The exercise cool-down is a poorly understood and even more poorly executed protocol.
I hope to make clear that cooling down after working out is just as important as the warm-up (which you are also doing, right?), and should be done on a regular basis.
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Dr. Jennifer J. Heisz is an expert in brain health. She is Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University and directs the NeuroFit Lab, where she researches the effects of exercise for brain health.
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The word exercise has many meanings. Too many meanings. So many meanings that it has almost lost all of its meaning.
So, I believe we would have a lot less fitness confusion and a more clear view of how to actually get fit if we broke it into three more distinct versions and assigned them some more meaningful names.
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Debbie Potts, is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP), DNAFit coach, Metabolic Efficiency Specialist, CHEK HLC Coach, KION and Superhuman Coach, USAT Coach and NASM CPT. Whoa!
Debbie is a leading fitness professional for over twenty-five years who owned Fitness Forward Studio in Bellevue, WA for over ten years. She used to train and race (a lot) for long-distance events as an endurance runner, cyclist, and triathlete (just like me but even more).
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An inexpensive and discreet piece of exercise equipment that I think everyone ought to have in their home is a pull-up bar and my reason for that may surprise you. As much as I like how my back muscles look after I have been consistently practicing pull-ups, a more important factor for me (especially lately) is how my shoulders function and feel.
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This episode touches on the topics of depression and suicide – listener discretion is advised.
In 6 hours and 8 minutes, Alex Wisch performed 1,000 strict pull-ups, 2,000 push-ups, and 3,000 squats, all while wearing a 20-pound weighted vest symbolizing the weight of mental illness, something he knows a little too much about.
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50 Thousand Mile tune-up? What the heck is that? Well… it’s a metaphor! For what we need during the ageing process. And this feed drop from the Change Academy podcast that you are about to hear is a deep dive into what the body physically needs, to keep its engine running.
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My guest, Abel James, is a New York Times Bestselling Author, Musician, and Online Creator. Although he’s the host of the award-winning Fat-Burning Man show, we dig into his past as a brain scientist to talk about how it affected his views on wellness.
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Most wellness and fitness experts agree that our human meat sack bodies are not really suited for all the sitting we do in our modern, convenience-laden lifestyles. There are a ton of studies that have linked the steep increase in sedentary time to the steep increase in the risk of cardiovascular disease. But evolutionarily speaking, how does this really stack up? Are we really that much more sedentary than we were a few hundred or thousands of years ago? Let’s look at what the science says.
Continue reading “Should you Ditch the Chair? A case for “active rest””
In this episode, Craig Alexander (the oldest athlete ever to win the IM World Championship title) joins me to talk about how important it is to really enjoy your fitness routine – whether you’re a world champion or a mere mortal (like the rest of us).
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