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Improve Core Strength and Posture with Chair Pilates

November 4th, 2021

By: Duke Lifestyle & Weight Management Team Pilates, a form of exercise and body conditioning that focuses more on muscle tone than building muscle mass, is a great way to strengthen your core. Pilates specifically focuses on isolating and relaxing muscle groups, strengthening them with control and breath. Get the benefits of a Pilates session without any complicated gear with ...

The Power of Progressive Muscle Relaxation

April 29th, 2021

By the Duke Integrative Medicine Team As we go about the activities of our day, it is often the case that we may not notice the tension in our muscles and the feelings in our bodies. With increased awareness, we are able to both notice and choose to relax those muscles that tend to hold habitual tension and stress.

5 Practices to Relieve Stress (with a few you may not have thought of)

February 21st, 2018

By Jocelyn Weiss, PhD, MPH We often write about ways to support ourselves through stress on the blog. The truth is, we all encounter stress – it’s our body’s natural response to meet life’s challenges. So frequent reminders on how you can adapt to stress can’t hurt. In this post, we have you consider one or two (or more) ...

7 Tips for Staying Active Over the Holidays

November 15th, 2017

By Jocelyn Weiss, PhD, MPH It can seem impossible to eat healthy and exercise during the holiday season. Although most Americans gain only 1-2 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, some can gain 5-7 pounds . Even if only a few pounds are added each year, they can have an impact on our short- and long-term health and ...

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