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Which Type of Exercise Is Best for the Brain?
Now there is even more merit to the adage, “Slow and steady wins the race.” According to a recent study, distance running may have an advantage over resistance training and HIIT with respect to adult neurogenesis, or the creation of new brain cells in an already mature brain. – The New York Times Well Blog
Why Marathoners Get Better with Age
Unlike other sports, distance running favors more seasoned athletes despite how punishing it can be on the body. Why is this, exactly? – Equinox Furthermore Blog
IHRSA Prevails: PHIT Is Introduced in U.S. Senate
This month the Personal Health Investment Today Act was introduced to the Senate. Part of a Capitol Hill campaign to get America moving, the Act advocates the removal of barriers to physically active lifestyles and acknowledges the preventive nature of physical activity. – IHRSA Blog
4 Tricks to Amp Up Your HIIT Workout
Trainer Carlos Davila of the Fhitting Room in New York City shares four tips to push yourself further during HIIT workouts and get the most out of your sessions. – MindBodyGreen
Fitness App Buyouts: Why Sports Brands Are Spending Big Bucks
In case you missed it, Asics bought Boston-based running app Runkeeper last week for a reported $85 million. Here’s a look at other industry heavy hitters and their app acquisitions. – Wareable
Amp Up Your Training Zone By Winning a SPARC
Designed and developed by the Cybex Research Institute, SPARC is the most advanced HIIT solution in existence. And we’re giving one away. Enter now. – Cybex Blog
Smart is the new strong.
The Cybex Team
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