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Gua Sha: An Ancient Healing Technique

Gua sha—also known as skin scraping, scraping therapy, or press-stroking—is a traditional ancient healing therapy practiced in China and Southeast Asia that has made...

Take a Seat

Yoga may call to mind impressively flexible people striking impossible-looking poses. But you don’t need to spend 60 minutes in a studio, execute a...
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Time for a Trike?

You probably haven’t considered riding a tricycle since kindergarten. But tricycles for adults—referred to as trikes—are far different from what you might buy your kids, nieces or nephews, or...
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Weighing the Research on Weighted Vests

One of the latest sports-training trends has been weighted vests. You may have spotted people wearing them at the gym or while simply going for a walk or jog...

Keeping Kyphosis in Check

When viewed from the side (laterally), the human spine has three natural “C” curves. It curves inward at the neck, outward at the upper back, and then inward again...
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Get a Grip

The ability to get a good grip on a handrail, jar lid, grocery bag, tennis racket, or golf club—or wayward grandchild—is primarily an indicator of the strength of your...

Morton’s Neuroma

If you get a sharp, sometimes burning, pain on the ball of your foot between two toes when you walk, you may wonder what the heck is causing that....
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Pickle Juice for Exercise-Related Muscle Cramps

Pickle juice, which typically contains water, vinegar, salt, pickling herbs or spices, and often sugar, is being touted as a remedy for exercise-related muscle cramps. If you stayed up...

Exercise ‘Snacks’—an Antidote to Prolonged Sitting?

If you spend hours on end sitting, here are your marching orders: Get up and take a five-minute walking break every half hour. Exercise physiologists at Columbia University deemed...

Pickleball Nation!

You’ve probably at least heard of the sport called “pickleball,” an inviting amalgam of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. With its super easy-to-learn rules, it’s said to be the fastest-growing...

What’s With All the Cold Sprays?

With brand names such as Instant Ice, Biofreeze, and Zim’s Max Freeze, a wide array of so-called cold sprays can be found on pharmacy shelves and online, marketed for...

10,000 Steps a Day: Not Written in Stone

If you type the phrase “10,000 steps” into the Amazon.com search bar, about a half dozen book titles will come up with promises to help you take 10,000 steps...