Health

"How to Do the Shortest Workout Possible"

It's an exhausting minute, but, hey, it seems worth a try.

Is one minute the shortest possible H.I.I.T. workout or will I be writing about a 30-second workout soon?

I think one minute may be the limit. We are still looking for the exact sweet spot in terms of how little intense effort people can do and still get significant health and fitness benefits. So far, it looks as if three repetitions of 20-second intervals is the lowest effective load. But we are still experimenting. Stay tuned.


"Salad: The Silent Killer?"

You just knew this was coming:

That’s it, folks. There’s nothing left to eat. With news this week that salad may be hazardous to your health, it’s clear we all need to stop eating altogether.

Let’s face it, food is a killer. . . .

Despite all the schizophrenic diet advice consumers hear on a daily basis, one thing has remained consistent: vegetables are good for you. But no more. Now, salad’s a killer. According to a new “study” (produced by researcher who must have looked around and said, “There’s nothing left to demonize! How will I make a name for myself?”), salad is making you feel anxious, depressed, and unable to fall asleep, among other disturbing outcomes.


"The Everything Guide to Bottled Water"

If you drink bottled water like I do you might find this interesting.

I can quibble with this: "The logic’s controversial: Pure water measures a 7, after all, and the body might well maintain a proper pH balance regardless of what you consume." The pH of the blood is very tightly regulated, but--at least if my kidney stone doctor is correct--what you consume can and usually will affect the pH of your urine, which can be important in dealing with stones.