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Fitness

Study: Stay Active to Stay Young

We are all looking for ways to feel younger and there have been many studies that exercise is a good way to make that happen. But this new study is one of the most compelling we’ve seen. Researchers in the UK gathered together 125 cyclists, aged 55-79, as well as[…]

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Is Self Perception Key to a Great Workout?

We know intuitively that our mental state can impact our physical performance including sports and fitness. We found a recent study that aims to show how key mental state is to our exercise experience. Researchers decided to test how expectations and confidence affect a person’s workout, so they recruited 78[…]

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What is the Best Stride for Running?

If you read Born to Run, you may have concluded that barefoot running with a landing on the forefoot is the best stride for everyone. Though you may have noticed that Five Fingers have vanished from the realm of trendy footwear. Runners want to make sure their gait reduces injury[…]

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How Exercise Makes You More Optimistic

People who exercise all the time may seem like they’re faking happiness — after all they have to get sweaty, it takes up time in their day and they’re sore. So why would they be smiling? Well, according to a new study there is something called a cascade of positive[…]

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Why Stress Fractures May be Worse for Vegans

Stress fractures are one of the more troubling risks for runners, the tiny cracks in your bones that can come from overtraining. And for many of us it seems like nothing much can be done — we either have to stop running or we deal with the risk. But this[…]

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Study Says Walk More, Sleep More

While there has long been a school of thought that exercising leads to better sleep, it is sometimes contradicted by studies. And even for those who believe it, it’s often assumed that you have to sweat pretty hard to end up actually getting more Z’s. But according to a new study,[…]

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Great News for Tennis Players

For those of us who like competition and teamwork, there is some great news in a new study about what kind of physical activity is good for your health. A Danish study looked at 8,500 subjects who were all fairly healthy. They answered a long list of questions and then[…]

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There is no New Gut Bacteria Miracle Pill

Hundreds of scientists are studying the role of bacteria in our GI systems to understand their role and to see if there are ways to improve how people feel by altering the bacteria. We recently read through an article about a study to determine if one specific bacteria (or lack[…]

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