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7 Moves That Will Get You Ready for Ski Season. Winter is just around the corner, and if you want to get in ski-season shape by the time snow begins to fall, you need to start training now.

7 Moves That Will Get You Ready for Ski Season

No one knows the benefits of off-mountain training better than pro skier Crystal Wright. One month after winning the 2012 Freeskiing World Tour, she broke her tibia and fibula and shattered part of her ankle in a mountain biking crash. Devastated and sidelined from competition, she focused on training her upper body and core until she could put weight on her legs and begin physical therapy. Sorry, Keto Fans, You’re Probably Not in Ketosis - Popular Science - Pocket. Keto is hard.

Sorry, Keto Fans, You’re Probably Not in Ketosis - Popular Science - Pocket

If it’s not hard, you’re probably not doing it right. The diet gets billed as a miraculously enjoyable diet—eat all the fat you want, just cut out the carbs. But the ketogenic diet (also called keto) was never supposed to be fun. It was supposed to treat severe epilepsy. And as a medical treatment, it was only intended to be administered under the supervision of trained nutritionists and physicians. "It’s not so easy to get an adult body into ketosis," says Teresa Fung, a professor of nutrition at Simmons College. This is in part because patients need to be in deep ketosis to see an impact on epilepsy, likely deeper than the average dieter, but without a nutritionist guiding you it’s still hard to get down into ketosis.

“Keto is not easy to maintain, it’s not a palatable diet,” says Andrea Giancoli, a dietician and nutrition consultant in California. But the real problem isn’t going over your carb limit—it’s the protein. On the other hand, you can’t eat no protein. Polar Explorer Erling Kagge on Why Walking is the Key to Being More Productive. How to stay healthy and active in every decade of your life — Quartzy.

The effect of exercise on health is profound.

How to stay healthy and active in every decade of your life — Quartzy

It can protect you from a range of conditions, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers. But the type and amount of exercise you should do changes as you age. To ensure that you are doing the right type of exercise for your age, follow this simple guide. Childhood and adolescence In childhood, exercise helps control body weight, builds healthy bones, and promotes self-confidence and healthy sleep patterns. Children should try a variety of sports and develop skills, such as swimming and the ability to hit and kick a ball.

Exercise habits tend to steadily decline during teen years, particularly in girls. Encourage teenagers to keep one team sport, if possible. Why exercise alone won’t save us. This is the time of year when trainers are mined from under beds and gym kits are disinterred from the bottom drawer.

Why exercise alone won’t save us

Google searches relating to physical fitness peak in January. Many people even trawl the web to find out about “desk exercises” and “workouts on the go” in case they are too busy to use their new gym memberships. Our relationship with exercise is complicated. Reports from the UK and the US show it is something we persistently struggle with. As the new year rolls around, we anticipate having the drive to behave differently and become regular exercisers, even in the knowledge that we will probably fail to do so.

Exercise is movement of the muscles and limbs for a specific outcome, usually to enhance physical fitness. Is Cold Weather Exercise Healthier? : Shots - Health News. Winter swimmers enjoyed an icy dip in Poland's Garczyn lake last February.

Is Cold Weather Exercise Healthier? : Shots - Health News

Recorded air temperature was around 14 degrees Farenheit, and a large ice hole had to be cut to allow the lake bathing. NurPhoto/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption NurPhoto/Getty Images Winter swimmers enjoyed an icy dip in Poland's Garczyn lake last February. When Scott Carney first saw the photo of a nearly naked man sitting comfortably on a glacier in the frigid cold, he was skeptical. The man — Wim Hof — is a Dutch athlete who claims to control his body temperature in extreme cold through sheer force of will. - The Washington Post. Choice page. Even a 10-Minute Walk May Be Good for the Brain.

Ten minutes of mild, almost languorous exercise can immediately alter how certain parts of the brain communicate and coordinate with one another and improve memory function, according to an encouraging new neurological study.

Even a 10-Minute Walk May Be Good for the Brain

The findings suggest that exercise does not need to be prolonged or intense to benefit the brain and that the effects can begin far more quickly than many of us might expect. We already know that exercise can change our brains and minds. The evidence is extensive and growing. Multiple studies with mice and rats have found that when the animals run on wheels or treadmills, they develop more new brain cells than if they remain sedentary. Many of the new cells are clustered in the hippocampus, a portion of the brain that is essential for memory creation and storage.

The active animals also perform better on tests of learning and memory. Equivalent experiments examining brain tissue are not possible in people. So this exercise was very easy. How Long Should You Workout - Weights or Cardio.