Should You Really Be Walking 10,000 Steps Per Day?

Should You Really Be Walking 10,000 Steps Per Day?

The Lancet is an eminent journal of medical research and opinion. A study into the relationship between walking and longevity, headed up by Amanda Paluch of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, investigated the proposition that 10,000 steps per day leads to an...
Take a Hike… at Night

Take a Hike… at Night

There is a growing trend towards hiking in the evening—something that can be an enchanting experience Writer Lilia Menconi, whose brief essay on the subject was published recently in The New York Times, is an aficionado of night hiking in part because she lives in...
Flossing: It Can Be Fun (Really)!

Flossing: It Can Be Fun (Really)!

As described by Healthline: “Flossing is an important oral hygiene habit. It cleans and dislodges food stuck between your teeth, which reduces the amount of bacteria and plaque in your mouth. Plaque is a sticky film that builds up on teeth and contributes to...
The Importance of Pliability As We Age

The Importance of Pliability As We Age

Those of us who pay attention to our physical fitness and well-being are typically concerned with maintaining our flexibility. It doesn’t matter whether we’re 36 or 63. Hitting the gym on a regular basis (in conjunction with any sports we play) is generally regarded...
Walk, Don’t Run: The Comeback of a Lost Habit

Walk, Don’t Run: The Comeback of a Lost Habit

The French have a wonderful word for what I want to talk about today. That word is flâneur. French-English dictionaries often define a flâneur – rather prosaically, it seems to me – as someone who strolls aimlessly. But a flâneur is much more than that. According to...
The Scientific Advantages of Dog Ownership

The Scientific Advantages of Dog Ownership

Dogs have long been regarded as a person’s best friend, but the human health benefits of dog ownership – which most owners regarded as intuitively true but could not necessarily prove – were recently validated by a massive scientific study. As reported by CNN, a 2019...