Rached Maalouf

In late September, 2012, Rached Maalouf left the parking lot of a yoga festival in Joshua Tree, California. He doesn’t remember what happened next. He was on his motorcycle; a car made an unexpected lane change. Rached was found fifty feet from his

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The Time to Start Exercising is Now

What is the association between cardiorespiratory fitness and long-term mortality? That is the question a recently published study set out to answer, and boy did they answer it. “Being unfit on a treadmill or in an exercise stress test has a

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Gym Alternatives for that Worst Time of Year

That time of year is here again: the time when everybody all at once decides to migrate their sweaty, coughy, runny-nosey bodies to the gym. The convergence of flu season and New Year’s Resolutions is always a good time. This year’s flu seems

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Steps for a New You in the New Year

Is it really New Year’s Resolution season already? Is it really time—again already?—to finally get our acts together and get things right for once? That sure came around fast. It might seem like only yesterday that we were abandoning last y

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Sitting Is Forgetting, New Report Claims

We’ve been worried for a long time that all this sitting is making us fatter. But now researchers have added a new twist to our fears: too much chair time is actually making our brains thinner. In a new study, researchers have found that the bra

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To Sit Or Not To Sit, That Is The Question

This is where things get frustrating. Two recent studies, taken together, are enough to leave us paralyzed with confusion: In the first we learn that prolonged standing on the job is more likely to lead to heart attack than prolonged sitting; and

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Exercise Keeps You Young

We’ve been over this before: one of the best things you can do for your health is to exercise regularly. No matter your age, exercise keeps you more vibrant and less prone to illness. Exercise makes you happier, stronger, more energetic, mentally s

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What’s the Buzz on CBD Oil and Massage?

There’s plenty of talk lately about the benefits of CBD (formally known as cannabidiol) as a wonder drug with a myriad of applications. After gaining prominence for its effectiveness at combatting epileptic seizures among children, CBD has been pro

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Five Healthy Habits Can Add Years to Your Life

First the good news: Scientists have identified five healthy habits that, taken together, could add a dozen or more years to your life. And now the bad news: These are the same old habits we’ve all heard about a thousand times, so there are no fanc

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