Fare Sharing: Three Is the Perfect Number


With increasing traffic congestion and escalating gas prices, carpooling has become a way of life in America’s biggest cities. Now new high-tech innovations such as ridesharing apps that make the process more efficient have given rise to a new class of riders known as “slugs”. 

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10 Reasons to Practice Yoga


1. Stress Relief

Yoga reduces the physical effects of stress on the body. By encouraging relaxation, yoga helps to lower the levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Related benefits include lowering blood pressure and heart rate, improving digestion and boosting the immune system as well as easing symptoms of conditions such as anxiety, depression, fatigue, asthma and insomnia.

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STAYING POWER: A Good Trainer Keeps Us On Track


by Debra Melani

Maintaining one’s own fitness program can prove a challenge when the will to work out fizzles. Many people are getting help conquering roadblocks and staying on an effective path of regular exercise through an enduring relationship with a personal trainer.

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Global Glamour: Natural Beauty Aids from India


The health and beauty aisle at Indian grocery stores includes several natural products in wide use among Indian women. Here are some popular ones available in America. 

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Park Play: Turning a Day at the Park Into a Toning Workout

Park Circuit Training – Part 2 of a 2-Part Series

by Jennifer Trimmier

Several San Antonio parks have installed fitness equipment stations for citizens to enjoy. Thirty-three parks include stations for resistance training, stretching, balancing and cardio to help you get a full-body workout. While not required for the workout in the article, this equipment gives you even more outdoor variety when exercising. Each piece of equipment has a sign displaying examples of proper use.

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Traits to Look for in a Trainer


by Cecily Casey

Engage a personal trainer based on his/her positive responses to the following qualifiers.

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Eilan Hosts Healthy Living, Healthy Planet Expo on Oct. 6

The beautiful new Eilan community off IH-10 in north central San Antonio will host the Spectacular Southwest Healthy Living, Healthy Planet Expo on Sunday, Oct. 6. The broad focus on health and wellness and on green, sustainable living will provide residents across the state a one-stop educational immersion, an opportunity to explore a wide variety of ways to improve their health and the health of our planet. The event will be free and open to the public.

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Protein for Breakfast Curbs Food Cravings


Skipping breakfast or eating sugary breakfast breads and cereals sets us up for increased appetite all day long, while protein-rich food effectively satiates us, according to a recent University of Missouri-Columbia study. Subjects were 20 overweight young women, ages 18 to 20, divided into three groups: those that skipped breakfast, ate cereal, or enjoyed a 350-calorie, high-protein breakfast of eggs and lean meat. 

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UC4Life Wellness Center Welcomes Two New Practitioners

Summer has been a time of growth for Dr. Jacob Torres, DC, and his professional team at UC4Life Wellness Center, which has two locations in San Antonio.

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Yoga Relieves Back Pain

Yoga for Back

Could a simple yoga class ease chronic back pain? Yes, say researchers in two recent studies.

Scientists at the University of Washington found that subjects reported a 61 percent decrease in back pain when practicing yoga in a 12-week period compared with doing simple stretching. 

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