Mind Body and Telomeres

I’m fascinated with telomeres as of late. They form protective caps on chromosomes. “Scientists compared them to the little plastic coverings on shoelace ends that help prevent the strings from fraying.” (I love visuals) “Under normal circumstances, our telomeres get shorter as we get older, diminishing each time a cell divides. Shorter telomeres may contribute … Continue reading Mind Body and Telomeres

Building Cities for People, Not Cars

Walkability, livability and reducing vehicle miles travelled are a few shifts that improve health and wellness of residents, communities and cities. Research has shown that the way neighborhoods and communities are created can have positive OR negative effects on the physical and mental health of residents. Excellent read from Blue Zones "Built Environment Impact On Public … Continue reading Building Cities for People, Not Cars

Exercise To Keep Calm Under Stress

I'm never surprised to read about the benefits of exercise. It was physical pain in my body that brought me to exercise many moons ago. I believe that when exercise is used for the goal of wellness rather than just weight loss the benefits not only will be lifelong but so will the ability AND … Continue reading Exercise To Keep Calm Under Stress

Fitness Freak

Sometimes I can feel a bit of a freak. The early morning darkness. The kiss of frigid across my cheeks. The bellyache breathing. Heart pounding pulse. Heaviness in the legs as I check if someone poured concrete in my runners. Then the head gets cleared in the monotony of steps. Then I’m done and it … Continue reading Fitness Freak

How To Live Longer Better

TIME magazine published a double-issue in February of this year How To Live Longer Better! "A 2016 study found that elderly people who exercised for just 15 minutes a day, at an intensity level of a brisk walk, had a 22% lower risk of early death compared to people who did not exercise." "Researchers from … Continue reading How To Live Longer Better

Research Says Walking This Much Per Week Extends Your Life

I've said it before......our bodies are designed to move. Studies now show that even walking as little as 2 hours a week could begin to reduce the risk of disease and help you live a longer healthier life.......Blue Zone life. The world’s longest-lived people don’t pump iron, run marathons, or join gyms. Instead, they live … Continue reading Research Says Walking This Much Per Week Extends Your Life