Skip the Post-Workout Cool-Down? More Experts Say Yes!
For decades we’ve been told that after a hard workout, you should cool down by slowing down to a less rigorous workout to prevent muscle soreness and improve limberness. In 2012, the Journal of Human Kinetics published a study finding those who cooled down post-workout actually had more pain than those who didn’t. Read on to find out more. ViaNew York Times.
Power Foods For Your Brain
You are what you eat? Vegetarian activist Dr. Neal Barnard believes that avoiding all animal products and eating a healthy diet of fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and whole grains can protect the brain from developing dementia. In addition, he also shares that very few of us are deficient of minerals, but rather many of us have too much due to the over-fortification of foods. ViaBoston Globe.
Pets May Boost Heart Health, Association Says
The American Heart Association recently released an official statement that “Pets don’t just make lives fuller. They may help make them longer.” According to the study, owning a pet (especially a dog) can have heart health benefits. This study is in addition to two other studies that found healthy benefits of having apetordog. ViaUSA Today.
The Secret to Long Life? Bacon, Says 105-Year-Old
“I love bacon, I eat it everyday,” 105-year-old Pearl Cantrell from Texas boasts. She claims that her bacon habit has helped her get through the hard times. However, it is probably more like that Ms. Cantrell’s longevity can be attributed to her remaining physically active through yard work and dancing, as well as staying socially engaged. The reason? Much scientific evidence has shown eating fried and salty foods that are more prevalent in southern states, results in Southerners having a 20% greater risk of dying from a stroke than the rest of the average population. ViaCBS News.
Time to Weigh In: Have you ever noticed if you have more or less pain after a workout if you cool down after rigorous exercise? Run a test and see for yourself! Have you found that you have more focus and energy when consuming particular foods? What are they? What do you think it is about dogs that have the potential to make humans live longer?