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Strengthen Your Muscles and Your Nerves

For those just starting or those who have had a workout regime that includes weight training, we’ve all felt a little disappointed when we don’t see immediate effects.

But a new study with monkeys contends that resistance or strength training may have …

Music as Motivation

Quarantining can sap the motivation to exercise and move. And now, more than ever, we need to remember to keep moving our bodies to stay healthy and sane. Even as little as 10 minutes of aerobic exercise can work wonders for our brains.

Get Outside Responsibly to Reduce Stress and Energize Your Immune System

It’s an understatement to say that we’re living in unusual times. Our routines have been disrupted by school closings, social distancing, working from home, and quarantining. The uncertainty and uniqueness of this situation puts stress on our partners, our children, and our careers. But in these times, …

Is Too Much Exercise Bad for the Heart?

Past studies found that endurance athletes, like marathon runners, have scarring in their heart muscles as well as coronary plaques which can cause a heart attack. So is too much exercise bad for us?

But first, it’s important to note that most of …

Mind Over (Genetic) Matter: Does Our Mindset Limit Performance?

Consumer genetic testing gives us all an opportunity to discover gene variants that influence our palate, behavior, and health inheritance. But a recent study has shown that our genetic makeup may not have as big an influence on our behavior as our mindset.

For starters, the science on gene variants …