Lifestyle and Fitness, Stress Management

Pilates with Ben Parsons

Joseph Pilates was inspired by yoga, Zen Buddhism, ancient Greek and Roman practices when he developed the Pilates exercise method. It wasn’t until the 1920’s that the movements were perfected. His method helped World War I veterans cope with physical, mental and emotional stress. Eventually, professional dancers adopted Pilates for strength, flexibility and grace. Today, almost everyone […]

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Lifestyle and Fitness

Happiness, health and worn-out shoes

Nature says thou shalt keep the air, skate, swim, walk, ride, run. When you have worn out your shoes, the strength of the sole leather has passed into the fibre of your body. I measure your health by the number of shoes and hats and clothes you have worn out. He is the richest man […]

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Disease and Illness Prevention, Nutrition

Health Lessons from Okinawa

This post is the last in a series of two. Okinawa is Japan’s most southern state and consists of about 160 small islands that stretch for more than 1,000 kilometers. Though it is one of the poorest regions of Japan, Okinawa has the highest percentage of people in the world who live to 100 and beyond. […]

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