Stories in Longevity that you’ll love, handpicked by our team.
The Road to German Volume Training
German Volume Training teaches the body a valuable lesson of patience and grit. Pick two exercises of opposing muscle groups, like chest with back or quads with hamstrings, and do ten sets of ten reps of each with a minute and a half rest period in between. Your muscles experience a particular type of burn from the high number of contractions, to which the body responds with an aggressive recovery afterward.
How Disease Shapes Human History
I'm going to talk about a subject that has become revitalized in the past few years and that is the impact that disease has on us as humans. Most people do things to prevent the spread of diseases in their day-to-day life as second nature because of the effect it's had on us in the past. Such as washing their hands or sneezing into their elbow. However, for the majority of people in first-world countries, it doesn't weigh on our mind 24/7 as it does in say, less developed countries. In modern life, with all of our current medicine, we don't seem to feel that a tiny micro-organism can be our undoing as it could have in ancient times but perhaps we'd better think again.
What NOT to Say to Someone with Autism
I'm 37 years old and in February last year I was diagnosed with High Functioning Autism. After all that time, finally finding out who I am, was quite a revelation.
How Botox Can Treat Your Chronic Migraines
Botox is a treatment, approved by the FDA, that can not only treat chronic migraines but also help smooth wrinkles. According to recent studies, these injections have been very effective in treating adults that suffer from chronic migraines, which symptoms include throbbing or pulsating head pain.
Sometimes It's Good to Take a Break...
Modern life is so very often dominated by routine and ritual, the little things in life that make the cogs keep turning and make everything seem normal. Without a ritual, routine or pattern in our life, a little comfort nest of the expected, we worry. We panic, we doubt ourselves, and that doubt manifests itself upon those you meet. Your relationships, your family, your friends and the strangers you share a bubble with on the tube or sidewalk all feel it, a difference, a negative difference. A disorder, a frantic unknown that drives you crazy yet you don’t know why. It’s a blank canvas without a starting line or a starting thought.
The Hard Cold Truth About Depression
Depression comes in different levels for different people. Medical experts tell us that we're depressed if we do the following: 1) sleep too much 2) lose excessive weight 3) look and feel lifeless 4) no interest in life.
So You've Met Someone in a Wheelchair
Hi. I suppose, being a paraplegic and in a wheelchair and all, that it’s about time that I invested some blog space and thought space into what that whole thing is like. I mean, it’s only been two years since I was shot, but oh boy have there been some learning curves and fun stories in that time. From grabbing onto the back of a motorcycle and subsequently spilling myself into the street, or having a friend jump into my lap and dump me over onto a packed dance floor (it’s like, I can’t double wheelchair myself, can I? Might as well have some fun with it!), or putting a hot plate on my lap for a few seconds and not feeling it and burning my thighs raw, there have been stories. Most of them do involve me falling.
A Beginner's Guide to Understanding GMOs
Decades ago, scientists began to realize that there were major problems with a lot of the crops that were being grown. They were being eaten by bugs, often produced way too little to be profitable, and often wouldn't mature quickly enough to meet demand. To solve these problems, they decided to genetically modify them.
Health Hacks for a Healthier You
There are so many ways to improve our health that it can be overwhelming to know where to start. Exercise, diet, lifestyle, and emotional health are all important. Getting healthier in every way is a great goal, but changing your habits and your lifestyle is something that takes time, and something you need to do in stages to be sure you're successful. Luckily, there are many small habits and changes you can add to your day that can boost your health without overwhelming you. Use some of these health hacks for a healthier and happier you.
Most Useful Life Hacks
Life can get the best of us sometimes. Luckily for all of us who seem to be fumbling through life, there are plenty of useful life hacks to make your life easier. Have you ever been doing something and thought, there just has to be a better way to do this? Well guess what, you're probably right! With just a few tips and tricks, you can go from zero to hero. Try these useful life hacks and thank us later.