The Benefits of Safe Stretching

Source: GMN News You may think that stretching is just something to be done if you have a few extra minutes before jumping on the treadmill. The main concern is exercising, not stretching, right? Although studies about the benefits of stretching are mixed, stretching may help you...

Obesity Rate for Young Children Plummets 43% in a Decade

Source: New York Federal health authorities on Tuesday reported a 43 percent drop in the obesity rate among 2- to 5-year-old children over the past decade, the first broad decline in an epidemic that often leads to lifelong struggles with weight and higher risks for...

From St. Barnabas Hospital: Tips For Controlling Stress

Source: Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center No one can avoid all stress, and a certain amount actually is good for you. But it’s always best to keep unhealthy levels in check when possible. Understand what stresses you. Both positive and negative situations can tip the...

“Barefoot” Running Shoe Company Settles Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuit

Source: Huffington If you were one of the 70 million Americans who purchased a pair of those weird-looking “barefoot running” shoes, you may be entitled to some cash. Vibram, the company behind FiveFingers shoes, just settled a $3.75 million class action...

Study: Exercise Helps Aging Brains Grow Larger

Source: The Problem: According to the World Health Organization, more than 35 million people worldwide suffer from dementia. Though we still lack a lot of understanding about dementia—where it comes from and how to stop it—we do know that mild cognitive impairment,...