Tag Archives: physically active

  • March 17, 2015

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    Frozen Yoga? It’s Snowga

    NYTimes. It seemed as if yoga should have exhausted its opportunities for expansion by now, considering it has already made such unlikely alliances as marijuana, dogs, karaoke and stand-up paddleboards. But the yoga creep carries on with what may be the practice’s strangest bedfellow yet: snow.

  • February 12, 2015

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    For Athletes, the Time of an Event Can Affect Performance

    NYTimes. Athletes have long sought ways to gain even a small edge that can make the difference between getting a medal and finishing in the middle of the pack, like altitude training or even performance-enhancing drugs.


    Now British res

  • January 26, 2015

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    Is Rebounding Good Exercise?

    NYTimes.
    I’ve been reading a lot about rebounding as an excellent exercise for all ages. The benefits seem almost miraculous, but I don’t find any articles in Well about this form of exercise. Have you looked into it?

    A: Many websites do tout almost miraculous benefits fro

  • January 25, 2015

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    The Best Time to Exercise to Lose Weight?

    NYTimes.
    What is the best time of day to exercise, if my goal is weight loss?

    A:
    You might try setting your wake-up alarm earlier and exercising before breakfast. There is some evidence that working out on a completely empty stomach — or, as scientists call this wooz

  • January 23, 2015

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    The Benefits of a Lunch Hour Walk

    NYTimes. To combat afternoon slumps in enthusiasm and focus, take a walk during the lunch hour.

    A new study finds that even gentle lunchtime strolls can perceptibly — and immediately — buoy people’s moods and ability to handle stress at work.

    It is not news, of co

  • 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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  • December 15, 2014

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    How Exercise Can Boost Young Brains

    NYTimes. Encourage young boys and girls to run, jump, squeal, hop and chase after each other or after erratically kicked balls, and you substantially improve their ability to think, according to the most ambitious study ever conducted of physical activity and cognitive performance in children. The r

  • October 27, 2014

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    Why Are Americans So Fascinated With Extreme Fitness?

    NYTimes. A blond woman in a hot pink spandex tank hoists a sledgehammer over her shoulders, then slams it down with a dull thud onto the big tire in front of her. Beside her, another woman swings her sledgehammer even higher, grimacing and groaning with the effort. Their faces are bright red and dri