Exercise: where to start?

We all know the value of exercise. Some of us attend the gym more faithfully than church. But we are all biologically programmed to avoid it like the plague: sweaty, uncomfortable, time consuming — drudgery. Our ancestors had to do it to survive, then they rested. We don’t run to survive, so we really get…

What is it to be fit?

Healthy is not being sick — as my kids would say, “duh”.  That’s a great starting point but it’s far from the best answer. If we are not too over- or under-weight, we think that we’re fit.  Unfortunately, most doctors traditionally make the same moistake. The dirty little secret is that we also have risk…

Why Everybody has an Easy Shortcut

Friends in business here in Viet Nam say that if doing business here were any easier, they would have more competition. Everyone prefers an easier way and the internet and magazines are filled with easy diets, easy exercise, easy meditation and so on. That is the problem with fitness: there is nothing easier than sitting…

Wellness for Dummies

Everybody already knows about “wellness” – it’s when you’re not sick, drunk, depressed, stressed, or arrested. Or maybe it’s simply not being sick. Or could it be a science, not just a New Age-y cover-all. So if it’s medical science, is it a bunch of shots and tests plus rectal exams? Naw. It’s actually ACTIVE…

From Survive to Thrive

Dr. *Sigh*-Gon From Survive to Thrive LG Electronics got their motto right – “Life is Good”. Everything we ever wanted for a few hundred generations is lavished on us: easy, fast, safe transportation without lifting a leg, light as day all night, warm in winter – cool in summer, most jobs safe and not back-breaking…