How to improve your flexibility

If the idea of touching your toes feels impossible, you may be wondering how to improve your flexibility. Being flexible and having a good range of motion is important, yet an often overlooked element of fitness. Improving your flexibility can have a range of physical benefits, with the American Council…

Eye exams seek to improve outlook for rural Romanian kids

Sometimes, one simple test can change a life. Dozens of Romanian children had their eyes examined for the first time in a remote area of the southern Carpathian Mountains. The humanitarian organization Casa Buna, or Good House, arranged the eye tests in Nucsoara, which comprises several villages. Routine eye exams…

Yoga shown to improve anxiety: study

Yoga improves symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder, a condition with chronic nervousness and worry, suggesting the popular practice may be helpful in treating anxiety in some people. Led by researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, a new study found that yoga was significantly more effective for generalized anxiety disorder…

Playtime with dad may improve children’s self-control

Children whose fathers make time to play with them from a very young age may find it easier to control their behavior and emotions as they grow up, research suggests. The study, by academics at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge and the LEGO Foundation, pulled together fragmentary evidence…

Want to Improve Your Posture?

When we set out to make lifestyle changes in order to improve our well-being, we often look for ways to sneak in more movement, clean up our eating choices, or prioritize quality sleep. While those are all important pieces of whole human well-being, another aspect that doesn’t get enough credit is our…