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How Long Does It Take to Get Fit Again?

The New York Times · 5 min

When it comes to cardiovascular fitness and muscle strength, the adage is true: Use it or lose it. While regular exercise can improve heart health and increase strength and mobility, taking weeks or months off can reverse many of those benefits. That’s not to say that rest days are not important.

How Long Does It Take to Get Fit Again?

The New York Times · 5 min

When it comes to cardiovascular fitness and muscle strength, the adage is true: Use it or lose it. While regular exercise can improve heart health and increase strength and mobility, taking weeks or months off can reverse many of those benefits. That’s not to say that rest days are not important.

‘Alexithymia means I can't explain how I’m feeling’

BBC · 7 min

Saffron Anderton was at university when she was diagnosed as autistic. The 22-year-old, from Newmarket, Suffolk, also discovered she experiences alexithymia, meaning she cannot identify emotions. Saffron similarly struggles to create mental images in her mind, a condition called aphantasia.

Is pain relief from cannabis all in your head?

National Geographic · 6 min

For David Hao, a chronic pain physician at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, the conversation with a new patient experiencing severe chronic pain generally goes like this: He lays out possible treatments, including steroid injections, ablation of painful nerves, acupuncture, physical therapy

How To Reframe Your Relationship With Exercise

romper.com · 8 min

The summer before I started high school, I studied teen magazines like they were holy texts. It was 1995, and I was determined to enter ninth grade looking more like the cool-girl models in Seventeen and YM. I still remember a YM article on “faking a better body.