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Menstrual cycle doesn’t impact training, performance: Study

A recent study, published in the Journal of Physiology, has found that doing fixed intensity exercise during menstrual cycle does not affect a woman’s autonomic heat responses (skin blood flow and sweating). That’s according to a collaboration between Massey University, the University at Buffalo and the University of Otago. They also found that exercise performance was impaired by humid heat due to the reduced ability of the body to sweat effectively. The research studied the effects of heat on ten well-trained women across their menstrual cycles. Each woman completed four…

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Virtual reality, treadmill training may prevent falls in elderly

Virtual reality, treadmill training may prevent falls in elderly (Getty Images) Combining virtual reality and treadmill training is likely to help prevent falls in older adults better than treadmill training alone, suggests a research. The intervention, which combines the physical and cognitive aspects of walking, consists of a camera that captures the movement of participants’ feet and projects it onto a screen in front of the treadmill, so that participants may ‘see’ their feet walking on the screen in real time. “Our approach combines treadmill exercise and virtual reality to…

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Decoding High Intensity Interval Training: An Essential in Your Fitness Regime?

HIIT or High Intensity Interval Training has recently been keeping the fitness world abuzz with experts vouching for its efficacy and enthusiasts playing around with their fitness regime trying to fit in this grueling form. The term itself suggests the involvement of an intensive, rigorous workout plan; however the training stands for much more and goes beyond the conventional idea of an exhausting workout. So, what is HIIT all about?HIIT collectively stands for High-Intensity Intermittent Exercise (HIIE) and Sprint Interval Training (SIT). The training involves short, intermittent blasts of exercises…

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Anushka Sharma’s Diet and Fitness Secrets: Her Love for Waffles and Weight Training

When you choose to play a sportsperson onscreen, you’ve got to live the role to its every nuance. That’s exactly what Anushka Sharma believed in while training for her latest blockbuster, ‘Sultan’. Role-playing a sportsperson onscreen is not that easy. While the real life heroes go through a lifetime of training to be the best in the business, their silver screen counterparts have just a few months to do justice to their real-life brilliance. The ‘NH-10’ actress also went through rigorous training with pro-wrestlers to look the part in ‘Sultan’….

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