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Viewers watching the Olympics this weekend may have spotted the pepperoni-like bruises on athletes and wondered: What is that?  This is the caused by the effect of cupping.  Cupping is a therapy in which heated glass cups are applied to the skin along the meridians of the body, creating suction as a way of stimulating the flow of energy. Olympians at Rio have taken to cupping -- an ancient therapy that have mostly been used in Middle Eastern and Asian countries, especially China. The therapy consists of having round glass suction cups that are warmed, then placed on sore parts of...

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  Fifty residents, staff and grandchildren from Julia Wallace Retirement Village spent a week making this special tribute to Taylor Swift's Shake It Off.With an average of 82 and a combined of more than 4,000 years, these retirees proved you're never too old to Shake It Off and have loads of fun      

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FitPlan has a great post on Supersets and why they are so effective. Do you know the secret behind the superset? Hang around the weight rack long enough and you’ll hear talk about these calorie-shredding workouts that create huge muscle gains in half-time. What is a superset? It’s performing two exercises in a row with little to no rest between. For example, doing a set of curls followed by a set of tricep extensions. Or squats followed by leg extensions. There are many ways to perform a superset. Many ways exist to hack your workouts to save time and create...

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Think you’re too young to worry about getting old? You may have less time than you think: According to a new study, physical decline begins earlier in life than doctors typically detect it—often when people are in their 50s. And even if you’re not there yet, the authors say, it’s important to take steps while you’re still young and healthy to ensure you stay that way as long as possible. Researchers at Duke University wanted to know when, exactly, people started to slow down and experience symptoms of physical decline. So they asked 775 people, ranging in age from their...

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Clean eating and regular exercise absolutely work better than any other strategy for getting rid of extra fat in the body, whether you’re talking about major weight loss or a few extra pounds. But when those few extra pounds are lodged stubbornly in an especially unwanted spot and refuse to respond to diet or even a serious workout schedule, the world of dermatology has been hard at work at some pretty effective, non-invasive—if also not jaw-droppingly dramatic—solutions. The new fat-melting devices have little to no downtime, but they also do less in the way of fat removal than traditional surgery...

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