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Six minutes of this bedtime yoga could help you sleep better

(CNN) — Sometimes sleep eludes us.<p>Maybe our brains won’t shut off, or we find ourselves tossing and turning all night, unable to get comfortable. …

6 Before-Bed Yoga Poses to Help You Fall Asleep

The ultimate wind-down workout from Rachel Brathen, aka Yoga Girl.<p>Though a great Savasana is enough to make me woozy during yoga class, I still struggle to harness this meditative power when I'm <i>actually</i> trying to sleep. The good news? There are actually a variety of yogi-recommended poses that can …

8 Stretches Your Tight Hips Are Begging For

Tight hips seem to be a common problem for almost everybody — from runners to cyclists, from deskbound bloggers to dancers. Give this area a little extra love with this sequence of eight hip-opening stretches to increase your flexibility, reduce discomfort, and prevent injury. Try the series in the …

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6 Yoga Poses to Beat Back Pain ASAP

In today’s nonstop world, we're all guilty of putting too much pressure on our bodies. Whether you're knocking out AMRAPs at the gym or simply …

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Simple '4-7-8' breathing trick can induce sleep in 60 seconds

A deep breathing trick can make insomniacs drop off to sleep in under one minute, a health expert has claimed.<p>The method involves making a loud whooshing noise with the mouth then holding the breath in stages.<p>Called the ‘4-7-8’ method, it has been pioneered by the US sleep expert Dr Andrew Weil who …

You're Neglecting This Body Part During Your Workouts—and It Could Be Dangerous

Exercise 1 Straight-Leg Calf Stretch<p>Place your hands on a wall at chest height. Step both feet back, keeping them together, about two to three feet away from the wall. Straighten your knees, lean forward, and drive your heels into the floor to begin a gentle stretch. Continue pressing your left …

20 Legendary Day Hikes in the National Parks

The greatest hikes in U.S. national parks aren't necessarily the longest. Here are 20 treks that get hikers into the best a park has to offer in just a day.