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What's the Difference Between Flexibility and Mobility (and Why Should You Care)?

Flexibility used to be a simple concept to understand: if you can do the splits or touch your hands behind your shoulder blades, you’re flexible. And if you’re not flexible, you have to do some stretches. But in recent years, the term mobility has become more popular, and it doesn’t mean exactly the same thing...

30 Minutes of Intense Exercise in the Cold Can Cause Lung Strain and Wheezing

Colder weather is perfect for winter sports like skiing, snowshoeing, or even snowy runs. But when temperatures drop below 30 degrees, it may be time to scale back the intensity, according to Michael Kennedy, professor of kinesiology, sport, and recreation at the University of Alberta...

12 Best Summer Foods to Beat The Bloat and Boost Hydration

There’s a bounty of summer foods to look forward to — from luscious berries and juicy melon — to sun-ripened tomatoes and sweet corn. There’s an abundance of delicious treasures at roadside stands, farmers markets and your local grocery store. And the amazing thing is that many of these plant foods provide more than inspiration for your next...

The Essential Guide to Tai Chi for Beginners

For many, a balanced wellness routine involves a blend of physically challenging activities, including HIIT workouts, yoga flows, and cardio-heavy sweat sessions, and mental health-enhancers, such as meditation or micro-mindfulness exercises. While there's nothing wrong with splitting free time between the two types of practices, there is one activity that allows you to accomplish both at the same time: Tai Chi...

Constant Fatigue? Here’s When to See a Doctor If You’re Tired All the Time

When you’re feeling tired all the time, it’s easy to dismiss the constant fatigue as no biggie. After all, practically everyone is exhausted; it’s an unfortunate side effect of living through such stressful, unprecedented times.

But there’s a difference between instantly drifting off at bedtime and actually struggling with extreme fatigue all day...

10 Key Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy for Life

We all want a healthy heart for life. Diet can make a huge difference in achieving that goal.

On Tuesday, the American Heart Association released its list of the 10 key components that make up a heart-healthy eating pattern...

How to Stop & Soothe Negative Thought Spirals

It’s a tough world out there right now. With so much uncertainty, fear, and intense energy in the news (and it has been in the news consistently for a long, long time), it’s no wonder why so many of us find ourselves spiraling through worst case scenarios and scary thoughts and feelings...

This Is How Long You Need To Hold A Plank To See Real Results

Ever wonder how long you need to hold a plank to get results — without hanging out in the pose for a second longer than you need to? Us too. We’re going to get into the details (spoiler: there are a few factors to consider) but first: Here’s why you should work your core with the staple move in the first place...

What Is Ashwagandha? 7 Ashwagandha Benefits and Side Effects to Know

A lot of people are talking about ashwagandha (pronounced aush-wa-GOND-a). Although usage of this herb dates back thousands of years, it's now one of the supplements du jour. That's thanks to a laundry list of potential ashwagandha benefits, including stress relief...

What Are the Warning Signs of Prediabetes?

Recognizing the signs of prediabetes can make a major difference in preventing its progression to type 2 diabetes, a metabolic disorder that impacts up to 95% of the 37 million people living with diabetes in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Like many chronic conditions, type 2 diabetes is much easier to treat in its earliest stages, which is why being able to possibly prevent...

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