Stretching

If the only time you think about stretching is after a workout, you’re missing out on additional opportunities to reap the benefits of what this simple, yet powerful practice has to offer. Stretching keeps your muscles well-nourished by promoting healthy blood flow and fluid exchange. While...

Yoga

You’ve probably heard that yoga can improve your health—from decreasing stress to strengthening muscles to alleviating symptoms of certain medical conditions—but you may be unsure how to get started. It’s no wonder: Gyms, health centers and studios offer so many types of yoga that figuring out...

Tai Chi

Just as a balanced meal nourishes your body with the proper portions of fresh veggies, lean protein and whole grains, the ancient Chinese practice of tai ch'i helps improve your health with its own beneficial combination of strength training, flexibility work and meditation. Studies have shown that...

Pilates

Whether it’s your buddy who runs 5Ks, your pal who plays golf or a friend who just had a baby, someone you know has probably raved about the strengthening and toning power of Pilates. The practice’s popularity has grown tremendously in recent years, and people are pulling up a mat in the hopes of...

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As wobbly toddlers, we worked hard to improve our balance and propel ourselves forward efficiently. We got even better at balancing as kids, thanks to skipping, climbing trees, doing somersaults and simply being active. But as adults, most of us have stopped doing those spontaneous movements....

Flexibility & Balance