So This Is the Reason You Hate Exercise


Lift harder. Run faster. Jump higher. Why do we associate exercise with pushing our bodies to the extreme? It’s because the fitness industry drives narratives of smashing “personal bests” and “coming back stronger than ever,” as if we’re all-star athletes training for the Olympics. Go hard or go home. Go hard or go harder. But all most of us […]

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Warding Pain Off Through Refocus


The legendary musician Bob Dylan once said, “behind every beautiful thing, there’s been some kind of pain.” Pain is subjective, and every person faces varying thresholds. One fine example is the disparity between genders. Although it is commonly said that women are able to tolerate pain better than men due to childbirth, there have been […]

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Dodging Dementia: More Of Us Get At Least A Dozen Good, Happy Years After 65


Judith Graham May 24, 2018 You’ve turned 65 and exited middle age. What are the chances you’ll develop cognitive impairment or dementia in the years ahead? New research about “cognitive life expectancy” — how long older adults live with good versus declining brain health — shows that after age 65 men and women spend more […]

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