As the year comes to an end, I challenge all of my readers to do at least one thing for their health every day.
I have made a career helping individuals improve their general health and fitness or to pursue the highest levels of athletic performance and many aspects of these endeavors impact the environment. In particular, the food that we consume has a major impact on our ecosystem.
...“If you want to do 30 to 45 minutes of walking a day, the amount of health benefit you are going to get is going to be significant and substantial,”… - Health News: NPR
When purchasing coffee, at your favorite coffee shop have you ever noticed how the barista serves you that coffee? Virtually every time I am served a cup of coffee the barista either picks the cup up with fingers holding the edges where I am about to put my lips or when placing the plastic cap the full hand and fingers are used to lock the cap in place.
The article referenced below offers insights and answers to your questions regarding Vitamin D and fish oil supplements. The short answer is that while the absolute verdict still needs to be determined, there are potential benefits to taking these supplements, especially if your diet is deficient.
With the variety of research on weight control and diet, I prefer to keep things simple. When I talk to my clients about losing weight, history and background are important, but what matters most in virtually every case is the present. Assuming no disease, but just an extra 30 pounds or maybe a little more or less that will not go away, what interests me the most is the daily routine. What is this person doing on a daily basis to impact weight gain or loss?
Do you feel younger than your actual age or do you feel older? The way you answer this question may directly impact your life and your mortality.
Years ago, I read an article about leaving your toothbrush on the window sill to kill bacteria. This study appears to confirm the reasoning behind letting the sun into your home.
The 5-star review. Have you ever been told that when giving reviews that only 5 stars matter? That in order for the person or institution that you are reviewing to get anything, but 5 stars is meaningless at best and potentially detrimental their careers or business. In this case, the study found that telemedicine doctors got better reviews when they provided unnecessary antibiotics to their patients.
Reading the Powder Magazine story, referenced below about skiing in the powder reminded me of the lengths that friends and I would go through to get the first tracks down the mountain. The feelings those untracked runs generated and the sheer addiction that we all had for gliding through the snow. There is a reason that those of us who have skied in the powder, still remember those top few days skiing down the mountain in silence with the snow flying into our faces and over our heads.