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Monday's medical myth: no pain, no gain

Monday's medical myth: no pain, no gain | Physical Activity and Life Long Well Being | Scoop.it
The value of regular physical activity to a person’s well-being is unequivocal. But how much exercise do we need to maintain health, improve fitness or lose weight? And where is the line between healthy…

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This gym offers its members free pizza

This gym offers its members free pizza | Physical Activity and Life Long Well Being | Scoop.it
A gym serving free pizza has become a surprise fitness heavyweight.

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The Pushup Is The World's Greatest Exercise. Here's Why

The Pushup Is The World's Greatest Exercise. Here's Why | Physical Activity and Life Long Well Being | Scoop.it
If I could only do one exercise for the rest of my life, it would be the pushup.

Maybe you hate them or you think you can't complete a single rep or you think being a runner (or a cyclist or a walker) means you only need to focus on your lower bod...

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From 100kg, kebab-eating smoker to elite marathon runner

From 100kg, kebab-eating smoker to elite marathon runner | Physical Activity and Life Long Well Being | Scoop.it
Steve Way turned his life around to become a top athlete. He is one of several inspiring athletes at the Games with unconventional backgrounds.

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Donovan Baldwin's curator insight, July 28, 2014 10:59 AM

It's never too late to start exercising. When they try to close the lid on the coffin, see how many times you can push it back up. Okay, maybe that's TOO late, so why not start now?

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Obesity raises risk of 10 common cancers: study in The Lancet

Obesity raises risk of 10 common cancers: study in The Lancet | Physical Activity and Life Long Well Being | Scoop.it
More than 12,000 new cases of cancer every year can be attributed to the patient being overweight or obese, the biggest ever study of the links between body mass index and cancer has - New Zealand Herald

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Just 5 Minutes Of Running Per Day Could Add Years To Your Life

Just 5 Minutes Of Running Per Day Could Add Years To Your Life | Physical Activity and Life Long Well Being | Scoop.it
According to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, running 5 minutes per day can reduce an individual's risk…

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Richard Haddad Zen Pharma's curator insight, August 3, 2014 5:21 PM

je ne vais pas contredire d'eminents cardiologues, mais 5mn me parait trop court , a peine le temps de chauffer ses muscles 

Eric Chan Wei Chiang's curator insight, August 16, 2014 12:52 AM

A sense of purpose can also add years to your life http://sco.lt/6CWyOH

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This Graphic Explains All the Health Hazards of Sitting for Too Long

This Graphic Explains All the Health Hazards of Sitting for Too Long | Physical Activity and Life Long Well Being | Scoop.it
By now, you already know that prolonged sitting is bad for your body. But what exactly goes on when you sit for hours every day? This graphic from the Washington Post explains.

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Eric Chan Wei Chiang's curator insight, June 27, 2014 10:45 AM

There are many hazards when working in an office environment besides sitting too long. These include poor lighting, poor layout of furniture and poor housekeeping. More can be read here:

https://www.ohs.unsw.edu.au/officesafety/office_hazards.html

 

nancercize's curator insight, June 30, 2014 2:29 PM

Now do you understand why I'm always inviting you out for a little walk in the park?

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Why I Run 100 Miles for Fun

Why I Run 100 Miles for Fun | Physical Activity and Life Long Well Being | Scoop.it
"Over how many days?" is the usual response I get when I explain to people I'm about to run a 100 mile race. So how do I then tell them that mountain ranges, dangerous wild animals and extreme temperatures also come into the equation? Welco...

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Donovan Baldwin's curator insight, August 10, 2014 3:20 PM

Exercise should be interesting, if not fun. It is probably the enjoyment of the activity together with the challenge which keeps him doing it.

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Children should be BANNED from heading footballs

Children should be BANNED from heading footballs | Physical Activity and Life Long Well Being | Scoop.it
Dr Michael Grey, a motor neuro-science expert at the University of Birmingham, says the impact of the brain against the skull causes damage. 

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Physical activity yields feelings of excitement, enthusiasm

Physical activity yields feelings of excitement, enthusiasm | Physical Activity and Life Long Well Being | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress) -- People who are more physically active report greater levels of excitement and enthusiasm than people who are less physically active, according to Penn State researchers.

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Vigorous exercise may reduce Alzheimer's risk

Vigorous exercise may reduce Alzheimer's risk | Physical Activity and Life Long Well Being | Scoop.it
Exercise may be a powerful tool to protect us from dementia. But not all physical activity is created equal in the fight for cognitive vitality. Wendy Zukerman reports.

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Fitness on the brain – the link between how we move and how we think

Fitness on the brain – the link between how we move and how we think | Physical Activity and Life Long Well Being | Scoop.it
    

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Donovan Baldwin's curator insight, June 15, 2015 8:42 AM

There are many strong links within the body which are just now being researched in depth. The mind-body connection has been talked about for years, but, recent research is revealing that how we treat one part of that connection can positively, or negatively, affect the other part.


Physical exercise not only makes the body stronger and more fit, but, through the mind-body connection, does the same for the mind.


Learn more about exercise at http://nodiet4me.com/exercise/index.html.

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Commonwealth Games 2014: Former 'fat bloke' Steve Way breaks British marathon record for 40s and over - Telegraph

Commonwealth Games 2014: Former 'fat bloke' Steve Way breaks British marathon record for 40s and over - Telegraph | Physical Activity and Life Long Well Being | Scoop.it
England's Steve Way enjoyed a perfect day in Glasgow as he finished 10th in the marathon, breaking a British masters record with a personal best 2hr 15min 16sec

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Exercise May Change Kids' Brains for the Better

Exercise May Change Kids' Brains for the Better | Physical Activity and Life Long Well Being | Scoop.it
For the first time, there’s evidence that being fit can improve the speed and connectivity of brain neurons

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Vitamin D from sun exposure can be life-saving

Vitamin D from sun exposure can be life-saving | Physical Activity and Life Long Well Being | Scoop.it
Oliver Gillie, who is battling leukemia, explains why he blames the disease on a lack of exposure to the sun.

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Paul Simpson's curator insight, August 21, 2014 5:12 AM

A lot can be said for the amount of time we work indoors...

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Will daily running really expand your lifespan?

Will daily running really expand your lifespan? | Physical Activity and Life Long Well Being | Scoop.it
In Woody Allen's cult classic Sleeper , Allen's character Miles Monroe is cryogenically frozen, then defrosted 200 years later. The doctors of the future who examine Miles are tickled - New Zealand Herald

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High-intensity interval workouts might be a 'HIIT' but they don't fight flab | myVMC

High-intensity interval workouts might be a 'HIIT' but they don't fight flab | myVMC | Physical Activity and Life Long Well Being | Scoop.it
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is touted as the fastest way to get lean, but according to ground-breaking new research from the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre, only endurance exercise goes the distance if you are chasing fat loss.

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Sports drinks: Should kids be using them?

Sports drinks: Should kids be using them? | Physical Activity and Life Long Well Being | Scoop.it
Kids playing weekend games want heavily marketed sports or caffeinated drinks but a public health researcher says their choices are unhealthy and of little help on the field. - New Zealand Herald

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Too much running bad for health - study

Too much running bad for health - study | Physical Activity and Life Long Well Being | Scoop.it
Running more than four miles (6.4 kilometres) a day could be dangerous to your health, according to a study that examined how much exercise is too much. - New Zealand Herald

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nancercize's curator insight, August 13, 2014 1:17 PM

See, not everyone needs to be a marathon runner! More isn't always better, so find a level that's comfortable for you.