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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 7:37 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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For A First-Time Marathoner, There's Strength In Numbers

For A First-Time Marathoner, There's Strength In Numbers | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Running used to appear on my to-do list somewhere after "read the dictionary" and before "get a lobotomy." Now I'm training for my first marathon -- the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon. Previously, my longest run of all time was s...
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When to return from a concussion: DeMatha soccer player Nolan Axenfeld struggles with comeback

When to return from a concussion: DeMatha soccer player Nolan Axenfeld struggles with comeback | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
BOYS’ SOCCER | A senior at DeMatha and Virginia Tech recruit, Nolan Axenfeld has had to sit out this season because of a concussion he suffered in June.
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Let grandmas teach you a thing or two — about Facebook

Let grandmas teach you a thing or two — about Facebook | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Age and technical difficulties aside, seniors apply the lessons of life to the etiquette of the Internet.
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How Taking A 20-Minute Walk Every Day Can Transform Your Approach To Work

How Taking A 20-Minute Walk Every Day Can Transform Your Approach To Work | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it

Here's what happened when we challenged ourselves to step away from our desks and get out for a while.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen, Matthew Weaver
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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, September 6, 7:52 PM

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh say that taking a walk through green spaces can lessen your brain fatigue, and scientists have long found that exposure to the sun can alleviate feelings of sluggishness and boost productivity.

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Sunlight ‘slows obesity, diabetes’

Sunlight ‘slows obesity, diabetes’ | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
SUNLIGHT exposure helps prevent obesity and diabetes, Australian-led research has indicated.
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Donovan Baldwin's curator insight, October 23, 8:54 PM

Yes, there is a chance of skin cancer, but this study advocates moderate exposure. Light has been shown to have so many beneficial effects. I heard of one study several years ago in which exposure to sunlight helped relieve the pains of arthritis.

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Les Mills - Immersive Fitness

Les Mills - Immersive Fitness | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Introducing the next level of fitness - an entirely new exercise concept that will blow your mind. Discover IMMERSIVE FITNESS here.
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Social Media Can Connect Those with Severe Mental Illness

Social Media Can Connect Those with Severe Mental Illness | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
People with severe mental health issues are willing to go online and share stories to provide support for others with similar conditions.
Researchers found people with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, or bipolar disorder are comfortable using...
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Running drills: your new best friend?

Running drills: your new best friend? | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
It might feel like being in the army, but you'll almost certainly get strong and faster.
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Why are women suddenly sobbing at the gym, or in yoga, or at SoulCycle

Why are women suddenly sobbing at the gym, or in yoga, or at SoulCycle | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
For a generation of stressed-out working women, exercise is as much about emotional release as it is physical training.
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Wearer be warned: your fitness data may be sold or used against you

Wearer be warned: your fitness data may be sold or used against you | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
People interested in tracking their health, physical activity levels and body functions can now choose from a plethora of sensor-embedded digital gadgets to monitor and measure their bodies. But the big…
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Wellbeing: Workplace workouts work

Wellbeing: Workplace workouts work | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Companies that promote and help with health, fitness and wellness programmes in the workplace are wise to do so, says Dr Trish Bradbury, senior lecturer in the School of Management - New Zealand Herald
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I spent a month on a treadmill desk

I spent a month on a treadmill desk | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it

I've now been using the treadmill desk for a month. It's not all beer and skittles and lower body-mass index. It's still hard to really concentrate. In fact, it's not dissimilar to trying to read a magazine while riding an exercise bike: you can do it, but you miss a lot of detail. I do occasionally stop and sit down to make calls or write. My legs are still, frankly, bloody sore by the sixth or seventh hour. After one unwise day of wearing regular shoes, I've had to give up all pretensions to fashion and wear sensible walking shoes in the office.


But I'm also sleeping better, my digestion's improved, and a recurrent pain in my coccyx has absolutely vanished. Perhaps best of all, the rosy glow of exercise self-satisfaction, usually achieved only post-gym torture, is with me all day, every day.

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The Basics of Personal Training for Seniors

The Basics of Personal Training for Seniors | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
There will be 70 million seniors (adults 65 or older) in the U.S. by 2030. How can trainers be prepared for the unique challenges of older clients?
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Getting fit with tech - Macworld Australia

Getting fit with tech - Macworld Australia | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it

There was a time when getting fit meant grabbing a pair of old sneakers, a ragged t-shirt and some shorts. You’d either step out the front door and start jogging, head to the local gym or play a sport at a local club. Today, fitness has become high tech. We’ve moved on significantly from the time when a watch linked to a heart rate monitor was the height of technology for most exercisers. There are now hundreds of apps, services and devices that can support your quest to be fitter and stronger.

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3 Mindset Shifts That Help Weight Loss

3 Mindset Shifts That Help Weight Loss | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
In a recent Facebook thread about weight loss that I was following, one commenter wrote that if she could write a diet book, she’d call…
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Football Players Have More Concussions Than Are Diagnosed, Study Suggests

Football Players Have More Concussions Than Are Diagnosed, Study Suggests | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
‘Dings,’ ‘bell-ringers’ ... regardless of what they’re called, a new Harvard study reveals that potential concussions are being ignored at the line of scrimmage
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Why Are We So Fat? The Multimillion-Dollar Scientific Quest to Find Out | WIRED

Why Are We So Fat? The Multimillion-Dollar Scientific Quest to Find Out | WIRED | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Adam Voorhes In January of this year, the first subject checked into the metabolic ward at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, to participate in one of the most rigorous dietary studies ever devised. For eight weeks, he was forbidden to leave. He spent two days of each week inside tiny airtight rooms…
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Brain: Why exercise boosts IQ

Brain: Why exercise boosts IQ | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
If you want your mind to be sharper, the evidence suggests you should visit the gym. But how can exercising your muscles boost your brain power?
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Burnout and Injury A Major Concern In Youth Sports

Burnout and Injury A Major Concern In Youth Sports | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
As a society, we need to start focusing more on sports as a vehicle to build teamwork and leadership abilities, improve sports skills, enhance fitness and health, gain experiences that teach lifetime lessons and shape values, develop friendships and ...
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Guillaume Dumoulin's curator insight, October 16, 3:27 AM

Ne pas oublier la question du sens...L'enfant sportif n'est-il pas en train de devenir "une poule aux oeufs d'or" pour bon nombre de parents? Article en anglais! 

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The Body Shapes Of The World’s Best Athletes Compared Side By Side

The Body Shapes Of The World’s Best Athletes Compared Side By Side | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
“Howard Schatz's Athlete series explores many different variations of the human physique. We get to see bodybuilders with rippling muscles, bone-thin marathon runners, towering long-jumpers and massive wrestlers – all side-by-side. It's striking because it taps into the same focus on physical human beauty that ancient Greek sculptures and modern advertisements do.”
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nancercize's curator insight, October 10, 9:30 AM

OK, these are amazing, but here's something really personal: The photographer was my ophthalmologist! Talk about having good eyes!

Craig Crossley's curator insight, October 14, 7:52 PM

YEAR 11-12 HPE - General Interest - (Body Types) 

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Refold's Portable Cardboard Standing Desk

Refold's Portable Cardboard Standing Desk | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Flexible, foldable, portable, affordable & 100% recyclable. Refold’s cardboard standing desk will change the way you work!
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A NZ standing desk for $160!


($210 shipped to Australia!)

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A portable desk made out of cardboard. Neat....

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Retired hurt: physical pain can last a lifetime for NRL players

Retired hurt: physical pain can last a lifetime for NRL players | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Five former players tell of the toll rugby league injuries continue to take on their lives.
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How To Practice Mindfulness (No Matter How Busy You Are)

How To Practice Mindfulness (No Matter How Busy You Are) | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it

At one time or another, we’ve all experienced rushing mindlessly through our daily routines, missing how there are many opportunities to turn routine activities into moments for mindfulness, (How To Practice Mindfulness (No Matter How Busy You Are)...


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The operational word is: Practice.  Pema Chodron would say one is learning from the Busy Buddha or the Rushing Buddha.

Julianna Bonola's curator insight, October 15, 12:11 AM

How can you practice mindfulness today?  It's simple really, and here are a few very simple ways to enjoy the benefits of living a mindful life.

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Learning Design Coordinator, at the University of Melbourne, Australia. - Interested in MOOCs, mLearning, blended learning, learning environments and all good learning and teaching practice.
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