Think back to your favorite childhood playtime activity. Do you still make time for it today? Or do you think of it as an unproductive, frivolous pastime you had to outgrow on your way to adulthood?
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Fitness & Wellness
There are significant benefits to our physiology when we move, and one of the biggest problems with the modern approach to movement is that there simply isn’t enough of it. With some people spending up to 13 hours a day sitting, we have an epidemic of sedentary lifestyles. Darryl Edwards, author of the new book Animal Moves: How to Move Like an Animal to Get You Leaner, Fitter, Stronger and Healthier for Life, has made it his lifelong mission to educate people about the dangers of being sedentary, and how to make movement more fun and more likely for you to want to do it.
While Functional Medicine is gaining in popularity and reputation, the costs associated with it are still prohibitive for many people. By implementing corporate and community wellness programs, Functional Medicine can begin to reach people on a much wider scale. Today, we have a roundtable discussion with Amory Langmo and David Sprague from the Berkeley Fire Department; Dr. Sunjya Schweig, Danielle Cook, and Tracey Clow from CCFM; Yaron Hadad from Nutrino; and Chuck Hazzard from Oura. We discuss the success of the Berkeley Fire Department pilot wellness program we worked together to develop and implement for their incoming class of 10 new recruits.
Exercise is right at the top of the list, along with diet and sleep, when it comes to lifestyle behaviors that can transform your health. It can lower your blood pressure, improve fasting glucose levels, improve sleep, lower stress … the list goes on and on. But what kind of exercise should you be doing to get those benefits? The fitness industry is full of myths, and much of the advice out there is just plain bad. Today, I talk with fitness expert Sal Di Stefano about strength training—why it is critical to include it in your fitness plan and how you can get started safely.
We’ve all heard that walking 10,000 steps per day is good for our health. But is that number appropriate for everyone? In this article we will look at some of the health outcomes associated with achieving 10,000 steps, if fitness trackers and pedometers are worth it, and how to get in more steps per day.
We’ve talked a lot on my blog about the relationship between genes and the exposome, but one thing we haven’t discussed is how they relate to aging. Today, I’ll talk to Dr. Sara Gottfried about her new book, Younger, and how specific genes or environmental factors can affect how fast your body ages. In particular, we’ll talk about how inflammation, stress, and sleep play critical roles in the aging process.