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50-Plus and Fabulously Fit

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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

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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

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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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Curb Weight Gain with Brain Power

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Contemplating the long-term effects of unhealthy foods may give you the willpower you need to avoid them. Thinking twice before eating that chocolate-brownie sundae with extra fudge and peanut butter can pay off in the long run, a recent study suggests. Researchers at Brown University examined MRI scans of participants looking at photos of foods […]

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A Practice in Focus

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Learn to power off your thoughts to power up your Pilates regimen. You’ll leave the session feeling calm, connected and more energized than ever. By Laura Browning Grant Edited by Amanda Altman Do you ever feel constantly on the go, mentally scattered, or overwhelmed and stressed? As a type-A personality, I feel this way every […]

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Q+A, Ask the Experts: Common Pilates Myths Debunked

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Q. Can Pilates really help to lengthen your muscles? A. There is a great deal of myth related to lengthening muscles. In fact, there are bountiful myths when it comes to Pilates in general: practicing it will give you a dancer’s body, long, lean muscles, or even make you grow in height (having done Pilates for 35 years, […]

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Surprising Health Risks

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We all know the usual culprits behind diseases such as stroke, heart disease and diabetes. But some of the biggest hazards may surprise you. by Stacy Baker Masand You’ve got this healthy-living stuff nailed, right? You don’t smoke, you eat nutritiously (give or take a few indulgences), you’ve done tens of thousands of Hundreds and […]

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