Today I ran for 4 minutes. That actually sounds more impressive than it is, because I ran for 30 seconds, 8 times. So why the heck am I bragging about it? If you've been following me for any length of time, you may have picked up on the fact that almost since I started my … Continue reading A story about running
Over the 18 months I suffered from debilitating angina and fatigue, I spent hours and hours online researching my condition. I was in an online support group for patients. I consulted with 2 cardiologists and my family doctor. The unified message from everyone was that heart disease and angina are permanent conditions whose symptoms may … Continue reading What doctors get wrong about exercise
Almost every day, in almost every kind of weather, I take a walk with my dog in the woods. This is normally a very pleasant thing to do and intuitively, it feels like it should be a pretty healthy thing too. Scientists in Japan have studied the physiological effects of spending time amongst the trees. They've … Continue reading The surprising benefits of taking a walk in the woods
I keep reading about keystone habits. These are the habits discussed in Charles Duhigg’s book The Power of Habit, defined as: small changes or habits that people introduce into their routines that unintentionally carry over into other aspects of their lives. Very often exercise is used as an example of a keystone habit that results … Continue reading Why diet, NOT exercise needs to be your keystone habit.