Donald Trump Was My Fitspo

Anger at the president kicked many of us into action — or, better yet, activism. Now that he’s on the way out, will those habits stick?

#exercise, #trump-donald-j

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He Finished His First Marathon. Then His Arm Felt Weak.

Soon after the race, he could barely straighten one arm. How could running have caused this?

#exercise, #marathon-running, #medicine-and-health, #muscles, #new-york-city-marathon

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Exercise After Covid-19? Take It Slow

Heart and lung damage can happen after even mild illness, prompting doctors to recommend caution before returning to your workout.

#blood-clots, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #exercise, #fatigue, #heart, #sports-medicine

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How Exercise Might Affect Immunity to Lower Cancer Risk

Working out may enhance the immune system’s ability to target and eradicate cancer cells, a study in mice suggests.

#cancer, #elife-journal, #exercise, #immune-system, #karolinska-institute, #research, #running, #tumors

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Weight Training May Help Ease Anxiety

A basic program of lunges, lifts, squats and crunches eased anxiety levels in healthy young men and women.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #exercise, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #weight-lifting

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Shakira and Kelly Ripa Love AKT Fitness. But Can It Come to a Studio Near You?

Anna Kaiser, the founder of AKT, sold her brand to Xponential Fitness before the pandemic. Now she wants it back.

#akt-fitness-studios, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #exercise, #kaiser-anna-m-1980, #shutdowns-institutional

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Ashley Graham Talks Breastfeeding, Postpartum Hair Loss and Her Best Beauty Hack

How the supermodel is adjusting to a new normal beauty routine.

#breastfeeding, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #exercise, #graham-ashley-1987, #hair, #skin, #weight

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Relieved to Be Back at the Gym, but Is It Safe?

City gyms were allowed to reopen on Sept. 2, but lingering concerns about indoor workouts mean many may not endure.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #exercise, #george-mason-university, #health-clubs, #new-york-city, #planet-fitness, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #shutdowns-institutional

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Canadian Military’s Wolf Exercise Alarms Nova Scotians

They also mounted speakers that broadcast growling in the woods of Nova Scotia. It was all part of a psychological training exercise.

#bay-of-fundy-canada, #canada, #defense-and-military-forces, #exercise, #letters, #nova-scotia-canada, #ottawa-citizen-the, #rumors-and-misinformation, #wolves

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Peloton Recalls Pedals on Thousands of Bikes After Reports of Injury

About 27,000 bikes were affected by the recall, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #company-reports, #exercise, #health-clubs, #peloton-interactive-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #recalls-and-bans-of-products

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Try High-Intensity Interval Training. You Might Like It.

Many inactive adults who tried a sampling of exercises preferred intense efforts to gentler workouts.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #exercise

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Using the Pandemic as an Opportunity to Lose Weight and Get in Shape

While many people gained weight during the lockdowns, others have used the change in routine to eat better and exercise more.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #diet-and-nutrition, #exercise, #food, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #weight

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In Former Taliban Stronghold, Defiant Women Hit the Gym

A women’s health club in Kandahar challenges conservative Afghan traditions that vilify exercise for women. Many work out secretly.

#exercise, #health-clubs, #kandahar-afghanistan, #taliban, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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11 Exercises For Better Sleep

Stretching and meditative movement like yoga before bed can improve the quality of your sleep and the amount you sleep. Here is a short and calming routine of 11 stretches and exercises.

#anxiety-and-stress, #back-human-body-part, #exercise, #knees, #legs, #neck, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sleep, #yoga

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How the Pandemic Is Changing Our Exercise Habits

Many of us have been moving less since the pandemic began. But some, including many older men and women, seem to be moving more.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #exercise, #running, #smartphones

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The Army Rolls Out a New Weapon: Strategic Napping

Because fatigue can corrode mission performance, a new physical training manual tells soldiers to grab 40 winks when they can, part of a new holistic approach to health in the ranks.

#exercise, #fatigue, #medicine-and-health, #sleep, #united-states-army

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An ‘Awe Walk’ Might Do Wonders for Your Well-Being

Older men and women who took a fresh look at the objects and vistas around them felt more upbeat and hopeful.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #elderly, #emotions, #exercise, #mental-health-and-disorders, #walking

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Things to Do This Week

This week, meet the singer Tashera Robertson, hit a photo show and try your hand at making snow fluff.

#art, #bennett-brit, #books-and-literature, #brooklyn-book-festival, #cleveland-museum-of-art, #content-type-service, #copeland-misty, #culture-arts, #dancing, #exercise, #gutierrez-martine-photographer, #hall-moran-alicia, #jones-bill-t, #jones-tayari, #mcqueen-steve, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #music, #national-museum-of-women-in-the-arts, #new-school, #new-york-city-ballet, #new-york-film-festival, #parsons-the-new-school-for-design, #photography, #pop-and-rock-music, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #roy-arundhati, #sherman-cindy, #whitehead-colson

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How a Celebrity Fitness Trainer Who Has Gone Virtual Spends Sundays

Akin Akman teaches his popular workouts to an Aarmy of students from a nearly empty studio.

#akman-akin, #ateam-army-inc-aarmy, #east-village-manhattan-ny, #exercise, #noho-manhattan-ny

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Is It Safe to Exercise if the Air Is Hazy With Wildfire Smoke?

Fast or slow? Is there a time limit? Can we bring the dog along? Expert advice for working out when the smoke gets in your eyes — and lungs.

#air-pollution, #athletics-and-sports, #content-type-service, #dogs, #exercise, #masks, #medicine-and-health, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #wildfires

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Covid-19 May Have a Hidden Impact on the Heart

Should that change how we think about its risks? This is what the research tells us.

#athletics-and-sports, #college-athletics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #exercise, #football-college, #heart, #research

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R.B.G., Octogenarian Fitness Icon

The justice’s legendary gym habit showed you could be smart, powerful and strong all at once.

#exercise, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #women-and-girls

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Oculus Quest 2 Review: Solid V.R. Headset, but Few Games

The new $300 virtual-reality headset works well and feels comfortable. But good luck finding games that will keep you entertained.

#boxing, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #exercise, #facebook-inc, #headphones-and-headsets, #oculus-vr-inc, #playstation-4-video-game-system, #social-media, #virtual-reality-computers, #wearable-computing

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Exercise May Make It Easier to Bounce Back From Stress

Regular exercise helped lab mice remain psychologically resilient even when their lives seemed filled with threats.

#anxiety-and-stress, #david-weinshenker, #emory-university, #exercise, #journal-of-neuroscience, #mental-health-and-disorders, #mice, #rachel-p-tillage, #rats, #research, #running

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After 5 Months, N.Y.C. Gyms Reopen. Here’s What to Expect.

Expect less crowds, but no group activities like spin classes or yoga.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #exercise, #health-clubs, #new-york-city, #shutdowns-institutional

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For Successful Aging, Pick Up the Pace or Mix It Up

Older people who cycled for exercise walked more efficiently than people whose primary exercise is placid walking.

#age-chronological, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #elderly, #exercise, #longevity, #mitochondria, #running

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Exercise May Boost Your Vaccine Response

Two new studies of elite athletes found that working out amplifies the immune response to a flu shot.

#athletics-and-sports, #badminton, #colds, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cycling-road, #exercise, #immune-system, #influenza, #swimming, #track-and-field, #vaccination-and-immunization, #wrestling

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The Hottest Commodity in Pandemic New York? Fresh Air

The skyscrapers are empty, and the streets and parks are full. Here’s how the city is reinventing itself.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #exercise, #movies, #museums, #new-york-city, #restaurants

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E-Bikes Are All the Rage. Should They Be?

Two new studies shed light on whether pedal-assisted electric bikes provide good exercise, and how safe (or unsafe) they might be.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #content-type-service, #exercise, #sports-injuries, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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N.Y. Gyms Can Reopen Under These New Rules

The governor’s announcement that health clubs could reopen came with several caveats, including that facilities would be limited to a third of their capacity.

#ash-aesha, #black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #cuomo-andrew-m, #exercise, #health-clubs, #new-york-city, #school-of-american-ballet

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Sneak In Some Exercise

Yes, we are moving less. But on Zoom, no one has to know you’re doing squats.

#exercise, #medicine-and-health, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #zoom-video-communications

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New Jersey Gym Owners Are Desperate to Reopen

New Jersey is one of seven states where health clubs have been barred from reopening. The governor says it’s too soon, but some gym owners are rebelling.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #cuomo-andrew-m, #dancing, #exercise, #martial-arts, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey

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Weight Lifting At Home: From Dumb Bells to Smart Machines

Three companies — Tempo, Tonal and Forme Life — are competing to supplant cheap dumbbells with smart machines priced in the four figures.

#exercise, #forme, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #tempo, #tonal-systems-inc, #weight-lifting

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Whether You Are a Night Owl or Early Bird May Affect How Much You Move

Early risers did the equivalent of walking 20 to 30 minutes more each day compared to “evening types,” who tend to stay up late.

#biorhythms, #exercise, #medicine-and-health, #sleep

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Can a Physically Taxing Job Be Bad for Our Brains?

Physical demands required for work may have negative consequences for brain health, a new study suggests.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brain, #exercise, #labor-and-jobs

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Is Your Blood Sugar Undermining Your Workouts?

Eating a diet high in sugar and processed foods could dent our long-term health in part by changing how well our bodies respond to exercise.

#diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #exercise, #muscles, #sugar, #weight

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With Eating Disorders, Looks Can Be Deceiving

Distorted eating behaviors occur in young people irrespective of their weight, gender, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation.

#anorexia-nervosa, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diet-and-nutrition, #eating-disorders, #exercise, #fasting, #food, #mental-health-and-disorders, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #weight, #youth

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An Upended Fitness Industry Sweats Over Black Lives Matter

Instructor walkouts and motivational messages in a predominantly white industry decimated by the coronavirus.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #exercise, #health-clubs, #peloton-interactive-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #soulcycle-llc, #y7-studio

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The Lightness of Being a Couch Potato May Work to Keep Us Fat

Sitting may confuse cellular sensors into thinking we are lighter than we are, prompting the body to put on weight.

#animals, #bones, #exercise, #obesity, #rodents, #weight

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How Exercise May Bolster the Brain

Exercise prompts the liver to pump out a little-known protein that appears to rejuvenates the brain, a new study found.

#animal-cognition, #animals, #brain, #elderly, #exercise, #mice, #rodents, #science-journal

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What’s the Best Exercise for You? Twins Can Provide an Answer

Almost everyone responds to the right exercise program, but the right program is not genetics-dependent.

#dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #exercise, #genetics-and-heredity, #journal-of-physiology-the, #twins

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With Pandemic Keeping Them Apart, Runners Embrace Virtual Races

Marathons and meets are canceled, so runners are using tech to stay connected and compete.

#computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #exercise, #mapmyfitness-inc, #marathon-running, #mobile-applications, #new-york-city-marathon, #new-york-road-runners-club, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #running, #track-and-field, #wearable-computing

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How to Keep Good Habits Post-Lockdown

You’ll technically have to ‘relearn’ to cook each meal, or to exercise regularly or to read a book a week. But there are some shortcuts.

#exercise, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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How We Get Stronger

Weight training prompts changes in the nervous system that prime the muscles to get bigger and stronger.

#exercise, #isabel-glover, #journal-of-neuroscience, #monkeys-and-apes, #muscles, #nerves-and-nervous-system, #newcastle-university, #reptiles, #research, #stuart-baker, #weight-lifting

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How to Workout Without a Gym

Get to a nearby park and get in shape (safely).

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-reopenings, #exercise, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #weight-lifting

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Lululemon to Buy Mirror, a Fitness Start-Up, for $500 Million

The athleisure company’s first acquisition is a bet on the future of fitness and a way to further tie into the lives of its customers.

#exercise, #lululemon-athletica-inc, #mcdonald-calvin, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #mirror-curiouser-products-inc, #putnam-brynn

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In Norway, Gymgoers Avoid Infections as Virus Recedes

In an unusual experiment, researchers found no coronavirus infections among thousands of people allowed to return to their gyms.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #exercise, #health-clubs, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #infections, #oslo-norway

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CrossFit Gyms Sold to New Owner

The sale follows outcry over comments Mr. Glassman made about the death of George Floyd and reports of sexual harassment under his management.

#crossfit-inc, #exercise, #glassman-greg, #sexual-harassment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Sitting All Day May Increase Your Risk of Dying From Cancer

Need another reason to move? Sedentary behavior was linked to an increased risk of fatal cancer.

#cancer, #diabetes, #exercise, #heart, #obesity, #walking, #weight

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The Country Is Reopening. Is It Safe to Play Softball Again?

Even the states hardest hit by the coronavirus have begun to allow more economic activity. What does that mean for playing the sports we love?

#athletics-and-sports, #beach-volleyball, #boca-raton-fla, #exercise, #johns-hopkins-university, #montefiore-health-system

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