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By Craig Cox
My old tennis buddy, The Baseline Machine, emailed me last week with an offer to join her and two of her pals for a regular weekly match. The idea was that, if the four of us committed to playing once…
The-Vitamin-D-Debate
By Tatyana McNamara
Gregory Plotnikoff, MD, weighs in on the Institute of Medicine's vitamin D recommendations.
Spoonfuls of sugar
By Catherine Guthrie
The average American now consumes some 22 teaspoons of sugar a day. And our sweet tooth isn’t just making us fat - it’s triggering all kinds of inflammation, fueling chronic diseases and even increasing our risks of cancer.
By Tatyana McNamara
A recent study shows weight bias in the workplace.
Path Out Of Depression
By Experience Life Staff
There's a reason that most so-called primitive cultures have avoided the depression epidemic afflicting industrialized nations. In a provocative book, a clinical psychologist suggests that adopting more hunter-gatherer habits can help us escape the blues.
By Craig Cox
Could stress be linked to memory loss?
By Craig Cox
An old buddy of mine died recently. We’d grown up together, played Little League baseball (he was our first baseman; I played second) and backyard football. And though we’d lost touch after our college years, it was still a bit…
Clean Getaway
By Kelle Walsh
A refreshing departure from vacation over-indulgences, a detox retreat leaves your mind clear, your body restored, your daily habits reconsidered. Here's how to find the right one for you.
a person slicing celery
By Cary Neff
There's a lot more culinary life in celery than the diet crowd lets on. And research shows it can help prevent memory loss, lower blood pressure and may even inhibit cancer.
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By Laine Bergeson Becco, FMCHC
A frightening cancer diagnosis changed Kris Carr’s life forever - in many ways, for the better.
Drug Problems
By Pamela Weintraub
Could the medications we take to regulate cholesterol, blood pressure, and stomach acid be doing us more harm than good?
tv-weight-loss
By Dimity McDowell
Reality shows about weight loss dominate television. Why have they become so popular? And are they entertaining, inspiring, infuriating —or all of the above?
By Craig Cox
I was just clearing dishes from the table after dinner last night when my son said two little words that are changing my life.
Cindy Joseph smiles in a profile shot.
By Cindy Joseph
Cindy Joseph on why aging is just another word for living.
By Craig Cox
Sleep is a wonderful thing. Indeed, as I’ve grown older and levels of a certain hormone have subsided, it is from time to time preferable even to that other word that begins with the letter “s” and describes an activity…
By Craig Cox
As I think I’ve mentioned before, I typically put my bicycle away each fall when the first snow flies and start pedaling again when the streets are clear in the spring. It’s an act of self-preservation, I suppose, and a…
By Craig Cox
I like to tell my young tennis buddy, M.E., that growing old is a time-bending experience: You wake up Monday morning, head off to work, come home, have dinner, go to bed, wake up and it's Thursday. Time flies. Whether you're having fun or not.
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By Kristin Ohlson
Experience Life checks in on the progress of our Healthy Challenge participants.
By Craig Cox
Mr. Parkour (AKA my son) has been on a bit of a fitness jag this week and, because I’m the kind of guy who wants to support healthy habits, my poor, aging body has been pretty sore. Tuesday night, for…
By Craig Cox
We’re getting our annual January thaw in February this year. The weekend brought balmy temps in the 30s, and I took advantage of the nice weather to take the dog for a walk on Saturday and Sunday. The dog in question is our 13-year-old…
By Craig Cox
I had a curious urge this past weekend to pull on my sneakers and go jogging down West River Road. This is not something I typically think about doing on a gray Saturday afternoon with the temps in the 20s and the sidewalks…
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