Sport And Fitness For Health

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  • 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.

  • Breathing - an Important Factor in Fitness
    by Gaby Munteanu
    Breathing happens nturally, but understanding more about it can improve your training and fitness.

  • 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.


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