Try these exercises to recover from a hamstring injury

If you're coming back from a hamstring injury, try the following exercises with ankle weights: 1) Lie on your belly. Slowly raise one foot until your knee is bent at a 90-degree angle, and then slowly lower your foot; 2) Lie on your belly and slowly raise one foot without bending your knee. Do eight to 15 repetitions of each exercise with each leg, three times a week.

Running pays off
If you run for only 30 minutes a day, three times a week, you will save an average of $866 per year in medical costs, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Garlic may cut cancer risk
Eating about six cloves of raw or cooked garlic per week may offer protection against stomach and colorectal cancer, according to research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Garlic supplements were not effective at reducing cancer risk.

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