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Overtraining Can Kill You: The 3 Stages of Overtraining, Part 1

<b>Overtraining can kill you.</b><p>If you’ve been around the fitness scene for any length of time you’ll have heard it whispered about like Beetlejuice with …

Muscle

Overtraining Can Kill You: The 3 Stages of Overtraining, Part 2

If you haven’t already read the previous article on overtraining syndrome, I suggest you start there. <b>In that article I outlined the cause of</b> …

Muscle

Why willpower is overrated

Psychologists increasingly think effortful restraint is not the key to the good life. So what is?<p>People with a lot of self-control — people who, when they happen upon a delicious food they don’t think they should eat, seemingly grin and bear the temptation until it passes — have it easy.<p>But why? …

Psychology

The Elastic Body

<i>Introducing Biotensegrity as a model of Elastic Integrity in the moving body by</i> Joanne Avison<p>Everyone has a motion pattern that we could call a</i> …

Yoga

Improving Ourselves to Death

What the self-help gurus and their critics reveal about our times.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Happy New Year, you! Now that the champagne has gone flat and the Christmas tree is off to be mulched, it’s time to turn your thoughts …

Tim Ferriss

the geometry of anatomy

The Bones of Tensegrity<p>copyright T. Flemons 2012<p>(note: In this paper I assume some familiarity with tensegrity and the issues raised when applying it …

Pain

BBC Documentary The Secret Life of Your Bodyclock Horizon

Documentaries

30 years after Prozac arrived, we still buy the lie that chemical imbalances cause depression

Some 2,000 years ago, the Ancient Greek scholar Hippocrates argued that all ailments, including mental illnesses such as melancholia, could be explained by imbalances in the four bodily fluids, or “humors.” Today, most of us like to think we know better: Depression—our term for melancholia—is …

Depression

Fiber Is Good for You. Now Scientists May Know Why.

A diet of fiber-rich foods, such as fruits and vegetables, reduces the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and arthritis. Indeed, the evidence for fiber’s benefits extends beyond any particular ailment: People who eat more of it simply have lower odds of dying.<p>That’s why experts are always …

Microbiome

Diet Strategy That Counts Time, Not Calories

Stop counting calories. It’s the clock that counts.<p>That’s the concept behind time-restricted feeding, or TRF, a strategy increasingly being studied by researchers as a tool for weight-loss, diabetes prevention and even longevity.<p>In TRF, you can eat whatever you want and as much as you want—just not …

Weight Loss

Good Digestion, Good Health: 12 Ayurvedic Tips for Better Digestion

<b>Eat when your food is warm.</b> Food shouldn’t be too hot or too cold. Warm food ensures we don’t snuff out the <i>agni</i> (digestive fire) and makes for good …

Weight Loss

Romanticizing the Hunter-Gatherer

<i>O Man, to whatever country you belong and whatever your opinions, listen: here is your history as I believe I have read it, not in the books of your</i> …

Anthropology

Minimal carbs, lots of fat, incredible dieting results – but not enough science

To some, the word 'fat' conjures up a heart attack; to others, it may be the key to healthy living. The question is among the most important and controversial in all of medicine: Can a diet that has bacon at its centre, and shuns whole grains, actually be the key to a healthy waistline? Journalist …

Nutrition

Researchers have figured out why sitting all day is so bad for your health

• <b>We know sitting is bad for our health, but a recent study helps explain why.</b>• <b><br>People who sit too long have signs of "subclinical injury" — not bad enough to necessitate immediate treatment but potentially dangerous over a long period of time.</b>• <b><br>Exercise seems to help, but the most important thing is</b> …

Wellness

The Olympic Lifts Are Overrated

3 Reasons You Probably Don't Need Them<p>Olympic Lifts and Fatal Flaws<p>Most people who want to get bigger, stronger, and more powerful don't need the …

The Modern Hijacking of Dopamine: Supernormal vs. Ancestral Stimuli

Scientists recently discovered a major difference between humans and apes. It’s not the body hair, or the prehensile feet, or the propensity to fling …

Dopamine

The Farmer's Walk Cure

Here's what you need to know...<p>If weakness is the disease, the farmer's walk will cure it. It will build muscle, slash fat, and crank up …

Jill Miller - "Hip Replacement Surgery" - creator of Yoga Tune Up® and The Roll Model Method®

Stabilizing the Scapulae for Overhead Pressing - Juggernaut

Ivan Abadjiev, the great Bulgarian weightlifting coach made the world take notice when his team started dominating Olympic contests and international …

Neglected Muscles to Improve Strength - Juggernaut

by Pat Davidson<p>My name is Pat Davidson and I am currently a professor of exercise science at Springfield College. My main passion in life is my …

When is stress good for you?

The subtle flows and toxic hits of stress get under the skin, making and breaking the body and brain over a lifetime<i>By Bruce McEwen</i>Read at Aeon

Neuroscience

Be Your Own Expert and Turbo-Charge Your Training After Age 50

<b>As we age we expect to develop aches, pains, and reduced workout tolerance that prevents us from training the way we used to</b>. Those of us who are …

Muscle

The 5 Laws of Metabolism

A Framework for Fat Loss, Smart Nutrition, and More<p>Eat Less, Exercise More? Not So Fast.<p>Simplistic models can be useful for providing general …

The Anatomy Trains �Recipe�

<b>Originally published in Massage Bodywork magazine, June/July 2004. Copyright 2003. Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. All rights reserved.</b><p>…

Spatial Medicine - Human Cell Structure and Bodywork Practices

This very morning I was joking in our training class about “The Year of the…”<p>“The Year of the…” is an important element of bodywork practice (or …

Thomas Myers' Pain

To Roll or Not to Roll?

Foam rolling or also called self myofascial release is getting popular in fitness, exercise therapy and manual therapies. It is claimed to be an …

Nutrition for Soft-Tissue Training, Recovery, and Injury Prevention

This article is an ongoing project and will continue to evolve, so please do bookmark this page for a future reference. Do let me know if there is …

Pandiculation: An organic way to maintain myofascial health

<i>Pandiculation: An organic way to maintain myofascial health by Luiz Fernando Bertolucci, MD</i><p><i>Pandiculation is the involuntary stretching of the soft</i> …

The Fat Burning Brain: What Are the Cognitive Effects of Ketosis?

Although mainstream sources still mistake “the brain needs glucose” for “the brain can only run on glucose,” regular MDA readers know the truth: …

Nutrition