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Instructor and participants at a Masala Bhangra fitness class

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Like Dance Workouts? Try Masala Bhangra

If you want to get your heart pumping and your body moving, then consider trying Masala Bhangra. Participants learn simple dance moves to Indian party music, burning as many as 7,500 steps a class and building stamina and balance. The best part is that you don’t have to be a dancer. The class is designed…

Fitness and Mobility, Wellness

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Researchers strive to improve cancer care for older patients

At the 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago, UNC Lineberger researchers led by Hyman B. Muss, MD, presented preliminary findings from several studies focused on older adults with cancer. University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers are working to improve the care of patients 65 years and older—a group…

Cancer, Caregivers, Senior Health

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The Benefits of Keeping a Food Journal

Post by Angie Perrou - There is no question that what you eat is crucial to weight loss. You may not want, or even need, to count calories. But even if you take a diet pill, you can’t lose weight without paying attention to what you eat. Dietitians are fond of pointing out that losing weight is a simple matter of using up more calories than you take in. “Simple” it may be, but it isn’t easy, as too many of us know! For best results, of course, you need to work on both sides of the equation...

Nutrition

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Standing Tall

Post by Karin Singleton - When I teach a MELT (Myofascial Energetic Length Technique) class, I always begin by talking the participants through an assessment where I describe ideal alignment, and the participants are encouraged to evaluate by comparing their self-perception to the ideal...

Workplace Health

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Posture Police

The average person spends 8 hours in front of a screen, most of which is a computer screen. Think arms stretched forward, shoulders rounded, and usually head and neck follow. Add in the fact that most people forget to adequately stretch their upper body and WHAMO, you’ve got poor posture...

Workplace Health

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