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Journal Entry D source codeBuyer beware! “Brain games” questioned
Many commercial “brain exercise” products claim to improve overall cognitive performance, but a large study shows this may not be the case.
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Journal Entry Pascal source codeExercise and sleep
Regular exercise improves sleep quality but doesn’t make up for shortage of sleep.
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Journal Entry Pascal source codeTimes and rhythms of sleep
Your environment affects your sleep pattern—when you change time zones, make sure you adjust to get your best sleep at key times.
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Journal EntrySleep loss can affect how you manage stress
Not getting enough sleep impacts key factors in your ability to manage stress.
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Journal Entry PS documentImpact of sleep loss on relationships
Sleep loss impacts many areas of Total Force Fitness—relationships being one of them.
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Journal EntryAlert: Dendrobium for performance?
A new dietary ingredient—a stimulant—has emerged in dietary supplement products marketed to boost athletic performance.
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Journal Entry Troff documentThe best of the best
The “Drill Sergeant of the Year” competition is one of the most physically and mentally demanding challenges faced by any soldier in a U.S. Army. To win, soldiers have to rise above the competition.<br /><br />
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Journal EntryWhen it comes to performance—you booze, you lose
Going out for a drink to celebrate after a long race or a tough workout may be good for the soul, but it’s bad for performance.
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Journal Entry Troff documentIt’s never too late to quit
Are you a smoker, but you’re trying to quit? Have you smoked for so long that you don’t see the point in quitting? Well new research has found that it’s never too late to kick an old habit.
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Journal EntryXena: Warrior Princess inspires new body armor
Congress has directed the Pentagon to develop better-fitting body armor for female soldiers after a decade of women fighting on the front lines.
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