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First Aid, Accidents & Injuries
February 20, 2018

5 common gym injuries and how to prevent them

Before you hit the gym or lace up your sneakers for a run, be prepared. These activites may seem harmless enough, but if you’re not thoughtful, you could end up with some nasty injuries! Ankle sprain You may think that an ankle sprain is only possible when running outdoors, but jogging on a treadmill could also lead to an injury. It’s easy to hurt your ankle on the treadmill because you might lose focus while jogging and could accidentally step half on and half off the moving machine. Don’t jump off the treadmill too quickly either! You could roll your…
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Brain and Nervous System
February 20, 2018

5 essential ingredients for brain health

What does it take to live a long, healthy life? A healthy brain. At Northwestern University in America, scientists say that “SuperAgers” are a trend on the rise. These are men and women older than 80 whose memories are as good or better than those up to 30 years younger! And one of the key reasons is that SuperAgers have a relatively wholesome overall sense of wellbeing, from experiencing satisfying warm relationships to living a life of purpose. “Social relationships are really important to this group and might play a significant role in preserving their cognition,” say researchers. What, then,…
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Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
April 22, 2014

Are you really as fit as you think you are?

You might exercise most days of the week, and eat healthily 90% of the time, but are you as fit as you think you are? It turns out that most people over-estimate their fitness levels, especially when meeting with a personal trainer for the first time. We found this great post on Women’s Health which details 6 quick fitness challenges to test how fit you are. You might be interested to see how well you do! A word of warning: the test is designed to be challenging, so if you don’t score as well as you think you should, don’t…
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