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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.

  • Coping with 'Sun Allergy' (Photosensitivity)?>

    Coping with 'Sun Allergy' (Photosensitivity)

    by Berkeley Wellness

    If you get a red, itchy rash after being in the sun—especially in the spring or early summer each year—chances are you have sun (or photo) sensitivity, also called "sun poisoning" or "sun allergy." Learn what causes this and how to relieve the discomfort.