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Healthy body, healthy mind! Physical Exercise, Fitness, Running, Jogging, Gym and Activity
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Hi there and welcome to Physical and Mental Health. I hope you like the articles that I have selected around fitness, exercise, running and health.

 

I've just started a Flipboard topic similar to this collection, so if you use Flipbaord, check it out - physical and mental health - exercise


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Remember that there are many pages of links here, see the full list of pages at the bottom of this page! Also, please feel free to suggest any good resources on the web that you have found. Email me at: kiwirip@me.com

 

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Peter Mellow's comment, July 9, 2013 4:37 PM
If you like this topic, you might like my Scoopit feed on the Philosophy of Fitness, Sport and Running. http://www.scoop.it/t/the-philosophy-of-fitness-exercise-sport-and-running
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Five tips to run the NYC marathon like a pro

Five tips to run the NYC marathon like a pro | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
I write this advice based on my brother's experience of running the New York marathon, not my own. I don't even run for a bus, but for those who are training for November 2 in the - New Zealand Herald
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The ugly secret I kept hidden for close to a decade - binge eating

The ugly secret I kept hidden for close to a decade - binge eating | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it

The content of this article may be triggering to some readers.

 

I don't like to admit I'm not perfect.

 

I know, I know, it's a stupid thing to say aloud, let alone think -- nobody's perfect, and certainly nobody looks at me and thinks I'm perfect. My nose is too big and I once got a C+ in math class and sometimes I make jokes and laugh and nobody else does.

 

So I couldn't tell you, really, why I so desperately try to pretend that my life is anything less than charmed. Maybe it's because I feel guilty -- after all, what right have I, a privileged white girl who was handed everything on a silver platter, to be a screw-up?

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How To Get Out Of An Exercise Rut

How To Get Out Of An Exercise Rut | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
No one jumps out of bed in the morning, throws off the covers, and dashes off with excitement to do something they dread....
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14 Strategies to Become a Happier Person

14 Strategies to Become a Happier Person | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
14 tips on how to make happiness happen in your own life
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Julianna Bonola's curator insight, September 30, 5:02 PM

Wow, if you don't read another article I put up, read this one.  It's a long one, but ... so well worth the read.  I've printed it off for my clients to take home and read.  YOU CAN BE HAPPIER THAN YOU ARE RIGHT NOW, All you have to do is prioritize being happy and follow a few of these tips every day.  Happiness is a state of mind that we can all tap into. 

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Ben Smith: 'I felt like I had no feelings, so with self-harm I felt pain'

Ben Smith: 'I felt like I had no feelings, so with self-harm I felt pain' | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it

Ben Smith started cutting himself when he felt that nobody cared about him.

 

He was 14 and in Year 10 at a West Auckland high school. When he was about 8, he had found out that the man he thought was his dad was not his real father. Suddenly he understood why he was always treated differently from his two younger brothers, who were his father's children.

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Sir John Kirwan: Depression made me a better person and a better parent - National - NZ Herald News

Sir John Kirwan: Depression made me a better person and a better parent - National - NZ Herald News | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
- Read an exclusive extract from Kirwan's new book, Stand By Me - Kirwan: Coping with stress should be on the curriculum - WHERE TO GET HELP: Scroll to end of the article - New Zealand Herald
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Hate running? 25 ways to learn to love it

Hate running? 25 ways to learn to love it | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Need some running motivation? See these tips from running bloggers and coaches on how to find fun on your run.
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Donovan Baldwin's curator insight, September 26, 4:27 AM

Running, and walking, are great ways to burn fat, tone your body, elevate your mood, and just plain feel and look better. However,  to get the most health benefits from exercise, it is a good idea to add some sort of strength training to your weekly workouts. If you cannot get to the gym, don't want to take up a lot of space with weights, need to save money, or travel a lot, you may want to invest a small amount of money in a good set of resistance bands. These are a light, easy to carry, inexpensive, and effective way to increase and maintain strength. If you have not thought of exercising with resistance bands, check it out.

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Why getting fit makes you smarter

Why getting fit makes you smarter | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Little-known fact: regular exercise is like a wonder drug for your brain performance.
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Julianna Bonola's curator insight, September 28, 6:26 PM

You want to perform better across the board at work, school or just life in general, then start moving your body. Exercising for health has always been the goal for people who want to feel fitter, but did you know that exercise is great for the brain.   My first piece of advice for anyone suffering depression is move - exercise - as it changes blood flow.  This article could change forever, how you see exercise.  Have a read and let me know what you think.

NatFitness's curator insight, September 29, 2:53 AM

I definitely feel a little sluggish if i haven't been exercising for a while

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Long working hours linked to increased risk of coronary heart disease

Long working hours linked to increased risk of coronary heart disease | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Long working hours - more than 60 hours a week - may increase the risk of coronary heart disease, according to a new study by researchers from South Korea.
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Most heart attacks could be avoided with a health kick - study - Life & Style - NZ Herald News

Four out of five heart attacks in men could be prevented by adopting a super-healthy lifestyle that avoids junk food, smoking, excessive drinking and lack of exercise, a study has - New Zealand Herald
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Sports drinks have 'no proven benefits', promotion should be banned - experts

Sports drinks have 'no proven benefits', promotion should be banned - experts | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Sports drinks are useless for the majority of people and their use by celebrities simply misleads the public into thinking they work, experts have warned. - New Zealand Herald
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FIFA May Mandate Concussion Breaks in Soccer Games

FIFA May Mandate Concussion Breaks in Soccer Games | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it

FIFA's Medical Committee proposes stopping games for 3 minute intervals to assess head trauma

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bigdaddy's curator insight, September 24, 8:04 AM

Will this proposal be implemented or will the ball be kicked down the field?

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Limit TV to help fight obesity, says NICE

Limit TV to help fight obesity, says NICE | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it

The guidelines make a number of recommendations that aim to ensure the advice given about maintaining a healthy weight is more specific and based on real evidence.


There are also new recommendations encouraging people to monitor their weight and activity levels, using apps or regular weigh-in sessions.

The draft suggestions include:


  • Walking or cycling to school or work
  • Reducing TV viewing with strategies such as TV-free days or setting a limit of no more than two hours a day in front of the TV screen
  • Cutting down on calorific foods, such as fried food, biscuits, sweets and full-fat cheese
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Agnes L and HwaShan's curator insight, September 23, 10:35 PM

TV-free days for you?

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▶ Run, Jump, Learn! How Exercise can Transform our Schools: John J. Ratey, MD at TEDxManhattanBeach - YouTube

While exercise in good for the body, Dr. John J. Ratey, MD, argues it is more important for the brain, especially when it comes to students in the classroom....
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Julianna Bonola's curator insight, September 28, 6:40 PM

Today we look at exercise as a means of improving our mental and emotional lives.  Exercise really does work folks.  Don't think about it, the runs are on the board.  If you want to perform better at your job, in school or feel less emotionally bound up, the answer is exercise.

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Smoking, obesity still the top causes of cancer

Smoking, obesity still the top causes of cancer | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Half of the men and one third of women in Australia will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85. If this statistic wasn't sobering enough, much of it is preventable.
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Donovan Baldwin's curator insight, September 23, 4:20 AM

You can be "overweight" and healthy, but, you still have to eat sensibly, exercise regularly, and not smoke. If you simply cannot, or will not, and I smoked for 21 years, and quit twice, last time 25 years ago, try one of the new electronic cigarettes, such as Nicocure. Review of Nicocure

Institute for Responsible Nutrition's curator insight, September 23, 6:21 PM

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has found that "more than 50 per cent of all cancer diagnoses are down to lifestyle."

"Most notable among these causes are tobacco use, obesity, poor diet, lack of physical exercise, exposure to ultraviolet radiation either through the use of tanning devices or direct sun exposure, and failure to use or comply with interventions that treat or prevent infectious causes of cancer," the report says.



Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/diet-and-fitness/smoking-obesity-still-the-top-causes-of-cancer-20140922-10kfab.html#ixzz3EBx7T36I

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Running: The sport that welcomes the dags and the overweight

Running: The sport that welcomes the dags and the overweight | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
A bit overweight? Daggy dresser? Chronically unfit? Running welcomes anyone into its broad church.
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Hip Op-eration Crew: Golden oldies - Canvas magazine - NZ Herald News

Hip Op-eration Crew: Golden oldies - Canvas magazine - NZ Herald News | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Only the fluorescent hi-tops and Converse sneakers give them away. Otherwise, they're a bunch of normal retirees buttering scones and arranging tea cups in a chilly Waiheke Island - New Zealand Herald
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A great story (and movie!) about how it is never too old to get more physical.

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Pushing Button: Could F1 star Jenson go pro in triathlon?

Pushing Button: Could F1 star Jenson go pro in triathlon? | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Jenson Button is the fittest driver in F1, but how does he compare to Olympic triathlon stars Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee?
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Wellbeing: Easy-on-the-wallet exercise - Life & Style - NZ Herald News

Wellbeing: Easy-on-the-wallet exercise - Life & Style - NZ Herald News | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Exercising doesn't have to be costly. In fact, some places don't even charge a cent, so there's no excuse for not moving those muscles. Here are some Auckland-based ideas for easy-on-the-wallet - New Zealand Herald
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ONE MORE SUMMER

ONE MORE SUMMER | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
ONE MORE SUMMER - He hopes to beat his illness long enough to feel the summer sun again; she has a last party for her friends. Meet four people with their own ways of facing death.


How to say goodbye to your children.

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Sports, Physical Activity Effective Against Depression, Study

Sports, Physical Activity Effective Against Depression, Study | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Sports and physical activity are effective in treating depression, according to a University of Bern study.
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Bad Posture Makes You Sad and Afraid, Study Finds

Bad Posture Makes You Sad and Afraid, Study Finds | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Straighter posture is linked to better mood and self-esteem
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Randy Bauer's curator insight, September 18, 5:38 PM

There is a mind and body connection related to our posture. 

"Walk with Your chest up and shoulders back. This helps to balance your head position, and reduce fatigue and strain."

And you most certainly look in control and confident.

Scott Langston's curator insight, September 18, 5:51 PM

Sit and straight - and now scientific evidence that it's not just about backache!

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Here's what you need to know about testosterone

Here's what you need to know about testosterone | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Testosterone is blamed for violence in males, implicated in sport scandals, linked to sexual prowess, desired by gym devotees, and promoted as a tonic for ageing. But how many of us really understand what…
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How I became obsessed with CrossFit

How I became obsessed with CrossFit | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Controversial and in-your-face, it’s also hugely rewarding and highly addictive.
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Stay fit to cut risk of dementia - report

Stay fit to cut risk of dementia - report | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Giving up the smokes, staying fit and stress-free as well as completing lots of crosswords could help stave off dementia, new research indicates. - New Zealand Herald
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Exercise is key to so many things but I never realize it impact on the mind.

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