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Cells organize themselves to generate forces that model the tissue shape

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Ok this article just blew me away because since evolution means that oranisms adjust over time to the environment they are in and the forces upon them there is new evidence that cells “When the cells are placed on a flat surface, they align themselves and form structures similar to a field of wheat where the wind has passed through: …

Parenting workouts: Christmas lights switch on

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Over the last weekend, I had an experience that made me realize how tiring and challenging it could be for parents to take care of their little ones. We attended the MK official Christmas lights switch-on, and I had to carry my child for about one to two hours. It may not sound like much, but when everyone around you …

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How can Tai Chi help my daily life? Flow more, Force less

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I’ve always wanted to learn about Tai Chi but never found the time. I saw a great deal from TennisOne for a course teaching Tai Chi in relation to tennis. So I thought I would take this as an opportunity to learn Tai Chi while also improving my tennis game. Continually moving towards your goals is a principle of Cell …

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Can training your nerves improve athletic performance?

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In the last post I asked Why train your nerves? It was a precursor to explaining the value of a healthy and strong nervous system to athletic performance. In fact it is little known that the reason sedentary people improve so much when they begin exercising is because their nervous system adapts very quickly. The reason for the inevitable plateau is …

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Tackling Diabetes through exercise

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At university, I learnt how much exercise can do for Diabetes, particularly Type II. Since then I have spent a lot of time researching further to really understand the topic. It just sounds too good to be true. The great thing is that all the evidence backs up what I learnt. Since then I’ve been searching for the best way …

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Exercise alters metabolism in minutes

Colin Chambersactivity, cells, diabetes, insulin resistance, metabolism, movement, obesity, pre-diabetes, training, Uncategorized, vascular diseases, weight loss Leave a Comment

Exercise has an impact on your health within minutes. That is the insight I take from a New York Times piece explaining how exercise changes fat and muscle cells.It is in interesting piece exploring the extra detail we are now gaining about just how exercise affects muscle and fat cells. Of course that mostly means extra detail about something we …

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Basic movement patterns

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It’s just occurred to me that I may have a way of expressing my view that there are basic movement patterns to each sport and activity. Consequently by learning these basic patterns we’d find all sports and activities easier and achieve higher skill levels sooner. That’s obviously a big ask but I got inspired whilst watching a bruce lee dvd …

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Jeet kune do in tennis

Colin Chambersactivity, ecosystems, Make you strong, movement, spectacular performances, sport, steps, Strategy, Technique, tennis, training 1 Comment

I watched all the Bruce Lee films over the weekend. I just love his approach. I really relate to his approach. I didn’t realise but I’ve been putting a lot of the concepts into my tennis game recently. I was inspired to do even more. I really focused today on using my whole body. I started generating my swing from …

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Does regular exercise improve the bodies ability to heal and restore?

Colin ChambersAdventures, cells, competing, Everyday adventures, Fun, general health, Make you strong, movement, pressure, recover, steps, training Leave a Comment

Just a thought but I was really active every day last week and by yesterday I felt that not only had I recovered but I’d now got so much more energy than I normally have at that time. I just kept wanting to go out and run for a couple of hours. Anything to be active. Even though I’d gone …

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Longevity, Negativity, and Positive Thinking

Colin Chambersactivity, ageing, anxiety, cells, competing, depression, emotion, lifestyle, movement, play, Psychology, steps, Strategy, stress, Well being Leave a Comment

For this simple guide I was searching for references on stress and how exercise can help with it. I found some great articles but nothing really stood out to me. They either seemed to have too much depth or not enough. I’m thinking of stress because we’re all busy because we have more to do than we have time to …

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Is it exercise or vitamin d that helps fight cancer?

Colin Chambersactivity, biology, cancer, cells, general health, lifestyle, melanoma, movement, nutrition 1 Comment

I’ve just been reading a fascinating article at which in part makes a case for low levels of vitamin d being linked with higher incidence of cancer. Other vitamins and disease links are also put forward. I can’t help wondering though at our insistence that diet must be a fundamental cause of our problems. A show I watched last night hinted …

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Insulin resistance affects two thirds of the human body. Is there a simple effective treatment?

Colin Chambersactivity, cells, competing, diabetes, general health, insulin resistance, movement, pre-diabetes, recover Leave a Comment

Ok I’m amazed again. I know it’s abit geeky but I’m just fascinated about the human body. I’ve just been genning up on insulin and boy has it taught me few things. For reference I have been reading a couple of articles on Wikipedia. One about insulin itself and one about insulin resistance. The article on insulin resistance linked to the one on …