Overcoming Barriers to Physical Activity

Overcoming Barriers to Physical Activity

“Inactivity is the greatest public health threat of this century and it is almost completely preventable.” Dr. Frank Booth Here’s a sobering statistic. According to a study from the CDC, 97 percent of Americans fail to meet ‘healthy lifestyle’ criteria that can help...
Meet the Trash Titans!

Meet the Trash Titans!

Garbage. Waste. Detritus. Litter. Refuse. Junk. Debris. Dregs. No matter how you put it: we live in a world that is filled with trash. Driving down 2nd St. in Davis, walking across the UCD campus, traversing the bike path connecting downtown to South Davis – trash is...
Revisiting What It Means To Be Resilient

Revisiting What It Means To Be Resilient

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius In a recent article, I wrote about the health benefits of Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone. It may have seemed insensitive of me to espouse toughening up and taking on...
Strategies To Build Your Resilience

Strategies To Build Your Resilience

Practicing healthy habits such as getting enough sleep, eating well, and pursuing an active, outdoor lifestyle, can boost resilience. Also, actively living according to one’s values or finding purpose in one’s life have been linked to higher resilience. Most...
Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone

Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone

Why The Lure of Comfort Can Be Detrimental To Your Health And Longevity “It’s only when you step outside your comfort zone that you grow. Being uncomfortable is the path to personal development. It is the opposite of complacency.” Nic Lamb – World champion...
How To Age Well Into Retirement

How To Age Well Into Retirement

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing” George Bernard Shaw If you’re on the cusp of traditional retirement age like myself, many of us will have a third of our lives ahead of us, something unimaginable 100 years ago. But while...