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Inhale, exhale: Proper breathing techniques
By Jeff White
There's one thing we all do from the moment we are born to our last second on earth: breathe. We all know how important exercise to our overall health, but breathing properly is just as important. The air we breathe contains oxygen, and when that oxygen enters our lungs, it's transported to every cell in our bodies. The key here is to breathe long breaths, thus filling our lungs with this crucial nutrient. The problem is many of us don't do that.
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On Instagram, 'fitness inspiration' is often an eyeful
If New Year's resolutions are any indication, Americans yearn to be more physically fit. And many are finding encouragement by getting fitness inspiration — also known as "fitspo" — right in the palm of their hand. On Instagram, the free app whose 150 million active users share, "like" and comment on 55 million photos and videos each day, "fitspo" and "fitspiration" have become synonymous with images of buff biceps, butts, bellies and breasts — sometimes all in one frame.
Trainer says getting older doesn't mean fitness must fall and recommends pushing harder
The Washington Post
Joel Friel began advising athletes from behind the counter of his running store in the 1980s. Within a few years, he was coaching triathletes, helping to create a new niche: personal coach. By the time he retired last year, Friel, author of "The Triathlete's Training Bible" and of various websites, had developed an avid following among generations of elite runners, bikers and triathletes.
Fitness bands: An answer or a question?
San Francisco Chronicle
It's a bit surreal that we gather and store information about our own bodies. The metrics are known values that you don't actually know. You apply two fingers to the opposite wrist in order to gather a heart rate, which is happening at your very core. You've been present for every breath you've taken, yet you have no idea how many there have been.
To make healthier choices, color-code your food
Could a little red circle really make me bypass short ribs and mashed potatoes for some cod and rice instead? You've got to be kidding. Well, a team of doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital sure think so — at least sometimes — and they have a study that backs them up. It's research that hits close to home: Last April, when NPR moved into new headquarters, they got a snazzy new cafeteria.
US News lists 'best' diets for 2014
This is the most popular time of year to start a new diet, but with so many plans on the market, how can you tell which ones might be right for you? U.S. News and World Report has broken down what it calls the best diets of 2014. "We have everything from the best diets overall, to the best weight-loss diets to the best diets for heart health and diabetes," senior editor Angela Haupt said.
Study: Few persons with metabolic syndrome adhere to nutrition recommendations
Adherence to dietary recommendations is weak among people suffering from metabolic syndrome or having increased risk for metabolic syndrome, according to the Nordic SYSDIET study led by the University of Eastern Finland. In most cases, the diet is too high in salt and saturated fat, and too low in dietary fiber and unsaturated fat.
VITAMINS & PHARMACEUTICALS
The 5 most essential vitamins to take in 2014
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Plus some B-12, vitamin C, D, and E, and who knows what we're going to be told to take next month. With so much noise around what to take and when in the vitamin-sphere, especially this time of year, we were beginning to feel like our heads were spinning.
Researcher says: Most vitamin supplement studies flawed
A majority of large, clinical trials of vitamin supplements, including some that have found supplements harmful, are based on flawed approaches to study design, according to a recent analysis published in the journal Nutrients. Such faulty methodologies render these clinical studies fundamentally useless in determining the true value of micronutrients, the scientists reported.
New hope for vitamin E: Supplements may slow symptoms of Alzheimer's
The latest study shows vitamin E may have more benefits than memory drugs in combating the disease. For patients with mild to moderate forms of the neurodegenerative disorder, a daily dose of 2,000 IUs of vitamin E safely and effectively slowed the functional decline of Alzheimer's, according to the study published in JAMA.
FDA warns against concussion-curing claims on supplements
If you've sustained a concussion — a brain injury from head trauma that can manifest in such symptoms as headaches, confusion and amnesia — doctors recommend a lot of rest. Taking dietary supplements to accelerate recovery or prevent traumatic brain injury won't help, they say.
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Food for thought: Exercise your optimism muscle
By Karen Childress
If you routinely hear phrases like "Why are you so negative?" coming from people who know you well — your spouse, practice partner, office manager or even your children — it may be time to work on building up your optimism muscle. Deep-seated optimism goes beyond simply the ability to maintain a sunny, hopeful outlook on life. You can learn to be more optimistic and doing so, according to numerous studies, can result in improved health, better relationships with others and even greater longevity.
5 important reasons to stop ignoring your mental health
The Huffington Post
When we come down with a cold, most of us don't hesitate to pop a pill or visit the doctor. But if we can't seem to shake our endless worries or that nagging sense of hopelessness, we plug along as though nothing is wrong.
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