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FITNESS & WELLNESS


Exercise and heart damage
The New York Times
Running marathons or completing other ultra-endurance events is not necessarily bad for the heart, although it could be. But first, a clarification: By standard definitions of exercise intensity, running or jogging is moderate or even vigorous exercise. During such exertion, the heart works hard to supply blood to working muscles and over time becomes stronger and somewhat larger.
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Study maps types of physical activity associated with better sleep
ScienceDaily
Physical activities, such as walking, as well as aerobics/calisthenics, running, weight-lifting, and yoga/Pilates are associated with better sleep habits, compared to no activity, according to a new study. In contrast, the study shows that other types of physical activity — such as household and childcare — work are associated with increased cases of poor sleep habits.
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Exercise scientist reveals how many days a week to work out
Business Insider
How much should you exercise? Many of us have certain ideas in our heads about what works best to keep us "in shape" and what does not. Five days a week, four days a week? Is two enough? Luckily, science has come to the rescue with a surprising conclusion — and a somewhat tough one to swallow if you have trouble motivating yourself to work out.
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DIET & NUTRITION


5 non-diet ways to trick yourself into losing weight
TIME
Convenient. Attractive. Normal. These three words may be the key to eating healthier without really trying, according to a recent paper from Cornell University. The review of 112 studies concluded that eaters make good choices when healthy foods are visible and within reach; they’re displayed enticingly; and they’re set up as the most obvious choices compared to other food options.
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3 fresh herbs to try this summer
U.S. News & World Report
Visit any farmers market this time of year and the aroma of freshly cut herbs will draw you right in. Besides adding a ton of flavor, herbs contain few calories and are brimming with important vitamins and minerals. They also contain a variety of phytonutrients — plant chemicals that help fight and prevent disease. The biggest dilemma you'll have is deciding which herbs to put in your bag.
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3 meals a day vs. 6 meals a day: Which diet plan works better
Medical Daily
Our forks drum to the beat of the ticking clock. Instead of eating when you’re hungry or need nourishment, people often wait until the clock ticks 12 to eat lunch. For hundreds of years, humans have been pacing to three meals a day, but the way we regulate meals has changed, according to new dieting advice and its hopeful followers.
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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT


Multitasking during exercise may ramp up the workout
LiveScience via Yahoo News
Trying to do multiple things at once can have mixed results; you may accomplish more, or you may not get anything done. When it comes to exercising, though, multitasking may be a good idea, a new study suggests. In the study of older adults, researchers found that, when people completed easy cognitive tasks while they were cycling on a stationary bike, their cycling speed increased.
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Nutrition is vital for mental health
PsychCentral
Poor nutrition is often an underlying factor and aggravator behind many types of mental illnesses, including depression, according to a new international study involving the faculty of medicine and dentistry of the University of Valencia in Spain. Their findings suggest a broader, nutritionally based approach to treating mental illness.
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Water-based exercise better for some functional movement
Medscape
For older people, water-based exercises improve some functional movements better than land-based exercises, a new study shows. "In my opinion, attention should be paid to water-based exercises, especially in tropical countries," said Danilo Bocalini, Ph.D., from Sao Judas Tadeu University in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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Is it better to sleep in or work out?
TIME
Sleep and exercise are both vital. But if you can’t seem to fit in both, you can sometimes substitute a little of one for a little of the other. When it comes to your health, there are few absolutes. But that’s not the case with sleep and exercise. You need both, period.
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VITAMINS & PHARMACEUTICALS


Workout supplements linked to testicular cancer
Men's Journal
A new study has found an alarming link between the use of muscle-building supplements and testicular cancer risk. Men who reported using these pills or powders regularly had a far greater risk of testicular cancer than those who didn't take these supplements. Although it's rarely deadly, testicular cancer is the most common cancer among men ages 15 to 35.
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