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Pelvic Pain Recovery Through Yoga: One Mom’s Success Story

In a recent three-part series, I shared the story of Kate,a physical therapist and mother of two working diligently to overcome serious pelvic girdle pain (PGP).In Part 3 of that series, Idiscussed the benefits of using yoga for pelvic pain relief, especially for myalgia or hypertonicity of the pelvic floor muscles, which occurs in vaginismus. Myalgia is also known as non-relaxing pelvic floor.Symptoms of nonrelaxing pelvic floor dysfunction are associated with …

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How To Soothe Sore Muscles After A Workout

Has the energy and vigor experienced during yesterday’s workout been replaced by achy, sensitive muscles? Its like a friendly, or maybe not so friendly, reminder of yesterdays activity. The muscle soreness or stiffness a day or so after a workout is called delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), and it can happen after an intense workout or new activity. This must be part of that no pain no gain thing.

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Supplements for Women to Gain Muscle

Regular weight training is one of the best ways to transform your body. As you gain muscle, you’ll begin to look firmer and more toned in as little as two weeks. While diet and exercise alone are enough to help you add muscle to your frame, fitness supply stores are lined with supplements designed to boost your results. Should you choose to take supplements, talk to your doctor first, and remember that they are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.

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How Can Women Build Strong Muscles?

Building strong muscles does more than help you tone your body. It can also help you lose as much as 3 percentage points of body fat in just 10 weeks, reports “Women’s Health” magazine. Though some women worry that working their muscles will make them big and bulky, but a woman’s naturally low levels of testosterone make the risk of turning into a muscle-bound hulk low, says Alwyn Cosgrove, coach, gym owner and co-author of “The New Rules of Lifting For Women,” in “U.S. News & World Report.”

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Foods to Lose Weight & Gain Muscle

Gaining muscle and losing weight can go hand-in-hand, because muscle burns more calories than fat does. By adding strength training, Pilates or resistance bands to your exercise routine, you may be better able to reach your weight loss goals, according to the KidsHealth website. You can also be successful losing weight by choosing the right types of foods.