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Healthy body, healthy mind! Physical Exercise, Fitness, Running, Jogging, Gym and Activity
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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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Dave Shaw: The big fat debate bungle

Dave Shaw: The big fat debate bungle | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it

Did you see the Big Fat Debate last night on Third Degree? It was a showcase of where some academic minds are at in deducing the effects of saturated fat on our health. What a confusing - New Zealand Herald

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Is the gym sucking your motivation? by Samantha Bluemel.

Is the gym sucking your motivation? by Samantha Bluemel. | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
The alarm going off at some heinous hour signals the beginning of your day, with seconds spare to throw on your exercise gear and yawn your way to the gym. Or, after work - you're - New Zealand Herald
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Why you need to stop cleaning your ears with cotton swabs

Why you need to stop cleaning your ears with cotton swabs | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Ear wax nature’s way to protect mechanisms of hearing, MDs say


Both he and Beatty advise against “ear candling,” an alternative medicine practice believed to treat a number of conditions, including the removal of excessive wax. Research suggests ear candling has no medical benefits and is potentially hazardous, and both Health Canada and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warn consumers to avoid the practice.

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The water con: why are we drinking so much?

The water con: why are we drinking so much? | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Hangovers and exercise can only account for a certain amount of the people you see constantly sipping from water bottles. The rest might just be drinking more than they need, writes Phil Hammond
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Divorce Advice, Legal Tips and Celebrity Splits - HuffPost Divorce

Divorce Advice, Legal Tips and Celebrity Splits - HuffPost Divorce | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it

A collection of good articles to help you get through a break up, if it ever happens.

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How to Get Great Sleep the Night Before Your Marathon

How to Get Great Sleep the Night Before Your Marathon | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Prerace jitters are common for everyone, even marathon pros. After all, those months of training have finally paid off, and your big day is finally here, so it's understandable if you find it hard to get a full night's rest. But since a well-rested body
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How I Get Up Ridiculously Early Every Morning With a Sleep Routine

How I Get Up Ridiculously Early Every Morning With a Sleep Routine | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
I went from sleep-deprived night owl to early riser, and it wasn't that hard. The most important thing is starting a sleep routine.
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Active second careers: Becoming personal trainers

Active second careers: Becoming personal trainers | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Two personal trainers explain why they were motivated to get fit and help others shape up.
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Strength training gets a makeover from yesteryear's body building

Strength training gets a makeover from yesteryear's body building | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Strength training, traditionally favored by body builders seeking to bulk up, has become the go-to regimen for athletes, weekend warriors and exercise enthusiasts determined to slim down.
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Remember ACSM's guidelines"


"The American Council on Exercise recommends a minimum of one to two days of strength training per week, Ratliff said, but she cautions that metabolic strength training is a high intensity activity that needs to be monitored and programmed correctly to avoid injury.

"This is not something you would start someone on who is very new to exercising," she said."

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Sweat your way to more youthful skin

Sweat your way to more youthful skin | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Exercise not only appears to keep skin younger, it may also even reverse skin ageing in people who start exercising late in life, according to surprising new research.
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Is fit shaming jealousy in disguise

Is fit shaming jealousy in disguise | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Why are images of inspiration so commonly viewed with humour and sometimes contempt?
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Can your workouts be more eco-friendly? Yes. Here are 5 ways.

Can your workouts be more eco-friendly? Yes. Here are 5 ways. | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Here are some ideas for a more sustainable workout — for you and, perhaps, the planet.
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A short article, but some simple ideas that make sense! Happy Easter! :-)

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These ideas of getting back to the basics will not only benefit you, but also our environment.

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The stop it list

The stop it list | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it

Why I started a 'stop it' list - Four weeks weeks ago, Sarah Berry was hit by a car. It gave her a new sense of perspective.

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It’s Time to Pay Attention to Sleep, the New Health Frontier

It’s Time to Pay Attention to Sleep, the New Health Frontier | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it

Your doctor could soon be prescribing crucial shuteye as treatment for everything from obesity to ADHD to mental health as experts say carving out time for sleep is just as important as diet and exercise

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Are your new running shoes injuring you?

Are your new running shoes injuring you? | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Why a new breed of ultra-cushioned runners aren't necessarily good for you.
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Exercise earlier in life may aid brain function later in life

Exercise earlier in life may aid brain function later in life | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it

Researchers have known for some time that cardiovascular problems in middle and later adulthood may cause cognitive deficits as we age. But surprisingly, there has been little if any research into whether such problems earlier in adulthood have the same effect. A new study from the University of California at San Francisco shows that they may, providing another reason to pay attention to fitness and cardiovascular health early in life.

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Learning to Set a Goal for the Long Run

Learning to Set a Goal for the Long Run | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
In a conversation they have had countless times since his reading disability was diagnosed in elementary school, a mother and her teenage son search for ways to set goals and “do something that really distinguishes me.”
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Spend date night working out together - O'Brien Fitness

Spend date night working out together - O'Brien Fitness | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Jacqueline and Kevin Trumpour share how they chose to spend their date night working out together with help from Paul O'Brien, Personal Trainer. (Want to keep that romance going!
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Feeling Sick And Unproductive? Blame It On Your Open Office

Feeling Sick And Unproductive? Blame It On Your Open Office | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Many of us spend a large chunk of our waking lives at work, but rarely do we give much thought to how our on-the-clock environment might be affecting how we feel around the clock.

If the recent literature has anything to say about it, working in ...
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Health - What’s the Best Way to Quit Tobacco? | Infographic

Health - What’s the Best Way to Quit Tobacco? | Infographic | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Find out some of the best way on how to quit tobacco and smoking by proven techniques and tips and improving health and body
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Ten fitness trends to try in 2014

Ten fitness trends to try in 2014 | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
LOOKING for the best ways to work up a sweat and get that bod into shape this year? Look no further.
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‘How I lost 100kg for my kids’

‘How I lost 100kg for my kids’ | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it

 I’m a third-generation obese American who grew up fat. I was 250 pounds by age 16, and I didn’t stop there. While I had tried to lose weight with diet and exercise growing up, it never resulted in much. Being obese was a family affair, and I chose the love and security of my family over my personal health and fitness.

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A great story!

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Five ways to keep running when you’re out of routine

Five ways to keep running when you’re out of routine | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
How to get the Easter egg monster off your back and resume normal running transmission.
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Core work: a runner's guide

Core work: a runner's guide | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
All runners – well, all exercisers, really – know they should do core work. But if you are anything like me, without some guidance you'll run out of ideas after the plank and some crunches
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Fitness Truths: what time of day should I train? - Telegraph

Fitness Truths: what time of day should I train? - Telegraph | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Jean-Claude Vacassin, our new fitness blogger and founder of boutique health club W10 Performance, explains when it's best to exercise, but asks, is it actually relevant?
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