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Exercise Protects Liver From Booze, Maybe
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Exercise Protects Liver From Booze, Maybe

It’s definitely good news for some readers: exercise appears to prevent the liver against alcohol-related inflammation and injury. We know that because researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine used rats bred for high activity, or “runner rats,” to test if increased metabolism protected the liver against fatty deposits […]

Exercise + Meditation Beat Depression
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Exercise + Meditation Beat Depression

Yes, exercise has been known to stave off depression–that’s not exactly news, but now comes research from Rutgers University indicating that exercise combined with meditation twice a week for only two months – reduced the symptoms of depression for a group of students by 40 percent. Rutgers Today reports that […]

The Fittest Fitness Trackers
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The Fittest Fitness Trackers

The Wall Street Journal offers its opinion of four popular fitness trackers with particular focus on which is good for what. For versatility, the Journal likes the Misfit Shine 2, which tracks steps, calories, distance traveled and sleep quality, and has an app that can log specific activities such as […]

Taking The 10-20-30 Workout To The Pool
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Taking The 10-20-30 Workout To The Pool

Gretchen Reynolds, writing in the New York Times, answers a reader’s question about the practicality of taking a runners’ 10-20-30 workout to the water. First a reminder: in the 10-20-30 program, she writes, “runners jog at a leisurely pace for 30 seconds, accelerate to a moderate speed for 20 seconds, […]

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Why Do Muscles Twitch After a Workout?

Why do muscles twitch after a workout? The short answer, according to the LA Times, is lots of reasons. Want more specifics? The Times puts the question to Dr. John Su, a sports medicine physician at UCLA, who says twitching could be caused by insufficient energy in the muscles. According […]