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Would you like to listen to this post rather than read it? I’ve recorded an audio version that you can play in the player above or download here.   Many, many years ago, while in elementary school, we had P.E. class once a day. There were a variety of activities including dodge ball, kick ball, relay

Placebos Getting More Effective

Friday, 16 October 2015 by

From this article: Placebo Effect Puzzle Has Scientists Scratching Their Heads Researchers are finding that the effect of placebos in drug testing trials in increasing. This means that placebos are getting more effective. Oddly enough, it turns out that this is happening more in the U.S.A. than in other countries. Researchers are not sure why but

No surprise here

Monday, 12 October 2015 by

From this article, Digital Fitness is a Digital Misfit it seems that the new and wonderful fitness and health trackers are not the panacea some had hoped for. That’s not a surprise, at least not to me. What’s missing? Awareness, Education and Action Of course in order to keep selling these devices, the producers are

Somatic Vitality Brief #1

Saturday, 10 October 2015 by

Somatic Vitality Brief Musings on somatic practices and building bridges between related and unrelated fields of inquiry. Welcome to the Somatic Vitality Brief. In these briefings, I will share what’s inspiring and moving me, some of my pondering or quandaries, and items of interest in all things related to somatic practice. It is my hope

“Technology addiction may be the next big public health issue.” Here’s a short article warning that addiction to devices like smartphones and tablets can be dangerous (really?). Some are advocating warning labels and even built in reminders that warn the user that it’s time for a break. From the article, “Unlike warning on cigarette packages or

You might miss this, if…

Thursday, 08 October 2015 by

As a follow-up to yesterday’s post on a magical exercise pill. I asked what you might be missing if such thing really existed. Here’s one, being out in nature. The article: Now Nature Changes the Brain. We need to think of exercise as more than just lowering cholesterol and fat loss. It’s about quality of

But Why?

Wednesday, 07 October 2015 by

Here’s a promising new medication that can supposedly give the benefits of exercising. But think of all you might miss… fresh air sensing your body endorphins feeling like you’ve accomplished something the cognitive benefits and, and, and. Of course for those who can’t exercise, this may be a benefit but for those of normal health?

Sit less, live longer

Thursday, 01 October 2015 by

Sit less, exercise less, stand more=live longer. As a follow up on yesterday’s post about the negative effects of sitting on kids, here’s an older article from the NY Times, “Sit Less Live Longer, on Sitting, Exercising and Standing.” From the results of the study, standing and low to moderate activity had the greatest positive