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Today’s Solutions: July 13, 2024

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These are the best exercises for preventing injuries and maximizing lifespan

Physical activity is an important part of living a healthy lifestyle, as it contributes to general well-being and lifespan. However, the possibility of exercise-related injuries is frequently disregarded until it becomes a significant issue. Understanding the relationship between exercise and Read More...

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Feeling stiff? 5 yoga poses to improve your flexibility

Sitting at work, looking down at electronics, and driving every day all limit our flexibility which has been linked to multiple health issues.  Chronic pain, stiffness, or reduced mobility are all ways your body may be telling you to work on flexibility. Fortunately, yoga is an incredibly Read More...

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Pilates looks deceptively easy, but here’s why it works wonders

Pilates hit the big time in the mid-2000s when every gym seemed to be offering these classes, and flocks of people ran to participate. The activity was actually invented in the 1920s for rehabilitation, treating people such as soldiers returning from war and dancers to strengthen their bodies while Read More...

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Menopause education in the workplace (part 2)

Earlier this week we published an article explaining the importance of menopause education in the workplace. This life-changing period is still a taboo topic for employers and employees to openly discuss, however, breaking this bias could make the workplace a more inclusive and productive place for Read More...

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6 reasons to try indoor rock climbing or bouldering

We all know exercise is good for us, though hitting the gym or running 10 km multiple times a week can get boring and demotivating. If you’re looking for something new to spice up your exercise routine, why not try indoor climbing or bouldering? Here are six health benefits of climbing. Any Read More...

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A podiatrist and PT share the 5 best stretches for flat feet

Individuals with flat feet have a wide footbed and lack an arch. Both of these factors unfortunately make flat-footed folks more likely to experience pain. Luckily, most of the time, flat-footed foot pain can be alleviated through regular stretching. “Since the pain from flat feet can be due Read More...

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How starfish skeletons inspired ceramic engineers

Some species of starfish fortify themselves using a porous skeleton that is both lightweight and extremely sturdy. This provides the marine species with a safe protective home, while still permitting a degree of flexibility to their body and arms. Taking inspiration from mother nature Ceramic Read More...

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This simple Blue Zone habit can improve your longevity

How often do you find yourself sitting on the floor in your day-to-day life? It turns out, sitting on the floor, while it may not be the most comfortable, is a simple way to improve your longevity. According to Blue Zones founder Dan Buettner, cultures that tend to keep their furniture to a Read More...

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This simple yoga pose has 6 great health benefits

Mountain pose, also known as Tadasana, is a foundational pose in yoga practice and one of the simplest to execute, but the benefits it offers for your body are actually quite extensive. Yoga has been shown to reduce stress, improve focus, and yield greater physical health. If you’re looking to Read More...

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The clever strategies small businesses are using to survive quarantine

To find out how small businesses are surviving in the age of coronavirus, Fast Company spoke to a variety of small businesses around the world to find out what they’re doing to get through this uncharted territory. The main takeaway from all of them: flexibility. If you need some inspiration for Read More...