The above photo is from a polar bear plunge close to Charleston, SC. These events are usually referred to as a polar bear plunge, but I have also heard it referred to as a splash and dash. But the photo is misleading in that this blog post has nothing to do with crazy people running … Continue reading Forget Dine and Dash, Now There’s Splash and Dash
The following post was originally published on January 7, 2017. More than five years later, it has no likes, and only four comments, two of which are mine. Despite those anemic numbers, it has always been one of my favorite posts. I told myself that if I ever started reblogging some of my previous posts, … Continue reading Throwback Tuesday (Or, Me Being Lazy)
I somehow came across this disturbing TikTok video: https://www.tiktok.com/@danlambert_/video/7047202123573939462 This initiative is currently taking place in a handful of McDonald's in China. Recent studies have shown that obesity is on the rise in China, with 5-6 percent of the general population being classified as obese. In some cities where fast food is popular, that rate is … Continue reading Multitasking Gone Wild
I was once again listening to sports talk radio the other day, and the hosts were discussing what could be done to save the Olympics. Viewership is way down, and it doesn't seem to carry the same excitement that it did 20 years ago. I think there are a few things that could be done, … Continue reading This Sport Should Be in the Olympics
Jane Brody, who has written the Personal Health column in the New York Times since 1976, is retiring. I've always thought it seemed like one of the ultimate jobs in journalism. Jane, who is in her 80s, has been involved with reporting on health for over 58 years. For her last column this week, she … Continue reading The Evolution of Health Advice Over the Years
If a test could indicate the likelihood of dying within the next 10 years, would you take such a test? An international team of researchers has discovered a link between the biological age of a person’s retinas and their risk of death. The results indicate that a simple eye test may provide doctors with a clue … Continue reading Would You Take This Test?
Joie de vivre is a French phrase often used in English to express a cheerful enjoyment of life, an exultation of spirit. It "can be a joy of conversation, joy of eating, joy of anything one might do… And joie de vivre may be seen as a joy of everything, a comprehensive joy, a philosophy of life, a Weltanschauung. Robert's Dictionnaire says "joie" … Continue reading Where’s My Joie de vivre?
We've all got our fears. Public speaking. Walking down a dark street. Swimming in deep water. Me? Reptiles. Snakes, alligators, crocodiles. I don't want to be within 100 miles of them. Retiring to Florida could be a problem. But there is one fear I was not aware of. According to the Wall Street Journal, "one … Continue reading Do You Suffer from Nose Blindness?
In another episode of "I can't believe people do this kind of research", researchers in Australia concluded that, in the real world, Marvel superheroes are more prone to dementia, life-changing physical injuries, and disability because of their exposure to loud noises, air pollution, and head injuries. Among the findings: The Incredible Hulk’s heart problems, excess … Continue reading Marvel Superheroes Get Old Just Like the Rest of Us
It only took 371 days. On November 10, 2020, I broke both of my wrists while exercising. Of course, I had to write about it - I'll do anything to keep my streak going. 🙂 While the thought of doing a push-up was the furthest thing from my mind, I also told myself I would … Continue reading A One Push-Up Wonder