The Close Ties Between Exercise and Beer – The New York Times

An amusing and interesting look at the relationship between exercise and alcohol consumption. Phew. Glad to know that my beer-after-some-workouts strategy isn't going to kill me. Many years ago, I used to run with a group called the Hash House…

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Breaking Muscle: The Simple Path to Being Your Fittest at Any Age

Love Andrew Read, who writes frequently for Breaking Muscle. This article for aging athletes (aren't we all?) is an excellent summary of the things you can look forward (?) to. It's possible to quibble over some of the details, but…

At 95, a Lifelong Skiier Says the Source of His Vitality Is His Workout – WSJ

I wanna be this guy in 37 years. Of course, for me it will mean I am still doing karate, kettlebells, and sandbags. I'm not much for the pool or the slopes. But, it's not really the "what" that will…

Fitness in Young Adulthood Lowers Disease and Mortality Risk

This study of fitness's impact on the risk of developing coronary artery disease is important because: 1) they actually measured fitness with standardized treadmill testing, rather than asking people about their physical activities, which is a garbage data collection method;…

MarketWatch: 10 things personal trainers won’t tell you

This article speaks for itself, but this is absolutely my favorite passage: Turner says he’d prefer to hire a trainer who has a four-year degree in physical education or kinesiology, which is the study of body movements. “I’d rather have…