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Workout mistakes - Dr. Axe

Top Workout Mistakes: Is Your Exercise Routine Actually Hurting You?

Time is precious. That’s why making the most of every sweat session — and avoiding common workout mistakes — is key. I’m a huge fan of sneaking in mini-workouts whenever I can. That’s one of the benefits of high-intensity interval training: You only need a few minutes. But there are so many other ways you can shift your exercise routine to more … Read More

Fartlek - Dr. Axe

Fartlek: A Swedish Training Trick for Better Running

Fartlek may sound like a funny name, but not to the people of Sweden. That’s because Fartlek is a Swedish term meaning “speed play,” and it helped take the cross-country success to whole new levels decades ago. Now, athletes and everyday runners around the world are benefiting from the training technique that is considered an unique interval form of speed … Read More

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Calisthenics - Dr. Axe

Calisthenics: The Ancient Greek Workout for a Shredded Body

When thinking of calisthenics, if you have a mental picture of the military performing jumping jacks to cadence, you’re not far off. The truth is, though, that calisthenics exercises are rooted much deeper in history, dating all the way back to ancient Greece. (More on that later, interesting stuff.) When it comes to your personal history, you probably first experienced … Read More

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tai chi moves - dr. axe

Tai Chi Moves for Beginners: Harvard Scientists Now Back This Ancient Exercise

Eastern medicine practices have always placed a strong emphasis on prevention and treating diseases naturally whenever possible. Now, in many ways, Western medicine is catching up, particularly when it comes to utilizing tai chi moves to improve the mind, body and heart. A growing number of people around the world are now interested in traditional Eastern systems of healing — … Read More

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pregnancy workouts - dr. axe

Pregnancy Workouts: 6 Reasons to Exercise While Pregnant

Pregnancy is miraculous and one of the most beautiful things on this planet. (And congratulations if you are planning to bring a new life into this world.) While you’re focusing on creating a healthy pregnancy, though, it’s important to address pregnancy workouts. One of the biggest questions I get from pregnant women is “Is it ok to workout while pregnant?” … Read More

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qigong - dr. axe

5 Proven Qigong Benefits + Beginner Exercises

Qigong is considered a collective term for a long-established, extensive set of exercises first created in China more than 2,000 years ago. As many Eastern medicinal practices continue to gain popularity in the West — including acupuncture, meditation, Ayurveda and yoga — qigong and Tai Chi are also going mainstream. Eastern practitioners have known about the benefits of qigong for centuries, and today Western … Read More

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Shoulder pain - Dr. Axe

11 Natural Treatments for Rotator Cuff Pain + Best Rotator Cuff Exercises

It’s likely that most of us are unaware of just how important the shoulder is. Well, that is until you injure it. A shoulder that is in pain of any sort, including rotator cuff pain, can cause daily activities such as brushing your teeth, taking a shower, getting dressed, combing your hair and even sleeping very difficult and frustrating. And … Read More

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plantar fasciitis - dr. axe

5 Plantar Fasciitis Natural Remedies + 5 Key Stretches

Roughly 10 percent of the adult population suffers from the type of heel pain known as plantar fasciitis. (1) Plantar fasciitis is caused by inflammation of the thick fascia tissues of the heels. It’s a common running injury and usually triggered due to overuse of the feet during exercise, or from working out with poor form. It can affect either … Read More

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6 Natural Tennis Elbow Remedies for ‘Pain-Free’ Status

Tennis elbow is a painful condition that affects athletes most often, especially those that use their arms frequently and in repetitive ways, like tennis players and golfers. Tennis elbow (the common name for the condition known as lateral epicondylitis) is caused by inflammation around the elbow, which causes stiffness, swelling, joint pain and trouble moving the arm normally. It affects … Read More

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Top 50 Fittest Cities in the U.S.

If you live in the Washington, D.C., area, chances are high that you’re living a healthy lifestyle, according to the American Fitness Index, a rankings list identifying the 50 fittest cities in America. Residents of the nation’s capital region are rated the fittest of 50 U.S. metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) for the third year in a row, followed closely by Minneapolis-St. … Read More

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One-Minute Workouts Could Be All You Need

When something sounds too good to be true, it often is. That isn’t the case, though, when it comes to high-intensity interval training (HIIT), specifically “one-minute workouts.” I like to call this type of exercise burst training, since it’s comprised of short, high-intensity bursts of exercise, with slow recovery phases, repeated during one exercise session. Burst training is done at 85 to 100 percent … Read More

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