Category: Fitness

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Exercise

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Exercise

This article was updated on 10-31-2019. In 2016, Hallgren et al looked at the combination of exercise and cognitive-behavioral therapy in a study called Exercise and Internet-Based Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for Depression. The aim of the study was to compare exercise and internet-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (ICBT) and usual care for depression. It is commonly known that exercise […]

Today’s Athletes: Brain or Brawn

Today’s Athletes: Brain or Brawn

In common culture, many assume athletes do not have book knowledge and good students are not athletic.  Often times, due to these societal barriers, athletes are lead to believe that school is too hard and bright students never pursue athletics. However, at the elite levels of sport, specifically the NFL there are many examples of […]

Exercise’s Impact on Muscles, Flexibility, Mood and…Microbiome?

Exercise’s Impact on Muscles, Flexibility, Mood and…Microbiome? microbiome

We all know that regular exercise improves our muscle tone, mood, weight and flexibility. However, the body is impacted in other areas that may surprise you.  Specifically, microbiome, this area of your gut is full of bacteria and greatly influenced by routine exercise. Microbiomes are full of small microbes that release various substances in the […]

Working too Hard? Stop Stressing. Try Active Resting

Working too Hard? Stop Stressing. Try Active Resting

Feeling stressed, overworked and exhausted? Struggling to keep up?  Regular and intense exercise is great for reducing stress and enhancing energy levels, but what about active rest?  The idea of active resting is to give your body a break, but to still remain active during that rest period. Active rest is found to be a […]

The Effects of HIIT on the Protein, BDNF

The Effects of HIIT on the Protein, BDNF HIIT Training

We’re all convinced that high intensity interval training (HIIT) benefits our bodies but now there is an overwhelming amount of data supporting the theory that the longevity of our brains’ health also benefits from the effects of HIIT.  This is due to a protein found in the brain and spinal cord called BDNF. What is […]

Kids Respond Better to Fun Fitness

Kids Respond Better to Fun Fitness Fitness

When it comes to developing good fitness habits, research has proven that the younger you start, the more likely you are to maintain healthy physical activity levels. That is why it is important to get young people on board with fitness fun as early as possible. Kids respond better to fun fitness. Experts Say: According […]

Do Your Aging Brain a Favor: Be Active!

Do Your Aging Brain a Favor: Be Active! Aging Brain

One of the greatest concerns about the aging process is the decline in memory and cognitive processing. Numerous studies have explored the role of physical activity in decreasing the potential for various forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease. Promotion of healthy outcomes for the aging brain (Merzenich, 2012) requires a comprehensive approach that blends physical […]

Types of Exercises that Help Alleviate Depression

Types of Exercises that Help Alleviate Depression

Scientific evidence shows that consistent aerobic and anaerobic exercise can help in prevent and/or alleviate depression. According to studies from the Archives of Internal Medicine and Harvard Medical School, “the effects of regular exercise can last longer than antidepressant medications”. In this article, we will be highlighting different types of physical activities that can be […]

Effects of Exercise on Depression

Effects of Exercise on Depression depression

Depression is a disorder that, according to The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), affects 16 million people in the United States. People with this condition experience fatigue, insomnia, lack of motivation, memory loss, hypersomnia, fluctuation in body weight. Some doctors are quick to prescribe medication for depression, with which can come with expensive and […]

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