L ate January can be a difficult time for anyone who began a new exercise routine on New Year’s Day. Research has shown that nearly half of all resolutions have faded by the end of January, and things only get worse after that. The situation can look especially dire for midlife adults beginning an exercise habit after years of inactivity.If you find yourself struggling, three new studies might rekindle your motivation.
Not too long ago, when we thought about cardiovascular health, we thought mainly about the heart. After all, that’s what “cardio” means, as derived from the Greek word kardio. We tended to overlook the “vascular,” from a Latin word referring to vessels or tubes. Now we know better. Those vessels transport blood to organs throughout the body, maintaining whole-body health. The brain in particular needs plenty of oxygen-rich blood for high performance.
“He’s beaten himself up pretty bad,” he says. “On the other hand, he’s in mind-blowing shape for someone who has run almost 140,000 miles.”After a blissful, post-torture relaxation, Young joins us. He’s 5-foot-8 and 137 pounds with wispy white hair, a matching mustache, wire-rim glasses, and a somewhat unfocused gaze.
"It is possible that a different message, one encouraging physical fitness, may do more to improve individual and population health than continuing to advise weight loss when that message is increasingly ignored." Edward Livingston, MD, JAMA issue Obesity
"At least marathon runners can rejoice ... reductions in mortality and CVD risk began to plateau at 1250 minutes/week of moderate-intensity physical activity, but no adverse effects were observed in the 9000 participants who reported >2500 minutes/week" https://t.co/L9QUA2f0WU
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".