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In the News: 6 Things You Don't Know About Your Muscles

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5/18/2013 6:00 AM   :  11 comments   :  19,355 Views

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A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week.

Advice on Practicing Yoga in Middle Age, Part 1
Dr. Loren Fishman, a back-pain and rehabilitative medicine specialist who studied yoga under B.K.S. Iyengar, answers readers questions about how to safely practice and alleviate pain in the first of three segments. A must-read for anyone who practices yoga, anyone who wants to, or anyone with back or nerve pain. NYT.com

6 Things You Don't Know About Your Muscles
Our muscles do more than most of us realize. Tip #1: Think of them like “scaffolding for your entire body.” Don't miss the rest... Shape.com

Best Road Races for Beginners
If you’re a new runner interested in road races, you’ll want to check out this list of events known for their crowd support, good swag, and non-competitive vibe. Self.com

Frank advice from Star Jones
A decade after weight-loss surgery and three years after open-heart surgery at age 44, the former View star shares her thoughts on healthy living. Philly.com
 
What 100 Calories Look Like: Frozen Treats
Craving something cool and creamy? Look before you lick. FitSugar.com



New Closed-Captioning Glasses Help Deaf Go Out To The Movies
A fascinating story about how with these new glasses, those with hearing impairments are able to go to the movies again. NPR.org

The Trek to a Yogurt Less Sweet
Some yogurts aimed at kids are less sweet than they used to be. You (and your little ones) likely haven’t noticed--and that’s what food makers were aiming for. NYT.com

Study questions how sharply US should cut the salt
A new study says that cutting salt isn’t the answer to cutting heart disease risk. It’s causing quite a stir in the medical community. MiamiHerald.com

Are You Sick Or Are You Stressed? 8 Tips To Relax And Feel Healthy
Chill out! Easier said than done, right? These tips can help. MindBodyGreen.com
 
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  • 11
    I read the 6 Things You Don't Know About Your Muscles ...

    ... of which I knew all 6 :D - 6/23/2013   10:02:40 PM
  • MARYHUDSON2
    10
    I enjoyed reading the article on muscles. Especially liked the comparison of 1 pound of fat to approx. 1 pound of marshmallows in volume. Good visual. Great to learn that I need to work muscles to fatigue in lighter weights. Haven't started weight training yet, but will be helpful. - 6/21/2013   10:23:33 PM
  • 9
    Great article - 6/16/2013   3:12:49 PM
  • CHERYLHURT
    8
    Very good article. - 5/20/2013   5:40:25 AM
  • 7
    I thought the 100 calories of frozen treats was pretty interesting. It really blows my mind that one company can fit 250 calories into a single bar, while another makes a bar the same size that's just 90. Kinda' fits into the same theme as the yogurt article -- the amount of sugar food manufacturers can "hide" in small treats is really staggering! - 5/19/2013   6:22:58 PM
  • 6
    Thanks ! This is great. - 5/19/2013   7:43:31 AM
  • 5
    Great article - 5/19/2013   6:08:02 AM
  • 4
    Rodney Yee has the best Yoga videos as he is an Iyengar Instructor. - 5/19/2013   12:31:43 AM
  • 3
    I'm hard of hearing and I can't tell you how excited I am about to closed caption device coming to Regal theatres. I hope the Great Escape near us is one of the 6000 locations. Thanks for making this article available! - 5/18/2013   11:05:18 PM
  • 2
    Spark needs to fix the "ponts earned" bug. - 5/18/2013   8:22:34 PM
  • 1
    Good to know about the 100 calorie frozen treats...I have been eating the Yasso frozen Greek yogurt bars lately and they have more protein than the average frozen snack, and they taste yummy. I also found the yogurt article interesting - the one where Dannon reduced the sugar amount in their snack for children. That is a great direction to go. A lot of the more common yogurt products on the grocery shelves don't have much calcium and do have a lot of added sugar. - 5/18/2013   3:08:55 PM

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