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.
It's long been conventional wisdom that you should try to lower your "bad" cholesterol and raise your "good" cholesterol. But recent research suggests that doing the latter may not actually reduce your risk of heart disease.
In 2008, the FDA approved the prescription drug bimatoprost (Latisse) for treating sparse eyelashes, and thus considers it safe and effective for this use. But that doesn't mean it is free of side effects—and its long-term safety is largely unknown.