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Health & Fitness

Laughter Yoga – No Joke

January 15, 2018. Debbie L. Miller

Ho-Ho-Ha-Ha-Ha! Laugh off your stress in a laughter yoga class.

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Three Simple Ways to Boost Your Health in 2018

December 18, 2017. Christina Elston

New Year’s resolutions are fun, but your health is a year-round thing. So instead of breaking promises to yourself by mid-March, pick up three simple habits that will stick with you. Sleep Right “We’ve become a very sleep-deprived society,” said Dr. Lawrence Epstein, medical director of clinical sleep medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in…

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Motivating Tunes: Choosing the Perfect Workout Music

December 18, 2017. Cassandra Raposo

Picture this: You’re at the gym, getting some cardio done on a treadmill, when you happen to glance over at someone pumping iron ahead of you. He’s in great shape and shows no signs of stopping, which makes sense once you notice how focused he is. Then, you see his headphones. It makes you wonder…

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Air Travel & Health & Fitness

Namaslay Your Next Flight

November 28, 2017. Christina Elston

Would a few minutes of yoga make that flight from L.A. to London easier on the spine and legs? Yoga rooms that have popped up in at least seven international airports in recent years suggest it would. “I’ve been to yoga rooms at Chicago and San Francisco during layovers,” said Jill Miller, L.A.-based founder of…

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Health & Fitness & Life

Bone Up on Osteoporosis

October 01, 2017. Cassandra Raposo

It’s never too late to strengthen your bones and help prevent osteoporosis. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, about 80 percent of the 10 million Americans with osteoporosis are women. With this disorder, usually related to aging, weakening bones lead to pain, decreased height and skeletal deformities. Here are some exercises the foundation recommends to…

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Go Low on Spirits

July 15, 2017. Christina Elston

You’re at a cocktail mixer at a business conference or on the first night of your fabulous tropical-resort getaway. You’ve decided to have just one drink. Why then, when it’s finished, do you find yourself ordering another? “Alcohol produces what is known as disinhibition,” said George Koob, director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse…

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AAA Trainer: Get Your Kicks at Recess

July 15, 2017. Nick Tavares

Besides being fun, recess is a great way for schoolkids to release pent-up energy during the day. It also helps children build social skills, improve their health through physical activity, and learn through unstructured play, according to the Council on School Health. Despite all the benefits, only four states – Connecticut, Indiana, Missouri and Virginia…

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Drumming Out a Workout

July 01, 2017. Nick Tavares

I’m a drummer, and when I finish playing a show, I’m exhausted. Playing the drums requires constant motion in both legs and both arms. That, plus setting up and breaking down equipment, makes for a tiring workout. But does it count as exercise? To find out, I geared up with a Fitbit and got behind…

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Are You Pampered Enough at the Spa?

July 01, 2017. Christina Elston

You’ve decided to treat yourself to a day (or more!) at a spa. How do you get beyond the gorgeous photos you’ll see online and find out if this is the place for you? “What a lot of people do is just walk into a spa and think they’re going to feel great when they…

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Boost Your Breakfast

June 01, 2017. Christina Elston

It might not be the most important meal, but breakfast can be the most predictable if you’re traveling, making it one of the easiest times to eat healthy. “It starts your metabolism and it really helps refuel you,” said Jessica Crandall, a registered dietitian nutritionist with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Breakfast basics such…