some easy tips to help slim down for summer. The first thing to understand is that not all calories are the same; broccoli is ... Read More »

Relax and Unwind

Restorative Yoga Poses Foster Healing MEREDITH MONTGOMERY 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 Restorative Yoga Therapy: The Yapana Way to Self-Care and Well-Being, explains, ... Read More »

Zen Golf

Master the Mind to Master the Game “Iremember 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, my golf game changed.” In any athletic or fitness endeavor, the pursuit of excellence unfolds an array ... Read More »

Facial Fitness

Exercises to Tone Your Face and Neck 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 “fat pads” in the cheeks, bone loss around the eye sockets and cheekbones and overall weak muscles as potential ... Read More »

Ground Rules for Runners

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 hard surfaces ... Read More »

Yoga for the Bro’s

Men Find it Builds All-Around Fitness 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 men and women in their classes. Yet, even as ... Read More »

Workouts that Suit Your Personality

Find Your Fitness Style While some people find repetitious workouts boring, others like doing predictable routines at regular locations. Ensuring that our fitness regimen jives with our “fitness personality” is integral to making exercise a consistent part of our lifestyle, a concept that has traction among exercise experts. Jonathan Niednagel, founder and director of The Brain Type Institute, in Mountain ... Read More »