The Advanced 7-Minute Workout Photo Go to nytimes.com/7-minute-workout to try our new Web app. Ever since the magazine published the Scientific 7-Minute Workout in May last year, readers have been writing and tweeting their requests for an updated, more advanced version. For them, the workout became too easy or humdrum, as tends to happen when exercises are repeated without variation. So here it is: a new, more technically demanding regimen, one that requires a couple of dumbbells but still takes only seven minutes. To come up with the workout, I turned to Mark Verstegen, the founder and president of the Phoenix-based EXOS, a company that focuses on health and athletic performance. Taken together, the exercises stress and strengthen muscle groups throughout the upper body, lower body and torso. There’s a lot of scientific support for the benefits of this sort of high-intensity interval training. The workout should combat a desk job’s “aches, pain and fatigue,” Mr. A Free Mobile App 1. 2. Lie on left side. 3. 4. 5a. 6.
| 5 Common Food Items That Could Save Your Life From the Team at Green Med Info… Some of the most powerful medicines on the planet are masquerading around as foods and spices. While they do not lend themselves to being patented, nor will multi-billion dollar human clinical trials ever be funded to prove them efficacious, they have been used since time immemorial to both nourish our bodies, and to prevent and treat disease. So valued were these in ancient times that they were worth their weight in gold, and entire civilizations either rose to great power or collapsed as a result of their relationship to them. What is even more amazing is that many of these “plant allies” are found growing in our backyards, and often sitting there in our refrigerators and spice racks, neglected and under appreciated. In fact, many of us use these daily unaware that this is why we don’t get sick as often as those who do not incorporate them into their diet. This amazing list underscores how important it is to keep a supply of garlic close by! 2.) Sources:
Circadian rhythm Some features of the human circadian (24-hour) biological clock History The earliest recorded account of a circadian process dates from the 4th century B.C.E., when Androsthenes, a ship captain serving under Alexander the Great, described diurnal leaf movements of the tamarind tree. The observation of a circadian or diurnal process in humans is mentioned in Chinese medical texts dated to around the 13th century, including the Noon and Midnight Manual and the Mnemonic Rhyme to Aid in the Selection of Acu-points According to the Diurnal Cycle, the Day of the Month and the Season of the Year. The first recorded observation of an endogenous circadian oscillation was by the French scientist Jean-Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan in 1729. The term circadian was coined by Franz Halberg in the 1950s. Criteria To be called circadian, a biological rhythm must meet these three general criteria: Origin The simplest known circadian clock is that of the prokaryotic cyanobacteria.
3D Printed Cast Speeds Bone Recovery Using Ultrasound A new prototype brings together 3D printing, room to breathe and ultrasound pulses to create a cast that is not only comfortable and stylish to wear but is expected to speed healing relative to existing options. However, despite success in vitro and promising results from clinical studies LIPUS has not been widely adopted, partly because the measured benefit has varied across trials, in some cases appearing too small to justify the effort. Where LIPUS currently involves a daily session at a medical clinic, Deniz Karasahin added a portable ultrasound generator to the cast. "For single 20 minute daily sessions this system promises to reduce the healing process up to 38% and increase the heal rate up to 80% in non-union fractures," he has claimed, using figures from the top of the ranges produced in trials of LIPUS without changing cast technology. Photo Gallery
The Journey Continues | Providing guidance to a metaphysical way of living Yin Yoga 101: What You Need to Know Yin Yoga, a less popular style of yoga in the west is an approach that some may have never even heard of. One that in my experience, takes many a few times to really warm up to and even understand. Initially called “Daoist” yoga this style of yoga targets the deep connective tissues of the body (vs. the superficial tissues) and the fascia that covers the body; this Daoist yoga is to help regulate the flow of energy in the body. Paul Grilley, who brought this concept to the forefront, accredits three main teachers for this concept, one of which is Paulie Zink, who taught him Daoist Yoga. Many teach Yin Yoga today, one of which is Sarah Powers, a student of Paul’s; although she teaches very different than Paul, while taking a Yin Yoga training from him in Chicago, he noted her credit for aligning the name “Yin Yoga” with this style. So what exactly is Yin yoga? Some of the benefits of Yin yoga are:
The Anunnaki Slave Masters and the 'Anarchy' Deception Human beings erroneously assume that rules originated from a benevolent god, when in reality, the or... Human beings erroneously assume that rules originated from a benevolent god, when in reality, the original source of rules is an evil, false god, Parasite. False gods are non-omnipotent, and therefore need to impose rules on their creations in order to control them. Moreover, this is why Earth religions, which were invented by the Anunnaki in order to control human beings, have so many damn rules. Rules = Evil. Anarchism means the absence of slavery, in other words "True Freedom". Anarchism means belief and tranquility to all, as well as liberty, equality, and solidarity to all and for all as well. Anarchism is, therefore, a society built upon the foundation of non-coercive free association of all, guaranteeing freedom of thought and action. Anarchism is not kids throwing rocks through windows and causing chaos. Faith is a personal matter to each individual. The remedy states:
The Scientific 7-Minute Workout Photo Editors’ note: Here’s one of our favorite stories from the archives with a helpful tip for Smarter Living. For a greater challenge, see “The Advanced 7-Minute Workout.” And download our new, free 7-Minute Workout App for your phone, tablet or other device. Exercise science is a fine and intellectually fascinating thing. An article in the May-June issue of the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health & Fitness Journal does just that. “There’s very good evidence” that high-intensity interval training provides “many of the fitness benefits of prolonged endurance training but in much less time,” says Chris Jordan, the director of exercise physiology at the Human Performance Institute in Orlando, Fla., and co-author of the new article. Interval training, though, requires intervals; the extremely intense activity must be intermingled with brief periods of recovery. This column appears in the May 12 issue of The New York Times Magazine.
An Interactive Guide to Nutrition and the Human Body | GOOD Wellness Project Infographic The GOOD Life We all need vitamins to maintain our well-being. But how do they really work? This Vitamin Atlas goes back to basics with illustrations and explanations that will help you understand the complex interactions that keep us healthy. Just as an everyday atlas can orient you to the roads, borders, and landmarks that constitute your external world, we hope this Vitamin Atlas can help you navigate your internal world. The GOOD Wellness Project is an eight-month collaboration with Walgreens and Vitamin Angels, in support of the #100MillionReasons initiative to bring vital micronutrients to 100 million malnourished children across the globe by 2017.
Going Rogue - Dr. Talia Marcheggiani, ND Another naturopathic exam session has come and gone. The end of our last midterm week tucked an uncomfortable 49 exams (in less than two years) under our already stuffed belts. Despite the over-stuffing of knowledge (taxing our Spleens, according to TCM, which is the equivalent of overeating at a buffet), I can’t help but feel empty at the end of these week-long ordeals. For me, acquiring knowledge deserves to be a careful, sacred process, in which we are given the chance to see the truth of what we’re learning come to life before our eyes, where concepts begin to take shape, not just dissipate disconnectedly like smoke into the air. The best way I ended an exam period was after Christmas exams, when some classmates and I went to Body Blitz. However, this delicious experience raised the internal question: when did learning become like this? The system trains the brain to work like a machine: input information, process, output information and delete recycle bin. As Dr.
How to By-Pass Your Reptilian Brain and Restore Your Creative Power Following my last article The Law of Attraction and The Power of Your Mind, the subsequent information intends to further expand into the application of the necessary skill of discernment in order to manifest your desired reality. To recap: Your mind is a sophisticated broadcasting system. We emit and absorb frequencies according to the frequencies (thoughts and belief systems) that we hold in our mind. Since the average individual’s mind broadcasts in the ballpark of 70 000 thoughts per day, we would drive ourselves absolutely mad trying to discern (monitor) every one of those thoughts. Ok, now it’s time to elaborate on the implementation of discernment, here it is: DISCERNMENT requires DETACHMENT. Detachment is the state of being OBJECTIVE. This will be a great challenge at first, I’m not gonna sugar coat it, I’ve found that this can stir up all kinds of change in your life. had been conditioned to operate and function mainly out of the reptilian brain. Free 5 Day Cleanse Click Here!
Using Meditation to Help Close the Achievement Gap Photo Closing the so-called achievement gap between poor inner-city children and their more affluent suburban counterparts is among the biggest challenges for education reformers. The success of some schools’ efforts suggests that meditation might significantly improve children’s school performance – and help close that gap. In 2007, James Dierke, then the principal of the Visitacion Valley Middle School in a troubled neighborhood in San Francisco, was determined to improve both the quality of education and student behavior in his school. A major factor preventing underserved children from learning is the stress they encounter on a daily basis – from factors like poverty, deprivation, lack of steady parental input, physical danger and constant fear. Over the next three years, Visitacion Valley’s suspensions dropped by 79 percent, attendance rose to 98 percent, and students’ grade point averages rose each year. Norman E. Related: