The Case for Vigorous Movement – For Those Not Motivated by Pure Vanity – Reps And The Rest

there is no substitute for vigorous physical training and movement

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Simple Life Changes Can Prevent Heart Disease – New York Times

A very useful essay. Remember, too, that what is good for the heart is good for all other body systems as well. There are important lessons to be learned. These results should encourage us that genetics do not determine everything…

Free Yourself From the Soft Tyranny of Nutrition Studies

Great essay by Mike Riggs from Reason.com about why you should not believe nutrition studies, especially not anything trumpeted by the MSM as the latest greatest cure-all for whatever ails you. Most nutrition research is either pointless, biased, conflicted, or…

The Best Exercise for Aging Muscles – The New York Times

Excellent article by Gretchen Reynolds of the NY Times (one of the very few credible and thoughtful writers on physical training) about the cellular benefits of hard exercise. Her focus -- and the focus of the study she writes about…

High-intensity exercise delays Parkinson’s progression

More data about the benefits of exercise for staving off serious chronic disease, in this case Parkinson's, which affects about 1% of all adults over 60. Importantly, this was a randomized, controlled clinical trial and not a survey relying upon…

European Scientists Agree: Homeopathy Is Pure Quackery

Good for E.A.S.A.C. to have the guts and brains to denounce homeopathy as the quackery that it is. They should have included naturopathy. The problem with all these "pathies" is that they all offer quick fixes for things that people…