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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.

  • Calcium in the Spotlight?>

    Calcium in the Spotlight

    by Berkeley Wellness

    Millions of people take calcium supplements, hoping to keep their aging bones strong and prevent osteoporosis-related fractures. Recent news may have made many people wonder whether they should stop.

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    Lumbar Traction

    by Berkeley Wellness

    Traction may provide temporary relief for some people with back pain, but there's just not enough evidence to recommend it as a treatment. Here's what studies have shown.

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