Take 4,000 Steps and Call Me in the Morning

The old adage of "take two aspirin and call me in the morning" may soon be replaced with a "nature prescription." With the COVID-19 pandemic highlighting the health benefits of spending more time outdoors, a growing faction of the U.S. medical community is prescribing time outside the same way they would traditional medication. The idea of writing … Continue reading Take 4,000 Steps and Call Me in the Morning

If I Eat 44 Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches Every Day, I Might Live Forever…

Of course, that's assuming I am correctly interpreting the results of a study recently conducted at the University of Michigan, and that the study was conducted properly. The study, published in the journal Nature Food, is based around healthy life expectancy - the length of time a person has a good quality of life and … Continue reading If I Eat 44 Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches Every Day, I Might Live Forever…

To Track or Not to Track?

Across the U.S., colleges are getting ready to start a new academic year. For recent high school graduates, and their parents, it is a momentous occasion. For many of these students, it will be their first time away from parental supervision, and for some of the parents, it will be the first time they won't … Continue reading To Track or Not to Track?

Talk about Having a High Opinion of Yourself…

With the Olympics drawing to a close, I found the results of a recent survey quite fascinating. The survey of 1,000 U.S. residents revealed that 40 percent think they’re fit enough to compete in at least one summer or winter sport at the Olympics. That includes three times as many men as women (60% vs. … Continue reading Talk about Having a High Opinion of Yourself…

Blogging on NES

I'll never forget the chant. It was at one of the four state swimming championship events I attended while in college, but I can't remember which year. But I do remember the chant from the swimmers of Edinboro State College, loud and clear: "Oh Dee" (clap-clap) "ON NED" (clap-clap) "Oh Dee" (clap-clap) "ON NED" (clap-clap) … Continue reading Blogging on NES

The Answer Is a Resounding Yes!

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog post with the title: If You Win Gold at the Olympics, but There Are No Fans There, Did It Really Happen?. Well, after two nights of watching the Olympics, I can confirm the answer I gave two weeks ago with a resounding yes! There is just something … Continue reading The Answer Is a Resounding Yes!

Money May Not Buy You Happiness, But It Does Buy You a Few Extra Years

Researchers at Northwestern University say that every time another $50,000 is accumulated by middle age, an individual’s risk of death drops by five percent. In addition, for those who had stashed $139,000 more than a sibling, their chances of outliving them increased by 13 percent. The study is based on 5,400 Americans tracked for almost … Continue reading Money May Not Buy You Happiness, But It Does Buy You a Few Extra Years

At Least My Right Elbow Was Fine

I don't know what's more fun; getting old, or whining about getting old. Within the first 30 seconds of my walk today, my right ankle, my right knee, and my left hip were all feeling a little bit less than ideal. I hoped they would start to feel better as I eased into my walk, … Continue reading At Least My Right Elbow Was Fine

Everyone Has the Right to Sweat Profusely

Many of us love the feeling of a good workout. Sweat is often a by-product of such a workout, followed by a shower, slapping on some deodorant, getting dressed, and then continuing on with our day. Most of us likely take all the above for granted, but for some, such activities can be a real … Continue reading Everyone Has the Right to Sweat Profusely

If You Win Gold at the Olympics, but There Are No Fans There, Did It Really Happen?

Japan has announced that the Tokyo Olympics will go ahead under a state of emergency and without any spectators at events in the capital in an attempt to prevent another nationwide outbreak of COVID-19. Athletes, staff, media, and other participants will be kept in a "bubble." Other areas outside the capital that are hosting events … Continue reading If You Win Gold at the Olympics, but There Are No Fans There, Did It Really Happen?