Stretch Yourself Healthy Guide: Easy Routines to Relieve Pain, Boost Energy, and Feel Refreshed: By Dr. Rachel Tavel, PT, DPT, CSCS and the Editors of Prevention

Aging and life can leave your body stiff, tired, and tense. This guide undoes it all. Inside, you’ll get: - 50+ essential stretches, plus modifications. - Step-by-step descriptions and photographs for getting each stretch just right. - Complete routines for every ache (stiff neck, back pain, desk jobs) and goal (increased flexibility, more energy, less stress). - Tips for creating a stretching routine tailored to your unique needs. - A lay-flat spiral binding so you can easily fol

The Best Yoga Blocks to Help Improve Your Mobility and Flexibility

Featured expert in this piece: "If you haven't started practicing yoga, you really should. "Yoga is perfect especially in the current moment, for men working from home and missing the gym. You’d be surprised how much hitting the mat can invigorate your body and mind," Rachel Tavel, a doctor of physical therapy (DPT) and certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) at Shift Wellness in NYC, told Men's Health..."

Tested: The Best Percussion Massagers to Relieve Muscle Soreness

Featured expert. Percussion massagers are among the easiest ways to recover your legs after a hard run. The handheld devices are effectively jigsaws, using a reciprocating tip to strike your muscle tissue about 2,000 to 3,000 times per minute, which facilitates blood flow to the targeted area. More blood flow tends to reduce inflammation and soreness, expediting your recovery and making you ready to hit the pavement the next day.

10 Low-Carb Vegetables That Support Your Training and Boost Your Health

Let’s be honest: Most of us are usually eager to load up on carbohydrates. Whether it’s to fuel up before a big race or to replenish after a long run, we know that carbohydrate is our bodies’ first preferred fuel source for fast energy. And when you think about carbs, chances are bread and pasta come to mind, but vegetables—which are an important part of everyone’s diet—also contain carbs.

The 8 Best Stretches to Relieve Your Back Pain

Back pain can make spending your time stuck indoors even more uncomfortable. Whether that discomfort stems from spending too many hours sitting on your couch or at your makeshift WFH desk, or overdoing it during an overly-ambitious home workout, it's no less fun. In the good ol’ days, you could just head right to your physical therapist when things in your body got weird. But now, many people are being left to take matters into their own hands at home.

Running Has Taught Us Everything We Need to Persevere During Times of Uncertainty

With the rapid rise of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States, we have been called upon to physically distance ourselves from one another. Like many, I am definitely feeling that distance in more ways than one. But despite so many changes to our daily routines, there is one thing that has survived all the restrictions and remains a welcome and necessary constant throughout this uncertain time: running.
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