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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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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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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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Donovan Baldwin's curator insight, October 8, 5:29 AM

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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Interactive fitness puts its game face on with Versus system

Interactive fitness puts its game face on with Versus system | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
AN interactive system that quantifies fitness and links exercise with gaming could make its way into gyms across the country after launching in Melbourne.
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Living with cancer changes priorities

Living with cancer changes priorities | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
There's nothing like a terminal cancer diagnosis to kick your bucket list into gear.
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Can life in a nursing home be made uplifting and purposeful?

Can life in a nursing home be made uplifting and purposeful? | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
One young doctor in upstate New York thought so and he came up with a highly eccentric way of demonstrating it. In this extract from his book Being Mortal, Atul Gawande tells the story of Bill Thomas and his miraculous menagerie.
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Opinion: The extreme fitness fad has run out of puff - Life & Style - NZ Herald News

Opinion: The extreme fitness fad has run out of puff - Life & Style - NZ Herald News | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Feet up, everyone. Yes, you at the back: drop that 50kg bar bell, kick off your hi-tech trainers, bury the day-glo sweatbands and cancel Bikram yoga. Extreme exercising - I feel able - New Zealand Herald
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Lactic Acid Is Not Muscles' Foe, It's Fuel - New York Times

Lactic Acid Is Not Muscles' Foe, It's Fuel - New York Times | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
The notion that lactic acid was bad took hold more than a century ago, but more recent research suggests that it is actually a fuel, not a caustic waste product.
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Six 'health' fads that are doing more harm than good

Six 'health' fads that are doing more harm than good | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
While there's nothing run with taking up a new exercise or diet regime, there are a few fads at the moment that it's best to avoid – for the good of your health.
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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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My running days are long over, compliments of miscellaneous events, including a few poor judgment calls in my younger days. However, I think this article from the New Zealand Herald might be of interest to those still pounding out the miles...especially if they intend to do it in New York City.

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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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