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Get out in nature. Being in nature reduces stress, makes you more creative, improves your memory and may even make you a better person. And more…
Via Business Insider
You know the feeling where everything seems to be a drag. Even getting up from the couch is a big feat. It’s not that you’re lazy. You want to do stuff, but the drive just isn’t there.
Via Pick The Brain
We already know that regular exercise makes you healthier, happier and, well, hotter. But did you know it could also make you smarter? That’s the premise of an emerging area of neuroscientific research, in which scientists are exploring the neurological effects of getting your regular dose of cardio.
Full story at The Huffington Post
You lead busy a life, and finding time to stay healthy is tough. Fortunately, all you need is 20 minutes of exercise per day to get fit. If you don’t have the time to go to the gym every day, here’s how you can get in shape quickly from just about anywhere—little-to-no equipment required.
You probably go jogging because it makes you less fat and it is less humiliating than being yelled at through a 60-minute spinning class. But according to a new examination of the Copenhagen City Heart study, jogging less than two hours per week can add years to your life.
A study of more than 200,000 Australians adds to the growing body of evidence that people who sit the most die the soonest. It also found that you can’t exercise this effect away, though exercise does help reduce it greatly.
Full story at The Atlantic
The value of mental-training games may be speculative, as Dan Hurley writes in his article on the quest to make ourselves smarter, but there is another, easy-to-achieve, scientifically proven way to make yourself smarter. Go for a walk or a swim. For more than a decade, neuroscientists and physiologists have been gathering evidence of the beneficial relationship between exercise and brainpower. But the newest findings make it clear that this isn’t just a relationship; it is the relationship.
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Daily physical activity—not necessarily exercise—could help keep Alzheimer’s disease at bay. A study published Wednesday in the journal Neurology suggests that cleaning house and doing yardwork, for example, are linked to a reduced risk of developing the disease, even in people over 80.
Full story at US News
Shin splints are one of the most common running and sports injuries, and they can really knock you off your routine. Luckily, with one simple exercise, you can kill your shin splints.
If you’re looking to shrink and tone your belly, there’s a better way to do it than trying to do crunches. In fact, research has shown that doing abdominal exercises alone—even when performed five days a week for six weeks—has no effect at all on subcutaneous fat stores and abdominal circumference.
Full story at Mercola.com