Research shows physical activity reduces the risk of a variety of #cancer types,

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Research not only shows that physical activity reduces the risk of a variety of types, it also suggests that people with a cancer diagnosis should be active throughout all stages of survivorship. Read more on .


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Feel a cold coming on? Try this plan of attack to quickly nip it in the bud.

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5h5 hours ago

Feel a cold coming on? Try this plan of attack to quickly nip it in the bud.

It’s been an epic flu season—and it’s not over yet. Although flu activity peaked in February, a second wave of outbreaks may be in the making. But getting struck by sickness doesn’t mean you are down for the count. Here, yoga and meditation teacher Chrissy Carter shares her favorite poses and self-care practices for getting back on your feet faster.

Stiff back? Here are 4 yoga poses that will help increase flexibility!

5 minutes ago

Stiff back? Here are 4 yoga poses that will help increase flexibility!

Contributor: Certified yoga instructor Patti Kopasakis, PT, DPT, SCS, RYT-200

Having a mobile lower back is key to being able to perform many activities of daily living, including emptying the dishwasher, sitting, standing and picking up things from the floor — to name a few. When we stay in prolonged positions throughout our day, we can cause the muscles in our lower back to tighten up.

Want to keep this part of your body more flexible? Try these poses, holding each pose for two to three breaths. On the one-sided poses, be sure to repeat on the other side!

Note: Poses should be entered into and moved out of slowly to protect muscles and joints. If you are having specific pain that has been ongoing for longer than two weeks or you have a specific injury, it is always best to consult a qualified health care provider, such as a physical therapist, who can develop a plan specific to your needs.

Recipe: Perfect Chocolate Chia Pudding Sweet mix of coconut, cherries and chocolate

A top-down view of a chocolate smoothie bowl (thick smoothie served in a bowl with a spoon) garnished with chia seeds, large coconut flakes and cacao nibs. Healthy vegan breakfast. The smoothie portion contains banana, chocolate, almond milk and ice.

This pudding is packed with health-promoting chia seeds, almond milk, cinnamon, cocoa, coconut flakes and dried fruit. It’s the perfect chocolate treat.


½ cup Chia seeds
1 cup vanilla almond milk, unsweetened
1 cup 2% milk (may use all almond for non-dairy option)
1½ tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon cocoa powder, unsweetened
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons coconut flakes, unsweetened
2 tablespoons dried tart cherries, or other unsweetened dried fruit


  1. Place chia seeds, milks, honey, cocoa, cinnamon and vanilla in a glass container with a tight lid.
  2. Seal and shake well to combine. Refrigerate for at least 5 hours or overnight.
  3. Serve topped with coconut flakes and dried fruit to garnish.

Note: For a smoother texture, blend pudding in a high power blender before refrigerating. Be sure to blend well to avoid a gritty texture.

Nutrition information

Makes 6 servings

Each 1/2 cup serving contains:

Calories 140
Total fat 7g
Saturated fat 2g
Trans fat 0g
Protein 4g
Total carbohydrate 16g
Fiber 6g
Sugar 7g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 150mg