The Human Body

You are not alone

Loneliness is worse for you than smoking, and more harmful than obesity. As the number of lonely people in the UK swells, we investigate why feeling alone literally hurts, and how we can stop it from making us ill.

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Is muscle memory real?

You may have noticed how skilled athletes and musicians seem to perform impressive feats without thinking, but there’s a lesser known kind of muscle memory that makes it easier to re-gain lost muscle mass.