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Practicing yoga might keep your brain healthy | Muscle and Fitness

Recently conducted studies are showing that yoga can have some of the same positive effects on the brain as aerobic exercise. The studies used MRI and SPECT scans to measure differences in the brain of participants who regularly partook in yoga. Scientists said the scans show similar results to what you would see in someone who exercised in more traditional ... Read More »

5 lifting rules you should break if you want to get big | Men’s Health

Men’s Health fitness director Ebenezer Samuel, C.S.C.S. has compiled a list of commonly believed fitness rules that are actually false. Believing that you have to go heavy all the time and always using the maximum weight can lead to injury and improper form. This can lead to cheating on the last reps, causing you to develop negative form habits which ... Read More »

I did a month of barre classes – here’s what happened to my running | Runner’s World

Flexibility training and working your TFL, hamstrings, and hip flexors help prevent injury and chronic pain in runners. The barre classes included a warm-up followed by a full body workout that included abdominal floor work and the use of props and a savasana. After asking why barre classes are recommended for runners, an instructor commented that “runners are notorious for ... Read More »

There are at least 4 different ways of aging, scientists say | NBC News

Have you ever wondered why and how people age differently? Going to a class reunion often sparks these thoughts. Some people look like no time has passed, while others looked like a century has passed. A study conducted by Stanford University scientists was published in Nature Medicine, revealing possible explanations for how people age differently. In addition to that, it ... Read More »

What you need to know about the common ingredients in workout supplements | Runner’s World

With caffeine overdoses being an increasingly occurring issue as more people are consuming greater amounts, it is essential to know just how much your caffeine intake is. With thousands of different workout and protein supplements being on the market, each one is different and contains varying amounts of additives. Caffeine is often found in supplements, meaning you don’t need to ... Read More »

Russell Wilson reveals how to think like a champion | Men’s Health

In his new book, It Takes What It Takes, Russell Wilson’s personal mental conditioning coach says to focus on neutral thinking rather than positive thoughts. Wilson comments that when you’re losing or having a bad game, the “think positive thoughts” and hype talk feels fake, rather than encouraging. Instead, focus on neutral thinking where you accept the truth of what ... Read More »

7 exercises to fix shoulder pain | Outside Online

Being the least stable but most mobile joint in the human body, our shoulders are extremely prone to injury and lasting pain. An injury or repeated stress on the joint can lead to bruising, tearing and inflammation that is difficult to treat if ignored for too long. Common shoulder injuries for outdoor athletes include a torn rotary cuff, shoulder impingement ... Read More »

Diet, not exercise, may have a bigger effect on weight gain | Muscle and Fitness

Around 69% of adults in the U.S. are considered obese or overweight, with a third of children between the ages of 2 and 19 falling into the obese category. While the main assumption is that this is the case due to minimal exercise, studies are showing that the real cause is more about diet than exercise. Studies have revealed that ... Read More »

Does music make exercise more effective? | BBC

Exercise is better than no exercise at all; however, “brisk” exercise is particularly better for heart and brain health. Brisk walks increase blood flow to the brain, as well as lead to the release of hormone, BDNF, brain derived neurotrophic factor. This hormone is responsible for brain cell production. According to the British Journal of Sports Medicine, another benefit to ... Read More »

Men’s Health Cast Iron Adjustable Dumbbell review: Bowflex just got a problem | T3

Working out at home can be a good start to getting into shape, as well as provide athletes with the means to stay active when spending two hours at the gym just isn’t conducive. The Men’s Health Cast Iron Adjustable Dumbbell are designed to provide numerous benefits without spending a lot of money on weights you may never use. Ranging ... Read More »