Cindy Haines, M.D.

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Cindy Haines, M.D., wrote about diet and exercise for HealthCentral.

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Yoga for Triathletes

Here are five yoga poses to consider in the quest for better times and fewer injuries in your beloved triathlons.

Best Yoga Poses for Marathon Runners

Is a marathon on your personal radar this year? Then lots of running is on your to-do list and other cross-training should be too. You may be aware of the importance of core strength, total-body conditioning and stretching in optimizing your runs, bu...

Don't Succumb to These Common Yoga Injuries

When done incorrectly, the benefits of yog may not be as meaningful, and the pose or practice could lead to injury.

How to Ease Into Advanced Yoga Poses

The practice of yoga is simple and complex all at the same time. Yoga can be simply noticing and smoothing out one’s pattern of breathing. It can also be the practice of one or more poses (asanas). When performed correctly and appropriately given any ...

5 Yoga Poses That You Should Perfect

The practice of yoga is simple and complex all at the same time. Yoga can be simply noticing and smoothing out one’s pattern of breathing. It can also be the practice of one or more poses (asanas). When performed correctly and appropriately given any ...

The Best Yoga Poses for Beginners

If you’re new to yoga, these basic poses can help get you started. When performed on a regular basis, these yoga poses can help improve strength and flexibility.

The Compound Effect: Small Decisions Can Make a Big Impact

I have this recurrent thought about the power of the compound effect in health and (dare I even suggest it) happiness. That the little (and not so little) choices we make in our everyday lives, the decisions that soon become ingrained into usual rout...

My "40 Days to Personal Revolution"

My mom had major surgery to save her life this year. I was fortunate to be able to be by her and my dad’s side. That’s a true gift - I was able to experience moments of love and grace with my mother and father that I will cherish and keep with me for...

Diet and Exercise: What's the Point?

All this talk about diet and exercise - It’s got me thinking about the point of it all. As an American female, of course I know all too well what the perceived priority is: Be as thin and beautiful as possible. Food and exercise are tools that must b...

How Do Sex Differences Affect Our Health? Ladies first "¦

My girlfriends and I often talk about how lucky we are to be alive in this day and age of opportunity for women – but also about how balancing our career and family options can be challenging. I also take interest when my guy friends talk about their ...