Exercise

Lower back pain? Yoga might be the treatment for you

If you work at a desk all day, are on your feet a lot, commute long distances or are required to carry heavy loads — like young children — chances are that your lower back complains from time to time. Sometimes our daily repetitive activities cause chronic, recurring pain. You might have tried over-the-counter painkillers, …

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An hour of running could add 7 hours to your life

As a marathoner, recent news about the health benefits of running grabbed my attention: for every hour you pound the pavement, you add an extra seven hours to your life, according to new research. Running has been widely studied for its impact on health, but the new findings dig deeper into how the activity may …

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Exercise: A prescription for breast cancer survivors

It has been well established over the last 10 years that exercise is an important prescription for cancer prevention. But for breast cancer survivors, exercise has also been proving itself an integral component of survivorship as well. Exercise may and should become part of your “prescription” management plan as a breast cancer survivor. Studies have …

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Why exercising outdoors may have greater health benefits than an indoor workout

It’s finally springtime, and that means temperatures are warming up and nature is in bloom. It also means that now is the perfect time to get out of that stuffy gym and change up your exercise routine. Here are a few reasons why you should get outside and get moving and how to do it. Reasons …

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Knee pain? Alleviate aching knees with these strengthening exercises

Knee pain is aggravating and restrictive. It can keep you from participating in activities that you enjoy and halt your daily exercise routine. Yet, whether it’s from a previous or recent injury, knee pain can be alleviated. While the initial reaction to pain is to rest and stay off of the injury, the best form of …

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