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    7 Benefits of a Rowing Machine, Plus How to Row With Proper Form
    Rowing isn’t just for college athletes anymore — it’s a full-body workout growing in popularity across fitness studios, gyms, and homes throughout the country. Over the past 10 years, the number of people rowing indoors has grown by 20%. And that’s likely in part because the benefits of a rowing machine are substantial. Rowing is a full-body movement that works nearly all of your muscles, and the workout can be adapted to meet your fitness goals, whether you’re...
    By Patabook News 2024-07-19 12:20:01 0 17
    Paris Promised to Make the Olympics Accessible. What Do Disabled Fans Think?
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    The 6 Best Rowing Machine Workouts to Fire Up Your Routine
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    By Patabook News 2024-07-18 12:20:01 0 14
    I Tried the Recovery Gear Sha’Carri Richardson Is Using to Prep For the Olympics
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    20 Prime Day Fitness and Wellness Deals You Don’t Want to Miss
    While each product featured is independently selected by our editors, we may include paid promotion. If you buy something through our links, we may earn commission. Read more about our Product Review Guidelines here. The Amazon “fitness” category is pretty damn extensive. Sure, there are the obvious picks like dumbbells and workout clothes, but don’t forget about the lesser-known products that contribute to your health. Think supplements, alarm clocks to help you wake up...
    By Patabook News 2024-07-17 11:20:10 0 23
    Why Juju Watkins Is the Next NCAA Women’s Basketball Star to Watch
    Juju Watkins has become a household name. Watkins, the daughter of two college basketball athletes and shooting guard for the University of Southern California broke multiple records in her freshman season. She was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week for a total of 12 times, surpassed Lisa Leslie’s 30-point game record, and beat Clark’s NCAA freshman scoring record, leading the Trojans to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in decades. And just recently, the...
    By Patabook News 2024-07-16 23:20:02 0 15
    A Psychologist Explains Why Affirmations Are So Good For Your Mental Health
    When life leaves you feeling out of control, there’s power in setting positive affirmations. These short statements may seem innocuous at first, but according to psychology, they can be powerful tools for cultivating positivity, clearing your head, and even relieving anxious thoughts. Whether you’re looking to build confidence, overcome anxiety, or get out of a negative spiral, affirmations can be great for your mental health. To explain why our brains love affirmations so...
    By Patabook News 2024-07-16 11:20:05 0 19
    Dance the Night Away With This 30-Minute Jazz-Funk Class
    Get into the groove and get ready to dance the night away with this fun, jazz-funk class from dance choreographer Frank Soares. Assisted by Mina Huynh and Suzie Elias, this highly energetic video dance workout class is bound to have you moving and grooving. To start things off, Soares has the class walk it out with a fiery march, getting the heart rate elevated by walking with style. Featuring tons of fierce confidence, the class incorporates upper body movements by coordinating creative...
    By Patabook News 2024-07-15 23:20:03 0 24
    This Heated Compression Sleeve Is the Best Investment I’ve Made as a Runner
    While each product featured is independently selected by our editors, we may include paid promotion. If you buy something through our links, we may earn commission. Read more about our Product Review Guidelines here. As a runner who gets hurt fairly often, massaging my body is a huge part of my recovery routine. I’ve experienced peripheral neuropathy (numbness in my fingers and toes) in the past, and stimulating blood circulation has always been a key preventative measure for me, as...
    By Patabook News 2024-07-14 23:20:01 0 25
    A Fire 5-Minute Arm Workout For When You’re Tight on Time
    No matter how hard you try to prevent it, sometimes you find yourself with a “rise and grind” type of day. For 12-plus hours, you might be bouncing between Zoom meetings, walking your dog, running to the grocery store and laundromat, and checking off a million other tiny to-dos, with little time to make a coffee — let alone power through a full-length workout. The good news: you can still squeeze in some resistance training with this five-minute arm workout, which hits...
    By Patabook News 2024-07-14 11:20:02 0 18
    What’s Really Going on Inside Ketamine Clinics — Including How They’re Treating Depression
    Nushama | Costas PicadasNushama | Costas Picadas The world of psychedelics is changing. I hadn’t realized how much until I visited Nushama, a psychedelic wellness center in midtown Manhattan. Before arriving, I expected the clinic to be an aesthetic crossover between one of those new Millennial-focused dentist offices all my friends started going to, and Kim Kardashian’s home: clean lines, neutral colors, and white chairs. Well, I was right about the chairs. But the experience...
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    For Paraclimber Raveena Alli, Growth Sometimes Looks Like Falling
    Lena Drapella | IFSCLena Drapella | IFSC Before getting on the wall in the final round of a paraclimbing competition, 17-year-old Raveena Alli, a climber who’s blind, usually has six minutes to preview the top rope route with her caller, Fernando Vásquez. He tells her how it’ll feel — easy, pumpy, familiar, unfamiliar — and how it’ll flow. He talks her through the resting spots and the cruxes — the hardest moves. When Alli starts climbing,...
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    12 Magnesium-Rich Foods For Better Sleep, Energy, and Mood
    You might’ve heard of magnesium in the context of an elaborate sleep routine, but there’s so much more to the mineral than we hear about on social media. “Magnesium is involved in many processes within our bodies including blood sugar and blood pressure regulation,” says Melissa Jaeger, RD, LD. “It even plays a role in maintaining a normal heart rhythm, bone formation and in the building of our DNA.” But despite these many benefits, it’s estimated...
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    How to Create a Yoga Practice to Calm Anxiety, According to Experts
    Yoga has a measurable impact on mental health. According to Harvard Medical School, yoga can reduce stress, increase the production of endorphins, and elevate GABA (a chemical associated with decreased anxiety). These benefits are thought to be cumulative, which means the more yoga you do, the more of a long-term improvement you’ll see — but participants in a 2019 study from Boston University School of Medicine also felt better after a single yoga session. So what is it about...
    By Patabook News 2024-07-12 11:10:02 0 16
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