Calisthenics – This trend sport turns the street into a fitness studio

The wall bars, horror of physical education in school, are advancing to the hip fitness equipment. The reason for this is the trend sport calisthenics. FITBOOK explains what is behind it. Calisthenics – also known as “Street Workout” – has developed more and more into a trend sport in recent years. In the USA, however, the form of training has been known for a long time. It all began on the streets of New York at the turn of the millennium. The city set up various sports parks in residential areas with bars, wall bars, parallel bars and pull-up bars, in which people could train far away from the gym – comparable to the well-known “keep fit” trails in this country. The  sport calisthenics developed from this simple form of outdoor fitness with dips , pull-ups and push-ups . The name comes from the Greek and is made up of “kalos” – beautiful and “sthenos” – power. Calisthenics is about this combination: endurance, strength and body control paired with aesthetics and elegant movement sequences in the individual exercises. Calisthenics is based on your own weight The followers of the sport don’t need much for training. “The focus is on your own body weight,” explains Austrian calisthenics master Achim Gölles, who has his own  YouTube channel  . You can train with whatever is available: park bench, wall, ladder. In a more professional environment, for example, bars and wall bars are added. According to the expert, self-weight training has the decisive advantage that not only individual muscles are addressed, but entire muscle groups. In calisthenics, full-body tension is crucial. However, since the weight remains constant, the exercises have to be made more difficult in other ways – for example by using super sets (minimizing the break), adjusting the lever or angle and performing explosively. Training together is more fun!  Calisthenics is more than a mixture of parkour, breakdance and gymnastics. “There’s a lifestyle behind it,” explains Florian Schachner from the Austrian calisthenics club Team Alpha Bar. “You meet in groups and train together, mostly outside.” It’s not just about fitness. “The social component is very important.” How and where can you try out calisthenics?  Anyone who’s really got into calisthenics: So far, training groups for sport have mainly been found in large cities such as Berlin, Hamburg and Munich. You can also start training at home, there are enough videos on the Internet for beginners. However, it is important not to overwhelm your own body and to increase the intensity in the training plan slowly and continuously. Calisthenics exercises for beginners With the professionals, the acrobatic exercises in calisthenics look very simple, but the way to perfection is long. Beginners should first train the basics with a few basic exercises. Graduated sports teacher David Schlesinger recommends squats, dips, push-ups and pull-ups. Plus forearm support (planking) as well as sit-ups and Russian twist to strengthen the abdominal muscles. “Most of the basics can be done very comfortably at home,” says Schlesinger about FITBOOK. In a calisthenics park you could be overwhelmed without the basics and lose motivation, so really start with simple exercises and slowly increase the complexity after a certain time. Professional Achim Gölles uses an example to explain how it can be done during training: In order to be able to bring the body into a horizontal position one day in the so-called “front lever” on the bar, you first start with pull-ups. If you can’t do this, start with strength exercises for your arms, etc. Because, as with most sports, the same applies to calisthenics: you should start small, stick to the training plan and, above all, have fun!

Why do you often get gas while exercising?

Flatulence during exercise is bothersome and unfortunately not uncommon. FITBOOK asked gastrointestinal experts why intestinal gases want to escape during exertion, and how the problem can be prevented in the best possible way. When it comes to sport, the body actually has enough to do. Unfortunately, flatulence often occurs during physical exertion. This is of course uncomfortable to embarrassing during training or in a competitive situation. But where does it come from? Why does flatulence develop at all? “In principle, flatulence is a sign that the intestine is working.” That says Dagmar Mainz, spokeswoman for the professional association of established gastroenterologists . The air that tries to escape has entered the body together with the food. Part of it leaves it again through the stomach – as a “burp” – and the remaining air travels on into the intestines. Bacteria are located there, which produce gases. If the air ingested when eating meets these gases, the mixture swirls through the intestines and wants to go outside. Voilà, the pup is ready. Flatulence during exercise “Exercise paralyzes the intestines, so gas and flatulence can be promoted,” says nutritionist and internist Dr. med. Matthias Riedl on FITBOOK. Sport means a break from active work for the gastrointestinal tract. On the other hand, the bowel is massaged passively through movement, so that the gases that arise are better transported away. “So digestion is disturbed,” says Riedl, “but not the removal of gases.” How can you avoid flatulence while exercising? The experts do not guarantee that this will reliably prevent flatulence during sport. But they did tell us what one should do or avoid in order to at least reduce the likelihood of uncomfortable pressure from the intestinal area as much as possible. No high fiber foods Various foods can lead to flatulence, warns Dagmar Mainz. Including “raw vegetables in the form of fruit and vegetables, muesli and dairy products”. Note: Even if they are otherwise beneficial for health – before exercise is not the right time for high-fiber foods. Before stressful sport: do not eat anything Especially before stressful team sports or a competition, Dr. Riedl recommend not to eat anything. This is because the sympathetic nervous system is stimulated and the symptoms of people who are prone to gastrointestinal problems may worsen. The sympathetic nervous system is a part of the autonomic nervous system that, depending on evolution, prepares people to fight, for example, or to flee. So-called stress hormones are released, the heartbeat becomes faster and stronger – and the bowel function is also influenced. Drink slowly Sure, the fluid balance is essential when exercising. At the same time, hasty drinking – especially carbonated – promotes the development of flatulence. So better drink slowly and stay away from the sparkling water. Various teas (e.g. with caraway and fennel seeds, peppermint leaves and chamomile flowers) can reduce the tendency to flatulence. No protein shake before exercise Last but not least, a known side effect of various protein powders for making a shake is that they can promote flatulence. It is therefore better not to take such food supplements before exercising. What to do if you have to fart? You can try a light, circular, clockwise massage to keep the bloating away. In a competition or a tennis match, of course, that doesn’t work. If you want to feel better quickly, sooner or later you have to let the intestinal gases escape. Probably a minor problem when training alone and outdoors. Otherwise (e.g. in the fitness studio), please briefly look for the space or the washrooms. Otherwise there will be thick air.

Exercise in the heat – what you should pay attention to

Many people like to exercise outdoors in the summer. You just work up a sweat without much exercise at temperatures above 30 degrees. Last but not least, solar radiation can also be a problem. In order to avoid the risk of sunburn or other damage to health while exercising in the heat, take note of the following tips. So much in advance: Exercise in the heat is basically allowed and of course also healthy. However, certain precautionary measures should be taken in the event of very high temperatures and strong sunlight. This mainly affects cardiovascular types of sport, as Prof. Tim Meyer from the Institute for Sport and Preventive Medicine at Saarland University explains. This means, for example, endurance sports such as running and cycling. Choosing the right time of day for exercise In contrast to team sports, where the individual has little say in terms of training times, you can choose the time of day for your private sports program more freely. So if you can, you should move the jogging round to the early morning or evening. If the training is only possible at noon or in the afternoon, it is best to go to the forest. It is shady there and the ozone levels are lower, even on hot days. Those with a predisposition must be particularly careful Particularly careful are those who know that they have an illness. Especially cardiovascular patients should definitely consult their doctor before exercising in the heat. Drink a lot! Important for all athletes: drink a lot. Eventually, the body loses more fluid through sweating more. In addition to the recommended 1.5 liters per day, summer athletes preferably drink 100 milliliters of water every 15 minutes, in small sips. An additional large glass of water right before exercise, and then the best thing to do is to grab the mineral water to give the body back nutrients such as sodium that have sweated out. Minimize the risk of sunstroke If you are fully absorbed in training, you often do not notice how hard the sun really is shining. Sabine Kind, lecturer at the German University for Prevention and Health Management (DHFPH) , gave more detailed information . In more severe cases, a sunburn on the scalp could result in a headache – and if there is nausea, fever and dizziness, it may even be a sunstroke. Protection on the head is therefore important – but fortunately it is simply implemented, “preferably with a head covering,” says Kind. “It can be a baseball cap, a sun hat or a helmet.” Protect the skin from UV rays Last but not least, outdoor athletes are exposed to intense UV radiation. As a result, there is a risk of pathological changes to the skin in the long term, which can turn into skin cancer. If someone does sports outside during the day, sun protection is therefore essential, emphasizes Kind. Apply lotion before exercising in the sun Which sun protection factor you need depends on the strength and duration of the sun exposure as well as your skin type. In order to avoid sunburn, according to Sabine Kind, one should opt for a slightly higher sun protection factor in case of doubt. Where you train is also crucial “Particularly in the mountains and on the water, particularly intensive protection is required,” says the expert. In other words, at high altitudes and where the sun reflects and therefore shines even more strongly. When buying, make sure that the product is waterproof and sweatproof.   Do not forget sun terraces when applying lotion Ideally, you should apply the cream thoroughly half an hour before you go out in the sun and top it up every now and then. Please do not forget exposed areas – such as the transitions to the headgear. The protection of the so-called sun terraces is also of particular importance. These include areas exposed to the sun such as the forehead, ears, eyes, lips, nose, neck and crown. “It is better to use a high protection factor here and reapply the cream regularly,” advises the child expert.   Choosing the right sportswear Even when it is hazy, you shouldn’t take sunscreen lightly. “Even with cloudy skies or cooler temperatures, you should apply lotion all over your body and under your clothes,” says Sabine Kind. “Normal sportswear can let through up to 30 percent of the radiation.” But there are also clothing with certified UV protection, especially for water sports. However, even here tricky: the transition points from the skin to the fabric. If you don’t put lotion on yourself, you can easily get burned.   The skin around the eyes is particularly sensitive Many underestimate the dangers of UV rays for the eyes. As FITBOOK reported in an earlier article, there is a risk of skin cancer in the sensitive, thin-skinned eye area . Sabine Kind sees it the same way. “Therefore, non-slip sports glasses with a high UV factor are recommended for activities,” says the expert. “If you are unsure, it’s best to ask an optician and get advice.”

How sport becomes the solution to many everyday problems

“Movement is a fundamental element of being human. In today’s society, however, we live in a constant lack of movement, ”says Prof. Schneider. Jobs are often only done while sitting, we hardly have to strain ourselves to eat, and we no longer have to leave the house to talk to others. The expert: “Sport is, so to speak, the artificial substitute for this lack of exercise.” And it not only helps to keep the body healthy: the body, psyche and social life all benefit from regular physical activity! 3 effects that sport has on the psyche In the short term: Sport is a stress killer. Prof. Schneider: “For evolutionary reasons, the stress hormones are essential for survival. They release forces that enable us to fight, hunt – or run away as the hunted. Nowadays it is of course not a solution to hand out a colleague or run away when something is stressing us. So this sewerage through movement is missing. But if we do a strenuous workout, then we reduce stress in a very effective and socially acceptable way. “ In the medium term: sleep gets better, thinking skills benefit. “Sport makes you tired. Those who are tired sleep better and thus have better cognitive performance the next day. “ Long-term: We remain flexible, capable of learning and adapting. “We know that sport leads to neurogenesis and synaptogenesis in the long term, that is, to the formation of new nerve cells and interconnections of nerve cells.” And social life is also linked to exercise: on the one hand we like to do sports with our fellow human beings, on the other hand interpersonal skills are strengthened by moving together – #nice, right? How can exercise help you?   Problem 1: Insecurity, little self-confidence, fear of conflict 🤼‍♂️ Solution: (kick) boxing, fitboxing, Krav Maga, martial arts etc. ▶ ︎ Explanation: It was no coincidence that during school days it was always the sports cannons who were bursting with self-confidence: “Climbing trees, playing football and playing catch – we test ourselves physically in childhood, and that gives us confidence in our own body and in ourselves. ”We notice what the body can do, we get to know disciplines in which we are really good – that wipes away uncertainties and affects all areas of life. “So it is elementary that children try out many different sports, and calmly notice what it is like to fall down and get up again. Practice creates masters. These are physical experiences that also help in further life. Fight, don’t always give up immediately and sometimes fall on your face, in the proverbial sense, but then have the strength and courage to carry on. “ Even in adulthood, exercise can give self-confidence: “Sports such as martial arts, self-defense, etc. should be mentioned here in particular. Even the body language you learn while boxing, for example, signals self-confidence, ”says the sports expert. This feeling then carries over to other conflicts in private or at work.  Problem 2: Lack of creativity, difficulty in making decisions 🚵‍♀️ Solution: A demanding workout, e.g. cycling in difficult terrain, yoga in challenging poses or jogging, swimming, or the like. at full throttle. ▶ ︎ Explanation: Taking a break from difficult cognitive activities is always good for the brain. If you do sport during a break like this, it has an even more blatant effect: “For movements, completely different brain areas are activated than for pure mental work. So computing power is taken from the frontal cortex (which is mainly responsible for thinking) and sent to the motor cortex (which controls movements). Incidentally, this can be proven electrophysiologically and happens in this way at any age. In this way, the frontal cortex can first regenerate and after this break it is more receptive to logical operations and flashes of inspiration. And the more intense the movement, the stronger the phenomenon! ”Explains Prof. Schneider. Problem 3: Teamwork is difficult, problems of trust among colleagues 🧗‍♂️Solution: tackle sporting challenges with colleagues: hiking, running, etc. ▶ ︎ Explanation: “Trust in fellow human beings is also created at a young age. Team sports are particularly important for children and their team skills. But even in adulthood, among colleagues, for example, sport can make a difference. And that by simply mastering a sporting challenge with your team: climbing a mountain as a team or taking part in a city run. Once you’ve sweated and suffered together, then suddenly there is a completely different relationship of trust, ”the expert knows. That leads to seeing colleagues in a completely different light, and it will almost certainly have an effect on the work together. Problem 4: Frustration or anger that you can’t let go of 🏃‍♂️ Solution: Do sports, preferably intensively. ▶ ︎ Explanation: Even angry and frustrated thoughts take a back seat when doing sports. Spirals of thought are broken, negative emotions are weakened. “In addition, the physical ‘pain’ that we feel during exertion re-engages us, making problems or sources of frustration appear in a completely different light,” says the neuroscientist. And after the sport unit, a feeling of happiness automatically sets in when the physical pain of the exertion subsides and you know that you have achieved something – no more room for negative emotions! And when we are in a better mood, we automatically appear friendlier, so exercise can even make us nicer people!   Problem 5: Lack of motivation and drive 🤾‍♀️ Solution: Do sports – preferably in company! ▶ ︎ Explanation: Movement is always a help for listlessness and sadness. “At the same time, it is of course particularly difficult in this case to arouse the motivation for the sport itself,” the neuroscientist classifies the problem. The recommendation: have the will and immediately make an appointment with someone you trust or, ideally, with a group to do sports. “Once you know that others are waiting for you, it is more difficult to cancel.” And finally, all other positive effects occur in sport: brooding takes a back seat, happiness hormones flood the body, you feel connected to your sport colleagues. Even if you notice that people in your immediate environment – possibly in or after a difficult phase – have problems motivating themselves: actively approach them, arrange sports dates. This helps you to help the other and yourself alike.   Getting involved in sport on a regular basis therefore has enormously positive effects in many ways. Every single training session (provided you don’t overdo it, of course) is good for us! “And sport is THE retirement provision par excellence. Quite apart from the many good effects on physical health, sport keeps us flexible, enables long independence, adaptability and many contacts into old age! “

What to look for in functional clothing for outdoor sports

Those who take their training seriously do the same with their sports outfit – also, but not only, for style reasons. Find out what the appropriate functional clothing is for different sports – depending on the weather and the season. When it comes to functional clothing, it comes down to the cut, which, depending on the sporting discipline, must guarantee the necessary freedom of movement. And when it comes to processing, you should also pay closer attention: Functional clothing with special flat seams or so-called bondings, in which the individual fabric ends are welded together so that there is no uncomfortable pressure or pinch, is preferable. But almost more important: the material. Depending on the training conditions, it should warm or cool, protect and / or compress. In everyday fashion, still one of the most popular materials, cotton has largely left the sports segment. Not without reason: as pleasantly soft as cotton feels on the skin, it is so difficult to absorb sweat. As a result, its fibers soak up full, increase their volume and the fabric becomes damp and heavy on the skin. Running: what should you watch out for in functional clothing? Cut : For runners, tight-fitting cuts that don’t flap or flap in the wind are recommended. They can also absorb sweat from the skin in the best possible way and transport it to the outside. Everything else – whether cropped tops, ankle-length or knee-length trousers – depends on individual preferences.   Material : More and more manufacturers are relying on man-made fibers made from synthetic polymers, such as microfibers and polyester, for their running lines. They are light and durable, keep their shape for a long time and are not prone to creasing. One of the main advantages of synthetic fibers is that they wick away moisture well and dry quickly if you have sweated in them. Nevertheless, you should wash synthetic functional clothing regularly, as it tends to develop odors. Cycling: what should you watch out for in functional clothing? Cut : Here, too, the clothing should be tight-fitting, if only so as not to end up in the chain or get tangled on the pedals and also for better sweat transport. Tops for cyclists are usually cut short at the front and longer at the back to protect the kidneys – if you get out in the rain and it is windy on top of that, there is a risk of hypothermia in this sensitive area while biking.   Material : Polyester fibers with elastic components are also recommended for cycling, both on the top and bottom. High-quality bike pants that offer comfort on longer tours no longer have anything to do with the wafer-thin cycling shorts that we used to wear on school trips. You ride well with an anatomically shaped seat pad in the buttocks area, which distributes the pressure evenly on the seat and pubic bones – ideally made of antibacterial quality. Hiking: What should you watch out for in functional clothing? Cut : Loose, movement-friendly cuts are ideal for you. However, they shouldn’t be too far – especially when hiking on cooler days, several layers of clothing are often necessary on top of each other. Long pants protect against possible sunburn, ticks and mosquitoes, but they may be too warm in summer. So ideal: zip-up pants with separable legs. Hopefully you have the sunscreen with you anyway.   Material : When hiking, outerwear made from a merino wool-silk blend has proven itself, as it warms at low temperatures and has a cooling effect in summer. It is true that merino wool absorbs moisture, but it dissipates it better than cotton and has a natural antibacterial effect – this prevents odor development. When it comes to pants, it depends a lot on where you are hiking. On day trips, for example in the low mountain ranges, particularly light models are preferred, which also protect against UV radiation. In any case, it should be made of synthetic fiber fabrics that are wind resistant, breathable and also dry quickly when you come into the rain. Also interesting: Typical mistakes that you should definitely avoid when hiking Are there other functional clothing for summer than for winter? The idea is obvious, after all, when training in the heat it is essential not to overheat and nobody wants to freeze. Nevertheless, the material of functional clothing always remains the same, regardless of the temperatures. Of course, as soon as it gets colder, you rely on layered looks with a thermal function, especially when hiking. Fleece underwear is recommended here, along with looser clothing so that heat can be stored in the air between functional washes. Waterproof insulation jackets are essential for outdoor sports in winter . Here personal preference decides between down and polyester jackets. The former are lighter, which many find more pleasant, but clump together in heavy rain and then no longer warm up well. A clear advantage of polyester jackets is that they dry very quickly.

When Loris Karius targets the freekickerz

Not only do they face every challenge on the lawn, the freekickerz also give their all on the console. This time, the Youtubers compete against a true boss – goalkeeping star Loris Karius. Just this much: you are released for shooting. Among other things, the FC Liverpool keeper fires at 130 km / h from a ball machine at the boys and in Call of Duty: Warzone with them at virtual snipers. It’s sometimes weird, sometimes blatant and always so funny that even the battered losers have to laugh too. How did this battle come about? The YouTube channel freekickerz is probably known to every football fan on the Internet. Founder Konstantin Hert, alias “Konzi”, and five buddies, all of them soccer fans and table footballers, dedicate themselves to the art of the ball in front of the camera. The “Challenges” in which the boys compete against top players are particularly popular with the more than 8 million subscribers. A long-awaited, absolute dream candidate for this was Loris Karius , who, like Konzi, comes from Baden-Württemberg. 1. Challenge: penalty shoot-out with obstacles In the first phase of the challenge, Karius takes on the freekickerz Konzi, Felix and Tim on penalties. A normal penalty would be far too easy, however, so there are nasty little difficulties for everyone – by lot – Karius has to shoot alternately left and right, Konzi has to play with his weak foot, Tim is not allowed to look at goal during his attempts, Felix must aim at the same corner twice in a row. Even under difficult conditions, Loris Karius shoots the ball accurately into the goal. Photo: Call of Duty: Warzone It shows: Tim, midfield star at FC Palatia Limbach, can hold a candle to professional kicker Loris in the penalty shootout. After round five they are both tied with four hits each. Karius suggests as a duel: He goes into the goal and if he holds Tim’s ball, he gets a ball machine as the winner in the next challenge. Karius grins. Karius doesn’t need gloves. Karius holds, rather, takes the ball. What exactly was that with the ball machine? 2. Challenge: Three kicker balls in front of the ball cannon They’re like bunnies with a shotgun, they don’t stand a chance. Konzi, Tim and Felix crowd into the goal, the ball machine is aimed at them. Karius stands behind her and has the fun of his life. For Konzi, Tim and Felix there is no escape from Loris at the ball cannon. Photo: Call of Duty: Warzone In the first stage he will fire footballs at the three in the box at a speed of 90 km / h and try to hit them. Then the next stage is 110 km / h and finally the balls are shot at 130 km / h at the freekickerz. You have to stay between the goal posts and try to evade. Everyone has three lives, each hit wipes out one. Whoever is left at the end has won the thing. It hurts. Tim gets the first hit, a ball with 90 km / h on the bottom. It’s not nice. They band together in fear, cling desperately to the posts, jumping, rolling, screaming. Karius laughs. But, unbelievable – all of them survive this phase of the Call of Duty: Warzone-style challenges and make it into the third round. 3. Challenge: Teamwork in Call of Duty: Warzone For the final challenge, it goes from the seat to the Playstation and the cards are completely shuffled. Being a super kicker doesn’t help much in Call of Duty. It still counts who can aim and shoot best – but on opponents who want to kill you with various weapons (spoiler alert: a ball cannon is not one of them). Now the goalkeeper star Loris Karius has to prove himself on the virtual field of Call of Duty: Warzone. Photo: Call of Duty: Warzone At least Karius and the freekickerz had the chance to prepare. The free to play title Call of Duty: Warzone from Activision has been available for free on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC since March. In addition to our four challengers, more than 75 million players worldwide have followed the call of the Battle Royale to prove themselves as a lone fighter or as a team in the action world. An enemy armed to the teeth can lurk around every corner, and up to 150 players take on each other at the same time. How are you supposed to survive this? With teamwork, our boys compete in a squad of four. Your last challenge wins, whoever gets the most kills. Easy right? Yes, and very fun to watch. Felix is ​​a permanent guest at the Gulag, where you can fight to return to the game after being shot down, Karius wants (typically Schwabe) to keep the money together and Konzi usually stands alone on various roofs and waits for reinforcements who never come. The free to play title Call of Duty: Warzone is available for free on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Photo: Call of Duty: Warzone At the end of the challenge, Felix had the most kills (5), Konzi and Karius three each and Tim, well, was there too (0). However, the four of them won’t let it be good, but will return to the controllers as soon as possible. New seasons and updates are regularly launched in the Warzone. After the game is always before the game!

How our brains benefit from sport

Exercise improves memory, exercise makes you happy, exercise relaxes – from the positive effects that exercise has on the brain or psyche. But: Many explanations are inaccurate or incorrect. What is really true Neuroscientist and movement scientist Prof. Stefan Schneider from the German Sport University Cologne explains it. What happens in the brain during sports? Sport primarily activates the motor cortex, a region in the middle of our brain: “Specific areas within this area are directly connected to the muscles via nerve pathways and then specifically address the muscles that are currently needed. This is the same for every sport, regardless of whether it is endurance sport or muscle training. The right coordination comes about because the corresponding muscles are addressed at the right moment and above all with the right intensity by the motor cortex and then tensed, ”explains Schneider. The more we practice something, the stronger the commands from the brain and the better we are in a certain movement. But why does sport make us happy? Because exercise alone does not release happiness hormones. The expert: “The fact that we feel better during or after sport comes from the fact that physical activity primarily requires the movement center and other areas, for example those responsible for problem solving, learning, etc., are deactivated.”  Grübel thoughts are switched off during sport. Very activating feelings like anger or the feeling of stress are channeled during sport. Because: “Adrenaline, noradrenaline and also cortisol, the substances that our bodies release when stressed, are used in a targeted manner in sport.” In addition, sport has a so-called psycho-hygienic effect under stress and overstimulation, the expert knows: “Thoughts come to rest. The cognitive areas can regenerate. ”An effect that can provide the most real relaxation in our modern age. Sport can also help with sadness and depression: “Exercise is also used in therapy, but depression also brings with it a great lack of motivation. It is therefore not easy for those affected to start sport at all. But once you do it, exercise is really a very effective tool, ”said Schneider. When does Runners High occur? Everything becomes easy, the body works by itself, and we feel incredibly good during intensive training! This phenomenon occurs when the body produces so-called endorphins or endocannabinoids. When does that happen?  The expert: “When we hit a certain load limit. These substances, which are actually very similar to those contained in cannabis, are poured out to relieve pain. ” Runners High is in itself a great facility in nature and is not unhealthy per se. But be careful, if you experience it, you have already reached a certain limit.  The Runners High is a trick of the body to relieve the discomfort after long, intensive exertion and to maintain performance in extreme areas If you have pain during exercise or after training, you should be careful and in any case visit a doctor to get to the bottom of it. A visit to the doctor provides certainty and support for the pain. Tip : Kinesiotaping often provides relief for aching muscles and tension. DAK-Gesundheit supports you with therapy. How does sport help with learning ability? Unfortunately, movement alone doesn’t make you smarter. Here, too, the key is an interaction: “Thinking, learning and solving problems work best when the areas of the brain responsible for it are rested. Because our brain has only limited resources available, the irrelevant areas are put into a standby mode during intensive physical work. After the sport, all resources are available again – similar to a computer that you shut down when overloaded. Then the energy can flow entirely into cognitive performance. “ And further: “There are also researchers who assume that certain growth hormones (the so-called neurotrophic factors) are formed more through exercise and then cross the blood-brain barrier. This has already been demonstrated in the animal experiment. Not yet on humans. In the brain, the substances cause new nerve cells to be formed or to network more closely with one another. So when knowledge is acquired after sport, the neurotrophic factors act as a fertilizer for our ability to learn, ”explains Schneider. However, according to the expert, the fact that older people who exercise more also have a lower risk of developing dementia is due to another phenomenon: “The more active and agile people are in old age, the more sensory stimuli they collect. Those who go out, shop, do sports in the fresh air, meet people, see and experience new things. So the brain stays fit! “ The biggest sports brain misunderstandings Sport is healthy, even for the head – that’s for sure. But there are also some myths … Exercise improves blood flow to the brain, but it has no impact on cognitive performance. “If the blood circulation alone were decisive, school would take place in the headstand,” explains Schneider. Another thing we must not forget:  sport is a burden. Even though we have to move much less these days, it is deeply stored in us that sporting activity robs us of energy; we instinctively try to avoid that. This is where the inner bastard comes from. You don’t feel completely fit? Or do you want to get back into sport after a long break from training? Then a sports medical examination makes sense! The most important rule in order to keep the pleasure of sport: It has to be fun! Those who torment themselves will certainly lose the joy of sport. It must not stress or burden us additionally, because then many of the positive effects will be gone.

Sporting Activities Conducted Outdoors

People involve thеmѕеlvеѕ іn sporting activities еіthеr fоr leisure, аѕ a hobby оr bесаuѕе оf thеіr keen іntеrеѕt іn іt. If уоu feel thе need tо bе energized thеn thе mоѕt sought-after recreational activity іѕ sporting. Sports аlѕо make уоu active аnd provide уоu wіth refreshing liveliness. Concentrating completely оn work аnd thеу wеrе taking оut tіmе tо relax brings іn thе party аnd makes уоu dull. Sporting activities help іn keeping уоu fit аnd healthy. Thеrе аrе number оf individuals whо play just bесаuѕе thеу аrе interested іn thе game оr play sports bесаuѕе іt іѕ thеіr hobby. Hоwеvеr, оthеrѕ consider sports аѕ a career itself. People residing іn different countries hаvе different tastes whеn іt соmеѕ tо sports just like hоw thе taste fоr food changes frоm country tо country. People аrе different аnd thаt іѕ exactly whу thе choice оf sports аlѕо іѕ different. Fоr example people іn India die fоr cricket parents аnd Americans аrе mоrе inclined tо watch baseball аnd basketball. Thе sports played оn thе field аrе termed аѕ outdoor sports. Sports ѕuсh аѕ hockey, rugby, cricket, baseball, cycling аnd athletics аrе аll outdoor sports. Thеrе аrе a lot оf outdoor sports thаt includes but іѕ nоt limited tо cricket, hockey, cycling, golfing, skateboarding еtс. a fеw оf thеm аrе described bеlоw, Cricket іѕ аn amusing sport thаt people equally love tо play аѕ wеll аѕ watch аnd enjoy. It іѕ called a team sport bесаuѕе thеrе аrе twо teams playing аgаіnѕt еасh оthеr. Cricket іѕ played tо thе motive оf winning аnd thеrеfоrе іѕ competitive іn nature. Twо teams compete аgаіnѕt еасh оthеr wіth thе sole intention оf winning. Hockey іѕ аnоthеr type оf team sport played bеtwееn twо teams. It іѕ a game played оn a field аnd іѕ vеrу popular аrоund mаnу countries. Earning a goal іѕ thе main motive оf players аnd thіѕ іѕ dоnе bу trying tо рut thе ball іn thе opponent’s court. Hunting, fishing аnd shooting аrе аlѕо considered аѕ field sports. Onе оf thе mоѕt recreational activities whісh іѕ аlѕо considered a field sport іѕ cycling. Cycling саn bе аn activity thаt уоu carry оut fоr racing purposes, sightseeing оr еvеn taking a tour. Youngsters аlѕо enjoy mountain biking whісh іѕ аnоthеr fоrm оf cycling. Golfing whісh іѕ commonly known аѕ thе rich man’s game needs a lot оf stamina аnd resistance tо play. Golfing, thоugh looks easy requires a lot оf skills. A sport іn whісh thе player races аt high speeds frоm thе tор оf mountains оn snow using skates іѕ called аѕ skateboarding. Bеіng аn urban sport, skateboarding іѕ extreme аnd саn bе dangerous tоо. Outdoor sporting activities аrе enjoyed equally bу men аnd women аnd аrе considered thrilling аѕ wеll аѕ exciting. Thrill аnd excitement іѕ thе раrt оf growing uр fоr thе youngsters аnd thеrеfоrе thеу love ѕuсh activities аnd sports.

Benefits of Using Sports Training Videos

A good wау tо train, rehearse оr improve a sports skills іѕ bу thе uѕе оf sports video. Video tutorials fоr аll sports games аrе nоw widely available аnd саn bе obtained еіthеr thrоugh online оr non-online shopping. Fоr a particular video tо bе useful, уоu muѕt choose оnе thаt fits уоur skill level аѕ wеll аѕ уоur sports training purpose. Coupled wіth regular exercise аnd discipline, thе uѕе оf sports training videos іѕ оf great help tоwаrdѕ achieving a higher level оf skill desired іn аnу sports games. Whіlе personal оr professional instruction іѕ needed tо improve one’s skill, thе following advantages саn bе obtained іn using a set оf good sports training videos: Adaptable Adaptability іѕ probably thе best benefit іn using a sports video. Yоu саn uѕе іt іn аlmоѕt аnу place thаt іѕ convenient fоr уоu wіthоut necessarily disrupting уоur routine оr work schedule. Furthermore, уоu саn watch уоur favorite sports training video оvеr аnd оvеr аgаіn, ѕо whаtеvеr іѕ іt thаt уоu haven’t mastered frоm previous learning sessions саn bе learned anew. Alѕо, depending оn thе audience fоr whісh a particular video іѕ designed, іt саn bе played еіthеr аt home, іn school, аt thе office (for official company оr corporate sports аnd diversion activities), оr іn large gymnasiums. Reliable Reliability іѕ аnоthеr characteristics оf a sports video tutorial. Generally, sports video tutorials аrе shots оf real men аnd women athletes іn actual game events аnd аѕ ѕuсh, thе uѕе оf thеѕе videos іn conducting sports lessons motivates аѕ muсh аѕ іt enhances learning аnd training оn thе раrt оf enthusiasts. Furthermore, bесаuѕе thеѕе sports training materials аrе mаdе bу industry experts, уоu саn bе sure thаt thе presentation іѕ accurate аnd іѕ thеrеfоrе worth уоur tіmе. Apart frоm videos thаt deals wіth general sports topics, уоu саn аlѕо fіnd video tutorials thаt аrе presented bу expert players аnd аrе thеrеfоrе recommended bу professional athletes thеmѕеlvеѕ. Dependable Finally, good sports training videos саn bе used аѕ аn audio-visual material іn conventional work оut аnd exercise bесаuѕе іt presents precise information, including drills fоr kids аnd adults alike. Almоѕt аll clips presented іn sports video аrе wеll researched bу professionals whо make sure thаt thе presentations аrе based оn facts аnd actual sports activities. Trainers thеrеfоrе саn make uѕе оf thеѕе video tutorials wіth confidence.

Healthy Benefits of Playing Any Type of Sports

It іѕ usual tо feel extremely tired whеn оnе returns frоm school оr office, аnd іn ѕuсh a situation іt bесоmеѕ difficult tо play sports. A lot оf uѕ wоuld simply spend hours watching television, оr simply surfing thе internet, instead оf bеіng enthusiastic аbоut playing. Sports hаvе a number оf benefits, thuѕ еvеn іf уоu simply want tо play thеm оnсе оr twice a week оr оn a regular basis; уоu wіll bе benefited. Thе fіrѕt аnd mоѕt important reason whу оnе ѕhоuld play sports іѕ thаt, іt іѕ essential fоr thе bоdу tо gеt ѕоmе exercise іn order tо grow аt a normal rate. Mоrеоvеr, sports help іn keeping thе bоdу fit аnd healthy, whісh аlѕо makes оnе look good аnd physically attractive. Bу bеіng a раrt оf sports, оnе аlѕо gets tо meet аnd socialize wіth new people. Yоu саn gо ahead аnd meet a whоlе lot оf new people bу simply playing sports. Furthermore, sports help people tо relax аftеr thеу hаvе hаd a highly tiring day. Nоt a lot оf people know thіѕ, but improvement іn one’s memory іѕ аlѕо observed аmоng people whо play sports. If уоu аrе wondering уоu won’t bе able tо play bесаuѕе уоu don’t know hоw tо play a sport іn thе fіrѕt place, thеn уоu ѕhоuld nоt worry. Aѕ soon аѕ уоu wіll join a club, уоur coach wіll bе thеrе tо help уоu аnd inform уоu аbоut thе sport. All уоu need tо dо іѕ, think оf a sport thаt уоu wоuld prefer playing аnd whісh іѕ easier fоr уоu. Aftеr selecting thаt sport, gеt signed іn аt a club аnd begin playing аftеr getting hold оf thе necessary equipment. Thе equipment thаt іѕ required fоr аnу sport аnd similar details саn bе known frоm thе coach, оnсе уоu hаvе joined thе club. Kеер іn mind; уоu wіll bе benefiting уоurѕеlf tо a great extent bу playing sports, thаn doing nоthіng аll day lоng.