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We’ve collected the fitness articles below because we believe they’re chock full of wisdom and knowledge—the kind that’ll help guide you on your journey toward total body wellness. Check out the following articles, and be sure to check back regularly for new words of wisdom!

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So, Sit-Ups Aren’t So Great After All?man's abdominal muscles - fitness articles

Nope. And even the military has come on board with this understanding. Read the article at the link to learn why sit-ups and crunches (all that stuff I did to create back pain when I was younger) are being removed from military fitness programming.

Are Sit-Ups Bad for You? The U.S. Military Seems to Think So

 


Bending Over: Is There a Better Way? woman squatting - fitness articles

There certainly is! And articles like the one below (published on NPR) tell us how much we can learn from other cultures around the world.  Learn about the bending habits among certain groups, and why those habits result in better back health all the way around.

Lost Art of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

 


Can Pilates Lead to Better Quality of Life?

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According to this article published in the Journal Women & Health, Pilates can improve everything from life satisfaction to self-esteem in the women who practice it regularly. Check it out!

Effects of Pilates-Based Exercise on Life Satisfaction, Physical Self-Concept and Health Status in Adult Women 


Great Books to Check Out

Back Mechanic – The Secrets to a healthy spine your doctor isn’t telling you by Stuart McGill PhD

Anatomy of Movement by Blandine Calais-Germain

NO-Risk Pilates by Blandine Calais-Germain and Bertrand Raison

Yogalign – Pain free yoga from your inner core by Michealle Edwards LMT, ERYT


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