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Ask a Health Coach: Why Starting is So Hard

This week, Board-Certified health and wellness coach Chloé Maleski is here to answer a few of your questions regarding New Year’s Resolutions, specifically why starting them is such a challenge. If you’re struggling to get going, you’ll definitely want to check out Chloé’s recommendations in today’s post. We love getting your questions, so drop them...

10 Productivity Hacks That Really Work

I’m not a productivity hack guy. I’m not a “hack guy,” at all, for that matter. My mind doesn’t really operate on the hack wavelength. When I want to do something, I do it. There’s no benefit to trying to “trick” myself into being more productive. Now, maybe that would have been different if I were doing something I hated. If I were forced to work...

New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 161

Research of the Week Omicron outcompetes Delta in hosts with previous COVID immune history.. Locating a forest outside a prison improves mental health and behavior inside the prison, even if the prisoners can’t see the forest. Lower blood insulin levels, lower chance of getting COVID. What you believe about aging might affect how you age. A gene...

The Lost Art of Play: Reclaiming a Primal Tradition

Experts have long studied the benefits of play for children, and the evolutionary logic is undeniable. Play introduces and hones practical skills like hunting, cooking, building, child care, and health care. Playing doctor? Cops and robbers? And so on. Play teaches children social boundaries. If you’re nice enough but not too much, you can get your...

New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 160

Research of the Week Restricting carbs augments weight loss-induced improvements in glucose control and liver fat in type 2 diabetics. Researchers use CRISPR to make mice more metabolically inefficient and burn more fat. Doing pushups and squats throughout the day can make your brain work better. Butter oil and weight gain. Vitamin D in honey....

Dear Mark: Should Teens Take Creatine?

One of the most common supplement questions I receive is about creatine. Namely, is it good for you? Is it safe? And, today, should teens be using it? You should run any new supplement or practice by your doctor, but my quick and short answer is “yes.” In general, teens can safely take it with some medical exceptions. Teens can greatly benefit from...

Friends, Health, and Longevity: Live Longer with a Little Help from Your Friends?

Humans are inherently social creatures. We know this. Looking at our species through an evolutionary lens, we tend to talk about our need for social connection as it relates to survival. Our ancestors needed to work in teams to hunt, collect water and firewood, build shelters, rear young, keep watch for predators, and all the other business of staying...

Primal, Paleo, and Gluten-free Swedish Meatballs

Swedish meatballs can be a main course, but their small size is ideal for an appetizer, ready to be poked with a toothpick or picked up by hungry fingers. But if you’re not planning a festive smorgasbord in the near future, then just stash these meaty morsels in the fridge for middle of the week snacking. The allspice and nutmeg seasoning in these...

New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 159

Research of the Week Machiavellian and sadistic people are less likely to be members of frats or sororities; narcissistic people are more likely. Teaching your kids that the world is a bad place is bad for your kids. Rabbits show great promise as small-scale meat animals. More nature contact, less loneliness. Women suffered fewer high heels-related...

How to FINALLY Take the First Steps Toward That Big Scary Goal This Year

The smaller, simpler goals are what everyone goes for every New Year’s. You know the ones I’m talking about. Run three times a week. Join the gym and use it. Meditate for fifteen minutes every morning. Call your parents every week. Apply to new jobs every month. These are worthy goals. Important goals. They form the backbone of a healthy, sustainable...

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