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Phys Ed: The Best Sport for a Longer Life? Try Tennis

September 5, 2018 Bilal 0

Phys Ed: The Best Sport for a Longer Life? Try Tennis https://ift.tt/2M1MSql Supported by PHYS ED The Best Sport for a Longer Life? Try Tennis People who played tennis, badminton or soccer tended to live longer than those who cycled, swam or jogged. CreditGetty Images By Gretchen Reynolds Playing tennis and other sports that are social might add years to your life, according to a new epidemiological study of Danish men and women. The study found that adults who reported frequently participating in tennis or other racket and team sports lived longer than people who were sedentary. But they also […]

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What We Know About Vitamin D and Performance

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What We Know About Vitamin D and Performance https://ift.tt/2MOmqWo Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that regulates some 1,000 processes in the body, and doctors have long known its importance to bone density and preventing the related illnesses like rickets and osteoporosis. Now researchers are beginning to study its role in athletic performance. While an extra dose of vitamin D might increase muscle strength and endurance, the science is far from settled. Still, many athletes are eyeing the vitamin for possible performance gains. Given that the science is still young, is it worth hitting the drugstore? To find out, we […]

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It’s time to upgrade your push-up

September 2, 2018 Bilal 0

It’s time to upgrade your push-up https://ift.tt/2N7yKjD Make this month’s focus a move that will challenge upper-body strength, core stability and coordination. This pilates hybrid ticks all the boxes, taking the push-up to a whole new level. 1. Preparation In push-up position, place your hands under your shoulders, with feet just wider than hip-distance apart. Place left hand just forward of shoulders and right hand just behind shoulders. Cross right leg over left leg and wrap left foot round right foot. Do not allow hips or back to sag. Read next Perform one offset push-up. 2. Twist Using left hand […]

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Are Eye Twitches Anything to Worry About, And What Can You Do About Them?

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Are Eye Twitches Anything to Worry About, And What Can You Do About Them? https://ift.tt/2oycjGr Eye twitching can drive you up the wall. (iStock) After a day of mainlining coffee and staring at the computer, “relaxing” at happy hour then staying up late glued to the television, getting in bed only to consume the infinite scroll of news and takes on your mobile instead of sleeping like you know you should, an eye twitch begins. You go to sleep, thinking by the time you wake up the twitch will be gone. But it’s not. It’s there for days, maybe even […]

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The Two Easiest Ways to Gain More Muscle in Less Time

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The Two Easiest Ways to Gain More Muscle in Less Time https://ift.tt/2vGkogp If you’re like most people, you want more muscle than you have right now, but you’re busy and you don’t have much free time to go to the gym and lift weights. If that’s you, I have good news: Science has uncovered two highly effective training methods that can reduce the length of your workouts by up to 50 percent, while still delivering identical gains in size and strength. Here’s what they are and how to use them for the best results. The first method: Rest-pause training Let’s […]

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How to Lose Fat Without Losing Muscle

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How to Lose Fat Without Losing Muscle https://ift.tt/2Pa49QT When most people talk about trying to lose weight, what they are really trying to do is lose fat. The problem is, that requires not losing muscle—which your body naturally does when you’re in a caloric deficit. And a caloric deficit is a requisite for fat loss; you can’t lose fat without taking in fewer calories than you burn per day, says Abbie Smith-Ryan, director of the Applied Physiology Laboratory at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “If you achieve a caloric deficit to lose weight solely by cutting calories, you […]

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How Heat Therapy Could Boost Your Performance

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How Heat Therapy Could Boost Your Performance https://ift.tt/2wcLOL4 In February 2014, the Canadian women’s soccer team realized it needed more juice in the gym. So management called in an electrician to redo the wiring in the team’s makeshift workout room in suburban Vancouver, to prevent two rented industrial heaters from blowing the fuses. “The plugs just couldn’t handle it,” recalls César Meylan, the team’s head sports scientist. Then, for five straight winter days, Meylan put the squad through grueling 90-minute circuit-training sessions with the room kept at a toasty 95 degrees. Each player swallowed an ingestible sensor that allowed Meylan […]

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How Sleepless Nights Can Trigger Weight Gain

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How Sleepless Nights Can Trigger Weight Gain https://ift.tt/2PyFuW9 FRIDAY, Aug. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) — One sleepless night might tip the body’s metabolism toward storing fat while depleting muscle, new research suggests. Many studies have linked poor sleep — whether from insomnia or working the night shift — to weight gain and health conditions like type 2 diabetes. But that type of research leaves open the question of whether sleep loss itself is to blame. A growing number of lab studies, zeroing in on the effects of sleep deprivation, suggest the answer is “yes.” The new research adds to the […]

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Belly fat is the most dangerous, but losing it from anywhere helps

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Belly fat is the most dangerous, but losing it from anywhere helps https://ift.tt/2C11zdk We can’t target certain areas for weight loss, but losing it from anywhere is good. from www.shutterstock.com Excess storage of fat is linked to many different chronic diseases. But some areas of fat storage on the body are worse than others. In general, women have greater absolute body fat percentages than men. Typically, women carry more fat around the legs, hip and buttocks, as well as the chest and upper arms. Women have more subcutaneous fat – the fat you can pinch under your skin – while […]