Fitness

Take It Easy: Too Much Exercise Frazzles the Vagus Nerve

Improving physical fitness requires putting stress on your system during vigorous workouts. But the quest for peak performance often backfires—the psychophysiological distress caused by excessive exercise isn’t good for you. Finding a “Goldilocks zone” where your daily workouts put enough stress on your body to improve fitness without overdoing it can be tricky. Chris Bergland …

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Google and Samsung take on Apple’s Health app with new fitness hub

There are dozens of apps that can measure your steps, sleep, nutrition, exercise — not to forget the multitudes of fitness devices that also have their own native Android apps where they store data. Luckily for us, Google and Samsung have come together to try and simplify the otherwise fragmented fitness world with Health Connect. …

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Lose Thigh Fat Fast With These Slimming Exercises, Trainer Says — Eat This Not That

“Where did this cellulite come from on the back of my legs?” This is a common question I hear from many of my clients—myself included as a new mom and trainer. As women, we are more prone to cellulite due to our tomies and higher levels of estrogen. So with the odds stacked against us, …

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What other activities can help you maintain running fitness through injury?

Injuries are the worst, and if not dealt with properly, they can linger longer than necessary. Runners love being active, which is why they can rush back sooner than recommended and risk re-injury. If you’re waiting out an injury and wondering how you can preserve fitness through the process, here are some ideas. water running …

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The Most Effective Strength Exercises To Reverse Aging After 60 — Eat This Not That

Anti-aging products and regimens are all the rage right now in the health, wellness, and fitness realms. You’ve likely seen everything from ageless skincare routines and serums to supplements and new workouts pop up on social media that claim to keep you young. With so many items on the market and tips out there, you’re …

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Exercise Increases Dopamine Release in Mice

Summary: Mouse study reveals exercise increases dopamine signaling in motor areas of the brain. The findings may explain why exercise eases symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Source: SfN Exercise increases dopamine signaling in the motor areas of mice, according to research recently published in Journal of Neuroscience. It’s no secret exercise is good for the brain …

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