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Positive Effects of Walking on Mood and Health

A Lunch Time Walk Boosts Mood and Health It’s one of the most repeated pieces of health wisdom: “Walking is the best exercise.” Now thanks to smartphone apps, researchers are documenting the immediate positive effects of walking – not just on heart, lungs and muscles, but also on mood. A study done at the University […]

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Benefits and Risks of Yoga for Bipolar Disorder Studied by Brown University Researchers

Yoga can be helpful for people with bipolar disorder, but there are also risks to be considered, according to a new study done by researchers at Brown University in Providence. “There is no scientific literature on hatha yoga for bipolar disorder,” said lead author of the study Lisa Uebelacker, an associate professor of psychiatry and […]

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The Power of Play

Adult Playground Did you know that in the Innovation District of Boston (just outside of the Seaport District) there was an adult playground of illuminating swings that were up during the latter half of this summer? “The Lawn on D is a first-of-its-kind experimental event space that brings cutting-edge programming and art displays to the […]

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! By Evan LaBarre, Professional Trainer

                 Contributed by Evan LaBarre   With Thanksgiving in the rear view mirror, Christmas and New Years fast approaching now is the time that pretty much every health and fitness professional starts blogging about, New Year’s resolutions, goal setting, and making personal changes. As a personal trainer and wellness […]

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