To stretch or not

Whether and how long to stretch before rigorous exercise is a persistent question in many sports. A new study of nearly 3,000 runners, presented this week at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, suggests that it essentially doesn’t matter. Researchers found that runners who stretched and did not stretch had similar associated risks of injury during subsequent exercise. Perhaps surprisingly, the study found that changing one’s approach was more closely associated with injury. Learn more about the new findings at To Stretch or Not.

Square meal

Sliced sirloin, red onion, orange pepper, and cut pea pods with mixed greens, diced tomato, and julienne cucumber…garnished with a few blueberries, slivered almonds, pistachios, parsley, paprika, coriander, marjoram, and black pepper…

Surprise yourself

At just how easy it is to eat healthy the HumanaNatura way…yummy seafood omelet with mixed greens, blueberries, and a melange of fruit and nuts…made in ten minutes and garnished with parsley, paprika, coriander, marjoram, and black pepper…

Stagnation or innovation?

A nice summary of Tyler Cowen’s controversial new e-book, The Great Stagnation, is available at NYT The Experience Economy. Cowen proposes that the world has already fundamentally changed in developed nations…even that a post-industrial, post-materialist age began in the mid-1970s. Many see signs of stagnation in the developed world today, but does this view miss an entirely new future – one that is already robust and here, just not widely distributed yet?