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How yoga therapy benefits athletes

Although the benefits of yoga have been and continue to be explored in terms of promoting all-around positive health, yoga therapy is emerging as a discipline in itself that could potentially have many benefits for athletes. Yoga therapy blends gentle yoga, breath work,...

source: By Dr. Shahla Khan
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Between the ages of 40 and 80, an estimated 30 to 50 percent of muscle mass is lost, resulting in lower strength and less ability to carry out everyday tasks. This process — known as sarcopenia — is common and clearly linked...

source: University of Southampton via ScienceDaily

Thirty minutes of physical activity — irrespective of its intensity — six days a week is linked to a 40 percent lower risk of death from any cause among elderly men, finds new research. Boosting physical activity...

source: BMJ via ScienceDaily

It's one thing to notice an uptick in appetite if you've been training hard at the gym or if you're pregnant or PMS-ing. But when you always feel like a bottomless pit for no obvious reason, then something's definitely up. "Hunger is the physiological need for calories,...

source: Health

Treadmills are the cardio machine of choice in America, making them the single most popular piece of exercise machinery purchased nationwide. Given that, injuries are rare although still troubling. There were 24,400 treadmill-related injuries treated in emergency rooms in...

source: Los Angeles Times

Hurricanes and CrossFit workouts have one thing in common: Some of the most brutal ones are named after women. When scientists at Kennesaw State University studied Cindy, one of the fitness brand's benchmark timed workouts, they found that doing total-body moves against...

source: Men's Health

We've all cursed those people who claim to have been blessed with a fast metabolism, but the truth is, you don't have to leave it all up to genetics. According to science, there are some surprisingly simple things you can do to boost your metabolism.

source: Yahoo Health


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