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When a Fat Wallet Is a Pain in the Butt

To prevent “fat wallet syndrome,” avoid tucking your wallet into a back pocket and sitting on it. The wallet can irritate the sciatic nerve...

A Deep Dive into Water Yoga

Water yoga—also called aqua or aquatic yoga—is just what it sounds like: yoga done in waist- or chest-deep water, typically in a pool, while you focus on your breathing...

Get Moving with These Exercise Resources

Need guidance on how to start exercising—or motivation to get you back on track? Consult the free 124-page Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute...

Resting Heart Rate

What should my resting heart rate be? Adults generally have a resting heart rate that ranges from 60 to 100 beats per minute. Your number will depend on a variety...

Rev Up Your Workouts with HIIT

Government guidelines recommend that each week most adults do at least 150 to 300 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise like brisk walking or fast dancing, or 75 minutes of...

Sit Less, Move More

If you made weight loss a New Year’s resolution (yet again), one way to be successful in the long run is to simply sit less and move more throughout...

Yoga: A Balm for the Brain

If you don’t already practice yoga, now may be an especially good time to lay out the mat and get started. In a search of the medical literature, we...

Is Exercise Okay If You Have a Cold?

Should I stop exercising if I have a cold? Not necessarily. Studies have found that it doesn’t matter whether people with colds exercise or rest—the duration and severity of the...

Exercise … for Eyes’ Sake

Cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are the three leading causes of vision loss in older adults in the U.S. Although each disorder has unique risk factors, growing...

Exercising Away Anxiety

If you’re feeling anxious (and who isn’t these days?), you may want to give exercise a try: A new Swedish study of 286 people suggests that anxiety symptoms can...

Psoas Release: Is It for You?

Myofascial release of the psoas (pronounced (“SO-as”) muscles is a manual technique used by some physical therapists, athletic trainers, and other bodywork specialists to help relieve low back, hip,...