When most of us think of exercise we tend to focus on its physical benefits and especially how exercise improves our appearance. But there's a solid body of research emerging about how strengthening your body can also strengthen your brain and improve memory, concentration, mental health, creativity, and even offer some protection against dementia. In fact, cognitive [...]
You might recall from a recent post that I was beyond psyched about my beloved Virginia Cavaliers who had just been granted the #1 overall seed in the NCAA Men's D1 basketball tournament. And as you may know by now, Virginia became the first #1 seed in the history of the men's tournament to lose [...]
The word "spring" makes me think about jumping rope and as the weather warms up here in the Northeast I have certainly been jumping more with the hope of jump roping another 5K in the next several months, but more importantly with the hope of getting back into decent physical condition. But lately I've also [...]
Check out this video from our friends at Precision Nutrition. They do a great job of exploring some of the challenges involved in helping folks change their eating and exercise habits.
So if we stop striving for health and fitness ideals, does that mean we just lie on the couch, stuffing our faces with potato chips and slurping soda all day? Umm, yuck. And no. What we can do is: 1) realize joy in who we are, where we are, and our intricate connection to the [...]