Exercise Snacks

One of the most common complaints that I hear on why people don’t exercise is that they don’t have enough time. I’ve developed a series of short-duration exercise “snacks,” short enough that one can do them several times per day, and...

Exercise Is Cognitive Candy

Paleoanthropologist’s put the timeline for our species somewhere between 7 to 10 million years ago, and although a lot of our evolutionary history is cloaked in controversy, one fact that is agreed upon is this: We moved-a lot. When the numerous rain forests...

You Get Out of Life What You Put Into It

What you get out of life depends a great deal of what you bring to it. Your own health is a product of what you put into your body (food), and what you do with your body (activity). Moods strongly influence how much enjoyment you get out of life, and are strongly...

Exercise and Gene Therapy

We all know that exercise promotes health and reduces the risk of developing diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and stroke, and other diseases. But how, at a cellular level, does it do it? Several new studies provide some insight by showing that exercise seems to alter...

Exercise: Is More Better? B12, Walnuts

If 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise is recommended by  most health professionals (5x/wk), is doing 60 minutes twice as healthful? An article in the New York Times, April 23, 2013 issue addresses just that topic. In a study published in October, 2011, 416,175...