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Finding my fit with Fitbitch bootcamp

Source http://www.thefitbits.com/2016/09/finding-my-fit-with-fitbitch-bootcamp.html

 
I’m no stranger to early morning bootcamp – after all, it’s how I started my fitness journey, five years ago. What started as a last-ditch attempt to lose weight (for no real reason other than I just wanted to look thinner), soon turned into a full on love affair with morning workouts.

I loved the group atmosphere, the fact that I didn’t have to think about what I was doing and just do what I was told, and of course, the results. I got fit pretty quickly and started to actually feel good about myself, all the while forgetting the original reason of starting: to look slimmer and achieve that ‘perfect’ body.

Somewhere along the way, fitness became fun, and it didn’t matter what I looked like any more.


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Source http://www.thefitbits.com/2016/09/finding-my-fit-with-fitbitch-bootcamp.html

 
I’m no stranger to early morning bootcamp – after all, it’s how I started my fitness journey, five years ago. What started as a last-ditch attempt to lose weight (for no real reason other than I just wanted to look thinner), soon turned into a full on love affair with morning workouts.

I loved the group atmosphere, the fact that I didn’t have to think about what I was doing and just do what I was told, and of course, the results. I got fit pretty quickly and started to actually feel good about myself, all the while forgetting the original reason of starting: to look slimmer and achieve that ‘perfect’ body.

Somewhere along the way, fitness became fun, and it didn’t matter what I looked like any more.


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9 things to hate about periods

Source http://www.thefitbits.com/2017/01/9-things-to-hate-about-periods.html



OK, let me start by firstly apologising to any male readers, and also any females who might think this is a massive overshare, but I’ve been doing this for 20 years and to be quite frank, the novelty has most definitely worn off. 

Periods. Nine reasons to hate them. Feel free to add your own in the comments if I’ve missed any – we’re all girls here. Unless you’re a boy. In which case… I hate you right now. 


The…

Source http://www.thefitbits.com/2017/01/9-things-to-hate-about-periods.html



OK, let me start by firstly apologising to any male readers, and also any females who might think this is a massive overshare, but I’ve been doing this for 20 years and to be quite frank, the novelty has most definitely worn off. 

Periods. Nine reasons to hate them. Feel free to add your own in the comments if I’ve missed any – we’re all girls here. Unless you’re a boy. In which case… I hate you right now. 


The…

High school soccer concussions on the rise

Source: http://www.brainhealtheducation.org/high-school-soccer-concussions-on-the-rise/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=high-school-soccer-concussions-on-the-rise

As soccer has soared in popularity in recent decades, concussion rates for youth players have also surged, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined data on high school soccer players from 2005 to 2014 and found concussions increased in both male and female players. That included about 1.8 million soccer injuries among girls and 1.5 million

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As soccer has soared in popularity in recent decades, concussion rates for youth players have also surged, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined data on high school soccer players from 2005 to 2014 and found concussions increased in both male and female players. That included about 1.8 million soccer injuries among girls and 1.5 million

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5 Practices to Help You Live a Happier, More Present Life

Source http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/tinybuddha/~3/9VbImc0x84k/

“There is nothing else than now. There is neither yesterday, certainly, nor is there any tomorrow. How old must you be before you know that?” ~ Ernest Hemingway

It was a Wednesday afternoon, just like any other. I’d spent the last three hours bent over my laptop at a coffee shop, trying to nail down the revisions to a research report that was already three days late.

I’d been distracted all afternoon, checking my e-mail every five minutes for news about a proposal I’d submitted a few weeks earlier. When I’d found nothing to satisfy me in my inbox, I’d stumble over to Facebook, paging through memes about the world’s impending doom that seemed custom designed to me to make me feel as gloomy as possible.

Finally I called it quits and drove home in a funk. I walked into the kitchen, where my wife Lisa was cutting vegetables for dinner. She looked up when I walked in. “How are you doing?” she asked, reading my face.

I thought about that for a moment. I knew I had a happy life. There were a million things to be thankful for: a supportive relationship, fantastic kids, good health, and the fortune to live in a beautiful corner of a free country.

But I didn’t feel a…

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“There is nothing else than now. There is neither yesterday, certainly, nor is there any tomorrow. How old must you be before you know that?” ~ Ernest Hemingway

It was a Wednesday afternoon, just like any other. I’d spent the last three hours bent over my laptop at a coffee shop, trying to nail down the revisions to a research report that was already three days late.

I’d been distracted all afternoon, checking my e-mail every five minutes for news about a proposal I’d submitted a few weeks earlier. When I’d found nothing to satisfy me in my inbox, I’d stumble over to Facebook, paging through memes about the world’s impending doom that seemed custom designed to me to make me feel as gloomy as possible.

Finally I called it quits and drove home in a funk. I walked into the kitchen, where my wife Lisa was cutting vegetables for dinner. She looked up when I walked in. “How are you doing?” she asked, reading my face.

I thought about that for a moment. I knew I had a happy life. There were a million things to be thankful for: a supportive relationship, fantastic kids, good health, and the fortune to live in a beautiful corner of a free country.

But I didn’t feel a…

Excess tau protein damages brain’s GPS

Source: http://womensbrainhealth.org/think-about-it/excess-tau-protein-damages-brains-gps

by Medical XPress: Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have discovered that the spatial disorientation that leads to wandering in many Alzheimer’s disease patients is caused by the accumulation of tau protein in navigational nerve cells in the brain. The……

Source: http://womensbrainhealth.org/think-about-it/excess-tau-protein-damages-brains-gps

by Medical XPress: Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have discovered that the spatial disorientation that leads to wandering in many Alzheimer’s disease patients is caused by the accumulation of tau protein in navigational nerve cells in the brain. The……

Spain's 'Robin Hood Restaurant' Charges The Rich And Feeds The Poor

Source http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/01/24/511267616/spains-robin-hood-restaurant-charges-the-rich-and-feeds-the-poor?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=thesalt

Volunteers serve free dinner to homeless people at Robin Hood restaurant in Madrid.

As the country reels from its financial crisis, a new restaurant, run by a Catholic priest, lets paying daytime customers foot the dinner bill for homeless people to dine with dignity — and style.

(Image credit: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

Source http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/01/24/511267616/spains-robin-hood-restaurant-charges-the-rich-and-feeds-the-poor?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=thesalt

Volunteers serve free dinner to homeless people at Robin Hood restaurant in Madrid.

As the country reels from its financial crisis, a new restaurant, run by a Catholic priest, lets paying daytime customers foot the dinner bill for homeless people to dine with dignity — and style.

(Image credit: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

Fate of Lesser-Know Affordable Care Act Benefits Uncertain

Source: http://www.webmd.com/health-insurance/20170124/fate-of-lesser-known-obamacare-benefits-not-known?src=RSS_PUBLIC

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As President Donald Trump takes the first steps toward repealing the Affordable Care Act, it’s not clear what benefits will remain, including these eight lesser-known ones.

Source: http://www.webmd.com/health-insurance/20170124/fate-of-lesser-known-obamacare-benefits-not-known?src=RSS_PUBLIC

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As President Donald Trump takes the first steps toward repealing the Affordable Care Act, it’s not clear what benefits will remain, including these eight lesser-known ones.

Should pregnant women eat fish? Yes, say FDA and EPA.

Source http://www.foodpolitics.com/2017/01/should-pregnant-women-eat-fish-yes-say-fda-and-epa/

The two agencies have just issued advice to pregnant women about eating fish.

Fatty fish have long-chain omega-3 fatty acids which are good for health.

But some have methylmercury, which is toxic to the developing fetus.

And all have PCBs or other organic compounds that are unlikely to promote health.

The advice?  Eat 2 to 3 servings of lower-mercury fish per week for a total of 8-12 ounces

That’s fine, but which fish are low in methylmercury?

For this, the agencies have created an <a href="http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTcwMTE4LjY4ODgwMjAxJm1lc3NhZ2VpZD1NREItUFJELUJVTC0yMDE3MDExOC42ODg4MDIwMSZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTE3MzgxMjUxJmVtYWlsaWQ9bWFyaW9uLm5lc3RsZUBueXUuZWR1JnVzZXJpZD1tYXJpb24ubmVzdGxlQG55dS5lZHUmZmw9JmV4dHJhPU11bHRpdmFyaWF0ZUlkPSYmJg==&&&101&&&http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodborneIllnessContaminants/Metals/ucm393070.htm?source=govdelivery&u…

Source http://www.foodpolitics.com/2017/01/should-pregnant-women-eat-fish-yes-say-fda-and-epa/

The two agencies have just issued advice to pregnant women about eating fish.

Fatty fish have long-chain omega-3 fatty acids which are good for health.

But some have methylmercury, which is toxic to the developing fetus.

And all have PCBs or other organic compounds that are unlikely to promote health.

The advice?  Eat 2 to 3 servings of lower-mercury fish per week for a total of 8-12 ounces

That’s fine, but which fish are low in methylmercury?

For this, the agencies have created an <a href="http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTcwMTE4LjY4ODgwMjAxJm1lc3NhZ2VpZD1NREItUFJELUJVTC0yMDE3MDExOC42ODg4MDIwMSZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTE3MzgxMjUxJmVtYWlsaWQ9bWFyaW9uLm5lc3RsZUBueXUuZWR1JnVzZXJpZD1tYXJpb24ubmVzdGxlQG55dS5lZHUmZmw9JmV4dHJhPU11bHRpdmFyaWF0ZUlkPSYmJg==&&&101&&&http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodborneIllnessContaminants/Metals/ucm393070.htm?source=govdelivery&u…

Setting benchmarks: why it’s ok for exercise to be hard

Source http://www.thefitbits.com/2017/01/setting-benchmarks-why-its-ok-for.html

Today’s been a binge of all my favourite things: running, cycling, eating and now, writing. Some of which were very hard, others easy (foooooood), and all of them soon to be followed by sleeping, as we have a 2hr10 long run with the RunBrighton crew tomorrow. #prayfortess.

It kicked off with a freezing cold and very difficult parkrun, where I tried to keep up with the 27min pacer and failed miserably. The midweek runs on the marathon plan were easy pace this week but with some travelling for work meetings and my body being quite tired, I chose to go to yoga, the gym and to Zumba instead, for a bit of chill time and fun to pick me up.

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Source http://www.thefitbits.com/2017/01/setting-benchmarks-why-its-ok-for.html

Today’s been a binge of all my favourite things: running, cycling, eating and now, writing. Some of which were very hard, others easy (foooooood), and all of them soon to be followed by sleeping, as we have a 2hr10 long run with the RunBrighton crew tomorrow. #prayfortess.

It kicked off with a freezing cold and very difficult parkrun, where I tried to keep up with the 27min pacer and failed miserably. The midweek runs on the marathon plan were easy pace this week but with some travelling for work meetings and my body being quite tired, I chose to go to yoga, the gym and to Zumba instead, for a bit of chill time and fun to pick me up.

<a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TiqtFHrFG84/WIPkJvvVRmI/AAAAAAAAEm4/TOfpmqWtPbwN1Ak4G0cxKTDF3Z6bx1RtQCK4B/…

Survey of key scientific, technological and investment trends revolutionizing Brain Health in our Digital Age

Source: http://sharpbrains.com/blog/2017/01/23/survey-of-key-scientific-technological-and-investment-trends-revolutionizing-brain-health-in-our-digital-age/

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Last year I got very interested in the functioning of the human brain and the science behind mindfulness and learning [1], so was quite excited  to attend the SharpBrains Virtual Summit [2] in December, indulging in the latest trends in applied neuroscience and digital innovation.

The Summit focused on the theme of reinventing brain health in the digital age, and brought together leading researchers, entrepreneurs, financiers and policymakers passionate with the mission of moving neuroscience and cognitive research from science labs towards applications in Health, Wellness and Education. Here’s a summary of the many things I discovered.

Brain H…

Source: http://sharpbrains.com/blog/2017/01/23/survey-of-key-scientific-technological-and-investment-trends-revolutionizing-brain-health-in-our-digital-age/

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Last year I got very interested in the functioning of the human brain and the science behind mindfulness and learning [1], so was quite excited  to attend the SharpBrains Virtual Summit [2] in December, indulging in the latest trends in applied neuroscience and digital innovation.

The Summit focused on the theme of reinventing brain health in the digital age, and brought together leading researchers, entrepreneurs, financiers and policymakers passionate with the mission of moving neuroscience and cognitive research from science labs towards applications in Health, Wellness and Education. Here’s a summary of the many things I discovered.

Brain H…

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