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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.

  • Cooling Hot Flashes, Without Drugs?>

    Cooling Hot Flashes, Without Drugs

    by Berkeley Wellness

    Up to 80 percent of women suffer from menopause-related hot flashes, sometimes for a decade or more. Here's a sampling of strategies that may help manage them, without drugs (which have side effects) or supplements (of questionable value and safety).