Motor imagery enhances arousal level, lower limb performance, and technical execution of movement.

Benefits of motor imagery training on muscle strength. Lebon F, Collet C, Guillot A. Source Centre of Research and Innovation in Sport, Laboratory of Mental Processes and Motor Performance, University Claude Bernard Lyon I, University of Lyon, Villeurbanne, France. J Strength Cond Res. 2010 Jun;24(6):1680-7. Abstract It is well established that motor imagery (MI) improves … Continue reading

Sustained aerobic exercise has potential as a smoking cessation treatment in women

Acute effects of moderate intensity aerobic exercise on affective withdrawal symptoms and cravings among women smokers. Addict Behav. 2011 Aug;36(8):894-7. Epub 2011 Apr 15. Williams DM, Dunsiger S, Whiteley JA, Ussher MH, Ciccolo JT, Jennings EG. Source Brown University, United States. Abstract A growing number of laboratory studies have shown that acute bouts of aerobic … Continue reading

Running increases cell proliferation and neurogenesis in the adult mouse dentate gyrus

Running increases cell proliferation and neurogenesis in the adult mouse dentate gyrus Nature Neuroscience 2, 266 – 270 (1999) doi:10.1038/6368 Henriette van Praag1, Gerd Kempermann1, 2 & Fred H. Gage1 1 Laboratory of Genetics, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, 10010 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, California 92037, USA 2 Department of Neurology, University … Continue reading

Music makes you exercise harder

Does Music Make You Exercise Harder? By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS For a study published last year, British researchers asked 12 healthy male college students to ride stationary bicycles while listening to music that, as the researchers primly wrote, “reflected current popular taste among the undergraduate population.” Each of the six songs chosen differed somewhat in tempo … Continue reading

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