Further proof that a strong body can perform amazing feats, at any age: 46-year old Brazilian surfer Carlos Burle riding what may be the largest wave ever surfed. Read more about his incredible story. Continue reading
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
– Robert Frost
Decisions, decisions. They come at us every day, fast and furious. They weigh on us, too, because, as Frost suggests in his great poem, “The Road Not Taken,” they have consequences.
With all the excitement about fitness tracking devices and apps, we seem to be forgetting a crucial fact: Exercise is not a virtual experience. It’s physical. It’s all about moving your body in the real world.
Because life can be complicated, many of us also need a physical place apart from the rest of life – from work, home and everything else – designated especially for exercise.
So, in two essential ways, fitness is an exception to the digitization of everything. It’s a physical experience that can’t be replicated on the screen. Indeed, for many it’s become a respite from screen life. Continue reading
“The unexamined life is not worth living.” – Socrates
There are a lot of numbers we can use to describe our lives. We probably know our weight and blood pressure. We know how much money we make and how much we are (or aren’t) saving for retirement. We know our child’s school test scores. And we might even know how many Facebook friends we have.
While they can’t tell the whole story, these data points are one measure of how we’re doing in life. In many cases, the numbers are reason to celebrate. But more importantly, sometimes knowing something about yourself — like a cholesterol number that’s a few points too high — can give us the information we need to make positive changes to improve our lives.
One in eight woman will develop breast cancer during their lifetime.
There are so many risk factors that are seemingly out of our control – genetics, family history, breast tissue density — it can feel overwhelming.
But here’s the great news: nearly 30 studies have shown that women can reduce their risk by 30-40% by exercising regularly.