How Exercise Helps (and Hurts) Sleep

For ‘Biggest Loser’ trainer, diet trumps exercise in weight loss

The researchers suggest that people with insomnia are essentially wired a bit differently — their stress response is abnormally sensitive. A single bout of exercise might even ramp up that stress response even more, but over time regular exercise helps to dial it back. The take-home message: for sleep, as with most of exercise’s benefits, it’s the consistent habit that makes the biggest difference, not any one super-workout. *** Read the Sweat Science book , and follow the latest posts via Twitter , Facebook , or RSS .
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But what I always hear from my contestants on the show is, ‘I just want to get skinny.'” In addition to promoting a healthy diet, a big part of his exercise routine includes lunges and other core-strengthening moves to burn enough fat to let the inner six-pack shine through. Harper said the workout is aimed at getting the heart rate up because that’s when people are going to be able to burn fat and when fat is burned off, the abdominal muscles are exposed. Fan of CrossFit He also adheres to the no-frills strength and condition program called Crossfit, which is a series of timed, ever- changing physical challenges that he says are suitable for everyone. “I’m working with people who are 500 pounds and doing Crossfit on a regular basis,” said Harper, who described the approximately 20-minute workout as well-balanced. “To me Crossfit just completely makes sense (as long as) you work at your level doing the things you can do with proper coaching,” he explained. But Dr.
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Japan’s army holds major exercise as defense minister says military role to grow

They will continue for several days. The exercises, held since 1961, are the biggest event put on by Japans army, called the Ground Self-Defense Forces, each year. Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, in a written statement, said the exercises show Japans resolve to meet deepening uncertainties in the region and to be able to defend its own territory. Though he did not go into specifics, Japan has been at a standoff with China for months over a group of small, uninhabited islands that both nations claim. The dispute over the islands, called the Senkaku in Japan and the Diaoyu in China, has soured relations between the two Asian giants and raised concerns in Tokyo that Japan must increase its military strength to meet Chinas growing power. Onodera noted the need for Japan to upgrade its surveillance capabilities primarily to keep a watch over Chinese activity around the islands and said Japans military will increasingly be called upon to join in international peace-keeping operations, the fight against piracy and bilateral activities with Japans allies. Japan has long relied on its main ally, the United States, to guarantee its defense.
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