Whether it is running, swimming, weight lifting or aerobics, fitness experts say the center of all exercise routines is the core - the abdominal, back and muscles around the pelvis - which is the seat of stability, strength and power. Adding in exercise routines to strengthen the core can help the runner go faster, the basketball player jump higher and the everyday exerciser more easily do routine tasks from loading the car to cleaning the tub.
Hot new healthy spa trends for 2012
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(Relaxnews) - In 2012, global spas continue to focus on health and wellness with burgeoning trends such as infrared saunas, sub-zero cryotherapy, wellness coaching and online gaming, and an array of inventive vibration, music, and color therapies to soothe stress.
Last week, SpaFinder, an online spa industry news and information website, announced its analysis of spas around the world, citing some of the biggest health-centric trends we can expect to see in the coming year.
"After four tough economic years that made experimentation challenging, we are seeing the industry once again pushing the envelope with exciting ideas, delivering more wows, more fun, and quite serious wellness innovation," said SpaFinder president Susie Ellis, a contributing editor to NewBeauty magazine, in a press release.