What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Exercising
By Dr. Mercola Evidence shows that physical exercise helps you build a brain that not only resists shrinkage as you age but also increases cognitive abilities. Exercise encourages your brain to work at optimum capacity by causing your nerve cells to multiply, strengthening their interconnections, and protecting them from damage. There are multiple mechanisms at […]
10 Mistakes You’re Probably Making After Your Workout
Delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS), or the muscle soreness you’ve probably experienced one to two days after exercise, is actually caused by inflammation stemming from microscopic tears in your muscle fibers, or, more specifically, microtears between your muscles and their surrounding tissues. These damaged muscles release biochemical irritants that trigger mild inflammation, which awakens your pain […]
Can ‘Mindfulness’ Help You Focus?
Practicing “mindfulness” means that you’re actively paying attention to the moment you’re in right now. Rather than letting your mind wander, when you’re mindful you’re living in the moment and letting distracting thoughts pass through your mind without getting caught up in their emotional implications. Though it sounds simple, it often takes a concerted effort […]
2 Key supps for optimal recovery
1) ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS When it comes to building muscle, an analogy of bricks in a wall works well. We damage the bricks when we train and our body recovers by replacing the damaged bricks with new ones. This analogy works with the nervous system too because this system acts as the foundation of our […]
How to Turn Your Daily Walk into a High Intensity Exercise
High intensity interval training (HIIT) has been shown to be one of the best forms of exercise in terms of both effectiveness and efficiency. In fact, the evidence shows that by focusing on endurance-type exercises, such as jogging on a treadmill, you actually forgo many of the most profound benefits of exercise. The problem is that many are […]
How to defeat the holiday belly bulge.
Belly bulge afflicts even the most active people around the holidays, but there’s a proven way to defeat it. Ah, the middle-age-man belly. You can try to run it off, but cardio alone won’t be nearly as successful at battling the bulge as combining cardio with strength training, says a new study published in the […]
STROKE: Remember the first three letters… S.T.R.
My nurse friend sent this and encouraged me to post it and spread the word. I agree. If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save some folks. Seriously… Please read: STROKE IDENTIFICATION: During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall – she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered […]
Strength training can prevent dementia
A workout can be a great way to unwind after a stressful day, but ruminating over that unpleasant meeting with your boss may make your exercise session less effective. New research suggests that if your brain is tired, the rest of your body may be tired as well, because the two go hand in hand. […]