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Yoga for ‘Every Body’


Jessamyn Stanley’s book, “Every Body Yoga,” looks at how every person can pic up a yoga practice. Here are some poses to start with.

The Best Back Exercises for Preventing Injury and Reducing Pain

LIVE SCIENCE – Rhachael Rettner A healthy back is important not just for exercising and playing sports but also for performing everyday tasks, from tying your shoes to cleaning the house. Certain exercises can help prevent back injuries, but it’s important to know which ones will help you and which ones could actually lead to injury.

15 Health Benefits of Honey on Skin, Hair & Body

HEALTH AIM – Eva Magno Health benefits from honey may often go unnoticed and neglected.  However, what people don’t know is that they’re actually very good not just as sweeteners but for the skin, hair, as well as the body.

Ernestine Shepherd, 80, reveals diet, workout and bodybuilding tips

Examiner.com – Ernestine Shepherd, a bodybuilder and fitness coach, celebrated her 80th birthday, and credited diet, exercise and God for her excellent health. Shepherd thanked fans on Facebook for their messages of love and support, and said she has no intention of slowing down.

Brazil – Health Advice for Travellers to the 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games

WHO – The XXXI Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games Rio de Janeiro 2016, Brazil, will take place from 5 to 21 August 2016 and from 7 to 18 September 2016 respectively. Five additional cities will be hosting matches of the Olympic football tournament – Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Manaus, Salvador, and São Paulo.
The following recommendations are intended to advise national health authorities and health care providers about practices and measures for travellers visiting Brazil to stay safe and healthy.

Are There Health Benefits to Being Overweight?

Wall Street Journal – A heart doctor says overweight people can be healthy. A public-health professor says the dangers of extra weight are underestimated.

At 41, the Best Shape of Her Life

WSJ.com – JEN MURPHY January 18, 2016

As Mina Agnos approached 40, she found herself wondering if she would ever achieve a slightly crazy fitness goal—six-pack abs.

The radical diet behind Kate Hudson’s perfect abs

Business Insider – Aly Weisman January 11, 2016

The real winner at this year’s Golden Globe Awards? Kate Hudson’s abs.


Don’t Let Knee Pain Stop Your Workout

WSJ – Jen Murphy 1/4/2016 Jonathan Tylicki, senior trainer at AKT in Motion in New York City, says small adjustments and strengthening exercises can help people with knee troubles exercise without pain free.

Preliminary results suggest Mediterranean diet reduces breast cancer risk

USA Today Liz Szabo September 14, 2015 

A new study suggests there may be a way for women to dramatically reduce their risk of breast cancer, without cutting calories, doing additional exercise or taking medication.



Health Tips On the Go!

Improve Posture

  • 1.Avoid slouching. Be aware of your posture as you walk, sit, and drive, keep shoulders squared and head pulled back and up.

  • 2.Imagine a thread pulling the top of your head toward the ceiling. Visualization can help improve your sense of position.

  • 3.If your job requires you to sit for long periods, take frequent breaks to stand, stretch and shake it out.

  • 4.Maintain a strong core to help support proper posture. Add core-training exercises to your daily routine.

  • 5.A firm mattress and ergonomic pillow help achieve proper back support while you sleep, so you'll stand straighter in the a.m.

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