Health

The Alexander Technique: what could it do for you?

The Alexander Technique has been used for more than 100 years to improve performance, posture and other body mechanics, yet it's arguably the least well known method for achieving these benefits.

Health

Do-anywhere upper body stretches

(HealthDay)—Flexibility in your upper body is important for many everyday activities you take for granted, like twisting and turning while backing out of a parking space. Try these three stretches to help keep your upper ...

Neuroscience

Using laser light to study how epilepsy arises in the healthy brain

Scientists at McGill University have developed a new method to study how seizures arise in the healthy brain. Using laser light guided through ultra-thin optic fibers in the brain of rodents, the researchers "turned on" light-sensitive ...

Health

Flexibility: A must at every age

(HealthDay)—Flexibility is a component of all types of movement—from everyday activities to the most rigorous exercises. Being flexible helps you stay mobile and avoid injury.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Does diabetes damage brain health?

(HealthDay)—Diabetes has been tied to a number of complications such as kidney disease, but new research has found that older people with type 2 diabetes can also have more difficulties with thinking and memory.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Tenacious and flexible goal pursuit gets older people on the move

Tenacious goal pursuit and flexible goal adjustment have been shown to help maintain psychological well-being despite age related challenges and losses. A recent study demonstrates that tenacity and flexibility are beneficial ...

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