Walk Happy

If you have 20 minutes today to do something great for yourself, take a walk! It's those first 20 minutes of exercise that can reduce your risk of disease, prolong your life, and improve your mood. If Monday seems to drag on, head outside and…

"We are built to walk" - Gretchen Reynolds talks about the latest science on exercise

I really enjoyed NYT writer Gretchen Reynolds interview about her book "The First 20 Minutes: Surprising Science Reveals How We Can Exercise Better, Train Smarter, Live Longer", with Dr. Naimon in his Healthwatch Podcast (listen here or subscribe…

Walking Back to Happiness

"The sum of the whole is this: walk and be happy; walk and be healthy. The best way to lengthen out our days is to walk steadily and with a purpose." -Charles Dickens During a huge life change, which was causing stress, which was in turn causing…

Which is better: Walking or Running?

These are the two most popular forms of exercise in the United States. Which one wins? A couple of new studies show that it depends. Controlling weight? Running wins Heart disease? Walking wins this one. “It bears repeating that either walking…

Fighting the flu and boosting immunity: exercise, natural methods and more

The flu appears to be on everybody's mind (or in the body...). Here are a few more tips to help ward off this season's epidemic. Exercise boosts flu shot efficacy: We already know that fitter people tend to have better immune systems and…

By now, we all should know that exercise makes us smarter

But do we stay smart if we stop exercising? i.e.: What happens to your brain if you fail to keep those New Year's resolutions? This question was tackled by researches at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario and the University of Sao…

Vermont Beats Out Other 49 States, Again…

Oh, Vermont. Everybody says you’re so pretty, that your forests are so lush and dense, that your produce is so local, that your people are so friendly and . . . well, healthy. For the sixth year in a row, Vermont, you’ve ranked first in the…

Humans are born to stroll

"If people want to be healthier and prolong their life span, all they really need to do is go for a walk. It’s the single easiest thing anyone can do." - Gretchen Reynolds, Author of The First 20 Minutes: Surprising Science Reveals How We…
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Another reason to move more: the American workplace!

How many of you are making an extra effort to exercise daily? If you can honestly answer "me!", then great job!  For most people this is not the case.  After much media attention, most Americans understand that we have an obesity problem. …

Keeping the mind sharp into age

There's a great article at the New York Times today called A Sharper Mind, Middle Age and Beyond which details a massive study on cognitive function and aging, called Midus. One of the largest take-aways from the study, is how much better…