Forest therapy

Shinrin-yoku. No, you can’t order it at the sushi bar. It’s the Japanese concept of forest bathing, and research is promising— spending time in the forest can lower salivary cortisol, blood pressure, and pulse, and stimulate the immune system. One study found that immune the system boost from a day out in nature persisted at... Continue Reading →

Who’s selling health?

CVS made news a while back for announcing that it would stop selling tobacco products in its stores, and guess what? They're doing it! The company says they are shifting their focus more to focus on health, including the "MinuteClinics" in many of their stores. So, is CVS a company with a health-based mission? Are they... Continue Reading →

What’s for dinner?

Food Blog Roundup! There is no health topic more confounding and controversial than nutrition. People care, and they care a lot, but finding sensible and trustworthy information is a full-time job. Searching “diet” in books on amazon returns almost 100,000 hits. Doctors have their name on every kind of eating plan you can think of, from... Continue Reading →

Scientific progress: Does it really go boink?

I’m going to put on my scientist hat for a minute. Bear with me. Health information and misinformation is ubiquitous and highly confusing. Let’s look at why: The scientific literature generally means peer-reviewed journals that publish the results of studies, reviews of existing evidence, commentaries, and other work generally by academics and researchers, and sometimes... Continue Reading →

Bike riding for growunups

Or, how to bike to work without ruining your "look". Sometimes the best way to be active is to just build it in to the things you do. That way, if you don’t make it to the gym, or yoga, or whatever, you still used your muscles that day. If you do make it to... Continue Reading →

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