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Precepts: Control

Articles, Spirituality December 11, 2022 Posted by Ben Greenfield 2 comments December 11, 2022 Welcome back to my Precepts series—inspired by meaningful thoughts, insights, and discoveries I have during each week, and intentionally designed to help make your life just a little bit better. Enjoy! You can find the Precepts …

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Exercise and the Heart

Heart-related health conditions are among the top causes of death in the world. Exercise is proposed as one of the methods by which heart health can be improved. Despite this, the relationship between exercise and the heart is not fully understood. Image Credit: Syda Productions/Shutterstock.com How exercise helps the heart …

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How Much Physical Activity Do Children Need?

Physical activity is a key requirement for healthy development in young children. Lack of adequate physical activity interferes with childhood development and increases the risk of obesity, cardiovascular disease, and type II diabetes as they age. The good news is that most children love to be active, and parents can …

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How to Reduce Muscle Soreness After Training

When exposed to intense or unaccustomed exercises, muscles tend to get sore. This occurrence is normal and expected for any person who engages in grueling physical activities. Typically termed delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), this common medical condition peaks 24 hours to a maximum of 72 hours after engaging in …

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Tips on choosing a wearable fitness tracker

A number of wearable fitness trackers are available in the market today. Many of them come equipped with functions that you would not have thought existed. Some of them can be quite expensive based on the number of parameters they can sense and process. With this in mind, it is …

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How do wearable fitness trackers measure steps?

A fitness tracker is a gadget that can be worn by an individual throughout the day to keep track of various body parameters. Any wearable fitness tracker needs the person using it to input physiological details such as their weight, height, gender to help the tracker make better sense of …

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How Do Wearables Track Sleep?

What is a Wearable Fitness Tracker? A fitness tracker is a gadget worn around the waist or on the wrist that keeps track of certain body parameters such as motion and heart rate. A number of new fitness trackers that link up to a smartphone or a laptop are available …

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Wearable Fitness Trackers

Gadgets that are worn on the body and track certain parameters of the body’s functioning are known as wearable fitness trackers. There are three primary uses for these trackers: Monitoring the number of steps that a person walks. Checking the heart rate of the individual. Monitoring the quality of sleep …

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Why You Should Exercise in the Morning

Skip to: Why is the timing of exercise important? Factors to remember while choosing an optimal time for exercise According to scientific literature, exercising in the morning is more beneficial than exercising at night. The better outcome is associated with improved management of metabolic pathways and energy homeostasis. Why is …

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Is it Safe to Exercise During Pregnancy?

Skip to: The benefits of exercise during pregnancy Current advice What exercises should I do during pregnancy? How to exercise safely in pregnancy Red flags for exercise in pregnancy When to avoid exercise Pelvic floor and core exercises The benefits of exercise during pregnancy Exercise is often viewed with a …

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Where did 10,000 steps a day come from?

There is a general consensus amongst fitness enthusiasts that if an individual wants to stay healthy, they need to walk about 10,000 steps a day. People across the globe have accordingly been adjusting their target of daily steps on fitness trackers to this number. Scientific studies based on fitness have …

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How to Self-Diagnose Your Shoulder Pain

The shoulder joint is one of the most vulnerable joints in the human body. There is so much range of movement that it is surprising more shoulder injuries don't occur. If your shoulders are healthy, you must be doing the right things to strengthen them. If not, you are either …

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