Fitness Scoop! for June 2013: Steal surfer’s fit bodies with these landlocked moves. Also, find out why it’s so hard to count during your workout, and find the best sports bra for full figures. Read the full page in Women’s Health (pdf).
Stressed out? Order the salmon. Fish oil may reduce the effects of psychological strain on your heart, says a new study from Michigan Technological University. Read the full article in Men’s Health News.
Can too much TV damage your lungs? In a new Japanese study, guys who watched more than 4 hours of TV a day had a 36 percent greater risk of developing lung cancer in a 15-year period than men who logged less than 2 hours daily. Read the full article in Men’s Health News.
If you’ve ever taken a yoga class, you know how good a few minutes of relaxing in Shavasana feels at the end. Now, a new study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine finds that a longer and deeper form of yogic meditation—a practice called yoga nidra—could help balance hormone levels in women with menstrual difficulties. Read the full article in Prevention News.
Running usually elicits a love-it-or-hate-it response. Some women couldn’t imagine doing it unless they were chased, while others eagerly sign up for race after race. But since it’s one of the most efficient, accessible workouts, hitting the road (or treadmill or trail) could be your key to scoring a healthy heart and a lean body. Follow this easy guide–full of expert secrets and tips–to ensure you get the very most out of it. Read the full article in Women’s Health (pdf).
You might be able to handle a gut when you’re young, but extra body fat catches up to you in middle age, finds new research in the journal Hypertension. Read the full article in Men’s Health News.
Most runners log their miles on neighborhood streets. But roads shouldn’t be your only training ground. “Running on different surfaces changes up the scenery, workout, and effort, giving road runners an often-needed break,” says Jennifer Novak, a running and multisport coach at Kona Fitness in New Orleans. Read the full article in Runner’s World.
You might think you’re safe to drive after just a couple drinks at happy hour. But if a new proposal passes in your state, you’ll probably need to start sipping more slowly. Read the full article in Men’s Health News.
Sure, his restless insomnia keeps you up at night. But sleep disruptions could turn deadly for your guy. Men who have trouble falling or staying asleep may have as much as double the risk of developing prostate cancer as those who snooze soundly. Read the full article in Prevention News.
Shut up about yourself, already. People who use more first-person singular pronouns—“I” or “me”—appear more likely to be depressed and have troubled relationships, according to a new study in the Journal of Research in Personality. On the flip side, those who refer to “we” or “us” are less likely to report these issues. Read the full article in Men’s Health News.