Have Your Coke and Guzzle It Too

Have Your Coke and Guzzle It Too

Good news about obesity: A new scientific organization is coming to grips with this bulging national problem. Called the Global Energy Balance Network, it comes at obesity from a unique perspective. According to them, the key to controlling one’s weight isn’t...
Don’t Give Up the Fight

Don’t Give Up the Fight

My social circle was shaken a few days into the new year with an upsetting blog post. A friend I will call Mary is seriously ill. The blogger requested loving messages to her to be sewn into a quilt. This bombshell began a flood of phone calls, emails, and Facebook...
Get Wild without Abandoning Common Sense

Get Wild without Abandoning Common Sense

Minutes to midnight on New Year’s Eve, I sat around a fire with friends, discussing plans for 2015. I told them mine: to hike over 200 miles on the John Muir Trail through the High Sierras, by myself. They told me that I’m nuts. “I might do it if I brought my...
Extreme Nutrition

Extreme Nutrition

To most people, “bonking” implies an R-rated activity. To marathon runners, cyclists, and other endurance athletes, it’s something else entirely. In sports jargon, someone who “bonks” suffers severe fatigue after running out of their...
Eat Well, Walk More, Live Longer

Eat Well, Walk More, Live Longer

We just got some bad news. Or maybe it’s some good news. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that Americans don’t live as long as citizens of most other rich countries. How is that good news? Because many of our top...
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