Cardiorespiratory exercises linked to improved cognition

Photo via: Dreamstime.com In prior research studies, cardio exercises have shown to promote a healthier lifestyle and boost mental health. New research, published in the peer-reviewed journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings, takes its efficiency a step forward, indicating cardiorespiratory exercises may improve areas of the brain associated with cognitive decline. To reach these findings, researchers studied 2,103 adult participants, aged 21 to 84, through two population-based cohorts between June 2008 through September 2012. In the study, two areas of the…

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Best Deals on Bowflex Fitness Equipment for January 2020

Bowflex is a well-known top seller in the fitness equipment market and for good reason. The company now makes everything from smart activity trackers to cardio machines, adjustable dumbbells, and home gym equipment. If you’re looking to get into shape for the new year, we’ve got you covered. We outlined the many Bowflex products that are on sale right now so you can make the right choice when purchasing your new workout equipment. Today’s best Bowflex deals Bowflex SelectTech…

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Greg Glassman’s Easy Health Care Fix: More CrossFit

It’s a hot August morning in Madison, Wisconsin, and Greg Glassman is sipping iced tea in an air-conditioned, glass-walled room perched above a preternaturally green field. Below, two dozen ripped athletes are hanging by their feet from bars, performing upside-down sit-ups in sync while Kendrick Lamar’s “Loyalty” blasts from the speakers. The sun-warmed bleachers are a blur of taut and bulging skin, fans already drinking beer and getting rowdy above signs that declare this event the “Ultimate Proving Grounds for the…

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Self-Reliance Isn’t a Superpower, It’s a Vice

New Year’s resolutions heading off the rails? Ask for help. Photo: laflor/Getty Images Co-authored with Samuel Murray. It’s easy to imagine ways to self-improve — and formulate innumerable New Year’s resolutions to get us there. But the self-control part of it is harder. Self-control is a scarce resource for many of us, which often means we don’t quite achieve what we originally dreamed. And come March, a lot of us are back into our old ruts. So how can…

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Stay In Motion: Cardio Exercises Strengthen Brain Health, Slow Cogniti…

ROCHESTER, Minn. — If you’ve ever spoken with an avid jogger or cardio-enthusiast, they probably told you how much better they feel after getting their blood flowing with a little exercise. There’s no doubt that getting in motion, whether that be running, biking, or simply taking a brisk walk, is good for the body, but now a new set of research finds it can also greatly benefit our minds as well. A study by scientists at the German Center for…

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Use what you have to look your best

By RAYMOND ONYANGO The main reason most of us take up exercise is to improve our body shape. However, few of us succeed at trimming our bellies or keeping our thighs and arms from getting flabby, especially as we age. Body types are loosely categorised into three main groups, ectomorph, mesomorph and endomorph. Ectormorphs These tend to be naturally slender, with a dynamic metabolism that allows them to get away with eating almost any type of food. Models, long-distance…

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New study further supports the link between exercise and brain health …

New evidence published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings from the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases suggests a positive association between exercise and gray matter volume in regions of the brain already linked to cognitive decline and aging. Fifty million people are affected by dementia worldwide.  Consequently, there is a significant amount of research focused on dementia risk reduction, treatment, and cure. To date, the National Academies of Sciences, the Lancet Commission, and the World Health Organization have all recognized exercise…

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Average American spends nearly $2,000

Maurie Backman, The Motley Fool Published 12:00 p.m. ET Jan. 11, 2020 CLOSE The start of a new year is a popular time to assess our habits and pledge to do better. And for many folks, that means eating right and hitting the gym. Here’s the problem with gym memberships, though: Often, they’re a waste of money. The reason? We sign up for them when we’re pumped on new year’s positivity, only to realize sometime around late January that…

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18 Super Dirty Spots at the Gym That Can Make You Sick

By Hristina Byrnes January 10, 2020 4:25 pm Going to the gym deserves admiration. You have taken a step towards becoming healthier, but now you have to be careful not to actually get sick. The sad truth is that gyms can be germ-infested facilities. No place in the gym is completely safe. Any area — from the locker room to the zone with cardio equipment — is basically a breeding ground for bacteria, with more than 20 categories of…

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How does it work? Cost, features, and alternatives

Peloton has received a lot of press in recent months. Some of it is negative, due to that controversial Christmas ad that showed a husband giving a Peloton bike to his wife, but much of it has also been positive, largely because the company’s flagship product is among the most highly rated at-home gym equipment you can buy. Those of you who want to know more about Peloton should look no further. We did the leg work for you…

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