At the threat of the first frost last week, I felt especially noble as I dragged our tomato plants into the garage, under the impression that it might be just warm enough in there to keep them from perishing at the peak of their yield. My nobility turned to humility the next day, though, when... Read more »
Believe it or not, the answer is an unequivocal NO! It is well known that studies funded by the industry or conducted by researchers with industry ties tend to favor corporate interests, but it seems to be even worse. In 2005, a researcher argued quite convincingly in a scientific journal, that most published scientific research... Read more »
I stumbled upon an interesting theory in the NYT recently that suggests the brain has more influence over our athletic performance than we give it credit for. A research team from the Northumbrian University in England had a group of cyclists pedal as fast as they possibly could in a series of time trials designed... Read more »
Here’s the Soapbox Speech: Many antibacterial/antimicrobial soaps contain a chemical called triclosan, which was created as a surgical scrub for hospitals several decades ago. The safety of triclosan is currently under review by the FDA and the EPA because: Several studies have shown that it may alter or disrupt hormone regulation in the body. Additional... Read more »
“I need to make a slosh pipe,” I said to my friend Dave. “No, you don’t. I’ll make you a temporary one,” he answered. The traditional slosh pipe, invented by Greg Henger and made popular by Dan John, is a length of PVC pipe partially filled with water then capped at each end. Filling it... Read more »
It’s a sign of the times, I suppose — and of my employer’s zest for innovation — that I now have a wellness coach. We spoke on the phone Thursday, JM and I, for about 30 minutes, reviewing the results of my recent health screening. These are the kinds of situations that beg for embellishment:... Read more »
John Romaniello discusses his strategies for healthy food shopping online.
I turned 60 last week, which is something of a milestone. If 50 is sort of the official entrance to AARP-Land, then I suppose 60 is the cheesy hotel on the outskirts of Social Security World. I’m not sure that I buy the whole milestone argument, but I know one thing for sure: 60 sure... Read more »