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Fitness

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  • Vegetarian diets may lower blood pressure

    Vegetarian diets may lower blood pressure
    People who eat a vegetarian diet tend to have lower blood pressure than non-vegetarians, according to a new review of past studies. Researchers said for some people, eating a vegetarian diet could be a good way to treat high blood pressure without...
  • Differences between men and women can impact their risk of heart disease

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I know that heart disease is the leading killer among men and women, but is it true that men and women have different risk factors for heart disease? ANSWER: You're correct that heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and...
  • Plank position for beginners

    Plank position for beginners
    We all know plank position is good for us. But. Um. What if you lack the core strength needed to suck in the gut and engage the back, glutes and quad muscles — all while balancing between your toes and elbows? Answer: You slowly and carefully work...
  • Bit by bit, a more fit workplace

    Bit by bit, a more fit workplace
    Nearly all of us need to make more time for fitness. Finding that time, though, can seem impossible. But what if you could wedge that workout in at work? If it sounds far-fetched (or a great way to get yourself fired), listen up. Dr. James Levine,...
  • Ease lower back pain with a roll on yoga therapy balls

    Ease lower back pain with a roll on yoga therapy balls
    Lower-back pain is one of the most common adult complaints. Here's a way to roll away some of the tension in this area. Fitness instructor Jill Miller uses yoga therapy balls (or tennis balls) to massage away the tension in this low-back lengthener....
  • For those with orthorexia, diet can never be 'pure' enough

    For those with orthorexia, diet can never be 'pure' enough
    One awful day, D.C. Copeland recalls, her perspective on her "pure" diet had become so distorted that she found herself crying in the produce section of a grocery store because she could not decide whether the kale or the chard was "better." Jennifer...
  • A good fitness tool made better

     A good fitness tool made better
    If the five-toed shoe and the kettle bell were among the biggest innovations in workout gear in recent years, how do you make them better? That's the question that inventors face every day as they try to improve the seemingly unimprovable. Below, find...
  • Meditation: A stress reliever, but not a panacea

    Meditation: A stress reliever, but not a panacea
    Take a deep breath, meditation enthusiasts: A new study finds that research on mindfulness meditation has yielded moderate evidence that the practice can reduce anxiety, depressive symptoms and pain, but little to no evidence that it can reduce...
  • LINDA C. BLACK HOROSCOPES for 03/19/14

    Today's Birthday (03/19/14). It's a fun, productive year ahead. Play exciting games with talented partners. Learn with children. Upgrade domestic infrastructure and organization. Creative inspiration gushes forth, so capture it in words, images and sound....
  • LINDA C. BLACK HOROSCOPES for 02/12/14

    Today's Birthday (02/12/14). A healthy body and mind propels peak performance this year. Align diet, exercise and meditation practices to support this. Give up old habits that no longer serve. Break from travel over spring, favoring home renovations. A...
  • LINDA C. BLACK HOROSCOPES for 03/18/14

    Today's Birthday (03/18/14). You're easily inspired this year, and that can get profitable. Until August your career advances through creativity and social networking. Take time for love this summer, and romance flowers. After August, work action surges....