Category Archives: Exercise/Training/Cardio

what makes muscles grow?

Muscles are the body’s health engines. Sarcopenia is the gradual loss of muscle mass that can affect people in their 30s and beyond. The main symptoms of sarcopenia are decreased muscle mass and strength. As a result, other symptoms and … Continue reading

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improve your mood by training in the morning

I love kettlebell or medicine ball training in the morning. It wakes me up and improves my mood by stimulating the release of endorphins, dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin. (Endorphins interact with the receptors in your brain that reduce your perception … Continue reading

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surfing icon laird hamilton shares his 10-point plan to live forever

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open heart, open mind by clara hughes

I just finished reading Canadian Olympian speed skater and cyclist Clara Hughes’ memoir Open Heart, Open Mind. I was impressed with her detailed memories and ability to articulate herself. Her personal struggles as a female athlete were all too familiar. Another reader’s … Continue reading

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tabata songs

I recently downloaded Tabata Songs to play during my workouts to make my interval training more efficient and fun. Tabata Songs are music tracks written, performed, and recorded specifically for Tabata Interval Training (4 minute workouts of 20/10 intervals). Each Tabata Songs … Continue reading

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how to banish forearm and elbow pain, burn calories, build endurance & maintain muscle while writing

Have you ever dealt with frustrating wrist pain or carpal tunnel or tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow or climber’s elbow – pain that is aggravated by typing and computer work? Have you ever wished you could walk one, five or … Continue reading

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improve your hip flexibility without stretching

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Is nutrient timing dead? And does “when” you eat really matter? “Nutrient timing” sounds impressive. Science-y. The way sport and exercise people throw it around, you’d think it must be pretty important. But is it really? Does when you eat really matter? … Continue reading

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does age really make you old?

Sonny the 70-year-old bodybuilder.

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self loathing and motivation

Talking down to ourselves isn’t a positive or effective way to get long-term results in fitness or in life. It’s important for us to respect ourselves and to stay connected with our bodies by breathing deep. *I really enjoy Elliott … Continue reading

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