Sunday, 27 November, 2022

Topic: exercise

If human beings have to evolve to be better both body and mind have to be fit

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Uses of BCAA supplements

Leucine, isoleucine, and valine are among the important nutrients known as branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs). This supplement may slow down muscular breakdown by promoting protein synthesis in muscles.

What the tight gumball on your shoulder means and how to get rid of it

Most people wouldn’t consider sitting at a desk strenuous, but holding one position for hours at a time places stress on your muscles. Enter muscle knots.

Not just sugar and lack of exercise, but salt and dehydration are behind obesity epidemic

Americans unwittingly behave like captive desert sand rats. It worked for our ancestors, but human beings can't live like that today.

Don’t have time to exercise every day? Being ‘weekend warrior’ can help lower heart disease

This UK study says you can still get the benefits of exercise if you squeeze it all in on a weekend instead of spreading it throughout the week.

Do fitness trackers, smartwatches make people more active and healthier? Not really

Fitness trackers can help increase awareness of daily physical activity. But they are only facilitators, not drivers of behaviour change.

The route to a longer life? 30 minutes a week of muscle-strengthening exercises

Researchers in Japan have found that doing just 30 to 60 minutes a week of such activities is linked to a 10-20% fall in our mortality risk.

Exercise works, but see how changing your diet can add 10 years to your life

A study says that eating healthier could extend lifespan up to seven years in middle-aged adults, and in young adults, by about ten years.

Exercise can reduce students’ desire to drink alcohol – new research

After devising a five-minute exercise routine consisting of squats, push-ups, jumping jacks, we asked students to watch an alcohol video.

How often should we exercise to get in shape?

Weight training or running — improvements only happen with a combination of recovery and repetition.

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Apple revolutionised smartwatch. Then came the budget wave and more—AmazFit, Fitbit to Samsung

The Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2 are good options for fitness fiends who want a smartwatch for fitness tracking only, while Garmin is great for extreme sports enthusiasts.
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How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.