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Stand Up for Fitness – NYTimes.com

ONE lesson I’ve learned while writing about fitness is that few things impinge on an active life as much as writing about fitness — all that time spent hunched before a computer or puzzling over scientific journals, the countless hours of …

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Exercise and longevity: Worth all the sweat | The Economist

ONE sure giveaway of quack medicine is the claim that a product can treat any ailment. There are, sadly, no panaceas. But some things come close, and exercise is one of them. As doctors never tire of reminding people, exercise protects against a host of illnesses, from …

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How Exercise May Make Addictions Better, or Worse – NYTimes.com

Statistically, people who exercise are much less likely than inactive people to abuse drugs or alcohol. But can exercise help curb addictions? Some research shows …

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Mindful Eating as Way to Fight Bingeing – NYTimes.com

TRY this: place a forkful of food in your mouth. It doesn’t matter what the food is, but make it something you love — let’s say it’s that first nibble from three hot, fragrant, perfectly …

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Phys Ed: Exercise as Housecleaning for the Body – NYTimes.com

When ticking off the benefits of physical activity, few of us would include intracellular housecleaning. But a new study suggests that the ability of exercise to speed the removal of garbage from inside our body’s cells may be one of its most …

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How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body – NYTimes.com

On a cold Saturday in early 2009, Glenn Black, a yoga teacher of nearly four decades, whose devoted clientele includes a number of celebrities and prominent …

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Phys Ed: Icing Can Make Sore Muscles Worse – NYTimes.com

Is ice the best remedy for an aching muscle?

Already, the benches in gym locker rooms and beside basketball courts are filling with 2012’s early casualties, those of us who, goaded by New Year’s resolutions, are exercising a bit too enthusiastically and developing sore muscles. Many of us will then drape ice packs over our …

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How Exercise Benefits the Brain – NYTimes.com

Does exercise strengthen your brain while it builds muscle?

To learn more about how exercise affects the brain, scientists in Ireland recently asked a group of sedentary male college students to take part in a memory test followed by strenuous exercise.

First, the young men watched a …

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Inactivity boosts cancer risk, research finds – The Checkup – The Washington Post

Too much time spent sitting increases the risk of developing cancer, even for those who exercise regularly. That’s according to research presented Thursday morning at the American Institute for Cancer Research’s annual conference.

The AICR presented data suggesting that about ….

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