Mar 26, 2015

Gym Rat School At Crunch Is Strong Exercise On System That Is Pulley

"Drop the machismo," advised Audrey Adler, 55, a Los Angeles cycling teacher Disq-ing for the first time. She loved the workout, as did Dennis Arrue, a 25-year-old Sun Valley customer service rep who said he'd gotten some toning and weight loss (7 pounds) from four once-a-week classes since his New Year's resolution. Style: Young was a stickler for form, running from person to person making corrections. Erika Aguilar, 27, a first-time Disq'er from Glendale, appreciated it. "I'm not knowledgeable about strength exercises and need a segue into weights. This kicked my butt. http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-gym-rat-disq-class-at-crunch-20150313-story.html?track=rss

Five new running shoes that aim to go the extra mile

The cause may be a drop in stress hormones including cortisol, according to study co-author Dawn Buse, director of behavioral medicine at Montefiore Headache Center in New York City. Calming yourself the right way can cut your risk. "If the stress has already passed, it's wise to use all of the factors that may protectagainst migraine including sleep, proper nutrition, physical activity and exercise, and relaxation practices which balance the nervous system," Buse said in an interview. Those practices could include cognitive behavioral therapy, guided visual imagery or simply closing your eyes for 30 seconds to focus on your breath. 12 Speaking of relaxation, meditation may just be the ticket when it comes to minimizing a migraine's effect, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist University in Winston-Salem, S.C. "Those in our study who took a two-hour instructive class in mindful meditation for eight weeks and meditated on their own five days a week for 35 to 40 minutes experienced migraines that were less severe and shorter," said lead study author Dr. http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-migraine-20150321-story.html?track=rss

Migraine studies yield fresh approaches to ward off pain

When New Zealand researchers reported in 2010 that people who took calcium supplements had a 30% higher risk of myocardial infraction than people who didn't, the concerns that were raised extended to the calcium in milk. Since then, nobody has been able to replicate the link, says Weaver. http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-milk-20150321-story.html?track=rss

Fitness expert Jennifer Cohen swaps 'skinny' ideal for stronger one

I've lost an inch over the years, and the 2-inch pile of soft EVA heel cushioning (about double that of the other shoes here) got me back to college height and more. Despite the bulk, it is remarkably light (11.5 ounces in size 9.5), possibly making it marathon-worthy for some. http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-gear-shoes-20150314-column.html?track=rss

Drinking milk: the pros and cons

When I say "strong," I mean inside and out. http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-jennifer-cohen-20150321-story.html?track=rss