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.
An accurate estimate of life expectancy can help older people make medical decisions. But many of us don't want to discuss this with our doctors. Dr. John Swartzberg weighs in on the need for this difficult discussion.