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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.

 

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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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The six weirdest fitness trends of 2014

The six weirdest fitness trends of 2014 | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Fancy a spot of prancercise? How about gojjing, oil pulling or naked yoga?
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'Dieting must die' - leading health expert Dr Katz

'Dieting must die' - leading health expert Dr Katz | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Dieting must die, says one of the world's most influential health experts, Dr David Katz. - New Zealand Herald
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New study reveals music in gym classes almost as loud as jet engine

New study reveals music in gym classes almost as loud as jet engine | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
A study done by the research division of Australian Hearing has found the noise of gym classes (pictured) reach sound levels that are almost as high as a jet engine.
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Can you cheat your way to fitness?

Can you cheat your way to fitness? | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it

Not everyone can get to the gym - but is it really possible to get fit by just doing one's chores, asks Michael Mosley.


You might want to read this article while standing up. Or perhaps while strolling around the room. Because the sad fact is that most of us spend far too much time sitting on our bottoms staring at screens. 


We drive everywhere, avoid the stairs, pack our houses with labour-saving devices and email colleagues rather than walk down the corridor to talk to them. We are a slothful lot and the most common reason given for not doing enough exercise is lack of time.

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Milk can double risk of early death - research

Milk can double risk of early death - research | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Milk has long been recommended by doctors and nutritionists for boosting calcium intake and helping to keep bones strong. - New Zealand Herald
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The Body Matters - Free online course about physical activity and injuries - Starting Feb 2015

The Body Matters - Free online course about physical activity and injuries - Starting Feb 2015 | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it

 - FrThis course examines the benefits of physical activity, how to prevent injuries, and what to do when injuries occur. The course will include content from leading international experts in multiple fields related to the science of exercise.

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Health Check: the STI check-up – warts and all

Health Check: the STI check-up – warts and all | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Sexuality is a means of pleasure, fulfilment and intimate connection with other humans. But it can also be a source of anguish. So it’s perhaps no surprise that of all the areas in health care, the “STI…
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New Treadmill Studios Aim to Be SoulCycle’s Successor

New Treadmill Studios Aim to Be SoulCycle’s Successor | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
The creators of a new crop of treadmill classes are betting that running in place can be the next huge exercise trend, enticing people willing to pay $34 or more for a single class.
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Why it’s easier for men to lose weight (and how women can learn from this)

Why it’s easier for men to lose weight (and how women can learn from this) | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
There’s no gender equality with weight loss. When it comes to offloading extra weight it’s biologically easier for men than for women - and muscle is a key male advantage.
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For Pregnant Marathoners, Two Endurance Tests

For Pregnant Marathoners, Two Endurance Tests | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
The top women competing in the New York City Marathon increasingly find ways to accommodate pregnancies and training in their busy schedules.
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A Chiseled Bodybuilder, Frail Clients and a Fitness Story for the Ages

A Chiseled Bodybuilder, Frail Clients and a Fitness Story for the Ages | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it

With his enormous muscles bulging beneath a small T-shirt, Martin Luther King Addo guided one of his most dedicated clients through a squat exercise inside his tiny Manhattan gym. “You can do it, Shirley,” he said.


Shirley Friedman, a silver-haired 90-year-old standing 4 feet 9 inches, shifted into another gear, bending at the knees for multiple repetitions.

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All I want for Xmas is to lose some kilos - Life & Style - NZ Herald News

All I want for Xmas is to lose some kilos - Life & Style - NZ Herald News | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Kiwi men are being encouraged to get off the couch and become more active in a new initiative being launched today. - New Zealand Herald
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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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Donovan Baldwin's curator insight, October 24, 6:55 PM

For some, getting old means giving up. You can be younger longer by learning new things, remaining interested in the world, building new relationships, and keeping in contact with friends and family. Sounds a bit like Facebook to me.

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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.


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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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