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    Doing Yoga Improves Physical and Psychological Symptoms of Arthritis

    Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that conditions the life of those who suffer from it, since the inflammation it causes in the joints can lead to physical disability as well as psychiatric comorbidity. A recent study has found that these physical and psychological symptoms could improve with the usual practice of yoga. The research, published in the journal Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, was carried out by a team from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) (in New Delhi, India), and involved 72 patients with active rheumatoid arthritis, who were divided into two groups; one who practiced about two hours of yoga five days a week and for eight…

  • Fitness and Wellness

    Hormones in Sports

    It goes without saying how important hormones are when we start any kind of sports practice. Hormones are chemical substances that are poured into the blood to perform certain functions. Certain authors affirm that, with adaptation to training, changes are produced in the personality of the individual, fruit of the release of hormones with exercise. The nervous system secretes a series of glands, endocrine glands, which are released into the blood when the trained individual begins to practice, and others, called exocrines, which have specific functions and act as markers in target tissues of the body. With the activation of the former, the endocrines, substances that influence sport are poured…

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    The importance of drinking enough water

    How many times have you heard or read the recommendation to drink a minimum of two litres 1 day of water, for health reasons? 0 that using thirst to control your fluid intake habits is not adequate to keep you properly hydrated? 0 that caffeinated beverages such as sodas and coffee can cause dehydration? 0 that the use of thirst to control your fluid intake habits is not adequate to keep you properly hydrated? 0 that caffeinated beverages such as sodas and coffee can cause dehydration? 0 that the use of thirst to control your fluid intake habits is not adequate to keep you properly hydrated? 0 that caffeinated beverages…

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    Burn fat with sport

    Fatty acids represent a very large source of energy reserve throughout the body. Oxidation of fatty acids during aerobic exercise can prolong physical activity and delay the onset of glycogen depletion. However, although fat deposits are relatively large, the ability to oxidize fatty acids is limited, so carbohydrates are the dominant substrate. The reason for limiting the use of fat deposits may be due to the little information available about the role of fats during exercise, which conditions the understanding of fat metabolism during physical activity. For this reason, exercise development must be supported by a solid conceptual framework, including the contributions of research in the area of Biology. This…

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    Am I fat? Am I obese? Should I lose weight?

    Obesity is the state in which the individual presents an amount of body fat far above what is considered acceptable as normal for a normal physiological man-woman. Definitely, as I have mentioned in previous articles, to be healthy you don’t need to look too thin. It is important, in order to be healthy, to feel good, both physically and mentally. The most important thing about being at a normal weight is not looking a certain way, but feeling good and staying healthy. Having too much body fat is harmful to the body for many reasons. Being obese is not the same as being overweight. An obese person not only has…

  • Food

    12 foods to define

    To define the musculature it is not enough to train hard. If you want to achieve good muscle tone, in addition to working the body in the gym will be necessary to make an adequate diet to uncover the muscles, eliminating fat and increasing its size. To do this, you can choose to take some supplements, but undoubtedly the most interesting thing will be to adopt a healthy diet. Below are twelve ideal foods to define the body. Egg The first food, and undoubtedly one of the most important as it includes the best proteins with greater biological value is the egg. The egg yolk has a large amount of…

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    Precautions if you are going to be dominated at home

    The dominated exercises are one of the most complete exercises that exist. To do them, you just have to leave your body suspended while you are subject to a bar, and finally lift it by flexing your arms upwards. This modality also exercises a multitude of muscles of the body such as, for example, the trapeze, the biceps and the pectorals, always depending on the type of grip (neutral, prone or supine). Another positive aspect of this exercise is that it can be done quickly and easily anywhere. In fact, many people decide to practice them at home when they barely have time to go to the gym. If this…

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    Study on the use of mobile phones at night and the quality of sleep in athletes

    The dream of quality is one of the 4 bases of sports performance along with training, sports nutrition and psychology. Whatever your objective in sport, as a professional or amateur sportsman, it is very important to give priority to getting enough sleep to get a good rest, just as you must find time to train, or adapt your diet to your energy needs or work your mind to get a person sportsman, healthy and happy. Technology has infiltrated our lives and it is difficult to find a person who does not carry a mobile in their pocket or other electronic device. The advantages of technology is that it has simplified…

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    Why shouldn’t we neglect a neck muscle contracture?

    A neck muscle contracture is a type of injury that affects all types of people, not just athletes. It is important to treat them to prevent them from going further. Factors such as poor posture or a direct blow can cause the appearance of these involuntary muscle contractions, but also lack of exercise and poor nutrition. TYPES OF NECK MUSCLE CONTRACTURES There are three main types of neck muscle contractures. Depending on which one we are suffering from, the pain or treatment may be different. For example, in post-traumatic contractures, the pain appears after receiving a blow to the area, is intense and is accompanied by stiffness. They are the…

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    Tell me how many funds you make and I’ll tell you if you’re going to die young.

    The recent research, published in JAMA Network Open, shows that the men in the study who could do more than 40 funds were 96% less likely to suffer some type of cardiovascular problem than those who did less than 10. We remind you that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the world. In the study, with 1104 men in good health, a metronome set at 80 pulses per minute was used and participants stopped when they reached 80 funds, when they couldn’t keep up with the metronome and lost three or more pulses or simply when they couldn’t do any more push-ups. Seven percent made 10 or…