Prescribing a walk in nature

Get yourself a prescription to nature. It’ll improve your mental and physical health. That’s according to doctors in Scotland who are recommending that people in the Shetland Islands get outside. The program outlines a recommended outside activity per month. For instance, in January you can create a windsock to grasp the full power of the […]

Sitting decreases blood flow to the brain 🧠

We hear it all the time. Get up and go for a walk. It’s how Walt Whitman jogged the brain so he could keep generating writing ideas. Even Steve Jobs held walking meetings. But now the science proves that taking a quick stroll reactivates the flow of blood to your brain. Scientists at Liverpool’s John […]

‘Short sleep predicts a shorter life’

I never sleep/because sleep is the cousin of death. Nas, ‘New York State of Mind’ Everyone knows sleep is critical few people prioritize it. Some folks think it’s a badge of honor to get five hours a night. But your brain literally eats itself when you don’t sleep.  Sleep is a ‘non-negotiable biological necessity.’ And why […]

Manpo-Kei translates to 10,000 steps

While it’s true “the design of the human being is to be a mobile entity,” marketers sell fear.  Did you know that taking ‘10,000 steps’ was just a sales gimmick created in Japan? A watchmaker named Yamasa Tokei originally trotted out the 10,000 steps thing in 1965. He made and sold a pedometer he called […]

“The chair-based lifestyle”

Humans are not made to be sedentary. We are born to walk, run, and hunt. Our bones serve to help our survival. But we sit all day long. It starts in Elementary school and lasts the rest of our lives, through work and into retirement. Excessive sitting is a lethal activity. James Levine Sitting kills you. […]