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


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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.

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...

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.

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.
What 100 Calories Look Like: Frozen Treats
Craving something cool and creamy? Look before you lick.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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