Category Archives: Wellness and the Arts

The Benefits of Talking to Yourself – The New York Times

“A stranger approached me at a grocery store. “Do you need help finding something?” he asked. At first, I wasn’t sure what he meant. Then the realization kicked in: I was talking out loud, to myself, in public. It was … Continue reading

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The History of Tennis, Part 1

The History of Tennis by Nancy Koran “Few scholars of the cultural world would deny that France occupies a position of international prowess, when measured by its contributions to the world of fashion, food, wine and overall elegance. It is … Continue reading

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The Best Thing to Eat Before a Workout? Maybe Nothing at All – The New York Times

“. . . But it was the impacts deep within the fat cells that may have been the most consequential, the researchers found. Multiple genes behaved differently, depending on whether someone had eaten or not before walking. Many of these … Continue reading

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Should 15,000 Steps a Day Be Our New Exercise Target? – The New York Times

“Taking 10,000 steps per day is often suggested as a desirable exercise goal for people who wish to improve their health. But a new study of postal workers in Scotland suggests that that number could be too conservative and that, … Continue reading

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Do We Need to Give Up Alcohol to Lose Weight? Not Necessarily – The New York Times

“Unlike protein, fats and carbohydrates, alcohol is a toxic substance that is not stored in the body. Alcohol calories are used for fuel, thus decreasing the body’s use of other sources of calories. That means people who drink must eat … Continue reading

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Young girl gives a demonstration in Japanese Aikido

This video is from Randall Bonifay’s facebook page, where I wrote: Fabulous. Extraordinary. Makes me want to get back on the Aidido mat of life. 155,077 Views

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Heng on Trump’s Asia Policy – The New York Times

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Savings, Longevity and the Year in Fitness – The New York Times

“Two numbers are, to me, particularly emblematic of what science had to tell us about fitness this year. The first is 42 percent and represents the extent by which people’s risk for premature death rises if they are out of … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Safety Equipment – The New York Times

“In high school, I played football and wore pads and a helmet. During that time, I endured two shoulder separations, a dislocated kneecap and several snapped tendons in my hand.In college, I played rugby and wore heavy cotton shorts and … Continue reading

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How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body – The New York Times

Editors’ note: We’re resurfacing this 2012 magazine article for Smarter Living so you can feel a little less guilty about skipping that yoga class. “On a cold Saturday in early 2009, Glenn Black, a yoga teacher of nearly four decades, … Continue reading

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