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The Panic Button

Photo by Francisco Moreno on Unsplash. The sudden onset of a pounding heartbeat, drenching sweats, chills, shortness of breath, tingly hands, chest pain, and nausea, accompanied by an overwhelming fear for your life or a sense of impending doom might…

Resistance is Not Futile

Photo by Anna Shvets. More and more studies are piling on the good news about the benefits of resistance training, the kind of exercise that improves muscular strength, whether it be shredding at the gym with the pros, or using…

You Rang?

Photo by Towfiqu barbhuiya. In medieval Britain you might have been advised to take a freshly baked and piping hot loaf of bread from the oven, tear it in half and hold an end up to each ear as long…

Be Indefatigable

Photo by Vanessa Garcia. “I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out until sundown, for going out I found, was really going in.”  –John Muir There is a growing collection of research showing the health…

Concussion Repercussion Discussion

Photo by Milad Fakurian on Unsplash. Because I know you have been glued to watching all the matches in the Women’s World Cup soccer tournament, I suspect you have noticed how quickly the whistle blows, and the action is stopped…

Yoga & Frailty

Photo by Junseong Lee A new digest of studies published by Harvard earlier this year indicates that yoga has a positive influence on two standard predictors of frailty: walking speed and ability to get up from a chair. Frailty is a…

Listen to the children

Photo by Tracy Le Blanc. You bump into an old buddy you haven’t seen for a while and your catch-up conversation sounds like this: Person 1: “I just got back from visiting family in L.A.” Person 2: “Like. I just…

You Deserve A Nap

Photo by Kate Stone Matheson on Unsplash If we were going strictly by the numbers, sleep is by far the favored pastime of our species. We spend nearly a third of our life in a sort of maintenance mode, where…

Athletes of the Fine Muscles

Photo by 童 彤 on Unsplash. Fine motor skills are one of humanity’s greatest tricks. While we lack the strength and powerful grip of our primate cousins, we have among the most sensitive and sophisticated dexterity of any animal, owing…

Changing Your Mind

Photo by Alexis Baydoun on Unsplash When popular food and environmental author Michael Pollan published his 2018 book “How to Change Your Mind“, a few cracks opened and began to shed new mainstream light onto the long-shuttered subject of the use…