2 min read · Apr 2nd · Walking is good for you, obviously. But can it whip you into shape?
Some caveats obviously apply: losing weight is hard, and keeping it off is even harder.
"If you do cardio and you have a pear-shaped body, all that you can expect is to become a smaller pear," says Legend.
the reason we rarely hear about walking as a major fitness tool—in the same conversations as stuff like yoga or expensive spinning bikes—is that people aren’t emotionally prepared for fitness to be easy.
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2 min read · 2020-09-21 · Mastering the skill of befriending people makes life easier and easier. Problems dissolve the moment you ask friends for help. Friends offer help in all types of areas. My dad […]
~12 min read · Jun 12th · Our 24/7 society seems to be slowly robbing us of our slumber, but at what cost? Sleep expert, professor of neuroscience and author of Why we sleep Dr Matthew Walker explores all the ways sleep can…
Dreaming is the only time when our brain is completely devoid of the stress-related molecule called noradrenaline (the sister chemical of adrenaline). At the same time, key emotional- and memory-related structures of the brain are reactivated during REM sleep as we dream. During the act of dreaming, we are therefore able to reactivate emotional memories in a brain that’s free of this key stress chemical. As a result, we get the chance to re-process upsetting memories in a safer, calmer environment.
The longer that you are awake, the more it builds up and the sleepier you feel. When concentrations of adenosine peak after 12 to 16 hours of being awake, a strong urge for sleep takes hold of most of us.
Eli Joseph Cossman delightfully noted, “the best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep”.