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Swimming Pool Exercise Provides Same Benefit As Regular Exercise
2012-10-30 12:52:25

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online To anyone who has ever compared a 30-minute jog to a 30-minute swim, this next report may not surprise you. There seems to be a preconception about exercise that, unless it´s a miserable experience in every way, it´s not really effective. Alternatively, anything done in a pool is often perceived as fun or play. Therefore, the notion of exercising in a pool, not a wacky thought, is often seen as more play than work....

2012-10-29 12:29:12

A regular exercise routine can make you fitter than ever — mentally fit. In a new study, previously sedentary adults were put through four months of high-intensity interval training. At the end, their cognitive functions — the ability to think, recall and make quick decisions — had improved significantly, says Dr. Martin Juneau, director of prevention at the Montreal Heart Institute. "If you talk to people who exercise, they say they feel sharper. Now we've found a way...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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