WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR BODY WHEN YOU STOP EXERCISING?

It goes without saying that we have all worked hard to get into the shape of our lives, but 'the hustle is real!', and staying that way is half of the battle. io9.com investigates what truly happens when you go on an exercise hiatus. 

image taken from ion.com

image taken from ion.com

 

BICYCLE DESKS: BETTER THAN THE GYM?

A cycling renaissance has been taking the US by storm in recent years, and biking to the office has become a norm, but is cycling inside the office taking it one step too far??? Bike desks are a thing now.... The Atlantic explores a study that suggests this is a good idea. 

A Bicycle Desk? Image taken from theatlantic.com

A Bicycle Desk? Image taken from theatlantic.com

 

WHO CHOOSES TO RUN 100 MILES?? 

With hours upon hours spent in the mountains beating one's legs and mind into submission, ultrarunning, it seems, requires a unique blend: a lack of self regard and an abundance of free time. So, who actually fits this mold? Is there a particular type of person who electively chooses to do something like this? Ultrarunning, while some will contend otherwise, is a form of strategic suffering—it goes far beyond a desire to stay thin or healthy. Who are these people, and what does their radical hobby say about them? Pacific Standard sets out to identify this unique species....  

Sherry Shay. Image curtesy of xtremeidaho.com

Sherry Shay. Image curtesy of xtremeidaho.com

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