fasting slows muscle repair both immediately after the conclusion of fasting as well as after multiple days of refeeding. We show that ketosis, either endogenously produced during fasting or a ketogenic diet or exogenously administered, promotes a deep quiescent state in muscle stem cells (MuSCs).Fasting induces a highly resilient deep quiescent state in muscle stem cells via ketone body signaling: Cell Metabolism
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relatively small doses of physical activity were associated with substantially lower risks of depression
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A few minutes meditating or a brief nap
A single minute of sleep onset is sufficient to boost the probability of insight by a factor of three compared to wake.
More than half of America’s youngest adults — 56 percent of those ages 18 to 25 — are overweight or obese, according to Johns Hopkins research,
From 2016 to 2019, the proportion of US children experiencing underinsurance rose from 30.6% to 34.0%
We have widespread ill health. And in the US 42% of us have become obese. PE didn’t help most people.
Entertainment, porn, and sports show us buff physiques to consume. We prominently reward athletes. And advertising sells us convenient food.
We train people to external direction. Our received ideals of fitness come from military preparedness. And we measure and praise performance. Why?
Ill health increases. And the fitness industry grows. This is not working. This fitness does not help most people.
We are going to spend too much time sitting. We are going to look at screens a lot. How do we teach ways of moving as lifelong harm reduction?
We must teach hope because without it everything else we can teach won’t get used.Continue reading Toward a useful physical education
There’s a simpler — and better — way