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Sport And Fitness For Health
How Does Stress Affect Sports
By Adrian Whittle
Good stress can improve a performance whereas bad stress can cause them to, in sporting parlance, not be at the races. This article will examine these two types of stress, what causes them, how they affect sports and how they can be combated.
Fitness Without the Flaws
by Robert Rickover
It isn’t only the number of miles run, the time spent doing aerobic exercises, or the heaviness of the weights lifted that matters. Far more important is the quality of our movements - our balance and coordination and our ease of breathing.
Strength Training and Osteoporosis
by Lynn VanDyke
Strength training has been shown to increase bone density. It has been shown to increase overall strength, balance and coordination as well. Exercise is one of the best natural defenses against this disease.
Train More Effectively with a Heart Rate Monitor
by Matt Ream
Today's heart rate monitors have made it easier for athletes of all levels to get the same feedback they would get from a high-priced trainer. It's like having a personal coach strapped to your wrist.
Mid-Life Exercise Keeps Brain Fit
by Tom Harrison
People who engage in regular exercise during their middle-age years may lower their risk of suffering from Alzheimer's or dementia in later life, according to research published in The Lancet Neurology.
You Don't Have to Strain for Cardio Fitness Gains
by Rita Jenkins
Quantity may beat quality when it comes to exercise and heart health. Adults who engage in mild exercise -- such as walking briskly for 12 miles a week -- can improve their aerobic fitness significantly and reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease.