By Cassandra Szklarski The Canadian Press Tues., Oct. 16, 2018 As an avid runner with some two dozen marathons under his belt, Adrian Landini is thoroughly familiar with the runner’s high. He’s also quite experienced running while high. Yes, the longtime pot smoker says he routinely lights up during a run, and sometimes before — a recent habit that he says has become inextricably linked to his endurance training. “I just kind of zen out, I pay attention to my movements and what’s around me and whatnot, and just bring it in with good form,” the 43-year-old Toronto resident says of why he smokes. “It helps with the sense of awareness, and, of course, that could be bad if you’re not able to deal with any type of pain. Your toes usually hurt or your feet or whatever and (that’s bad) if you can’t lock that out, but I never have a problem with that. I don’t really quit my runs.” The notion of using … [Read more...] about Running on high: How pot can help with exercise
Why heart rate increases during exercise
PARIS - More than 1.4 billion adults are putting themselves at heightened risk of deadly diseases by not getting enough exercise, doctors are warning, with global activity levels virtually unchanged in nearly two decades. With richer nations enjoying an increasingly comfortable, sedentary lifestyle, a study by the World Health Organization said a third of women and a quarter of men worldwide are in the firing line for killer conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer unless they up their physical activity. "Insufficient physical activity is a leading risk factor for non-communicable diseases, and has a negative effect on mental health and quality of life," said the study of world exercise levels published Wednesday by The Lancet Global Health Journal. The WHO recommends each adult do at least 150 minutes "moderate-intensity" exercise -- such as brisk walking, swimming or gentle cycling -- each week, or 75 minutes "vigorous-intensity" activity -- such as … [Read more...] about News 1.4 billion risk disease from lack of exercise: WHO
By Associate Professor Brenda Mori Mon., Sept. 3, 2018 Did you know that physiotherapy and exercise don’t only help with bad backs and broken limbs, but also with managing serious diseases like cancer and heart conditions? And research shows that physical activity reduces the risk of more than 25 chronic conditions, from hypertension to diabetes. Inactivity is responsible for half of people’s decline in functioning between ages 30 and 70. Therefore, by becoming fit, we can cut the “symptoms” of aging in half. Take cancer: it’s common for patients and their family members to assume that patients should rest as much as possible or that physical activity could be harmful to treatment. Certainly, rest is very important while fighting cancer, but exercise is one of the most effective ways to combat fatigue, often the worst side effect of the disease or its treatment. You don’t have to run a marathon to experience the benefits. If a slow … [Read more...] about How physiotherapy and exercise can help you age better
Follow our CNA LIFESTYLE page on Facebook for more wellness stories and videosSINGAPORE: The striker swings his leg, connects his foot with the ball - and for a split second, the world comes to a standstill as the white orb arcs on a trajectory. It misses gloved hands by mere centimetres. But the angle seems off. Will it be a goal? The outcome will determine a footballer's career, a team's World Cup standing, a nation's self-worth - and your health, apparently. As it turns out, watching closely fought World Cup matches can bring on more than a spate of cussing or cheering, as Argentinean football legend Diego Maradona found out. During the match between his countrymen and Nigeria on Jun 26, the 57-year-old suffered a blood pressure spike, probably caused by Marcos Rojo scored the winning goal in the 86th minute.Across the world, owners of Apple Watches received messages of concern for their sudden spikes in heart rate during penalty shoot-outs.Other … [Read more...] about Can watching World Cup matches give you heart attacks?
If you always wake up tired, it's time to look at the quality of your sleep. You go to bed diligently at 11pm, setting your alarm for 7am the next morning. That's a solid eight hours of sleep, yet you still wake feeling as though you haven't slept in years. The grogginess and fatigue follow you throughout the day and all you can think of is climbing back into bed. What gives? Here are five reasons why you might still feel tired after sleeping for seven or eight hours each night. Hint: quality matters. 1. You have sleep apnoea Obstructive sleep apnoea is a condition where your airway becomes partially or completely blocked during sleep, causing you to briefly stop breathing throughout the night. When this happens, your body becomes temporarily starved of oxygen and this can cause your brain to jolt awake so that you can breathe normally. This disruption of sleep can happen so suddenly and quickly that you don't fully wake up or remember the episodes even if they occur multiple times a … [Read more...] about Reasons why you feel tired after sleeping for 8 hours a night