Category Archives: Fitness

biomimetics

Excellent point about this.

A Narcissist Writes Letters, To Himself

Humanity’s greatest innovations
start by studying the wild.
Our first understanding of medicine
came from watching the changes in eating habits
of sick or injured birds.

This continues today,
like how fish influence automobile aerodynamics,
or how the idea for Velcro came from burs on a dog
or the way bees taught the beauty industry
how to build an empire using, almost exclusively, bulimia.

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Join Automattic’s Worldwide WP 5k 2015

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The 2015 edition of the Automattic Worldwide WP 5k (#WWWP5k) is around the corner!

Automatticians already hit the trail at our company meetup last week. It was early — the sun was barely peeking behind the mountains in Park City, Utah — but the air was crisp and the morning was perfect for running a 5k. (Staying fit is an important part of our company culture.)

Automatticians running the WWWP5k in Park City, Utah Automatticians laced up and ready to go! Photo by Dean Royal.

Now it’s your turn! The Worldwide WordPress 5k will take place next week from Monday, October 26th to Sunday, November 1st.

Lace up your running/walking/hiking/hopping shoes and join us for the 5k blogged about around the world! Read on to find out how to participate.

What is a 5k?

A 5k run/walk is approximately 3.1 miles long. You can run, walk, or skip; it’s totally up to you. There’s…

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Is the Cure for Diabetes a Humble Root? | Wake Up World

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Billions are spent annually and still there is no conventional cure for type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Or is there a cheap, safe and freely available solution already growing beneath our feet? By Contributing Writer Sayer Ji You can follow Sayer Ji on Facebook via @GreenMedInfo

Source: Is the Cure for Diabetes a Humble Root? | Wake Up World

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Crazy Facts About The Deodorants We Use Every Day

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Sweating is a biological function. Still, people go to great lengths to disguise or conceal the odor of their sweat. The antiperspirants industry is a multi-billion dollar sector. Even though people use such products every day, most are unaware of some surprising deodorant facts.

Body Odor Resentment

This isn’t a modern phenomenon. The use of perfume can be traced back to ancient Egyptians. The first trademarked perfume was released in 1888 with the first antiperspirant following one and a half decades later.

Deodorant and Bacteria

Sweat is odorless. The stench is caused by bacteria on the skin that break down some sweat types. Some antibacterial powder is put into deodorants in order to stop the odor before it starts, while antiperspirants deal with sweat.

However, they don’t actually inhibit sweating. Antiperspirants contain some aluminum compounds which stop the eccrine sweat glands. This effectively reduces the amount of moisture released by…

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The Intriguing Hormone Irisin May Be Responsible for Exercise-Induced Bone Strengthening

Normal (top) and osteoporotic bone architecture (bottom). Image source: Tim Arnett, London College Univeristy

It is no secret that regular, moderate exercise is great for health and well-being. It only takes a brisk, daily walk to significantly improve physical, as well as mental health. Our cardiovascular systems become more efficient and resistant to disease, the blood itself becomes more potent and ready for action, we lose that stubborn fat that can slowly bring about ailments and failing overall health, and our bones and joints become stronger and better supported. So that’s that then, exercise is great, no point in investigating any further?

Absolutely not! Aside from simply gaining a better comprehension on the way our magnificent bodies work, understanding the mechanisms behind exercise-induced, beneficial adaptations is a vital tool in the development of treatments and medicines. For instance, studying the various ways that exercise causes glucose to be uptaken…

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Will you live to 100?

100 and able bodied with a sound mind sounds very good!

Scientific Babble

If you are a British Citizen you will receive a telegraph from the monarch on your 100th birthday. People are living to 100 years old a lot more frequently now-a-days. The Queen only sent out 255 centenary (a letter congratulation you on your 100th birthday) in 1952. In 1999, Queen sent out 3,500! This is perfect evidence, it shows that we are living significantly longer since the mid-1900s. Living longer tends to be genetic. So if you dad lives to 100, you are more likely to as well.

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Good news!

cancer killing recipe

I found something interesting – great news – and I have to share with you.
Do you know, that our body parts are constantly renewing themselves?
Yeah!!! There is about 37,2 Trillion cells in average human body – and most of them regenerate itself all the time!

We got new liver every 5 months.
New heart every 20 years. ( So I’m on my 4-th! )
We got new lungs in 2 – 3 weeks. ( So if you can quit smoking today, in 3 weeks you got nice, new, pink set of lungs!!! )
New bones after 10 years.
New taste buds in 10 days.
New skin every 2 – 4 weeks.
Intestines – new in 2 – 3 days.
Nails – new in 6 – 10 months.
Red blood cells – all new in 4 months.
In 3 – 6 years every hair is new.
But here is…

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