Fitness

Fitness

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Subcategories from this category: Workout, Muscle Building, Sports
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Improves your flexibilityImproved flexibility is one of the first and most obvious benefits of yoga. During your first class, you probably won't be able to touch your toes, never mind do a backbend. But if you stick with it, you'll notice a gradual loosening, and eventually, seemingly impossible poses will become possible. You'll also probably notice that aches and pains start to disappear. That's no coincidence. Tight hips can strain the knee joint due to improper alignment of the thigh and shinbones. Tight hamstrings can lead to a flattening of the lumbar spine, which can cause back pain. And inflexibility in muscles and connective tissue, such as fascia and ligaments, can cause poor posture. Builds muscle strengthStrong muscles do more than look good. They also protect us from conditions like arthritis and back pain, and help prevent falls in elderly people. And when you build strength through yoga, you balance...
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There are currently 40-million seniors living in the U.S. and a new survey shows exercise can help many of them feel a lot younger.

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Many gym goers commonly mistake a very good physique with lifting a lot of weight. When in reality, the strongest people in the world don't have the greatest physiques; and the people with the best physiques are usually no more than decently strong (everything being relative of course).

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Activity trackers have been used by athletes for years, and now it seems as though everyone is sporting a wearable fitness tracking device.

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The U.S. is still fighting a serious obesity problem. One expert on the subject, Dr. Elaina George of Atlanta, says the mostly-unhealthy American diet is still the big issue.

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