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  • Can You Outrun a Bad Diet? Experts Share Their Nutrition Advice for Runners

    04/18/2018 8:01:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    Runner's World ^ | April 17, 2018 | Daniel Kunitz
    You hit the fast food drive-through a couple times a week, and your grocery cart is regularly filled with cookies, packaged doughnuts, ice cream, chips (and dip). But you’re thin. You run—a lot—and you’re not gaining any weight, so all’s good, right? Well, not exactly. Put down the chocolate cupcake and hear us out. While runners do tend to be much healthier than the general population, with lower rates of diabetes and heart disease, that’s largely due to a healthy diet rather than running regularly, says Sara Mahoney, Ph.D., chair of the department of exercise science at Bellarmine University. In...
  • Sitting Too Much Can Change Your Brain & Impact Your Memory, A New Study Says

    04/14/2018 6:18:11 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 43 replies
    Bustle ^ | 14 Apr 2018 | BRANDI NEAL
    Public Library of Science found that all of that sitting can change your brain — it actually shrinks the part of your brain responsible for storing memories ... One study found, however, that standing desks aren't actually as good for you as we thought. ...Because, when you're 50, you'll be glad you took those walks — you might be more likely to remember where you put your car keys.
  • Dementia-Fitness Link Found in Study of 191 Women for 44 Years (fitness good)

    03/15/2018 7:49:16 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 15 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Clyde Hughes
    A link between dementia onset and cardiovascular fitness was found in a study that followed 191 women for 44 years, said a study published Wednesday in the medical journal Neurology. Researchers found that middle-aged women with a high-degree of cardiovascular fitness were 90 percent less likely to develop dementia later in life than those with moderate levels. The study looked at a sub-sample of Swedish women aged 38 to 60 who were first examined and tested back in 1968, the website Live Science reported and the findings suggest that physical fitness in midlife benefitted the brain along with the heart....
  • WEEK AT THE GYM: ONE MAN'S STORY

    01/11/2018 6:38:24 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 53 replies
    email from a friend | 01/11/2018 | unknown
    Dear Diary. For my sixty fifth birthday this year, my wife (the dear) purchased a week of personal training at the local health club for me. Although I am still in great shape since playing on my college tennis team 45 years ago, I decided it would be a good idea to go ahead and give it a try. I called the club and made my reservations with a personal trainer named Belinda, who identified herself as a 26-year-old aerobics instructor and model for athletic clothing and swim wear. My wife seemed pleased with my enthusiasm to get started! The...
  • How to Climb a Wall

    12/28/2017 2:36:12 PM PST · by conservative98 · 29 replies
    Wall climbing can be a fun activity and good exercise. It is also one of the more common elements used by practitioners of parkour. This article will teach you all you need to know if you too would like to learn to climb a wall. Learning the Basic Wall Climb 1 Stretch yourself and loosen up. Climbing a wall can strain a number of your muscles that you may not have stressed much before. Perform some light exercise and stretch before attempting the wall climb. 2 Find a short wall to practice on. Try to find one that is low...
  • The Beginner’s Guide to Body Types: Ectomorph, Mesomorph, and Endomorph

    11/19/2017 7:36:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Nerd Fitness ^ | November 15, 2017 | Steve Kamb
    We are all unique. Yes, even you. Your mom was right!And you’re here because questions about your body type and genetics:What body type am I?How does it affect my training and diet?I have bad genetics, how screwed am I?I am a [body type]. Does that mean I shouldn’t do [activity]?We all have different bodies, genetics,reactions from certain foods, strengths, and weaknesses, and thus we each have different activities and behaviors that we’re predisposed to be good at (or struggle with!).The standard way of thinking tells us that we have three main “body types”: EndomorphEctomorphMesomorph (Don’t worry we’ll get into each...
  • Military training exercise to test local response to sustained power outages

    11/09/2017 8:44:42 AM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 34 replies
    WISC-TV ^ | 11/07/2017 | WISC TV
    News Military training exercise to test local response to sustained power outages Updated: Nov 07, 2017 12:14 PM CST MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin’s Department of Military Affairs is warning Columbia County residents of an increased law enforcement presence on the ground and in the air next week for a training exercise. The training in Columbia County and at Wisconsin’s Emergency Operations center in Madison starts Nov. 14, and is in conjunction with a national-level exercise, known as Grid Ex, that takes place Nov. 15-16, officials said. The public might see increased law enforcement presence and military personnel, including non-military unmanned...
  • Google Maps Removes Calorie-Burning Cupcake Counter over Complaints About Fat Shaming

    10/17/2017 9:01:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Breitbart Tech ^ | October 17, 2017 | Charlie Nash
    Google Maps has removed a feature that informed users how many calories they could burn by walking, which took the form of counting how many cupcakes would be burned off based on the distance, following complaints by users that claimed it was “triggering.” According to the Telegraph, “Users have reacted badly to cupcake metric on social media describing it as ‘shaming’ and some saying it could be a trigger for people suffering from eating disorders.” In a post on Twitter, Taylor Lorenz, a reporter for the Hill and Mic, called the feature “triggering.” “I guess Google maps now automatically shows...
  • Smoothies and the Low Carb Diet (vanity)

    08/27/2017 1:28:10 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 55 replies
    I have been on a low carb diet for about 4 years and have lost at least 30 pounds...but lately I was feeling poorly.I work out daily (at least every cardio to a sweat for 30 minutes and weights every other day).Don't know how I stumbled upon it, but I started doing daily veggie and fruit smoothies (in my ancient Osterizer blender). Great burst in energy and "general feel good." Did a bike ride yesterday after a two month absence and, though I took it somewhat easily, I was loaded with energy.Curious about yous guys thinking about veggie and fruit...
  • Tuesday's Test

    07/11/2017 6:57:49 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 52 replies
    unknown | 7/11/2017 | unknown
    This is a quiz for people who know everything! I found out in a hurry that I didn't. These are not trick questions. They are straight questions with straight answers.. The answers are in the comment. 1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends. 2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward? 3. Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All other vegetables must be replanted every year. What are the only two perennial...
  • Michelle Obama holds fitness 'bootcamps' for friends

    06/19/2017 4:12:26 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 19, 2017 | Judy Kurtz
    The former first lady says she's been hosting "bootcamps" for her friends to help whip them into shape and "be healthy together." [Snip] "When I was at the White House, I often hosted bootcamp weekends for my close girlfriends," Obama, 53, wrote. "It didn't matter that we were all at varying fitness levels. Our bootcamp weekends were a reminder that if we want to keep taking care of others, we need to take care of ourselves first."
  • The Workout You Won't Stop Hearing About in 2017 (Indoor rowing)

    05/29/2017 1:55:05 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 49 replies
    thrillist.com ^ | Christina Stiehl
    With their sleek aesthetics, club-inspired music, and cult-like followings, cycling studios have been on top of the trendy boutique fitness totem pole for the better part of the last decade, led by grapefruit-smelling, feel-good-mantra-spouting SoulCycle (which people seem to either love or hate). Competitors such as Flywheel and Peloton have tried to knock Soul off its throne, but there's a whole new game-changer beginning to take over the world of sweaty, sexy group workouts: indoor rowing. That's right, the machine that everyone ignores at the gym, the same old one collecting dust in your grandpa's basement, is poised to be...
  • Concept2 Maintenance For Optimal Capacity

    03/28/2017 6:20:13 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 18 replies
    I row everyday on a Concept2 and I watch Dark Horse Videos often to learn what the pros do.Video Link.
  • This Workout Might Help Reverse the Aging Process, According to a New Study (HIIT)

    03/26/2017 6:54:33 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 59 replies
    NY Mag ^ | Lisa Ryan
    Many of us have tried high-intensity interval training (HIIT) at some point, even if it was just a boot-camp class our friend dragged us to. But a new study suggests that we may want to incorporate those workouts — which include short bursts of intense exercise, followed by stretches of more moderate activities — into our regular fitness routines, since they’ve been shown to reverse the aging process. Published in the journal Cell Metabolism, scientists from the Mayo Clinic recruited an equal number of women and men to participate in the study, and split them up into two groups: young...
  • U.S. troops deploy in Bulgaria as Mattis meets NATO in Brussels

    02/17/2017 11:09:10 AM PST · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 15 February 2017
    U.S. troops deployed in Bulgaria on Wednesday and armored vehicles and heavy equipment are to arrive by the end of the week under a planned NATO operation to support its Eastern European allies, the Bulgarian defense ministry said. The U.S. deployment at the joint U.S.-Bulgarian military base at Novo Selo in the east of the Black Sea country is part of operation Atlantic Resolve, aimed at showing Moscow Washington's commitment to its allies, the ministry said. In moves agreed last year under former U.S. President Barack Obama, NATO is expanding its presence in the region to levels unprecedented since the...
  • 2k Row (video of coach speaking on--and rowing--to demonstrate how to compete on a 2km row)

    10/27/2016 4:40:11 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 6 replies
    Video Link -- I row daily or bike and am slower than a funeral march, but am trying to get faster.This is the best video I have found on indoor rowing of the 2K for time. Lots of science, psychology, and strategy...which is fun for nerds like me and, maybe, some of you too.My records for the 2K is just under an 8 minute pace--once (nearly killed me). But it (rowing) is a great means of fitness for older guys and gals because of its low impact.
  • I Lost Half my Body Weight by Walking for my Food

    08/17/2016 12:34:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 17, 2016 | David K. Li
    It’s the Walmart diet! Modal Trigger Pasquale “Pat” BroccoPhoto: Facebook An Arizona man dropped more than 300 pounds — by walking a mile to Walmart to buy his food every time he got hungry. “You walk to Walmart three times a day and you end up walking six miles,” said 31-year-old Pasquale “Pat” Brocco, who three years ago, weighed a gargantuan 605 pounds. “It’s amazing because I never walked six miles in my life and I was doing it every day.”
  • Exercise triggers brain cell growth and improves memory, scientists prove

    06/24/2016 11:23:49 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | Sarah Knapton
    Exercising may help boost memory because it triggers a protein which boosts brain cell growth, scientists believe. For several years, researchers have noticed that aerobic exercise, of the kind which gets the heart pumping, also appears to improve memory and learning. But nobody knew how. Now researchers at the National Institute on Ageing in the US have discovered that when muscles exercise they produce a protein called cathepsin B which travels to the brain and triggers neuron growth. The team has also shown that the levels of the protein soars when humans exercise. "Overall, the message is that a consistently...
  • Manohar Aich, India’s first Mr Universe, died on June 5th, aged 104

    06/23/2016 1:58:41 AM PDT · by Cronos · 14 replies
    Economist ^ | 18 June 2016 | Economist
    HAD you wandered in 1950 past Sealdah railway station in Kolkata, weaving through the newspaper-hawkers, basket-carriers and mule-drivers, you might have spotted Manohar Aich sitting under a tree. ..if you came close, was the 46-centimetre bicep that rippled under his shirt, and the perfect V-shaped chest that gleamed as he tossed the waste rind aside. For Mr Aich had started his day at the wrestlers’ training ground, doing thousands of press-ups, sit-ups and leg-raises, and the rupees he was now accumulating were to pay for his trip to the Mr Universe contest in London—which, in 1952, he won. In the...
  • Massive Rehearsal Planned for Northwest Mega-Quake, Tsunami

    06/04/2016 8:10:56 AM PDT · by BiggerTigger · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 3, 2016 | Terrence Petty
    Imagine a devastating earthquake and tsunami have cut off Pacific Northwest coastal communities. Phone and internet service have collapsed. Ham radio operators living on the stricken coast fire up their radios, contact emergency managers and report on the magnitude of the disaster so that no time is wasted in saving lives. This is the kind of scenario that will be rehearsed during the second week of June in a massive earthquake and tsunami readiness drill that has been developed by the U.S. government, the military, and state and local emergency managers over the past few years to test their readiness...