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Harnessing Your Higher Power for Health

The month of April brings Spring, Easter, and a feeling of renewal. The themes of renewal and rebirth oftentimes overlap with religion and spirituality. Perhaps there’s no better time to talk about spirituality, religion and health than springtime. In fact, a majority of studies that have used …

Solving the Core to Your Core

The secret to healthy abs, a solid core, and preventing low back pain? It’s not the six-pack (although that’s a good start). It’s an oft-overlooked muscle deep in your abdomen, wrapping around your waist, and keeping your spine protected: the transverse abdominis muscle (TVA).

Make Your Health a Laughing Matter

We need laughter now more than ever. A pandemic, living in quarantine, politics, forest fires, and an endless schedule of Zoom calls is a recipe for neglecting one of our bodies greatest tools for releasing psychological and physiological benefits: laughter.

Laughter and Endorphin …

Strengthen Your Muscles and Your Nerves

For those just starting or those who have had a workout regime that includes weight training, we’ve all felt a little disappointed when we don’t see immediate effects.

But a new study with monkeys contends that resistance or strength training may have …

The Pet Effect

This coronavirus pandemic has affected everyone differently. But one thing we all share is an anxiety about our health, both physically and mentally, during this time. Physically, in that we can’t go about our normal exercise routines. And mentally, as we adjust to a more isolated existence. …

Music as Motivation