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Growing pains?: How to stop yourself getting injured while gardening – from essential exercises to the perfect posture – The Gua…

Bending to dig, twisting to prune and carrying heavy loads can all mean gardeners end up with unnecessary aches. Here are some expert tips to keep you healthy as your garden bloomsOne of the reasons gardening is such good exercise is that the sheer joy of it disguises how hard you’re working, so you end up exerting yourself more than you would at the gym. Scientific studies demonstrate this – not that I need proof. When I manage to steal a moment to prune a tangle of triffids, I have trouble stopping. Before I know it, I’ve been waving a chainsaw aloft on a pole for four hours.The only downside is that the endless yanking, pushing, lifting and bending can lead to, or exacerbate, aches and pains. NHS Digital figures for 2020-21 (AKA the great lockdown gardening and DIY boom) record 12,355 admissions to hospital in England with injuries related to “overexertion and strenuous or repetitive movements”. But it doesn’t have to be this way.Madeline Hooper, a retired PR executive who lives in the Hudson Valley north of New York, reached a point where she could no longer ignore her sore neck. “I love gardening,” she says, “and it doesn’t…

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I’m a fitness expert – I used to guzzle blue WKD and kebabs, then I became a bikini model… – The Scottish Sun

A HR worker has told how she ditched her diet of blue WKD and kebabs to get her dream bikini body.Carly Taylor, 34, admits her habits were too inconsistent to maintain a healthy lifestyle and that she realised she had to make changes.She tried various diets but found them to be short-term fixes that ended up taking her even further away from her health goals.The final straw came at a Christmas party when a rude man commented “you can tell you enjoy your food” which devastated her.Carly explains: “I was utterly devastated. I wasn't by any means overweight, however the comment coupled with my insecurity and lack of body confidence was extremely hurtful. “It was the catalyst for me to make and sustain a change. “I had no idea what to do or where to start so I found a personal trainer and started to go to them once a week, then I added in circuit training a few times a week and quickly I began to see changes. “When I established the routine of exercise, I quickly went from feeling like I had to go to looking forward to exercising and trying to improve my physical performance as well as appearance. “I didn't really have…

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Slimmer loses 33cm off of waist after trying new programme – 'works for me' – Express

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More infoAt a size 16 and suffering with endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), Gabrielle felt she needed to make a change in her life. After hitting her target weight by pushing herself when it came to her diet and fitness, the 28-year-old has now found a “balance”, which also improved her endometriosis symptoms and mental health.But how did she do it?Gabrielle started out weighing 13st 7.6lb (86kg) when she joined fitness coach Diren Kartal’s Project X programme back in January 2020.After six months, she dropped to 12st 3.96lb (78kg) and fit into a size 12, something she’d never been able to do before.“I knew I needed someone to keep me accountable to my daily habits and kick my a** into gear,” she said.READ MORE: Diet: Expert warns against common mistake “I’d been doing Slimming World, WW, BHF Diet and many others since I was in secondary school but nothing ever stuck.”But through Project X, Gabrielle found her “full potential” in both nutrition…

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Intense exercise can suppress appetite – Daily Mail

Intense exercise can suppress appetite  Daily Mail Metabolite ‘Lac-Phe’ suppresses hunger, may help treat obesity  Medical News Today Could the “exercise molecule” be made into an “exercise pill”?  Big Think Pill to help you lose weight in the works  New York Post Scientists identify molecule that could help drugs replace workouts  The Independent View Full coverage on Google News (Feed generated with FetchRSS)source

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The five at-home tests that reveal how fast you're ageing – The Telegraph

The five at-home tests that reveal how fast you’re ageing  The Telegraph Does your ability to stand on one leg predict your risk of dying soon?  New Scientist All the subtle signs you’re at risk of an early death, according to science  Daily Mail Inability to stand on one leg for 10 seconds in mid to later life linked to near doubling in risk of death  Medical Xpress Do you have bad balance? This is what experts advise  The Times View Full coverage on Google News (Feed generated with FetchRSS)source

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5 Must-Do Chest Training Exercises for Muscle Building Workouts – Men's Health

Our product picks are editor-tested, expert-approved. We may earn a commission through links on our site. These moves are our top picks for massive chest day muscle.For many lifters, chest day is a Monday ritual. For others, creating the perfect upper-body blend of strength, hypertrophy, mobility, and pec definition can be classified as an art form. Which of the wide range of chest exercises work the absolute best? Usually, when we think of heavy chest workouts, most peoples’ minds automatically turn to the bench press. But there are a host of heavy-hitting options besides this old-school classic—most of which fall into a pair of categories, presses and flys—that will allow your to hit all the right angles and give you a solid chest contraction and pec squeeze. Here, Men’s Health fitness director Ebenezer Samuel, C.S.C.S. and celebrity trainer and MH Advisory Board member Don Saladino break down their top five must-do moves that you should include in your chest training.Once thought of as a training day last resort or afterthought, chest machines have improved drastically over the years (one in particular being the Hammer Strength incline press machine). Samuel and Saladino say that machine presses now provide plenty of pectoral…

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Your Brain Needs Proper Diet and Exercise Too – Neuroscience News

Neuroscience research articles are provided.What is neuroscience? Neuroscience is the scientific study of nervous systems. Neuroscience can involve research from many branches of science including those involving neurology, brain science, neurobiology, psychology, computer science, artificial intelligence, statistics, prosthetics, neuroimaging, engineering, medicine, physics, mathematics, pharmacology, electrophysiology, biology, robotics and technology.– These articles focus mainly on neurology research. – What is neurology? – Definition of neurology: a science involved in the study of the nervous systems, especially of the diseases and disorders affecting them. – Neurology research can include information involving brain research, neurological disorders, medicine, brain cancer, peripheral nervous systems, central nervous systems, nerve damage, brain tumors, seizures, neurosurgery, electrophysiology, BMI, brain injuries, paralysis and spinal cord treatments.What is Psychology? Definition of Psychology: Psychology is the study of behavior in an individual, or group. Our psychology articles cover research in mental health, psychiatry, depression, psychology, schizophrenia, autism spectrum, happiness, stress and more.Artificial Intelligence articles involve programming, neural engineering, artificial neural networks, artificial life, a-life, floyds, boids, emergence, machine learning, neuralbots, neuralrobotics, computational neuroscience and more involving A.I. research.Robotics articles will cover robotics research press releases. Robotics news from universities, labs, researchers, engineers, students, high schools, conventions, competitions and more are posted…

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Supersize Your Legs With This Lower-body Dropset Workout – Men's Health

We earn a commission for products purchased through some links in this article. Five rounds, three exercises and one epic leg dayYou don’t have to have spent long around the fitness scene to have heard the apparent golden rule of the weights room: never skip leg day. On reflection, it’s a good rule.But, if you’re short on time, working with limited equipment, or just unsure exactly where to start, leg day can seem a daunting proposition; which is precisely why we’ve come up with this low-kit, high-rep, leg day gauntlet.This 250-rep dumbbell-only leg burner makes for the perfect low-tech lower body finisher, or quick-fire quad burner for days when time isn’t on your side.Grab a pair of moderately weighted dumbbells or kettlebells, find some space, and after a thorough warm-up work your way through five rounds of our trouser-stretching crucible. Rest just as necessary to ensure sharp form, but keep it punchy: both your legs and your lungs should be putting in the work here.1. Front Squat x 10Clean your dumbbells onto the front of your shoulders (A). From here, drop into a squat, until your thighs pass parallel to the ground (B), pause here for a second before driving…

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