Breathe easy: Hot yoga is no better for you than regular yoga
Jan23

Breathe easy: Hot yoga is no better for you than regular yoga

Wringing sweat out of your Lululemon tank top after a sweltering hot yoga class is pretty satisfying — you survived! — but a new study shows that the added heat really isn’t doing anything extra for your heart health. The study, published in the journal Experimental Physiology, showed that while the moves used in Bikram yoga are beneficial for cardiovascular health, the heat — often hitting 105 degrees Fahrenheit — isn’t a necessary...

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Walmart is now offering an easier way to dispose of prescription opioids — for free
Jan23

Walmart is now offering an easier way to dispose of prescription opioids — for free

Walmart is stepping up to help mitigate the opioid crisis with an innovative new product that will make it easier to safely dispose of prescription meds. According to a statement issued Wednesday morning, the company is now offering DisposeRX, a waste disposal solution, for free at Walmart pharmacies and Sam’s Club pharmacies nationwide. When mixed with warm water and added to a pill bottle, DisposeRX works to convert the leftover...

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Swearing can improve your physical performance, study finds
Jan18

Swearing can improve your physical performance, study finds

If you’ve ever let out an F-bomb or two while doing something strenuous (and who among us hasn’t?), keep the curses coming — it’s not vulgar language, it’s a scientifically-proven power boost, according to new research. A study recently published in the Journal of Psychology of Sports and Exercise found that swearing out loud can increase your physical performance and strength. Dr. David Spierer of Long Island University Brooklyn and...

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Reducing Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities
Jan17

Reducing Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities

Reducing Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities Despite decades of progress, alcohol-impaired driving remains the greatest single cause of motor vehicle fatalities in the U.S., exceeding the number of deaths from distracted driving and driving while under the influence of drugs.  More than 10,000 people die each year from alcohol-impaired driving, and nearly 40 percent of these fatalities are victims other than the drinking driver....

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How to learn mindfulness in 2018
Jan16

How to learn mindfulness in 2018

In recent years, “mindfulness” has become a buzzword well beyond the confines of the yoga retreats. Schools, corporations and even prisons have embraced the concept in an effort to promote peace and community-building. We spoke to Dr. Elizabeth Ochoa, chief psychologist at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. What is “mindfulness”? Mindfulness is a mental activity that promotes self-awareness and the ability to focus on mind and body experiences...

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