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Tag Archives: exercise
Dr. Michael Greger (below) is a heavy enthusiast for incorporating ground flaxseed into one’s diet (two tablespoons per day for adults), and if you’re vegan or vegetarian he says you should be supplementing with B-12 to the tune of 100 … Continue reading
Who exercises in the United States? Richard Florida of The Atlantic summarizes some recent research: [E]xercise may treat diseases as effectively as drugs, as one BMJ study recently showed. Everyone knows it, but not everybody does it. Just a month after making those New … Continue reading
This should motivate you to manage your stress better. In The New York Times this past weekend was the following on hippocampus research: Peter Gianaros, a neuroscientist at the University of Pittsburgh, […] found that, among a group of 48 … Continue reading
Want to be a calm Buddha with a highly attentive and awake “diamond mind?” New research suggests that maybe you should get out from under that Bodhi tree you’re sitting under and put on some running shoes instead, for exercise, … Continue reading
This YouTube on NYC’s new Citi Bike bike-share transportation option is helpful:
This was at Wired this past weekend: [S]cience says that most recreational athletes are better off running or riding fewer miles and instead focusing on more intense efforts. It’s called high-intensity interval training (HIIT), and its benefits have been outlined … Continue reading
I got pretty severe with myself, diet-wise, about two years ago, and stopped eating breakfast and lunch. I typically don’t eat until 2 pm, and I don’t overeat when I do start eating. Since then, I’ve dropped about 30 pounds. … Continue reading
A must-see YouTube by Dr. Mike Evans of the University of Toronto:
Maybe you shouldn’t be. The below chart was at Andrew Sullivan’s blog this morning, but I don’t know how accurate it is. It claims that long hours of sitting is deadly. Intuitively, this seems plausible. The information—if it is information and not, … Continue reading
What Do Depression, Dark Chocolate, Vitamin D, Anxiety, Vilazodone, Bananas, Turkey, Salmon, Sunlight, and Exercise All Have in Common?
Answer: they might have something to do with whether or not you experience high or low serotonin levels. And what is serotonin? The New York Times yesterday had a good article about it: [S]erotonin in the brain has a basic personality. “It’s … Continue reading
Startlingly, a new British study, as reported by the BBC, suggests that just five minutes of outdoor exercise provides a measurable health benefit: UK researchers looked at evidence from 1,250 people in 10 studies and found fast improvements in mood and self-esteem. … Continue reading
Lama Surya Das says that the Buddha represents “the fullest actualized potential of human beings.” My six-year-old daughter’s response: “This is wrong!”
In an essay at the Huffington Post today, Buddhist author Lama Surya Das characterizes in this way what the meditating stone Buddha in your spring garden symbolizes: The Buddha is actually an archetype representing enlightenment, an icon symbolizing inner wisdom, a pointer … Continue reading
Vitamin D seems to be a genuinely potent nutrient that a lot of doctors are recommending, including my family practitioner. The vitamin appears to be associated with lower rates of cancer and diabetes (to name just two large benefits). And the amount … Continue reading
The liberated body and free-flowing consciousness. The hope of the world: When I watch this I think of John Keats’s famous lines from “Ode on a Grecian Urn”: Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all Ye know on earth, and all … Continue reading
Dan Buettner has been thinking about longevity issues for a long time, and here’s a digest of his ideas via TED TV:
At around 6 pm this evening, I listened to a radio host at KFI, the largest radio station in Los Angeles, do a segment on swine flu. The host has a four year old daughter, and he noted that medical researchers … Continue reading