“The Zen of Weight Lifting” – The New York Times

Chop wood, carry water and other lessons that apply far beyond the gym. By Brad Stulberg Nov. 22, 2019 One of my favorite movements at the gym is called a farmer’s carry. You hold a heavy weight — for me, around 95 pounds — in each hand and attempt to walk with a solid, upright […]

“Will Science Ever Give Us a Better Night’s Sleep?” – The New York Times

By Kim Tingley Nov. 19, 2019 We, humans, spend a third of our lives asleep, oblivious to our surroundings and temporarily paralyzed. It’s a vulnerability that would seem to diminish our odds of survival, so evolutionarily speaking it must also somehow confer tremendous benefits. Yet our best guesses about what those benefits tend to come […]

“Infants and Toddlers Eat Too Much Sugar, Researchers Say” – The New York Times

Using C.D.C. data, researchers found that 98 percent of toddlers and 60 percent of infants consumed added sugar in sweetened drinks, baked goods, and snacks. A recent study using government data found that nearly all American toddlers, and a majority of babies, eat too much sugar. A recent study using government data found that nearly […]

“Get a Dog, Live Longer?” – The New York Times

Oct. 10, 2019, 5:00 a.m. ET People who own dogs live longer, a new review of studies suggests. And the benefits may be particularly pronounced in those who have already had a heart attack or other serious heart problems. Dog ownership has been associated with a decrease in the risk of cardiovascular disease, but until […]

“Coffee May Lower Risk of Gallstones” – The New York Times

Every additional cup a day of coffee, up to six cups, resulted in a 3 percent lower risk for gallstones. By Nicholas Bakalar in The New York Times Sept. 24, 2019, 10:19 a.m. ET Drinking coffee has been tied to a range of health benefits. Here’s another to add to the list: It may reduce […]