Nancy Kouchouk

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Can meditation really slow ageing? A Nobel Prize-winner thinks so

It’s seven in the morning on the beach in Santa Monica, California. The low sun glints off the waves and the clouds are still golden from the dawn. …

Hearts Get 'Younger,' Even At Middle Age, With Exercise

Eventually it happens to everyone. As we age, even if we're healthy, the heart becomes less flexible, more stiff and just isn't as efficient in processing oxygen as it used to be. In most people the first signs show up in the 50s or early 60s. And among people who don't exercise, the underlying …

Blood Vessels

Skip Coffee—This 10-Minute Yoga Flow Will Energize Your Morning

With everything we put on our plates, some days seem particularly difficult to wake up with the energy we need to get it all done. On those days we …

The shadow over Egypt

By Orla Guerin<p>Egypt will elect a president next month.<p>Opponents have been rounded up.<p>Many have been jailed, tortured or disappeared.<p>The daughter<p><i>Warning: This piece contains details of torture and sexual violence that some readers may find upsetting.</i><p>It was a family wedding, a happy occasion that was …

Human Rights

Is Stretching Important Before Working Out? This One Movement Is All You Need To Do

There are a lot of stretches out there. And while stretching does feel great, I'm the first to admit that if I need to get a quick jog in, or I'm …

12 Pilates Exercises That Really Work Your Core

Strengthening your core is one of the best things you can do for your overall fitness. A strong core—which includes your abs, obliques, and lower …

20-Minute Lower Body Stretch

Details<p>This short leg-stretching sequence (which you'll do entirely on your back) will help you find deep release in your inner and outer hips, …

Whittle Your Middle and Sculpt Your Waist With These Powerful Oblique Exercises

If you've been trying to work your waistline to no avail, we've got you covered. These oblique-targeting exercises are going to help you sculpt that midsection and create powerful muscles that'll help with all areas of mobility and functional movement. So not only will you get some great …

Crow Pose Step by Step (Plus Helpful Prop Hacks)

There are a number of yoga postures that seem to favor the thin, fit, flexible, and fearless. When I run into these poses, instead of feeling …

Travel and Adventure Inspriation

Eating Leafy Greens Each Day Tied to Sharper Memory, Slower Decline

To age well, we must eat well. There has been a lot of evidence that heart-healthy diets help protect the brain.<p>The latest good news: A study recently published in <i>Neurology</i> finds that healthy seniors who had daily helpings of leafy green vegetables — such as spinach, kale and collard greens — had a …

8 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

No fancy equipment required.<p>Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of …

Exercise

The 5 secrets to becoming a Super Attractor

<i>When was the last time you thought about what you</i> really <i>wanted? I’m not talking about a matcha latte or new leggings (don’t get me wrong, those are</i> …

5 Yoga Poses For Your Neck & Shoulders After A Long Day Of Hunching Over Your Laptop

Whether you're spending hours hunched over a computer at work, going hard at the gym without proper stretching, or you're simply stressed AF, tension …

Yoga For Lower Back Pain: 5 Poses To Do Every Day That'll Ease All Your Annoying Aches

Whether PMS symptoms have you aching like crazy, or you work at a desk job that forces you to sit with a stiff upper body most of the day, suffering …

4 Ways Yoga Will Drastically Change Your Life, Starting Today

• Popsugar<br>• Health & Fitness<br>• Injury Prevention<p>Do I Need to Do Yoga?<p>4 Ways Yoga Will Drastically Change Your Life, Starting Today<p>Shares<p>You see so many …

The Secrets of the Pelvic Floor | Goop

If you’ve never had your pelvic floor released, consider hunting down an integrative structural specialist: It’s a weird sensation, for sure, and …

Yoga

The Problem with Stretching Tight Hips & 6 things to Do Instead.

Stretching is a natural reaction to encountering tension in the body—but did you know that in most cases tightness is a mask for weakness?<p>Tight hips. …

Workouts

Verse goes viral: how young feminist writers are reclaiming poetry for the digital age

Fusing writing, music, art and technology, a new generation is taking poetry beyond the bookstore<p>If you’re not an Instagrammer you may never have heard of Rupi Kaur. In fact, if you’re not a young female Instagrammer, then your chances are probably even slimmer.<p>And yet, with almost 750,000 …

Digital Age

Ayurveda & the Path to Lasting Love.

I can almost guarantee everlasting love will come your way if you embrace all 10 principles in Patanjali’s yoga heart sutra.<p>In Ayurveda, the physical …

Relationships

I Wrote for 17 Minutes Yesterday!

Last weekend, I participated on two different author panels during the 2016 Newburyport Literary Festival, an event packed with over 70 different authors that drew 2,000 people to our tiny seaside town.<p>The panels were very different. In the morning, I joined Anita Diamant and Yona Zeldis McDonough …

How To Improve Your Physical Appearance Through Diet And Exercise

Sometimes what helps us to be successful in our professional lives is not such a great idea in our personal lives — competition is a quality that …

Self-improvement

Slim for Life: 10 Strategies to Lose Fat and Keep It Off

Jeff Harris<p>Use fat to burn fat.<p>Trying yet again to lose those last 10 pounds? We hear you. In fact, 50 percent of women say that within six months …

Weight Loss

Sands of time: a century of Egyptian photography – in pictures

Photography,Art and design,Culture,Egypt,Exhibitions,Dubai,Middle East and North Africa,Africa,World news<p>These images of everyone from presidents to paupers show the tourist’s view of Egypt that we know – and the backstreets we don’t

10-Minute Yoga Sequence For Scorpios (Or Anyone With Tight Hips)

Scorpios have extremely deep personalities. Their ability to profoundly perceive and feel provides them an astonishing insight and creativity. …

12 Exercises for a Better Night's Sleep

12 Exercises for a Better Night's SleepFour people, three young men and a young woman, sleep on a mattress under a pair of open windows in a …

How To: The Coffee Press

A step-by-step video<p>Starbucks® partner Chad Moore explains why the coffee press is his favorite brewing method, and shows you how to make a great cup.<p>…