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Mobility. Active Recovery. Summer Olympic Games. The Summer Olympic Games (French: Jeux olympiques d'été)[1] or the Games of the Olympiad, first held in 1896, is an international multi-sport event that is hosted by a different city every four years. The most recent Olympics were held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The International Olympic Committee organizes the games and oversees the host city's preparations. In each Olympic event, gold medals are awarded for first place, silver medals are awarded for second place, and bronze medals are awarded for third; this tradition began in 1904. The Winter Olympic Games were created due to the success of the Summer Olympics.

The Olympics have increased in scope from a 42-event competition with fewer than 250 male competitors from 14 nations in 1896 to 302 events with 10,768 competitors (5,992 men, 4,776 women) from 204 nations in 2012. Eighteen countries have hosted the Summer Olympics. Asia has hosted the Summer Olympics four times (1964, 1988, 2008, 2020) in Japan, South Korea, and China.

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Yawning workers in suits hustled past, while police officers looked on ambivalently A couple of tourists raised their cellphones to capture the spectacle for posterity, or at least for Instagram. The wheelbarrowers, who had arrived at 6:30 a.m., acknowledged nothing but the call to switch to push-ups, bending over a subway grate. For that ambitious — and slightly neurotic — set of New Yorkers who want their workouts hard, early and, perhaps most notably, free, there is a new option in town: It’s called the Rise. The group was founded by two graduate students in economics at New York University, Dave Johnson and Joseph Mullins, and their friend Anthony Burdi, an entrepreneur. “We were chucking around the idea of working out in the morning,” Mr. Fitness-crazed. Photo SAN FRANCISCO — I’M no scientist, but I sure like reading about science. I’m always looking through newspapers for the latest research about and whether it’s still bad for you, or if maybe sugar is poison.

So when I found myself 40, fat and weak, I paid special attention to science articles, in the hopes of getting strong. I found stories about cutting-edge studies that claimed you should do intense, brief workouts instead of long ones. I hired personal trainers certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine in a training methodology “founded on scientific, evidence-based research.” I learned about the science of muscle confusion — central to infomercial workouts like P90X, from I had fun doing these workouts. The program sounded like an unscientific joke. The book came in the mail and then I went to the gym and, per Mr. Now for the astonishing part: It worked. The answer, it turns out, is that there are no cutting-edge scientific studies. You know, those. HGH Oral Spray Bio-identical Human Growth Hormone Report. Exercise in a Pill? The Search Continues. Mike Powell/Getty Images Phys Ed Gretchen Reynolds on the science of fitness.

Two newly published studies investigate the enticing possibility that we might one day be able to gain the benefits of exercise by downing a pill, rather than by actually sweating. But while some of the research holds out promise for an effective workout pill, there remains the question of whether such a move is wise. The more encouraging of the new studies, which appears this week in Nature Medicine, expands on a major study published last year in Nature. In that study, a team at the Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Fla., reported that a compound they had created and injected into obese mice increased activation of a protein called REV-ERB, which is known to partially control animals’ circadian rhythms and internal biological clocks.

Those animals proved to be anti-athletes. As a result, the animals had diminished endurance, with a maximal oxygen capacity about 60 percent lower than normal.