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On the Ball for Health


When Italian toymaker Aquilino Cosani developed a process for making colorful, air-filled balls for children in the early 1960s, he probably had no idea that these balls would provide so many benefits to so many people of all ages and conditions just decades later. It wasn’t long before the balls were attracting the attention of […]

An Apple a Day


Reports vary as to the health benefits of ‘an apple a day’ but this much is certain: apples are for many a symbol of health. The claims include protecting bones; that drinking apple juice can be helpful to asthmatic children, and that apples can provide protection from Alzheimer’s disease, as well as lung, breast and […]

Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness or DOMS: What Causes It and Can It Be Prevented?


If you’ve just started working out or worked out harder than usual, you may experience a few days of soreness after your workout. Muscle pain and stiffness that occurs a after a workout is called delayed-onset muscle soreness or DOMS. DOMS can make you feel pretty sore and uncomfortable for a few days, and you […]

3 Foods That May Help to Prevent Muscle Soreness After Exercise


It’s exhilarating to finish a tough workout. To feel the sense of accomplishment and satisfaction that comes from a job well done. Unfortunately, if you haven’t been working out long or have recently changed your routine, your muscles may feel the after-effects a few days later in the form of post-exercise muscles soreness. The official […]