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conifer garden...Ground-hugging conifers are a perfect partner for more upright varieties. The low, sprawling Juniperus procumbens ’Nana’ fronts a Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Nana Lutea’, at lower right, and a steely-blue Picea pungens ‘Montgomery’, center.

Ground-hugging conifers are a perfect partner for more upright varieties. The low, sprawling Juniperus procumbens ’Nana’ fronts a Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Nana Lutea’, at lower right, and a steely-blue Picea pungens ‘Montgomery’, center.

Got knee pain? You probably need to work on your ankles. Over time, especially if you spend a lot of time sitting, your ankles lose range of motion—which forces your knees to compensate (and complain). Do this move as part of your warm-up, or anytime you like. You'll see the benefits in your walk, run, or strength workout almost immediately.

Got knee pain? You probably need to work on your ankles. Over time, especially if you spend a lot of time sitting, your ankles lose range of motion—which forces your knees to compensate (and complain)(Fitness Workouts People)

The No. 1 Stretch To Do Before Bed Did you know that the tension we build sitting at our desks during the day can impact the quality of our sleep at night? Jill Miller, founder of Yoga Tune Up, shares a hip stretch that works overtime as a sleep-aid. The hip flexor (psoas) gets short and tight the longer you sit. It connects to the lower back bones, and up to the diaphragm. Tight hips impacts the ability to breathe deeply. ~ Oprah.com

Did you know that the tension we build sitting at our desks during the day can impact the quality of our sleep at night? Jill Miller, founder of Yoga Tune Up, shares a hip stretch that works overtime as a sleep-aid.