Fitness

Fitness

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Subcategories from this category: Workout, Muscle Building, Sports
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Physical therapy can be helpful for folks who suffer from chronic lower back pain. But Judi Bar with the Cleveland Clinic says the benefits could be greater if you add yoga to your routine.

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Many gym goers commonly mistake a very good physique with lifting a lot of weight.

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If you're over the age of 40 and struggling to get fit, then you're not alone. Cleveland Clinic health coach Erica Stepteau explains why our metabolism changes as we age.

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Being out of shape can be nearly as deadly as smoking. Moses Heppner, an exercise physiologist in North Dakota, says a new European study shows being unfit takes a huge toll on a person's body and lifespan.

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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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