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More older people are doing yoga, but they are also racking up injuries

Yoga may hold a key to aging well, suggests a growing body of research into its potential benefits for body and mind — benefits that include reducing heart rate and blood pressure, relieving anxiety and depression, and easing back pain. One recent study even raised the possibility of positive …

Yoga

How a single bout of exercise instantly protects the heart

A new review of existing studies examines the evidence behind the idea that an acute bout of exercise is able to offer immediate protection for the …

This vitamin may cut asthma airway inflammation

Asthma patients taking a kind of vitamin E called gamma tocopherol had less inflammation of the airways, a small study suggests. The work points to a …

Maybe You’d Exercise More If It Didn’t Feel So Crappy

Some people love to exercise. But plenty more do not, and urging them on with information about how healthy exercise can be hasn’t exactly been shown …

Small Business Valuation - Most Probable Selling Price - How to Value a Business

A steroid shot for your knee pain? Just skip it.

The question<p>People with osteoarthritis in their knees sometimes opt for corticosteroid injections to ease the pain and inflammation. Is that a good idea?<p>This study<p>The study involved 140 middle-aged and older adults (average age 58) who had pain and inflammation, called synovitis, from knee …

Harvard Neuroscientist: Meditation Reduces Stress and Literally Changes Your Brain

<i>Futurism only supports products that we use and love. The Gravity Blanket is one of those products. A subsidiary of Futurism launched this product</i> …

Mindfulness

6 Stretches for Better Sleep

Getting a good night’s rest is key to leading a healthy life, both mentally and physically. Studies have shown that getting too little sleep can lead …

What All Product Entrepreneurs Should Know About Dollar Shave Club's $1 Billion Sale

On the outside, Michel Dubin and Mindee Hardin look pretty similar. Both built multimillion-dollar consumer product companies based on cheeky brands attractive to a niche market. In Dubin’s case, he co-founded Dollar Shave Club, which was a hit among irreverent young men while Hardin and her …

Why Blood Pressure Is Rising Worldwide

One U.S. adult out of every three has high blood pressure, which increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. But the number of people with …

What the Cost of a Trip to the Vet Tells Us About Why Human Health Care Is So Expensive

The U.S. health care system is in deep trouble. We spend more per capita than any other country and have poor health outcomes to show for it. Health care spending as a share of the economy is growing faster than in any other country. One-quarter of Medicare spending is spent in the last 12 months …

4 Big Fat Food Lies That Make You Fat And Sick

Here are four prevalent misguided myths that drive me nuts.<p>Since the release of my book Eat Fat, Get Thin, I’ve noticed fierce debates on social media and other news sources about things like calorie counting, eating vs. avoiding fat and genetics.<p>When it comes to overall health and weight loss, …

Nutrition

Banishing Cellulite: The Foam Roller Detox | Goop

Integrative structural specialist and frequent <i>goop</i> contributor Lauren Roxburgh is a bit of a magician. By manipulating the fascia—i.e., the saran …

The Verdict Is In: This Is the Best Exercise for Women

A glance at some of the biggest fitness trends of the last five years reveals aerobic exercises tend to steal the limelight. From SoulCycle and barre …

The Most Important Exercise You Can Do To Prevent Neck And Shoulder Pain

Psst, there's a muscle you're probably missing in your workouts. Odds are, you've never heard of it, but if it's weak, it can wreak havoc on your body, causing shoulder and neck pain.<p>The serratus anterior is a knifelike, jagged muscle that originates on the underside of the shoulder blade—near the …

Workouts

The top 20 fitness trends for 2017

A new year symbolizes a fresh start—and the perfect chance to reboot your stale workouts with one of 2017's top fitness trends.<p>In the upcoming year, wearable tech, body weight training, and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) will be huge, according to an annual report published by the American …

5 Habits of Insanely Successful Leaders (They're the Opposite of What You Think)

It's no wonder so few leaders practice these principles--they're so often misunderstood.<p>If you've been following my column for a while, you've noticed humility is one of my favorite leadership traits to write about.<p>But because this word has different effects on different people, it's often …

Forget grit, IQ, and culture fit. VCs say this is what it takes to succeed at a startup

When founders are asked what it takes to succeed at a startup, many provide this well-worn answer: “learn to be comfortable with ambiguity”—an equally frustrating and ambiguous response.<p>At a recent event in New York (“Start @ a startup“) co-hosted by Sequoia Capital and Business Today, a handful of …

Sheryl Sandberg

Fitness, not physical activity, mitigates negative effects of prolonged sitting

Researchers reveal that meeting public health guidelines for physical activity alone may not be enough to fend off the adverse effects associated …

Weight-Loss Surgery Alters the Brain

In June, international diabetes organizations endorsed provocative new guidelines suggesting physicians should consider gastric bypass surgery for a …

All You Need To Know About GAPS Diet

Did you hear about the GAPS Diet? Well, nowadays many professionals are recommending this diet for treating certain health ailments.<p>The <b>GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) Diet</b> is an inclusive healing protocol settled by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, a nutritionist and neurologist who specializes in …

The 25 Most Innovative Health Care Designs Of The Year

Minding your health has never been easier, from a wearable that tracks sun exposure to waiting rooms that are fun to hang out in.<p>The honorees for the health category of the 2016 Innovation by Design Awards vary dramatically from one another in form and function. Yet they all emphasize a key thing: …

Exercise Can Save You Thousands Every Year, New Study Shows

That gym membership will more than pay for itself.<p>Exercise will obviously make you physically fitter. But science says it will also make you smarter, more creative, less stressed, and possibly even happier. It could even help you be a better leader, or teach you a few things about being an …

Medical Errors Should Not Be Our 3rd Leading Cause of Death

Suppose two jumbo jets crashed every day, killing a total of about 365,000 people in a year. Remarkably enough, that's about the level of carnage …

Medicine

An Overview of Sports Medicine

Sports medicine is the study and practice of medical principles specifically related to athletes and individuals participating in physical fitness or …

The Single Biggest Secret To Making Great Hires

Team-building is something I focus on everyday with my team at Vanderbloemen. In our work with churches and nonprofits, we see daily just how vital it is for organizations to make great hires. It’s a game-changer. On the flip side, we’ve seen some disastrous hires that have cost organizations a lot …

Employment

Crunching the numbers: Is your gym membership paying off?

Between all those holiday parties expanding your waistline and the pressure to make a New Year's resolution, it's no wonder gym memberships spike in …

How She Did It: From corporate burnout to spa and wellness superstar

After spending a placement year as part of her degree in a travel marketing company, Stella Photi fell in love with the industry and pursued a career in sales for travel companies and for major airlines.<p>But, as for so many people, the events of 9/11 were a turning point in her life - making her …

Many kids are overdoing it when it comes to sports, and that’s dangerous

Last spring, a student I was tutoring told me his back hurt. The boy, a 14-year-old in Northwest Washington, had played on school and travel soccer teams in the fall. Despite his pain, he was still playing travel ball, competing in weekend tournaments and practicing twice a week. I watched him …