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How active are you, really?

How active are you, really?

Do you think you’ve got your game on when it comes to physical activity? You may take long walks, cycle, and go to the gym and think that you’re doing pretty swell, but a new study questions how well you actually evaluate your level of physical activity. When it comes to physical activity, how good […]

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Physical and mental benefits of swimming

Physical and mental benefits of swimming

Swimming is an exercise for people of all ages. It can be easy and inexpensive, and a person can go at their own pace. Swimming helps a person to get or stay in shape, but the benefits also extend to mental health. People who are 19 to 64 years old should get 150 minutes of […]

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Micro concussions may alter football players’ brains

Micro concussions may alter football players’ brains

A new study finds that players of contact sports have differences in their brain activity when compared with people who play non-contact sports. The authors ask whether micro concussions are to blame. Assessing the impact of micro concussions is difficult. A new study tries a new approach. There has been a significant drive, over recent […]

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Jammed finger vs. broken finger: What to know

Jammed finger vs. broken finger: What to know

A jammed finger is a common injury that can cause pain, swelling, and difficulty moving the finger. A jammed finger is most commonly caused by an injury to the joint in the middle of the finger, where it bends in half. This joint is called the proximal interphalangeal joint (PIP). Small ligaments called the collateral […]

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Now too much standing is bad for us, says study

Now too much standing is bad for us, says study

My standing desk arrived earlier this month. Having written many articles about the harms of prolonged sitting, I was very excited to give it a go. So, imagine my dismay when I see this latest study: standing desks might not be so beneficial after all. Researchers suggest that standing desks may not be as beneficial […]

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How fasting boosts exercise’s effects on endurance

How fasting boosts exercise’s effects on endurance

Intermittent fasting, such as eating only on alternate days, might enhance the ability of aerobic exercise to increase endurance because the body switches to using fats and ketones as a source of fuel for muscles instead of carbohydrates. Research shows the effects of intermittent fasting on endurance. This was the conclusion that researchers came to […]

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Fitness: How do friends’ social media posts affect us?

Fitness: How do friends’ social media posts affect us?

Do you share all your fitness landmarks on social media? Do you often see friends’ photos of toned abs and pumped-up muscles? I bet the answer to at least one of those questions is “yes,” but how do such exercise-related posts influence others? A new study addresses that issue. How do our friends’ gym selfies […]

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Music makes us enjoy exercise more, finds brain study

Music makes us enjoy exercise more, finds brain study

Hate going to the gym? A new study may have found a way to make exercise more fun: put on your favorite tune. Researchers suggest that listening to music may increase our enjoyment of exercise. Researchers reveal that while listening to music during a workout doesn’t increase focus on the task at hand, it does […]

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Running may protect your memory from stress

Running may protect your memory from stress

Research has shown, time and time again, that stress can affect both our physical and mental health. One of the processes that is significantly affected by chronic stress is memory, but there may be an easy way to help our brain to fight this damage. A new study suggests that running could safeguard memory in […]