The common cold affects the glandular, digestive/detoxification, and respiratory immune centers. “I like good soup, not fine words,” said Molière, good advice that goes double if you have a cold, which ranks as humanity’s...
If you prepare for a game or race in the same way that you prepare for your usual workouts, you won’t be well-rested enough to maximize your performance.
On the other hand, you shouldn’t try new foods, sleep habits, or training techniques right before a competition. By fine-tuning these elements and developing a familiar routine, you can give yourself an edge over your competitors when it counts and elevate your game (not practice).
For decades, exercise physiology has struggled to pin down the limits of physical performance by studying the heart, lungs, and muscles of athletes. New experiments show that the brain plays a fundamental and often surprising role. And it also works the other way around: exercise shapes your brain, stimulates growth, and enhances memory and cognition—and some types of exercise are better than others.
No definitive conclusions are in sight, but there’s broad recognition that the brain plays a larger role than previously acknowledged. This role is unconscious, so you can’t simply “decide” to push through to your true physical limits—which is probably a good thing. What you can do, though, is gradually teach your brain what your body is capable of.
Noninflammatory soft tissue pain disorder diagnosed by ≥3 months’ duration;
Widespread musculoskeletal pain;
Excess tenderness in at least 11 of 18 defined anatomic sites
Build a Better Burger What’s cooking on your grill? Chances are, burgers—at least for one meal or another. How do you grill the perfect burger? You can’t judge doneness by its color. The middle may be...
Sleep disturbances are common features of psychiatric disorders. The most frequent types of sleep disturbances are insomnia, excessive daytime sleepiness (hypersomnia), and parasomnia. Sleep disturbances are so commonly seen as symptoms of certain psychiatric disorders that...