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Probiotics: What Are They and Why Should You Take Them?

Probiotics: What Are They and Why Should You Take Them?

Exercise, eating well, exposure to sunlight, and a good night’s sleep all contribute to your body’s health and well-being. But there’s one other factor that many tend to forget about: probiotics. But what are probiotics, and why should you take them? Defined, probiotics are miniature armies of beneficial bacteria that help your body stay healthy …

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Best Aerobic Sports for Beginners

Best Aerobic Sports for Beginners

Incorporating any style of aerobic activity into your workout is important for heart health, weight management, building stamina, and much more. Aerobic sports have one key function from which all its benefits stem: improved cardiovascular health. Aerobic exercise requires steady, metered oxygen intake and makes the heart and lungs work hard to keep up. A …

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Pilates May Help Stroke Survivors

Pilates training may help stroke survivors to improve functional balance and quality of life, concluded authors of a small study published in the International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences(2013; 2 [4], 204–11). This research was on stroke survivors have had a stroke within the preceding 3–6 months. Researchers from India, conducted the study to determine …

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Pilates improves running performance, study finds

A recent study assessed the influence of engaging in core training, or Pilates, on the performance and metabolic cost of trained runners. The body requires oxygen to do activities and each of us has a maximum oxygen consumption. We we ask our body to run long distances we are required  to have a large maximum oxygen consumption …

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