Science Wednesday: The exercise/creativity continuum.

I’m going to start today’s Science Wednesday post with a big ol’ pat on the back. I just knew that when I did an Internet search for “effect of exercise on entrepreneurs,” I was going to find something juicy and thought-provoking in my search results. I just knew it. This has to be something people think…

Science Wednesday: The solution to constant stress? Take a guess.

No joke: Chronic stress is a killer. And, no joke: exercise and eating well are hugely helpful in combating the effects of chronic stress. I’m thinking about stress right now because I’m developing training tools and keynote talks on this subject for 2015, and I’m aware just by reading the news every day as I…

Science Wednesday: Why to work out when you’re sad.

Full disclosure on this cloudy Wednesday morning in Seattle: I am sad. Yesterday I learned (kind of randomly through a Facebook feed) that someone I knew during my hyper-intense sportswriting days passed away this week. He was close to my age (43) and had had some medical issues over the past year that were pretty…

Science Wednesday: When your brain just will not take a seat and calm down.

You know what? Sometimes the world just looks kind of insane. It can especially look insane the day after a holiday weekend, when we have to trudge back to our regular lives. Or it can look insane on a day when there’s sad, sad news going around the place (Robin Williams…random shootings…journalists being killed for doing…

Fitness Meme of the Week: Where strength really comes from.

How do we get strong? We challenge ourselves to do things we didn’t think we could do. Strength really is a metaphor, isn’t it? There’s actual physical strength, of course, which we build by trying to lift a slightly bigger weight, slightly more than we did before…and watching our bodies adapt. There’s the kind of…