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Nov 3, 2014

Jillian Michaels talks about weight

Jillian Michaels: Weight-Loss Tips That Work

Keep the weight off

by Amy Spencer
From Health magazine

After two seasons away from The Biggest Loser—during which time she became mom to a girl, Lukensia, and boy, Phoenix—Jillian Michaels is back. She’s not exactly a kinder, gentler Jillian, but motherhood has made it easier for her to relate to women’s slim-down woes.

more at Health.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Nov 3, 2014

Exercise and brains

Proof that exercise increases brain activity

HOW EXERCISE CHANGES YOUR BRAIN TO BE BETTER AT BASICALLY EVERYTHING

RECENT STUDIES HAVE REVEALED MORE COMPLEX AND NUANCED WAYS IN WHICH EXERCISE ACTIVATES AND AFFECTS THE BRAIN.

The brain is fundamentally a lazy piece of meat, according to neuroscientist Gregory Berns. But take the body attached to it on a brisk walk or jog and suddenly your meat-brain is lighting up like a Lite-Brite.

WHAT EXACTLY IS GOING ON IN THERE?

“When we exercise, blood pressure and blood flow increase everywhere in the body, including the brain,” Justin Rhodes, associate professor of psychology at theUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign writes in Scientific American. “More blood means more energy and oxygen, which makes our brain perform better.”

more at Fast Company

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  • Reducing body fat
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  • Decreasing anxiety, tension, depression.

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