Now that school exams are almost over and the air quality index is good to moderate across India except in Patna and Muzzaffarpur, both in Bihar, it's time to consider playing a sport instead of streaming it live on televisions and smartphones. Playing a structured team sports such as cricket, football and hockey brings physical and mental health benefits that go beyond fitness and weight loss, and last a lifetime. All 5-17 year olds must play active team sports or be participate in moderate to intense physical activity that leaves them breathless for a few minutes after they stop running for at least 60 minutes every day, recommends the World Health Organization. Brain gain What's now known
Previous studies have suggested that later timing of eating and sleeping are related to obesity, said lead author Adnin Zaman, M.D., of the University of Colorado in Denver, Colo. "However, few studies have assessed both meal and sleep timing in adults with obesity, and it is not clear whether eating later in the day is associated with shorter sleep duration or higher body fat," she said. The study used three types of technology to record participants' sleep, physical activity and eating patterns. "It has been challenging to apply sleep and circadian science to medicine due to a lack of methods for measuring daily patterns of human behavior," Zaman said. "We used a novel set of methods for simultaneous
Michael Wentink used to be a runner before he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Now, he runs a different kind of marathon each day.
You won't need to do more sets or reps than you're currently doing. Nor will you need to completely overhaul your training program, buy any expensive equipment, or splash the cash on fancy supplements. In fact, you won't need to spend any money at all, and you can get started in your very next workout. All you need to do is shift the way you focus when you lift—and the growth will follow. What Is Attentional Focus? Here's the story: Back in 2009, a team of US researchers set up a very simple experiment. They rounded up a group of people who had never lifted weights before and got them to do lat pulldowns. During each rep, the researchers used electrodes to measure muscle activity in the lats.
Your knee routinely feels the force of five to eight times your body weight with every step, making it the most taxed joint of the human body. A knee is designed to withstand millions of steps during a lifetime, but sometimes all that stress can cause your knees to break down. What can you do to prevent knee pain? And stop the pain you may already feel? We've designed our knee guide to teach you how to keep knees working for years to come. Never had knee pain? Excellent. Let's keep it that way. And while not all knee problems are preventable, you can prevent many issues and also improve knee function with strength and flexibility training. With increased muscular strength and flexibility surrounding
ROAN MOUNTAIN, Tenn. (WJHL) - With life presented obstacles, Roan Mountain native Shane Bare just took it one rep at a time. But just like a plate going on a weight bar, life didn't let up. Bare, who is paralyzed from the waist down, didn't let the word "no" enter his vocabulary, and is now moving forward by turning a love of the gym into a story of motivation for others. The story starts back in 2009 when Bare was able to reconnect with a high school flame. The two were expecting their first child in 2010 but tragedy struck when doctors discovered the child did not have a heartbeat. "Something like that just turns your world upside down," Bare said. And less than a year later, life through
On Feb. 1, 2018, I put on a pair of sneakers and went for a run for the first time in more than 30 years. To say I was never a runner is a mild way to sum up a life of active antipathy to the activity. Exercise was never my thing - undertaken periodically, at best, in an effort to force my body to become a smaller size. My previous adult foray into running had taken place one afternoon in college when, wearing a motley assortment of athletic gear, I gasped my way toward the football stadium with a stitch in my side, stopped partway, returned to the dorm and decided to take up swimming instead. Yet here I was in my 50s, feeling heavy and out of shape, in a pair of sneakers I bought when I took
Experts weigh in on the muscles you bear down on each and every day. This article originally appeared on Shape. For more stories like it, visit shape.com. If you're pregnant or have had a baby, you've likely heard all about your pelvic floor, the muscles that support your pelvic organs (think: your bladder and uterus) — not to mention all of the ways childbirth can wreak havoc on them (baby coming down the birth canal, anyone?). But mamas aren't the only ones who should care about these crucial muscles. "As a urogynecologist, I see a lot of women who have pelvic floor issues who have not been pregnant," says Lauren Rascoff, M.D., an assistant professor and urogynecologist at the University of
She's getting ready to strip for Channel Seven's The Real Full Monty: Ladies' Night. But Rachael Finch was far from disrobed in a high-fashion pictorial for Stellar magazine this weekend. The 30-year-old model looked sensational in the stylish looks, which included a soft orange trench-coat dress. In another outfit, the mother-of-two slicked her hair back and revealed a hint of cleavage in a white dress. Often praised for her clean lifestyle and svelte figure, Rachael's fans follow he for health and wellness advice and inspiration. And now that summer has come to an end, the former Miss Universe Australia has revealed her top exercise tips for staying fit in the cooler months. Speaking to Daily
You know food is essential to unlocking those gains - you need fuel to power through your workouts and adequate nutrition to repair your muscles once you're finished. But if you get a little hung up on the timing of it all, know that when you eat isn't nearly as crucial as what you eat and how much.
Smith Land & Improvement Corporation announces the return of Healthy Neighbors Fest to the West Shore Plaza with free family friendly activities, a fitness park, and retail and restaurant specials. Smith Land & Improvement Corporation announces the return of Healthy Neighbors Fest to the West Shore Plaza in Lemoyne on Saturday, April 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Nine health and fitness partners will be on-site offering free health screenings, tips for healthy living, fitness sessions, healthy food samples, games, and giveaways for every age. “We are proud to partner with some of Pennsylvania's strongest health advocates and fitness enthusiasts as we transform our retail plaza into a community