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Danielle Prager

Fitness and Social Media: A Match Made in Heaven or Hell?

Danielle Prager | February 12, 2016 | Healthy Living
There are limitations to using social media as a platform for fitness that can be very damaging.

The Most Underrated Healthy Foods, According to Nutritionists

Thrillist | February 11, 2016 | Healthy Living
So if you want to mix up your go-to healthy foods, check out some of the options that nutritionists and health professionals think are underrated.
Amy K. Mitchell

5 Stress-Busting Yoga Poses You Can Do At Your Desk

Amy K. Mitchell | February 11, 2016 | Healthy Living
These five stress-busting yoga poses, which you can do at your desk, are the perfect remedy to shake off those mid-day blues.
Science of Us

The Reason People Run Ridiculous Distances Has Little to Do With Physical Fitness

Science of Us | February 4, 2016 | Healthy Living
That's the essence of flow: taking on something a little intimidating, conquering it, and relishing in the unbeatable reward of being able to do what was just a short while ago seemingly impossible. And if someone wants to chase that feeling for 50-plus miles, well, who can blame them?
Dr Clare Turnbull

Our Project Transforming Medicine for Cancer Patients Is at the Cutting Edge of Science

Dr Clare Turnbull | February 3, 2016 | UK Tech
Cancer is a genomic disease. It's caused by changes in our DNA, our genome, which make cells grow and divide uncontrollably. We are sequencing the genomes of cancer patients both from tumour and healthy cells. By comparing the two we will be able to understand more about what is causing their cancer and which treatments might work best.
Tara-Nicholle Nelson

5 Jedi Mind Tricks Fit People Play On Themselves

Tara-Nicholle Nelson | February 2, 2016 | Healthy Living
My "Leader of the Pack" motivational storyline is just one of the little mind games and tricks fit people play with ourselves. Here are few others you might find useful, whether your current goal is cementing a new healthy habit, or finding new inspiration to give maximum effort on your gazillionth workout.
Luke DePron

The Most Important Exercise for New Gym-Goers

Luke DePron | February 2, 2016 | Healthy Living
Remember, you can use the Palloff press as its own core exercise. But more importantly, use it to discover your "home base" so you maximize other exercises.
Kaila Proulx

Don't Push Yourself: The Argument for Holding Yourself Back

Kaila Proulx | February 2, 2016 | Healthy Living
For most people these things are encouraging... even motivational! For me though, I've come to realize the importance of NOT pushing myself.
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

2016 Moon Shot for Cancer: Focus on Prevention

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | February 1, 2016 | Healthy Living
Contrary to what we would expect responsible government to do, most of the more than 80,000 chemicals manufactured in the U.S. are unstudied and unregulated. Yet, nearly 800 chemicals are known or suspected of affecting human hormones.

3 Simple Exercises to Eliminate Knee Pain | January 28, 2016 | Healthy Living
he exercises demonstrated in this video -- sitting knee pillow squeezes, supine foot circles and point flexes, and sitting abductor press -- build strength and mobility in the lower body, particularly the ankles, calves, and thighs, to better support the joints' movements and thereby eliminate knee pain.
Bill McKibben

A Mosquito Net Descends Across the Americas

Bill McKibben | January 28, 2016 | Green
The Zika virus has been in circulation in Africa for some time, but in the last two years it made a decisive crossing into South America. In any event, in this previously unexposed population it is producing a particularly horrifying havoc.

Beginner Plyometric Workout to Burn Fat and Improve Athleticism

BuiltLean | January 27, 2016 | Healthy Living
Are you looking for fun, quick, and challenging exercises that will increase the intensity of your workouts? Plyometrics might just be the answer.
Nancy Altman

How and Why Medicare for All Is a Realistic Goal

Nancy Altman | January 24, 2016 | Politics
Hillary Clinton is wrong when she says that Medicare for all is not achievable. In fact, if she and her husband had embraced the concept in 1993, we would be nearly there today.

21 Things No Self-Respecting Person Should Do At the Gym

Thrillist | January 27, 2016 | Healthy Living
Some negative aspects of hitting the gym are hard to change -- pack that many sweaty adults into a confined space, and there are going to be some unfortunate odors. But that doesn't mean we can't strive to be better...
Marlynn Wei, MD, JD

7 Yoga Tips for Better Sleep

Marlynn Wei, MD, JD | January 19, 2016 | Healthy Living
Here are seven tips on how to use yoga for better sleep. Do these exercises after your regular nighttime routine so you can go straight to bed after the last exercise. Avoid doing these exercises in bed since your bed should be reserved for sleep as much as possible.
Trudie German

Does Personal Training Work?

Trudie German | January 19, 2016 | Healthy Living
One of your New Year's resolutions involves getting in shape! You're not sure how to proceed and you're thinking about enlisting the services of a personal trainer, however, you're apprehensive as to whether it works or not.
Blakely Downs

How to Stay Fit While You Travel

Blakely Downs | January 18, 2016 | Travel
Many feel frustration in coming home after vacation to find expanded waistlines and faltering fitness endurance. But travel doesn't have to mean dead space in your training schedule!
Thandi Ejindu

Ban the Gastric Band?

Thandi Ejindu | January 17, 2016 | UK Lifestyle
I shudder even at the thought of giving up my accomplishment - achieving extreme natural weight loss, as well as the fitness, healthy relationship with food and self-control I've gained through doing it. The more I think about it, the more I feel I would aggressively tell my former self not to even think about having a gastric band.
Laura Thomas PhD

The Sirtfood Diet: A Rebuttal

Laura Thomas PhD | January 15, 2016 | UK Lifestyle
The theory is then, that certain foods can upregulate the expression of the SIR genes. All that means is that certain foods send messages to our DNA to tell them to make more of the sirtuin proteins. So, more sirtfoods=more sir proteins. Got it? It's a little more complicated than that, but you get the idea.
George Hofmann

Our Fear of Silence

George Hofmann | January 20, 2016 | Healthy Living
The cultivation of mindfulness requires periods of focused attention. Many proponents of mindfulness maintain that this is best developed through seated, silent meditation. So before considering how to focus attention, we must first consider our relationship with silence.
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