From the category archives:

Exercise

No matter how great your willpower, it has a limit. The last ten years have been stuffed with studies exploring Willpower’s limits—the more decisions and control you have to exert, the more likely you are to crack. And this won’t just affect any resolutions you make—work, chores, errands, all of these things will draw from […]

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The most popular New Year’s resolution seems to be to get in shape—but it also seems to be the hardest to keep. Gym visits peak in January and rapidly decline through February and March. So get serious now, and jump start your exercise goals. The last weekend of the year is great for finding gym […]

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For people with pre-diabetes, each 2,000 steps they added to their day lowered their risk for heart disease related events (heart attack, stroke…) by 10%. I love step counting because it’s a form of sneaky exercise—a way to work being healthy and active into your everyday life. And walking is exercise just about everyone can […]

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Not really what you want to hear the day after a big Thanksgiving meal. But scientists have found the mechanism tying cholesterol to increased breast cancer rates. Cholesterol is broken down into 27HC, which can mimic estrogen and encourage the growth of breast cancer. In mice, the presence of 27HC causes rapid growth of tumors. […]

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De-Stink Your Shoes

November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving weekend is a popular time to ski, hike, and get outdoors (depending on your local weather). But there’s an important side effect to all this activity we need to discuss. Stinky shoes. Ski boots, hiking shoes, ice skates… A good outing will leave any well laced shoe moist and smelly. But there’s a solution! […]

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