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Why we run ... and why I stopped - by Andy Kenworthy

Why we run ... and why I stopped - by Andy Kenworthy | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Running is perhaps the oldest sport, with competitors of every species across the globe battling it out for who gets to eat whom.
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Great article Andy, however I don't see running as "running away" from my kids. I see it as quality 'me' time that allows me to be a better father by giving me time to think and reflect on life. It's just about keeping some balance in our world I suppose. :-)

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Stephanie T Holland's curator insight, August 3, 2013 4:47 AM

Fascinating insight into the pros and cons of endurance running

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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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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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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
Jack Thompson's curator insight, December 3, 4:33 PM

Way I learned ways to become stronger mentally, especially for my goal.

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Exercise monitoring devices could run users into legal trouble

Exercise monitoring devices could run users into legal trouble | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Fitness fanatics wearing gadgets to monitor how many steps they have walked or run could find their data being used in court.
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Challenges make triumphs sweeter

Challenges make triumphs sweeter | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Trish Sutherland Gave up the smokes and ran first half-marathon Trish Sutherland admitted that she was scared and petrified to make her debut in the half-marathon of the Auckland - New Zealand Herald
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After my cancer diagnosis, my anxiety disappeared. Now I'll do anything to keep this body | Clare Atkinson

After my cancer diagnosis, my anxiety disappeared. Now I'll do anything to keep this body | Clare Atkinson | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
I’m 29 and should be planning for another decade of life. Instead I’m planning an impromptu wedding because I don’t know how much time I’ve got left
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iPad linked to bad sleep - scientists say

iPad linked to bad sleep - scientists say | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Reading an iPad or a Kindle before bed instead of a printed book can cause sleep deprivation and increase the risk of cancer, scientists say. - New Zealand Herald
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Seeking to Improve Seniors’ Quality of Life? Yes, There are Apps for That

Seeking to Improve Seniors’ Quality of Life? Yes, There are Apps for That | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
More and more family caregivers are finding their smartphones and tablets to be useful tools in their caregiving.

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Julianna Bonola's curator insight, December 23, 5:48 PM

Smart phones are smarter than you think when it comes to seniors.

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Older people should use social media to prevent decline in health, study finds

Older people should use social media to prevent decline in health, study finds | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
The study, carried out among 65 to 95-year-old's by researchers at the University of Exeter, could help cope with the health issues of our ageing population, experts said.

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Donovan Baldwin's curator insight, December 19, 12:24 PM

Keeping your mind active is one of the most important things you can do to help body and brain stay young.

Julianna Bonola's curator insight, December 21, 6:31 PM

Does your gran know what the internet is?  What about facebook? Recent studies have found that upskilling the aged (65 -95 year olds), can make a big difference to their health.  Have a read......

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Why men are bending over backwards to take up yoga

Why men are bending over backwards to take up yoga | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Five years ago I was asked to go on a yoga retreat. My editors said they wanted to send a grizzled foreign correspondent, in order to compare the rigours of war zones and ashtanga - New Zealand Herald
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Scientists discover why antidepressants ‘make people worse’

Scientists discover why antidepressants ‘make people worse’ | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
SCIENTISTS say they have worked out why popular depression drugs make people feel worse before they get better, sometimes increasing the risk of suicide.
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Health Check: five supplements that may help with depression

Health Check: five supplements that may help with depression | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Over two-thirds of Australians are thought to use complementary medicines ranging from vitamin and mineral supplements to herbal to aromatherapy and homeopathic products. Mental health concerns are one…
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Two piece fruit a day cuts depression risk - study

Two piece fruit a day cuts depression risk - study | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Eating at least two pieces of fruit a day can lower your risk of depression, a study suggests. - New Zealand Herald
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USA: Top places to run a marathon

USA: Top places to run a marathon | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it

For marathoners there's no better way to see a different country than on foot, packing more than 42km of scenery into the experience and having a finishing medal as proof.

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nancercize's curator insight, December 28, 4:14 PM

What a great way to get a feel for a place--and meet like-minded people too.

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Yoga may protect heart, study finds

Yoga may protect heart, study finds | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Doing yoga may be a good way to protect against heart disease, particularly if you cannot do more vigorous exercise, research suggests.
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What You Should Know About Alcohol & Training

What You Should Know About Alcohol & Training | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
As we head into the festive season, get familiar with how alcohol affects your muscle growth, fat loss and training motivation.
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We need a positive guide to grieving

We need a positive guide to grieving | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Our bodies and minds are much better equipped to deal with grief than we might imagine.
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Going on holiday? Here's 10 tips to keep up your training

Going on holiday? Here's 10 tips to keep up your training | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
When you're out of routine it's all too easy to skip sessions. Try these tips to keep moving.
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Carol Rundle's curator insight, December 16, 6:19 PM
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nancercize's curator insight, December 28, 4:17 PM

There's at least one thing here you can do, right? 

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Is running actually good for your knees?

Is running actually good for your knees? | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
ONE of my favourite ‘songs’ is a spoken-word track from Chris Rock called No Sex (In The Champagne Room), which includes such astute advice as “take off that silly-ass hat” and “don’t go to parties with metal detectors.”
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The one-minute workout: High Intensity Interval Training hits all new low

The one-minute workout: High Intensity Interval Training hits all new low | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
From Tabata’s four-minute to the seven-minute workout, recent research has taught us that short, sharp bursts exercise can be incredibly effective.
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nancercize's curator insight, December 28, 4:21 PM

The trick is to go -all out for at least 20 seconds. alternating with lower intensity. But for many people, this is too difficult. Better to stick to regular intervals, although they take more time ,because they are more do-able for more people.

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Does having less make us happier?

Does having less make us happier? | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Libby Hakim talks to people who have culled their way to an incredible lightness of being.
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Dos and don’ts for common colds

Dos and don’ts for common colds | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Many of the methods advised to ward off the common cold are based on pseudoscience rather than fact. David Robson looks at what works and what doesn’t
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The exercise fanatics running themselves into the ground

The exercise fanatics running themselves into the ground | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
Exercise is meant to be good for you. Yet for some people, it can become a deadly obsession.
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Can Nintendo Games Help Stroke Patients?

Can Nintendo Games Help Stroke Patients? | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
New research has demonstrated that by participating in physiotherapy that involves playing customized Nintendo Wii games, stroke survivors can...

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Lonely men lose friends when life gets busy: study

Lonely men lose friends when life gets busy: study | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
New research has revealed that millions of Australian men suffer from increasing loneliness between the ages of 35 and 54.
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You can’t detox your body. It’s a myth. So how do you get healthy?

You can’t detox your body. It’s a myth. So how do you get healthy? | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
There’s no such thing as ‘detoxing’. In medical terms, it’s a nonsense. Diet and exercise is the only way to get healthy. But which of the latest fad regimes can really make a difference? We look at the facts
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Aging marathoner: Still running, but at a much slower pace

Aging marathoner: Still running, but at a much slower pace | Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity | Scoop.it
The 69-year-old author learned during the Marine Corps Marathon not to compete with her younger self.
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Donovan Baldwin's curator insight, December 11, 8:37 AM

Dancer John W. Bubbles kept dancing into his senior years. He had a line of patter he used while dancing, and he would say something like this: People tell me I don't dance like I used to. I tell 'em I don't do NOTHIN' like I used to.


Point is, seniors can usually do the same things they did when they were younger, they just have to do it more slowly...and maybe less often.

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