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Category: Health

All about health and nutrition!

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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9 Habits Breast Cancer Experts Want you to Know


See what those in the know—from oncologists and breast surgeons to Pilates instructors and survivors—are doing to reduce their risk of this deadly disease. by A.J. Hanley  Ask any group of women about the health problem they fear most, and you’re likely to hear a chorus of “breast cancer!” And who can blame us for […]

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Dancing My Als Off


After being diagnosed with Lou Gherig’s Disease, world-renowned Pilates pioneer Mari Winsor refuses to quit being positive or practicing Pilates. Here, she demonstrates the moves that have kept her on her toes. By Mari Winsor • Edited by Amanda Altman • Modeled with Saul Choza I can still hear Romana’s words echo in the back of […]

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50-Plus and Fabulously Fit


The secret to staying young? A strong, healthy body. These simple exercises will get you there. Workout by Risa Sheppard • Edited by Amanda Altman According to the U.S. Census, this year, people aged 50 and older now represent 45 percent of our country’s population. An American turns 50 every seven seconds—that’s more than 12,500 […]

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Spirals Are the New Straight


Hold the line! Turns out that twisting is the secret to releasing areas of tension, increasing mobility and feeling great. by Rebekah Rotstein My interest in spirals stems from my first cadaver dissection nearly a decade ago, when I was shocked to discover the nonlinear nature of every structure in the body. From the femur […]

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Complements: Mediation on the Move


You don’t have to stay stationary to reap the benefits of meditation. Learn how a moving practice can pair perfectly with Pilates. by Sharon Liao Kristin McGee has a busy schedule. As a mom and New York City–based Pilates and yoga instructor, she’s often on the go all day. But she still manages to fit […]

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