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Category: Health

All about health and nutrition!

A Solution for Scoliosis


When a twisted spine caused Karena Thek to lose feeling in her leg, she developed Scolio-Pilates. It brought her body back to life—and it can do the same for you, too.

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Dos and Don’ts of Baby Holding


by Christi Allen Franchini • edited by Amanda Altman Learning how to hold your baby and yourself is a crucial part of staying injury free and feeling good. Maintaining a strong center is the key to total-body stability; it’ll help you keep your legs under your body, support your arms and stand tall. Here’s what […]

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Learning to Exhale: When Vacations Make You Nervous

Pilates can help you enjoy your vacation if you’re the type who gets stressed out when your daily routine changes.

You’ve been working hard and deserve a break, but for you, taking some time off to kick back and chill out is anything but relaxing. In fact, trying to unwind actually causes you anxiety. But don’t worry, you’re not the only one feeling it; in fact, it’s so common, it even has a name: relaxation-induced […]

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Mental Health and Pilates


by Risa Sheppard Approximately one in five adults in the U.S. experiences mental discord in a given year. Approximately one in 25 experiences a serious mental illness in a given year. (That’s 10 million people.) And 6.9 percent of adults had at least one major depressive episode in the past year. Meanwhile,18.1 percent experienced an […]

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12 Habits That Will Boost Your Productivity


These strategies will up your efficiency, helping you get more done every single day.

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The Immunity-Boosting Diet


by Joanna Powell Have you ever known someone who never seems to gets sick? One of those lucky souls who’s just flat-out bulletproof even when flu fells her family or rages through her workplace? Truth is, it’s not just luck—or even vigilant hand washing—that’s keeping these people virus-free. Evidence is growing that the secret to […]

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The First 5


Joe’s beginning movements are all you need for a challenging full-body workout. That and a mat, of course. By Benjamin Degenhardt • Edited by Amanda Altman “How can we have world peace? Not one man in the United Nations can do my first five exercises!” —Joseph H. Pilates (1883–1967) When it comes to finding inspiration […]

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