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What Yoga Is Teaching Me About Writing a Novel

Holly Robinson | Posted 12.17.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

"Honor your intentions," the instructor was saying. "What intention are you bringing to the mat today?" "Just to be able to get off the damn mat again," I muttered.

Why Stretching Doesn't Make You More Flexible

Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living

By: Tia Ghose Published: 11/14/2014 10:01 AM EST on LiveScience Many people think stretching is essential to improving flexibility. Runners stre...

8 Hip Stretches Your Body Really Needs

SELF | Posted 10.25.2014 | Healthy Living
SELF

We've all had those intense lower body workouts that leave you beyond sore, when just the thought of moving hurts. Rest easy though -- these stretches will open up your hips, groin, and legs, making your tomorrow a little bit easier.

A 4-Second Stretch That Can Help Calm Your Nerves

OWN | Posted 10.24.2014 | OWN

A tropical vacation, a long hot bubble bath, or a relaxing massage -- all are great ways to relax, but finding the time -- and money -- for stress rel...

6 Small Changes To Your Morning Routine That Will Transform Your Entire Day

| Drew Hendricks | Posted 10.20.2014 | Small Business

The first few minutes of your morning are the most important of your day and can set the tone for positivity and productivity. Ideally, you have an ap...

5 Stretches Every Runner Should Be Doing

Jamie Walker | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
 Jamie Walker

Since running does put a lot of stress on the body, its good to have a few stretches in your arsenal that target the muscles you use most. Whether your new to stretching (or new to running), these stretches will help you increase mobility, flexibility and recover faster run after run.

How To Get Better Posture in 20 Seconds –- All You Need Is A Towel

OWN | Posted 10.09.2014 | OWN

Many of us spend eight hours (or more) of our work day seated at a desk, hovering over a keyboard. Unless you have the diligence of a prima ballerina,...

WATCH: A 2-Minute Stretch That May Actually Help You Sleep Better

OWN | Posted 09.30.2014 | OWN

Some nights, falling into a peaceful, deep sleep seems like it's never going to happen. You can't get comfortable, you find yourself tossing and turni...

The 4 Best Stretches For Bike Riders

SELF | Posted 09.26.2014 | Healthy Living
SELF

You have to give your body the attention it needs post-biking so that it can perform at its best. Try these four stretches before and after your next ride and you'll hopefully find your legs, neck, and hips feeling looser and less sore.

The 5 Worst Stretching Mistakes You're Probably Making

Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living

By Linda Melone Stretching feels great and increases flexibility -- when done the right way. But not preparing properly or doing the stretch inco...

5 Amazingly Easy Exercises For People Who Hate Working Out

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Joel Harper | Posted 03.28.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Do you dread exercising? Maybe not dread, but you talk yourself out of it more often than not? No worries! Did you kn...

Tips and Tools to Help Seniors Regain Their Flexibility

Jim T. Miller | Posted 03.23.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Of all possible exercises, stretching tends to be the most overlooked and neglected among seniors, yet nothing is more vital to keeping an aging body limber and injury free. Here's what you should know along with some tip and resources to help you regain some flexibility.

6 Simple Stretches You Can Do At Your Desk

Jenn Zerling | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenn Zerling

Everyone must stretch throughout the day, every day, and not simply rely on the twice a week yoga class or 10-minute post exercise stretch to do the job. Those will not help you at all.

5 Things You Should Know About Stretching

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Joe Vennare for Life by DailyBurn To stretch or not to stretch, that is the question. At least it has been lately with the science of stretching...

Great Stretches For The Senior Crowd, From Joel Harper (VIDEO)

Posted 01.23.2014 | MarloThomas

Celebrity fitness trainer Joel Harper had some great stretching exercise suggestions for senior citizens to share with us. For seniors with back, ...

3 Tricks To Prevent Exercise Injuries

Posted 11.18.2013 | OWN

By Kimberly Hiss L.A. Dodgers' former trainer Sue Falsone reveals the moves that will help you avoid injury from exercise. Keep in touch...

Best Full-Body Stretch Before You Work Out

BuiltLean | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
BuiltLean

There is no best stretch for everyone, but the following stretch is particularly effective. Ideally, this dynamic stretch will be one of a handful you go through as part of your warm up routine.

Flexibility: Answers to Dancers Most Asked Questions

Stacey Nemour | Posted 11.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Stacey Nemour

One's level of flexibility affects that individual's form, alignment, the ability to have clean lines, proper technique and it prevents injury.

7 Workout Mistakes You May Be Making And How To Fix Them

Jill S. Brown | Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Jill S. Brown

The first step in breaking a bad habit -- or not developing one in the first place -- is to identify the problem. Here are seven common workout mistakes I see all the time and suggestions on how to fix them.

Five Reasons You Need Yoga In The Morning -- And the Poses To Get You There

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 09.19.2013 | Healthy Living

Morning time: The birds are singing, you haven’t checked your e-mail yet, and you have a moment of peace before the day attacks. This is your opport...

Worthless Fitness Tips You Probably Follow

The Active Times | Posted 10.08.2013 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

It's not always clear where we've acquired fitness knowledge--was that fact pounded into you from elementary gym class? Or perhaps you read it in a ma...

Decreasing Post-Exertion Muscle Soreness: What's the Best Way?

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

Muscle soreness following a vigorous workout is sometimes managed by stretching, practicing yoga, soaking in a hot bath and simply suffering through. But who wants to suffer?

Sit At A Desk All Day? Do These Stretches Today

Posted 06.14.2013 | Healthy Living

By Katherine Schreiber We know sitting at a desk all day is bad for us. But not everyone has a company gym membership or a workweek that allows f...

Stretches You Should Never Do Before a Workout

The Active Times | Posted 09.13.2013 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

Consider the following static stretches you should avoid pre-workout and their dynamic counterparts that stretch some of the same muscles in a more effective manner.

4 Simple Stretches to Keep Your Dog Moving

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 08.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Natural therapies like stretching, chiropractic, and regular physical activity are very important to maintaining your dog's comfort, mobility and quality of life. Providing daily walks followed by a short session of gentle stretching can do wonders for your pet both physically and mentally.