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    • Surprising Science Reveals How We Can Exercise Better, Train Smarter, Live Longer
    • By: Gretchen Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Karen Saltus
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
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    Every Wednesday, Gretchen Reynolds singlehandedly influences how millions of Americans work out. In her Phys Ed column for The New York Times, she debunks myths, spurs conversation, and creates arguments among her readers by questioning widely held beliefs about exercise. Expanding upon her popular columns, Reynolds tackles the questions we all have and (sometimes) ask about exercise.

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    • How Strenuous Exercise Affects Our Immune System

    • By: Gretchen Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 5 mins
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    If you have ever run a marathon, you know that the effort can cause elation, exhaustion, achy legs, blackened toenails and an overwhelming urge to eat.

    "How Strenuous Exercise Affects Our Immune System" is from the April 30, 2018 Science section of The New York Times. It was written by Gretchen Reynolds and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Yoga May Be Good for the Brain

    • By: Gretchen Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Yoga May Be Good for the Brain" is from the June 06, 2016 Science section of The New York Times. It was written by Gretchen Reynolds and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • A Diet and Exercise Plan to Lose Weight and Gain Muscle

    • By: Gretchen Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "A Diet and Exercise Plan to Lose Weight and Gain Muscle" is from the Health section of The New York Times. It was written by Gretchen Reynolds and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • To Keep Obesity at Bay, Exercise May Trump Diet

    • By: Gretchen Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "To Keep Obesity at Bay, Exercise May Trump Diet" is from the May 09, 2016 Health section of The New York Times. It was written by Gretchen Reynolds and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • Lifting Weights, Twice a Week, May Aid the Brain

    • By: Gretchen Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "Lifting Weights, Twice a Week, May Aid the Brain" is from the November 03, 2015 Science section of The New York Times. It was written by Gretchen Reynolds and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • What Half-Marathons Teach Us About Running a Marathon

    • By: Gretchen Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Running a marathon is physically hard, but not necessarily for the reasons that some of us might expect, according to a new study of the relative physiological impacts of completing a 26.2-mile race versus a 13.1-mile half-marathon.

    "What Half-Marathons Teach Us About Running a Marathon" is from the October 16, 2017 Science section of The New York Times. It was written by Gretchen Reynolds and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Meet the Ultra-Fat, Super-Cushioned Running Shoe

    • By: Gretchen Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "Meet the Ultra-Fat, Super-Cushioned Running Shoe" is from the June 13, 2016 Health section of The New York Times. It was written by Gretchen Reynolds and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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    • New Advice to Move More After a Concussion

    • By: Gretchen Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
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    When young athletes suffer concussions, they are typically told to rest until all symptoms disappear. That means no physical activity, reading, screen time or friends, and little light exposure, for multiple days and, in severe cases, weeks.

    "New Advice to Move More After a Concussion" is from the May 22, 2017 Health section of The New York Times. It was written by Gretchen Reynolds and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Does Exercise During Pregnancy Lead to Exercise-Loving Offspring?

    • By: Gretchen Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Does Exercise During Pregnancy Lead to Exercise-Loving Offspring?" is from the April 11, 2016 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Gretchen Reynolds and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • For Early Alzheimer’s, Try Exercise

    • By: Gretchen Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 5 mins
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    For some people with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease, frequent, brisk walks may help to bolster physical abilities and slow memory loss, according to one of the first studies of physical activity as an experimental treatment for dementia.

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    • Concussions in Teenagers Tied to Multiple Sclerosis Risk

    • By: Gretchen Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Here’s yet another reason to protect young athletes from head trauma: A large-scale new study found that concussions in adolescents can increase the risk of later developing multiple sclerosis. The risk of multiple sclerosis, or MS, an autoimmune nervous system disorder with an unknown cause, was especially high if there were more than one head injury.

    "Concussions in Teenagers Tied to Multiple Sclerosis Risk" is from the October 23, 2017 Science section of The New York Times. It was written by Gretchen Reynolds and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Don’t Just Sit There

    • By: Gretchen Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Too much time spent in a chair could shorten our lives, even if we exercise, according to a study that uses objective measures to find the links between lengthy sitting time and death among middle-aged and older adults.

    "Don’t Just Sit There" is from the September 18, 2017 Science section of The New York Times. It was written by Gretchen Reynolds and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • The Chew and Count Diet

    • By: Gretchen Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "The Chew and Count Diet" is from the Health section of The New York Times. It was written by Gretchen Reynolds and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • Activity Trackers May Undermine Weight Loss Efforts

    • By: Gretchen Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "Activity Trackers May Undermine Weight Loss Efforts" is from the September 26, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Gretchen Reynolds and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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    • Fitness May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

    • By: Gretchen Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Aerobic fitness seems to alter the interior workings of cells in ways that may substantially lower the risk of breast cancer.

    "Fitness May Lower Breast Cancer Risk" is from the September 11, 2017 Health section of The New York Times. It was written by Gretchen Reynolds and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Lessons on Aging Well, From a 105-Year-Old Cyclist

    • By: Gretchen Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 6 mins
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    At 105, French amateur cyclist and world-record holder Robert Marchand is more aerobically fit than most 50-year-olds — and appears to be getting even fitter as he ages, according to a revelatory new study of his physiology.

    "Lessons on Aging Well, From a 105-Year-Old Cyclist" is from the February 13, 2017 Science section of The New York Times. It was written by Gretchen Reynolds and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • Is Your Workout Not Working?

    • By: Gretchen Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Research and lived experience indicate that many people who begin a new exercise program see little if any improvement in their health and fitness even after weeks of studiously sticking with their new routine.

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    • How to Ride Downhill on a Bicycle

    • By: Gretchen Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "How to Ride Downhill on a Bicycle" is from the September 05, 2016 Lifestyle section of The New York Times. It was written by Gretchen Reynolds and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • Running as the Thinking Person's Sport

    • By: Gretchen Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Running as the Thinking Person's Sport" is from the December 19, 2016 Health section of The New York Times. It was written by Gretchen Reynolds and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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