Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Between Crossfit, P90X and the Tough Mudder races, extreme work outs (that sometimes cause participants to vomit or otherwise injure themselves) are growing in popularity. Julie Beck, senior associate health editor at The Atlantic, and Gretchen Reynolds, author of the "Phys Ed" column for the New York Times Well blog, explore the motivations behind this form of exercise and wonder if it's even healthy.
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Can data and algorithms help motivate kids to be more active? That’s the goal of a new project being pioneered in Snohomish County, Washington. Dr. Gary Goldbaum, health officer and director for the Snohomish Health District explains what the program hopes to achieve. Ben Waber, CEO of Sociometric Solutions and author of “People Analytics: How Social Sensing Technology Will Transform Business” talks about the broader implications of these kinds of practices.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
By David Furst : NJPR
This month, Livingston was presented with an award for having the "best tasting water" in the state by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Water Works Association. And earlier this summer, Facebook called Livingston one of the top-10 "fittest" cities in America.
Saturday, March 02, 2013
The long-running joke about opera is that a performance is not over until the fat lady sings. But a growing number of young opera singers are bucking that stereotype and are focusing on mental and physical fitness and endurance in order to excel at their jobs.
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Gretchen Reynolds writes the "Phys Ed" column for the New York Times and is the author of The First 20 Minutes: Surprising Science Reveals How We Can: Exercise Better, Train Smarter, Live Longer. She joins us to discuss what science is proving and disproving when it comes to exercise.
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
In another installment of "experimental living," A.J. Jacobs, the author of The Year of Living Biblically, follows ALL the advice for healthy living for his new book, Drop Dead Healthy: One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection.
Friday, March 16, 2012
John Hockenberry joins us from London, where people are talking about fitness for police officers. After a survey found that 53 percent of officers were overweight and one in 100 was morbidly obese, new proposal in England and Wales would require officers to undergo an annual fitness test. Penalties could include paycuts for those who repeatedly fail -- all as a way to reportedly "rid the service of fat officers".
Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Besides "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," Mrs. Obama has also appeared on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and "Rachael Ray" to celebrate the second anniversary of her campaign against childhood obesity. Watch the race to see how Mrs. Obama won.
Monday, September 05, 2011
Billie Jean King, tennis legend and member of The President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition, discusses the president's and first lady's agenda on national fitness as well as her tennis career.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Billie Jean King, tennis legend and member of The President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition discusses the president's and first lady's agenda on national fitness as well as her tennis career.
Monday, June 21, 2010
How do we plan for a longer, healthier life? According to an Annals of Internal Medicine study, there are four simple priorities people need to have in order to get healthy: quit smoking; eat five servings of fruits or vegetables each day; get to a "healthy" weight; and exercise vigorously for 100 minutes each week.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Whereas most people think running is good exercise that aggravates knees and causes long-term damage, a new report reveals that it just might be good for your joints. Last spring, a European study revealed that people who run were actually protected from knee injuries. New York Times Magazine columnist Gretchen Reynolds explains.