Tag: Exercise

‘Ring Fit Adventure’ Understands the Shame and Fear of Exercise

Some years back, I started running. My wife and I moved into an apartment building with a gym around the same time I’d been told to start thinking about my family history with high blood pressure and heart disease. (For people familiar with my history, this was long before my father experienced a sudden heart […]

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Another of Alberto Salazar’s Runners Says He Ridiculed Her Body for Years

For Amy Yoder Begley, an Olympic middle-distance runner, four tumultuous years with Alberto Salazar’s Nike Oregon Project came to an abrupt end in September 2011. “Alberto told me he was kicking me off the team for having ‘the biggest butt on the start line,’” Yoder Begley said. Salazar’s critical assessments of her body, how she […]

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As a Mountain Biking Motivator, Add a Little Electronic Assist

Pedaling an electric mountain bike is a workout, not an effortless romp, requiring almost as much physical exertion as riding a standard mountain bike. But the effort feels easier on the e-bike, according to the first study of motor-assisted mountain bikes and how they affect the physiology and attitudes of experienced cyclists. The study suggests […]

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The Right Kind of Exercise May Boost Memory and Lower Dementia Risk

Being physically fit may sharpen the memory and lower our risk of dementia, even if we do not start exercising until we are middle-aged or older, according to two stirring new studies of the interplay between exercise, aging, aerobic fitness and forgetting. But both studies, while underscoring the importance of activity for brain health, also […]

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Meet Memo, the Marie Kondo of Fitness

Video In a cluttered world of boutique fitness studios and high-end gear, Guillermo Piñeda Morales reminds us that we don’t actually need much to be our best. Featuring Guillermo Piñeda Morales Memo is a minimalist, so we’ll keep this short. In the Video Op-Ed above, we trail Guillermo Piñeda Morales, a.k.a. Memo. He clocked a […]

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Steps to Prevent Dementia May Mean Taking Actual Steps

ImageA study found that participants who were more physically active also had more social contact and engaged in more cognitive activities.CreditJacqueline Dormer/Republican-Herald, via Associated Press To ward off age-related cognitive decline, you may be tempted to turn to brain training apps. Last year, consumers spent nearly $2 billion on them, some of which claim to […]

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The Real Queen of Wellness

BURBANK, Calif. — Tracee Ellis Ross, an actress on “Black-ish,” executive producer on the spinoff “Mixed-ish” and, as of last month, beauty entrepreneur, wanted to talk about what wellness means to her. “At 18, I woke up like this,” she said. “At 46, I care for it.” In September, Ms. Ross released a hair care […]

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Parents Should Limit Sports Participation for Children, Trainers Say

Too many children are risking injuries, even lifelong health problems, because they practice too intensively in a single sport, and parents should set limits on their participation, according to a leading organization of athletic trainers. New recommendations issued by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association urge parents to ensure that children and adolescents postpone specializing in […]

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Improve Your Bedtime Routine With These Five Luxurious Tips

When my better angels are in charge of my schedule — instead of the insatiable gremlin that won’t get off Instagram — I end the day by starting my bedtime routine: lighting candles; eating early, (three-ish hours before going to sleep, in a knockoff version of intermittent fasting, it makes for better digestion and for […]

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Being Young, Active and Physically Fit May Be Very Good for Your Brain

Physically fit young adults have healthier white matter in their brains and better thinking skills than young people who are out of shape, according to a large-scale new study of the links between aerobic fitness and brain health. The findings suggest that even when people are youthful and presumably at the peak of their mental […]

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