Category: Health and Fitness

Nike’s Campaign Reminds Us That Having Fun is Part of Personal Transformation

Earlier this week my Instagram feed was filled with videos of elite athletes trying – and flopping catastrophically – at sports endeavors outside their usual field. The posts were accompanied by the hashtag #PlayNew. There was even a Nike commercial played during the televised USATF Golden Games at Mt. Sac on NBC that celebrated the humbling, messy, silly, crazy, all-in approach to trying something completely new.

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Three Delicious Ways to Enjoy Plant-Powered Cuisine

Plant-powered cuisine is really having a moment. Last year at CES, I was delightedly lined up for my second (or maybe third) Impossible Foods pork sandwich, amazed at the scintillating juiciness and real-life texture and flavor. I couldn’t wait to see them in the main grocery and food chains! Now every commercial and digital ad is a popular fast-food joint launching a new plant-based alternative to a classic. 

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Running Shoes and subscription business models

A good pair of running shoes is like a dream, accompanying you along each mile, and in many ways, making those miles easier and more comfortable. But even the most perfect running shoes have a shelf life. For avid runners, that shelf life is even shorter than the mainstream fitness enthusiast. Running experts say shoes should be replaced every 300 to 500 miles, depending on height, weight, gait, and level of cardio intensity.

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Plant-based eating. The new retirement plan?

For the past 70 odd years, retirement plans have consisted of a mix of 401(k) and IRAs, and perhaps some financial investments. However, as people are living longer and retiring later, there are more active earth-side years to be accounted for. Quality of life has become its own wealth component — the ability to move […]

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Mental Health Benefits of Getting Outside

It is easy to forget that we are living, breathing organisms – albeit, highly evolved ones – with intrinsic ties to the Earth and organic matter. The 21st-century brain is overstimulated by constant topics and multitasking requirements, keeping it in a constant state of processing, perception, and fight-or-flight reactivity. Technology, growing population density, and the […]

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Cities Made For People

What if cities were made for people? What if cities helped us to live longer? What if we saw a drop in respiratory disease because we stopped driving as much and we lived longer? Imagine cities without millions of cars on the roadways.  Build Cities for Bikes, Buses, and Feet—Not Cars, posted on Wired, really […]

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