Is there an ideal running stride? Plus a biomarker to diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome and a video game to improve soccer players’ on-field performance.

 

Monday, July 31

An Olympic Marathoner’s Take on the Perfect Running Stride

http://www.runnersworld.com/sweat-science/an-olympic-marathoners-take-on-the-perfect-running-stride

 

Tuesday, August 1

How to Build Resilience in Midlife

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/25/well/mind/how-to-boost-resilience-in-midlife.html

Mental and emotional recovery is easy to improve as a child, but what about as an adult? Here are 7 tips to help you “think of resilience as an emotional muscle that can be strengthened at any time.”

  1. Work on being optimistic and surround yourself with others who are.
  2. “Rewrite your story” and try to view stressors as a method to inspire better performance.
  3. Don’t blame yourself for every mistake–acknowledge other contributing factors. Not everything is personal.
  4. Remember your successes and the challenges you’ve overcome in the past.
  5. Giving support to others when they are in need allows you to better handle your own adversities.
  6. Realize you can’t eliminate stress, and try to take breaks from it instead. Walks, meditation, a social lunch, anything to clear your head.
  7. Get out of your comfort zones and put yourself in challenging situations from time to time. This will better equip you to handle them in the future.

 

Wednesday, August 2

How Soccer Players Are Getting Smarter On the Field With Brain-Training Video Games

https://www.si.com/edge/2017/08/01/intelligym-football-brain-training-video-game-soccer-players

 

Thursday, August 3

Why Sitting at Your Computer All Day Can Wipe You Out

http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2017/07/sitting-at-your-computer-all-day-can-wipe-you-out.html

How is it that sitting at your office desk all day can make you physically tired?

 

Friday, August 4

Blood biomarkers may help diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2142350-blood-biomarkers-may-help-diagnose-chronic-fatigue-syndrome/