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Bendy Brunch participants practice yoga among art at the old Wonder Bread Factory. (Photo: Mark Heckathorn/DC on Heels)

Just Say “Om”

How Yoga and Pilates Benefits Beginners The idea of going for a run or joining a gym can be intimidating for people who don’t exercise. When you have a health condition that prevents you from engaging in many types of high-impact exercise, it can also be tough to know where to
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Cycling provides many health benefits including cardiovascular conditioning. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Ready, Set, Bike

Cycling Provides Many Health Benefits Getting outside on two wheels can improve health and fitness, build muscles and boost your mood. Plus, for most people, it’s fun. “It’s a practical thing in that it’s getting us out of our cars and using our own power for transportation,”
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For the first time in two decades, the life expectancy of Americans declined slightly, and the overall death rate rose, according to a report from the National Center for Health Statistics. While that information shouldn’t alarm many, it does point to challenges in keeping America healthy. (Photo: Huskyherz/Pixabay)

U.S. Mortality

Lifestyle Choices Lower Life Expectancy u For the first time in two decades, the life expectancy of Americans declined slightly to 78.8 years from 78.9 years, and the overall death rate rose 1.2 percent, according to a report from the National Center for Health Statistics. For
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