The philosophy of fitness, exercise, sport and running

By Peter Mellow | Selected curated articles from my Scoop.it curation collection.

Exercising … Your Face

These are among the facial exercises shown to significantly reduce some of the signs of aging, according to an interesting new study of the effects of repeating specific movements on people’s appearance. To learn more, read “Facial Exercises May Make You Look 3 Years Younger.”<p><b>Cheek Sculpting</b><p><i>This</i> …

Facial Exercises May Make You Look 3 Years Younger

Facial exercises may significantly reduce some of the signs of aging, according to an interesting new study of the effects of repeating specific, expressive movements on people’s appearance.<p>The study, published in JAMA Dermatology, found that middle-aged women looked about three years younger after …

Northwestern University

A Gym Chain Is Banning Cable News. It’s for Your Health.

Go to the gym and you will see them everywhere: the talking heads on CNN and Fox News, as ubiquitous as sports coverage in bars. But one fitness chain has cut them off, implying that cable news coverage is not conducive to a “healthy way of life.”<p>Life Time, a Minnesota-based company with 130 …

Librarianship

What’s the Value of Exercise? $2,500

For people still struggling to make time for exercise, a new study offers a strong incentive: You’ll save $2,500 a year.<p>The savings, a result of reduced medical costs, don’t require much effort to accrue — just 30 minutes of walking five days a week is enough.<p>The findings come from an analysis of …

The 5 'Musts' to Sustainable Exercise: Michael Haddin at TEDxPSUAD

Tiny Stray Dog Finds Her Human When She Joins Him For 77 Miles In Race

Talk about going the distance.<p>Thanks to a successful crowd-funding campaign, Dion Leonard, an extreme marathon runner is adopting a stray pup he met …

Pool of Thought

THERE is no drug — recreational or prescription — capable of inducing the tranquil euphoria brought on by swimming. I do all my best thinking in the pool, whether I’m trying to figure out how to treat a patient’s complicated ailment or write a paper. Why that is is mysterious, but I have a …

The man who takes Death Valley to extremes

For ultrarunner Marshall Ulrich, Death Valley National Park had been both his accomplice and adversary, the site of intense suffering and great achievement.<p>Marshall Ulrich knows the intensity of Death Valley National Park all too well – the sun leaching away his energy and the heat’s relentless …

Run Free - The True Story of Caballo Blanco

Is runner's guilt holding you back?

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Post to Linkedin<br>• Share on Google Plus<br>• Share via Email<p>I have a 23 kilometre run in less than four weeks and …

Self-help

Why sport needs more stories like Eddie the Eagle

And, he really did get to the Calgary Winter Olympics where, as I described not long afterwards, he "launched himself down the ski jump at Calgary, …

Ski Jumping

How your body changes your brain

He took them for granted because the sorts of automatic movements that we do without having to think much - like walking - are controlled by a part …

The Brain

She Lost Her Leg In The Boston Bombings. Now, She's Running The Marathon.

Adrianne Haslet-Davis<p>The ground began to shake. People began to run. And a smothering, thick smoke poured over Boylston Street.<p>Thirty-two-year-old …

High Intensity Interval Training Highly Intensified My Marriage

Interval training is awful. It's pretty much the worst thing I've ever done. Also, I HATE IT. But I've been doing it three times a week for the past …

The Science of Why You Do Your Best Thinking While Walking

Science explains why so many of history's great thinkers have been obsessive walkers.<p>Charles Darwin, Friedrich Nietzsche, William Wordsworth, even Aristotle: The list of great minds that were also obsessive walkers is long. Why is the connection between wandering feet and a productive brain so …

Walking

Eddie Izzard, marathon man: 'If I can run 26 miles every day, anyone can'

As he enters the final week of his Sport Relief project – running 27 marathons in 27 days – the comedian reveals how coming out as transgender prepared him for life’s other challenges<p>I’m counting down – that’s how I work each marathon. I’m more than halfway through my 27 marathons in 27 days …

Nelson Mandela

Does The Gym Gear Make The Gym Goer?

I've missed out on the 'gym gear and other paraphernalia' revolution -- and I'm kind of happy about it.<p>Nonetheless, I still can't help feeling like a …

Retracing Our Steps

A familiar running trail can be a time machine.<p>Ten years ago, Beth Py-Lieberman learned she had breast cancer. She was fairly certain it was going to kill her. It didn’t matter that her odds of survival were great. She’d watched her mother die from the disease several years earlier, and now the end …

GPS doodles and the art of turning exercise into an adventure

"It was a lot of fun on the one hand, but it also injected a sense of purpose into my bike rides."<p>The added incentive led to Mr Lund cycling 22,300 …

Doodling

In The Arena: Ronda Rousey And How To Embrace Loss

It was hailed as "the biggest upset" in Ultimate Fight Championship history.<p>Former women's champion Ronda Rousey was defeated by her competitor Holly …

From Georgia to Maine: What I learned on a 6-month hike along the Appalachian Trail

The sun beat down on the narrow wooden boardwalk. On either side, lush, impenetrable foliage hummed with insects and birdsong. It was sweltering — a cloying, sultry, sticky heat more appropriate for primordial jungles than for Western Massachusetts. And yet I was wearing almost every stitch of …