A Clever Control Supporting Claims that Exercise Improve Cognition

Many studies over the years have found that aerobic exercise improves cognitive performance. The following are just a sample of those published in the last 12 months: “Mind racing: The influence of exercise on long-term memory consolidation“, published in Memory, found that aerobic exercise improved the learning of procedures or written text whether the subjects …

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5 Apps for a Healthy Life

Sometimes I wonder what the athletes of yesterday would think about the exercise enthusiasts of today. Heart rate monitors, P90x, treadmills with personal television screens in high definition — today’s technology has certainly taken a prominent role in our approach to health and fitness. Trying to figure out what equipment or technology is best for you …

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Staying Active in No Time at All

Laura B. McGrath is a PhD student in English at Michigan State University. She tweets at @lbmcgrathand blogs at Emerging Modernisms. When people ask me what I actually do all day, I tell them: I sit and read. I also sit and write, and I also sit-while-driving. The demands of my scholarship require me to be stationary while I expend …

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