07 NOV 2019 by ideonexus

 How Chess Taxes the Body

In 2004, winner Rustam Kasimdzhanov walked away from the six-game world championship having lost 17 pounds. In October 2018, Polar, a U.S.-based company that tracks heart rates, monitored chess players during a tournament and found that 21-year-old Russian grandmaster Mikhail Antipov had burned 560 calories in two hours of sitting and playing chess -- or roughly what Roger Federer would burn in an hour of singles tennis. Robert Sapolsky, who studies stress in primates at Stanford University,...
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06 APR 2015 by ideonexus

 WHO Exercise Guidelines

In order to improve cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness, bone health, reduce the risk of NCDs and depression: 1. Adults aged 18–64 should do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity throughout the week or do at least 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity throughout the week or an equivalent combination of moderate- and vigorous-intensity activity. 2. Aerobic activity should be performed in bouts of at least 10 minutes duration. For addit...
Folksonomies: exercise longevity
Folksonomies: exercise longevity
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26 OCT 2011 by ideonexus

 Seven Steps to Achieve a 90% Chance of Living to 90 or 100

1. GET ACTIVE: Inactivity can shave almost four years off a person's expected lifespan. People who are physically inactive are twice as likely to be at risk for heart disease or stroke. 2. KNOW AND CONTROL CHOLESTEROL LEVELS: Almost 40 per cent of Canadian adults have high blood cholesterol, which can lead to the build up of fatty deposits in your arteries − increasing your risk for heart disease and stroke. 3. FOLLOW A HEALTHY DIET: Healthy eating is one of the most important things...
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If people adhere to these seven habits, they dramatically increase the number of years they can live.