Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

Compendium of interesting bits I come across, with an occasional IMHO

A run a day keeps the tumour at bay

One more reason to work up a sweat, if there aren’t enough already.

A run a day keeps the tumour at bay

Exercise protects against cancer. Researchers now understand why

Feb 27th 2016 | The Economist

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April 7, 2016 Posted by | fitness, health | , , | Leave a comment

What kind of habit keeps you exercising?

The kind that is based on a cue and is done automatically without any thought, called instigation habit:

Here’s the Best Way to Make Your Exercise Habit Stick

Mandy Oaklander | July 9, 2015 | Time

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October 30, 2015 Posted by | behaviour, fitness, health, psychology | , , | 1 Comment

This is What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Exercising

Lesson: don’t stop.  Good to know.

This is What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Exercising

George Dvorsky | August 17, 2015 | io9

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August 25, 2015 Posted by | fitness, health | , , | Leave a comment

Don’t just use it—push it!

To maintain your physical fitness as you age, you have to go beyond “use it or lose it” — you have to push your limits.  Interval training, here I come!

Age Is Irrelevant When It Comes to Fitness

Want to continue to crush well into your 80s? Here’s how.

Nick Heil | Aug 24, 2015 | Outside

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August 25, 2015 Posted by | fitness, health | , , | 1 Comment

Get the urge to exercise

By watching your online avatar exercise for five minutes, you are more likely to exercise yourself in the next 24 hours. See how else your avatar affects your real life — article from Time Magazine:

Monday, May. 12, 2008

How Second Life Affects Real Life

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May 14, 2008 Posted by | behaviour, fitness, psychology | , | Leave a comment