Jane Langille

Jane Langille is a health and medical writer based near Toronto, Ontario. Jane writes about health news and medical innovations for media publications and health care providers

Is it possible that vitamin D can ward off cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, metabolic disorders, depression, infectious diseases, autoimmune diseases, mortality and even autism? Readers of health articles have been deluged by such stories.

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Nearly 16 million Americans are currently practicing some form of yoga. Yoga continues to rise in popularity because it’s a low-impact activity that improves overall physical fitness, strength and flexibility. Yoga can be adapted to a wide variety of fitness levels and offers a low risk of serious injury or side effects when practiced carefully under the guidance of an experienced, certified instructor. Yoga can help reduce chronic pain, low back pain, stress, anxiety, depression and insomnia, according to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) at the National Institutes of Health. Yoga can also help lower heart…

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Find out which popular yoga style fits you best In North America, Hatha yoga is the most popular style, consisting of a series of poses, or “asanas,” mindful breathing techniques called “pranayama,” and relaxation and meditation. Within Hatha yoga, there are many different sub-styles offering various levels of exertion and focus. Here are some of the most popular: Ashtanga is a rigorous physical workout designed to build strength and endurance with a specific sequence of postures Bikram, or hot yoga, is practiced in a room heated to 105° F. and helps promote deeper stretching and the flushing out of toxins.…

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