The scientist Stephen Hawking has been in a wheelchair for several decades. He has a condition that prevents his body to function like most of us, and as time goes it becomes harder for him to move. In spite of this handicap, Hawking was able to produce large amounts of work, to focus and to travel through space and through time, as he observed the universe, its past and its … [Read more...] about Discovering the athlete inside of you
Fitness & Health
In these articles about fitness and health, we explore research and share our own experience, watching those close to us and our experiments.
A recent study in Cell Metabolism highlights how two types of sport, high intensity endurance, and strength (resistance) training, improve cell functions and enable DNA code to retain its integrity over time. This supports the idea of doing cardio exercises, and complement them with resistance: push-ups, planks, lifting weights, etc. Doing one or the other is good. Doing both … [Read more...] about Study highlights beneficial impact of two types of sport
In modernity we often lose the sense of hunger and thirst. Of course the idea is not to starve or stop drinking water. Rather, keeping our primal senses means experiencing them for a short period through being in nature. There are two types of hungers. One is it’s lunch time and you’re still in a meeting. The meeting runs long, or the food is late, or you’re driving through … [Read more...] about Keeping our primal senses through physical exercise
TV sucks, except when it's good. If you like sports and thoughtfulness, Mike Douglas's Fountain of Youth video on Salomon TV is for you. As I watched it, I thought the topics discussed in Robustness aligned. There are a few things to do while we are alive, and especially while we have the energy. Exploring, taking risks, being playful. And that's what some of us do. But there … [Read more...] about Learning from Mike Douglas’s Fountain of Youth
Running in the dark is something special. I am trying something new tonight, running while dictating this post in the WordPress mobile app using Google's voice recognition. I am out in the cold. Just a moment ago a cyclist passed me going into the opposite direction. He had no light and I had no light either. We barely saw each other. I can use the lamp on my phone. Now that … [Read more...] about Running at night