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  • Pilates: More for the Core?>

    Pilates: More for the Core

    by Berkeley Wellness

    This movement-based exercise technique was originally developed for dancers nearly a century ago. Pilates not only increases core strength and stability but also range of motion, flexibility, and muscle balance.

  • Does Vitamin D Fight Colds and Flu??>

    Does Vitamin D Fight Colds and Flu?

    by Berkeley Wellness

    Can vitamin D supplements reduce the risk of colds and the flu? A new analysis in the journal BMJ concludes that they may indeed help prevent such acute respiratory tract infections, at least in some people.