GETTING UP, GETTING DOWN

By Erwan Le Corre A recent study has shown that our ability to sit down on the floor and then get back up may be an indicator of how long we’re going to live. Middle-aged and elderly people who need to use both hands and knees to get up and down are almost seven times […]

Humans could download brains on to a computer and live forever

The brain works like a complex circuit board which could be recreated on a computer Once computer engineers have worked out how to make a circuit board as complex as the human mind we will be able to download ourselves onto computers By Sarah Knapton Humans could download their brain on to a computer and […]

The ‘Muscle of the Soul’ may be Triggering Your Fear and Anxiety

Brett Wilbanks, Staff Writer Waking Times The psoas major muscle (pronounced “so-as”) is often referred to as the deepest core, or as yoga therapist and film-maker Danielle Olsonstates, the “muscle of the soul.” This core-stabilizing muscle located near the hip bone affects mobility, structural balance, joint function, flexibility, and much more. In addition to its […]

The Tripod Position: A Tool to Help Any Athlete Move Better

The tripod position, otherwise known as “standing in base” or the “technical get up,” is a movement I first learned in Brazilian jiu jitsu, but later learned more about in MovNat training.Simply put, it is using your arm and opposite leg to make a frame that allows you to go from a lower position to […]

What A Smart City Looks Like

With the population growing and most of it happening in cities, these Canadian journalists wanted to take a closer look at whether our sprawling modern villages are up to the task of housing more humans. Over half of the world lives in urban areas. That includes over 80% of people in the United States and […]

Finding COKE

On 10 March 2016, Coca-Cola Australia listed recipients of funding – organisations and individuals, as an act for transparency. This was following a similar act undertaken by the U.S. arm of Coca-Cola in 2015, revealing where health, wellbeing and scientific funding was dished out. Of the $1.7million given to organisations, one third of the recipients […]

The History, Benefits, and Use of Standing Desks

In the past couple of years, as studies have come out sounding the alarm on the ill-effects of excessive sitting, the popularity of standing or stand-up desks has soared. Those who have read much of the coverage of this trend might be forgiven for thinking that standing to work constitutes a new hip fad. But […]

5 Fitness Benchmarks

In 1926, strong man and physical culture enthusiast Earle Liederman wrote a book calledEndurance. In it, Liederman makes the case that every man should be physically fit enough to save his own life in an emergency. He sets out five fitness benchmarks that indicate whether a man is up to this task. None require you to be […]

Donut-shaped ‘compass’ glimpsed inside fly brain

By Jonathan WebbScience reporter, BBC News Out of media player. Press enter to return or tab to continue. Media captionA concentrated patch of activity shifted around the ring as the fly turned (Footage: Johannes Seelig / Nature) A cluster of cells in the brain of a fly can track the animal’s orientation like a compass, […]