The New York Times: Why Everything We Know About Salt May Be Wrong

A long, but excellent article by NYT fitness writer Gina Kolata (a serious strength training enthusiast, by the way), which contains a rare admission of relative ignorance from academic clinicians (see quote below): that they and their preening, condescending colleagues…

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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…

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…

The New York Times: The Power of Simple Life Changes to Prevent Heart Disease

An interesting article about a (rare) useful study of the risk of heart disease. The bottom line: even in people with genetic risk factors for heart disease, healthy lifestyle (exercise, normal body weight, not smoking, moderate alcohol consumption) is a…