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Yoga Practice

The health benefits of yoga practice Yoga is a mind and body practice with origins in ancient Indian philosophy. The various styles of yoga typically combine physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation. There are numerous schools of yoga. Hatha yoga, the most commonly practiced in the United States […]

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Meditation

Meditation

Meditation is a mind and body practice. There are many types of meditation practices, most of which originated in ancient religious and spiritual traditions. Some forms of meditation instruct the practitioner to become mindful of thoughts, feelings, and sensations and to observe them in a nonjudgmental way. How much do […]

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massage therapy

Massage Therapy

The health benefits of massage therapy Massage therapy encompasses many different techniques from around the world. In general, therapists press, rub, and otherwise manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues of the body. They most often use their hands and fingers, but may use their forearms, elbows, or feet. It […]

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Tai-chi

Tai Chi

The ancient art of tai chi Tai chi and qi gong are centuries-old, related mind and body practices. Tai chi involve certain postures and gentle movements with mental focus, breathing, and relaxation. In contrast to qi gong, tai chi movements, if practiced quickly, can be a form of combat or […]

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Relax

Relaxation

The benefits of practicing relaxation for your health Relaxation techniques include practices such as progressive relaxation, guided imagery, biofeedback, self-hypnosis, and deep breathing exercises. The goal is similar in all: to produce the body’s natural relaxation response, characterized by slower breathing, lower blood pressure, and a feeling of increased well-being. […]

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Acupuncture of the face

Acupuncture Goes Mainstream

The term “acupuncture” describes a family of procedures involving the stimulation of points on the body using a variety of techniques. The acupuncture technique that has been most often studied scientifically involves penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles that are manipulated by the hands or by electrical stimulation. […]

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Swimming

Swimming

Swimming is more than fun Swimming is the fourth most popular sports activity in the United States and a good way to get regular aerobic physical activity 1. Just two and a half hours per week of aerobic physical activity, such as swimming, bicycling, or running, can decrease the risk […]

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Gardening

Gardening

Gardening for Fitness Gardening can be a great way to enjoy the outdoors, get physical activity, beautify the community, and grow nutritious fruits and vegetables. Healthy gardening gives you the opportunity for exercise and a chance to connect with nature. Gardening for just 30 minutes is considered a moderate-intensity physical activity. Light […]

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Walking

Walking

Walking is the answer to getting people more active Walking is the most accessible physical activity, and already the most popular. It has the greatest potential to grow, particularly among people disproportionately affected by low physical activity levels and poor health. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults get at […]

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Dance

Dance

Do you think you can dance? If you are not sure, why not give it a try? Dancing is an exciting and social way to work out your body. From ballroom to salsa, dancing works your heart and helps build strong bones and muscles. Because dancing is so much fun, […]

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