Your Daily Scale Check Can Help Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

Let’s face the cold, hard facts for a moment. During the holiday season, Americans put on weight. Sure, not every American, but enough so that the average American gains between 4 and 7 pounds. Forget stocking stuffers, it seems like we’re the ones getting stuffed! I wrote about this phenomenon, as well as some ways… Continue reading Your Daily Scale Check Can Help Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

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Your Christmas Tree Bark May Fight Arthritis

I don’t know about you, but each Christmas brings the same discussion about trees to my house. It revolves around one important question: should we get a real tree or use an artificial tree? For the past seven or so years, I’ve deferred to my wife’s preference for real trees. Largely, I’ve not been disappointed.… Continue reading Your Christmas Tree Bark May Fight Arthritis

How To Enjoy The Holidays Without Looking Like Santa's Stunt Double

Don’t look now, but they’re baaack! No, not the terminators, the holidays! That’s right!! It’s that (most wonderful) time of the year! The time of year when we should take time to reflect, be grateful and even joyful! Of course, just about all of us are rushing to get in the attic, the garage and… Continue reading How To Enjoy The Holidays Without Looking Like Santa's Stunt Double

Joy of Giving Outlasts the Joy of Receiving: Study

The happiness we feel after a particular event or activity diminishes each time we experience that event, a phenomenon known as hedonic adaptation. But giving to others may be the exception to this rule, according to research forthcoming in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. In two studies, psychology researchers Ed… Continue reading Joy of Giving Outlasts the Joy of Receiving: Study

Podcast: The Night Before Christmas

Merry Christmas! In today’s episode, I depart from my usual pursuit of what’s interesting, quirky or important in the field of fitness and health to pursue something easily as important – an appreciation for a great Christmas story! Join me as I read “The Night Before Christmas.”   Here’s the link to the podcast: The… Continue reading Podcast: The Night Before Christmas

Why Toys, Not Touchscreens, Are Better Gifts for Kids: Repost

I rarely repost articles written by others, but this one is particularly well-written and particularly appropriate, given the season. The original can be found at: https://www.healthline.com/health-news/why-toys-not-tablets-are-best-for-kids Why Toys, Not Touchscreens, Are Better Gifts for Kids Leah Campbell December 11, 2018 How traditional toys like building blocks, dolls, and action figures help children develop in ways… Continue reading Why Toys, Not Touchscreens, Are Better Gifts for Kids: Repost