All of us could use some motivation and inspiration every once in a while, something that would actually make us want to get up and finally start that diet that we’ve been telling ourselves we would start “next Monday.” Well, the newest form of exercise is here and I think this one might be around for a while. Soul Cycle is a 45- minute indoor cycling class that features high-intensity cardio muscle-sculpting strength training, and rhythm-based choreography. It is a New York City-based fitness company with studios that have now spread into 9 different U.S states. According to the soul cycle creators, “it’s so much more than just a workout — it’s a powerful mind-body experience.” Soul Cycle is the new Zumba, a group atmosphere with a one of a kind playlist, unbeatable. It’s time to scratch that diet you’ve been thinking about and instead time to start a change in your lifestyle, and soul cycle seems to be that start.
When high-fat and high-calorie foods are consumed regularly, our brain’s ability to regulate hunger cues, and calorie intake gets reduced. A new study has shown evidence of how continuously eating a fatty diet seems to disrupt the neurological pathway between the brain and the gut.
The cells in charge of signaling the brain when we’ve had enough food are called astrocytes. According to new research published in The Journal of Physiology, calorie intake is regulated in the short term by astrocytes (large star-shaped cells in the brain that regulate many different functions of neurons in the brain). Astrocytes also control the signaling pathway between the brain and the gut, a path that can get interrupted by high calorie diets.