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Understanding the Shoulder and Bulletproofing It From Injury

<b>A few weeks ago I wrote on the importance of addressing the upper back musculature to develop a stable and functional shoulder joint and shoulder</b> …

Fix Your Bad Posture

If years of your mother telling you to sit up straight didn’t get the message through, I’m here to tell you that posture is important. The way your …

The 20-Minute Low Impact, High Intensity Workout For Everyone

Torchin' calories, takin' names.<p>Personal trainers Justin Norris and Taylor Gainor have co-opted the word “lit” once again. And this time, the definition is far healthier.<p>Low impact training, also known as the LIT Method, is a boutique fitness program founded by Norris and Gainor in Los Angeles. And …

What Effect Does Sugar Have on Our Brains?

<i>What does sugar do to our brains? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Keck Medicine of USC, 500+ internationally renowned doctors at a leading academic medical center, on Quora:</b><p>We all know what …

8 hacks to stop feeling so sore after a workout

The DOMS struggle is real

Hacking

The One Thing You Should Be Doing Each Morning (But Aren't)

Wall Pec Stretch<p>Stand facing a wall and raise one arm to shoulder height, straight out and perpendicular to body, forearm against wall. Rotate your …

Emma Stone’s Trainer, Jason Walsh, Has One Amazing Go-To Move

The person who's making Emma Stone sweat: Jason Walsh. The <i>La La Land</i> actress trains with Walsh, who is the founder of the buzzy fitness studio Rise …

Exercise

11 Amazing Butt Exercises You've Never Tried Before

We're living in a golden era for the booty. And if you're looking to #werq those muscles (better known as the glutes), you've got a <i>ton</i> of options that go way beyond the standard squat. Where to start? We consulted master trainer Courtney Paul, founder of CPX Experience, who gave us 11 moves that …

These 5 Hormones Control Weight and Mood—Here's How an Expert Balances Them

When you hear the word "hormones," PMS, puberty, and menopause most likely come to mind. But these so-called "chemical messengers" do more than guide …

The One Mistake That's Slowing Your Weight Loss, According To A Nutritionist

It's a common complaint: you've started a diet and you're serious this time. You're eating clean, snacking less, and getting yourself to the gym a …

Fitness

Try This Home Workout Routine From SoulCycle’s Stacey Griffith

Don’t you hate when the weather gets really gross out, and you can’t really imagine having to gather your gear, gas up the car and drive in slippery …

Tour the Cool-Girl Office Space Where Every Stylish Girl Wants to Work

When your work demands creativity on a daily basis, your environment serves as fuel to spark the fire. As one of the go-to public relations firms, …

3 Exercises To Gently Strengthen Your Lower Back

There are plenty of reasons why your lower back may be weak—your desk job being one of them. Sitting all day contributes to underdeveloped glutes, which work together with the lower back. Or maybe you have overdeveloped abs from focusing on crunches and front-body exercises while neglecting the …

The 30-Minute Yoga Flow That'll Make Your Butt Burn Like a Mother

Nothing can Netflix and chill as well as your glutes. Seriously. When we sit on our butts all day, our glutes (the muscles that make up your butt) …

Yoga

Eating Any of These Will Slow Down Memory Loss by 19 Years, According to Science

Want to slow down memory loss and cognitive decline? Start shopping for these amazing brain foods.<p>The harsh reality is that we're not getting any younger, and with aging come consequences, like losing your mental acuity. Ever forget names?<p>OK, I'll speak for me. But it does happen more frequently …

Nutrition

A 5-Minute Morning Meditation Has Changed The Way I Start My Day

In the past, I've felt kind of foolish every time I've tried morning meditation. I kind of tried to keep with a regular practice but it just wasn’t …

Meditation

Which foods can improve your gut bacteria?

<b>Can what you eat change the bacteria in your gut for the better? Dr Michael Mosley has been finding out which foods and drinks can make the most difference.</b><p>The gut microbiome - the diverse community of bacteria that inhabits our intestines - is a hot topic in science right now.<p>Almost every day we …

Are Your Weak Neck Muscles Making Your Hamstrings Tight?

<b>To generate power, you need mobility. To have mobility, you need stability.</b> Proximal stability feeds distal mobility. Instability signals the brain …

Block Lunges: Release the Quadriceps and Lengthen the Hamstrings

The quadriceps (quads) is the group of four muscles at the front of the thigh. The hamstrings are three muscles at the back of the thigh. These two …

Ways to Loosen Up Tight Muscles

Whether you're physically active or a dedicated couch potato, muscle tightness is a common condition that, if left unaddressed, can lead decreased …

What Causes Quad Muscle Stiffness?

Your quadricep muscles, or "quads," are an important group of leg muscles that include the vastus lateralis, vastus medialis, vastus intermedius and …

All-Time-Best Inner-Thigh Exercises

A toned inner thigh is a healthy inner thigh — attractive and strong. Show yours some love with these 18 inner-thigh exercises to get shapely legs.

The Best Inner-Thigh Exercises of All Time

Cossack Squat<p>1 of 16<p>This exercise provides a unique training stimulus for the lower body that will shape your glutes and thighs from every angle, …

Yoga

4 Moves To Slim Your Hips And Thighs

Many women tell me that every stray calorie seems to migrate to their hips and thighs. This is not a figment of their imaginations. And many women are looking for ways to get slim hips and thighs.<p>Before menopause, many women's bodies store excess fat predominantly in this area, creating what's come …

Intro to Anatomy: Piriformis Primer

The surprising key to soothing sciatica and lower back pain is a muscle you may never have heard of—the piriformis.<p>2.9K<p>SHARES<p>In a classroom of …

Yoga

10 Creative Ways to Use Props in Your Practice

Not only do props help you find more space, freedom and stability in your poses, they’re also great teaching tools with endless uses if you get …

Teaching

4-Step Bedtime Restorative Practice for Better Sleep

Yoga Medicine founder Tiffany Cruikshank offers her favorite bedtime ritual to settle the nervous system in preparation for deep sleep.The post …

Medicine

Identify Imbalances + Help Your Students Avoid Injuries

1<p>SHARES<p>I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but none of us, teacher or student, arrives at yoga practice with a perfect, or perfectly "normal," body. …

And How to Prevent Them

<b>Yoga might be a low-impact sport but injuries can still occur.</b><p><i>An experienced and trained yoga instructor goes a long way in preventing injuries, but</i> …

Which Yoga Style Is Best For You?

<b>Beginners to yoga are understandably confused by the various styles, so we’ve narrowed it down for you.</b><p>Photo: jesslef / www.pixabay.com<p>Surely, you …

Yoga