Fitness Health

Runners Live Three Years Longer

In the wake of the beautifully run Boston Marathon, let’s think about how many years the habit of running can add to our lives. Three. And chances are, they’ll be three good years, lived in at least relative health. Writing in the New York Times, Gretchen Reynolds suggests that “running […]


Dancing Is Good For Your Brain

Dancing, it turns out, is good for more than your social life; it’s good for your brain. New York Times health columnist Gretchen Reynolds reports on a new study suggesting that social dancing, the kind that -like country dancing- requires many dancers to coordinate their steps and movement around a […]

Health Pain

Lack Of Sleep May Up Prostate Cancer Death Risk

Does less sleep equal greater risk of dying from prostate cancer? Let’s look at the numbers revealed in a recent study by epidemiologists at the American Cancer Society. A news release from the American Association for Cancer Research reports that epidemiologists analyzed data from two large, long-term cohort studies, one […]

Fitness Health

Resistance Training Builds Strong Bones

Like just about everything else, our bones get weaker as we get older. What to do? Researchers at the University of Missouri suggest weight bearing exercises and jump training. Here’s why. As Science Daily reports, the researchers split a group of men 25- to 60-years-old who had low-bone mass into two […]

Eating Well Health

Drinking And Weight Gain: Myth Or Reality?

Forget everything your spouse has told you about drinking and gaining weight. The truth, according to researchers at the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute in Ottawa, Ontario, is that there is no association between light to moderate alcohol intake […]