Yoga, Pilates, tai chi, meditation. All are activities that can improve your health by enhancing the mind-body balance. Now you can add the Alexander technique to that list. It's a very gentle practice geared toward improving your movement, posture and quality of life. Here's more from fitness experts at Mayo Clinic.
Back-to-school time. Some kids look forward to it; others dread it. A little anxiety is normal, but sometimes worries can get out of control. That can be especially true for kids who are starting a new school. A doctor at Mayo Clinic has some tips on how to help your kids manage back-to-school stress and thoughts about when you should seek professional help.
Imagine what life would be like if you couldn't use your thumbs because of severe and painful arthritis. Simple tasks like turning the key in your car, holding a pencil, or using a knife and fork would be very difficult. And cooking a meal? Forget it. The woman you're about to meet hadn't cooked in months, but thanks to a reconstructive surgery at Mayo Clinic, she's back to baking her family's favorites.
There's nothing quite like it. The feeling of nausea you get after you eat something that doesn't agree with you. Now imagine dealing with that sickly feeling 24/7. Unfortunately, that's reality for diabetics who have what's called gastroparesis. Their stomachs don't empty normally and treatments often don't work. But thanks to doctors at Mayo Clinic, a new clinical trial offers hope. We'll take you to the lab to see how research there reaches the people who need it.
Some cardiologists at Mayo Clinic are recommending to their heart patients what Olympic athletes have known for years. Interval training is better for your overall health than longer sessions of slow, sustained exercise. They say no matter what your age or your fitness level, interval training can help reduce your risk of having a heart attack or stroke.