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  • June 9, 2015

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    Forgetting the Pain of Exercise

    Completing a marathon can be exhilarating but also agonizing. Thighs cramp. Backs ache. Toes bleed. Stomachs churn. Afterward, leg muscles can become so sore and tight that finishers must ease themselves backward down stairs and request assistance to rise from the toilet.<

  • May 19, 2015

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    2015 Rankings List Most ‘Bicycle Friendly’ U.S. States

    NPR. For the second-straight year, Washington and Minnesota took the top two spots on an annual list of states that are best for cyclists. But the League of American Bicyclists' rankings also show that no state scored higher than 67 points out of 1

  • May 16, 2015

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    What is the best way to cut down on belly fat if weight-loss is not necessarily the goal?

    NYTimes. Belly fat is pernicious. Most of it consists of visceral, or deep, fat, which is physiologically different from subcutaneous fat, the kind that settles just beneath your skin. Studies have shown that visceral fat produces unique biochemical signals that promote in

  • May 14, 2015

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    The Mechanics of Preventing Procrastination

    The Atlantic. Procrastination is, in essence, stealing from yourself. The reason goals are so hard to reach, many psychologists think, is because each person believes they are really two people: Present Me and Future Me. And to most people, Future Me is much less important than Present Me.

  • May 9, 2015

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    Christopher McDougall Wants You to Go Outside

    NYTimes.


    The author Christopher McDougall helped make barefoot running mainstream with his best-selling book “Born to Run,” a tale about a tribe of endurance runners and an annual 50-mile footrace in the mountains of Mexico.

  • February 18, 2015

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    My knees crack a lot when I stand up. Should I be worried?

    Health Magazine. If you’re not experiencing pain or swelling, no. Experts used to think that cracking your joints caused arthritis, but the latest research shows no such link. These sounds happen for a few reasons. First, when you stand up, the load on your

  • January 19, 2015

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    The Super-Short Workout and Other Fitness Trends

    NYTimes. The big story in exercise science this year was the super-short workout.


    In one particularly useful study from May, scientists found that three brief sessions per day of interval-style exercise — consisting of one minute of

  • January 16, 2015

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    Ask Well: Making Exercise a Habit

    NYTimes.


    What’s the best way to create a habit of exercising? I want to exercise regularly but its hard for me to do things daily.


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