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5 Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Nearly half of all U.S. adults need to lower their blood pressure, according to new health guidelines. Whether you fall into this group, it’s smart to practice healthy lifestyle habits that have a direct effect on your blood pressure and your risk for heart disease and stroke. Taking care of yourself requires some commitment but […]

Prevent Boredom from Sabotaging Your Fitness Goals

By Aaron McKissick, MS, CSCS, USAW Sports Performance Coordinator, Bon Secours In Motion Getting bored with your exercise routine can make it harder to stay in shape, lose weight and reach your fitness and health goals. If you find yourself making excuses not to work out, it’s time to switch things up before you quit […]

Practicing Yoga Improves Arthritis Pain and Mood

For the one in five people who live with arthritis, yoga may be a safe and effective way to remain active. A new study by Johns Hopkins researchers found that people with two common forms of arthritis – knee osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis – who practiced yoga reported a 20 percent improvement in their pain, […]

Stress, Depression May Be Deadly for Heart Patients

Reducing your stress and taking care of your mental health is important for everyone – especially heart patients. A new study found that high stress and deep depression can raise the risk of death or heart attack for heart patients by 48 percent. The study was published in Circulation, an American Heart Association journal. Researchers […]

Stress Doubles Risk of Infertility, Study Shows

Women trying to conceive may be able to increase their fertility by eliminating stress from their lives. Researchers have found that not only does stress delay pregnancy, but it also doubles the risk of infertility, according to a news release from Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. The new study adds insight into previous research […]

Breast Cancer Survivors Improve Health with Yoga, Study Finds

Women recovering from breast cancer who practice yoga regularly not only feel significantly less fatigue but also have lower levels of inflammation, according to new research. The study, the largest of its kind, found that the more the women practiced yoga, the better their results, according to a news release from Ohio State University. “This […]

Weight-Lifting, Yoga Help Women Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Aerobic exercise isn’t the only workout strategy a woman has for reducing her risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. According to a new study published in the journal PLOS Medicine, lifting weights, taking yoga and other muscle toning classes can also lower the risk. And, when combined with aerobic exercise, the risk of diabetes plummets. […]

There’s No Place Like…Om

Whether you’re trying to improve your balance after a stroke or rid your body of stress, practicing yoga has become a healthy part of many people’s lives. Finding classes has never been easier either. A yoga apparel company has created a free app for iPhone and iPod users who have iOS6. The app takes your […]

Yoga May Help Mild Depression, Sleep Disorders, Review Finds

A review of 16 high-quality controlled studies that examined the health benefits of yoga found that the ancient practice can have a positive effect on mild depression and sleep disorders. It can also help improve symptoms associated with schizophrenia and ADHD for patients taking medication, according to a news release from the journal Frontiers in […]

Video Explores Health Benefits of Yoga

Yoga is often recommended to strengthen muscles, improve flexibility and reduce stress. Before you roll out your yoga mat, check out the video Scientific Results of Yoga for Health and Well-Being. Produced by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the video offers “dos and don’ts” for anyone considering practicing yoga. Source: National Institutes […]