Exercising in the New Year

Already the shine may be coming off your New Year’s resolution, as your sparkling good intentions meet the realities of your weekly grind. The first week of January is an excellent time to remind you about a core strategy of keeping on track with your exercise goals.

Wearing Red, White, and Blue this July

By 8:30 this morning, temperatures were already making respectable headway toward the 90 degrees slated for the day. And instead of simply stepping outside for a walk or a run, I got into my car for a commute to Boston to run with others. The reason: for the first time in two decades, I had joined a team.

Mental Health Gets Boost in London’s Olympic Legacy Planning

On July 27th, the 2012 Summer Olympics will open in London, England. On March 16th, just over 4 months before and 5 miles from the Olympic opening event and stadium, over 200 mental health clinicians will be running or walking a prepared 5K course in Reagent’s Park in central London. What is the link between these two events?

Finding the Fun in Physical Activity

For all these reasons, to return to regular exercise I needed more than willpower - I needed play!

Finding the Fountain of Youth

The mythical Fountain of Youth: Drinking from it is supposed to stop aging and restore youthfulness. Legend has it that Ponce de León went searching for it in the early 1500s, and discovered Florida in the process. In modern times, the vision of the cure-all fountain has been replaced by the wish for medications that can stop or reverse aspects of the aging process.

Avoid Sitting to Death

Exercise has important effects on attention and memory, has been used as an effective treatment for depression, and, of course, has tremendous beneficial effects on physical health.