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What Is a Functional Neurological Disorder?

By Mo Perry

Hybrid disorders of the brain, mind, and body once confounded physicians and researchers. Today experts are beginning to uncover the conditions’ complexities — and how to treat them.

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Exercises for Shoulder Pain: Keeping Your Shoulders Mobile and Strong

By Lauren Bedosky

Increasing mobility and strength in your shoulders can eliminate pain, improve athletic performance, and enhance your overall quality of life.

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9 Do-Anywhere Stretches to Ease Back Pain

By Dr. Reza Alizadeh

Try these neck, shoulder, and back stretches when you’re feeling achy.

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How to Do the Spinal Rock

By Maggie Fazeli Fard

Use this fun drill to mobilize your spine, massage your back, strengthen your core, and prevent injury. Plus, discover four progressive variations.

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How Long COVID Affects Your Ability to Exercise

By Mo Perry

Post-acute COVID symptoms can take a toll on exercise capacity. Experts explain what may be behind this — and how to respond wisely to your body’s needs.

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Why Cold for Recovery?

With Danny King
Season 5, Episode 6

Cold plunges, cryotherapy, ice baths, cold application — the use of cold therapy for physical and mental gains has risen to popularity of late. In this mini episode, Danny King shares the benefits of cold therapy and tips for getting started if it’s something you’re looking to add to your regimen.

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3 Moves to Stretch Your Inner Thighs

By Lauren Bedosky

Mobilize your adductors to improve pelvic positioning and protect against inner-knee and lower-back pain.

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Uncovering the Mystery of Chronic Pain

By Craig Cox

Nervous-system cells, called glia, may play a role in the chronic pain that affects more than 1 billion people around the globe.

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Do Compression Garments Work?

By Nicole Radziszewski

Compression garments and devices manipulate your circulatory system to boost performance and recovery. Are they right for you?

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How to Do the Seated Twist

By Maggie Fazeli Fard

Twisting can help stretch muscles of the torso, restore spinal mobility, stimulate circulation, and support digestion.

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3 Moves to Relieve and Prevent Elbow Pain

By Lauren Bedosky

Tennis elbow doesn’t just affect tennis players. Stay pain-free with these wrist and forearm exercises.

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STRONG BODY, STRONG MIND: 3 Moves to Release Shoulder Tension

By Maggie Fazeli Fard

Our fitness editor shares her three-part, do-anywhere stretching routine for soothing her muscles and mind.

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The Stretching and Mobility Workout

By Andrew Heffernan

This head-to-toe routine will stretch your muscles, mobilize your joints, and leave you feeling fantastic in five minutes flat.

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The Power of Restorative Yoga

By Nicole Radziszewski

Learn how restorative yoga can help you find a renewed sense of calm — on and off the mat.

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6 Exercises for a Healthy Spine

By Lauren Bedosky

Your spine is the literal backbone of your body, playing a key role in how well you move. These six exercises can help keep it strong, mobile, and healthy.

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How to Strengthen Your Spine

By Lauren Bedosky

Learn how improving strength and mobility in your back and spine can improve athletic performance and quality of life.

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Why More Men Could Benefit From Pilates

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT

From supporting athleticism and recovery to increasing mobility and strength, there’s no question the advantages of incorporating Pilates into your fitness regimen.

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Can Massage Soothe Pain?

By Mo Perry

Massage can lower cortisol levels and enhance dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin, all of which helps with pain relief.

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3 Hot and Cold Therapies for Postworkout Recovery

By Nicole Radziszewski

These three temperature-based therapies offer postworkout recovery support.

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Why Pilates?

With Kathryn Coyle
Season 4, Episode 10

Pilates is a system of exercise designed to train the entire body— from the core out — and it can offer benefits to nearly everyone, regardless of fitness ability or level. In this mini episode, Pilates expert Kathryn Coyle explains the far-reaching advantages of Pilates and offers tips for getting started.

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Larry Prablek’s Success Story

By Larry Prablek

After a frightening bout with COVID-19, an ER doctor recommits to his fitness routine.

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